Christmas Cards All Year Round Design Team!

I am excited to announce that I have been named to the Design Team at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  I think it is a perfect fit, as I love to create Christmas cards all year round!  CCAYR is a monthly  challenge blog.  With a full month to play, you have plenty of time to enter your Christmas creation.  The theme this month is Christmas Flowers/Holly.  Your entry needs to have some sort of Christmas flowers or holly.   I went for a vintage country look with holly leaves and berries.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge

A1115 A Holiday

B1107 Holly Christmas

1272 Cranberry Cardstock

X5920 New England Ivy Cardstock

Z1375 Kraft Cardstock

Retired Cranberry B&T paper

Retired Gold paper 

Z2103 Bamboo Ink

Z2135 New England Ivy Ink

Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad

Z668 Gold Embossing Powder

Z1369 Red Assortment Buttons

Burlap Twine-Unknown

Flourish Die by MFT

Gold Ribbon-Unknown 

I have  entered this card in the following challenges:

Christmas Throwdown
 – Anything Goes

 –Anything Christmas goes

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge -Bingo(Red, Free, Ribbon)

Jingle Belles – Christmas – Very Vintage

Made Especially For You  – Heat Embossing

Paper Crafting JourneyKraft

Secret Crafter – Christmas

The Squirrel and the Fox-Christmas in July

Tuesday Throwdown -Gingham

Wags ‘n Whiskers – Use Kraft 

Thanks for stopping by!

24 thoughts on “Christmas Cards All Year Round Design Team!”

  1. oh this is gorgeous a lovely Christmas creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested 🙂

  2. LOVE the Christmas-cards-all-year-long idea! What fun. and a beautiful card to kit it all off…love the touches of gold with the burlap and gingham.

  3. Lovely! what a great embossed sentiment, and I love the flourish behind the holly. Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

  4. Beautiful card! I love how you used red buttons for the holly berries! 🙂 I will have to follow u on ur new design team appointment, too. <3 ur blog.
    ~doreen at

  5. Great card Allisa, I love the old country feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  6. Wow! Beautiful card – it's absolutely wonderful. Love your button berries. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week! Congrats on your new DT gig :o)

  7. This is a fabulous card! LOVE the button berries! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! 🙂 Excited to work with you at CSAYL! ;D

  8. Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with this amazing creation

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  9. What a wonderful design using the buttons for the holly. Fantastic card with the gold embossing and the wonderful way you've used the elements. "Hugs"

  10. This is a wonderful Christmas card with such a warm and cosy feel, I love it! Very festive with lots of fab touches!
    Thanks so much for joining us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

  11. Hi Allisa, Love your card. Those swirly leaves are fabulous and using the buttons for the berries is wonderful. Ditto hun, glad to be on the team with you.
    Hugs Sue W.

  12. oooh how very clever – I love how you've done those berries. Congrats on your appointment to the DT and thank you for sharing your creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight for our Christmas in July challenge.

  13. I absolutely LOVE these holly leaves. And the sentiment. And the ribbon… I guess it's safe to say I love the card!


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