Friday, August 19, 2022


The last card I'm sharing this week with the Splendid Thoughts Bundle is a Christmas Card.  I cased the card on page 64 of the 2022 Fall Mini catty, but rather than using the Splendid Day Designer Series Paper, I decided to use the Boughs of Holley Designer Series Paper from the same catalog.

I enjoy challenging myself to use non-Christmas bundles to make Christmas Cards.  It helps me grow my stock of Christmas Cards more quickly.

I really liked the card in the catty as I thought the "circles" created with die cuts made with the half circle die from Splendid Dies was a very clever use of this bundle.  I would never have come up with this idea without seeing it in the catty -- so my hats off and thanks to the Stampin' Up! Designer that came up with this idea.

The Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper is one of my favorite Christmas papers this year.  The colors are very traditional, and there are several traditional Christmas Patterns in the collection like Poinsettias, Holly, Trees, and Berries.  However, on the reverse side of those traditional patterns are some abstract designs.  The design on the top center of my card is one of my favorites!  

This card design is a FANTASTIC way to use up small scraps of paper -- and who doesn't have a LOT of Christmas scraps?  I know I do.  I also used a few scraps of Christmas foil (Red, Gold & Green) that I have left over from years past.  I thought a little foil added some shine, and I love shimmer, shine, and sparkle.  I'm not sure if the red and green foil is still available, but I bet some of you have a few scraps of it in your stash.  Let's use that stash!  

I know, I make a terrible salesperson, but I believe in using things we have.  We bought them because we liked them, so let's use them!

I also added several of the gold Elegant Faceted Gems on the card front to add a little more bling.

The ribbon on the card is also from my stash.  It is a Cherry Cobbler with Gold ribbon, that, let's be honest, I was hoarding!

When I cut my half circles, I cut a bunch so I could experiment with combining different patterns and colors in the layout.  As a result, I had several leftovers!  I used some of my leftovers to decorate the inside of my card and the front of my envelope.

The sentiment on the front and the inside are from the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set.

What do you think?  It's definitely going to go to someone this Christmas.  I like it a lot and may even make a few more.  I hope whoever receives it likes it, too.

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A list of the products I used is shown below.  You may have to revert to your stash for some of them -- or pick something from your stash that YOU like.

Product List

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