I’m so excited for this time of year. Not only do we get to see twinkle lights and mass amounts of red and green in our house for a few weeks…but it’s party time here at KBS!

(I’m really still in denial that it’s December.)

There is much fun to be had over the next twelve days. Fun ideas, giveaways, guests and the ever popular one-day only freebie! You never know what each day will bring, so you don’t want to miss a day!

I think we should start off with a couple of beyond amazing holiday cards by our sweet friend, Miss Nichol!


[ DesignsSanta’s Workshop (car, tree) / Life Additions #2 (postcard frame) / Hollyberry Wreath / Big Red Bow Going Places (van) ]

Aren’t they just the cutest cards you ever did see?
How darling is that wreath and bow on the van???



Here’s a little jingle from Nichol:

When I saw the car with the tree strapped to the hood from Kerri’s new Santa’s Workshop Class, I thought it would make the perfect Christmas-themed card. It got me to thinking if Kerri had any other vehicle images and of course, she does! The Going Places Kit has an awesome van that I thought would be super cute with her Hollyberry Wreath and and a bow from her Big Red Bow Kit. I wanted a way to “frame up” these fun holiday vehicle scenes so I grabbed the postcard edged frame from her Life Additions #2 Kit and created an inlay-style frame to really showcase the die cut vehicles. I did an offset of the inside cutline of the frame, giving me 3 cuts and 3 pieces to create the inlay (the red outer border, dark grey tiny border and the inside white piece).

To really “dress up” the die cuts I grabbed some of my favorite Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card background stamps and added some tone-on-tone texture to the die cut pieces. I love these large sized background stamps because they work on really large background (or in this case die cuts!). I gave the vehicles a little more dimension by cutting the pieces again from black cardstock and layering the individual elements on each, slightly offset and then assembling the scenes. I popped up the vehicles with a bit of foam adhesive, adding some finishing touches with enamel dots, string and a glitter pen and finished each card with a stamped greeting!

That has totally put me in a festive mood.


And now, for the one-day only freebie!

This is available for one day only and then it goes into the store. So be sure to tune in every day if you are feeling so inclined in picking up something fun for nuttin’. :)


This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.