Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Two Turtle Doves,,,,,,,

Errr,,,,,,Two Christmas Cards! Good Morning!!!!!! Today I have a Christmas card for the 52 Christmas Card Throw Down (button on my side bar),,,,,,This week's theme is EMBELLISHMENTS,,,,,specifically RHINESTONES,,,,,,,and they want to see at least THREE and it must SPARKLE.

Well, I love a sparkly card! This challenge is right up my alley!

I used my brand new Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom ornaments die set and cut the largest ornament from some super sparkly glitter paper from The Paper Company. I then cut 2 sizes down out of gold mirror paper, and center cut that with labels 18.  I layered that on some K and company gold christmas paper scraps, and TWENTY EIGHT rhinestones certainly add to the sparkle,,,,,

I used one of my fav stamps, JustRite Christmas nested sentiments to add the sentiment, and then embossed that with gold embossing powder.

A super pretty quad bow with an attached triple bow adds the final touch.

Here's a close up!

Next up is a card for LAST week's challenge which was the theme of "Christmas flowers". Well, I missed the challenge because I was busy getting ready for vacation with my family,,,,,,,,BUT at least I got the card done! Although it's not eligible for a prize, I wanted to at least show it to you all,,,,,,,

The BG paper is scraps,,,,and I love this paper,,,,I believe it's K and company,,,,,it's poinsettias and green leaves, and BOY does it shimmer! I cut labels 3 out of the center and then created a gold frame with labels 3. My poinsettia is made with my favorite Marianne Designs poinsettia die and edged with green leaves made of the same die. A bit of sparkle in the center, a quad bow with a single gold bow attached, and a simple JustRite "Season's Greethings" tag made with my JustRite Happy Everything Tag making kit and she's done!

Here's a close up!

I do hope you enjoyed the cards,,,,,,and do pop over to the 52 Christmas Card Throw down to get all your cards done by November!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!! I so appreciate it!


  1. Both cards are super. I think your Christmas ornament is stunning!! I do like your poinsettia card too!

  2. Both cards are stunning - the christmas bauble could go on the recipients tree! Love the pretty poinsettia too hugs Karen x

  3. Okay, Holly, you've blown me away again this week! These are BOTH gorgeous! LOVE that ornament one--amazing! Thanks for joining us again this week at 52CCT! :)

  4. Holly - you have the perfect name for our Christmas challenge and you make the most perfect Christmas cards - your ornament card is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx