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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Holidays

Good afternoon stampers,

I had some time after work yesterday afternoon to get a few more Christmas cards made. The new Merry Monday # 85 challenge started so I used it's theme for my first card.  I used the current CAS(E) #55 sketch for my layout.

This one took some pondering. I love the elegance of the white on white (or cream on cream) look, but I'm not, in my opinion, so good at it. But, as we all say, that's why it's called a challenge, right? So, I went to it and came up with this. I wanted to offset the white embossed snowflakes from the Crumb Cake ones because, to me, it looks like the white ones are floating over the darker ones.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Snowflake Soiree and Ornament Keepsakes sets
Paper: SU Vanilla confetti and Whisper White card stocks
Ink: SU Crumb Cake and Versamark
Other: SU white EP, SU snowflake EF, SU clear rhinestones, SU Ornament Keepsakes Framelits dies, Die-namics happy holidays word dies, Fiskars corner punch, heat took, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in today,


  1. Wow, you've been a busy girl today! I love these snowflakes and how you've offset them! Love the little ornaments too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  2. Hi Colleen. I LOVE your beautiful snowflake stamps ... they are so lacey and double stamping them really gives them a punch. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  3. Beautiful card, Colleen. Love your layout and that wonderful big sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  4. Lovely Holiday card, love the shadowing, really offsets the embossed snowflakes. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

  5. I love how your card turned out! The shadowing effect with the white over the crumb cake makes your snowflakes really "pop" and look so elegant too! Well done! :0)

  6. Love the double-snowflake background!

  7. Oh, this is so pretty! I love your take on the sketch!

  8. Very nice card Colleen, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  9. Very pretty, Colleen....I love your snowflakes as well as the embossed sentiment! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

  10. Wow! This is a very striking card Colleen. The offset snowflakes are so effective. Fabulous diecuts. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  11. Gorgeous take on the challenge, Colleen. The offset snowflakes look great! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  12. Oh, love all your double layering. Beautiful card and great color combination. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.


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