Merry Monday July Challenge, Week 2

Have you played along with us this month at Merry Monday?  Our current challenge is running all month long!  Enter any new Christmas card into the challenge and enter as often as you want!  The more times you enter, the more Christmas cards you will have in your stash!

My card was created with one of my favorite stamps from the upcoming Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  It is a single A sized stamp, that you can purchase for only $4 with your hostess rewards!  This set will make creating your Christmas Cards easy peasy!  I can't wait to stamp it in a multitude of colors.....purple anyone?

Since my image was so simple to make, I decided to add some texture by distressing the edges of my cardstock.  While the vast majority of my cards have super clean lines, it is fun to mix it up on occasion! I inked up the edges of my white embossed background with Pacifica pigment ink.

I kept the inside clean, only adding a strip of shimmer trim for a little bling!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
A1148 Bright All Night (avail 8/1/13)
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
Z2501 Adventure Pigment Inks
Z821 Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
White Ribbon-Pebbles
Retired Pacifica Ribbon
Embossing Folder-Provocraft
Z1297 Edge Distresser

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Card Making Mamas-Monochromatic
Crafting When We Can-Christmas in July
Jingle Belles-Cardstock Christmas
Simply Create Too-Christmas in July

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


  1. The distressing compliments the woodcut feel of the stamp. Ooh purple would be nice...maybe a little silver? You make me want to get this stamp, lol, but that's the point, right?

  2. Oh cool! This card is so fun! I will have to have this stamp also! Yes, lots of fun colors I can see this stamped. Love the distressing and embossing.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  3. I think this would be beautiful in purple, Allisa! What an awesome stamp and a great layout!

  4. what a beautiful card, and yes i can imagine it would look equally fab in purple... or a deep rich red... or... well, actually, i cannot think of a color in which this would NOT be lovely!!! :) so pleased you could join in our cardstock christmas fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  5. Allisa: I love your pretty card--I can see why it's your fav! Thank you for joining our “Christmas in July” Challenge #41 at Simply Create Too..

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  6. Wow ... love everything about this beauty ... that new stamp is fabulous and I agree, will look great in lots of colors (although I'm pretty partial to this gorgeous blue) ... the touch of sparkle on the inside is such a great finishing touch ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  7. LOVE this gorgeous card Allisa! I especially love at that distressing and the colours you've used are fabulous!

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

  9. This is gorgeous, Allisa!! I look forward to the purple version!! :)


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