Merry Monday #37

Hello everyone!  So excited to announce that I have been asked to be on the Design Team at Merry Monday!  I love playing along with Lesley's sketches every week and can't wait to make the rounds to see your creations!  Here is a look at this week's sketch.

I incorporated a mix of old and new supplies to make my card. My sentiment on the front of my card is from the current October Stamp of the Month, Very Merry Christmas.   I pulled out my favorite set from last year, Holiday Magic for my sleigh image.  I distressed the edges of my paper to give my card more of a vintage feel.  I stamped the musical background in tone on tone for a subtle image.

I love the Merry Christmas sentiment from Ornamental Cheer.  It is such a classic font, it seems to work great for all of my cards.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
S1110 Holiday Magic
S1210 Very Merry Christmas
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
X7141B Elemental Paper Pack
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stamping All Year Long-Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart-Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room-Super Scraps Saturday (everything but my card base came from the scrap pile!)
Holly Jolly Christmas-Scrappy Christmas (everything but my card base came from the scrap pile!)
Simon Says Stamp-Dies & Punches
The Crafty Pad-Distress It
Totally Gorjuss-Traditional Christmas Colors

Be sure and check out the creations by the other Design Team members, they are sure to be amazing!

You have until Monday at Noon (PDT) to link up your card at Merry Monday!


  1. Wonderfully festive and rich looking! Love the vintage music note background! Welcome to the team!

  2. Congrats on the new position! And a really great card today... may have to CASE this one. Thanks for your email :o)

  3. Congrats on the new DT spot! They're lucky to have you!
    I love your take on the sketch, that card is just adorable!
    Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Distress It Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  4. Congratulations, Allisa! You totally deserve to be on every design team out there! YOur cards are always so beautiful :)
    Well done!

  5. Welcome aboard, Allisa! I'm excited to be working with you for the next few months....your work is amazing!
    Love your Christmas card this week with that adorable sleigh and pretty papers! :)

  6. Super cute! FABulous colours. FABulous image.
    Thank you soooo much for joining us at CSAYL this week.
    ps. Congratulations on your DT Spot x

  7. I love the sleigh! In fact I love the whole thing! :)

  8. Lovely holiday card - fabulous sleigh - thanks for joining us at the Crafty pad this week and good luck xx

  9. GORGEOUS!! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week.

  10. Wow. Nice card and great use of scraps. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  11. I'm so happy you joined the Merry Makers, Allisa! This sleigh is gorgeous! I love the music stamped on it!

  12. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the red and gold together.. just stunning! :) Thanks so much for participating in the 'Punches & Dies' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  13. Totally delightful Allisa, I love all of your design elements and the sleigh is gorgeous.

  14. Congratulations Allisa, welcome :). What a beautiful card, I love your vintage style sleigh and the sentiment matches perfectly.

  15. Absolutely beautiful, Allisa! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  16. Gorgeous card and thanks for playing along with us at H2H. Congrats on your new design team spot.

  17. Fabulous card, I just love the sleigh, Excellent colour combo!! What a great way to use your scraps!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  18. Congrats on your DT gig! Lovely card, I too love that sleigh image and the Elemental paper from last season. The music note background stamping works perfectly. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week.

  19. Beautiful card! Doesn't it feel GREAT to find so much fun things in a scrap bin and create something so awesome with them! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  20. Hi Allisa - I love the vintage feel to this Christmas card, and it's a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at The Crafty Pad in our "Distress It" challenge, and congrats on your new DT post!
    Helen x (DT)

  21. hello, you card is to cute and sweet, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week.


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