Monday, January 15, 2018

Merry Monday #273 The Sweetest Christmas

Before I get started on today's card, I just want to say thank you for all of your sweet comments on yesterday's post. You still have all week to leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing of the $50 PTI gift certificate!
Welcome to this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! I had so much fun with today's card! I based it off one of my favorite cards that I made last year which you can see HERE. I wanted to give it the same feeling, but change it up, of course!

Marcia challenged us to use Red and Turquoise which is definitely up my alley! I use it on the majority of my cards, for some reason! LOL! You can see some of my favorites from last year HEREHERE and HERE. I was trying to make a better effort NOT to use it this year, but look what Marcia made me do! LOL!


To begin, I created the background exactly the same as the Ho, Ho, Ho card I linked up above. My sweet sister gave me a gift certificate to PTI for Christmas, so I used it to buy a few new Christmas stamp sets to use this year. The one I chose to use on today's card is Candy Cane Christmas. It has a lot of fun images that I can't wait to use, but I'm saving them for a few of the future challenges. I only used one of the sentiments and the large peppermint image for today's card.

I also couldn't resist getting the Simple Gift Bow Die because I knew that it would come in handy for a lot of projects! I really wanted it when it was first released, but never bought it. I'm happy to add it to my stash! I used this cute little Santa  from the Tremendous Treats:Christmas. I really like how round he is and how nicely he pairs with the peppermint swirled candy.


The sentiment is heat embossed in white on a strip of red cardstock. I added some sparkly sequins for some shine! Thanks for fluttering by!

16 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your trio of circles, Kelly - so fun with the candies and Santa! And what a gorgeous bow - will have to check that one out - it add the perfect touch to this fabulous card!!

Kim Heggins said...

this is just too darn cute! love your sweet peppermints, so yummy.

Stacey Kowbel said...

OMG, the most adorable card! Love the peppermints and the cute Santa what looks like he's jumping for joy!

Linda said...

Kelly, this is so sweet and cute. Adorable card. Have a great week.

Debbie Henderson said...

Great circular layers and that bow is exquisite!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a fun make!!
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Jenny said...

Love all the detail on this card!

JoAnn said...

Sweet card. Love everything about it. That bow has such great detail and those peppermints and Santa are cute.

Miriam Prantner said...

You are so good to be getting started on your Christmas cards already. Love this color combo and that bow/ribbon die!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is DARLING!!!!! I adore the design, the tumbling Santa and sweet candy circles, clever!!!

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely card! The Santa is so cute.

Lori Turner said...

This is just the sweetest card, Kelly! Super cute! xoxoxo

Marcia HIll said...

I'm so sorry I made you use turquoise and red AGAIN Kelly, but hey, it's a favorite of mine too!! Absolutely love every little detail you incorporated on this card, from the peppermints, to the Santa, and to the FABULOUS bow that I thought was grosgrain ribbon at first!! Cute, CUTE card Kelly!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh this is ADORABLE Kelly!!!!!!! And that bow = swoon! I must get one!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your paper bow and Santa looks like he is about to go for a spin LOL, delightful Christmas card Kelly.

Karen L K said...

Such a cute fun card! Love the color combo too!