Monday 9 July 2012

Merry Monday #25

 From their blog:

"Merry Monday Sketch with a Twist!

This month is going to be a bit different for the Merry Monday Challenge!!!  I have decided to shut down my computer for a bit and to take a blogging vacation. I still want to encourage you to make 4 Christmas cards this month, so I am challenging you to use any of the past Merry Monday Sketches and create 4 cards this month."

I chose Sketch 25 for my two (identical) Christmas Cards this week.

My cards are 5 x 6.5", and the blue harlequin patterned paper and 'Believe' square are from a Christmas Card kit. The patterned card was slightly smaller than an A2, so I cut it apart to give me two patterned panels, then trimmed them to work with the sketch.

I used a square instead of a circle, and my Spellbinders die for the fancy cut out. What a PITA that die is. It cuts through the card stock no problem (with a shim) but trying to get the cut out of the die is an exercise in frustration. Then you have to poke all the spare bits left in the die, with an awl. I don't use this die very often, for that reason. But I do like the cut when it is finally ready to use!

I like to use snowflakes over the holidays, so punched a snowflake out of white card stock and embellished it with a flat metallic sticker for a little 'bling'.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. a simple card- but so nice

  2. I just saw your cards on SCS and was Wowed by them! They are gorgeous with that beautiful diecut frame and the gold background! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope you'll join us again next week!

  3. Beautiful and so ornate, the frames are like snowflakes themselves. Gorgeous colour combo too :0)
    Jenny x

  4. Wow these cards are gorgeous! The colours you've used are perfect and I just love the diecut frame - thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  5. Beautiful cards, love the clean look. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  6. Very pretty cards Karen, the die cut is gorgeous and the colours are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  7. Gorgeous cards, Karen! Love the colors and that beautiful die! Thanks for playing along with us this month over at Merry Mondays! :)


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