Tuesday, January 10, 2012

52 Christmas Card Throwdown!

This is the SECOND post of the day. If you're looking for my DT post for Party Time Tuesdays, scroll down!

OK, I've had a short break, and I'm ready to start my Christmas cards for 2012! Yep, hard to believe, but I'd rather make them once a week than go nuts in November! Apparently, there are plenty more nutcases prepared people in the world, because there's a new challenge out there JUST with this idea in mind!

It's the 52 Christmas Card Throw down challenge! And I am so there!!!!!!

Today over at the challenge, they have a sketch for you! Isn't it awesome??

I played with it a bit, moving the sentiment to the center,,,,,,but I think it's pretty recognizable.

I started with a base of Kraft paper (Hum,,,,,I'm using that a lot)  and cut and embossed one of the inserts in Spellbinders Classic Ric Rak to the left of center. I backed it with a shiny gold ribbon, so that the gold was peeping through. I then layered on K and Company Christmas paper in this yummy sepia/goldy color and inked well all around the card. For my center focal point, from the bottom up, I cut and embossed Spellbinders Holly Motifs, 2010 snowflake Pendants, and circles large, stamping right in the center of the top layer with a Just Rite stamp "I believe". I love this set! I inked all the layers well and adhered them all with pop dots.

A bow, some gems and a little gold (fake) bell charm, and she's done!

Here's a close up of the layers!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed! And if you want to get your cards done and completed by November this year, come on over and play!


  1. Love your card Holly, the colour you have achieved is stunning Thank you so much for joining us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  2. Oh my word, this is absolutely amazing! GORGEOUS work--thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT and good luck! :)

  3. Hi Holly, thanks so much for visiting my blog. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the stunning colours and the amazing die cuts. What a fab creation!

  4. What a great idea!! Your card is so beautiful, I love the ink!

    1. Holly - another exquisite card!!! Love it! xo

      -pamela :)