One of the sets I ordered for my birthday in November was Papertrey's Holly Jolly. It seemed like a very appealling CAS set...and it IS!
First up, I used the bracket border punch (Fiskars) to edge the card. The curves and points of the brackets are not exactly like holly, but they are similar enough. The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Christmas. I popped one of the holly leaves (stamped with Always Artichoke) and used some of my big bling in dark red that matches the Cherry Cobbler of the sentiment.
Next, I used another sentiment from Signature Christmas and the tiny holly stamp from Holly Jolly. The corners of the popped panel were punched with an SU ticket punch.
Holly Jolly comes with two border stamps. Here's the "positive" stamp, stamped in Memento Cottage Ivy and accented with red Stickles. The sentiment comes with the set and is stamped in SU Real Red.
Finally, the "negative" border stamp. I used yet another sentiment from Signature Christmas and blinged just three tiny holly berries.
Hopefully, I'll now be able to move on to something OTHER than Christmas cards. Ooops, almost forgot to post the coffee bags I decorated to hold Russian Tea gifts this year.
I made 18 of these for teachers and neighbors. The punch is SU's bird and branch, done in Real Red and a random gray I had in my stash. These were matched up with the gray and red cards I made HERE. Not bad, eh?
I love Christmas and feel very Christmas-y right now, but I think I'll let loose a primal scream if I post another Christmas card before March. Maybe April. So good-bye for now, Christmas cards. I love ya, but I need a break.
Note About In-Linkz: Apparently, they changed the default settings or I screwed up something when I set up this collection. To fix the problem, I'd have to delete and recreate the collection, which means everyone who's already posted would have to re-link. I'll just make sure next time I enable the photos to show. Sorry for the inconvenience!