Stampin’ Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Sneak Peek Christmas Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp DAY!!  We’ve got a busy day – I have my physical this morning so…black coffee only (bleh) until I can get home.  So…I’m gonna be a bit on the hangry side!!  Have to remember to stick a granola bar in so I don’t try to eat the steering wheel on the way home!  And then Finn has HIS physical this afternoon.  So…it’s a busy day for sure.  And I suspect at least part of it will be in the rain so that’ll be fun!

Just a note:  Today is the LAST day to get signed up for a Paper Share – be sure to get in on that, okay?

As part of your share, you’ll get some of the paper that plays a big role in today’s card – the Boughs of Holly DSP!  It’s gorgeous – and you’re going to love it!  I paired it with the coordinating Leaves of Holly stamp set and bundled Holly Berry Die set.  Plus…some other pieces and parts of the Suite – all of which you’ll be able to get the DAY AFTER TOMORROW!!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from The Paper Players sketch challenge this week.

And I took some inspiration from the samples in the new catalog, too! 🙂

I started by adhering a piece of the Boughs of Holly DSP to the front of a Cherry Cobbler card base using Liquid Glue.

I matted two more pieces of the DSP on Mossy Meadow and adhered them to the card front, too.

From a piece of Distressed Gold Paper, I cut the label die, a detailed holly leaf, a detailed berry, and two pine boughs using the Holly Berry Die set.

I cut some solid leaves and pine boughs from Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock.  And a berry die cut from Cherry Cobbler.  The die cuts go together perfectly – I just adhered them together with their Distressed Gold counterparts using Liquid Glue.

Then I adhered the gold label to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I used a little Stampin’ Seal + to adhere a length of 1/2″ Natural Woven Ribbon (part of the Suite and coming on 1 Jul!).

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Leaves of Holly sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it with the label die in the Holly Berry Die set.

Then it was a matter of using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the die cut leaves and boughs – plus a couple of Textural Elements (in the Suite, too!) to the card front.

Before I added the large holly leaf, I tied a gold twine bow, from the Simply Elegant Trim pack, and added it with Liquid Glue.

Then I used Dimensionals to add the sentiment and the berries.

Some Cherry Cobbler Festive Pearls finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Leaves of Holly in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel.  In the corner I stamped a holly leaf twice in Mossy Meadow ink.  The solid image is in stamped-off-once ink and the detailed leaf in full-strength ink.  I added some Cherry Cobbler berries – that’s a two-step stamp, too – I used full strength ink for both images.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then into the Cherry Cobbler card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the leaves and berries from Leaves of Holly on the front…

…and more of the stunning poinsettia-strewn Boughs of Holly DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How lovely is this Boughs of Holly Suite?!?  Anchored by the Leaves of Holly stamp set and bundled Holly Berry Dies, and complemented by the Boughs of Holly DSP…

…it’s a stunning suite – perfect for all your Christmas and holiday projects!

I hope you like!

Go ahead – I’ll wait while you add it to your list for Friday!  Or…you could take a gander at my Special Bundle #3 – Christmas Magic!  You’ll get all the elements of the Suite and much more!! 🙂

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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You can find all the bundes listed out – including the prices you’d pay to buy everything yourself – over on my Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog Special Bundle Page – a well as a handy Order Form!  So head over, check them out – and… get your order placed!

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I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share for the new Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog – and you can even  DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers and specialty papers!  I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 1 Jul 2022 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 5th as I can manage!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head over to my Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog Shares Page to get all the details and then use the form you’ll find there to get signed up!  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 8pm EST!

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Holly Berry die cut solid berry

Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for larger DSP rectangle); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP strip); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Holly Berry solid holly leaf die cut; Holly Berry die cut pine boughs (x2)

Old Olive Cardstock: Holly Berry solid holly leaf die cut (x2 – one for label and one for holly leaf); Holly Berry die cut pine boughs (x2)

Distressed Gold Paper: Holly Berry die cut label; Holly Berry die cut detailed berry; Holly Berry die cut pine boughs (x2); Holly Berry detailed holly leaf

Basic White Cardstock: Holly Berry die cut label (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Boughs of Holly DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (front card panel); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (larger DSP rectangle); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (DSP strip); 3′ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 


Finny has been limping for a few days.

We’ve probed his paws and pads and Wayne is convinced that he’s got a crack in his pad.

Could be – I sure couldn’t find anything.

I’ve managed to keep him from Super Glueing what he believes is the crack – Super Glue is his go-to fix-all – so…he’s applying Corona ointment to it a couple of times a day.

It’s kind of a process…

You can tell Finn is loving it, right?!?


I just had to laugh.



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Sneak Peek Christmas Card

  1. Mary, your creation is beyond fantastic…I guess that would be fantabulous. Hope both physicals go well and that the vet can determine fur sure what’s going on with Finny. I know you saw what I did there 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL -I DID! Thanks very much, Karen – and all went well! Clean bills of health for us both! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! They layering is perfect and the collage is beautiful!! Poor Finn…it’s rough when you have to get back to working after a vacation. Hope that his paw is feeling better soon!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes -he has Farm Boy hands, for sure. Needs the Crack Cream – tough lotion for tough jobs! 😂😂😂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Susan K

    Oh wow! This card is amazing! Whatever is the stronger word than love is how I feel when I see it! Just wow! TFS. Hope Finn’s paw heals quickly—for both his and Wayne’s sake! 😂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Susan – I do love this suite!! Yes – they both sort of like the “process” but…it’ll be nice to not have Corona paw prints all over! 😉

  4. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary….oh, I LOVE this card…..all layered…and traditional….I haven’t picked a Christmas set yet, but it will probably be this one. and that DSP….wowza….
    Hope both of your physicals are GOOD! Sorry about Finn’s sore paw……

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s absolutely stunning and very worthy of being your Christmas set for this year! Yeah! And all went swimmingly! Thanks, Faith! 🙂

  5. Mary, way to get a start on those Christmas cards! You did a great job with the sketch! Love sprigs of greenery! Thanks for playing this week at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Jennie! Appreciate it! 🙂

  6. Joanne James

    This card has so much texture and detail Mary and the deep red, green and gold colour scheme makes this a very luxurious card. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Joanne – it’s such stunning paper!! 🙂

  7. Your card is just chock-full of layers of beauty! What a great way to highlight those papers…mine are still unopened! Hope Finn’s paw is better soon! Thanks for playing with our sketch this week at the Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, LeAnne – it is GORGEOUS paper!! And yes – his paw IS improving, thank you for that!! 🙂

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