Thursday, December 13, 2018

12 Days of Christmas Posts and Giveaways!!! 1st Day of Christmas

That's right - 12 days of creative posts and several giveaways - be sure to join me today and for the next 11 days as we work our way up to Christmas!  Make sure you subscribe to my blog, comment and share my posts on Facebook (be sure to tag me at @Maureen Rauchfuss), for chances to win some fun products!  ~Maureen

PRIZE #1 - A spool of 50 yards of Gold Metallic Thread.  You can see how I used it on the sample below.  It adds just a simple little layer of glimmer to each project.  NOTE: all blog subscriptions, comments and shares on Facebook will be entered into drawings for all the prizes I am giving away.  I will draw for winners the day after Christmas - so be sure to check back to see if you have won a prize!
So I wanted to start my 12 day series with this beautiful card - mostly because of the awesome sentiment on the front of the card - "friends make the season shine" - I just love this.  What a reminder of what is so important during this time of the year - friends, family, love, caring!  Feeling so blessed.  This card is made with a super fun suite from SU's Holiday Catalog - Making Christmas Bright. 
It has a Cherry Cobbler Base and the green layers are Shaded Spruce.  I especially love the Gold Foil strips (this paper is in SU's Annual Catalog) and I'm not sure if you can see it well - but I have some of that fun Gold Metallic thread from the Annual Catalog peeking out from behind my raised sentiment.  This is a clean and simple card - the focal point is that beautiful strip of DSP from the "All is Bright" DSP collection; and of course that wonderful sentiment. You can see I also stamped it on the envelope as I am NOT a fan of naked envelopes.  NOTE: The DSP is on the year-end closeout for retiring items, while supplies last - so if you love it like I do -  be sure to go to and click SHOP NOW to order yours before it's gone for good!
Here is the inside of the card - all stamps from that same Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  Stamped with Shaded Spruce, and the stars with Daffodil Delight.
Thanks for stopping by - be sure you subscribe to my blog, comment on this post, and share this post on Facebook with a tag to @Maureen Rauchfuss - one entry each and ever time you do any of these.  One comment per post please.  Good luck!!  ~Maureen
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Annette John said...

Beautiful card, love that sentiment too!

Maureen said...

Thank you Annette - my first comment lol! You may be my only contest entry after 12 days - we'll see :)

Unknown said...

Great ideas! Can’t wait for the next 11 days!

Kathy said...

Lovely card and what a fun way to involve all of us!!!

Unknown said...

Love the card - thank you for offering it as one of the cards in your classes this past year! Looking forward to the fun over the next 12 days!