Sunday, July 15, 2012

Merry Monday in July - Perfect Punches

Another week and another Christmas Card with Merry Monday in July hosted by Lesley Croghan over at Always Playing with Paper. Lesley is on vacation this month, so instead the challenge is still to create 4 cards during July and use any previous favorite sketch. 

I'm already 1 week behind, so I made sure to get one in this week. The design team picked out their favorite sketch to get everyone started. If you would like to get started on your Christmas cards early, this site would be the one. Click here to go directly to the challenge.

I love this stamp set: Perfect Punches and noticed it's easily forgotten to get used, so I pulled it out and decided to use it for this card. Also decided to pull out some retired DSP called Jolly Holiday.

Originally I bought this paper to make my Christmas cards, but it got lost over time so now I now have more DSP paper to play with for Christmas until I get my shipment in from the new catalog which I can't wait for.

Used the 2 3/8" Scallop Punch in Early Espresso and than stamped the image twice, once in Old Olive and a second time in Cherry Cobbler. Added Baker Twine in Lucky Limeade for the ribbon and Adorning Accents Edgelits for the scallop border, which all is in the new catalog.

Main color for the base is Very Vanilla as you can guess. Other tools used was the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, and a snowflake from the Northern Frost Sizzlits Strip Die (retired).

Stampin Dimensionals were used under the circle to pop up the sentiment more. Hope you enjoy and have fun creating!!

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  1. This is just gorgeos Mikki! I love how you've used a black scallop circle behind your sentiment as it really makes the sentiment pop. I just found 3 packs of this DSP (I stocked up before it retired and now I have more than I know what to do with!)

  2. I don't think I've ever used this stamp, but I know it's sitting on the shelf wondering why. I just needed to see this beautiful card for inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday and inspiring me, Mikki!

  3. Beautiful card, I love the fun bright colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  4. I think this card is absolutely gorgeous Mikki! Love that sweet bow and the mix of papers allows the stamp to pop! SO very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!


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