Sweetest Borders Dies Christmas Holly FMS596

by Joanne James31. July 2023 14:00

Happy Monday everyone! It's grey and miserable here in the UK today but I'm not complaining - it gave me time to squeeze in an entry to this week's Freshly Made Sketches where I couldn't resist this fab sketch by Judy:

 

A split panel with nothing below the line - so many possibilities! I've missed playing along with these ladies whilst I've been on vacation and was excited by this week's layout as I knew exactly where I was headed - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

A couple of my Paper Players teamies have been making Christmas cards in earnest and I was beginning to get itchy feet for the festive season, so this sketch was a good opportunity to remedy that. I am currently planning my preorder for the new mini catalogue that features Stampin' Up!'s new Christmas range, so for today's card I delved into my retired box for an old favourite, the Sweetest Borders Dies, and chose the holly one. My colour scheme of Pretty Peacock and Old Olive was inspired by memories of some two-tone ribbon we had in this colour combo ages ago, which I loved. It always struck me that this was an unusual pairing, but one that worked surprisingly well. I cut my holly border just above the half-way line and stamped my sentiment in Pretty Peacock on the Old Oliver panel, before adding a selection of pearl berries:

 

I used standard iridescent pearls, with the exception of the extra large ones that are now sadly retired. Whilst we are perhaps more accustomed to red berries with holly, some varieties do have white berries and I think these ones make an elegant statement on my otherwise clean card. Yay - a card for this year's Christmas card stash - complete!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Final reminder that as today is the last day in July, it's your final opportunity to take advantage of the current Bonus Days promotion. Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/31/2023 3:33:29 PM #

I admired this die when it came out and I am wishing I had gotten it! Such an easy way to make an impressive card! Your colors are yummy too!

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
8/1/2023 12:10:40 AM #

Fabulous use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
8/1/2023 1:30:24 AM #

What a fun Christmas card!  I just love the die cut holly leaves and the pearly berries!  So pretty!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
8/1/2023 4:14:49 AM #

I love the die - totally missed it somehow!  And wow I never would have thought those colors would be so fabulous together!  Beautiful card!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/7/2023 10:13:50 PM #

So simple yet so effective! A perfect design for someone who wanted to make a lot of cards quite quickly. The contrast in colours really makes the design shine.

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