Stampin’ Up! Leaves Of Holly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I made a Fun Fold – an accordion card made with designer series paper using a design from Patty Bennett a few years back. I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle with the gorgeous Boughs of Holly designer series paper. This is a wonderful way to show off pretty DSP and you get to see both sides! You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and even though my card front has the back side of the DSP on the left side, I decided it still meets the challenge since it’s part of the same sheet of the background paper:

I scored a 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ on the long side and folded it accordion style. I adhered the large panel to a Real Red 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel with liquid glue. This serves as my fun fold card base.

I cut another Boughs of Holly DSP with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the front flap with liquid glue, being careful not to glue it to the second fold. I cut the two detailed holly leaves from the Holly Berry Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle and adhered them to the die cut panel with dots of liquid glue. I used a paint brush from my stash to brush on red Pearlized Enamel effects on Real Red. I used circular strokes and this gave the panel a little shine and resembles berries. I cut it out with the solid berry die and cut a Real Red glimmer panel with the detailed die. I adhered the berries together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut it out with the small label die. I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals and finished it with iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small holly leaf in stamped off Soft Succulent ink under the sentiment and adhered the panel to the left side of the inside of the card so that it’s covered by the accordion folds.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle has such elegant, graceful holly leaves, both stamped and die cut. Using glimmer papers for the leaves makes really festive Christmas cards! And I hope you like this fun fold – it’s a great way to show off pretty DSP

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base, 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Evening Evergreen Glimmer – 2″ x 6″ (die cut holly leaves)
  • Real Red Glimmer – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Basic White – 2-7/8” x 5” (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel scored at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ (valley, mountain, valley accordion fold), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly Sneak Peek

Good Morning! I’m so excited about the new Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog opening on Friday! There are so many wonderful new bundles and returning holiday products, and it’s coming out in July so we have an extra month to prepare for the holidays! Today I have a sneak peek of a new holiday bundle call the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. I’ve got the card stock cuts at the bottom of today’s post and links to any products currently available.

And I’m joining some of the ladies on the Inkin’ Krew Team in a Blog Hop to celebrate the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog! We’ve each chosen a different bundle for our projects, so be sure to check out everyone’s projects and take a tour of many of the upcoming new goodies!

I adhered a panel of the pretty new Boughs of Holly designer series paper to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the front of a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals.

I cut the two detailed holly berry leaf dies from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle from gold metallic specialty paper and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I colored three large iridescent gems with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and adhered them to the card front by the leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink on a Basic White panel. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the small label die.

I ran some Stampin’ Seal at the base of the leaves and adhered some folded gold shimmer ribbon to the card front. I adhered the label over the ribbon to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large holly leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in stamped off Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink over the leaf and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Boughs of Holly DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle is so versatile with large, bold holly leaves that can be die cut or stamped. The dies can be used to cut out the leaves for layering the dies or for cutting out the stamped images and there are pretty labels for the wonderful sentiments. Here’s a picture of the Leaves of Holly stamp set with the coordinating Holly Berry dies and the beautiful Boughs of Holly DSP with my card.

And here’s a close up of the beautiful papers in the Boughs of Holly designer series paper. This will be gorgeous with a lot of Christmas stamp sets!

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle and Boughs of Holly DSP will be available on July 1 when the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog goes live. And don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration Part 2 will start then too!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Button to see Tara Carpenter’s pretty card and the Previous Button to see Karen Ksenzakovic’s pretty card.

And here’s the list of hoppers for today in case you get lost along the way:


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any currently available item valued up to $10.00!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gold and Rose Gold Specialty paper – 2″ x 6″
  • Basic White- 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-5/8″ x 4-7/78 (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: