Monday 14 January 2013

Merry Monday #45 Sketch Cards

I wanted to play along with the latest Merry Monday sketch at Always Playing With Paper

I made one card (6.5 x 5"), and a mini card/gift enclosure (3x3").  Both envelopes have some holly embossing on them.

For the large card, I embossed a white panel with a birch tree embossing folder and attached it to the front of the card.

I used a holly embossing folder to emboss the left side of the envelope:

And here is a peek at the inside:

I have a bunch of envelopes that fit a 3x3" mini card, so thought it was time to crack open the package.  The envelope flap and white panel were embossed with the holly embossing folder.

Another card for my Christmas Card 2013 stash - and a start on my mini-card collection too!

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. wonderful cards! Yout words onn the cards are allways so nice to read
    Hello from Elam

  2. Wonderful cards Karen. I love the embossed white background on both cards, it makes the center images pop. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  3. Both of these cards are amazing, Karen! That cardinal is beautiful and I always love embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  4. Karen, I love these BEAUTIES you've created! Love the design and the texture. You amaze me...already starting on your 2013 Christmas cards! Great job!

    By the way, "Mini" cards are some of my favorites to make, right up there with Tags and Tag-Cards. There is just something SO FUN about the smaller size, that is SO appealing to the eye. They are just FUN to make and FUN to send.

    Happy crafting!

  5. Great cards. Love the embossing and cardinal on your first card. Beautiful note card also. TFS

  6. Great cards Karen, I love the embossing and the idea of using it on the envelope as well.

  7. Both of your cards are simply beautiful. Love the embossing on both. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  8. Oh my, Karen~ these cards are awesome! I love the embossing, cardinal & holly! You make the cutest Christmas cards!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  9. Karen, both of your cards are so pretty. Love the embossing and the added dimension you created with the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  10. Gorgeous cards Karen, love the layers on the main images. Thanks for playing along at Merry Monday.

  11. Awesome cards Karen, I love the vintage feel of the bird mixed with the crisp white paper! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  12. So gorgeous! I love the Birch Tree EF, I've never seen that one before.

    Ter ;)

  13. Great cards......I have never thought to emboss the envelopes, awesome idea! The Birch Tree folder is new to me too...........which of course means it is going on the wish list! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!


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