Merry Monday July Challenge-Last Week!

We are in our last week of the month long challenge at Merry Monday.  If you have yet to join in on the fun, we would love to see your creation in the gallery!  Anything goes, as long as it is a new Christmas creation!

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  I tweaked the sketch just a tad to work with my paper scraps!  I think my penguin might have looked better on a square card, but I was determined to use up the scrap of snowflake paper!  In case you are wondering about the penguin stamp, he is part of a super cute hostess stamp set that will be released in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book on August 1......only a few days away!

I kept the inside clean, stamping my favorite Christmas sentiment and adding a little pattern paper strip to finish off my card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart,except where noted:
D1520 Ornamental Cheer Stamp Set
C1560 Wintry Wishes (available 8/1/13)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Winter Park Pattern Paper by Echo Park
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z2502 Enchantment Pigment Inks
Z2501 Adventure Pigment Inks
Retired Grosgrain Ribbon
Retired Bling
Frosted Lace Stickles
Oval Stax Dies by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle-Christmas in July
Christmas Stampin All Year Long-Photo Inspiration
Creative Corner-Christmas in July
Hiding in my Craft Room-Christmas in July
Jellypark Challenges-Christmas in July
Pollycraft Challenges-Ruby Red
Sentimental Sundays-Anything with Wings

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


  1. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wie schön gemacht, ganz toll
    lg Gertrude

  2. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - I love penguins on Christmas cards. You might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  3. Another sensational Christmas inspiration card, Allisa! Your penguin is adorable and that bow is spectacular!!

  4. This is a wonderful Christmas card!

  5. so nice you play with us at CSAYL this week Alissa, even if summer is here, your card is so lovely and cute, nice little pingouin hope to see you next week, biz

  6. Cute card. Great papers and I love the penguin.

  7. What an elegant yet cute card! Wonderfully simple design that is eye catching. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!

  8. I'm not surprised you wanted to use the paper it is gorgeous as is the penguin. A very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp x


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