Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Christmas Holly

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I have two Christmas cards today from my December 2023 calendar.

I'm always happy to recycle those calendars and they are making my Christmas stash grow.

The holly is die cut from watercolor paper and colored.

Peace on Earth Christmas #62 - Inspired by jars with holly
Jingle Belles - Recycle


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Splatter
Ink:   Baked Brown Sugar, Shaded Spruce, Pine Needles (DM), Real Red (SUM)
Paper:   Watercolor, Neenah Solar White, Real Red, DP
Other:  Holly Berry Die (PB)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Christmas Joy (Verve OOB)
Ink:   Shaded Spruce
Paper:   Watercolor, Neenah Solar White, Shaded Spruce
Other:  Circle Die, Circle Thin Frame (SSS), Subtle EF (ret SU), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Simply White)


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Marcia Hill said...

You are always so good about using those calendar pages and turning them into cards Bonnie, and not just any cards, but BEAUTIFUL ones!! And YAY for growing your Christmas stash by two!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

JoAnn said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the angled paper on the 1st card and the layered sentiment. Great way to recycle those lovely calendar pages. I have been thinking of stating my Christmas cards also. Thanks for the inspiration.

I Card Everyone said...

Two gorgeous cards for your 2024 stash, Bonnie! Goodness, I just love that Shaded Spruce color for your holly and that your pages get reused - so pretty!

Pat said...

This is a pretty PB holly and berries die and works beautifully on both cards Bonnie, and I love the angled red dp and finished with the lovely black with white shadow which stands out well against the red, and some lovely splattering too. The second looks great with the white Nuvo drops in the background and a pretty font for the sentiment in green which goes beautifully with the background card. x

lauren bergold said...

Oh my gosh, both of these are so fabulous, that holly is a fantastic save for sure! So happy you could join our creative celebration of Earth Day once more (or twice, actually!) at Jingle Belles!

Lisa Elton said...

Good for you to reuse those pages! Two fabulous cards for that 2024 stash!

HilaryJane said...

Two pretty little Christmas cards. I do love that delicate holly spray and you have coloured it brilliantly. The white splatters on the second one look amazing too xx

Cat Craig said...

Lovely duo of cards, Bonnie.

Bobby said...

What a beautiful way to use those calendar pages, Bonnie. Both cards are wonderful. Keep the Christmas stash growing, my friend.

TK said...

Kudos, Bonnie, on two beautiful cards, re-using your calendars AND growing your stash! Quite a feat for two cards

nancy littrell said...

Two Beautiful Christmas Stash Cards, Bonnie:-) I Love how you used your Christmas Pages Cards. TFS your special Christmas Cards, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

A pretty pair of cards Bonnie - I do love that delicate holly sprig

Leslie Miller said...

I love how you use your calendar parts! They look so beautiful the first time around and it would be a shame if they didn't have a second chance. Two lovely Christmas card, Bonnie!

Christine Alexander said...

Great way to add to your stash by upcycling your calendars. Both cards are so pretty and love all the white space behind the die cuts

Vicky Hayes said...

Those calendars work hard Bonnie! The holly is so pretty and I particularly like the first layout with that strong diagonal. Vicky x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work, Bonnie, Jo x

Nstiz said...

I love that you use your calendar page artwork to complete cards. Brilliant idea and I do love that die cut. It makes such a classy card. You do have a flare for design, Bonnie. Love these.

SmilynStef said...

What lovely holiday cards ... so very glad you celebrated Earth Day with us at Jingle Belles.