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Monday, October 23, 2017

Merry Monday #262 - Gifts

Hey all - who doesn't love loads of presents for Christmas?!! Well, check out Linda's challenge #262 at Merry Monday to add a gift to your Christmas card.


Here's my take on the challenge:

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Penny Black Holiday Trimmings 6x6
Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6x6, Pop-tone Snow Cone, Authentique Summer Seasons 6x6
Stamps - Hero Arts DC217 Christmas List Stamp & Cut, CL343 Holiday Sayings
and CL644 Bring on the Merry
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 & 20 (retired)
Hero Arts DC217 Christmas List (scroll)
Other - Copic markers, Distress Makers, Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink, foam tape

I recently ordered another new Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set (love them - have too many? - never!). Immediately after opening the package and cutting apart the dies, I cut the cute scroll. Then I stamped it with the header Nice List. At the time, I was playing with some non-Christmas Authentique papers and one of the pages had a bunch of little rectangles with printed sayings. One of them had a check list that fit perfectly on my scroll - yay! I figured the soft blue color would work for a Christmas card. I hand wrote names of sisters and friends and checked them all off as being nice, even though they can be naughty sometimes!! The scroll laid around for a while, waiting for a home. When I spotted Linda's challenge, I knew it would look great with a pile of presents.

I used 2 presents from the stamp & cut set, then added 2 from other sets. I started by stamping the large present from the Bring on the Merry set, then masked it off and stamped it twice more. Masked those three and stamped 2 from the stamp and cut set. Colored and fussy cut the entire thing. So - five presents and eight names on the list - hmmmm, didn't add up. I stamped 4 more presents since I wanted an odd number, colored them and tucked them around the masked presents. Then I played around with some papers to pull out the present colors but not overwhelm them. Finally stamped the sentiment Ho, Ho, Ho which I thought worked well with a Santa list.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll make Santa's nice list this year! Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the Merry Monday Design Team; I'm really enjoying my Guest Designer slot!!

18 comments:

Lin said...

How fun, Linda - love your list, and the big pile of goodies!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a fun card Linda, love the vintage look as well.

!neke said...

A real great card Linda !!!!!
Love the bright colors !

Jean said...

The list is a perfect idea for this challenge - how fun!

JoAnn said...

Such a fun card. Love your nice list and stack of colorful gifts.

Dawn Turley said...

such a pretty card Linda. Love the scroll

Rosemary said...

Fabulous card, Linda!! Love the fun scroll with all the names checked off!!

Linda said...

Awesome card Linda. Love your scroll and those sweet gifts. Hope you have a great week.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fun and festive card Linda! Love the stack of gifts and the Nice list! Great mix of patterned papers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Team Clark said...

Adorable!!! Love the list and your pretty handwriting! Hugs, Autumn

Marcia HIll said...

Cute, cute card Linda and I love the "nice" list...except my name's not on it!! Hope you're having a fabulous week!! :0)

Greta said...

Super cute, Linda! How clever to add the check list to the scroll & I love the bright, festive presents!

Lady Joyful said...

Such a fun card, Linda! Love the addition of the nice list - just perfect with those presents!

Bonnie said...

I love this bright and pretty pile of presents, Linda! And your nice list is such a great idea to go with them!

JD/ Jill said...

Really neat card! very nicely done!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE your hand written nice list!!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the rich colours.

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a cute card! I just love how you added Santa's handwritten list! Such a fun touch!