Merry Monday #61

If you have been playing along with us every week at Merry Monday, you should be well on your to having a Christmas card stash built up!  If you have to start your Christmas cards, now is a great time to come join us at Merry Monday.  Complete one Christmas card a week and have your cards completed before the holiday rush!  Lesley makes creating your Christmas cards super easy with her awesome weekly sketches!  Here is the sketch for this week-

While the design element on the sketch is a snowflake, I took the liberty of flipping the sketch and going with a Santa theme.  My card is super simple.  I utilized a great piece of pattern paper by Carta Bella and added the stamped sentiment.  For the inside,  I stamped my pattern border and then added Liquid Pearls to the centers for a little bling!

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1225 Jingle Borders Stamp Set
Clearly Sentimental About Christmas Stamp Set-MFT
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Christmas Day Paper Pad-Carta Bella
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Rouge Liquid Pearls-Ranger
Buttercup Liquid Pearls-Ranger

I have entered my card in the following challenge:
CHNC Challenge-Let's Get Sentimental

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


  1. Love your card Allisa, very creative using the DSP, looks fabulous.

  2. Love your card Allisa, very creative using the DSP, looks fabulous.

  3. Great paper and I love the inside border. Such a pretty Christmas creation!

    Thanks to all of you for letting me be Guest Designer this week.

  4. Wonderful card Allisa, I love the sentiments.

  5. Love how you used the paper as the focal point on your card instead of adding or stamping an image.

  6. Beautiful card - love the way you've interpreted the sketch and the lovely vintage Santa - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 123 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. Wonderful use of the paper for this card!!

  8. What a fantastic use of patterned paper, Allisa! Perfect for this sketch!

  9. I have to say Allisa, that this card is my favorite for this week's sketch! Love that the paper does all the work but I also love the vintage look of it! Great take on the sketch!
    Have a wonderful week!! :)

  10. This is such a fun Christmas card, Allisa. Fantastic image, and I love the coordinating interior. Love the rustic look of it.

  11. This is awesome! You nailed it Allisa. Love that paper.

  12. I didn't think of using DSP for the sketch! I struggled with what to put where the snowflake was, but you've cleverly nailed it! Love this gorgeous paper!

  13. I love your Santa card, Allisa! How smart you are to make your beautiful paper work for you! Great job with the sketch and a really great card!


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