Happy Holly-Days!

Stampin up holiday trinkets holly

More "Holly-Day" glitz with this charming holly stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Trinkets.  I have gotten so much use out of this little set.  Remember the magnets?

I inked each holly leaf in VersaMark, stamped on Sage Shadow card stock, then heat embossed in gold.  Red berries came to life using a 1/4" Circle Punch and Riding Hood Red card stock.  Very vavoom.  Both circles were cropped using Nestabilities Circles and a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.

The circle is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a horizontal panel of Always Artichoke Textured card stock.  I added three jubilant musicians and a sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Old St. Nick Rub-Ons.

Tucked behind is a Brushed Gold (Stampin' Up! card stock) Top Note Bigz Die Cut.  I layered it on Whisper White that had been stamped using the Bella Toile Background stamp (inked up in Sage Shadow).  A layer of Riding Hood Red and card base of Always Artichoke (4.25 x 5.5, scored at the top), finishes things off.  I used a neat sketch from Jen Del Muro for inspiration.

For this week's Ways to Use Challenge (WT195, envelopes), I used the Bella Toile Background stamp (Sage Shadow) to turn it from plain white to custom coordinated.  TIP:  For your convenience, all Splitcoast Daily Challenges are available on my left side bar. 

Do you have your holiday cards done?  I still have quite a few to go . . . however, I plan to do some mass production this weekend.

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Stamp Set:  Holiday Trinkets (111650), Bella Toile Background (111598)
Paper:  Always Artichoke (108696, Textured), Whisper White (100730), Brushed Gold (109129), Sage Shadow (101563), Real Red (102482)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Sage Shadow (102532)
Cool Tools:  Heat Tool (100005), 1/4" Circle Punch (104942), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Top Note Bigz Die (113462), Nestabilities Circles
The Perfect Touch:  Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Old St. Nick Rub-Ons (112844), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Holiday trinkets


  1. This is just STUNNING!! I would have NEVER given that stamp set a second look, but I LOVE what you have done here!!

  2. Beautiful card! I love the gold hollies.

  3. This is so very pretty. Your colors are wonderful and I love that it is bold.

  4. I have most of my holiday cards done. The ones I spent way too much time on, are going to my stamp/scrap friends who will appreciate the long effort put into each card.
    In-laws are getting the quick ones!!;)

  5. Diana Ball-Seitz

    Love it. Great use of the set, punches and Big Shot. Really enjoy your blog. TFS

  6. Fabulous card as always!! I love the embossed holly leaves. I have so many more cards to make…I have orders that I have to fill before I complete my own, I hope to get them completed this week and get them out in the mail!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Once again, thanks for reminding me that I bought that metallic paper for a reason; time to get it out and play. It goes so well with embossing.

  8. colleen kramer

    Very glitzy! I’m finished with the unique Christmas cards, but need to mass produce a few (10?) to have on hand.

  9. I love that brushed gold cardstock! I need to get some of that for the holidays next year. It’s gorgeous with your embossing!

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