Monday, November 25, 2013

Merry Monday 85


Happy Monday, everyone!  Back to work, school, whatever!  But it’s also Merry Monday, and Lesley has another gorgeous inspiration photo for us today:

I love these white-on-white challenges, but my cards never turn out quite as I envision!  I wanted to use some white felt to make snowflakes, but my felt was so soft, the flakes kept tearing apart!  I adhered some Adhesive Sheet to the back and that worked better, but I still wasn’t achieving the look I wanted.  I finally opted to do ONE snowflake, some snowflake embossing and a bold sentiment:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 85 White on White Christmas Card

My upline gifted me with these beautiful Frosted Finishes embellishments, so one went in the center of my snowflake:


and I did a double diecut, one of white, a second of Sahara Sand, and offset them a little to make the sentiment really pop out:


And finally, I stamped the inside, again with Sahara Sand:


I did do another vanilla-on-vanilla card, this time using a technique my friend Billie told me about:  stamp on your card; spray a used dryer sheet with adhesive; stick it on your stamped image and cover it with glitter.  It’s too bad you can’t get the full “wow” effect of this:


I added a sentiment stamped on a shortened Chalk Talk die:


Believe it or not, this card took about 15 minutes, as opposed to, well, let’s say “MUCH LONGER” for the first one!!! 

Hope you are inspired by this lovely photo and will share your creation with us as well.  You can see all the beautiful white-on-white cards on Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!

Making Grampy another cake (he likes cake!):


By the way, I purchased this little apron at a craft fair over the weekend, and she LOVES it….for $5, it was a bargain!  Enjoy your day!  If you have any questions, shoot me an email! ♥


  1. Wow, these are both beautiful creations, LeAnne! Love the clean all white look. The technique with the second one is very cool and I bet it looks amazing in person, though I'll never try it because I'm a glitter phobe :-0

  2. Beautiful cards, LeAnne! I love white on white for Christmas.

    Very cute picture. Love the apron. :)

  3. Both of these cards are beautiful. Love the glitter on the trees. That apron is the bomb! Cake batter looks yummy.

  4. Beautiful cards! Dryer sheet??? Who knew? Gorgeous effect! And I love cake too!

  5. LOVE the cards! I'm almost done with my last few Christmas cards -- 96 down and 4 to go. Cassidy looks adorable (as usual) in her new apron. It will probably be an inspiration to her for years to come.

  6. Two beautiful cards. The felt snowflake and pretty embellishment are perfect. The sparkly card is 'Wow!'

    p.s. I buy the adhesive backed felt. It is much sturdier than regular felt.

  7. Both of your cards are elegant LeAnne, love the snowy additions!! Cassidy looks adorable in her Christmas apron!!

  8. Hello, LeAnne! Your granddaughter is too stinkin' cute in that adorable apron!! And Grampy is so lucky to get so much cake! My dad loved to take the cake pan, a fork, and a glass of milk to his chair and watch some tv while eating cake! As for your card, I think the final result is very pretty, even if it's not what you envisioned! :)

  9. Absolutely stunning cards LeAnne! Love that Peace diecut. Cassidy is adorable in that apron. Hope to get to some of our local craft fairs in the next few weeks. I'd love to find something like that for my kiddos too. ~chris

  10. Two gorgeous cards, LeAnne! I love the embossing with the built up snowflake and that brad is gorgeous! Love the inside too! And the trees with the glitter is awesome!

  11. Those are both gorgeous card, Leanne. I especially love the look of the dryer sheet one. It's magical. Is the tree from a Stampin' Up set, and if so, which one?

  12. Both card are beautiful LeAnne. I love love love your elegant snowflake, the texture looks fluffy and the Frosted Finishes embellishment is gorgeous.

  13. Two amazing cards LeAnne. I LOVE all the dimension on your first card ... wow, from the embossing, to the felt die-cut, to the layered sentiments (great tip for making it pop by offsetting a darker color underneath - thanks for that!), to the gorgeous jewel in the center of the poinsettia - it's fabulous.

    LOVE the second card with the fun technique. The dryer sheet leaves a wonderful design on top of the stamping - love all the glitter - awesome! Loll xx

  14. I was going to start out my comment with how much I loved both of your beautiful CAS style cards UNTIL I saw that ADORABLE GINGERBREAD apron that Cassidy had on! OH my word, it totally took my train of thought! I want one!!! LOL The apron and cards are all so darn cute! WOW! :)
    Have a wonderful holiday this week! :)

    And that little helper she's so cute , love her apron,
    My hubby get a kick out of her , she's just so darn cute ,
    Hugs frenchie ,

  16. WOW,both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the embossing on the first one and the dryer sheet technique on the second one,looks so pretty!!!

  17. LeAnne! Love the clean all white look and your little helper I have one of those also she is just 6 have a very happy and Blessed Thanksgiving

  18. Gorgeous white on white cards! I especially love those gorgeous trees on the 2nd one! I love Cassidy's adorable apron too! She's such a cutie pie :)

  19. LeAnne both cards are stunning.
    I love the embossing and felt snowflake. The stud and the die cut sentiment are perfect additions. So elegant.
    The technique on the second card gives the most wonderful effect. I love the grouping of trees.

    PS My tree die is Memory Box MAGNIFICENT PINE Craft DIE

  20. WOW stunning cards LeAnne. I love them both. There is such an elegance about all white or all vanilla cards. Your dryer sheet technique is beautiful. I just can't say enough about how gorgeous these cards are.
    Then there's Cassidy and her beautiful she is so adorable and such a wonderful helper.

  21. Two beautiful cards, LeAnne. That felt snowflake was worth the effort and I love that dryer sheet technique. And can I just say I really admire your ability to get such good photos of white on white!

  22. Both are that technique!

  23. LeAnne, your white cards are amazing! I love your snowflakes, especially the felt with the sparkly diamond in the centre. How brilliant! x

  24. Stunning cards LeAnne. Love the felt snowflake and how you made the word peace. Love all the bling on the second card too.

  25. Beautiful cards, LeAnne! Love the pics of sweet Cassidy too! She's such a doll!

  26. How does the glitter adhere to the dryer sheet? ?

    1. Oriana, I couldn't reply directly to you as I don't have your email address, but here is a link as to how to do the dryer sheet technique. You will need a spray adhesive.


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