Guess who forgot to post Day 11? Yeah, me. 

So, it will still be 12 days of Christmas cards, but will end on the 13th. Maybe I could make it a Baker’s Dozen.

The card for Day 11 features quite a bit of die cutting and it is because of this that I have finally realized the benefit of the Big Shot Die Brush. Those leafy stems can be a bugger to get out of the die without it. Trust me, I tried. Especially when it comes to the glitter paper due to it’s thickness.

There is a teeny tiny sneak peek on today’s card. See those gold leaves? They are cut from the Petals & More Thinlint Dies-part of the gorgeous NEW Petal Passion Suite in the 2018 Stampin’ UP! Occasions catalog. The thin delicate black leafy stem you see is from the same die set as well. The other black stem is cut from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits and the Lemon Lime Twist stem is from Everyday Jars Framelits.

Other Die cuts used are the Stitched Shaped Framelits and Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

The sentiment is from the November Paper Pumpkin kit and those cute little stitch marks are from the Christmas Quilt stamp set.

The DSP is one of my absolute favorites from the Annual Catalog: Be Merry.

If you don’t have a Demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalog, (or catalogs) for FREE. Currently available are the Annual Catalog, 2018 Occasions Catalog and the 2018 Sale-A-Bration brochure. You can reach me via the contact form here on my blog or email me at marcee@creativeoverhaul.com.

Fun Fact: Where did the term “Baker’s Dozen” originate?

There are three main theories for why a baker’s dozen is 13 instead of 12, but most think it has its origins in the fact that many societies throughout history have had extremely strict laws concerning baker’s wares, due to the fact that it is fairly easy for bakers to cheat patrons and sell them less than what they think they are getting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will stop by for Day 12 (or is it 13)?

Marcee