Monday, February 6, 2012

52 Christmas Card Throwdown!!!!

Good morning!!!!! Over at 52CCT they have a sketch for us to follow,,,,,,and it's a really fun sketch!!!!

I chose to turn the sketch on it's side and make a 5x7 card out of it,,,,,mostly because I get bored with too many square cards,,,,and I've done a ton of them recently!

I used K and Co and Recollections scraps to make this card (Yay!),,,,,,for my two squares (as represented in the sketch) I chose to change the shape to labels 18,,,,I cut the reindeer out of brown card stock with my cricut and layered a red 1/4 inch ribbon over a strip of border punched green card stock and then tied a quad bow. The pinecones were made by hand from brown card stock,,,,,,,for the tiniest ones, I used the Spellbinders spiral blossoms 1,,,,,and for the larger one, I used Rose Creations,,,,,,,I do believe the Rose Creations is EASIER,,,and it WILL make almost as small a pinecone as the spiral blossoms 1. That's my opinion anyway,,,,,Pinecones are all the rage on cards, suddenly,,,,,,I know that Tim Holtz has a new die,,,,,and McGill has punches for making them,,,,,but I wanted to use the dies I ALREADY own,,,,so I played around a bit,,,it was really pretty easy,,,, I used a bit of white paint and some glitter to look like snow, and I think they came out pretty decently!

really, it's easy as pie!

A few gems, some glitter on my pinecones and branches, a few red berries, a tag made with my JustRite Happy Everything Tag Kit,,,,,,and it's finished!

Here's a close up of my pine cones,,,,,,,,

I hope you enjoyed the card,,,,,,,run on over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and get your cards done EARLY this year!!!! You'll have more time for baking and decorating if you do!

Thanks for looking,,,,,,I really appreciate it!!!!


  1. Oh, Holly!!! Another amazing card! :) LOVE your floral corner--it's beautiful! Thanks for joining us again at 52CCT! :)

  2. Love these papers - strong, rich colours with a super design!

  3. Oh my goodness, what fabulous use of colour - so warm and rich. Love your pine cones and am going to consider buying that Spellbinders die in the future - it's very versatile hugs Karen x