Monday, November 18, 2013

Merry Monday 84


Woohoo, it’s Monday!  Hope you had a terrific weekend….and ready for another Merry Monday challenge:

I had had this idea kicking around in my head for a while: to use a pennant die to make a tree.  When I saw Lesley’s challenge, I knew this was the time:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 84

I cut out the pennant from some MME Lost & Found Christmas paper, backing it with some champagne glimmer paper.  It looked a bit plain, so I punched out some little circles from the same papers to make “ornaments”.  The sentiment is from Amy R’s Handy Christmas Greetings:


The final touch was a rustic star!  I was also inspired by the photo at  Inspired By #96:

I am also linking this to my friend Trisha's "All Things Christmas" link party!

Hope you like it and you’ll play along with us as well.  Check out all the designs at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!

Learning to play with “tools”!

Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R Stamps)
Card stock & Papers     Confetti Cream, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas DP; Champagne Shimmer Paper
 Ink Bravo Burgundy
Tools     Star Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Nestie Pennant Punch


  1. Great idea LeAnne, love this sparkly tree! You've probably sparked an idea across blogland!! When our son was Cassidy's age he had little plastic tools and insisted his hammer was the screwdriver and pronounced it "skews driver"!!

  2. Love this, LeAnne! The sparkly tree is gorgeous and I love the pennant die idea. Hope you have a lovely week!

  3. What a beautiful card, love that tree! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

  4. Beautiful and such a fun idea! Hey, I recognize those papers, I think I have those in my stash, lol! Perfect sentiment on here too.
    Happy Monday!

  5. Great idea you had kicking around in your head, LeAnne! Love that the glimmer paper is matted with the DSP, so pretty.

  6. This is so rich and elegant, LeAnne. What a cool idea!

  7. You are so creative! Love how you're "see" things! Wonderful tree with its glittery look!

  8. Great idea to use the pennant die for the tree cut out LeAnne! love the patterned paper you used - and that wonderful glittery tree!

  9. Hi LeAnne. What a fabulous way to use your pennant die in a different way. Your glittery tree is so pretty and I love the DP ornaments. Loll xx

  10. As always, make the best Christmas cards! Love your sparkly tree, papers and that sentiment! Perfectly done! Have a wonderful week! :)

  11. Very pretty card LeAnne, I love your glittery tree and sweet sentiment.

  12. Brilliant idea to make your own tree, LeAnne! I love the vintage-y feel to your card.

  13. Great 'ornaments' on your tree. Love the rustic look of the card. Cassidy's adorable!

  14. I have this die and still haven't done it into Christmas trees! Love how the ornaments match the background!

  15. I love your rich, glitter encrusted tree LeAnne. The DSP works beautifully with it. The ornaments are such a wonderful addition. Happy creating!

  16. Super creative & just beautiful!


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