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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Another red and green card for the Merry Monday weekly challenge...

I couldn't help myself. I just had to make another red and green card for the Merry Monday Weekly Challenge #148. This one took much longer than my previous card, but I'm happy to add another to my stack of cards for Christmas 2015:

I actually really love this red and green plaid paper. It and the red snowflake paper come from the same Christmas stack--a 12" X 12" Recollections paper pad called "Sugar Plum." It has lots and lots of pretty papers, so I know it'll help me create hundreds of cards.

The holly vine was cut with a Darice die, and I added some white pearls with a Viva D├ęcor pen. I'm really liking this Darice die, along with several others that I purchased a while ago.

The little alpha tags were cut with an old Cuttlebug die set that I purchased used when I first got my Cuttlebug years ago. I haven't used these dies much, but I thought they would make a festive banner for this card, especially after I backed each one with some green glitter cardstock.

I also added some double-sided foam tape behind each tag to hold it in place.







The inside of my card was decorated with some more of that pretty plaid paper. Doesn't it look like it might be the perfect pattern for Santa's flannel pajamas?

The stamp is from a set by Penny Black called "Christmas Cheer." My red card base (white on the inside) was a Recollections pack of 50 cards with envelopes that I got at Michaels. It was highly discounted after February 14 as part of their Valentine's sale. Love when I can take advantage of those sales!

Well, maybe now I should get busy on some Easter cards. I need about 15 of those, too. Yikes, I'd better get a wiggle on!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh---a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

12 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This noel banner is wonderful! I should be working on my Christmas cards for next year! My new use "green" challenge starts tomorrow, I hope you will come take a look and join the fun! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

designbydonna said...

you are really going on those Christmas Cards. I too like that plaid paper. The Noel banner is cute. Are the tags and letters all one piece dies?

Glittered Paws said...

I love the red/green plaid paper to - you are getting a good start on your Christmas cards. I usually wait until well until it is almost too late.

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card Cheryl, this is a lovely design. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl! Love the NOEL banner and beautiful papers! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am loving your classic red and green Christmas cards in both your posts, Cheryl! Your insides always look as nice or nicer than my outsides!! Hugs, Darnell

JoAnn said...

Love your holly swirl and cute noel tags. Perfect Christmas card.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, that DP is so pretty, and I'm lovin your alpha tags :)

Taunya Butler said...

I so love cards done in the traditional red and green for Christmas and this one is no exception!!! Love those fun tags hung on the garland like stockings!!! Just such a great and fun card!!!

Bonnie said...

I love that plaid paper too and how well the snowflake paper works with it! Great banners! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Sue said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the plaid and the letters hanging form the bakers twine. Nice design.

Hugs
Sue

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Christmas card Cheryl! Love the little NOEL banner! The twine is like candy canes :)