Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 5 / Boughs of Holly

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am really excited to share today’s card with you as it comes from one of the first suites I had to get my hands on when this Mini Catalog game out, and now it’s on the retiring list 😦

The Boughs of Holly Designer Series paper is simply stunning and is the backdrop for my card. I layered the poinsettia pattern with the Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler which creates such a beautifully rich look.

To add a holiday touch, I die cut the frame from the Gold Metallic Specialty paper and it seems to make the centers of the poinsettia really pop out. I also die cut a piece of the designer paper with several green shaded to put behind the leaves.

To keep the deep rich them of my card going … I heat embossed a piece of Cherry Cobbler with Clear Embossing powder and die cut the cherries. I also cut the detailed part of the cherry in the Gold Metallic paper. To bring in the deep green from the designer paper, I cut 3 sprigs from the Evening Evergreen cardstock.

A simple piece of white Bakers Twine behind the leaves complimented the white used for the greeting. Then I added a few of the Gold Holly Leaves to balance out the entire assembly. To complete my card, I added a piece of the designer paper onto the Basic White and then layered a piece of Evening Evergreen behind the Basic White.

If you take a good look at my card, then flip to page 24 on the Mini Catalog you will see where I got my inspiration from!! I think our catalogs are a great place for inspiration, and if you have shopped with me in the past year … You are on my mailing list and will be receiving the upcoming Jan – June Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!! Woot Woot!! Just my way of saying “Thanks” for choosing me as your demonstrator ❤

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope I inspired you with these rich, warm colors.

Have a great weekend!!

Here is a list of supplies that I used to create today’s card ….

A Sparkling Stunner!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m so excited to share today’s card with you, it is a sparkling stunner and the amazing part of it … these were all left-over pieces from other cards!! Let me begin with the Sweetest Christmas Designer paper with the diagonal stripes …. it was just sitting in a pile of cut paper when I noticed the White Glimmer Paper I had die cut using the die from the Sweet Candy Cane Bundle. Well, little did I know that they layered together really nice!

I knew that I wanted to use the pretty poinsettias from the Boughs of Holly Designer paper and had some left over, so I fussy cut one out and framed my greeting. My greeting comes from the Sweet Candy Cane bundle which is part of the Sweetest Christmas suite … I stamped that with Real Red on (you guessed it) a piece of scrap paper. Then I found the strip of Red Glimmer paper so I tucked it under my greeting … WOW.

I decided to pop up the poinsettias to give the card more dimension (the die cut gives it a lot of texture). If you didn’t think there was enough sparkle … I added Wink of Stella to the poinsettia flower. This is definitely a card for our glitter lovers, and those who desire the tradition red and green colors!!

I have more left overs … so you never know what you’ll see next!! Thank you so much for stopping by on this Saturday, I hope you have a good day!

Here is a list of the supplies that I used to create this card. You can click on any item to start shopping for you can CLICK HERE and use the monthly host code & get in the the drawing!