Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Christmas with Holly

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Karren and here’s what I did with it!

Christmas with Holly

I definitely strayed from sketch with my placement of the sentiment.  I just saw all of that lovely open space and wanted to fill it with a gorgeous dimensional embossing folder.  Then it was so dimensional that a die cut sentiment just didn't sit right so the sentiment moved down to the long panel.  I feel a tiny bit guilty - but I like the results.

The sentiment was supposed to be created with the Decorative Type alphabet set by Sizzix.  The set has an alphabet along with teeny tiny little decorations for each letter ranging from holly to stars to flowers.  But I cut the letters for "christmas" and it was too big, then I tried "merry" but it was too small.  So I flipped through my stash for a different "christmas" die but will used the bitty decorations.  The holly is on the "C" and if you look really closely, I added a star to the "i".

Christmas with Holly

The dsp is from Stampin' Up. It's my favorite Christmas pad of the year (across all companies). The embossing folder is from Lisa Horton Crafts - the detail is amazing! So really this entire card was designed around embossing and paper!

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Dies: Alexandra Renke Christmas, Sizzix Decorative Type Thinlits

Paper: Stampin' Up Tidings of Christmas dsp, cardstock in Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Misty Moonlight

Other: Lisa Horton Crafts Holly & Berries Slimline 3D Embossing Folder


  1. You're right, that beautiful embossed panel needs to shine! Fabulous card, Kim!

  2. Okay I DEFINITELY need that embossing folder!! KIM! this is just absolutely gorgeous! that Tidings of Christmas does look like a gorgeous DSP... love the colors and the tiny print! Perfect with your Wittle Holly!

  3. I love that DSP too! The embossing folder is perfect here! Beautiful card!

  4. Oh this card is so pretty Kim! I just love that embossed background and the pretty paper! So perfect for Christmas!

  5. Wow, that embossing folder is gorgeous! Such a fabulous card!


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