Modern Merry Monday

My Stampin' UP! Christmas order came in last week, and I have been having fun with these winter/Christmas stamps.  I've even found myself singing Christmas carols.  :)  This stamp set almost didn't make the cut.  I only bought it for the sentiment, which I didn't use on this card.  When my order came though, this was the first stamp I pulled out.  :D  Funny how that works.

It's hard to capture the sparkle on this card.  I used glimmer paper, iridescent ice and my Illuminate ink pad.  It shimmers in person.

Lately I've been a bit obsessed with aqua and red.  I never used to like that color combo, but now I LOVE it.  Go figure?!  Dynamic Duos is using that color combo in their challenge this week.  If you like it as much as I do, you should check out everyone's samples.  It's like happiness in a blog post.  :)


The color I used is Coastal Cabana instead of Bermuda Bay, but that is just a bit lighter shade of the same color.  I think it still works.  :)  See the bit of glimmer paper poking out behind the "Holly Jolly" tag.  Read the tag and try not to sing the song.  I dare you!

The second challenge I am entering is for Merry Monday.  It's a fabulous challenge to get your Christmas mojo flowing.  Unfortunately I couldn't really focus on Christmas cards until it got cold outside and Halloween was past.  Now it seems easy to make Christmas cards and I'm looking forward to entering more of their challenges.  I might even go back and do some of their previous challenges.

Merry Monday #82
Isn't that inspiration photo yummy?  They asked for circles.  When working with winter cards circles always makes me think of snowmen and snowflakes.  My card has both!
Have I inspired you to pull out your Christmas stamps yet?  No worries if I haven't.  This color combo and even the inspiration photo can be used any time of year.  Trust me.  I've been using it since Spring and it still works.  ;)

One of the things I love about this card is that the snowman is looking up into the sky with his arms outstretched to catch some snowflakes. 
What challenge will I enter next?  I still have a box full of stamps and supplies so it's going to be an inky, glittery week for me.  :)  If I keep up with all these fabulous challenges I just might get my Christmas cards made before December. 
Creative Blessings,
Heather North
Card Recipe
Stamps: Snowy Day, Tags 4 You
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Illuminate Glimmer Pad, Real Red, Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Iridescent Ice EP, Bracket Label Punch

Snow Day Clear-mount Stamp Set
Snowy Day


Tags 4 You Clear-Mount Bundle
Tags 4 You



Dottie said...

First I want to say your card is just adorable I love the STAMPIN'UP! Products. I need some new stamps I need to find a local person that is selling it..
great job.

Wendy said...

What an adorable card, Heather! Love what you've done with this and how you used the colors! What a fun Christmas card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Megan said...

Such an adorable snowman!! I love your card!!

Shelia said...

What an adorable snowman!! Great design too!

Margaret Moody said...

What a fun card, Heather! Love your snowman! Really love your shimmery snowflakes too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your snowman, Heather! :)

Benzi said...

LOVE a snowman and this one is absolutely adorable. I like his outstretched arms, too.

Julie Gearinger said...

Love this fun snowman card!! The colors look fabulous together and the shimmer/glimmer adds so much! Thanks for sharing with us at the Dynamic Duos :-)

Bonnie said...

I wasn't impressed with this snowman when I saw it in the catalog, but after seeing this, I think it'll be in my next order! This is the most adorable snowman Heather! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! Hope to see you again soon.

Linda Callahan said...

This guy is so cute! Love the extra sparkle!

Martha Herrera said...

I wasn't too crazy when I saw this stamp set in the catalog, but now I'm having second thoughts! Your card is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Heather!!! SOOoooooo cute!!! :) :)
I need these stamps!!! I love this card!! I saw it @ Merry Monday & I wanted to pop by!! It's awesome!! :) :)

I have some new candy on my blog if you are interested... http://nicolescraftnook.blogspot.com/2013/11/candy.html

Have a good week!! xo

Holly said...

Very pretty.. I love the pop of the glimmer paper. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

Susan Joyce said...

Sweet design, adorable snowman and I love that it is CAS. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Heather, I love you happy snowman. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Lesley Croghan said...

This is such an adorable card, I have this set on my list too...every time I look at cards made with this set I think to myself "I need that set". Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Allison Kostiuk said...

What a beautiful and fun card, Heather! I LOVE your snowman and the sentiment did have me singing in my head instantly!