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Welcome back to Day Four of our 5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Event! This year, we will be doing a $20 Gift Card GIVEAWAY each day. Be sure to comment on the blog daily to be entered to win! Winners will be announced on 12/13 on the blog.

Hi everyone!

I am honoured to have been asked to participate in Honey Bee’s 12 Days of Christmas this year! It is their 5th year, can you believe that?

I am sharing two cards with you today. I designed several projects actually as I was so excited with the release. Keep an eye out on my Instagram and Blog over the next couple of weeks if you want to see more!

Both projects that I am sharing with you today were designed using the paper stack called Holiday Cheer,  the stamp set called Farmhouse Tree Builder Stamp Set and the Merry Buzzword Stamp set & coordinating Merry Honey Cuts Dies.

There’s two parts to the Christmas tree in the stamp set which can be used on their own, or as a two part stamp technique. This is how I used it for my first design. I cut it out using the matching die set and glued it directly to the background paper.

The sentiments you see were embossed, including the base, but I die cut ‘Merry’ three times and popped it up to give great dimension.  I finished off with some pearl embellishments and used my white gel pen for the snow.

My second project used the same products as mentioned above, only this time it was different stamps within the Farmhouse Tree Builder Stamp Set.

I coloured those cutie stockings and the floral garland with my Copic markers. After die cutting them, I popped them up to give dimension.

I used two parts of the Merry Honey Cuts Dies this time, after first white embossing it. The background paper already had snow, so I can not take the credit for that! 

Both projects were not terribly complicated, but because I make a lot of Christmas cards,  it’s great when the design comes together relatively quickly. I have to say that the Farmhouse Tree Builder Stamp Set will be staple in my stash for years to come, because of it’s so wonderful and versatile.

Have a safe and wonderful festive season!

Cheryl Espie

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64 responses to “12 Days Of Christmas – Day Four: Cheryl Espie”

  1. Renee says:

    I’m loving that tree stamp and your wonderful backgrounds! Beautiful cards 🙂

  2. Stacy V says:

    I ordered the tree builder stencil and I can’t wait to give it a go!! Love love love the stamp set too 🙂 Beautiful cards.

  3. Eileen says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful! I love the tree builder set and can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

  4. Vivian C. says:

    Lovely cards. The tree builder gives so much depth to the image.

  5. Maria Petkash says:

    Wonderful cards! The Farmhouse Tree Builder stamp set is one of my favorites and like you I plan to keep it in my stash for a long time.

  6. Mel H says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the touches of sparkle.

  7. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Both of these are so cute. I especially like the two toned tree.

  8. Holly Mahoney says:

    Two lovely and festive cards! I also am in love with the Farmhouse Tree Builder set. It’s definitely one I have on my wishlist (ok, seriously it’s on my need list). I love the different color choices too on each card.

  9. Wendy Stamey says:

    Beautiful cards! You did such a good job!

  10. Lori Lehnen says:

    Fun and festive cards!
    Thanks for sharing, love this awesome new release!

  11. Kelsey Thomas says:

    These are very pretty! 🙂

  12. Carol Wortman says:

    ???????????????????? FIVE GOOOLDEN YEARSSSSS. This us such fun! This tree got me singing…I ordered the stencil and it should be here soon. Hey grab that already snowy gorgeous background paper any chance you get! ????Bee.u.t.ful!! Hmmmm those stockings looked textured, really cute!

  13. Andre M. says:

    Lovely traditional palettes on these festive designs.

  14. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! Love the tree and the garland with the row of stockings! Beautiful color combos on your cards!

  15. Such BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE them both, especially that Christmas Tree!!

  16. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love that bold MERRY sentiment! The tree is amazing! Great cards!

  17. Angela Shoffner says:

    Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing

  18. Catherine L says:

    I love the variety of stamps in the Farmhouse Tree Builder set. The stockings are darling!

