Merry Monday #59

After taking a week off, we are back at Merry Monday!  Lesley has another awesome sketch for us this week.  I love the combination of the oval shape with the added banner.

My oval shapes were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I then embossed the top panel with a distressed brick background.  I popped up my stocking, added a rick rack hanger and fun flock for added texture.  A little added bling completes the card!

I carried the monochromatic theme to the inside of the card.  The large sentiment is from MFT Stamps.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
D1520 Ornamental Cheer Stamp Set
S1110 Holiday Magic Stamp Set
Christmas Sentiment Stamps by MFT
X7145B Believe Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2194 Sky Ink
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Tim Holtz Brick Folder by Sizzix
Mini Rick Rack by Reasonable Ribbon 
White Fun Flock by Stampendous 

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes 
Catered Crop-Embossing
Christmas Stampin All Year Long-Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments-Monochromatic
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
Great Impressions-Pastel Colors/Polka Dots
Sweet Stampin-Anything but Birthday

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


  1. Love the soft blue you used...very pretty card and the background in the oval is very cool.

  2. Love your card in blue. The brick embossed panel is a great background for the hanging stocking. Love it.

  3. so so gorgeous, i love it
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  4. I saw your card on the Merry Monday challenge post this morning and was instantly drawn to that brick embossing! It's so perfect with your stocking. Love your blues and the matching inside of the card (I never like to do the insides, but it really does make them so much more special). Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  5. Oh, Sweet Christmas, Allisa, this elegant stocking with the yummy cuff on the white brick with the blue POLKA DOT dp ~ jaw-da'ropping!! So pinned!!

  6. Just so lovely Allisa !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. O wow, this is stunning, so creative, love it so much. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  8. Very nice card Allisa, I love the soft blue you used. I love brick wall embossing too.

  9. OH MY GOODNESS! I love this--that brick embossing is such a fabulous background for your pretty stocking!

  10. Love your card. The bricks and the stocking are just perfect.

  11. Adore the brick texture behind the stocking Allisa! Genius design! Hugs!

  12. What a great card I love the embossed background too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments hugs Susan x

  13. Such a pretty stocking! Love that brick background!

  14. Darling card. Love the faux brick with the stocking. Neat inside too.

  15. Such a fun stocking and the embossing is perfect! So fun playing with you talented ladies this month!

  16. Eine tolle karte in tollen Farben. Mir gefällt auch das Motiv gut.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL.Liebe Grüße Jenny

  17. Such a lovely card! Soft all around with the colors and the felt. Wonderful! Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

  18. Beautiful card, Allisa! Love the brick embossing behind your stocking and the monochromatic color!
    Have a wonderful week!! :)

  19. Fun card and I love the brick texture for the oval. :) Thanks for playing with my Amusing Challenge this week...I'm really glad you did!

  20. Fun card and I love the brick texture for the oval. :) Thanks for playing with my Amusing Challenge this week...I'm really glad you did!

  21. Oh wow, what a beautiful card! The soft blue and texture is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

  22. Beautiful card. love embossing background.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything but Birthday” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  23. Great. Love the bricks behind the stocking.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

  24. This is absolutely fabulous Allisa!

  25. Top Notch Allisa, fabulous detail, beautiful card.


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