Merry Monday Year in Review

Back by popular demand, the Year in Review at Merry Monday!  The Year in Review Challenge will run for two weeks to allow you plenty of time to get your card completed!  You get to choose any past sketch for your card design!

I went back to Challenge #28!

I did some random stamping with my new favorite snowflake stamp from the December Stamp of the Month, Year Round Cheer.  This card came together quickly and it very easily mass produced.  My featured card is completed with Itty Bitty Sparkles.  I also created the same card with Silver Glitz.

If you are trying to complete your long list of Christmas cards without breaking the bank, you might want to look into Silver Glitz for making your own bling.  I can make about 7 cards of this style with a 100 pack of Bitty Sparkles, cost $2.95.  You could make 100's if not 1000's of cards with one bottle of Silver Glitz, cost $2.75  Here is a close up of the details-

As long as you use a light coating of Silver Glitz, your drying time is minimal.  I add a bit of bling to all of the snowflakes with the silver glitz gel vs just the large snowflakes with the Bitty Sparkles.  I kept the inside the same on both cards.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1212 Year Round Cheer
D1520 Ornamental Cheer 
D1384 Snow Flurries-Retired
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5761 Sky Cardstock
Z2194 Sky Ink
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1763 Boutique Assortment
Z1482 Silver Glitz Gel 
Fishtail Dies by MFT 

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters-Christmas Sparkle
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards-CAS
Hiding in My Craft Room-Blue & White
Penny Black & More-It's Your Choice 
Pile It On-Embellishments
Sentimental Sundays-Non -Traditional Christmas Colors
Stamping Shack-Sparkle & Shine

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

You have until Sunday, December 16th at Noon (PDT) to link up your card at Merry Monday.


  1. Two beautifully elegant looking Christmas cards Allison.

    Thank you so much sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card! I love all of the sparkles. :)

  3. love the look of this- very CAS ! thanks for joining us at the stamping shack!

  4. Beautiful card. Perfect for this weeks challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and please join us again soon!

  5. Very pretty card Allisa, I love the papers you used and the added little glittery gems.

  6. Gorgeous! Your "random" stamping is the most perfect I have ever seen! I just love that embellishment, too!

  7. I agree with LeAnne, I wondered if this was a background stamp since the snowflakes are all so perfectly place! Beautiful sparkle either way and that button is gorgeous!

  8. Gorgeus card. Thanks for joining at The Stamping Shack: Sparkle & Shiny Challenge

  9. Hi,
    stylish and cool card!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More December Challenge;-))m

  10. What a wonderful, sparkly card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Stamping Shack!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  11. Fabulous card,
    Awesome layout too.
    We're so glad you share with us at Pile it On.
    Good luck this week, hope to see you next week also : )
    Lorianna DT

  12. Great card!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!

  13. two lovely and festive holiday cards! i also thought the background looked like a stamp. thanks so much for playing along with us at penny black and more december challenge.

  14. I love the cool blue color on thess cards. The snowflakes is a darling. So glad you played along with us The Stamping Shack Challenge.

  15. I love a blue and white card, and all those snowflakes are so pretty.
    thanks for playing with us at the Pile It On challenge.

  16. Simply elegant, great colours and layout, loving the bit of sparkle.

    Thanks for joining in with us over at The Stamping Shack, I hope you will join us for our next challenge! x

  17. Such a pretty Clean and Simple Card. Love all the snowflakes with the Silver Sparkles. What a great product. Thanks for the tip and I hope to see you again in the new year at {ile It On

  18. Such elegant cards and quick makes too when time is precious as it is at the moment.
    Thank you for joining in the It's your Choice challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allorts and good luck x Susan x


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