Merry Monday #64

I am so thankful to be having a three day weekend…..because I am clueless what happened to Saturday and Sunday…..they just flew by!  We are back with a new sketch this week at Merry Monday.  Once again, I put my pattern paper to work for me on the sketch design!  I dug deep into the stash and came up with this pattern paper by Debbie Mum.  It was a lonely single sheet of paper.  Fortunately it was double sided with a coordinating print!  I would not go seeking it out at a craft store near you….I am sure the paper is at least a decade old!  One less piece of paper in the stash!  Here is the original sketch for you to play along with-

My signature panel on the inside!  Great use for those little scraps that you have laying around!

Just about everything on this card was from the stash and mostly long retired.

Papers-Debbie Mum, CTMH Vineyard Berry, Colonial White

Stamps-Retired Pear & Partridge Set, Clearly Sentimental About Christmas-MFT

Inks-Retired Vineyard Berry Ink



I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Dilly Beans-Dots

Jingle Belles-Holiday Ribbon Around the Christmas Tree

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!

17 thoughts on “Merry Monday #64”

  1. Love that paper, Allisa!! I thought that tree was a stamp! So clever and an adorable Christmas card! Happy Memorial Day!

  2. Hi Alisa, I have been following your blog with google reader for at least a year and have seldom commented (there is no place to comment on the reader platform)
    So i popped in here to let you know that I just LOVE the way you finish the inside of your cards. (and that you show them to us )
    I usually add a sentiment inside of mine but struggle with a way to pretty them up. This is going to be my how-to method from now on , if you don't mind my copying you. It adds such a wonderful connection to the front of the cards.
    thanks for the inspiration

  3. Beautiful! What a fun take on the sketch. I had a chuckle when you said the paper was probably 10 years old! Why does this stuff hide in our stash??

  4. This is a perfect piece of paper for this sketch! The focal tree is gorgeous! I don't know about you but today went by as fast as Saturday and Sunday!

  5. What a sweet patterned paper, it has really stood the test of time! Really pretty card, I love the trees with the pretty ornaments 🙂

  6. Way to use that *vintage* paper to create a fabulous holiday card … love the gold sparkly ribbon … so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  7. Ooh, I love those fun trees and the wonderful snow banks you created. Plus, I am a 'dot' person so I really like that 10 yr. old paper. Great card!

  8. Your cards are always so perfect, inside & out, Allisa! Love that the paper does all the work on this!
    Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  9. what a beautiful card and a brilliantly efficient use of older (but still AWESOME!) stash! thanks for joining our ribbon rendezvous at JINGLE BELLES! 🙂


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