Country Holly

I’ve been saving cards that catch my eye on Facebook and Pinterest, and had a chance to sit down and play with the designs last weekend.  Here’s one that I CASE’d from Karen Barber.

I like the rich, Early Espresso brown offset by the bright Real Red, Old Olive and gold.  The Tin Tile embossing folder and check patterns really remind me of the small country town where my husband grew up in Central Illinois.

Yes, I fussy-cut these holly and berry images.  It’s a very calming and centering exercise I find.  I just put on a movie, tv show or music and sit with my very sharp paper snips and go for it.

I used a different ribbon and stamped the Buffalo Check background stamp for the bottom panel instead of using an Early Espresso plaid sheet from the Neutrals 6×6 DSP.  I added the sentiment and an extra spray of holly and berries to the bottom, too.  It feels good to use up stuff in my stash…I think I need to restock some red ribbon!

Here’s what I used:

Christmas Wishlist

Does your family need a little nudge in the right direction to find something to put under your tree?  If so, here’s a wish list for you to write down what your heart desires.  

You can fill it out and either leave it in a strategic place, or send it back to me with contact info and I will get in touch with your nominated gift-giver to make the process super-simple.  I can also issue gift certificates for products or classes!




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