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Holiday Card Series 2017 – Day 9 – Easy DIY Card with Minimal Supplies

Hi all! Today I have Day 9 of the Holiday Card Series to share with you. For those who are are new to my blog and videos, the Holiday Card Series consists of 25 holiday card inspiration videos. I’ll be sharing holiday inspiration every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until December 20.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

For today’s card, I thought I would create another one of my “minimal supplies” cards. To keep it simple, I only use watercolor paper, inexpensive watercolors, a brush, and a few different pens or markers (see the exact pens and markers below).

The design of this card is fairly simple. I used the lid to a jar of embossing powder to trace three circles. The circle became tree ornaments.

I hope you enjoy today’s video. Thanks for stopping by. :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9×12
T-Square Ruler
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Paper Mate 0.7mm Mechanical Pencil with Twist Eraser
*JoiArt Watercolor Set, 24 colors
Pro Art Large Folding Watercolor Palette
*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brushes
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Uni Posca White Paint Marker, Extra Fine Point
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Sharpie Silver & Gold Paint Markers
Pilot Envelope Addressing Pen, Extra Fine
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Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen, Gray
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Amy in Texas November 14, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Love, love, love this one!

  • Reply Brechtje November 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    So beautiful!

  • Reply Karthikha Uday November 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm


  • Reply Kristie Maynard November 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Another lovely card. Thanks for sharing this with us. I love a hand painted design, very lovely, indeed!

  • Reply Alessandra Ciardini November 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Kristina, everything you do is beautiful, I’m always charmed! Greetings from Italy.

  • Reply Lagene November 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! I am amazed!

  • Reply Denise Bryant November 15, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Love these pretty ornaments!

  • Reply Valerie Breingan November 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Great freehand card Kristina.I just love your thought process.Thank you for inspiring me

  • Reply Linda S. November 15, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Wow. I really like this card, I think I’ll try it.

  • Reply Maryd November 15, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Best one yet!

  • Reply Nan Mack November 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Just adorable!

  • Reply Marcie Lovett November 15, 2017 at 8:51 am

    It’s great to see what you can do without having to invest in lots of supplies. Thanks, Kristina.

  • Reply Sigma November 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

    simple and gorgeous!

  • Reply Susan from Colorado November 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Kristina I love all the wonderful ideas you come up with but when you use your graphic design artistic self, that’s when my mouth falls to the floor! Thanks so much for sharing your love of art work with us!

  • Reply Tracey Magner November 15, 2017 at 10:26 am

    This card is so beautiful and I love that I think that I can maybe make this one, I am so excited, I am going to try it tomorrow. Thanks so much for this series, I am loving it.

  • Reply Mary W November 15, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I’ll get my granddaughter to paint the circles then I’ll do the rest. Fun Christmas project to do for your teachers and friends. Thanks for a great idea.

  • Reply Henriëtte November 15, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Love this card, great ornaments!

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    So far this one is my favourite!

  • Reply Jimin K November 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Wow! Another gorgeous card!! You are Amazing!!!

  • Reply Jackie Price November 16, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Beautiful ornaments and a gorgeous card! I’m loving the inspiration from this series you’re doing for the holidays

  • Reply Teresa Doyle November 16, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Wow, how beautiful. We’ll done as always.

  • Reply Michele November 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Love this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Reply Stacy V November 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Love that you just go for it and bring a card together from scratch! I’ll try maybe one day… ;D

  • Reply Susan C Slepski November 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Such a master at lettering! LOVE!

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