Saturday, November 16, 2019

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

As it so happens, I found a new challenge today, Perfectly CAS (using one third or less) and decided I just had to play along.  It really is a new challenge as this is only the third challenge they have had.  It's a Christmas theme this time and the challenge for me was keeping the design to only using one third of the card.  It's not as easy as it may seem but I must say I love this challenge and plan to participate on a regular basis.

The stamp set I used is a new one from Taylored Expressions, Holly Jolly Background.  What I love about this set is that the background part of the stamp is a 4.5" x 5.75" rubber stamp but the holly and the berries are a photopolymer stamp which allows you to easily line up the stamp and fill in the outline image.  What an ingenious idea!

Stamp(s):  Jolly Holly Background, Simple Strips Christmas (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Old Olive, Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions)

And, here is what it looks like standing up.  I rather like it this way and think I just may have to make a few more like it.

Be sure to go check out the new challenge Perfectly CAS (using one third or less).  I'm going to enjoy challenging myself to staying without the one third or less.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. This looks fab ..... I love the traditional Christmas colours. Thank you for playing along with the Perfectly CAS Challenge xx

  2. This is a gorgeous card Marsha, I'm sorry that Christmas overtook my commenting time, but hopefully better late than never!
    Thanks for sharing this beauty with Perfectly CAS and have a very Happy New Year!