Friday, December 20, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas

Hi all,

I hope you all are doing well as we get closer to Christmas. I finished my Christmas cards yeah!! :D
And I am actually getting into the Christmas music, speaking of the title of my post. hahahaa
I love the song "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas it's the best time of the year, oh' by golly have a Holly Jolly Christmas this year." :D  I don't know all the words so I just keep singing certain lines. hahahaaa  I am sure you know what I am talking about.

I made this card a while ago used the Cricut Pretty Pennants-Holly pattern, but didn't know how I wanted to decorate it. Have you ever done that before where you start something but then you don't know what to do with it. Huh...After circling ideas I decided to stamp a Holly image around the plan card, clear emboss it and use TH Tea ink to go over it. It gave it a really nice and elegant look, added some red gems on the pennant holly cut outs for that sparkle and shine. But before I did any decorating I took gold string glued it behind the pennant and glued them all down then took my ink and inked around the cut outs. I stamped Merry Christmas with Momento Rich Cocoa across the bottom.
I hope you like my card -
 This is a close up, I used Clear Rock Candy stickles all over the card for sparkle :D

Inside of the card. I love this look, inked the inside of the spellbinders die.

 Supplies used -
Cricut Pretty Pennant Cartridge - Holly image
Stamp - Holly stamp by Craft smart; Clear Christmas Stamps designed by Andree
Ink - Tim Holtz Tea dye
Paper - SU glorious green; SU Cream; Echo Park papers Tis the Season Collection Kit by Cassandra Cooper
Accessories - red gems (recollections), gold twine (my stash), used an old card for sentiment inside, Spellbinders- Circle Scallops

Challenges Entered -
 Loves Rubber Stamps - #83 Holiday Blitz Anything Goes
Craftitude - #55 Anything Goes/ Christmas Sparkle
Great Impressions: December Challenge is here
Through the Craft Room Door - Challenge December 17-23rd Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - #35 Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas Sparkle
Craftin Desert Diva's - #21 Christmas
Jellypark Challenges - Month Long Christmas Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas Card or Project
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #50 Anything Goes/Optional twist CAS
Stampin'for the weekend - Last Challenge of the Year Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Christmas Challenge #34
The Pink Elephant - Inspiration Challenge **Below is the picture for this Inspiration Challenge. Totally love this Christmas Setting. :D

I hope you join in some of these wonderful challenges from the sites listed above. It's so fun going through the blogs seeing such wonderful and inspiring Christmas creations from everyone. Thank you for stopping by I hope you were inspired.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Crafting.
Deborah :D


  1. wonderful card Deborah. Love the banners you created!
    Thanks for sharing

  2. A lovely card with beautiful details.
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  3. Beautiful Christmas card... I love the flags ... thank you for joining /ttcrd this week.

  4. That happens to me sometimes -- make something then can't think of what to do with it. I just usually leave it on my craft table and eventually, after seeing it every day, something clicks!! I like your card!

    Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge at Cut it Up!

  5. WOW just beautiful inside & out!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CHRISTMAS SPARKLE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. Such a festive card and I love how you did the inside.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. Beautiful card! I agree the Spellbinders inked looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  8. Wonderful card! Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  9. Such a lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  10. LOVE all the gorgeous holly images you'e used!!! This is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  11. Very pretty! Love the inside!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

  12. I love this card. It's different from everything else I've seen this year, but very pretty and very creative.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  13. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Sheri - TPE DT

  14. A very elegant card. Thanks for playing with us at The Pink Elephant! Merry Christmas! ~ Nance, TPE DT

  15. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude

  17. Lovely Christmas Card, that's a great banner die. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend, and Good Luck! xx

  18. gorgeous card i loved the technique you used, thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt