Monday, June 23, 2014

Merry Monday #114 - Guest Design

I'm guest designing this week for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, which is one of my favorite challenges for a couple of reasons.  First, it's an awesome opportunity for me to have a pile of Christmas cards prepared for the holidays come December.  Second, the design team always has a fabulous challenge and incredible designs to inspire. So I was super excited to find out that I had won Merry Monday #112 and could guest design this week for #114. 

So here is the challenge . . .

I love shimmer and shine, and I got mine in the form of some American Crafts POW paper and some awesome sparkly sequins.

I think the hardest part was getting that sentiment straight, as this is a pretty simple card.  When you have all that shine, you don't want to overpower.  I explored a few options for this card and it seemed the more I added, it just seemed busy.  I decided to let the shimmer speak for itself . . . simple seemed to be better.

Black and white is one of my favorite elegant combinations, and then add that shimmer and it takes it to a completely different level. 

I hope you will play along at Merry Monday!  Just think . . . it's June 23rd.  Come December 15th you could have 25 cards finished and ready to send come holiday time. 

Happy Creating!


Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up and Neenah
Pattern Paper:  American Crafts POW
Stamps:  CAS-ual Fridays Snowflake Greeting
Dies:  Papertrey Ink Christmas Tree
Ink:  Ranger Archival
Ribbon:  Close To My Heart Seam Binding
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins


  1. Stunning! That is one gorgeous tree!

    Deanne :)

  2. Lot of sparkle shimmer and shine!

  3. This is just beautiful! I love the sequins, the tree, the sentiment - love it all! So glad you have you as our Guest Designer this week!

  4. This is perfection, Debbie! And you've put the perfect sentiment! Congratulations on your win and thank so much for joining our team this week!

  5. I love this beautiful CAS card! The sentiment is gorgeous with the sparkly tree and sequins. Thanks for joining us as GD this week.

  6. Absolute LOVE this card!!! Love the clean fresh font and the oversize tree, such an impact of a card, LOVE it!!!

  7. Lovely card Debbie, your silver tree is so pretty and the sequins are a fabulous addition. It is great to have to playing along as Guest Designer this week.

  8. LOVE this card, Debbie! You have added just the right amount of sparkle and shine! That tree is amazing. It is so great having you, sistah, joining us as Guest Designer this week. xo

  9. I love all the sparkle and shine on your super clean card. It's masterfully done! I want a real Christmas tree as shiny as yours!

  10. Your card is so beautiful! It's ben wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer!!

  11. Lovely card! Your simple design is excellent! :)

  12. Nice to have you as our Guest Designer this week Debbie. Love your CAS card, just beautiful!