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Welcome back to Day Seven 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.

Welcome everyone! Mindy here with you today and I have a clean and simple card featuring the Pretty Poinsettias stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.


My card is also in my video today and in the video I am talking about what I do when I feel like I’m in a creative funk. I started this card with 3 different ideas, none were working out for me. I’m hoping my tips help you if you ever feel like this.

In my card design, I knew I wanted to use the bow from Pretty Poinsettia stamp set. This is a large 6″ x 8″ stamp set with a lot of images that work together or you can just use individually. This is one of the many perks of buying large stamp sets, you have more options to work with.

In my struggles, I realized I was overthinking my card. I went back through my Instagram feed on card designs and colors I had used in the past. I looked at what was appealing to me, not how many likes something had but what did I love. I settled on this simple design incorporating a handful of 1/4″ strips of card stock.

I used Rainforest, Mermaid, Chili Pepper and Ballet Slipper for a non-traditional color palette. I added these stripes to an A2 size card front using a tape runner.

I also added a card panel to the front that I had trimmed down to 2 1/2″ x 4″ using foam tape to add dimension.

There is a lot of beautiful white space on the card and decided I wanted the sentiment to pop a little more. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Pretty Poinsettia stamp set in gold onto black card stock. One of the many perks of using Honey Bee Stamps sets is they have coordinating dies for their sentiments. I love the beveled and clean edge this provides.



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56 responses to “12 Days Of Christmas – Day Seven: Mindy Eggen”

  1. Renee says:

    Love the colored stripes with the ribbon! So cute 🙂

  2. Dalis says:

    I am actually so surprised about that bow. I never even noticed it when I was looking at the set. Your card is amazing and maybe I can still make Xmas cards!

    — Dalis

  3. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The simple bow looks really festive. Nice idea.

  4. Holly Mahoney says:

    Great use of non-traditional colors for your card and the bow is lovely! It’s a perfect clean and simple design.

  5. Carol Wortman says:

    ????????????????On the 7th day of Christmas, Ms. Eggen said to Meeeee, my funk will leave when favorites I seeeee ????????????????. True true true and thanks. I love that ooo WOW feeling I get when I revisit my favorite cards I’ve made. The bow is colored so beautiful that center really pops! Thanks for reminding us and Merry Christmas! ????????????????????

  6. Wendy Stamey says:

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the white background and your coloring of the bow in pink is magnificent! Beautiful card!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    I love the way you colored the bow! And the colored stripes make a perfect background! Pretty card!
    I have had days where I just couldn’t put anything together that I was happy with. Thanks for sharing your tips!

  8. Catherine L says:

    Love this clean and simple card!

  9. Simple and lovely, I really like the stripes, and the colour choices!

  10. Andre M. says:

    Fab CAS design and great tips to help when we feel in a rut.

  11. Barb Gabrielse says:

    The video with coloring tips on the bow was wonderful and helpful! Thank you!

  12. Anushree Vaish says:

    Love all those colors on this card ????

  13. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Such a pretty card. 🙂

  14. Mel H says:

    I love this elegant and modern card. What a great idea to feature the large bow.

  15. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the gold embossing on black and gorgeous bow!

  16. Lisa Mosher says:

    Very pretty clean and simple card!

  17. Tina knapp says:

    Nice simple design with great coloring tips in the video

  18. Leanne S says:

    A simple, beautiful card!

  19. Lori Lehnen says:

    Love the way you took a plain White card and made it a masterpiece dressing it up with stripes and ribbon!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Angela Shoffner says:

    The Beauty of simplicity! Awesome idea for a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

  21. Debbie says:

    Love the simplicity.

  22. Mandakhbayar says:

    Oh! I love the coloring of Bow so much! ♡♡♡♡ Very Beautiful card Thank you for sharing!

  23. Arianna Barbara says:

    What a perfect combo: stripes and bow!!! Love this card!!!

  24. Isabel Z says:

    How pretty is this? I love the stripes and your coloring is amazing!

  25. Iris Esther López says:

    What a beautiful clean and simple card. Great for making multiples.

  26. Rachel says:

    Beautiful color palette, sets the pretty bow off so well!

  27. Mary-Anne V says:

    Great card…love the graphic look created by the stripes and white space.

  28. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love that bow image and how you have colored it. Wonderful CAS card!

  29. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Glad to know that I’m not the only one who wants to craft but sometimes sits and stares blankly. Beautiful card.

  30. Maria Petkash says:

    Such a lovely card. I like how simple the design is with that beautiful bow. Thank you for sharing your tips on what to do when things aren’t coming together. I’ll keep that in mind..

  31. Kim says:

    I love the stripes in the background! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Subhashini S says:

    What a great card design and beautiful coloring

  33. Chandhini says:

    Love the gold embossed sentiment on black, it pops beautifully.

  34. Michelle Brown says:

    This is a very pretty clean and simple card!

  35. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such a great card!

  36. Rebecca Darrow says:

    The bow is beautiful!

  37. Teri Wilson says:

    Love the strips! I like to use them in my cards!

  38. Amy Cooley says:

    This is such a cute and clean design! I love that cards don’t have to be complicated to be pretty.

  39. Debbie A Smith says:

    Love it! I am liking the non conventional colors you used for the stripes I keep seeing. Its good to jump out of the box every once in awhile.

  40. Laurie Black says:

    Sweet and simple – very festive!

  41. The simple bow looks so festive on this CAS card!

  42. Lee says:

    I love that big bow! Nice card!

  43. Kim Tate says:

    Love the colors

  44. Dianne says:

    This looks like a gift waiting to be opened! Lovely card.

  45. Ann Ito says:

    Love this clean and simple and the coloring on the bow has so much depth! Beautiful!

  46. Susan B says:

    Love this card!

  47. Chris S. says:

    This No Peeking stamp is one of my favorites. Very nice card. Love the colors you used and how you set the bow apart on its own card above the package.

  48. Jessica Yoder-Jones says:

    Love the color combo you used!

  49. Kerry D says:

    Beautiful bow and a very striking card.

  50. Rebecca Marko says:

    Simply stunning. I love the fresh color choices.

  51. Stacy V says:

    Lovely card. I love stripes and this color coordination is so pretty!

  52. Dawn Cooksley says:

    Fabulous card…I love that stamp set…

  53. Ammie says:

    I love this CAS. Those colorful stripes set off the raised panel so beautifully.

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