Monday, April 30, 2012

Merry Monday x3

My schedule is so screwed up lately and I haven't had time to play along with Merry Monday so today I am posting 3 cards! I did this weeks challenge, plus I went back and did the 2 challenges before that so I could try and catch up some. I absolutely adore Christmas cards, I make more of them than any other type of card so I cannot stand it when I feel like I am missing out on Christmas challenges!

I'll start with this weeks sketch and work backwards:

As soon as I saw this weeks sketch I knew I wanted to use Scenic Season. I cant even put into words how much I love this set. SU is retiring it so its only available for a few more weeks but I can tell you, I will be using this set for many years to come.! I also used some DSP that is set to retire, Letters To Santa. I added Dazzling Details to the trees and its hard to see, I couldn't get a good pic of it, but the trees sparkle beautifully in the right light.

 For last weeks challenge I pulled out Deer Friends. Such a cute set but I haven't really used it much. The circles in this sketch were a perfect way to highlight the images from this set. Its hard to see but I used the background stamp Flannel Plaid on the Cherry Cobbler background card stock. Retired DSP Jolly Holiday completed the look.

 This sketch made me pause a bit, because adding touches to the corner like this isn't something I normally do and I always seem to have a hard time figuring out what looks good. I decided to use the set A Cardinal Christmas. I specifically bought this one back in 2008 with my Grandma in mind but she passed away June of 2008 and never got to see a card from me with this image
:( In her honor all the cards I sent to family that Christmas were made with this set. It's another stamp set that I will use for many, many years to come! As you can see I used Jolly Holiday DSP on this one also and cut out the holly branches to frame the main image, plus used Xmas Red Stickles to make sure the berries popped out.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Card 1:
Stamps:A Scenic Season, sentiment from Beautiful Season
Paper: Early Espresso, Naturals White, Letters to Santa DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Framelits Labels, Big Shot, Swiss Dots EF, Mistletoe Ribbon, sponge, dimensionals

Card 2:
Stamps: Deer Friends, Flannel Plaid
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Old Olive ribbon, Dazzling Details

Card 3:
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Black StazOn
Accessories: Xmas Red Stickles, blender pen, dimenionals



  1. WOW, WOW, WOW! Lisa, they are all beautiful Christmas cards! Especially love this weeks! Such pretty papers and I love how you did the embossing on the tree image..looks like it's snowing! Nice job!!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  2. All three cards are lovely! I really like the one for this week. The embossing on the tree image is so clever - makes it look like snow is falling. I'll have to give that one a try sometime!! :-)

  3. Oh I absolutely love all your cards this week, especially that last one with the bird. Good for you going back and doing the ones you missed. I should do that too, but probably won't.

  4. These are fantastic, you had a fantastic mix of colours and papers. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  5. Your cards are beautiful. I especially liked the last one. I love stamps that feature birds and/or butterflies.

  6. You go girl! What an awesome job you have done on your cards. Love the polka dot embossed scenery of the first card! It does look like snow. Wow!

  7. Great job of playing catch up, Lisa! I especially love the first one.

  8. All stunning cards. Well dne on catching up.

  9. Wow, these are all stunning! LOVE the cardinal on the first one and the third one...your fussy cutting is stupendous! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!


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