Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Hi Everyone! Holly here with two cards for you today. 

First up, quick and easy, using this beautiful sentiment stamp called
and design paper called THESE DAYS. 
Add in a few pieces cut using the MACARENA DIE , sponge on some INK, then assemble the card. Foam tape under the sentiment provides depth.

Okay, so that was just too easy- let's do another one! Inspired by Design Team buddy Kathy Jo, I opted to make a Christmas card.

No designer paper on this one- we'll make our own background paper. 
Using JET BLACK ARCHIVAL INK, randomly stamp Christmas designs, and the sentiment. I used 
MY IDEA OF A PERFECT CHRISTMAS for the sentiment, and DECK THE HALLS, and CHRISTMAS IS THE DAY for the images. After sponging loose circles of FIRED BRICK and PEELED PAINT  DISTRESS INK, I picked up ink with a brush and coloured in the images.
The circles for the sentiment and red mat were cut with Spellbinders CIRCLES then the red mat and strip were embossed with the REINDEER MAGIC M-Bossabilities.
The same inks were watered down a bit and splattered onto the card base and sentiment.
Once assembled, I added some pearls from my stash, and called it done.

If you feel inspired, remember that Quietfire Design has some great specials on right now, including in stock CHRISTMAS STAMPS!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I loved reading your blog this morning. The sentiment A Family is a Circle of Strength is awesome. I loved it. Both your cards are beautiful. I always look forward to what is coming next. Thanks
    Leslie Loutit(

  2. Beautiful cards, Holly! I love the background paper you made, too! :)

  3. Gorgeous Cards an beautiful sayings

  4. Lovely cards :) I am now inspired to make some Christmas cards this week :)

  5. beautiful cards! oh my.....soon it'll be Christmas-craft-time again!

  6. Fantastic cards and I love love love the sentiments!

  7. Beautiful cards with fabulous sentiments. Thanks


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