Merry Monday #56

 Wow, the months are flying by….how did it get to be April???  Come play along with us at Merry Monday….you will need Christmas cards before you know it!  We have a fun sketch this week to get you started.  I flipped the sketch for my card.

I have loved creating Christmas cards with the Pear & Partridge paper pack.  The paper pack has since retired and I just cut into my very last sheet of the partridge paper!  I am sure I will manage to create a few more cards before the pack is officially finished!  I just ordered some new Christmas papers from Carta Bella, so hopefully those will be here for next week’s challenge!

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

B1107 Holly Christmas Stamp Set

Clearly Sentimental About Christmas Stamp Set-MFT

Retired Pear & Partridge Paper Packet

Z2114 Cocoa Ink

Z891 VersaMark Ink

Z659 Cranberry Embossing Powder

Jute Ribbon-American Crafts

Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes 

Catered Crop-Add Twine (I used red jute twine across the front of my card)

Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes


Design Tip:I did not apply adhesive to the bottoms of my banners.  I gave the ends a slight curl to add dimension to my card…but still leave it mailing friendly.  To get a slight curl, I rolled the banner ends around my piercing tool.

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker’s blogs to see their creations!

Bonnie Klass

LeAnne Pugliese

Nina Forsyth

Wendy Aungst

Narelle Farrugia

Sue Joyce
Sherry Eckblad
Margaret Moody 
Vicki Burdick

Thanks for stopping by!

15 thoughts on “Merry Monday #56”

  1. It's a bit of a shock to see a beautiful Christmas card on the day after Easter! Aacckk, slow down!! But, of course, it's for the delightful MM challenge, which I planned to join starting January 1st. I've made exactly zero cards. (I guess I didn't commit to a year, so no worries!)

    This one is a real beauty, Allisa! Thanks for that cleverly inspired tip about rolling up the ends of banners! Coolness!!

  2. I have enjoyed all the cards you have made with the Pear and Partridge designer papers Allisa, such a beautiful colour combo and content, and this one is a beauty.

  3. Just gorgeous….I am still hoarding the piece of DP I have like this!! LOL! I can't bear to use it–silly me! Your banners are just beautiful and I love how you finished the inside as well.

  4. You placed the designer paper perfectly and I love how the banners curl up a bit. Thank you for joining me in my Amusing Challenge Anything Goes on Mar 31…I'm sorry it's taken me so long to pop over for a visit and I'm so glad I finally made it! 🙂


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