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Holiday Hop Collaboration: Day 4

Greetings! Season's Greetings, that is! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. ***If you are looking for my 31 Days of Halloween post, please scroll down.*** Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinationsproducts as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win: 

Here's what I'm showing off today:

I started off by stamping the pine branches from the Forest Friends stamp set. I added some flocking, but it really doesn't show. Next, I cut out the Nested Ornaments with some lovely glitter paper. I also embossed my sentiment (Happy Holidays) with my Big Shot machine, and since I used Core'dinations, I sanded it down to get that cool distressed effect.  I also added some highlights using a white pen.

Next I used a border punch...really just as an experiment, and I like the framed look that it gave the card. I added some scraps of one of my glittery papers, and some dots of Silver Stickles on the branches. A little ink around the edges, and that's it.

Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)
*On Stampendous team as well

(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:


Cindy Groh said…
Beautiful card. I love the glitter paper ornaments.
Beautiful, Love how this is laid out. Great paper use.
The border makes it look like a mystical window scene for Christmas! Love it!!
Ina Good said…
I love your card with the glittery ornaments and edging very pretty card!
This is such a timeless and elegant card! I love the ornaments and the pine boughs are gorgeous! LOVE the sanded sentiment also!! TFS!
Like how the ornaments seem to be hanging from the pine boughs in background.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
cghundley said…
Beautiful ornaments
on your lovely card!
Carla from Utah
Teresa said…
Love the glittery baubles and that pine branch is beautiful x
DogsMom said…
I bet the flocking shows in person.
Love the traditional shapes and your choice of colors.
Janis said…
Love it all done up in green. Superb with all the sparkle!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
marylouh said…
the pine boughs are so delicate. Love the ornaments. The framing of the project is great.
Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing.
Janice K said…
A lovely card with great glitter details.x
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful card! Love the ornaments cut from that glitter paper... elegant look! Pretty pine bough design too!
Miriam Prantner said…
I love those pretty ornaments!
Julia said…
Beautiful card! Love the glittery ornaments.
BurningRubber said…
I just got some glitter card stock. Now I wish I would have gotten the green too. This is so pretty and sparkly.
Pam Hornschu said…
Great design elements and colors, Alison!
CraftyJo said…
Well, I think your 'experiment' worked - it's delightful.
Katie said…
Great card! Love these beautiful ornaments! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

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