A Sneak Peek at Leaves of Holly

There’s something so special heartwarming about green holly and red poinsettias. These images and colors take us right to a special time and the special places we love to be during the holidays. The Boughs of Holly Suite, new in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog, offer an amazing variety of holly leaves, holly berries and beautiful red poinsettias. There are also some gorgeous sentiments you’ll want to have on hand for the holidays. It’s the first suite I reached for when my pre-order arrived. Here’s my card:

Leaves of Holly Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King

While Stampin’ Up!’ Demonstrators are allowed to order products from the new Mini Catalog (and earn Sale-a-Bration rewards for the July-August period), customers will be able to order these products starting Friday, July 1. What fun!

Here’s a sneak peek a the Leaves of Holly Bundle, which includes the Leaves of Holly photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Holly Berry Dies. Click on the image below for a closer look at these images:

Leaves of Holly Bundle, Stampin Up! 159608I chose to play with the gorgeous frame in the set of dies. While the thin opening on the inside of the frame and behind the leaves don’t need to be filled in, I added white cardstock to make them crisp and clean on my card. I cropped the frame with white cardstock, kept the thin white border and added that back the the Evening Evergreen frame. I cropped the background of the leaves (the first image in the dies above) and glued that behind the leaves on the frame.

I couldn’t help but to cut into the gorgeous Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper to create a background for my frame. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper:

Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King 159600I used the second page on the bottom row to build a backdrop for my card (the third and fourth patterns shown are front-and-back of the same page).

To further accent the thin, white border and thin, green border on my die-cut frame, I bordered the Designer Series Paper panel with Basic White and Evening Evergreen. I popped those up on a Real Red background.

Leaves of Holly Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Stampin’ Up!’s July-December Mini Catalog and July-August Sale-a-Bration event kick off on July 1. If you are my customer and haven’t yet received a copy of these books, please reach out to me today – CLICK HERE.

January-December 2022 Mini Catalog, Stampin Up! July-August 2022 Sale-a-Bration, Stampin Up!

Bundles: Leaves of Holly  Stamp Sets: Leaves of Holly  Papers: Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Evening Evergreen, Thick Basic White  Inks: Versamark  Accessories: Holly Berry Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


Leaves of Holly Bundle, Stampin Up! 159608


Product Shares & DSP Swatch Books

With the release of each catalog, I host product shares (allowing you to get a little bit of all the new papers, embellishments and ribbons. I also make Designer Series Paper Swatch Books to help you stay organized. ♥ Check out my Product Shares & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books here:

Brian's July-December 2022 Mini Catalog Shares, Stampin Up!

Last Chance Sale – Happening Now

Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on right now! Products from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog are being sold (while supplies last) and some are deeply discounted. To check out all of the items in this sale, click on the image below:

Brushed Shapes Dies, Celebrating You, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Kit Collection BOGO 1/2 Off Sale

Stampin’ Up! is offering a month-long promotion on the products in the Kits Collection – Buy One, Get One 50% Off. Yippee!

To read more, CLICK HERE. To see all of the kits currently in the Kits Collection, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Very nice, Brian

  2. WOW! Pretty paper and I love the white on green leaves!

  3. Wow, that leaf frame is amazing…beautiful card!

  4. Your beautiful card is certainly inspiring to begin my Christmas cards. I love the pretty leaves and the gorgeous frame. You are such an enabler!! Enjoy your day!

  5. Brian, it’s the little things that often make a big deal, adding back the thin line of white to the frame is a game changer to purchasing this bundle. Perfection!

  6. You “leaf” me breathless! I adore holly and we have several bushes in our yard. This card is so sharp and on point (get it-pointy leaves) and the colors are magnificent. I love that DSP pack. I love the piece you used to showcase the holly and hope to buy it just for this die, if nothing else. The white to the frame stops the show and makes you take in all the other details of this card. Love it!!!!

    • You crack me up, my friend! When I see your name, I always know I’m going to enjoy a string of puns. 🙂 I’m so happy you like what I did with this – it was easy to make something beautiful with so many beautiful elements. ♥

  7. Beautiful card today Brain. So much detail too! Love the colors and can’t wait to try that beautiful DSP!

  8. Germaine Meilach

    Love this very simple, elegant design.

  9. I’m at a loss for words…and you probably know how much I can talk. WOW! Everything about this card is stunning. I would never have thought to put white behind the leaf in the frame, or the frame either. Beautiful…just beautiful.

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