Monday, July 18, 2022



The card I'm sharing for this week's Heart of Christmas blog hop was designed to show off the gorgeous Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.  I decided Merriest Moments paired nicely with the ponsettia design, and this is what I came up with:

Isn't that patterned paper beautiful?  My go-to neutral, for using with rich colours like Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow, is Very Vanilla - but I decided to use crisp Basic White on my card this week.  On a piece of Basic White card, I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink (it came out nicely on my card, but has "blown out" a bit in the photo).  I used the stitched rectangle die from Merriest Frames Dies, to crop the sentiment.  This piece was matted on Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Three poinsettias (two smaller, and one large) were stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink, and die cut.  The leaves and flower centres were stamped in Mossy Meadow ink before being cut with co-ordinating dies.  From Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I die cut some tiny poinsettias - two of each size were layered together, and added to the background paper.  

I added Gold Adhesive-Backed Pearls to all the flower centres.  Here are some closer shots:

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Woollard.  Click on the button below to be taken to her blog.

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of all the participants in the blog hop, head over to Sharon Davern's blog.  Sharon is co-ordinating our Heart of Christmas blog hops every week, right up until the end of November.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List


  1. Beautiful card Christine - yes I love that DSP too!

  2. Fabulous! The rich colours in the DSP look wonderful with the crisp white. The gold pearls look fantastic as flower centres.

  3. Oh Christine, this is such a rich and vibrant Christmas card! I love this so much - your layout and layering are all superb! I'm glad you chose the white over the vanilla as it is so crisp and really pops!

  4. Rachel Woollard18 July, 2022 21:03

    Beautiful card Christine. Perfect choice to match Merriest Moments with this paper

  5. Lovely card and elegant arrangement of your poinsettias and sentiment on your card Christine. The pearl centres are pretty.

  6. Love it. I think the basic white was a great choice against the quite dark DSP. perfect combination of new and carry over products. I just love poinsettias.

  7. Such a beautiful traditional Christmas card in this gorgeous paper. I love the addition of the 2 smaller poinsettias in the Cherry Cobbler and those Gold pearls just shine beautifully.

  8. I thought that was a very bold patterned paper and put it aside, but you have inspired me to look at it again. I love the poinsettias and the sentiment on the white to break the bold DSP. Lovely card!

  9. A lovely traditional style card. I love poinsettias and yours look gorgeous in these colours!