August 01, 2012

Holly Stag


Happy August, everyone!  Today is release day at Doodle Pantry, and I am thrilled  to share the cards I made showcasing the new Holly Stag set.  This set has everything you need for easy Christmas crafting -- colored and outline images; digital papers and sentiments; as well as a bonus PDF file that contains 4 pre-designed card fronts and 2 gift tags!  

For the card pictured above, I used the outline image which I colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I also added some shading with Copics.  Although it is hard to see in the photo, I added lots of glitter to the stag and holly leaves.  Besides all the glitter, finishing touches include ribbon, red rhinestones, and the Spirelli Technique

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge 51-- Kraft at Christmas (use kraft paper)
Hiding in my Craft Room #56 -- Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Challenge -- Christmas in July
Crafty Cat Challenge 143 -- All that Glitters

Next, I used one of the pre-designed card fronts from the bonus Holly Stag PDF file.  This card literally only took minutes to make.


I just added some layering and a strip of red cardstock with a brad to make it my own.  Definitely will be making more of these... I think I may even be able to get my holiday cards mailed early this year!

So glad you were able to stop by... Have a  wonderful day and thanks for visiting.

35 comments:

  1. What great cards! These are such a great idea and the cards are so adorable and colorful, love these. Will have to head on over and take a look. :)

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  2. What gorgeous Christmas cards..Wonderful colors.

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  3. Both are gorgeous cards, love the image, so festive. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  4. They are both beautiful. Love all the ribbon and spirelli on the first card (used to do a lot of spirelli - might be tempted to do some again now) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 83 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  5. Both beautiful cards. Love the touch of spiralling you added ... Clever and beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing at CHNC and hope to see you again soon!
    Catherine xxx

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  6. What gorgeous holiday cards, Pat! I love the stag with its beautiful swag of holly!! And that spirelli work is an awesome frame!

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  7. These cards are gorgeous! I especially love your coloring on the top one.

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  8. Both cards are stunning! Fabulous job!

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  9. Oh My - theses are fabulous holiday cards - anyone would LOVE to receive them.

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  10. Pretty and pretty. Love the Spirelli technique - going to have to try that. I had a kit with shapes and yarn when I was a kid - takes me back. But this is so elegant.

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  11. What beautiful holiday cards Pat!! I just love the first one with the use of string. How creative and gorgeous!! Very cheerful!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  12. Ooooh these are really beautiful Pat! Just love the first one, it's gorgeous what a wonderful design you've created for the handsome stag. I love the spirelli!! The papers and layout are gorgeous!
    Love them both!!

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  13. Fabulous designs Pat ... you have made a great start on your Christmas cards this year, well done!

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  14. lovely Christmas cards Pat! love the spirelli techn. you used, makes a amazing frame for your beautiful image!
    hugs & blessings

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  15. Wonderful cards, Pat! I really love what you've done with this set. The string on the first card with different colors is such an amazing idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Gorgeous cards Pat!! I love both designs!! Those papers and the image are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches By Carly. We hope you will join us again Friday, August 3rd for another of Carly's sketches. Have a fantastic weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  17. Great cards. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

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  18. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

    I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0)

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  19. What a lovely Christmas card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ this week hope to se you back very soon.

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  20. Wow Pat, two stunning cards!!! Love your coloring of the first one. And the ease of the second one, how elegant! Both are pure perfection.

    Linda

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  21. Oh Pat, these are positively stunning - the white reindeer just took my breath away! Such lovely layouts and card designs - perfect! x0x0

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  22. WOW Pat!! These are so gorgeous!! I love the frame you've made on the top card!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello!! :)

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  23. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) x

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  24. great card thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

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  25. Pat I love your cards, especially the top one with the string and red berries!

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  26. Both card are so gorgeous. Lovely traditional colours and amazing blues.. Great Job!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Christmas in July” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  27. Beautiful Cards! I love both take of your cards.

    Thanks for joining us this week over at HIMCR DT AJ~

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  28. Beautiful Christmas cards Pat and such festive designs too, so nice to see traditional colours are still popular! Thank you for joining in our kraft challenge at Pink Gem :) Donna ♥ x

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  29. Love your first card - the spirelli technique adds an extra element of elegance to it! I'm with you on the card kits - I may actually get Christmas cards done early, too!

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  30. Love the image you have used and the embellishing is perfect!! Wonderful Chrissy Cards!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  31. That is such a beautiful and elegant image. Love both of these fabulous cards!!

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  32. Wow! Terrific cards..I love the technique you used on the first one. Great job!

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  33. I love them both but I'm so fascinated with the spiral technique which I can't wait to go to the link and then try. The reindeer are regal.

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  34. I am really behind on leaving comments and I am sorry. But your amazing, amazing card is perfect even now, eighteen days later. These are both perfect. WOW!

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