Sunday, November 25, 2018

30 cards before Christmas giveaway is back !

Hello everyone !

I hop you had a great Thanksgiving and you now are ready for Christmas ! That's right ! We are only 30 days away from Christmas, and that means I will start to show all the 30 cards I made this year...

If you are new to this blog, know that it's been several years now that I run a little giveaway during this month, where I show a card each day and you show me some love by commenting on them. And on Christmas day I will pick a winner for my giveaway ! Basically, the more comments you made, the more chance you have to win...

Every year is slightly different, so for 2018 I decided to use only ONE paper pad to create these 30 cards (no blank card!) ! The only tools I used were scissors of all kinds and dies, all already in my stash. I think everybody will agree that we prefer to keep our money for gifts than for cards... So I even go deeper in saving by using a paper pad I bought for $5 ! It's not a cheap one, good acid free cardstock with treatments and all... It's one of the Recollections Christmas paper pad you can find on super sale like always. This one is called North Pole Gazette. I even had enough papers to create more than 30 cards (maybe I will show more than one on some days...).

Well, let's start with the card, and I will show you what you could win on Christmas day after...

This first card is super simple, in unusual colors for Christmas but elegant. The paper is full of patterned papers, no plain color, and it's not always easy to create with this amount of patterns ! But you will see that I managed to mix them without difficult (or maybe just a little sometimes..).

The base is a sheet cut into a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle, folded in half. Two smaller rectangles, and two elements cut from another sheet, plus the deer square (was a countdown square, but I mask the number with the tag). I adhere everything with adhesive sheet. By the way, did you know that a 6x6 double sided adhesive sheet package of 5 is today's freebie at, as well as a pack of 3 clear stackable daubers. Use the coupon code HOLIDAY2018 to receive $10 off any $70 order on top of exclusive sales up to 50% off. But hurry, today is the last day of this offer !

Ok now the prize part. No paper this year, but something to cut yours... By commenting at least once on one card's post between today and the 24th of December, you will earn one entry in the drawing for this prize :

The winner will receive one Cuttlebug Spring floral die, two Sizzix phrase dies (let's party and my best friend!) and one Stamp& Emboss set by Sizzix/Hero Arts (A2 cling rubber stamp and a matching embossing folder).

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you everyday from now, remember, each comment on each card will earn you a giveaway entry !

Have a fantastic day !


  1. I absolutely love using the non-traditional red and green for Christmas cards. Oftentimes, I'll use browns and blacks, like you have. Some may think it's drab and depressing, but I think it's perfect! Your card is simple yet packs a punch. In other words, it WORKS for me. Thank you and Merry Christmas.


    1. Thanks Sue ! You will several non-traditonal cards on my blog as the pad I used had a lot of kraft and black paper...

  2. Love this card! The kraft is perfect!