Holly Jolly with a Jingle

The weekend is over and I have one final card to share made this weekend using my Lil Inker's October release.  Once again,  I laid out all of my Lil Inker stamps and dies and picked one here and one there to make my card.  I have been in a holiday kind of mood lately, so this one is another Christmas card.
I started the card off with the Texture Plate Collection (Frame One).  Both sides of this die are fun to use, but I am partial to the woodgrain.  I cut out the center of the frame using a Stitched Mat Rectangle die which is the exact perfect size for this frame.  I embossed the green panel with the Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die to give a nice, crisp background to highlight the largest jingle bell in the Jingle Bell Die Set.  I suspended the bell from some silver rope trim and added a Bow Die (Small) topped with a sparkly silver gem.  The sentiment is from Holly Jolly Sentiment stamp set and that cute set of holly leaves are from the Holly Jolly Die set.  If you look closely you can tell that those cute holly berries have a nice coat of diamond glaze on them and really do pop out and shine.  This might just be a record for me...I used seven different Lil Inker stamps or dies on this one.  I wonder if the Guinness Record Book people will be calling me soon?

18 comments:

Joyce said...

What a fantastic card. You are the best sales person for Lil Inkers in the world. You are making me take a second look at all the dies I passed on. Love that frame, and wonder why I never noticed it before.

Beverley said...

Oh my! Your card is stunningly beautiful. Hugs Bev x

Cathy this is so wonderful I love your design!

Judy said...

Love this card, very festive.

Marybeth said...

Such a fun card, love the holy die set too! What is not to love about Lil Inkers ! The bell looks perfect in the frame.

Ok....so are you working for Lil Inkers or what???? I have to have agree with Joyce, you are their number one salesperson. I have never really wanted to get those bells but after seeing your last few cards, I am SOLD on them! This is another fabulous card and that sparkly jingle bell is perfect!

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! (I Just ordered from them yesterday and now am WISHING I had ordered that bell too!! Hmmm....)
THANK YOU so much for the sweet comment on my blog! That was so nice of you!!! (and I ADORE anything Melissa Phillips makes!!!)
Have a GREAT day!!

Colleen said...

Cathy, I just perused your blog and am so impressed...I have just a few of the Lil'Inkers stitched sets...BUT I may have to go check it out more thoroughly after seeing your many cards. They are all fabulous! Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog!!

Nancy Guse said...

Beautiful card Cathy! Love the frame and bell, those I do not have but I do have the bow and I love it! Thank you for your sweet comment you are so nice! Marybeth is a wonderful friend. From looking at your blog I would say I am watching you for inspiration, your cards are beautiful! Your photography skills are great too!

Sharron said...

Goodness, I had forgotten about that frame die. It's just gorgeous on your card and I love your fabulous silver bell against the stitched pattern!

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Renee said...

Love it!
That's all I can say...
just love it! :)

Jeanne J said...

Where the heck have I been? This is wonderful! Love the layers of stitched and embossed backgrounds and that glittery jingle bell on the silver cord. The perfect mix of all things Lil Inker! AMAZING!

Pauline said...

Beautifully made Cathy, I love the perfect frame and the sparkly jingle bell, so festive!

Greta said...

Wowzer--love this card! I really want to get some Lil Inkers products--now more than ever!

Amy Rohl said...

You've worked some serious magic with these dies, wow! Love your design, and like you, I'm partial to woodgrain as well!

Oh, this is so pretty! I love that frame!

So beautiful my dear! It is elegant and lovely!

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