Monday, April 8, 2013

Merry Monday 57

Happy Monday, all!  Back to the work week!   Lesley has a nice easy sketch for us today to get your Christmas card-making in gear:
This went together so quickly!!!  I started with a square Pool Party card:
I added a sweet little banner that was already pre-printed on some beautiful MME papers.  I just snipped it out, added some background papers from the same tablet and embossed the bottom portion of my card.   An MME brad and a glimmer snowflake provided some additional interest:
and to keep with the little circular theme I had going, I punched out my sentiment with a little circle punch!
It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the velveteen ribbon extends a bit off the edge, but since the card is only 4 1/4” wide, it will still fit into a standard envelope.  This also qualifies (I hope—there’s a wee bit of green on the banner!) for the Dynamic Duos color challenge this week:
And this also qualifies for the Christmas Card Challenge #19--vintage!

I thought this was a marvelous sketch….I hope you will too!  Can’t wait to see what you do with it!  And as always, be sure to check out Always Playing with Paper to see the other wonderful samples from the DT!

I did manage to get the photos from my friend’s camera of the little Easter party she had for her daycare kids….and she invited Cassidy too.  Here they are, doing their craft.  Let me explain it first, then you can understand the progress!  Athena traced their hand on a piece of green construction paper and cut it out four times to make “grass”.  A paper plate served as a bunny face and she had ears, eyes and eggs all pre-cut out of construction paper.  They glued the grass to the front of the plate, ears to the back (sticking up) and then the eyes and eggs.  Aside from the fact that Cassidy wanted to glue her eggs on top of the bunny’s eyes, she did really well!  I wish I had a picture of her standing up with the completed bunny, but she wouldn’t hold still long enough!  Here ya go:
OH BOY!  Glue sticks!!!
Miss “Afeena” gets her started:
Picking out the eyes:
Gluing the ears to the back:
A few more steps and we’re done!  A pretty good job, I’d say!  The little boy with the bunny mask is our youth pastor’s son….he just turned four!  He’s eyeing that glue stick himself……
Thanks for indulging me!  And remember, today is the last day for FREE SHIPPING at SU!


  1. Now you know I love this card. The colors, that gold star and especially the vintage girl image.
    Cassidy is just getting cuter every time I see her. Looks like she was really enjoying herself.

  2. Great vintage tag you made it just makes the card pop! Very elegant!

  3. I love how you combined the clean/simple card style with a vintage flair but, just as much, I love watching Cassidy be creative, just like her grandma!

  4. Super sweet LeAnn, love the little "joy" sentiment!!

  5. This is a real beauty! I love all the different layers and that gorgeous tag, LeAnne! I also love the touch of vintage and the little bit of sparkle! Perfect card!!!
    I have been loving all the different pictures of Cassidy. She's such a cutie patootie!
    Have a wonderful week! Today it feels like summer has arrived....enjoy! :)

  6. OOOH my, my , my , priceless !!! yep I say she did just like her Grandma !! GREAT !!!
    thanks for sharing, love it !!
    hugs frenchie,

  7. This is a lovely Christmas card. I love the fun patterns and textures you used. It's perfect in these colors! Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

    Looks like the kids had a fun time!

  8. Fabulous card for the Merry Monday...I love your banner!

  9. Wow, that bunny is super adorable! I must remember that for my classroom. Love your card this week LeAnne, such lovely vintage goodness.

  10. pretty Christmas card! love the velvety ribbon!

  11. These colors are perfect for a Christmas card! I love that little Victorian girl with her muff! And Cassidy did a wonderful job on her bunny!

  12. Beautiful card LeAnne. I never would have thought to do a Christmas card with these colors. But you works. I'll have to remember that. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Dynamic Duos. And love the pictures.

  13. Beautiful! Love the colours and vintagey elements you've added!

  14. Your card is gorgeous. I just love the colors for this weeks Dynamic Duo so this is perfect. Looks like your daughter had a blast.

  15. I love your card...the colors are wonderful!

  16. Beautiful card, I love the vintage image and the great colours too.

  17. Fun card, love the mix of patterns and embellishments!

  18. I love that you made a Christmas card using these colours,LeAnne, it works so well. I also love the banner you have used - heaps of lovely embellishments and texture. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  19. Beautiful Christmas the banner with the vintage little girl.
    Cassidy is such a dolly. What fun they're having.

  20. This is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  21. I love your card, LeAnne! Love the vintage elements and color scheme! I also look seeing how much Cassidy has grown! She's so cute! Looks like they had fun making their bunnies!


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