Merry Monday #39

Week 39 at Merry Monday!  If you have been playing along every week, you should have 38 Christmas cards all ready to go!  If you have yet to start your Christmas cards....your time is quickly running out! Here is the original sketch design-

Some of you Close To My Heart fans might recognize the paper that my card was created with.  It is the Avonlea Collection.  It is not advertised as a Christmas collection, but I think it pulls off the theme well!  Here is a look at the complete collection of papers-

I think the medallion shape mimics snowflakes quite well! I added a layered snowflake with some bling for an added festive touch!  I was a little leary of running the glittery paper through my Cricut, as the glitter was a little rough.  I ended up cutting my snowflakes out with the Snow Flurry die by SU. The Merry Christmas sentiment was cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

I finished out the inside with a little more bling from the Shimmer Trim by Close To My Heart.  My saying is from MFT.  I thought the sparkle sayings was perfect for my card.  I first inked my stamp in Lagoon ink and then rolled the edges in Pacifica to get a shade close to my card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
X7155B Avonlea Collection
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2195 Lagoon Ink
Z2192 Pacifica Ink
Z1802 Slate Polka Dot Ribbon
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Inside Sentiment-MFT
Snow Flurry Die-SU

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Throwdown-Embellishment
ABC Christmas Challenge-Up to U
Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges-Pop It Up (Each layer of my snowflake is popped up)
Crafty Ann's-Christmas
Crafty Ribbons-Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges-Glitter & Bling
The Crafty Pad-Christmas
Whimsy Stamps-All things Sparkly

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. what a ♥GORGEOUS♥ card & a fabulous take on the sketch! i love the colors, and i LOVE that the inside is as beautiful as the outside!!! ♥

  2. I agree that these papers work well for Christmas! The colors are festive and gorgeous, and that sentiment is fantastic! Love the inside too!

  3. That is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  4. This is just lovely - and I love Avonlea for Chrsitmas, too!

  5. I love this color for a Christmas card and the Merry Christmas diecut is beautiful! And just enough sparkle to make it extra special!

  6. This is a beautiful card. Perfect bling for the Dream Valley Challenge. Good luck.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. This is amazing as usual, Allisa! LOVE the colors you have used and the bit of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  8. Love your use of the sketch Allisa, and love the way you did the Snowflake embellishment, I should have thought of that. LOL.

  9. Brilliant card! Thank you for playing in the Christmas is Coming Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. This is just stunning Allisa - don't you just love it when you can use products that aren't traditionally for a theme for other things? (does that make sense?). Anyway I just love this DSP!

  11. What a super modern christmas card Allisa !! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad !!

    Good luck !!

    hugs Diane xx

  12. Fabulous card Allisa, I love these papers and the colour combo and your snowflake is stunning.

  13. Hi Allisa, this is a stunning card. Love the papers, the snowflakes and the sentiment.
    Thank you for playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  14. A beautiful card, love those papers, and it's perfect for our challenge at 52 CCT - Thanks for joining us

    Louise xx

  15. I agree, I think this paper is well suited to Christmassy-type themes, without being overly holiday-ish...does that make any sense? One thing I do know for sure, is that you have made another gorgeous card, Allisa! :)

  16. These colours are fabulous for Christmas Allisa, love that triple snowflake and the die cut greeting!

  17. Oh I love that die cut greeting - its just awesome. Terrific card - love also how you made non-Christmassy paper look like Christmas. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!!

  18. WOW, I love your card!!!! The colours are amazing and the snowflake is so beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  19. Wonderful use of non Christmas paper - love the colours!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCC!

  20. This is absolutely fabulous Allisa, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x


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