Merry Monday #20

There is a great sketch challenge this week at Merry Monday.  I know Christmas cards come as a shock to some of you who are in the middle of summer!  The whole idea is to create one Christmas card a week during the year….then you will have an assortment of cards ready for the holiday season. I also get to spend more attention to detail doing one card at a time, vs. producing cards in bulk.  Here is the original sketch design-

I added a ton of texture to this card...most of which is not really noticeable in pictures.  I used two embossing folders.  The white background with blue dots is actually white cardstock embossed with a Dots folder and then I colored each dot with a Copic Sketch. I mimicked a fireplace by attaching my stocking to cardstock embossed with a brick pattern.

 I added fun flock to my stocking top and bling to the snowflake pattern. I "tied" the stocking on with mini rick rack.

 My stocking was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The cartridge includes the base stocking as well as layers to add on top.  I only added the top layer as I wanted to show more of my snowflake pattern.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
S1110 Holiday Magic Stamp Set
Sentimental About Christmas Stamps by MFT
X7145B Believe Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2194 Sky Ink
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Dots Embossing Folder by PC
Tim Holtz Brick Folder by Sizzix
B12 Ice Blue Copic Sketch
Mini Rick Rack by Reasonable Ribbon

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Catered Crop - Rickrack
Glitter Geeks – Polka Dots
Hotshot Crafts - Die Cuts
One Stop Craft - Monochrome 
Scrapbook Sisters - two colors
That Craft Place - Monochromatic
Winter Wonderland – Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card, I love the colours, so elegant :) Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Carol :) x

  2. Great take on the Merry Monday sketch and thanks for taking part in our Stocking challenge at Holly Jolly. Love it.

  3. oh oww i love this .. the colours , the papers, the texture
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

  4. Wow - what a great Christmas card Allisa. Love the brick wall behind the stocking and wonderful colours and the rhinestones. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Regards Meighan

  5. Great card! What a great idea to create Christmas cards all year long! Your creations are beautiful!
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  6. Hi, Your card is so beautiful and l can see your have added lots of lovely detail with the embossed folders and the flock to the stocking ..........its truly stunning:)x

  7. WOW is all I can say! I wish Santa would hang a stocking like this by my fireplace....well, I don't have a fireplace, but I'd find some place for it! Just beautiful--your details are perfect!

  8. I can never get used to christmas cards at this time of year but what a great idea so there is not the usual christmas rush :) great card and the texture works really well - thanks for joining the glitter geeks challenge this week x

  9. Love it, fab card, colors and design, its stunning! Thanks for joining Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

  10. Wow thought I was seeing things for a minute! Great Christmas card, absolutely love everything about it, especially the brickwork!
    Thanks for joining Glitter Geeks and good luck xx

  11. I love he soft colours of your Christmas stocking. Very Pretty. Thank you for playing Holly Jolly Christmas challenges.

  12. this is very cute, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC , hugs, martina

  13. oh gorgeous embossing and a lovely creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. Fantasic card, I love all the details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  15. Wonderful background with the brick embossing and I love the monochromatic colours. Such a wonderful creation.

  16. Gorgeous crimbo card, love the pale blues with the white, stunning. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

  17. Two such pretty cards Allisa - love the blue and white theme.

  18. I had to come by and say how much I like this card! So pretty! :)

  19. Darling card, and kudos for getting started on your Christmas already. The blue and white with added sparkle is lovely. Thank you for joining out challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle.

  20. Hi Allisa,
    Thanks for playing in our Sparkle challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you added sparkle to your Christmas stocking!!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  21. Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

    Hugs sarah x


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