Holly and Pine Christmas Cheer

Good Monday morning.  I have a Christmas holiday project to share with you today.  I’m not really ready to go full force into Christmas cards yet but couldn’t resist playing with my new Poppystamps Holly Branch. I was so happy to find that it is sized perfectly to work with my Impression Obsession Pine Branch.  I see both of these dies being used together lots this coming holiday season since I love traditional Christmas cards.

KC Poppy Stamps Holly Branch 1 left

I cut three holly branches and three pine branches.  I used red 1/8” punched circles to create red berries for the holly branches and attached them with glossy accents. I formed both the holly and pine with my stylus and molding pad to give a more natural appearance.

KC Poppy Stamps Holly Branch 1 center

I wanted to add a touch of red to the card base so I attached the white and red background strip with mounting tape.  I arranged the holly and pine branches to the background with glossy accents.  The sentiment was stamped with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment was attached over the foliage with mounting tape.  This is really a branchy card but I still like how it turned out.  The only time consuming part of this was adding the berries to the branches.  When I was finished with that the rest of the card went together really quickly.

  KC Poppy Stamps Holly Branch 1 right

Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

11 thoughts on “Holly and Pine Christmas Cheer”

  1. Kittie, I am so ready for your wonderful Christmas ideas and this is just beautiful…. I love the simplicity… Did you color the holly branches with different shades of green or is that the lighting? I absolutely love this card and as I said, I’m so looking forward to these ideas… Thank you for sharing….

  2. LOVE the new holly branch and the way you’ve used it with the other dies to make this fantastic design! Very nice. 🙂

  3. What a stunning card. It might prove a little difficult to mail, but wouldn’t it make a nice framed piece for a decoration.

  4. I love all your cards but this is exceptional. With regard to mailing you could sandwich between two pieces of cardboard or put in bubble wrap envelope. Fantastic card.

  5. Seems early to be thinking Christmas, but guess it’s never to early to start. Beautiful card and with just a few supplies. Edna

  6. I absolutely love this card, however, because of the extreme winter we have had I have to admit I am not looking forward to Christmas this early. I do love
    that Holly Branch with the added berries and red stripes, so you and makes such a perfectly pretty card.

  7. So pretty! It reminds me of a holiday arrangement that I put in an antique tool box each year and has me thinking that I should mimic that festive arrangement onto a card. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Big Hugs,
    Laura C.

  8. Good Morning, Kittie; hope you don’t get two of same message, didn’t print the first one. Anyway, I want to say, this is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love that holly die and the bright red and gold used for accents. makes it come alive. Have a good day….LOL

  9. This is a gorgeous, elegant Christmas card. Very inspiring! Now I want the holly die. I can see so many possibilities, I am thinking of the poppystamps small poinsettias in the middle of the cluster of holly branches. My Christmas ideas are gathering in my mind. Thank you for sharing this beautifully inspiring card.
    Jacquelene L


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