Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple holiday card to share with you today made using the newly released Impression Obsession Joy Frame paired with evergreen sprigs from the Wreath Builder set.  The green frame was made using a die from the Classic Square Nestabilities.  I love the simplicity of this open frame with the die cut joy sentiment. 

KC Impression Obsession Joy Frame 1 right

I started by cutting a piece of red 4.50” square cardstock, placed it on the cutting platform, lined the frame die over it and ran it through my Big Shot.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape on the back of the frame and attached to the white card base.  I cut a piece of green cardstock 4.25” square and cut the frame opening using a square die.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the top of the red frame.

KC Impression Obsession Joy Frame 1 center

I applied pieces of mounting tape to the back of the ornament, tucked the hanger portion under the frame and attached it to the card base.I trimmed several pieces of green foliage to different sizes and attached them to the ornament.  I finished by attaching several 1/8” punched circles to the foliage with glossy accents and added sparkle with red stickles.

KC Impression Obsession Joy Frame 1 left

It’s hard to believe it is already October and only a short time left to make holiday cards.  This was such a fast and easy project to make and would be a perfect card to mass produce.  The card actually looked totally complete without the green frame but I added it just to bring another element of green.  I think this would look really great layered over a pretty holiday designer paper with a fairly simple pattern.  The ornament is a separate die so you have a choice of using it or not.  I think the Joy open frame would be pretty framing a snowy scene in the background.

ribbon blog candy

Do you love ordering your product from Ellen Hutson?  I sure do!  She always includes one yard of beautiful May Arts ribbon and a cute colored image and Thank You sentiment with each order.   I like to store mine up until I have at least a dozen and give them away as a blog candy thank you offering to those who follow my blog.  I love sharing on my blog and it makes me so happy to think I may inspire others.  All you need to do to qualify for my blog candy is leave a comment “on this post” and tell me if you mass produce one design for your holiday cards or if you send one of a kind to each of your recipients.  You’ll have until 5:00 pm Thursday, October 5th to comment and I’ll announce the winner on  my Friday post.  PS……Don’t tell Bob that I’ve placed a dozen orders from Ellen in a short period of time.  Since I’m retired now I’m always here to get the mail and I just add my new products to my stash and he never really knows the difference.  LOL!  Truthfully he never cares how many orders I place.  He knows how much paper crafting means to me.  He’s my biggest fan!!!!! 

I appreciate you coming by today and hope you have a great week.  

Card size:  5.00” square.