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:

52 Christmas Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers -Anything Christmas goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge -Bingo(Red, Free, Ribbon)
Jingle Belles - Christmas - Very Vintage
Made Especially For You  - Heat Embossing
Secret Crafter - Christmas
The Squirrel and the Fox-Christmas in July
Wags 'n Whiskers - Use Kraft 

Thanks for stopping by!


  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 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. what a very lovely, very elegant holiday card!

  5. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx

  6. Absolutely fabulous! Great art work.

    Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.

  7. A gorgeous card - very stylish. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  8. 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

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

  10. I love the rich colors on this card Allisa. It's beautiful designed and executed. :-) Hugs!

  11. Love those swirly holly leaves ... wonderful vintage design ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  12. Beautiful vintage card, love the red buttons!

  13. 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)

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

  15. 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

  16. 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"

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. Thank you for entering our Kraft challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

    I have some Blog Candy on my blog if you are interested!


  20. This is such an elegant card, its traditional colors and papers really give me the right Xmas feel!

  21. Looooooooooooove this card!! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Wags'nWhiskers for our Kraft challenge. A new challenge will be up later and hope you will join again :)


  22. 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.

  23. 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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