Monday, July 28, 2014

Merry Monday 119

Happy Monday, peeps!  It’s good to be back stamping some Christmas creations!  Lesley’s challenge today is a great one….check this out:

All those elements together make me think VINTAGE, so I pulled out Winter Post and a beautiful Darice EF to make my card this week:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 119 Winter Post Embossed Snowflake Vintage Christmas Card

I started with a Very Vanilla card base, then embossed a piece of Crumb Cake with the snowflake EF.  I daubered white craft ink on the raised portions of the embossed piece and then adhered it to the card.  I stamped the skaters on a piece of vellum in Chocolate Chip, then cut it out with a Labels die.  I then cut a CC frame using the Labels die as well, and stamped some snowflakes around the edge, sponging for a vintage look.  The whole shebang was then adhered to the card…can you see the embossed snowflakes through the vellum?  I love that look!


I added a piece of the new SU Venetian Crochet Trim with a few little banners:


and then used the cutout from the frame for my inside sentiment:


My last step was to glitter up some of the snowflakes on the front…..a very frosty finish to my card!  And since the Catered Crop’s challenge this week is to use vellum, I’m entering this card there as well!
The DT has come up with some gorgeous samples, as usual…I hope you’ll stop by the Merry Monday blog to see them all and share yours with us as well!

One’s reward for helping grammy snap green beans is to get your own so you can make a moustache!


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Project Life Holiday Cheer (Upcoming SU); Winter Post (ret), Holiday Greetings (Sweet & Sassy); Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R Stamps)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Craft White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Venetian Crochet Trim
Tools     Big Shot, Darice Snowflake EF, Labels Dies, Small Jewelry Tag Punch, Sponge Daubers, 1/8 Hole Punch


  1. Love your beautiful Christmas card, LeAnne! Hope you have a very special & wonderful day! Happy Birthday, my friend!!!! <3

  2. Happy Birthday, Leann. Love your card. :)

  3. What a great smiley mustache, and you can eat it later! Is that an old-fashioned milkbox on your porch?

  4. Happy Birthday to you from a sometimes Merry Monday participant. Have a wonderful day!

  5. What a stunning card. I love the chocolate for a Christmas card. It's soft and sparkly at the same time. Happy, happy birthday to you. I hope you have a fantastic day! Seeing her moustache makes me think of a saying on a stamp. "You make one nice comment about the moustache and suddenly she's not your friend anymore".

  6. Love this card! I am just going to have to try vellum! It scares me a little...the embossing part, but I think I will try it! Also I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday! Your Design Team friends really appreciate you and just want to let you know, a lot of us in your virtual world, we are real, do appreciate you too!
    Best Wishes and God's Blessings to you on your Birthday Week!

  7. This is AWESOME, LeAnne! You need to check out the Merry Monday blog. Oh, and Happy Birthday, my friend!

  8. While your card, and of course your Cassidy, are fun and beautiful, you have been punked today, LeAnne! Happy Birthday to you and many, many more!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. What a beautiful card LeAnne! I love the vintage sparkly look of it and that crocheted trim. The vellum is such a wonderful touch.
    Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures of Cassidy and her mustache;)

  10. Happy Birthday, Have a wonderful day with your beautiful family. I love following your blog. God Bless.

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the vellum with embossing - must try!!
    And Happy Birthday to one of my favorite stampers!!!!

  12. This is a beautiful, vintage Christmas card, LeAnne. Such a shame you're going to have to come up with another one when the challenge goes live for real ;) Happy Birthday!

  13. Lovely card; definitely a vintage look. May I also extend happy birthday wishes. May you be blessed with many more.

  14. Pretty card,cute pics, and Happy Birthday!!!!!

  15. Surprise! Hope you're having a WONDERFUL birthday!!

  16. This is absolutely stunning, LeAnne. What a work of art. Love the neutral colors and the sparkle, and how you used the vellum. Love, love, love! HB2U x 2!

  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you so much for inspiring us all!! Your beautiful creative work and cute little grand daughter keep my day smiling!

  18. LeAnne this is Beautiful and Casisdy is a hoot. But the big news of the day is A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!

  19. Welcome home. I love the bean pictures and the beautiful card!

  20. Happy, happy birthday LeAnne. I love that you were totally surprised by your MM friends. It's nice that surprises do still exist!! I hope that today you slept late, were brought breakfast in bed and spent the day lazing about while everyone waited on you hand and foot! :)

  21. Your card is gorgeous LeAnne. Love the neutral colors and embossing.
    Cute pictures of Cassidy,
    Happy, Happy Birthday to you.

  22. Lovely card - and a very happy birthday to you! Hope you had a super fun day and were spoiled rotten! Xx

  23. I'm late!
    Hoping you had a lovely Birthday yesterday..
    Oh My! I LOve your photo's so much fun. It's lovely watching what they can do even with a 'green bean'! lol
    Loving your Christmas card too..FABulous design.

  24. I totally adore this gorgeous card, LeAnne!

  25. Ah . . . my heart went a flutter. That's one of my favorite stamp sets, and what you did with it us just amaze-balls! GorJus!!!


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