Merry Monday Challenge #41

Hey Everyone

There’s a new sketch over at Merry Monday today.  I’d have to say this one was a bit tricky for me, so in the end to make my card work, I flipped the sketch on it’s side.

I may’ve purchased too many packs of Stampin’ Up! Christmas DSP as it’s coming close to Christmas and I’ve still got heaps of DSP left.  Next year I’m going to reduce the amount I buy.  I tend to buy one or two of every Christmas pack without thinking if I’m going to use it all! For this card I’ve used some of my Be of Good Cheer DSP and teamed it with Early Espresso for something different.

We’d love for you to join us over at Merry Monday.  Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have come up with.

LeAnne Pugliese

Bonnie Klass

Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive Marker, Raspberry Ripple Marker
Stamp Sets: Christmas Classics (retired), Many Merry Messages (retired)
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired), Hemp Twine (retired), Slot Punch, Circle Punches



The Paper Players Challenge #60

Hey Everyone

My card this evening is for The Paper Players Challenge.  The challenge is to make a CAS card from the sketch below.  I have to literally hold back my hand to stop myself from layering and stamping galore on CAS challenges.  I initially had a big bow on the side of the card but I removed it and gathered the ribbon instead.  It wasn’t until just now that I just realised that I’ve put the sentiment on the top when it should’ve been on the bottom! – oh well, that will teach me for not taking my laptop into my craft room.

I’ve stamped the baubles on to the main panel, then stamped them again on to a scrap piece and cut out the centre with the 1inch circle punch to raise them up on the original panel.

This card was chosen as A Cut Above at The Paper Players Challenge.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Many Merry Message, Christmas Classics
Other Products: Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls, circle punch

See ya