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 HERE, HERE 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!