Stampin’ Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

Good morning good morning!  Hope your weekend is going well.

Fun fact – today is National One Hit Wonder Day.  Really?!?  Think that thru.  Someone – on the National Day Determination Committee (pretty sure that’s a real thing!) – thought that one hit wonders were worth having their own day.  🤔🤔🤔  It’s ALSO National Quesadilla Day.  The NDDC did a MUCH better job on this one – quesadillas really ARE something to celebrate!!! 😉

Speaking of one hit wonders – my card today showcases some Stampin Up! products that will NOT be one hit wonders in your tool chest!  The Leaves of Holly bundle with the Boughs of Holly DSP is so gorgeous and will be a workhorse for Christmas projects!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

The layout for this one if from the sketch at the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

And I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, too! I went down the middle and right columns and across the bottom row!

I started by adhering a piece of plaid paper from the Celebrate Everything DSP to the front of a Thick Very Vanilla card base using Liquid Glue.  Remember this is a Host-Exclusive DSP pack – you can get it free using Stampin’ Rewards!

Next, I used the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to cut a poinsettia-strewn piece of the gorgeous Boughs of Holly DSP that I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

I used Liquid Glue to adhere two Wonderful Snowflakes (they really ARE wonderful!) to the card front.

Then I got to stamping and cutting the pieces and parts for my collage!

– I cut three pine boughs from Evening Evergreen paper from the Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper.

– I stamped two berries in Real Red (solid stamp) and Cherry Cobbler (detailed stamp) on Very Vanilla and cut them out with the matching Holly Berry die.

– I cut out the next-to-largest Stylish Shapes circle die from the Very Vanilla paper in the Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper.

– I cut out two detailed holly leaves and the piece that backs the sentiment banner leaves from one of the Boughs of Holly DSP designs…

I started the collage with the Glimmer Stylish Shapes circle, adhered with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I adhered the two DSP holly leaves with Liquid Glue, then added the berries and pine boughs over the top.  Tip: be sure that your foliage doesn’t extend past the edge of the card!

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

I used the big sentiment label to cut out a Basic White label – and used Liquid Glue to adhere the DSP die cut to the back of the holly leaves.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Leaves of Holly in Evening Evergreen.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

I added a couple of Cherry Cobbler Festive Pearls to the sentiment and a few gold Festive Pearls to the card front and…the card front was done!

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Leaves of Holly in Evening Evergreen on a Very Vanilla panel.  In the corners, I added the smaller detailed holly leaf in Mossy Meadow – stamping it in each corner twice without re-inking.  Then I added a Cherry Cobbler Festive Pearl.

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial


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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Mossy Meadow holly leaves on the front…

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

…and more Boughs of Holly DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  This Leaves of Holly Bundle is one of my fave Christmas sets in a long time!  It’s got all the things!  Add the amazingly rich Christmas tones from the Boughs of Holly DSP and…winner winner!!

Stampin' Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – this is the card I made yesterday on my YouTube Live video – if you’d like to see it – for the first time or again! – here ’tis!

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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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: Holly Berry Die cut sentiment label (sentiment)

Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper: Holly Berry Die cut pine boughs (x3 – Evening Evergreen); Next-to-Largest circle Stylish Shapes circle die cut (in Very Vanilla)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Holly Berry Die cut stamped berries (x2)

Celebrate Everything DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front)

Boughs of Holly DSP: Largest Deckled Rectangle die cut (on front of card); Holly Berry Die cut holly leaves (x2); Holly Berry Die cut piece behind sentiment label; 2 1/2″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

I sees you is making potatoes for dinner…

I, too, happen to likes potatoes!

Just a little sour cream, butter and shredded cheese for me – I do NOT likes mushrooms!



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Leaves & Boughs of Holly Christmas with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a beautiful card! The layering is just perfect and the touches of glimmer paper are so pretty! I am sure that Finn talked someone into giving him a bit of the loaded baked potato…no mention as to who that might be. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Nope. That individual – should he or she exist – will remain unnamed!! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Wow, Mary, this gorgeous card is fantastic! Your layers are over the top, such an elegant combo! I really love the way you brightened that dark DSP up, too, I have to rethink that now, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. Patti Brunter

    Wow this card is stunning! I love all the layers and adding the snowflakes was such a great idea! Thanks so much for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

  4. Very beautiful card. The layering is nicely done with the glimmer touches. Thank you for joining us at HSS. Into the CASE file is goes. Cheers, Jolanda – DT

    • stampsnlingers

      THanks – hope you enjoy making it! Appreciate the kind words, Jolanda! 🙂

  5. Jenny Engelke

    This card is a real eye catcher! Love those snowflakes and the Holly! Beautiful combo!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments, Mary!

  6. Bree Renwick

    I love all of the rich, beautiful colors! Thank you for joining us at HSS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Bree – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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