Thursday, August 16, 2012

Merry Monday #28 - Clean and Simple with Designer Paper

Hello friends, I was able to make another card today to share with you.  Lesley, the host of the Merry Monday challenges has come up with a sketch this week for Merry Monday Challenge #28 that makes my patterned-paper-loving heart go pitter patter!  Here's the sketch:
You can see how quick and easy this card could be to make, can't you.  It could easily be a 5 minute card - that is if you don't take 1/3 hour trying to decide which DSP to use - lol! It's no secret that I have an ever growing stash of patterned paper - I just can't help myself!  Sometimes it's so pretty that I hate to cut or cover it up - so this sketch just makes my heart sing!  This is some NEW DSP from Stampin Up! (yep - I couldn't resist) called Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  Each sheet in this stack double sided and is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" so you don't have to cut off much of the paper to make a card.  Piece was an instant winner for me as I love red and blue together on Christmas cards.
I kept it clean and simple (pat on the back for me) but just couldn't resist adding some pearls to the centers of the "snowflakes" (could also be flowers - but I think they are snowflakes) and by the sentiment for a little more elegance and depth.  I have this thing about "flat" cards - trying to get over that because they are beautiful, but I just want to layer and texture everything - lol.   Here's a close up of those lovely pearls on the DSP.
The sentiment is from a SU set called More Merry Messages and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. Til next time - Hugs!



  1. Vibrant paper! Awesome work Danielle!

  2. LOVE this new sentiment set....and you've paired it perfectly with that gorgeous paper! Thanks for playing the Merry Monday challenge this week!

  3. Isn't this the prettiest paper? And I love your blue pearl accents! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  4. Love this, Danielle! Perfect paper to go with your perfect sentiment!!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  5. This is beautiful Danielle! I love how you've let the DSP do all the work - I hope we get that one here in Australia! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  6. Fabulous card, this paper is wonderful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.


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