Merry Monday #45

We are back with a sketch challenge this week at Merry Monday!  I seem to be having setbacks getting back into the groove of making Christmas cards.....or maybe it is all of the fun NEW Spring/Summer products I have to play with!  After mulling over numerous stamps to put in the circle shape...I decided to make another ribbon wreath card.  I previously made one here and it was a very popular post.  These are so simple to make and the end result is gorgeous!  I would have loved to use the falling snow embossing folder I keep seeing on everyone's blogs...but have yet to score one for polka dots it is!  here is a look at the original sketch-

Here is a close up of the ribbon detailing.  The white double bow was tied with a Bow-Easy.  I know many of you think I am the bow tying queen....but I can barely tie my shoelaces! It was the best $5 I ever spent! I don't have a source to send you to, if you google Bow-Easy, I am sure you will find numerous places to purchase one from.  They should run you are around $5.

My bling is combination of glitter buttons with a sparkle gem center.  The sparkle gems by Close To My Heart fit perfectly in the buttons in the Bohemian Collection.  Super cute bling in a little package!

I kept the inside clean, with a strip of ribbon for additional detail.

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS-Embossing
Come and Get It Challenges-Tie a Ribbon around it
Crafts 4 Eternity-Moody Blues
Crafty Catz-Buttons & Bows (bling is actually buttons!)
Creative Inspirations Paint-Favorite Stamp (Merry Christmas sentiment)
Little Red Wagon-Bling

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1520 Ornamental Cheer Stamp Set
Sentimental About Christmas Stamp Set-MFT
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Midnight Muse Cardstock-SU
Midnight Muse Ink-SU
Midnight Muse Ribbon-SU
White Ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Dots Embossing Folder-Provo Craft
Fishtail Dies-MFT

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Makers Blogs to see their take on the sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous card Allisa, I love your ribbon wreath and the fantastic colours you used.

  2. Just love this Allisa, that ribbon is perfect and really makes a pretty wreath, I must try and make one again soon!!!

  3. Ist wunderschön gemacht die Karte, ganz toll
    lg gertrude

  4. Gorgeous! That wreath is amazing and I love the colours. I want that falling snow embossing folder too! The polka dots do look lovely though. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  5. Great card Allisa! I love my bow easy too, great invention. I also really like your wreath in that ribbon so cute.

  6. Gorgeous card Allisa - just loved your ribbon wreath so much I had to pay a visit to YouTube (it would have been rude not to! lol) to see how you accomplished it. Love the embossing as well. Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS for this challenge.

    Karen x

  7. Okay. Thud. I just fell off my chair. Somehow I missed that first post with the equally stunning card, Patty, and the video, and I've not seen anything like this on other blogs. It is really intriguing and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  8. This is so pretty, Allisa! I love your ribbon wreath! Seems to me you're having no trouble at all getting back into your Christmas card groove! Beautiful job!

  9. Yep, I was one of the ones who adored your other post and I just pinned this one so I won't forget about wanting to try it. Stunning card Allisa! Hugs!

  10. Hi Allisa
    A gorgeous and beautiful card thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  11. A stunning card. So elegant, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

  12. Wow this is gorgeous sweetie. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Cathy DT

  13. Wow this is totally gorgeous Allisa! Love the elegance of these colours together and your ribbon wreath is amazing! I've been trying to leave comments for 2 weeks now and for some reason your blog doesn't like me :(

    1. Hi Narelle, I think it is a Google Chrome Issue. I know many people have had issues the past couple of weeks with Google Chrome and Blogger! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Your lovely ribbon wreath looks gorgeous, Allisa! Fab embossing, your blue and white Christmas card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS. Sue x

  15. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. Wow, amazing ribbon wreath Allisa! I love it and the colours you used! You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous work! The gems are pretty too!

  17. Allisa, this is fabulous, and I love your choice of colour.

    I really must take a peek at the video - thank you so much for sharing the tutorial details.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  18. WOW! I love your wreath. I will have to check that out for sure! Thanks for playing at ATCAS this week.

  19. I love love that wreath so simple and clean cut but so ELEGANT!!
    Cant wait to see your next CI Paint entry!


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