Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holly Hobbie Christmas cards and IBSIC #36

This time of year I just don't know what to make first. Do you have that problem? There are so many things I want to be working on—cards, gifts, albums, baking, decorating. And then all these goodies that have arrived with my magazine subscriptions' Christmas issues—oh me oh my! I want to play with them all. This Holly Hobbie paper and stamps are from Cardmaking and Papercrafting, one of my favorites. 

I already had the oval cut done on these Holly Hobbie stamped images when I saw this week's IBSIC #36 challenge. Perfect, I thought. 

I admit to having a soft spot for Holly Hobbie. I'm going to date myself here, but I had one of the original rag dolls when I was a girl. Oh how I loved that doll!!! I'm so glad a new generation can appreciate her too.

There are two stamps. I went with a pastel, pink theme with one.



And traditional red with the other.




Holly is blonde, but her friend Amy is a brunette. I think this one is Amy. 


I was pleased with how these poinsettias turned out. They're Verve stamps that I cut and layered for a 3D effect.


Let's see . . . what do I want to make next?

Materials

Cardmaking and Papercrafting—Holly Hobbie paper, image and sentiment stamps.
Paper—Papermania Festive Frolics, card stock. Dies—Die-namics oval and photo corners, Artemio scalloped oval. Stamps—Verve poinsettia. Embellishments—ribbon, buttons, twine, pink Toga pearls, red Artoz pearls.

6 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love the colors you used for each of them!! Thanks for joining us at IBSIC!

inspiredbystampin.com said...

This are absolutely beautiful! I love your images! You colored them beautifully! Wow! Thank you for taking time to join us this week! Hugs, Joanna

Deb Hickman said...

Absolutely stunning !!!! I love the colours and the image is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at IBSIC. Deb x

misstreez said...

Very pretty cards. I had a much loved Holly Hobby dressing gown. It must have been a extravagant expence for my frugal mother as she would rarely let me wear it in case it got dirty and needed a wash, lol. Your colouring of the images is bright and cheerful (not sure what you used) with great attention to detail.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I remember Holly Hobbie! Pretty sure she came out in the 70s, but i never had one of these dolls. These images are so nostalgic, and help make really pretty cards in your hands. :) Those little layered poinsettias are GORGEOUS!

So glad you played along with us at IBS this week. :)

Liz Weber said...

OH these are sooo adorable, just love the cute little girls and I love both of the colour schemes.

Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at IBSIC.

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