Thursday, July 10, 2014

Christmas In July - Heart of Christmas

Pin It Now! The challenge at Merry Mondays this week is to make a green and white card, and this one turned out so different from the way I had it pictured.  Does this happen to you?  I was going to go the CAS route with a white base and maybe some washi tape.  Haha!

I decided to go more green and less white, with a combo of Old Olive & Confetti White, which is a much creamier white. 
I used a similar layout for my anniversary card last week, and I like the way it looks. The point in the front allows the patterned paper to show whether opened or shut. 
I embossed the cardfront with Lacy Brocade, and created a Hardwood panel with Old Olive ink and some sponging. Atop that, the sentiment Heart of Christmas is heat embossed white on Olive with a little more sponging.  A little banner of burlap and three tiny bells strung on linen thread fancy it up some.  Finally, rhinestones anchor the sentiment panel - I colored them with my Blendabilities. 

Go check out all the beautiful cards at Merry Monday!  BTW, I LOVE this inspiration photo.  Just gorgeous!
STAMPS:  Heart of Christmas, Merry Messages
INK:  Old Olive, White embossing
PAPER:  Old Olive CS, Candlelight Christmas patterned paper, Confetti White
EMBELLISHMENTS:  1-1/4" Burlap ribbon, Linen Thread, mini bells
OTHER / TOOLS:  Labels Framelits, Dotted Scallop Punch, 


  1. Oh, I just love how this turned out! The fancy fold is perfect. Great use of the burlap ribbon and the mini bells! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  2. Fabulous card with a fun fancy fold. Love all the little details - especially those little bells. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  3. Gorgeous greens :) love the burlap on ur design

  4. So pretty, Erika! Love all the embossing, pretty paper and that sentiment! The burlap & jingle bells make great embellishments! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  5. Just lovely! What a fun way to cut the card front and highlight that pretty DP! Love the burlap and bells, too! Thanks so much for playing with my challenge this week at Merry Monday!

  6. What a wonderful shape to this card! And I love those little jingle bells! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  7. This is so sweet! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!