Hello, it's Nancy Damiano here kicking off Day Two and these cards are sure to bring a smile to someone you love! Let's send some caroling Christmas cheer with an adorable stamp from Avery Elle!


The background of this card was made using a stencil and some light modeling paste. While it looks complicated, it's not and it adds just the right amount of pop to a card backdrop.


The musical notes add a touch of theme and movement to this whimsical design. It's those small touches that complete a design.


In this version of the card, the color are brightened and a sentiment is added. The design principle is the same, but the look is very different.


Some of the stamped images are raised with pop dots. This gives a nice dimensional effect without much effort. 


Let's take a look at the process in the video:

This season, my Holiday wish for all of our readers is – Be Still. Be Kind. Be Creative!

~ Nancy Damiano

"12 Days of Holiday Giving" Giveaway – DAY TWO

Our fabulous Day Two giveaways come from our friends at Paper Smooches and Simple Stories! These are two wonderful companies have been strong supporters of SCT and all that we do. When we asked if they would like to join this jolly celebration, we don't think it took more than 10 seconds for them to reply! Here is what today's prize package includes:

From Simple Stories…

Simple Stories
"Happy holidays from all of us at Simple Stories!  Document your holiday memories this season with our SN@P! Holiday Binder and Classic Christmas collection! In addition to this wonderful prize, we’re excited to share some free Classic Christmas printables with you here.  Enjoy!"

Next from Paper Smooches:


"Today's winner will enjoy choosing their favourite stamps and dies from Paper Smooches! Paper Smooches has the cutest, most loveable, and creative hand-drawn art collection of clear, Photopolymer stamps and exclusive steel metal dies are perfect for your paper crafting, scrapbooking, and card making needs! Happy Holidays Scrapbook & Cards Today readers from Paper Smooches!"

Thank you Simple Stories and Paper Smooches! For an opportunity to win today's prizes, be sure to leave a comment below by midnight EST, December 23rd. On December 24th one winner from each day will be randomly selected and announced right here! 

Simple Stories

Paper Smooches

We hope you'll take a few moments to head on over to the Facebook pages of today's sponsors to give them a HUGE thank you for their generous prizes. We of course also have one more for you! Would you like to learn all year long with 12 industry experts? Some of our favourite designers ever? Then today's winner (and a friend!) will win spots in our newest self-paced, online class SCT365 in partnership with PageMaps! For more information or to join us on January 2nd, click here!


Be sure to join us tomorrow SCT friends! Enjoy the rest of your wonderful Sunday! (Only 14 days until Christmas!) And if you're just joining us today, be sure to take a peek at yesterday's kick off and all the fun we had here!