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Welcome back to Day Three 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.

Happy Holidays! I’m so excited to be joining my sweet Honey Bee friends for this wonderful event!

I love shiny things so I created a very merry card with glossy & glittery Christmas lights!

I started by using the light bulb die from the Fa La La Honey Cuts set to cut lights around the top & bottom of a white cardstock panel.

Then I added color to my card front corresponding to where the lights will be. I used Distress Inks & blending brushes but markers or pencils would work just as well.

After adhering the light bulb panel to the card front, I added Glossy Accents to the lights, sprinkling a little glitter while the Accents was wet. I love the glossy inlaid effect!

To finish the card, I used “merry” word die cuts from the Fa La La Honey Cuts and Merry Lights Honey Cuts sets. I also used the other part of the light bulb from the Fa La La set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs!



Fa La La Honey Cuts

Merry Lights Cuts

Distress Ink Picked Raspberry

Distress Ink Festive Berries

Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin

Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon

Distress Ink Wilted Violet

Glossy Accents

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57 responses to “12 Days Of Christmas – Day Three: Carly Tee”

  1. Meghan Kennihan says:

    WHOA! Love this idea and the sparkle you added to the lights! Perfect CAS!

  2. Lori Lehnen says:

    The lights look so realistic with the Glossy Accents, I can see them shining!
    Very creative! I have never used glossy Accents but you have inspired me to give it a try!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    What a cute card! I love the lights and the sparkle! The ‘merry’ sentiments are so fun with the two different fonts! Love it!

  4. Holly Mahoney says:

    So sweet!! We always had colorful lights on our tree when my son was little.

  5. Renee says:

    Love the use of the die cut and the blending on the lights! So cute 🙂

  6. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I just love these old time lights—we had that type when I was little, and then moved on to the tiny lights. These are so cute!!! Good job.

  7. Kelsey Thomas says:

    I love how you used the glossy accents and glitter. 🙂 So pretty!

  8. Emma H says:

    Love the glitter and clean and simple design. Lovely card.

  9. Sandra Haines says:

    Pretty bright Christmas card, thanks for sharing with us!

  10. What a fun and sparkly design! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  11. Vivian C. says:

    The added glitter sparkle brings the lights to life. Great card.

  12. Andre M. says:

    These glittery bulbs are so fun!

  13. lynne morgan says:

    i like how you added a little glitter to the lights, really adds to the card

  14. Carol Wortman says:

    Holy moly I love these light bulbs. I wrote that idea down, The glitter on accents is brilliant! Thank you for this cool idea!

  15. Maria Petkash says:

    I really like this card. So bright and cheerful. The inlaid light bulbs with the sparkle is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Jan Elmore says:

    Learned a new tip & technique today! Love it!

  17. nancy f says:

    Awesome card. I like using Gloss accents on my cards also.

  18. Debbie says:

    Very cute. Love the sparkle and the modern feel.

  19. Stacy V says:

    Very clever card!

  20. Eileen says:

    This card is absolutely adorable!! I love the added bits of glitter to the Christmas lights. It adds just an extra touch of special!

  21. Wendy Stamey says:

    This is a brilliant idea!!! I love the inlaid look and adding the glitter to the glossy accents! Super pretty and bright!

  22. Such a PRETTY CAS Card!! I LOVE the Colors you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Week!!

  23. Angela Shoffner says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration

  24. Lisa Mosher says:

    Great card, very festive! Love the glossy accents with glitter sprinkles!

  25. Michelle says:

    What a terrific idea to add the glitter to the glossy accents! Thank you for sharing!

  26. Mandhai says:

    Love the technique you used, this card is simple, unique, and I love it! ♡♡

  27. Barb Gabrielse says:

    I love the idea of the glitter on the Christmas lights!

  28. Laurie Black says:

    So cute! I love the idea of adding glitter to Glossy Accents.

  29. Anne Sturgeon says:

    I use glossy accents a lot but never thought to add glitter!!! How cool is that. I love this CAS and so festive. Thanks Caly, you’re the best.

  30. Lindarub says:

    Cute card!

  31. Iris Esther López says:

    What a happy card. Love the colors.

  32. Rebecca L Darrow says:

    Cute idea!

  33. ljhart says:

    Very nice. Some new techniques I need to try.

  34. Anushree Vaish says:

    Loved your card, Carly!! Those shiny bulbs looks really good with festive colors.

  35. Mary Butler says:

    Brilliant the way you did the lights. Will definitely put that in my techniques notebook for future use.

  36. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love the sparkle on those lightbulbs!

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  38. Leanne S says:

    Love the shimmer on those lights. Thanks for sharing the tip.

  39. Arianna Barbara says:

    What a lovely card!!!
    Love the sparkle!!!

  40. Isabel Z says:

    Love the touch of sparkle!

  41. Mary-Anne V says:

    What a fun card..just loving that idea of using negative space and inking the area.

  42. Rachel says:

    Great idea with the inlay, looks fantastic!

  43. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Glossy accents is so versatile! What a great way to make shiny Christmas lights. Great card.

  44. Kim says:

    I am completely in love with this! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

  45. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome sparkle accents!

  46. Teri Wilson says:

    Such a sweet colorful card! Love the glitter add.

  47. Amy Cooley says:

    Your card is so fun! Love the lights and the cute glittery accents.

  48. So clever! Thanks for the tip on adding glitter to Glossy Accents!

  49. Lee says:

    I love happy bright cards and yours is awesome!

  50. So clever.. Love the Colors

  51. Dianne says:

    Love this idea for adding sparkles to the old time lights. Really pretty.

  52. Ann Ito says:

    Such a great idea to cut out and have color underneath! Love this!

  53. Chris S. says:

    What a bright, happy card. I love all the colors on the bulbs.

  54. Jessica Yoder-Jones says:

    Love this card!!!!

  55. Kerry D says:

    Such pretty bright colors. I like how easy coloring the lights are using your concept and the glitter in the glossy accents is the perfect touch.

  56. Dawn Cooksley says:

    Loving the colors and the contrasts on the card…Lovely

  57. Ammie says:

    What a cute and clever card! I love it.

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