Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The 9 Days of Christmas - Day 2 - Holly

Welcome to Quietfire Design's 9 Days of Christmas - Day 2!
 
If you've been following along, you'll know we have a wonderful way to share these new stamps with you during this event.
If you are a subscriber to Scrapbooking.com you will have seen Judi Kauffman's Holiday Headstart article published Sept 1, 2013. In that article each designer created three cards of increasing complexity. We will be continuing that theme for all 9 days!
 
Each designer has created
  1. One "quick and easy" card - in a style you can make multiples of, but nice enough to send out to your friends.  Basically; cardstock, stamp, patterned paper.
  2. One "a little more" card - the same card as the "quick and easy", but adding some embellishment or more complex.  This one would take a bit more time or cost a bit more to make.
  3. One "over the top" card  - Enough said!  This would be an heirloom card, something you'd keep, frame, display every year - perhaps something with a removable ornament. For hand delivery or shipped in a box.

The new stamps may be found
in the New Stamps department
by clicking
here.

 Holly is one of our artist's featured in the Scrapbooking.com article, so to see all three of her cards, you will have to pop over there, but she is sharing one of her cards here.



Hi Everyone. This is card #2 and goes together rather quickly too.  After adhering two strips of designer paper, I added white ribbon across the seam where they meet. The sentiment was stamped then die-cut into a circle using Spellbinders Basic Circles then adhered to a mat cut using a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle die.This was placed over the strips and flat-backed pearls were added.

The cute little holly flourish was added to one corner and 3 red berries were stamped with a dot punched from craft foam, using Ranger Distress Inks. 

I hope you are enjoying this 9 Days of Christmas presentation, and please remember to leave a comment to be eligible for a daily prize drawing, and to go over to Scrapbooking.com.
Thanks for looking!


48 comments:

  1. Loving these new stamps. Your example is great - suitable for mass-production methinks ;)

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  2. I think the stamps are gorgeous and lend themselves to the simplicity of this card! I really like your colour combination too! A very pretty yest warm looking card! Bravo!

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  3. All 3 cards are gorgeous! Really like the blinged (is that a word?)out one.

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    1. Love this stamp in particular and I also LOVE LOVE any cards that have pearls on them!! :) Hugs, Sandi B.

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  4. A lovely CAS card showcasing this gorgeous stamp! Beautifully done!

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  5. Again, I think my favorite is the quick and easy version over at Scrapbooking.com. These are very versatile stamp images.

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  6. nice bunch of cards
    Have a great day

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  7. What a wonderful set of cards Holly :)

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  8. This is so wonderful being able to see the same stamps used for different holiday designs! I always have difficulty thinking outside the box. Thank you!

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  9. Wonderful cards! thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. beautiful cards. i love seeing the cards at three different levels.

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  11. Love the way the fourish complestes the circle around the sentiment. Nice card as well.

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  12. I especially like the 3rd card with the rosette being a magnet

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  13. Very nice card here and now I'm off to her blog to see the other two!!

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  14. Checked out all your cards my friend they are great. Congratulations for being showcased so beautifully!:) Jutta

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  15. Great card! I love seeing how the 3 cards progress from easiest to more elaborate. I'm thinking I need some new QF stamps!

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  16. Simple, yet elegant. Thanks for sharing. Popping over to see the others now.

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  17. What a great idea!! Easiest and increments of more detail and embellishments is a wonderful concept and should inspire everyone to get their Christmas cards started!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Therese
    www.tmalakart.blogspot.ca

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  18. Beautiful cards. I love the removable rosette magnet idea!

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  19. Love the countdown! Keep up the good work Peggy P White Bear Lake, MN

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  20. I am loving seeing all these gorgeous cards.

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  21. The cards are wonderful Holly! I like the way the card progresses. Bigger & better. Thanks.

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  22. Lovely cards. But the first one is my favorite.

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  23. Beautiful Cards. I tried to comment last night but my system would not co operate. Thanks so much for sharing. Getting inspired.

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  24. I love the little flourish in the right hand corner - first you look at the focus on the words, then you take in that little extra! Well done!

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  25. The rosette magnet is an inspired touch! However, I'm in equal awe of all 3 cards. Lovely creations!

    Best Wishes,
    Mary

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  26. There is a word that describes your cards perfectly - WOW!

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  27. Love your card, thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  28. Not only is this fun, but it puts one in a great Christmas spirit...what talent.

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  29. I love the simplicity of this card.

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  30. Francie in MontrealSeptember 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Love how the simple, but lovely card builds into two gorgeous elaborate cards. All lovely.

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  31. This stamp is absolutely a must have, well done!

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  32. I love how you used this stamp. That spellbinders really sets it off nicely.

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  33. Cute rosette magnet. I love double duty cards. jB

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  34. I think I like the C & S card the best. The colors work well together. I got to see a new site today I would have not known about. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Lisa

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  35. Very pretty and i really love the magnet on the rosette...what a neat idea..tfs.

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