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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

happy holly days

Hi, everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Today should be a fun one around here. I'm headed thrift store shopping with a friend who lives in our villa complex this morning, and then the two of us are taking in a movie tonight. :)

Today's card was inspired by the current Jingle Belles The Holly and The Ivy Challenge. Now that I'm crafting from the road on a more regular basis -- as well as playing along with Christmas challenges the year round, I try to throw in a pack of holiday dp and one or two festive stamp sets. Fortunately, I'm able to play along with JB because my paper pad had a sliver of holly paper left.  :)

Kaiser Merry & Bright dp; Stampin' Up! mossy meadow and crumb cake card stock
Winnie & Walter happy cutaway; W&W big bold Christmas stamp set
sentiment and touches of gold, heat embossed with Versamark and Recollections gold powder
SU stitched oval die; Paper Smooches holly dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder; Really Reasonable Ribbon gold thread
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zots gold dot; foam backing
I did a bit of partial die cutting so that the tail of the y in "happy" was trimmed off so this sentiment would fit inside the oval. And, I brushed the holly leaves -- and dabbed the holly dp -- with a Versamark pen to heat emboss some gold accents.

I'm going to link this up for the Cards in Envy Keep It Simple Challenge -- crossing my fingers that it's simple enough for the challenge. :)

Parting Thoughts

A new challenge starts tomorrow at Words 2 Craft By. Hope you'll have a chance to play along.

Have a great day! Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!



  1. Beautiful, simple card Sybrina! Love the color and the embossed background! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy. It's good to see you. :)

  2. You know I love a *punny* sentiment ... a vision of loveliness in green ... so very glad you pulled out your festive foliage to join us a jingle belles.

  3. what a pretty card! i especially love the sentiment! beautiful addition to our "holly and the ivy" gallery at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  4. I can't believe what wonderful projects you come up with out of your "travel" bag. This is simply perfect for the CIE challenge and I'm glad you came out to play! Hugs, Annie