Monday, November 18, 2013


I've made a card for this week's Merry Monday challenge ... and I REALLY had to think on this one, with so many elements to be included!  I have managed to miss the cut-off for the challenge, but will share it with you anway.

My natural tendency, when I'm challenged to use a few different elements, is to completely "overdo" the card and end up with something so busy that it gets thrown away.  I've gone in quite the opposite direction today, managing to keep it simple!

Last night I had a wonderful time playing with my Envelope Punch Board, from Stampin' Up!, making cute paper bows.  Here's a link to the fabulous tutorial that introduced me to this fun, addictive pastime:

My card evolved once I decided to use the cute stripey bow:

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Sassy Salutations
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP: Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake stampin' pads
Other: Cherry Cobbler stampin' emboss powder, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Small Heart punch, Owl Builder punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Envelope Punch Board, sponge dauber, multipurpose liquid glue


  1. It is so beautiful, Christine! Love the white background and the beautiful ornament.

  2. I agree with Lesley - this card is really beautiful! Thanks for the link for the tutorial - I haven't even opened the box yet to give the envelope punch board a go! I'm loving that pretty bow as well as all that white space!

  3. It's a shame you missed the deadline for the challenge, Christine, because you nailed it! Love that gorgeous striped bow!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! It is a perfect balance of details and very sophisticated yet warm with the hearts. Really lovely, Christine!

  5. Love, love, love this, Christine. Red and white is so crisp and fresh for Christmas. Must give that bow a try.