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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Leaves of Holly for the Stamping with Friends Christmas Card Blog Hop - October 2022

Leaves of Holly Christmas Cards (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Leaves of Holly Christmas Cards - Creating Multiples Quickly!

Stamping with Friends Christmas Cards Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today I am hopping with some demonstrator friends along the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop as we share lots of Christmas Card inspiration.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

The Leaves of Holly Bundle was a must have for me this holiday season as it coordinates so wonderfully with the Textures of Chic Suite!   I haven't started my Christmas cards, yet, for this year, so today's project showcases how I'll be able to make five cards a day when I can find a few hours now that I have a fun pattern established.  This layout will work wonderfully for any similar stamp set that you may have in your Christmas stash, too!

Leaves of Holly Christmas Cards (fronts) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The holly leaves and berries were randomly stamped along the center of a Very Vanilla sheet of cardstock.  Fillers from the Merriest Moments stamp set were used thanks to the inspiration of LeAnn Greff.  Five card fronts were cut from this layout.

Leaves of Holly Christmas Cards (cardstock design inspired by LeAnn Greff) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The card fronts were layered on Evening Evergreen and Crumb Cake cardstock layers.  The sentiment was stamped with Evening Evergreen ink on the Crumb Cake detailed die-cut label from the coordinating Holly Berry Dies.  A Linen Thread double bow was added in the corner of the die-cut label.

Leaves of Holly Christmas Cards (assembled cards in original layout) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside of the cards were layered and stamped to compliment the card fronts.  The Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes will also be stamped to give the recipients a sneak peak of what's inside; however, these will be done when I have completed all the cards with this design that I intend to create for Christmas.

Leaves of Holly Christmas Cards (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired to start creating your Christmas cards, if you haven't already!  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #11 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Blog Hop Index

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Leaves of Holly Christmas Cards (multiple cards) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make These Cards!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks A, C, D, G; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Bone Folder; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine


  • Leaves of Holly Photopolymer Stamp Set  (available for bundled savings with the coordinating Holly Berry Dies); Merriest Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pads


  • Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen and Very Vanilla Cardstocks; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes


  • Holly Berry Dies; Linen Thread

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Very Vanilla - 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" (x5); full sheet for stamping and cutting to 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" pieces (5) 
  • Evening Evergreen - 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" (x5) 
  • Crumb Cake - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base) (x5); approx. half sheet for die-cutting


  1. Beautiful cards! I love that technique!

  2. Ooooh, I love a one sheet wonder Angie and your cards look so elegant x

  3. Angie, love the way you stamped the one neutral sheet of cardstock and then made many fronts. I need to try this soon in my projects.


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