Holly Framed Christmas

 Good Morning, and if you are in the US and celebrating today, Happy Thanksgiving. I know this should be a Thankful post and the truth is for me Thanksgiving is the only 4 day weekend we have off from work during the year so, its also when the bulk of the Christmas cards I make for my family and friends start to happen. And for that I am thankful to have that time off, I get away with being in my studio because, the guys have gone pheasant hunting at ohdarkthirty, so I am able to get a lot done before the sun even comes up. A while back I had the Holiday Greeting set out from Two Paper Diva's and I stamped and colored a lot, (I didn't count) sheet filled with the holly leaves and berries. and I water colored them and traced over some of them with different pens and cut them all out with scissors. and I filled up a little baggie with them. when I first started this card I had intended to frame this greeting from the Mason Jar Accessories set 2 completely with the holly leaves because,there are enough of them but, as I made it around the curve of the oval ( Spellbinders radiant rectangle die) I decided I really liked how it looked with just the one end covered. the "berries" are some queen & co. goosebumps. for a little bling.

This ribbon is a recent Micheal's find and its wrapped around the front of the card and taped to the chatterbox print under the die cut. This stamped panel is up on pop dots over that for a little depth. This one finished out as 5 1/2" square on a pre made Die Cuts with a View base.
When I linked to these sets they were both still listed as in stock and are currently 40% off with the retirement sale discount, no coupon codes needed. 
So, just a quick and simple one from me today, I hope you all have a really good holiday with your families, & Thanks for stopping by.


Janice M said...

I like the way you used the holly to frame the sentiment! Very pretty!

Gayla O'Dell said...

OMG....Stacy! You are as bad as I am! That is exactly what I do. Make a ton of pieces and then use a few but your card is perfect! You didn't need them all! Beautiful!