Sunday, 17 September 2017

Holly Leaves on an Ornament

I really need to get busy with Christmas cards!  So hope to do lots of the Christmas challenges that are out there to get me inspired.  The current Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is to use leaves.

I went with holly leaves:

My Christmas ornament is NOT a die cut - it's the gold card board from underneath a French pastry I recently bought. It was still very clean after I'd eaten the pastry, and too perfect to through away - and perfectly ornament shaped with the tab at the top!

The holly and sentiment are die cut. I die cut the holly from a shimmery green cs that looked too pale so I rubbed it with Evergreen Bough ink and got it looking more holly-coloured. Red gemstones are the berries.

I'll be back with lots of Christmas cards in the next couple of months!

Ink - Distress Evergreen Bough
Paper - cream, green, and red shimmer cs; gold cardboard cake board
Size - A2
Accessories - Penny Black holly die, Tattered Lace "merry" die, red gemstones, gold cord


  1. WOW!!! Gorgeous gold recycled pastry paper and shaped like an cool!! Love your die cut holly and gemstone berries with your small die cut Merry. You must get more of those pastries, Susan:-) TFS and getting me inspired to make more Christmas cards. Hugs..

  2. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  3. How wonderful to get this elegant ornament and a pastry too! The holly and berries look beautiful on it!

  4. So creative to recycle that pastry board, Susan. It looks awesome as a Christmas ornament. An elegant backdrop for your holly. Beautiful card. Trina xx

  5. I need a few of those deserts, they make great ornaments :)

  6. Wow, this is brilliant, Susan! Love the card you made from recycled product and it looks beautiful embellished with your die cuts. What a great idea!

  7. This is a beautiful Christmas card Susan. And I love how you've up-cycled that gorgeous gold pasty board. Fantastic design! xx

  8. Hi Susan! Awesome job on recycling that perfectly-shaped gold pastry board, and you made a awesome card with it too! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT


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