Christmas Holly
by Jeanne Jachna


The holidays are creeping up fast!  The stores are loaded with shoppers getting everything for Thanksgiving dinner and I'm seeing Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells at the entrances and hearing Christmas music in the air.  So right away my mind turns to Christmas cards.  Being a paper crafter I wouldn't think of buying Christmas cards if I can get mine made in time to send.   This one is clean and simple and lays flat for easy mailing!
I started with a white card stock base.  Next I trimmed a slightly smaller panel in white and die cut the Free Hand Merry Christmas Die.  I adhered this to my card base and then cut the Free Hand Merry Christmas Die from red card stock and adhered it inside the die cut opening. A  needle tip or pen type adhesive like a Sakura Quickie Pen work great for this.  If you're in a hurry you can just adhere the "Merry Christmas" to the white card panel.
Next for the pretty corner.  I cut the Stitched Holly Border from a light and darker shade green card stock.   I wasn't happy with the contrast when they were layed on top of each other, so to add a little more bling I cut the same border from gold foil card stock and layered it under the green.  Just the  edges peek through but it's so decadent!   The red berries were cut from the Stitched Holly Leaves and Berries die and adhered randomly along the borders edge.
I know I'm early... but I'm wishing you all the very best Thanksgiving!

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Love the greens against the gold and the shadowing of the gold layer. Such a striking card and with the inlaying of the sentiment, perfect ! x

love this card

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Morning Jeanne, This card is fabulous !! I'm absolutely loving the 'stitched' die-cuts and how you have placed them. I'm also loving how you have done the Merry Christmas too. The gold peeping out under the green looks sumptuous and complements beautifully. I love how this card is flat for posting, but at the same time is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

So beautiful!! I love the gold layer peeking out and all the fabulous stitching! It's so inspiring to see flat card ideas for mailing since I mail out so many cards for Christmas. Thanks for always inspiring!!

Very pretty....so clean and crisp. Great color contrast.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

This is beautiful Jeanne! I love the Traditional Green and Red with the white and the touch of gold! Super! TFS

Oh Jeanne this is gorgeous and I love the traditional Christmas colors! Beautiful layering!

The wink of gold under the green is striking, Jeanne! Love the simple elegance of the holly and inlaid sentiment! The stitching on the dies adds such pizzazz. You'll bring plenty of Christmas cheer (and awe!) to those receiving your gorgeous cards!

Beautiful, Jeanne!

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very pretty, love the gold accenting!

Oh my....this is just beautiful Jeanne.

Soooo Beautiful!!

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