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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Celebrate the Season

Hello again,

This is my second post today. I could wait and post this tomorrow, but sometimes Monday's are crazy with work, so I'm taking the opportunity today.

I love to do sketch challenges. Yesterday after I finished the Halloween card I posted earlier, I looked to see what the girls at CAS(E) this Sketch had for us. It took me awhile to figure out what stamps I had that would work. I'm sure I have several, but for some reason I was stuck. After pulling out some sets that are stored behind others, I found this Merry Mini's set from last year that I hadn't even put together so I placed it on my stamping desk with plans for today. On Sundays, the first blog I always check is The Paper Player's blog. I usually try to play along each week. Today Jaydee has a color challenge for us and I thought the colors would be perfect for the Merry Mini's stamps.

I used SU DSP for the background. I originally was going to use just a white card background, but I liked the color better. The dies are from MFT and some bright gold sequins adds some sparkle.

I kept the inside simple and in the same color palette:

I realize that a few of the DT members used the CTS as well. I thought about trying to come up with a different card, but went with my original plan. Great minds think alike, right ladies.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Merry Mini's, Endless Wishes (greeting) and Merry Little Christmas (inside) sets
Paper: SU Real Red and X-Press It Blending card stocks, SU Merry Moments DSP
Ink: SU Real Red, Crushed Curry and Cucumber Crush classic ink pads
Other: Die-namics Stitched Curved Rectangle and Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX dies, sequins, Fiskers corner rounder punch, the Big Shot, dimensional tape

Thanks again,


  1. These are both so cute Colleen!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

  2. Super sweet take on the sketch! I love it!

  3. Well, I LOVE it and am thrilled that you used the CTS sketch too! The whole card just makes me SMILE and feel all Christmas-y all over! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!


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