Holly Berry House Christmas Bells

While I was in the Christmas mood and had festive stuff on my work table I thought I’d work up these Holly Berry House Christmas BellsStampers Dream has quite a few different bells in stock and the one I chose to work on is called Holly Bell.  They come as one stamp, with assembly instructions,  that you simply stamp 5 times, cut out and glue on the tabs.   So you’re wondering if it was easy?  Yes, this was just the task I needed to work on this weekend . . . stamp, cut, assemble.

I experimented around with different papers and coloring methods and to my delight found that you can go any way you want to.  For these I embossed with gold on 140lb watercolor paper and colored in the holly with my Tombow Markers.   After cutting and gluing I put a ribbon through the top of the bell and a jingle bell inside.  I think these will be perfect for a Christmas tree and you can color them to match any theme. I’ll be making more of these :)  the instruction sheet shows that if you don’t care for the square look, you can assemble these same panels for a round bell!

The poinsettia on top is another Holly Berry House stamp – Persnickety Poinsettia Medallion Medium.   It’s one stamp that is cut out four times – each time it’s cut you lop off a set of outer leaves and it makes it perfect for stacking.   I embossed with gold on a dark red velvet paper, and cut out my four layers.   I mounted two of the cut outs behind the bow and two in front. 

Stamps:  Holly Berry House Originals –
Holly Bell, Persnickety Poinsettia Medallion Medium
Paper:  140lb Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Tombow Markers, Aquapainter, Ribbon

Weekend, what weekend, right?!!!?  I hope yours was fabulous.  It has been so busy with my daughter starting college.  I have a feeling it will be another week before we’re all back in the groove :)



  • CarolenAugust 30, 2009 - 4:36 pm


  • NancySAugust 30, 2009 - 4:48 pm

    These are SO BEAUTIFUL, Becca. WOW, we never know what to expect from you…but it’s always gorgeous. Love it. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • BettyAugust 30, 2009 - 4:51 pm

    Oh, my!!!! I do not know where to start, Becca!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol WestAugust 30, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    I love these Becca. They are fantastic. Now I’ll have to make some for the kids for their tree this year. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • PatMAugust 30, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    Becca, You inspire so many folks and I LOVE your work. Yesterday your JustRite Christmas Joy was beautiful and you moved me to do more investigating into Just Rite stamps. I am finding most of the layouts and designs are beyond the basics and I’m a little confused about where to start. When I checked the shelf at a store, I was even more confused because of the different sizes. Would you please give me some hints about where does a beginner start? I love what I see and I’m ready…just need lots of HELP!ReplyCancel

  • myAugust 30, 2009 - 5:50 pm

    Hi Becca,

    They are gorgeous!!! As soon as I saw what you made, I had to go to the website and immediately bought 2 bells and the snowflake medallion too. Thanks for introducing them to us! I always look forward to your postsReplyCancel

  • Michelle RAugust 30, 2009 - 6:14 pm

    I have to tell you I’m VERY impressed with these! I knew I liked them from looking at the stamp…but seeing what you’ve done with them is just AWESOME! There are over the top, Becca! Fabulous work, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda A.August 30, 2009 - 6:21 pm

    These stamps are going to be added to my wish list. You always do an amazing job on anything you touch.ReplyCancel

  • Denise @ Paper GemsAugust 30, 2009 - 7:17 pm

    Everything you do is SO inspirational to me! I just love dropping by to LEARN from you!

    Although my “style” is different from you, I’m able to expand my focus with “colored” embossing powders, learn to “fold” my spellbinders, and now I make “big” bows on my new projects as I was always kinda “shy” about put ’em out there! Thank you for posting all your lovely creations for all to SEE!

    .P.S. bought some “Holly Berry” stamps because of you!

    Denise :)


  • lois skiathitisAugust 30, 2009 - 7:30 pm

    Just beautiful Becca. You always make everything look so effortless. I so appreciate you explaining it to us, and thanks for the link on where to find them. TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda MartinAugust 30, 2009 - 7:33 pm

    OMG………STUNNING…………your tombow colouring is fabulous…. These are absolutely marvelous decorations.ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)August 30, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    Wow, Becca!!…your watercoloring on this is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Denise @ Paper GemsAugust 30, 2009 - 9:16 pm


    Love to see your creations as I LEARN so MUCH from you!

    I purchased the “Holly Berry” medallion stamps because your creations have inspired me to layer with them…and now I want ALL the Spellbinders seeing what YOU do with them!

    Kinda cool..this week both you and I made “Card of the Week” Shout it out list! :)

    …my next creations are incorporating LARGE bows because of you!…not “shy” anymore with petite bows!


  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)August 31, 2009 - 12:04 am


    These are fabulous!


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • Bev J.August 31, 2009 - 3:57 am

    What a beautiful and unusual project-great work. tfsReplyCancel

  • Tammy HowellAugust 31, 2009 - 4:02 am

    These are so pretty. What a unique idea!ReplyCancel

  • JoyAugust 31, 2009 - 4:45 am


  • ConniecrafterAugust 31, 2009 - 7:19 am

    so pretty, your going to be all set for Christmas :)ReplyCancel

  • ChristyAugust 31, 2009 - 9:34 am

    Gosh!! I sure would love to be on your holiday card list ;)
    They are gifts in them self’s .ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayAugust 31, 2009 - 9:39 am

    Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful Becca! I’ve been dying to try one of these bells, I think you’ve pushed me over the edge! Absolutely gorgeous girl@ReplyCancel

  • MargAugust 31, 2009 - 11:04 am

    These are just beautiful and so festive!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 31, 2009 - 3:26 pm

    Good evening, Becca- these are beautiful. I have the poinsettia medallion stamp too,but haven’t used it for years- it is lovely. I actually have quite a few of the Holly Berry House medallion stamps but rarely use them- must have another try.ReplyCancel

  • Patti JoAugust 31, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    You sure brought the inspiration out with these! I love the Holly Berry House stamps, but have moved on to other things. After seeing your Christmas Bells, I certainly see I will need to add to that collection!
    Thank you for sharing your artwork! Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patti JoAugust 31, 2009 - 5:39 pm

    These are gorgeous Becca! Have used the Holly Berry House stamps before but moved on to other things. With your inspiration will need to add at least one of these to the collection! Thank you for sharing your works of art!ReplyCancel