Hello!  I hope you’re having a great weekend so far.

This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we are celebrating the “holly-days” with a holly themed challenge!  The design team has made some great cards with various holly images. You can go to the 52{C}CT site to see what they’ve created, and if you love what you see, feel welcome to comment on their work – I know they’d really appreciate it!

For my card, I used designer paper with a holly pattern as well as a stamped holly image.  This designer paper is old stuff, LOL.  I bought it back in the early 2000s when I was a Longaberger consultant because the paper matches one of the fabrics that the company used for some of their basket liners.  The colors in the designer paper helped me choose some of my retired Stampin’ Up cardstock colors for the rest of the card.  I used a hole punch to cut out the berries in the stamped image so that the cranberry colored paper would show through and give the berries a more realistic color.   The layout for this card is OWH Stars & Stamps sketch #185.

All right – now it’s your turn to get creating!  We’d love it if you share your holly-riffic cards on our challenge blog.  You can link your card until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, August 23.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Happiest of Holidays (Stampin’ Up); Seasonal Sayings (Gina K. Designs)
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp (SU); American Holly designer paper (The Longaberger Company)
Ink: Garden Green (SU)
Other: Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon (SU)

8 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – August theme challenge”

  1. Simply beautiful – very classy – Jacqueline xx

  2. I thought you’d stamped the top of your card; really like the paper. I love the way you punched out the berries to let the backing paper show through. A beautifully clean and simple design. Love it!

  3. What a gorgeous Christmas design! Love that festive sentiment and beautiful papers! Thanks for stopping by with your kind words! 🙂 HUGS

  4. This is beautiful, Patricia! I love how the holly DP and stamp complement each other, and the OWH sketch looks fantastic!!

  5. I LOVE that paper!! I’d have a hard time getting rid of it too. Fun how you did the berries. A lovely card in every way Patricia.

  6. What gorgeous paper Patricia and I love the layout you used! The punched out berries so the background colour shows through was an inspired touch! Ruth x

  7. Your paper is so pretty, and I love the holly stamp. Great job on this challenge, Patricia! You made such a beautiful card!

  8. I just adore that sweet sentiment, Patricia! The paper is fabulous, too!!! HUGS and sorry it took me so long to comment this week! 🙂 Mynn xx

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