I am really enjoying doing this blog series and featuring different stamp sets each week. I’ve been looking forward to show casing the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and finally, it’s this week!!
Somehow I managed to order the wood mount version of this set. Make sure you pay attention to how the blocks fit in as this is one of those sets that are a tight squeeze to get in!
I was inspired this week by a sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketches.
For my first card today, I went with a Pool Party and silver theme. I have fallen in love with the snowflake vellum from the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum pack. I cut out the word using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies and silver foil. Did you know that you can purchase the stamp set and thinlits as a bundle and save 15%. That’s a great saving.
I even used some washi tape on the card from the Everday Chic Designer Washi Tape. I have so much washi tape and always forget to use it!! And now I’ve used 10 cms!! LOL
I used the same sketch for my second card, but I turned it on it’s side. This time I went with a traditional colour scheme of Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Kraft corrugated paper. I cut the Merry out of gold foil for a bit of bling. I then embossed the snowflake in gold and fussy cut it. I DO NOT LIKE fussy cutting!! I actually cut out 3 snowflakes but it was too much with 3 on the card. I trimmed one of the snowflakes so that it looks a bit smaller. I then added a Metal rimmed pearl to the centre of each one.
Here’s a close up of the snowflakes.
I had to do three cards this week so I could show you the three dies in the Christmas Greetings thinlits. For my final card, I was inspired to dig out my Circle Card thinlits. I haven’t used this for ages and I’ve forgotten how nice it looks!!
I used my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas, and once again, fussy cut out the Santa. You can’t have a Jolly card without a Jolly Santa!!
The other thing I forgot is how awkward these cards are to photograph!! I just love the word Jolly in the Gold glitter, it’s so sparkly!!
Happy Christmas Stamping!
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