Aug 06 2015

CCMC357 Lots of Joy

As I’m anxiously waiting for my preorder from the Holiday Mini to arrive, I decided to use one of the holiday sets in the annual catalog, Lots of Joy, on my challenge card today!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we have a FUN sketch challenge for you to try!  Grab your stamps and play along!


CCMC367 copy
And here’s my card!  I love that the Merry Moments Designer Paper has TRADITIONAL Christmas colors!  Don’t get my wrong…I love the non-traditional colors of some of the past Designer Papers we’ve had…but I always like having the option of traditional colors, too!  The new patterns in the Holiday Catalog are fun and whimsical, and I know you’ll love them, too!


CCMC367 Lots of Joy
Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Old Olive cardstock.
  • The 1″, 3/4″ and 1/2″ strips were cut from Merry Moments DSP, then adhered diagonally across the front of the Old Olive cardstock as shown in the sketch.
  • The 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White has rounded corners using the Corner Punch and stamped with Merry Christmas from Lots of Joy stamp set in Real Red Ink.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two trees from Lots of Joy  were stamped with Mossy Meadow ink on Old Olive cardstock, punched with the Tree Punch, then decorated with Red Sequins from the Brights Collection.
  • On top, two stars were punched from Gold Glimmer Paper with the Small Star Punch.  The trees were also popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

OK…your turn!  Let’s see what you can do!  Need more inspiration?  Check out what the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!



10 People have left comments on this post

Aug 6, 2015 - 06:08:29

Beautiful card Connie! It has a funky retro feel too. I love those trees! 🙂

Aug 6, 2015 - 09:08:33

As soon as I saw this I couldn’t help but smile. I love this cheerful Christmas card! And I am right there with you,anxiously awaiting the holiday pre-order! Come on already!! 😉

Aug 6, 2015 - 03:08:22
Carol Carriveau said:

Very pretty! Love the sequins on the trees!

Aug 7, 2015 - 08:08:12
Theresa said:

Sweet…you are so creative and I love your composition….Great Job!

Aug 7, 2015 - 09:08:35
Chris Slogar said:

I love the colors that are included in Merry Moments, too, and your card has a great traditional look!

Aug 8, 2015 - 04:08:34
Lisa Martz said:

Love it!

Aug 9, 2015 - 12:08:17

Ohhhh! I love those plaid trees! They look fab all dressed up with the sequins and gold stars! Very Merry!!!!

Aug 11, 2015 - 08:08:25
Andrea W said:

The plaid trees are very festive adorned with the red sequins. Lovely Christmas card!

Aug 11, 2015 - 03:08:39
Joanne James said:

Great minds do indeed think alike this week Connie – this is such a great set whilst we are waiting for our pre-orders to arrive! Super Christmas card!

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:08:33

I love plaids for Christmas use and the trees are lovely dressed up in it for your card! What a great way to use the Christmas dsp for the background stripes too!