12 Days of Christmas Tree DIY with Nathalie Leonelli

If you didn’t have enough time to create or purchase an advent calendar this year, why not create an abbreviated version to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas? Design team member Nathalie Leonelli is with us today to share how she did just that using our new monthly kit and add-ons, and as a bonus, it doubles as holiday decor! Let’s take a look and get inspired!

Hello, this is Nathalie and I am here to share a new and festive project. Inspired by the fabulous combination of Labels Stamp and matching Labels Metal Die, I decided to create a 12 Days of Christmas “tree” for my family room. I wrapped twelve gifts and used the stamps and dies to add the numbers on each one: 


Supplies | December 2019 Kit, Goals Phrase Stickers, Warm and Cozy Phrase Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Ho!Ho!Ho! Wood Veneer, Acrylic Trees, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Labels StampLabels Metal Die, Large Jane Number Metal Die

The beauty of the Labels Stamp and Metal Die is that you can create an unlimited amount of labels in the colors of your choice. I picked ink colors that matched the ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack since I used a lot of its papers to wrap and decorate my small gifts.

I heat embossed most of them, even though I had never done heat embossing before. I dove in, made a mess and had tons of fun in the process! It was great to have such a variety of sizes and shapes in the set. 

I played with different techniques like negative cuts and combining two metal dies, like below where I cut a number inside a label. I also created layers using several stamped labels in different colors and sizes.

Other decorative pieces from the shop like the Holiday Puffy Stickers, Acrylic Trees and Ho!Ho!Ho! Wood Veneer were the perfect additions to my tree and gifts.

I love this project so much, I believe I will make one every Christmas! And with the Labels Stamp and Metal Die now in my permanent stash, I will always be able to create labels that match, no matter what I wrap my gifts with! Plus, it’s been fun to have my kids open a package or envelope each day.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and crafty New Year!

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