12 Days of Christmas Video Hop: Merry Trio + Giveaway

Hi everyone! Welcome to the 4th annual Justine Hovey’s 12 Days of Christmas Video Hop! We are excited to be a part of the first day of this hop.

I’ve created a trio of cards using the same sketch or layout. Breaking up colors and papers makes it more interesting when creating batches of cards for the holidays.

Shari Carroll, Holiday cards

You can view my video below or on our YouTube Channel HERE.

You will find the link to the next video listed in this videos description box. Happy Hopping!

There are some great GIVEAWAYS to be had!!

To participate, you need to answer the questions asked in the comment section on each of the videos along the hop!!

  • 5x $10 gift certificates to Simon Says Stamp
  • 3x 10 pack Christmas cards handmade by Justine
  • Winner’s choice of Original or Mini MISTI from My Sweet Petunia


Winners will be announced on Justine Hovey’s YouTube Channel HERE on November 7th.

Good Luck everyone!!

Be sure to check out Justine’s channel for more holiday inspiration thru November 4th.

Thanks for coming by and happy video hopping!!


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  1. I love these cards Shar – my favorites! We have ornaments collected over our 33 years together. Precious memories!

  2. Traditional decoration, Shari, Some of them once owned by my grandparents and parents. And a feb bits and bobs the children made. Thank you for thuis card inspiration, god onze to finish up some left over scrap Xmas papier!

  3. Traditional decoration, Shari, Some of them once owned by my grandparents and parents. And a feb bits and bobs the children made. Thank you for thuis card inspiration, good one to finish up some left over scrap Xmas papier!

  4. Love the simplicity and ease of making many of your cards. We use many generations of ornaments on our tree!

  5. Beautiful, classy and elegant. The perfect Christmas cards ❤️. Traditional ornaments for me… we have some gorgeous ones collected at the Christmas markets around Europe ?

  6. Love these cards! I have done a themed tree the past 2 years but I also love my traditional ornaments. Would love a second tree in the finished basement so I could do both.

  7. Your cards are beautiful – love your talent! Our tree has gotten smaller over the years so the ornaments that are the most precious are the ones my kids made when they were little! There will always be room for them!!!

  8. Love the simplicity of these cards! I have a themed tree. I hand crafted most of my ornaments. My tree is vintage reds and tans with rustic touches. But I still have all of our old ornaments that will be given to each of my children when they get married and have trees of their own.

  9. I have a German feather tree that I decorate with small traditional wooden ornaments, with a few scattered sparkly balls to make it more interesting.

  10. Sorry I forgot to answer the question. We have a collection of ornaments over the last 48 years and I add a new one each year. Thanks again for sharing.

    Linda D.

  11. I love fast and beautiful cards like these for such a busy season. We use ornaments collected over the years that match our color scheme.

  12. I keep what I love so my ornaments have been collected when my children were young and stored carefully to use again and again because they hold memories for everyone. New to card making but so exciting to begin being creative now I have time. Thanks for these inspiring videos!

  13. My ornaments were collected when my children were young and I have kept them because they hold memories for everyone. New to card making and really appreciate the videos so I can learn more about creating lovely cards. Thanks so much.

  14. We use old traditional ornaments that have been gathered over the years and generations. Most of these ornaments have special meanings to all of us of different times in our lives.

  15. We have a traditional Christmas tree every year we purchase an ornament that represents a memorable event for that particular year, as the years have passed by our tree has began to look fuller with keepsakes and memories, our children (grown now) love to point them out.
    Love your cards… thank you

  16. Every yearmy tree is different. Sometimes old-fashioned with Grandma’s ornaments, sometimes softly toned with the room decor, sometimes country. I’ve even did a Victorian tree with whites, pinks and silver. Love your cards and my mind is racing with ideas. Thanks

  17. What a great video!! We are traditional tree decorators here. I have many ornaments from my childhood and from my daughter’s childhood on the tree. When I take them out, I love that I get to relive my memories of Christmas past!!

  18. Love the cards, I put up several trees, 1 is a Barbie & Disney Princess Tree, the other big one is tradtional…. homemade, sentimental, a variety of ornaments…,

  19. We choose a color theme for our tree every year but have a lot of simple decorations collected over the years so we hardly ever buy new ones. I love getting the boxes out come December.

  20. Our tree is a traditional tree with mostly handmade ornaments that were made by my children, myself or other family through the years.

  21. I can’t see the ?, but based on the responses, I think it’s about type of ornaments what type of ornaments used to decorate the tree. I don’t do traditional trees. For ex., I have a small ceramic tree with the lil lights. No ornaments.

  22. Love these cards. My husband and I were in the military for 20 years and have been around the world. At each stop we collected ornaments of our host country. As we decorate our tree each year, we pull out our ornaments and remember our past assignments.

  23. We use traditional ornaments. We also started buying each of our kids a new ornament that was unique to them or something they were active in at the time. They are now both married and on their own and they had their own little collection of Christmas ornaments to start them off in their new homes. I still add to them each year.

  24. Shari, I made these cards, and I have to say, they are my favorite so far this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Your cards are just beautiful as always Shari. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. My tree uses ornaments I have collected over the years. I have given an ornament to my daughter each year and a couple are from when I was a child.

  26. I have a traditional tree. My parents gave me ornaments from when they were first married….these ornaments are over 60 years old. My parents have passed on, so these are true treasures.I also have been married for 36 years. I have an eclectic collection that I use every year, adding new ones to the old. I also put up a tree with penguin ornaments that I have collected through the years, and ornaments that my father made for my children every year until the last Christmas we had with him in 2014….these are precious to me and my children. Thank you for sharing your cards…they are pretty.

  27. I have a collection from the White House Historical Society that I put on my tree every year. My mother started giving them to me years ago and I continue today purchasing them every year sadly she passed away but those ornaments hold a special place in my heart.

  28. We use old traditional tree decor I purchased identical ornaments for my children each year We now have a matching set of about twelve Kids remember each year together while growing up when they received that ornament

  29. Love these cards… you make it look so easy; love those prints, that stained glass stamp is already on my list!
    For years we alternated between traditional and my nursery rhyme, wooden characters themed tree ( I started a collection when I started teaching preschool many years ago. I love wooden ornaments. My husband likes traditional.

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