Monday, October 21, 2013

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas ...


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge for Merry Monday (#80) .... this time it's a theme challenge.



When I was little, I watched Christmas cartoons every December ... one was Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, where Burl Ives sang "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" ... and every time I see the sentiment I used on my card today, I can hear him singing it :)

I thought a holly wreath would be perfect to go with the sentiment.  I wanted it to be more of a whimsical card, so I used felt to die-cut the holly leaves.  I love the bright green of this felt - so fun!

I've used this layout a few times before ... I just love it.  I divided some musical note paper into four equal squares, glued some extra layers of card stock to make them sturdy, and popped them onto my card front.  The wreath is also popped up for added dimension.

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs; Modern Medley DP (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Holly Leaves die (C.C. Designs), red half-pearls, Maraschino twine (The Twinery), Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 1/4" square punch, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



I hope you'll join us for the fun challenge.  Check out Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper) for the challenge and to see the amazing cards from the rest of the Design Team.



I'm entering this into Festive Friday's challenge - (FFC#19 - Whimsical)



and Crafty Snippets Playground #95 (lots of snippets used on this card!).


39 comments:

  1. That felt wreath looks awesome :)

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  2. Adorable....and I just had to go buy this sentiment set from Amy R!!!!!

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  3. Love your felt die cut holly leaves Loll they make a lovely wreath..love your musical background and sentiment

    Anne

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  4. wonderful X.Mas card, I love it
    Cathi

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  5. This is a wonderful Christmas card. I loved Burl Ives song too!

    The sheet music behind the beautiful felt wreath, looks great.

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  6. your xmas cards are so stunning! what a lucky recipient to get to hold one of these in hand. lovely!!!

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  7. I remember Burl Ives as well...so jolly himself ...I do a short deep imitations of his HoHoHo every time I hear it.. Love the layout...popped up wreath of felt is fabulous...of course ..you are the master. Have a holly jolly week Loll. Hugs C

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  8. Know what you mean Loll - I've just started to hum the song myself! Gorgeous felt wreath.

    Karen x

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  9. I remember that cartoon too! I think we have it on DVD somewhere. Loved your idea of the lively green felt holly leaves. Made a wonderful glowing wreath for the sheet music. TFS & Hugs

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  10. Seeing all the cards on the Merry Monday site has me humming Christmas songs! I love yours with the beautiful felt holly leaves. I'll be home tomorrow so will try catching up with some of the challenges I've missed.

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  11. Oh, great, now I've got Burl up in my head singing that song, Lolly!! I am drooling over your sweet wreath on top of the sheet music! Genius!! Hugs, Dolly

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  12. I love this layout, too and your wreath is just beautiful, Loll! So, now I'll be singing this song for the rest of the day...and making some Christmas cards :-)

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  13. What a gorgeous wreath, Loll ... fabulous colour and I love the red pearls against it! Hadn't heard the song so just googled it .. it really is holly jolly ... and so sing-a-long! Anita :)

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  14. Those felt leaves really set off the wreath... thanks for sharing..

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  15. This is so beautiful Loll... I love the layout of this card. The felt wreath is stunning. xx

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  16. Your felt holly wreath with the red berries looks stunning, Loll! Gorgeous card. xx

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  17. I could hear Burl Ives singing that song also when I read your sentiment. Love your gorgeous felt wreat. Great card.

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  18. I remember when Burl Ives first sang this song. It was my mother's favorite after that. Such a sweet wreath with the red "berries". I love the dimension of the felt leaves and that bit of music behind the wreath!

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  19. No wonder you've used this layout before, Loll - it's fantastic! Love the vintage-y looking music notes and the vibrant wreath combination.

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  20. Another fabulous creation, I agree with Karren, love the layout!

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  21. ME TOO! Whenever I see, use, read this sentiment, I hear Burl Ives! And then I forever sing it to myself for the rest of the day!

    Anyway... I ADORE your card, the layout is fun, and the felt wreath is perfect! Thank you so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

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  22. I love all the beautiful wreath cards that you make Loll - they always look amazing! hugs xx

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  23. What a glorious card Loll, LOVE the felt leaves, clever idea - and the musical backing paper is just perfect too.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  24. Oh, the post brought back memories. I can still hear Burl Ives singing, too. Your felt wreath is gorgeous atop the pretty musical squares. Fab creation!

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  25. I have been admiring your card in the blog for days! Love that song as well but that wreath and musical paper fits the bill perfectly! Love this, Loll!! :)

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  26. You mean you don't watch it anymore?? I always *try* to watch Rudolph, but if I miss it, I have it on DVD! :) This card is really cute! :)

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  27. Loll your card is gorgeous. The felt wreath, the pearls and the four music squares
    are all so perfect together. Lovely, Lovely!

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  28. Definitely a singalong card!
    Hugs
    Debs x

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  29. This is such a lovely card Loll, your wreath is so cute and I love the sentiment.

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  30. Gorgeous - I want to touch it! Great texture and dimension! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  31. I am another who loves the texture and wants to touch that gorgeous wreath. The music sheet underneath is a great touch and I'm singing along now too !

    Marie

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  32. Beautiful little wreath Loll, I never think to use felt on my cards, but I love this and the way you have added all those gorgeous red pearls.

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  33. Darling card! Love the use of felt for the leaves, will be trying this.

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  34. Perfectly sweet, Loll!!! I just love everything about it! So glad you could join us at Festive Friday!

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  35. I'm singing along with Burl Ives like everyone else! That's one of my favorite Christmas carols and you've made such a beautiful card with it! Love the four squares of music notes and the beautiful wreath.

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  36. Wonderful card! Love the way you did the background & the pearls on the beautiful green felt wreath!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)