Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Merry Hello! - JUGS207, Merry Monday #76



Hello Everybody!  Happy sunshine-y day to you all!  It's a beautiful sunny fall day here in Chilliwack!  Love it!

I'm back with a card I made for the JUGS challenge!  I combined it with the Merry Monday challenge because I really wanted to use the Snow Much Fun stamp set, as it is severely underused over here, and I thought the JUGS colors were perfect for a sweet Christmas card!  One of my girls' teachers will probably get this at Christmas time!  Isn't it sweet?


I started with Naturals White CS as my card base, then layered Early Espresso and Red Glimmer Paper.  For the focal panel I stamped the tall snowman from the Snow Much Fun set in Black StazOn on watercolour paper and distressed the edges.  I stamped another snowman on a scrap of watercolour paper, coloured him in here and there using Early Espresso, Real Red and Crumb Cake (Kraft) ink for some shading.  I cut him out, skipping his arms and the birdies and popped him with some dimensionals.  He looks soooo cute in real.  I'm sure when my girls see this card, they will both want to be the one giving this to their teacher!  I'll probably have to make another!  I finished the card off with some hanging flag banners made of Summer Smooches DSP and frayed Natural Cotton Ribbon (Cream), Early Espresso Grosgrain and Crumb Cake (Kraft) Seam Binding.  I stamped two tiny sentiments, punched them out with the jewelry tag punch and clipped them with a library clip and a knotted linen thread!

Click the links to go and check out the Just Us Girls challenge blog and the Merry Monday challenge at Always Playing With Paper.  There's some great inspiration to be found!


Let me know what you think of my Christmas card!  I love to hear from you and love to check out your blogs too!  Hope you are having a fabulous week so far!

xo Anita

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Anita...The card came together wonderfully and I am sure any teacher will appreciate being on the receiving end of it...thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls!

Bonnie said...

I love the dimension, Anita! And all the different textures of the ribbons are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

This was one of my favorite stamp sets last year. So miss it! Great job with the banners!

Karen D said...

I adore your tall snowman and wee birds. He looks fabulous 'popped up'.
The fabric banners are a lovely touch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Merry Monday Challenge.

JoAnn said...

He is so adorable. Love the distressing and the red glimmer paper.

Lisa Kind said...

Adorable! I love snowmen and I think I may have this one in my stash of snowmen stamps. Love your use of the colors too. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Lesley said...

It is sweet and I love the glimmer paper you used to accent this fella. Mine is underused too!!! Thanks for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card-I do LOVE your Snowman!
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Anita, I love the layered flags, and fussy cut snowman. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Wendy said...

Adorable card, Anita! Love this snowman and your pretty colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

That's one tall frosty fella! Love your card Anita! Cool layered ribbons!

Lisa said...

I love this happy snowman and your hint of glimmer is perfect!

Susan Joyce said...

Cute design Anita, lovely holiday card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.