Card, Papertrey Ink

Holiday Card with Paper Piercing

by May Park-

*This card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at CASE Study Challenge #121.*

Good morning! Needless to say, it’s the busiest time of the year. At least it has been for me. I still have lots of cards to make/send before Christmas. By the way, I was invited to the ‘ABC’ challenge as a guest designer this week since I won the last challenge with my December Birthday Card. (My card was featured in the winner post found here.) The challenge theme this week is to make a card using paper piercing.


So here is the card which is my guest designer project for the ABC challenge. I stamped the images using Memento Dew Drop ink pads. FYI, the flower image is from the PTI Rosie Posie stamp set which is my favorite one, and the holly image and sentiment are from the Hero Arts’ Holiday Sayings stamp set. I poked the holes one by one using a quilting pin, even though I already have a special tool, a tracing wheel. This technique took lots of concentration and endurance as well. After piercing the paper, I affixed gold studs onto the middle of the flower image using an i-rock tool to finish my card.


I like how my card turned out – simple but lovely. I hope you enjoyed my card, and you find a little bit of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a beautiful day! And don’t forget to check out the current ABC challenge

May Park


  1. Ann Whitfield

    Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann’s
    Ann x

    29 . Dec . 2012
  2. PJ

    oh that is absolutely stunning ! Love the simplicity of it !
    I have been visiting ur blog quite often and would love for u to join us in a Design team opportunity with Beyond Grey Challenges

    Please link up before 16th Jan 2013 if you would like to inspire more people with ur work !

    26 . Dec . 2012
  3. Jean Martin

    What a beautiful CAS card! Thanks for sharing this with us at CASE Study Challenge! 🙂

    26 . Dec . 2012
  4. Danielle Vincent

    Thank you for making this gorgeous card and for sharing with us this week as the guest designer at ‘ABC’ Challenges. Merry Christmas!

    22 . Dec . 2012
  5. Suzette

    Simply wonderful, thanks so much for joining us at stamptacular this week.

    22 . Dec . 2012
  6. carol gill

    You must lin back to the challenge blog
    carol x

    22 . Dec . 2012
  7. carol gill

    what a beautiful C&S card I have such trouble with these beautiful image thanks for joining us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
    carol DT x

    22 . Dec . 2012
  8. Desire Fourie

    May this is such fresh and beautiful creation. Love the piercing as well. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    22 . Dec . 2012
  9. Marjorie

    Such an elegant card hunnie… Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make it Monday… have a lovely Christmas too!..

    22 . Dec . 2012
  10. Michaela

    Hi May
    I saw you on MIM and came to take a closer look. Your C&S card is stunning. I absolutely LOVE it.
    Michaela xx

    21 . Dec . 2012
  11. ladybugstampers

    Beautiful card May simple but elegant. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

    21 . Dec . 2012
  12. Dionne

    Oh my, this is such a pretty card and lovely work. Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Merry Christmas!


    21 . Dec . 2012
  13. Mynnette Kitchen

    This is AWESOME!!! LOVE the pierced lines and the bold colors! May I CASE YOU?! This is totally pinned! Please come play along with us at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile Challenge this month–we’d love to see your creation! Happy holidays!!! 🙂

    21 . Dec . 2012
  14. Jenny Pearson

    Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann’s.
    Jen x

    21 . Dec . 2012
  15. Carol

    A beautiful one layer card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann’s this time. Carol DT x

    21 . Dec . 2012
  16. jaydee

    CAS perfection. The paper piercing is the perfect accent for those fun flowers. Love the fact that you made the holly two different colors, too. Fabulous! So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

    20 . Dec . 2012
  17. Caro

    Ooo, that is lovely. Very different and a beautiful CAS feel to it. Thank you so much for joining in with our last minute Christmas challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Have a very Happy Christmas.

    20 . Dec . 2012
  18. michele

    Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week 🙂

    20 . Dec . 2012
  19. Charmaine Ikach

    This is just GORGEOUS!! I LOVE how clean and simple this is! The pop of pink is awesome! Thanks for playing along!

    20 . Dec . 2012
  20. Marlene

    This is gorgeous, love the piecing. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene DT

    19 . Dec . 2012
  21. Keti

    Gorgeous card. Love this CAS projects. The little dots are perfec and the pink flowers, I love them.

    I stopped by from Make it Monday. Come and visit at my blog too, my project is 78.

    Hugs, Keti

    19 . Dec . 2012
  22. Jeanne J

    Beautiful! Love how clean your card is and the bittly flowers hanging from those pierced strings – so delicate but really stands out!

    19 . Dec . 2012
  23. Mamma Mia

    Hi May. This is a beautiful card and many congratulations on your GDT spot! I love the simplicity of your design but appreciate how much work went into those paper piercings! Just perfect for our “Holly or Mistletoe” challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Thanks for joining in the fun and Happy Christmas!
    Helen x (DT)

    19 . Dec . 2012
  24. Cindy van Oorschot

    very pretty card may, love the piercing. Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    19 . Dec . 2012
  25. Lin

    Lovely card, MaY, using your favorite things! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp favorites challenge this week!

    18 . Dec . 2012

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