Merry Monday #45

We are back with a sketch challenge this week at Merry Monday!  I seem to be having setbacks getting back into the groove of making Christmas cards…..or maybe it is all of the fun NEW Spring/Summer products I have to play with!  After mulling over numerous stamps to put in the circle shape…I decided to make another ribbon wreath card.  I previously made one here and it was a very popular post.  These are so simple to make and the end result is gorgeous!  I would have loved to use the falling snow embossing folder I keep seeing on everyone’s blogs…but have yet to score one for myself…so polka dots it is!  here is a look at the original sketch-

Here is a close up of the ribbon detailing.  The white double bow was tied with a Bow-Easy.  I know many of you think I am the bow tying queen….but I can barely tie my shoelaces! It was the best $5 I ever spent! I don’t have a source to send you to, if you google Bow-Easy, I am sure you will find numerous places to purchase one from.  They should run you are around $5.

My bling is combination of glitter buttons with a sparkle gem center.  The sparkle gems by Close To My Heart fit perfectly in the buttons in the Bohemian Collection.  Super cute bling in a little package!

I kept the inside clean, with a strip of ribbon for additional detail.

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS-Embossing

Come and Get It Challenges-Tie a Ribbon around it

Crafts 4 Eternity-Moody Blues

Crafty Catz-Buttons & Bows (bling is actually buttons!)

Creative Inspirations Paint-Favorite Stamp (Merry Christmas sentiment)

Little Red Wagon-Bling

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

D1520 Ornamental Cheer Stamp Set

Sentimental About Christmas Stamp Set-MFT

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Midnight Muse Cardstock-SU

Midnight Muse Ink-SU

Midnight Muse Ribbon-SU

White Ribbon-Hobby Lobby

Z1687 Bohemian Assortment

Z1752 Clear Sparkles

Dots Embossing Folder-Provo Craft

Fishtail Dies-MFT

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Makers Blogs to see their take on the sketch!

Bonnie Klass

LeAnne Pugliese

Nina Forsyth

Wendy Aungst

Narelle Farrugia

Sue Joyce
Sherry Eckblad
Margaret Moody 
Vicki Burdick

Thanks for stopping by!

20 thoughts on “Merry Monday #45”

  1. Gorgeous! That wreath is amazing and I love the colours. I want that falling snow embossing folder too! The polka dots do look lovely though. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  2. Gorgeous card Allisa – just loved your ribbon wreath so much I had to pay a visit to YouTube (it would have been rude not to! lol) to see how you accomplished it. Love the embossing as well. Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS for this challenge.

    Karen x

  3. Okay. Thud. I just fell off my chair. Somehow I missed that first post with the equally stunning card, Patty, and the video, and I've not seen anything like this on other blogs. It is really intriguing and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. This is so pretty, Allisa! I love your ribbon wreath! Seems to me you're having no trouble at all getting back into your Christmas card groove! Beautiful job!

  5. Yep, I was one of the ones who adored your other post and I just pinned this one so I won't forget about wanting to try it. Stunning card Allisa! Hugs!

  6. Wow this is totally gorgeous Allisa! Love the elegance of these colours together and your ribbon wreath is amazing! I've been trying to leave comments for 2 weeks now and for some reason your blog doesn't like me 🙁

    • Hi Narelle, I think it is a Google Chrome Issue. I know many people have had issues the past couple of weeks with Google Chrome and Blogger! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Your lovely ribbon wreath looks gorgeous, Allisa! Fab embossing, your blue and white Christmas card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS. Sue x

  8. Wow, amazing ribbon wreath Allisa! I love it and the colours you used! You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous work! The gems are pretty too!

  9. Allisa, this is fabulous, and I love your choice of colour.

    I really must take a peek at the video – thank you so much for sharing the tutorial details.
    Hugs, Sylvia x


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