Merry Monday #35

Lesley has a fun sketch over at Merry Monday this week.  I think my new favorite addition to  my cards is banners.  Fairly certain just about everything I have created this past week has had a banner on it!  Here is the original sketch design-

I am sure I will be using this sketch again in the future!  Love the look and the clean lines.  My pattern paper is Jingle, a retired design by Close to My Heart.  All stamps are from the new Ornamental Cheer stamp set.  The retro snowflakes go perfectly with the design in the paper.  I added a little Stickles for interest on my embellishment.

Speaking of do you store yours?  While I am sure many of you have vast collection is just starting.  I came across this idea some time ago and decided to put it to use in my scrapbook room.
I attached my Stickles to the underside of a shelf with a velcro dot.  They are within reach and I am more likely to use them since I can see them.

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

D1520 Ornamental Cheer Stamp Set
Retired Jingle Paper Pack
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5752 Juniper Cardstock
Retired Tulip Cardstock
Z2165 Juniper Ink
Retired Tulip Ink
Liquid Pearls by Ranger
Snow Flurry Die by Sizzix

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Created with Love-Christmas
Delightful Challenges-Winter Holiday
Jingle Belles-Pink Christmas
Southern Girls-Spots & Stripes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check back tomorrow for a stamp giveaway!


  1. Stunning creation, love the bright colours! Great idea with your stickles x

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. So pretty, Allisa! Love your papers inside & out!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  3. Gorgeous card and design.
    Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges :)

  4. I never noticed that the snowflake sparkle is so similar to the Jingle paper pack. I still have some of that paper left (guess I bought too much when is was available lol) I just got the Ornamental Cheer set so now i have a plan.
    BTW I'd need a much much larger shelf to store my stickles that way lol I have mine in one drawer of a mobile plastic cart -yes one whole drawer. I like your method as is keeps the gel close to the tips. good idea.

  5. Great card - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my washi tape giveaway!

  6. Pink, Red & Green ... what an awesome color combination ... love this poppin' graphic design ... so glad you went pink for a cure with us at jingle belles.

  7. Love this! I've been working on my Christmas cards this weekend, too. :)

  8. This is one Merry card! Bright happy colours and fun paper! Love the stickle idea too.

  9. Wow Beautiful card and love the tip for the stickles. Thanks for playing along with us at Created with love Challenges.

  10. Allisa - this is just beautiful - I love those shades of red & green! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week! ps. great tip with the stickles!

  11. what a ♥FABULOUS♥ and beautiful retro-style holiday card! as usual, you've thought out and executed each and every detail to perfection, and it really shows! thanks for dreaming of a ♥PINK♥ christmas with us at JINGLE BELLES this fortnight!

    ps: banners just automatically make everything FUN; i'm not sure it would be possible to get tired of them! :)

  12. This is as cute as can be....I love the shade of green you used with your red....happy, happy, card! And your stickles idea is awesome....although I can't ever seem to get them to work right, I love the storage idea! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  13. I love these colors and the fresh, fun snowflakes, Allisa! And what a fantastic idea for your stickles. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  14. Fabulous Christmas card! Love the large spots and self coloured stripes. Thanks for joining our Spots and Stripes challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  15. What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at SGC!

  16. Beautiful Christmas Card. Love it.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy


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