Merry Monday #43 (final challenge for 2012)

Wow, it’s hard to believe, Christmas is about a month away!!  I have been making my Christmas cards faithfully all year with Merry Monday, so I have a good supply of cards to mail:)  Here is their last sketch for this year:

Here is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

Okay, I didn’t use circles, I hope squares are ok;)  I used a Lace’ template to cut my design.  Lace’ templates are no longer made:(  Lucky for me, I found a number of them before they were all gone:)  There are some new templates out there that you can use in a Sizzix or such, but I did mine the “old fashioned” way.  I cut by hand with a craft knife.

Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso for the very back, on top of that is Old Olive that I stamped with Pines & Poinsettias (retired), using VersaMark ink.  It makes a nice subtle imprint:)   I cut Very Vanilla with my SU Scallop Trim Border punch.  Then Real Red and finally paper from Berry Bouquet (retired) I believe you can still get it in digital form from Stampin’ Up!

I sponged Old Olive over the back of my paper before cutting with my die.  The sentiment is from Hand Penned Holidays which I embossed with SU silver embossing powder.  Finally I added a little gem from my stash. Not as hard as it sounds:) lol

Be sure to check out Merry Monday before they go on their “winter” break!

Thank for coming by today:)  Hmmmm, I’m not sure what I’ll be making next, I guess we will all be surprised:)



Filed under Always Playing with Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!

10 responses to “Merry Monday #43 (final challenge for 2012)

  1. robyncockburn

    Oh that’s clever! Beautiful stamp for the sentiment. Another lovely card.


  2. I love how you made the squares, neat idea, have to case that sometime. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.


  3. Fantastic card, I love the way you used the squares. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.


  4. I love your squares and I’m amazed that you cut them by hand with an craft knife! I love the depth that the sponging adds and the pretty punched borders! Thanks, Janet Kay, for sharing your fantastic cards with us at Merry Monday!


  5. Hi Janet! Yes! Any shape will do and those squares are dainty and pretty! What an amazing job you did creating them! Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.


  6. This looks great and I like that you changed the circles to squares. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.


  7. This is so festive & cute, Janet! Love the squares and the pretty papers! So neat how you made the squares! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! 🙂


  8. Love the squares! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!


  9. It was clever of you to create duo color paper by sponging green ink on the back of the paper! As well as the lacé, I like your VersaMark stamping to create a subtle background pattern. It really adds to the card.


  10. What a great card, Janet! I love the squares and how they incorporate two colors! So clever!


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