Merry Monday Challenge #44

Merry Monday is back for the New Year!  I know it seems like you just got finished mailing your Christmas cards, but now is the best time to start building your Christmas card stash for the coming year!  We are mixing things up this year at Merry Monday....we will not only be doing sketch challenge, but color and theme challenges as well!  We are starting off the year with a color challenge. I can't wait to see your creations with the following colors:

I kept my card on the clean and simple side.  I spent a small fortune mailing out my Christmas cards this year and I did not even manage to get them all mailed out! My tons of layers and fancy bows really add up when it comes to postage! This card only has one layer, so should easily mail for one stamp!

My snowflake shapes were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and then stamped with the coordinating Snowflakes stamp set.  I popped up the snowflakes and added score lines to add more dimension to the card.

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

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
D1480 Snowflakes Stamp Set
C1525 Christmas Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Pool Party DSP-SU
Z2192 Pacifica Ink
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Retired Glitter Gems

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
CHNC-Christmas with no Santa 
Hotshot Crafts-Clean & Simple
Simply Create Too-Let It Snow
That Craft Place-Snowy Christmas  
The House That Stamps Built-Snow   

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Allisa, I love your CAS snowflake card! And I hear you re the postage ($1.29 to mail out my thick cards this year!) so I too will be making an effort to do some attractive "slim" Christmas cards this year. I really love this colour combo for Christmas, too!

  2. This is even better than CASlicious, it's CAStunning, Allisa!! Clean, simple, scored, perfection.

  3. I love your clean and simple card Allisa. I agree about the postage, I ran into the same issue. Love the new blog look too :).

  4. Very wise to keep to one added layer only - this is a very elegant card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 106 - you could also enter this into my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. X

  5. Love the CAS design and loved that you joined us at The House That Stamps Built and our Designer's Choice Challenge.

  6. I love your clean and simple card, Allisa! I agree with Hazel! Good idea to keep things to one layer to cut down on your mailing expenses! Excited to be working with you as a Merry Maker for 2013! Happy New Year!

  7. I love your clean and simple card, Allisa! I agree with Hazel! Keeping your cards to one layer should really help cut the costs of your mailing expenses! Looking forward to working with you as a Merry Maker this year! Happy New Year!

  8. Allisa: Beautiful card and snow flakes--I love CAS! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our first 2013 challenge - "Let it Snow"! Can't wait to see what you create next challenge!!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member


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