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Monday, April 16, 2018

Merry Monday #286 - Favorite Christmas Verse

Hi all - over at Merry Monday this week, Sue hosts Challenge #286
She'd like to see your favorite Christmas verse on a card.


Wow - this was indeed a challenge for me! Do I even have a favorite Christmas verse?! Definitely couldn't find a good one among my crafty supplies. Luckily I found a clear stamp set at Michael's with a couple of sweet little poems I liked - on sale too - bonus! I decided to use the "From Home to Home" verse since I had a die with a house on it. From there, my design came together quickly.

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; BoBunny Altitude 6x6
Stamp on It cover weight shimmer vellum
Verse Stamp - Recollections Snow Inspiration
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 (retired) & 13
Memory Box Countryside Circle; Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes
Other - Icy Stickles; Foam tape; Stormy Sky Distress Ink

So - funny story about the verse stamp. The quality isn't as good as the US made stamps I usually buy. When I got it out and stamped a test image, some of the lines didn't look even with the rest of them. The word Christmas especially looked wonky. This lead me to do surgery on the stamp, carefully trimming lines away and stamping them separately. Isn't perfect but better than it was as one image!! From a diecut panel I didn't like, I ended up cutting off a house to pop up with foam tape. The sentiment says "from home to home" after all, so I needed two houses :) Decided there was too much open blue space in the half circle so I added two sizes of the mini snowflakes. A sparkly roof on each house - done!!

Thanks for stopping and I hope you'll have a chance to play along with us this week. See all the fabulous creations of the Design Team, plus challenge details HERE. Enjoy!!

16 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card for Sue's challenge - wish i could join in this week as i actually do have a favorite christmas verse.

Leanne said...

Wonderful card, love the blue behind and the die is so awesome, I have this one, and is so great, nice sentiment/verse. Awesome girl! Hugs, L:)

Colleen said...

you pulled it all together and we would never have known about the surgery you had to perform!! this is a delightful card, I love your blue shimmer and the background paper draws the eye in to the center! Beautiful! Have a great week! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Cindy C. said...

Nicely done Linda, that is a beautiful verse! Hmmm...that is a challenge indeed, like you I don't think I have a favorite Christmas verse or saying except "Merry Christmas"?! LOL

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, I love your pretty background and the beautiful sentiment. Have a great week.

Jean said...

I love the process you describe getting it all done! This seems like a particularly difficult challenge, especially if you don't have this sort of stamp just lying around. Well done you on meeting the challenge with such a lovely card!!

Bonnie said...

Love how you've added the little house with the sentiment! Perfect to go with these words! Very clever, Linda!

Greta said...

So pretty, Linda! Love the glitter on the roofs & great job with making that stamp work--looks perfect to me!

Karen L K said...

Nice one Linda! That verse looks just fine. It probably took way longer to fiddle with that than the rest of the card. Thanks for sharing the story.

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the challenge, linda! great story about your surgery on the stamp!!

Dawn Turley said...

what a great card Linda. Loved ready the process to get it just as you wanted.

Marcia HIll said...

What a sweet, sweet card Linda! Absolutely LOVE the verse and those sweet little die cut houses to go with it! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

JoAnn said...

So pretty. I love how you added the stars in the circle and the glittery rooftops. Love the pretty blue color and I think your verse looks great.

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is just as sweet as can be! Your elements work together perfectly! ❤❤❤

Linda said...

This is so pretty, Linda. Love the winter scene against that blue glimmer paper. Hope you are having a great week.

Susan Joyce said...

Delightful Christmas Verse and Card Linda, beautiful Christmas card.