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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Balls of Holly

Today's card was my submission for the ProvoCraft Facebook Card challenge.  They posted the challenge a couple of weeks ago on FB that they were going to have a handmade card challenge that required you to use one of three cartridges (Don Juan, Winter Lace, or Home Decor) and something from Anna Griffin.  And, the card had to be delivered by Tuesday Jan. 18.   I didn't win but, I was really happy with my card!
So, the only cartridge from the three that I had was the Winter Lace and the only Anna Griffen product I have is the Holiday Traditions stack.   I wanted to do a VD card but, once I started I decided to leave it as a Christmas card.   I cut the second snowflake cut on the Winter Lace cartridge, layer included, three times.  I cut the first at 3 3/4", the second at 3 1/2" and the third at 3".   I cut them in different shades of green and pop dotted each layer to appear as a three dimensional ball of holly/kissing ball.  I added some dots of red stickle to the top layer to appear as berries and then a piece of gold and green ribbon to 'hang' it from and a handmade bow on the top.   The mounted paper is a flocked damask from that Anna Griffin stack, on a cream colored shimmer paper.  The corners were all cut with a Fiskar's corner punch and the sentiment was printed on my computer and mounted on gold and then green to match the rest of the card.   I was so pleased with this because I don't think it looks like a snowflake at all.

On the inside, I continued the sentiment of 'Deck the Halls with balls of Holly' and then 'Happy Holidays'.  I mounted it on the same green, using the same corner punch and a piece of the gold ribbon.   The cream paper is the same shimmer paper as the front.   Again, I was really pleased with this card.  Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Very elegant!! I love how you pop-dotted the balls of holly!

  2. Fsbulous Card . . . that decoration is gorgeous! Thanks for entering it with the Diva's