Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Merry Monday #40

Good evening!

I'm excited as a first time Merry Monday challenge poster. I've played along for several weeks, but never managed to post.

I loved this week's sketch and prioritized since I'm using a stack of handmade Christmas cards for an upcoming birthday gift.

I turned the sketch sideways and shortened the main image to suit my patterned paper. This piece is retired Jingle paper that I love, but it's busy enough that I didn't want it covering the base of the entire card.

The patterned paper has its own strips and it's a timesaver. I opted not to trim them seperately but to use a solid piece and break it up with ribbon and bow. (I don't feel any project is complete without a bow and some hardware. Squee! That's always my favorite part!)

I backed the patterned paper piece and the sentiment label with coordinating Jingle cardstock (Tulip) and rounded the corners. The ribbon is from my CTMH Cranberry collection, but it's close enough, I wasn't worried about the color difference. Those two mix pretty well, actually. (For future reference) The stentiment stamp is from my Holiday Trinkets stamp set. The ADORABLE red bling is Doodlebug Designs. I snatched up off a Christmas display at a nearby scrapbook supply store. (One of those run-in-for-one-thing raids.....It's NEVER just one thing!)

Very simple, but one of my favorites.

Thanks for visiting my blog - please visit again soon. Hope you have a great week! Don't forget to check out the beautiful Christmas cards and inspiration over at Merry Monday.

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  1. Hi Mandy,

    I like how you used the paper's pattern to make the "thirds" called for in the sketch, how handy, and then your embellishments totally complement it too!


  2. Pretty Christmas card Mandy,I like the rounded corners and the sentiment plus bling. Welcome to Merry Monday, glad you could join us.

  3. Wonderful card Mandy, what a sweet blend of papers and your bow is wonderful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  4. Very pretty Christmas card! Love your paper, bow and sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  5. Fun take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Love what you did with this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  7. I'm so glad you got to post this week, Mandy! And what a wonderful birthday gift! Love how you made this paper do all the work and the bow and bling! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  8. Love your card, Mandy! So smart of you to make your pretty paper do all the work! Love all your colors too! Fun card!

  9. Love your card, Mandy! So smart of you to make your pretty paper do all the work! Love all your colors too! Fun card!

  10. Well done with the paper idea Mandy, I really think the bow you created is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!


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