AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop

Posted by on November 15, 2011 in Annabelle Stamps | 30 comments

Hello again and welcome to another AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop. You should have arrived from the sweet and talented Patti’s blog. If you want to start the hop from the beginning, head on over to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog. Are you in the mood to win a fabulous stamp set? Well read on.

Today the Belles are showcasing the stamp set “Holly Branch”. This would have to be one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets from AnnaBelles…but then again there are so many beautiful Christmas stamp sets in the store…

For today’s card, I have taken some inspiration from a couple of cards that Jennifer McGuire has showed us in Holiday Card Boot Camp 2011. I have been enjoying the classes, but have not had a chance to have a play until now – been too busy writing school reports! Would you believe that this is my FIRST ever shaped card?

I made the holly wreath (I did a little tutorial a while ago – you can see it here) and then I cut it out…was a bit fiddly, but I think worth it. Coloured it in with Copics and added some pearls (that I coloured in with Copics as well as I ran out of AnnaBelle cherry sprinkles!) I did a little background stamping with BBD #6 (LOVE that stamp set).


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps  “Holly Branch” stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD #6  stamp set
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Mementos – Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, Versacolor – Umber
Card:  XPress-It Blending card, Regal Craft Card (smooth white card), Bazzill – Raisin
Other Supplies: Copic markers, foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Pearls 3mm, 4mm and 5mm,  Grosgrain ribbon – red, Creative Memories Circle cutters, Kaisercraft Patterned Paper – Seaside Collection

Thanks for stopping by…and now you are hopping over to the AnnaBelle Blog. Don’t forget to add your name to the inlinkz below for your chance to win this fabulous stamp set! Make sure you visit all the DT and leave them some love as well as this month’s guest designer Sue McRae.


How to Play:

To keep our hop as fun and simple as possible, click through each of the DT blogs to see what they’ve created using this set. You can comment if you like, and leave your name using the Inlinkz on any of the DT blogs, or on the ABS blog. You don’t have to comment on all of our blogs, just remember to add your name for your chance to win the Blog Hop prize which is the Holly Branch stamp set.


  1. Great minds think alike… I did a shaped card too! This is incredible! I love every little detail!

  2. Love the wreath made from the holly images, it goes so well with the music background!

  3. Beautiful card! I love that you made a shaped card – thanks for sharing! Lovin’ this stamp set!

  4. So cute, Marion! This card just pops! Love the delicate background against the punch of color!

  5. I like the wreath – very versatile – either in a circle or a line – very traditional

  6. Love the use of the holly leaves in the creation of your wreath. Fab shape, a gorgeous card,

  7. How clever! I love the wreath you created Marion!

  8. Ooh, I wish I’d thought of stamping music in the background on my circle holly wreath card!! Very nice!

  9. Congrats on your first ‘shaped’ card, you’ll be hooked now, especially if they are as good as this one! Love that you have the wreath on a green base and the subtle background stamping!

  10. A beautiful circular card — just perfect for the holly wreath!

  11. Gorgeous Marion! The background and wreath look amazing… totally worth all the cutting out 🙂

  12. This is just ridiculously adorable!

  13. This is fantastic – really!! I adore the background and that lovely wreath.

  14. WOW!! What a wonderful card and the stamp set is perfect! I love how you used it for your Boot Camp Card! It popped right out to me in the Gallery and it’s fabulous!!

    Thanks for sharing!! I’m now a new follower and happy to have found you!!


  15. Gorgeous! Love the bling and that bow!! So pretty!

  16. Just BEAUTIFUL! Great idea to make it into a wreath and I love the red pearls/berries and that cute red bow!

  17. Gorgeous card and the stamp is perfect! I love the clean and simple style done in a circle. Very effective. 🙂

  18. I love your shaped card! Great wreath!

  19. You’ve blown me away with this one Marion, it’s simply gorgeous!!!

  20. Gorgeous again Marion, this card definately has the WOW factor!!!
    I think this is another set I just HAVE to have!!!!

  21. I love your holly wreath, and well done on your first shaped card. Another reason I need this stamp set….so I can case this card too 🙂

  22. What a great combination Marion!! Love your wreaths with the holly…. and the musical background just sings Christmas!!!

  23. You always showcase this set beautifully and this one is no exception!! love the wreath and the awesome way you have used the background set too!!

  24. Gorgeous Marion … love that wreath, love your creativity!!!

  25. Holy cow, Marion. Everytime I think you’ve made the most fabulous card ever, you make one even more fabulous! I love the music background. Beautiful!!

  26. I adore shaped cards! Sweet holiday creation!

  27. LOVE your card Marion!
    Your design is Awesome and I love all the detail, I can feel a CASE coming on lol!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  28. This card is terrific. Love the detail.

  29. Oh, I love this! Congrats on the spotlight! Well deserved! 🙂

  30. Beautiful in every way Marion …. just seen you over at Holiday Boot Camp …. Congratulations on your spotlight – and well deserved too!!!

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