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Monday, May 8, 2017

Merry Monday and a couple of thank yous

Hi all - another busy week/weekend. I was in Arizona visiting my sisters and helping my parents return home for the summer. My goodness, was it ever hot there - it got up to 106F one day! I was glad to come home to 60s and it was perfect weather for singing at Como Park last night.

Time for another Merry Monday - this week Sue challenges us to use a non-black silhouette on a Christmas card. A lot of the Design Team went with white as in the inspiration photo; be sure to check out their wonderful cards!

I chose a lovely Penny Black Nativity die and cut it from gold foil. I thought it would look good with some shades of blue card stock. Here's my card:

Gold nativity
Supplies: Pop tone and Michael's card stock; the Paper Studio glitter; Tim Holtz kraft metallic
Dies - Hero Arts DC187 Peace Stamp & Cut; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 20; Penny Black 51-254 Manger
Stamps - Hero Arts w/Basic Grey CG327 Notebook Paper (retired)
Ink - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Other - Michael's star gem (hard to see in photo)

I layered several die cuts of the Nativity for dimension. I cut two of the sentiment, using the light blue one as a shadow for the glittery one. At first I had a solid stitched rectangle but decided to stamp it with an old favorite notebook background. I almost made a CAS with just the die and a stamped word sentiment but next thing you know, I was layering - oh well, maybe next time....

I needed a couple of thank you cards for recent visits so I whipped up a couple of cards last night. In the photo below, the card on the left went to my sister Tami who shared her hospitality while I was in AZ. The card on the right went to my aunt and uncle I visited the week before - I'm a little slow getting that one in the mail!

many thanks cards
Supplies: BoBunny dotted paper, Michael's green card, Hero Arts Mandarin Layering Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 20, Many Thanks, Flutter of Butterflies Solid & Flutter of Butterflies Lace; Hero Arts DC182 Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut
Stamps - Hero Arts DC182 Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut and CL663 Thanks a Bunch (retired)

That's it for today. I plan to share some Mother's Day cards on Sunday if I get a chance. Thanks for stopping and have a crafty week!


!neke said...

Beautiful card !!!!!
Love the bold blue PEACE !
The thank you cards are great to !

Cindy C. said...

All beautiful designs Linda!

Betty Keefe said...

pretty Christmas card, Linda and am sure your family will love the thank you cards - i'm going to need to make a ton when i get home!!

Lin said...

What a neat challenge, and you rose to it beautifully, Linda! The Nativity die in gold is gorgeous with the blues!

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Rosemary said...

love your take on the mm challenge, linda!! the silhouette in gold foil is gorgeous!! your thank you cards are so pretty, too!!

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful Christmas card Linda, love the gold foil and your shades of blue. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Greta said...

Love the nativity done in gold & your thank yous have such pretty mats!

Jean said...

These are all lovely!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Linda, your cards are really beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the die-cut Linda and oh my on the stitched layer...so pretty! Thanks for playing with Merry Monday this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice Linda, I love the vibrant blue background. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.