  19. Lisa Mosher says:

    love your cards, my favorite is the second card great color combination

  20. lynne morgan says:

    i like how you used the little stockings in the second crd. so cute

  21. Michelle (Shelly) Law says:

    I love both of these cards. I’m so excited to try something similar once my order arrives.

  22. Tina knapp says:

    Loving that tree stamp! So pretty. Must get it added to my stash.

  23. Amanda Woodward says:

    This blog is a beautiful inspiration for me- just started stamping 3 months ago. Currently making 35 out of 50 handmade Christmas cards and have run out of ideas until now ! Never thought on building 2 stamps/dies on top of each other.

  24. Kim Tate says:

    Love your color choices

  25. nancy f says:

    Beautiful cards!

  26. Yar Ortiz says:

    Absolutely gorgeous card. That tree has my heart ❤️????

  27. Debbie says:

    Very nice! Unique color combinations.

  28. Mandhai says:

    These tree is on my wish list!! ♡♡ԅ(¯﹃¯ԅ) Lovely cards! Those stockings are so adorable! ♡♡

  29. Barb Gabrielse says:

    I received my Farmhouse tree builder and can’t wait to get started! Thank you for the fabulous ideas!

  30. Laurie Black says:

    Wonderful cards! The tree is so pretty and I love the cute stockings!

  31. Oh these are great, I especially love the second one, with the stockings – fun design! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Anne Sturgeon says:

    The tree builder set looks so amazing. Love your color choices. Darling stockings too!

  33. Lindarub says:

    Love your cards!

  34. Iris Esther López says:

    Beautiful cards. I have the tree stamps and dies. I’m looking forward to creating with them.

  35. Carla Hundley says:

    How lovely your cards
    are. Love the Merry and
    the garland.
    Carla from Utah

  36. Rebecca L Darrow says:

    Great cards! Glad to hear not too complicated, they deliver a great punch. Always nice to have some quick ideas.

  37. ljhart says:

    Love all of your cards. The stockings are so cute

  38. Anushree Vaish says:

    Aww loved those cute stockings,that tree stamp and Merry die is adorable ????

  39. Mary Butler says:

    Love the garland with the stockings

  40. Miriam Prantner says:

    I so love that layered tree image, gorgeous card!

  41. Dalis says:

    I bought the stencil for the tree and I might need to get the stamp and die cut.

  42. Leanne S says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  43. Arianna Barbara says:

    Both these cards are really beautiful!!!

  44. Isabel Z says:

    You have outdone yourself on both these cards! They are amazing!

  45. Mary-Anne V says:

    What pretty cards. Love the big Merry die cut.

  46. Rachel says:

    Love the layered tree & the stockings are so cute!

  47. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Those papers from the paper pad are gorgeous! Very lovely cards!!

  48. Kim says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  49. Subhashini S says:

    Both the cards are great, but my favorite is the first one

  50. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such wonderful cards!

  51. Teri Wilson says:

    Love the grey stocking card. Soooo sweet.

  52. Amy Cooley says:

    Beautiful holiday inspiration today! I especially love that Christmas tree stamp.

  53. Debbie A Smith says:

    Two great cards! I think I may need to add the Tree stamp set to my already large wishlist.

  54. Kim says:

    Such pretty cards. I love the traditional feel of these.

  55. Beautiful set of cards! I love the tree builder set and can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  56. Lee says:

    Pretty cards! I love the tree!

  57. Super cute cards.. Love the tree

  58. Dianne says:

    The tree builder technique really adds dimension to the project. I love simple diecuts and projects that aren’t fussy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  59. Ann Ito says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the little stockings! So cute!

  60. Chris S. says:

    Really nice cards. I like the Merry stamp you used and, of course, the stockings are so cute.

  61. Jessica Yoder-Jones says:

    Great cards!

  62. Kerry D says:

    I like how the tree seems to glow on your first card and the stockings on the second card are so cute.

  63. Dawn Cooksley says:

    Great cards so Christmassy…smile..

  64. Ammie says:

    Cute stocking card! I also love the tree card. The tree is so soft, and the patterned paper background is subtle and lovely.

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