Merry Monday #39

Week 39 at Merry Monday!  If you have been playing along every week, you should have 38 Christmas cards all ready to go!  If you have yet to start your Christmas cards….your time is quickly running out! Here is the original sketch design-

Some of you Close To My Heart fans might recognize the paper that my card was created with.  It is the Avonlea Collection.  It is not advertised as a Christmas collection, but I think it pulls off the theme well!  Here is a look at the complete collection of papers-

I think the medallion shape mimics snowflakes quite well! I added a layered snowflake with some bling for an added festive touch!  I was a little leary of running the glittery paper through my Cricut, as the glitter was a little rough.  I ended up cutting my snowflakes out with the Snow Flurry die by SU. The Merry Christmas sentiment was cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

I finished out the inside with a little more bling from the Shimmer Trim by Close To My Heart.  My saying is from MFT.  I thought the sparkle sayings was perfect for my card.  I first inked my stamp in Lagoon ink and then rolled the edges in Pacifica to get a shade close to my card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection

X7155B Avonlea Collection

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

Z2195 Lagoon Ink

Z2192 Pacifica Ink

Z1802 Slate Polka Dot Ribbon

Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim

Inside Sentiment-MFT

Snow Flurry Die-SU

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

52 Christmas Throwdown-Embellishment

ABC Christmas Challenge-Up to U

Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes

Christmas Card Challenges-Pop It Up (Each layer of my snowflake is popped up)

Crafty Ann’s-Christmas

Crafty Ribbons-Christmas

Dream Valley Challenges-Glitter & Bling

The Crafty Pad-Christmas

Whimsy Stamps-All things Sparkly

Be sure and check out the creations by the other Design Team members, they are sure to be amazing!

Lesley Croghan

LeAnne Pugliese

Bonnie Klass

Nina Forsyth

Wendy Aungst

Narelle Farrugia
Sue Joyce


You have until Monday at Noon (PDT) to link up your card at Merry Monday!

22 thoughts on “Merry Monday #39”

  1. what a ♥GORGEOUS♥ card & a fabulous take on the sketch! i love the colors, and i LOVE that the inside is as beautiful as the outside!!! ♥

  2. I agree that these papers work well for Christmas! The colors are festive and gorgeous, and that sentiment is fantastic! Love the inside too!

  3. I love this color for a Christmas card and the Merry Christmas diecut is beautiful! And just enough sparkle to make it extra special!

  4. Love your use of the sketch Allisa, and love the way you did the Snowflake embellishment, I should have thought of that. LOL.

  5. This is just stunning Allisa – don't you just love it when you can use products that aren't traditionally for a theme for other things? (does that make sense?). Anyway I just love this DSP!

  6. Hi Allisa, this is a stunning card. Love the papers, the snowflakes and the sentiment.
    Thank you for playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  7. I agree, I think this paper is well suited to Christmassy-type themes, without being overly holiday-ish…does that make any sense? One thing I do know for sure, is that you have made another gorgeous card, Allisa! 🙂

  8. Oh I love that die cut greeting – its just awesome. Terrific card – love also how you made non-Christmassy paper look like Christmas. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!!

  9. WOW, I love your card!!!! The colours are amazing and the snowflake is so beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte


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