Merry Monday #36

I am honored to be the guest designer at Merry Monday this week.  Joining in the challenges at Merry Monday has helped me tremendously in getting a head start on making Christmas cards.  When I first saw the sketch, I instantly thought of adding a snowflake or an ornament to the sketch.  But, I seem to always be putting a snowflake or ornament as my focal point.  I decided to mix things up and add a fancy bow for my shape.  I flipped the sketch in the process.  Here is the original sketch design by Lesley-

My Joy sentiment is from the Pear & Partridge Complements pack.  I added the Wishing you sentiment to the top, which is from the December Stamp of the Month.  My bow is lots of layers tied together with a button.  The best advice I have on designing bows….tie it all together and then work on arranging your loops.  Your bow comes together much easier this way.  Trust me….ribbon can take a lot of abuse.  Twist and pull until you have the design you are seeking.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

S1210 Very Merry Christmas

D1520 Ornamental Christmas

X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Pack

1282 New England Ivy Cardstock

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

1272 Cranberry Cardstock

Z2116 Cranberry Ink

Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Z1369 Red Button Assortment

X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements


Design Tip-When you add lots of layers or embellishments to the front of your card….add some extra layers to the inside as well.  This will help balance your card so that it is not top heavy. I added an additional layer of cardstock to the inside of my card to balance the weight from my embellishments.

I have entered my card in the following challenges: 

ABC Christmas Challenge-12 Days of Christmas (2 Turtle Doves)

Amusing Challenges-Twine 

Cute Card Thursday-Lots of Ribbon

Sentimental Sundays-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see your creation at Merry Monday!

19 thoughts on “Merry Monday #36”

  1. Allisa, what a beautiful bow and just perfect for this sketch! Congratulations on your win last week and thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week.

  2. Gorgeous card as always Allisa, the warm rich colours are truly wonderful! Happy to have you as a GD with us this week!

  3. Gorgeous card, Allisa! Love how you flipped the sketch! Beautiful papers and that bow is perfect!!!! Thanks for joining us this week as a Guest Designer!! 🙂

  4. Fabulous card Allisa, I love the paper you used and your bows are stunning. It is great to have you as a Guest Designer this week ;).

  5. WOW….that's all I can say! That rubon is fabulous, as is the paper! Just gorgeous! The buttoned-up ribbon is a perfect embellishment!

  6. Totally Gorgeous card LOVE the way you have done this one and LOVE the Bow too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)


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