Holly Jolly Time- TGIF Challenge

Holly Jolly Time- TGIF Challenge

Are you ready to have a Holly Jolly time? Hello! It’s FRIDAY! Yahoo!

TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

It’s time for another TGIF challenge.  Man, last week we had a fantastic sketch challenge and I loved all of the cards from those who participated.  They were fantastic.  I hope you had a minute to check it out. 


This week our challenge is inspiration.  You can use this photo below as your inspiration and let your creativity run. These types of challenges usually trip me up a bit because my mind runs wild with all kinds of ideas and then the card looks like a complete disaster.  You’ll see that I kept my card pretty simple.

Holly Jolly Time, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!


I couldn’t get the song, “Holly Jolly Christmas” out of my head while creating this card.  I was singing at the top of my lungs when creating.  I’m sure it was pleasant for anyone around me but it helped me as I created.

Holly Jolly Time, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

As I said, I kept my card fairly simple.  I used a blender pen and ink pads to color my Holly branch from the Peaceful Wreath set. I love how this image looks when stamped. The holly leaves are so crisp and it was easy to color using three basic colors- Pear Pizzaz, Watermelon Wonder and Soft Suede.

Holly Jolly Time Christmas, Peaceful Wreath, Stampin' Up!

The Jolly and Christmas greetings came from the Oh, What Fun stamp set.  I used the omitting technique on the Christmas greeting because I didn’t want all of the other words. It worked perfect for this.  Just ink only the words you want and then stamp.  You could also stamp the entire image and only cut out the words you want.  Either way works great.

Holly Jolly Time Christmas, Peaceful Wreath, Stampin' Up!


I’m grateful for all those that participated in our challenge last week.  It was so fun to see their take on the challenge.  I hope you will join me this week.  One thing about challenges, they stretch your creativity and let you try new things.  Don’t be afraid to try something new.

To join in on the fun with TGIF #34 click HERE.  See what the other designers came up with too.  I am always amazed at these talented women.

You will see my supply list at the bottom of the post.

Have an awesome Friday and weekend ahead.  I’m still digesting the Star Wars movie I just came home from.  Russ was like a kid in a candy store.  He was so excited and as soon as the music started the smile on his face got bigger.  It was AWESOME.




  1. Love your card Kimberly! You do “simple” so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!