Friday, December 18, 2009

A Merry Little Christmas

Hello Friends! Have you missed me? I have certainly missed all of you! It has been a hectic time with holiday festivities and filling craft orders! Hopefully, I am all caught up now and can get back to doing what I love... sharing my craft fun with you!

I have a card to share today that took on a life of its own. I was using some holly leaves on a package and then several fell into a circle shape on my desk. The next thing I knew I had a wreath of holly leaves and the idea for this card. The leaves were punched with a MS holly punch from textured cardstock, I formed a wreath "base" by punching a 1 1/4" circle and then punching a 2" circle around the smaller one. I glued a series of leaves to the base. I then glued another series over and between the first ones. The berries are 1/8" circles punched and the bow is a foam sticker. I added crystal Deco writer to the leaves for a little extra dimension and texture. I used dimensionals to attach the wreath to the card base.

The card base is white stock with a red panel adhered to the inside right. I used a MS border punch on the outside edge. I also added the Deco glitter paint along the edge. The sentiment is stamped on white stock, cut with deco scissors and matted to a red rectangle with dimensionals.

I am really pleased with the look of this card! And I was thrilled to be able to use some of my many craft punches. Too often they sit by the wayside, but a crafter MUST have her tools, right?!?!? I knew you'd agree!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! It is always so nice to hear from each of you! I hope to be a lot more faithful to my blog in the future! It has been a challenging time but one of great joy for me as we approach this blessed holiday. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and pray that you will each find your own peace this wonderful time of year!

Blessings to you,
Vicki

17 comments:

  1. Lovely card Vicki! Well done!
    Thanks for the wishes my dear friend, I wish you a Blessed Christmas Holiday and much joy to you and yours.
    Hugs,
    Sue.

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  2. What a great wreath you created with the holly leaf punch.

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  3. This is a lovely card, love the colors and the sparkle on your wreath

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  4. This is GREAT Vicki!! I love the Holly wreath! What I also love is the punched edge with the glitter. I'll have to remember to try that!! TERRIFIC :)

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  5. Great card Vicki! The wreath is perfect -- love that little bow. I love that holly punch--it is a great versatile punch. A girl definitely has to have her tools. :)

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  6. soc cute Vickie! have a wonderful Christmas

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  7. Vicki, this is darling! Such a dazzling holiday card and beautifully done - wow! Have a blessed SONday! :)

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  8. Love the way you used the punches, your card turned out great. I think the same thing about my punches, they don't get nearly enough use.

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  9. You did a great job! Love the colors!

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  10. Great idea to turn the punches into a wreath. Love this idea. The glitter on the border is a lovely touch, too. Really pretty card.

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  11. LOVE this! You did a great job!!

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  12. Lovely project - thanks for finding the time to share at this busy time of year. Wishing you a merry and peaceful Christmas.

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  13. Hi vicki! I love this card! how pretty! I just wanted to come by and wish you a very happy holiday season. :)

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  14. Now that takes patience! Great job!

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