Dec 10 2015

CCMC385 Holly

It’s Thursday and time for the weekly Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It’s a fun sketch, and I can’t wait to see what everyone has done with it!


So, even though the sketch eludes to flowers, I decided to make some holly leaves to use for the flower element.  Here’s my take on the sketch:


CCMC385 Oh What Fun

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate.
  • A 3 x 3-1/2 piece of Merry Moments Designer Paper is placed on top and a 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ strip of Cherry Cobbler is added along the bottom of the DSP.
  • Silver Cording is wrapped around the Smoky Slate later and tied with a bow.
  • Oh What Fun from the stamp set by that time is stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink under the DSP.
  • To make the holly, punch a large oval from Mossy Meadow cardstock, fold in half lengthwise, then take the 1/2″ Circle Punch and punch small cuts on the open edges of the oval, making sure the start and end at the last punch so you get points along the edges.  Add to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Punch a 1″ circle from Vellum, then adhere the Pom Pom trim with Mini Glue Dots to the circle.  Add the holly leaves to the vellum circle, too, then add to the front of the card.

That’s it!  Go check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And, while you are there, check out the December Mini Session that opens on Dec. 11th with several projects featuring products in the new Occasions Catalog coming out in January!  (Don’t forget, if you signed up for the WINTER BONUS last month, you already have subscribed to this session!)


December 2015 collageHere’s a sneak peek of what we will be doing and sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!




6 People have left comments on this post

Dec 10, 2015 - 06:12:12
Susan Mac Donald said:

Hi Connie…..thank you for posting these cute cards the last few days. The kids at the Ronald McDonald house will have fun. I hope you don’t mind me casing them.

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:12:08

I’m so glad you shared about how you made the holly leaves! They are so cute! I love the pom-pom berries as well!

Dec 12, 2015 - 05:12:14
Lisa Young said:

What a clever way to create holly – especially the berries! Such a cute card as always.

Dec 14, 2015 - 07:12:26
Chris Slogar said:

Great use of the pom poms and very fun and festive card!

Dec 14, 2015 - 02:12:55
Lisa Martz said:

Oh, what fun! Love your holly and the fun striped paper with the little silver bow. Very festive!

Dec 16, 2015 - 06:12:53
Joanne James said:

Love the holly – it packs a big punch on your festive card!