Merry Monday #50

We are having a theme challenge this week at Merry Monday.  We want to see your Elegant Christmas cards!  I went with a clean and simple design that could be easily reproduced.  I am a huge fan of purple themed Christmas card, so this one will be added to the stash for the coming year.

I layered my snowflake with Pansy Purple cardstock and Silver glitter cardstock.  Did you know that Close To My Heart has six colors of glitter cardstock in the new Idea Book?  The glitter cardstock is also Cricut compatible and works well with manual die cut machines as well.

I added a little bling to the inside of my card as well.  The sentiment is by My Favorite Things, it is perfect with the glitter and bling!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
Sparkle Sentiment by MFT (sorry no name on the stamp set)
Z1829 Glitter Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Retired Pansy Purple Cardstock
Retired Pansy Purple Ink
Snow Flurry Die by Sizzix
Embossing Folder by Sizzix
Z1752 Clear Sparkles

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
CHNC-Let It Snow 
Craft Your Passion-Glitter
Critter Sketch-Snowflakes
Hiding in my Craft Room-Embossing
Love to Create-All that Glitters 
Ohh La La Creations-Sparkle & Shine
Sweet Stampin Christmas-Snowflakes

 Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker's blogs to see their creations!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Stunning card Allisa! Love purple and the elegance you achieved on your snowflake with the gemstones.

  2. Beautifully elegant card! I love this snowflake die and the rhinestones!

  3. Very pretty! I will have to CASE it for next Christmas when I need two purple cards!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  4. Very elegant, indeed! Inside and out!

  5. Awesome! That glitter paper is just fabulous..a great way to use that color too!

  6. Merry Monday indeed! I love christmas cards, its such a great way to stock up before the actual holiday at the end of the year! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei - LTC DT

  7. Very pretty Allisa. I like the embossing and that fabulous snowflake!
    Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you at our next challenge as well.

  8. Certainly elegant and beautiful and I too love that sentiment you used
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  9. Love you delightful snowflake Allisa, it has all the elements of elegance, just beautiful!

  10. This is so elegant Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli xx

  11. This is so beautiful and elegant - the snowflake is gorgeous - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 112 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. X

  12. Gorgeous card Allisa, I love the silver and burgundy together and gems are a perfect.

  13. This is sooooo beautiful and elegant Allisa! Love the classiness of these colours combined with your blingy snowflake - gorgeous card!

  14. Very elegant, especially the sentiment, it really steps up the glitter theme on your pretty card.

  15. Great card.Love the crispness of the snowy background.The layered snowflake is a super focal point.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. This is such a striking card with the high contrast of the snowflake and the embossed background. Love the glittered cardstock both in the matting and the focal. The inside is really lovely, as well. Thanks for joining our All That Glitters challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  17. This is such an elegant Christmas card, fabulous snowflake and lovely embossed background.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  18. Gorgeous card, Allisa. I'm a fan of purple for Christmas too, it just looks so rich and elegant with silver.

  19. What a gorgeous card, Allisa! Love the purple and the glitter paper!

  20. beautiful card - love the CAS style
    Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` this week
    Doreen xx


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