Last Minute Christmas Cards w/ Spellbinders November Card Kit + a GIVEAWAY

December 23, 2018

Happy Christmas Eve Eve, friends! :) I hope that you are having a lovely long holiday weekend so far! Ours has been quiet, and nice. We made some hot cocoa last night, and drove around our neighborhood looking at Christmas lights. I think we are going to do it again tomorrow night sans dogs...they just weren't as interested in looking at the lights as we were, and were a tad difficult in the! Silly pups!

Today I wanted to drop in and share some last minute Christmas cards that I created yesterday! All in all, they took me about 1.5 hours, but I didn't do them all at one time. While I spent a lot of time in my crafty studio yesterday, I also watched some Christmas movies while down there and did a lot of organizing too. So, I would gather elements and push them around a card until I felt like they looked could probably get these done even quicker if you didn't fuss around with things as much as I do!

All of the cards I'm sharing today were created courtesy of the Spellbinders November Card Kit (the kit is sold out, but I linked it so you could see the contents. However, you can get some of the items still separately, and they are all linked below), which I purchased primarily for the die set. Lol! But when I get things like this, I like to challenge myself to sit down and use only the items in the kit. I did allow myself a Wink of Stella pen (SSS | EH) to add a bunch of shimmer, some onyx black Versafine ink for stamping & a corner punch tool...but that was it! Everything else came from the kit, including the cardstock. In no time I had 7 cards created, and enough product to create SO many more. If you are on the fence about subscribing to the Spellbinders Card Kit, trust me when I say you get a TON of product for the price, and will be able to make MANY just might have to supplement some cardstock/card bases.

I do have a giveaway for you today, and all of that info will be at the end of my post. But how about we get to my cards first! As I already mentioned, these were all created using primarily just the kit!

To start, I created these 4 cards on white card bases. This kit came with some of the cutest diecut ephemera, so I chose my favorites and grouped them together in ways I saw fit. I then paired them with some of the chipboard stickers, and layered them all to the card fronts. I used the gold glitter tape & thin strips from the Dear Santa 6x6 paper pad along an edge of each card just for some added shimmer & pattern. Then I tied a couple double bows from the included baker's twine, and accented with the enamel accents. Finally, I rounded some corners for interest.

Here is a peek at each one alone. This one might be my favorite, because I just love the cutie sweets! 

I love the florals on this one, and all the shimmer I added to it. You can't really see the shimmer in the images, but it is very pretty in real life!

I thought this one would be perfect for your pet loving family & me! (Well, I'm not the biggest fan of cats, but they are still pretty cute on this card.)

And finally, I had to use this beautiful sticker sentiment included in the kit, and loved it with the wreath & candle diecuts.

Next I made a trio of cards with some of the colorful cardstock included in the kit. For these ones I trimmed down some of the patterned papers slightly smaller, and mounted them to the front of each card base with a block of foam adhesives. 

Then, like the cards above, I just started arranging the diecut ephemera and chipboard stickers to the front. I did use a 2x3 journal card on the winter wonderland card, as the image was SO cute! It needed to grace the front of a card! I shimmered them up with my Wink of Stella pen, and accented with the enamel dots & stars as well to finish.

Here is a look at all the cards separately. This one uses the 2x3 pocket card, and I rounded the bottom corners on this card.

This one is probably my favorite of the colored card bases, as I just love images of transporting Christmas matter the vehicle!

And finally, I rounded opposite corners on this one, and how ADORABLE is that singing tree?! My goodness!

 And that is all I have for you today! I wish I would have thought to take a photo of all 7 of the cards grouped together for my final image, but I didn', it is what it is! You get this one! Lol!

As I mentioned above, I have a little giveaway for you! I have A LOT left from this kit, and I'm pretty sure I am done creating Christmas cards for the year. I am sure you are too, but I figured someone might like to have some of these great items in their collection for next year! Plus, I know that many of my cardmaking friends create Christmas cards year round in order to get ready for the next I wanted to share the love a little bit!
Please note that the stamps & dies are not included in the giveaway - it is just the paper product/embellishments that are left! If you'd like me to pop this in the mail to you during the first week of January, just leave a comment on this blog post!

Please check my GIVEAWAY page on January 1st, as I will post the winner by 2pm CST. Just follow the instructions at the top of the page in order to claim your prize. PLEASE NOTE: I will not be sending out an email to the winner, so checking the giveaway page is a must in order to get your prize. Thanks for your understanding!

That is all I have for you today, friends! I have update my Crafty Sales page with the latest promos as I get them, so be sure to check it out! Before you move along with your day, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) And of course, I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube Channel. My channel has been pretty quiet recently - I am right in the middle of reorganizing my entire craft it is a bit disjointed. I have given myself a deadline of the end of December to get it completely finished, with my new studio area ready for video creation!! So, there will be a TON more videos in 2019. So thank you for bearing with me until then!

You are going to see a new option up there....Facebook. I go back & forth on this a lot, but I was looking through my personal FB page the other day...and it was cards for days. It doesn't leave room for what I want my personal FB to have on it - personal photos & such. So, I have created a FB page for Lea Lawson Creates again. I would love to have you join, and be sure to subscribe to notifications so you don't miss out on anything. I would like to make the page interactive, and a way that we can actually hang if you have any ideas on that, I would appreciate it! 
I hope that you have a happy Friday!

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  1. I adore the card with all the darling animals -- they have great expressions on their faces.

  2. Super cute cards! Looks like a very fun kit! I especially love those cute kitties and pups!

  3. Beautiful and festive cards!!! Love all the details!!! Thanks for this chance to win!
    Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

  4. These kits make it so easy to make pretty cards. Thanks for sharing this inspiration and for the lovely projects you're shared over the last year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. What an awesome lineup of cards!! This was my first year making my own cards (I still need a lot of practice LOL) but I have already decided I will be creating Christmas cards all year (practice makes perfect right??). There is enough inspiration in this one post to keep me busy awhile :). Merry Christmas to all!

  6. Fabulous set of cards!! I love each one of them :) And thanks for the giveaway :)

  7. Cute and pretty variety of cards.

  8. Super cute cards! And what a great idea....creating Christmas cards year round so you are way ahead of the game!

  9. Thanks for sharing some of your kit! I love the cards you created with these cute elements. Merry Christmas!

  10. Thanks for sharing some of your kit! I love the cards you created with these cute elements. Merry Christmas!

  11. What a fun bunch of cards. Love the cute embellishments. Hope you has a Merry Christmas. May your new year be filled with joy and good health.

  12. Such great cards! I really love the sweets and pet ones !! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful New Year!

  13. WOW! A bevy of beautiful cards to showcase allll those marvelous elements! The doxie in the sweater...absolutely adorable! Heading off to check out the kits...

    May your New Year be blessed, Lea, with all that you hold in your heart...


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