Friday, August 12, 2016

Holly Berry Happiness Sneak Peek, a Z Fold Card and a challenge or 2

Hello  There,

I've got a couple of great things to show you today, and they are together too. Anybody who knows me, knows I hate Fussy Cutting anything. That's what Dies & Punches are for. We just need more of them, right? But when I started playing with the 2 step stamping on the Holly Berry Branch, I knew I was going to have to cut a mask to do the back leaf. Well, one cut out lead to another, and another. Then when I punched out the Bow with the Holly Berry Builder Punch I knew I had something cute. So, what to do with it? I then remembered a seeing Z fold card video tutorial on Dawn's Blog. Guess what came next?

The sentiments on this set are very sweet. I can see myself building little clusters of holly leave on all my holiday cards. Well, maybe not all of them. There is more fun to come in the coming weeks.

My card base is Cherry Cobbler Cardstock - 4 1/4" X 11".
Z fold action piece is Garden Green Cardstock - 2 1/2" X 10" scored at 4" and 8".
The card front is from This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper - 4" X 5 1/4".
I used Whisper White Cardstock for the Lots of labels focal point
and the 2 inside pieces - 2 1/4" X 3 3/4".
I cut the bow from a scrap of Real Red Cardstock after I stamped the Bow image in Cherry Cobbler.
(Using the Holly Belly Builder Punch)

I stamped the sentiments in Cherry Cobbler Ink and the Holly images in Emerald Envy. The Snowflakes are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set and are stamped in Soft Sky Ink.
I used some Rhinestone basic jewels in some of the snowflakes.

The Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch will be available for purchase after September 1st. Both are also available in a bundle which will save you 10%.

I using this card for the following Challenges. SU-Only Challenge Blog, #154. We were challenged to use Stampin Up' Dies in our project. Paper Craft Crew Challenge PCC206. We were to use Designer Series Paper in our project.

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here. Thanks for looking!


  1. Wow, what a great fold for this Christmas card! Love the use of the new Christmas bundle for the focal image - thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  2. Jan, I love this fold, and you just can't go wrong with Holly Berries, right? Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

  3. Lots of awesome details!! What a great project for our challenge using dies!! So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

  4. Love the fun fold on here! Such a great card! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

  5. What a great 'fun fold'! LOVE the use of the new holly set! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

  6. WOW! What a great card! I love the interactive element of the swing. Thanks for playing with the Paper Crafts Crew! Christyne - DT

  7. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!!

  8. What a great Christmas card, I love the fold and that dsp is a fav of mine. I do love traditional colours for Christmas now and then, and I've also been using this pack. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Craft Crew challenges. Carolyn xx

  9. Great swing out z-fold card, Jan. I love the traditional Christmas colours; this dsp is perfect for that . So glad you joined the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. ~Deborah


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