Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge

The other day I came across  
It's a blog that hosts a weekly challenge for making Christmas cards. 
The plan is to make 1 card a week so that when Christmas comes around you are 
ready with your cards and not scrambling at the last minute to get them all made. 
I sent out close to 100 cards this year - the most I've ever sent out -
 so I thought this would be a good challenge for me to try.
Chances are I will not make 1 card every week but if I can do 2 a month and
then make a few of each one I should have enough.  At least that's
the plan - for now.

This weeks challenge is to use ribbon or twine. 
I used some 1 1/4" burlap ribbon and a flower from
the retired vanilla 5/8" flower trim. 
The stamp sets are also retired but I do love the greeting. It's one of my
favourite Christmas stamps.

here's my card for the challenge - I actually made this one a few weeks ago and sent it out,
but I really liked it and planned on making a few more for next Christmas and thought
that it fit this challenge, so now I have 3 more
all products are from Stampin' Up!
card stock; very vanilla 101650, always artichoke 105119, cherry cobbler 119685
stamp sets: Special Season and Heart of Christmas (sorry, no longer available)
ink pad: always artichoke 126972
 markers: cherry cobbler (single) 119681, always artichoke (part of a set of 10) 1312262
**not all the pens are available individually any more **
punches: bird builder 117191
accessories: 1 1/4" burlap ribbon 132140, vanilla 5/8" flower trim (retired),
basic pearls 119247, dimensionals 104430
big shot: adorning accents folder 125601, woodgrain embossing folder 127821,
 ovals collection framelits 129381,

Happy Stampin'


  1. Yay, so happy to see your lovely card on the Merry Monday Challenge blog, Susan!!! Love the burlap ribbon. The perfect touch. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday!

  2. This is such a pretty card, thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  3. Thank you Ladies! I appreciate your comments very much!!

  4. Such a fabulous Christmas card, Susan! Love the oval window with your tree showing thru, your burlap ribbon and that sentiment! It all came together so nicely! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  5. This is such a gorgeous card, Susan. I love your arrangement of bird, branch and burlap. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  6. Thank you Wendy and Karen! I really do appreciate your comments. I am looking forward to the next Merry Monday :)

  7. Love the vintage look of this card. Nice job.

  8. So pretty. Love the design of your card and the burlap ribbon.

  9. super élégante et chic, c'est une superbe carte, biz

  10. Awww, the little birdie looks like he's peeking out the window. What a cute card! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

  11. Thank you ladies :) You're all so kind :)

  12. Great card! Love the burlap rbbon!

  13. Thank you Brenda :) Burlap is a fav of mine and a great way to add some texture to a card too.

  14. Gorgeous card...classic country colors, pretty burlap trim and a red bird! Love it! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  15. Such a pretty card, the burlap ribbon and the cute little bird are the perfect finishing touches. xx

  16. Merry Monday is a really great challenge; I'm glad you found it, Susan. I love your rustic and detailed Christmas card! Congratulations on the HM honor!! Hugs, Darnell