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Monday, April 21, 2014

Merry Monday 105

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Happy Monday, peeps!  Time for another Merry Monday challenge; today Sue has a beautiful inspiration for us:


I love this “noel” image, and an idea came to mind immediately to use my Lovely Letters set to spell out “noel”, but I have done that a couple times before, so I decided to go in another direction:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 105 Jolly Christmas Stampin

I used my Lil’Inkers “jolly” die along with a CTMH Santa image to make a jolly card!  Each letter has a pearl on it that I colored with a zig gold painty pen, and then I added some additional gold foil embellishments:

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I used some Authentique Two Christmases in One papers, stamping my wee Santa in Real Red ink on the same paper I used for my horizontal panel, then mounting him on a olive-hued circle:

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You can see that I also did some machine-stitching along the edges for fun!  I used the other portion of the circular diecut to make a panel for the sentiment I stamped inside my card:

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The design team has come up with some fabulous creations for this challenge as well, so be sure to fly on over to the Merry Monday blog to check them all out, and play along with us too!

Showing Grampy her loot!

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Wee Project Details
Stamps Santa Claus Holiday (Close to My Heart), Jolly & Joyful Sentiments (Lil'Inker)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Gold Foil, Two Christmases in One DP (Authentique)
 Ink Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories Zig Gold Painty Pen, Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Jolly Word & Stitched Circles Dies (Lil'Inker), Scallop Border Punch, Thinlits Circle Die, Sewing Machine

19 comments:

Lisa said...

He DOES look like a jolly old elf!! Very cute LeAnne!

Wendy said...

Love this, LeAnne! Such a cute Santa and I adore the jolly diecut! Awesome papers and I love the added stitching! Fabulous job! Hope you had a nice Easter! The weather was awesome for a change! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I love the touches of gold - beautiful card LeAnne!

Deanne :)

Lori said...

Awww...this is so cute, LeAnne! I love that Santa and how you decorated JOLLY....WTG!

Katie Melhus said...

Super cute card, I just adore that Santa image and it's especially good on the vintage-y paper instead of white. Great little touches here!

Margaret said...

cute as can be!!! love the Santa stamp

Bonnie said...

Love this jolly Santa and those stitched circles! And the inside is as fun as the outside!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

What a darling vintage santa! Love your design and pops of gold!

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely old world Santa image LeAnne and I like the bits of gold and how you decorated the Jolly word.

Jen Timko said...

I love this vintage looking Santa and your traditional colors! The gold is the perfect touch!!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

LeAnne, you can jump from color palette to color palette, style to style, without skipping a beautiful beat. Love the inspiration!

Marybeth said...

Your card is adorable ! Love the inside too. Grampy looks so young!

Karren said...

Fun card, LeAnne. Love all the different elements, including that adorable Santa!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is precious! I love the golden accents here.

Notes by Nina said...

Super cute LeAnne, your Santa is adorable and I love these colours.

Aileen said...

Your Santa really does look Jolly. Such a happy card! x

Karen D said...

Just love the vintage edge to this card LeAnnne. Always feel a tad nostagic when I see this card style. Lovely.

Greta said...

Such a fun card!

Margaret Moody said...

This is just so cute, LeAnne! Love the retro look!