Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ode to Holly

In keeping with Thursday's post of CAS scrumptiousness, here's an Ode to Holly. It's not quite as dramatic as the Ode to Mistletoe, but oh my golly it's jolly, don't you think?

stamps: PTI Signature Christmas
ink: real red
paper: PTI white, Hobby Lobby green textured
accessories: holly punch, red rhinestones


  1. Oh Susan, I think you have just solved my christmas card dilemma!!
    I LOVED the cards you showed us on Wednesday but don't have that punch...I didn't think hard enough...I have this holly punch :)
    I'm off to dig it out right now :)
    Thanks once again for the inspiration!!

  2. Well of course I had to go order that "mistletoe" punch pronto. I found it only at impressrubberstamps, thank heavens for Google!

    I like the holly too, but the "mistletoe" tickles my fancy because it doesn't even resemble real mistletoe yet it calls to mind kissing under the mistletoe. It's light-hearted. I'm always looking for that because my cards all seem way too formal.

    Today Feedburner didn't send a link to your Blog, which may be why there's only one comment on this card? Rhetorical question, if I was the only one who didn't get your Blog link today.

  3. Simply lovely but the 'mistletoe' hits the buttons for me.
    TFS the link to the punch Bahb ....

  4. Bahb,

    I scheduled the holly card to post at 1:00am Saturday morning. The craft room post was Friday's post. Usually, Feedburner sends the email in the evening or at night after I post, but their timing is a mystery to me. I got an email with both posts in one this morning.

    I'm so glad you like the mistletoe card so much and actually found the fern punch! I bought that 7 or 8 years ago in a little stamp shop that's out of business, and it's not labeled with a manufacturer.


  5. Oh my goodness... I've had BOTH punches for awhile... but now you've made me look at them in a different light! Thanks ever so much... plus your craft room storage is like my craft room storage bins... I feel normal :->

  6. Pick me up off the floor! This is a totally stunning!

  7. I love this one even more!! wow - this knocked my socks off!! Might have to go looking for that punch just so I can make some of these beauties!!!

  8. oh my yes!
    this card is perfect, too. you are created another masterpiece, susan. i have my christmas cards finished for this year, but am planning some of these for next year. you are amazing. have i said that before?!! thanks bahb for the info on the fern punch. i think i need one also. have a nice weekend. marty ferraro

  9. OMG! WOW!WOW! I love this one - this is definitely my favorite!!!!

  10. I found that mistletoe punch at and it is less than Impress - just incase anyone wants further enabling!

  11. ADORABLE! Theres something about a bit of bling on a cas card that just gives it so much personality!
    This card has me singing...."Have a Holly Jolly Christmas"...
    Have a Wonderful Weekend Susan!
    Cookie :D

  12. Gorgeous, I love the curly font, it is one of the reasons the card works so beautifully

  13. Another beatiful card. I really am going to have to checkout PTI, they have such elegant sentiment stamps! (I tend to like to "see" what I'm buying, but there seems to be a lot of positive feedback on PTI's products...)

  14. I think the shape of the leaves and the deeper green color really make this card stand out from the white background. Fun!

  15. I love that you always have the perfectly sized sentiment for the image you are using. I clearly have a shortfall in my Christmas sentiment stamps.
    This is a beautiful card.

  16. Oh me oh my!! I have just found the card I want to CASE for my cards this year!! I love both of these. I am am a more is more girlie but these are just awesome..esp whne you ahve 80 to 100 to make. I can even get the kids involved in doing all the punching for me! Thanks a million for the to go buy a holly and fern punch :)

    Hugs Judy xx

  17. Awesome card... so classy!

    I think I am going to become your follower this instant... even though it is past midnight at my end and I need to go to bed!!!

    xxx Monica


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