Put lots of die cut holly leaves together for a simple, gorgeous card!

I used new die cut holly leaves and a new cover plate die cut and nothing else but shaping tools and adhesive to make this pretty holiday card. When you have a die that cuts and adds details like the new Holly #2 set from my own line with Rubbernecker, you can afford to let the die cuts stand on their own!

A mass of die cut holly leaves arranged in a wreath over die cut layers to create a beautiful handmade greeting card

The Decorative Card Base 

  • Use white cardstock to to cut an A2 sized card base, score at 4.25″ and fold.  Pro Tip: Running a Teflon bone folder over the fold of the card base will sharpen the crease and will not leave a shine like other bone folder do.
  • Cut two decorative covers using white and red cardstock.
  • Apply Gina K Connect Glue to the back of the white cover, line it up slightly off center over the red cover and attach.  Pro Tip:  Trim the right border of the red cover frame so it wouldn’t show under the white cover.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the frame.
  • Attach two large pieces of mounting tape on the center back of the cover where the wreath will be attached.  Pro Tip:  The large pieces of mounting tape will not only hold the wreath in place but it will also hold  the cover cut away from the card base.
  • Remove mounting tape backing, line the cover frames over the card base and attach.

die cut holly leaves from Rubbernecker are arranged in a wreath over a layered die cut background

Die Cut Holly Leaves 

  • Use green cardstock to cut several sections of holly leaves. 
  • Gently form each holly leaf with your fingers to add dimension.
  • Use two graduated circle dies to cut a round wreath base using green cardstock. Pro Tip:  Create a wreath base with at least a 1/4″ border to be substantial enough to glue the holly to.
  • Begin attaching the holly leaves to the wreath base using glossy accents.  
    • Attach one leaf pointing straight up.
    • Adhere the next leaf pointing left.
    • Attach the next leaf pointing right.
    • Continue this pattern all the way around the base until it is fully covered.

The Holly Berries

  • Use red cardstock to cut several sections of the holly berries.
  • Place the holly berries face down on the molding pad and form them using a large round stylus.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of each holly berry.
  • Attach the berry clusters all the way around the wreath.
  • Apply glossy accents all the way around the back of the wreath and attach it to the cover die where the two sections of mounting tape are.

Check out my Easy Cards Decorated with Die Cut Holly to see another example of a pretty card using the holly set.

a handmade holiday greeting card made with die cut holly leaves and layered die cut backgrounds all from Rubbernecker

These large die cut holly leaves are  perfect to use for wreath making and to use with large poinsettia cards.  The possibilities are endless.  Do you like making wreath cards?  I would love to know.

 
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These large die cut holly leaves are  perfect to use for wreath making and to use with large poinsettia cards.