Merry Monday #23

Have I told you how much I love the Merry Monday Challenge?  I love the concept of creating a Christmas card a week.  I also love making Christmas cards!  It is so relaxing to just pull out my Christmas stamp drawer and create.  No worries about mass producing or mailing deadlines.  Here is the original sketch from this week-

I decided to flip the sketch to make it my own.  I can't believe none of the challenge entries have flipped the sketch yet!  I made my card with a variety of supplies.  The majority of the stamps I have used are retired.  If you love the sleigh, I have a new set listed for sale on my For Sale page.  This set is retired, so grab it while you can.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

A1115 A Holiday
D1225 Jingle Borders
D1480 Snowflakes
S1110 Holiday Magic
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5920 Indian Corn Blue Cardstock
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Ink
Z891 VersaMark Ink
Z682 Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Snowflake Punch by Imagination
Smooch Spray by Clearsnap

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty ChicksMonochromatic
Crop Stop - Monochromatic
Jingle Belles - Incorporate Christmas Music (My sleigh has a Musical background)
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Lots of layers
Sparkles Forum Christmas -Monochromatic
Winter Wonderland – Photo Inspiration (Blue & Silver)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. very classy and lovely presentation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Monochromatic * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Shaz x

  3. Stunning card! The design and simplicity truly make a statement. Thanks for joining our CropStop Monochromatic Challenge.

  4. What a gorgeous monochromatic design ... that blue is so peaceful ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles ... I agree, making one card a week is the only way to go.

  5. gorgeous card... Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

  6. I love this sketch flipped, Allisa! And the colors,the pretty sleigh with the silvery runners and ribbon treatment come together beautifully! So glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

  7. Wow....lovely and beautiful! The monochromatic scheme is perfect...I just love it!

  8. what an amazingly beautiful and totally elegant holiday card! i love that shade of "indian corn blue" and it's especially effective as a monochrome with just touches of white and silver to make it shine! (i'm also IN AWE of how precisely you stamped everything and how very pristine that plain white background is around your sleigh! holy wow!) ♥♥♥

    ps: i'm SO WITH YOU when it comes to making xmas cards... weird as it felt at first to make them in summer, i DID NOT miss the stress last december AT ALL! :) :) :)

  9. Beautiful card, I love the sketch turned. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  10. Wonderful card. I like that sleigh!

  11. Just gorgeous---the sled is fabulous and so is that sentiment font! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! It's SUPER!

  12. Stunning, stunning, stunning Allisa - I just love this one! Thanks for joining us again at Merry Monday with your gorgeous cards!

  13. Wow! This is a gorgeous Christmas card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

  14. Simply said gorgeous and love the fact you are making christmas cards. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  15. Thank You so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Challenge with this absolutely perfect creation, I do hope that you will try and join us again next week

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :0x
    Winter Wonderland DT

  16. Beautiful card, very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland and Sparkles Christmas.
    Debbie x

  17. nice monochromatic piece...thanks for sharing it with CropStop!:)

  18. Wonderful monochromatic card!!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!

  19. Cute card! Love the soft colors, and the ribbon is so pretty. Congrats on winning the challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, too.


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