Merry Monday #55

Up for a game of Tic Tac Toe?  Come play with us at Merry Monday this week.  Create a Christmas card with your choice of elements, just pick three in a row!  I went with the top row, Animal, Designer Paper, and Ribbon.   Don't want my Santa to confuse anyone!

My card is based on the great sketch this week at Deconstructed Sketch.   Love all the layers!  Due to the size of my stamped image, I went with a 6x6 card.

I added a little shimmer to my stamped panel...but it is not showing up well in the photo.  I stamped my main image.  Applied a mask for my moon and then sponged on Outdoor Denim ink.  I then added a little Smooch spray for some shimmer.  My decorative shapes and layers were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection.

I layered up the inside to coordinate with the front.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
C1427 I Believe
C1525 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Stamp Set
S1110 Holiday Magic
Aspen Paper Pack
Enchantment Pigment Ink Set
Smooch Spray
Retired Stitched Ribbon
Fishtail Dies by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown-Ribbon or Bows
Christmas Stampin All Year Long-Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas-Use 3 of something (banners)
Creative Corner-Layer It Up
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey-Ribbon or Lace
Sweet Stampin-Lots of Layers
Sweet Stampin Christmas-No Red or Green

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


  1. I just love this....and I even have this stamp set! Yippee! Wonderful way to make that moon....and the sketch is awesome!

  2. FABulous colours..FABulous design...LOve your image and ribbon too.
    Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at C.S.A.Y.L.

  3. Such a creative card, there a lot going on here; I love the layers too! That is a perfect bow. Thanks for playing along with our embellishment challenge at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  4. Love these colors and the layout! Perfect for the wonderful image!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the fabulous patterned papers--that dark wintry sky paper is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  6. Oh what a fabulous use of that sketch! Love it Allisa! Hugs!

  7. Very cute card! Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  8. This is gorgeous, Allisa! I love the non-traditional colors you used and I love your stamp image! Really nice card!

  9. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stamping
    and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  10. What a terrific sketch and an equally fantastic card! You're going to have a wonderful collection come Christmas

  11. Fabulous card!! A great layout and your bow is just perfectly beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  12. This is so beautiful! Great sketch and I love that blue snowflake paper; it really looks like a snowy night sky. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  13. The non-traditional color scheme is great, and your bow is just perfect. Thanks for sharing your work in this week's Ribbons and Bows challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I hope you'll come back and play with us again soon! :)

  14. Allisa I love that sleigh stamp and the great colours you used.

  15. Gorgeous card! Love the night sky and the beautiful stamped image on the diecuts. I love the colours too! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  16. Such a beautiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Hugs Iwona

  17. Very elegant card, I love the colours.

    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  18. Allisa! A beautiful card! love that soft, creamy salmony color with the blues - looks amazing! So many gorgeous details, including your amazing moon lit ride! Lovely sketch details and layers!

  19. Lovely card - love the colours you've used and that ribbon bow is very attractive - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 117 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

  20. Love the die you have used and your colour combo stunning.
    Margaret M

  21. Pretty card Allisa and I like the papers you've used with this fab layout. Great image and bow.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll join us again.

  22. Gorgeous card Allisa, love that masked moon!

  23. Wow this is beautiful - love the scene you've created!

  24. What lovely papers on your card, Allisa! That Aspen paper pack was before my time. Don't you love that sketch? You've done a marvelous job with it - especially your gorgeous bow! Thanks for playing at 52CCT!

  25. Wow, your card is gorgeous! Just love this beautiful image and those colours and papers you've used!
    Congratulations for the honors!

    Rosi x

  26. Absolutely beautiful card. Colour choice just amazing and perfect for our challenge. Love your layers.
    Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` “No Red or Green” Challenge and we hope to see you again.


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