Merry Monday #56

 Wow, the months are flying did it get to be April???  Come play along with us at Merry will need Christmas cards before you know it!  We have a fun sketch this week to get you started.  I flipped the sketch for my card.

I have loved creating Christmas cards with the Pear & Partridge paper pack.  The paper pack has since retired and I just cut into my very last sheet of the partridge paper!  I am sure I will manage to create a few more cards before the pack is officially finished!  I just ordered some new Christmas papers from Carta Bella, so hopefully those will be here for next week's challenge!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1107 Holly Christmas Stamp Set
Clearly Sentimental About Christmas Stamp Set-MFT
Retired Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Z891 VersaMark Ink
Z659 Cranberry Embossing Powder
Jute Ribbon-American Crafts
Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes 
Catered Crop-Add Twine (I used red jute twine across the front of my card)
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes

Design Tip:I did not apply adhesive to the bottoms of my banners.  I gave the ends a slight curl to add dimension to my card...but still leave it mailing friendly.  To get a slight curl, I rolled the banner ends around my piercing tool.

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


  1. I always love what you create with this paper, Allisa! Love the curl on the banners!

  2. Love your card especially the papers you worked with. Thanks for the tip on the banners.

  3. It's a bit of a shock to see a beautiful Christmas card on the day after Easter! Aacckk, slow down!! But, of course, it's for the delightful MM challenge, which I planned to join starting January 1st. I've made exactly zero cards. (I guess I didn't commit to a year, so no worries!)

    This one is a real beauty, Allisa! Thanks for that cleverly inspired tip about rolling up the ends of banners! Coolness!!

  4. Fantastic card, Allisa. ;-) I really love the colors and the fun style you added to your banners. Beautiful DP!

  5. Beautiful classy papers and a beautiful classy card too. x

  6. Beautiful card, Allisa! I love this paper too! The inside is just as pretty as the outside!
    Have a wonderful week! :)

  7. I have enjoyed all the cards you have made with the Pear and Partridge designer papers Allisa, such a beautiful colour combo and content, and this one is a beauty.

  8. Beautiful card Allisa, I love your banners.

  9. Just gorgeous....I am still hoarding the piece of DP I have like this!! LOL! I can't bear to use it--silly me! Your banners are just beautiful and I love how you finished the inside as well.

  10. I adore your paper choices! gorgeous card!

  11. I really like how you have curled the ends of the banners, it looks so pretty!

  12. Beautiful card, Allisa! Love the colors in this gorgeous paper!

  13. You placed the designer paper perfectly and I love how the banners curl up a bit. Thank you for joining me in my Amusing Challenge Anything Goes on Mar 31...I'm sorry it's taken me so long to pop over for a visit and I'm so glad I finally made it! :)


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