Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #263

Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card inspired by the image shown for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #263.

I really like this image and would love to set up this hot cocoa bar in my home! The cards from the team are fantastic! My card was most inspired by the one shown by Kelly Lunceford.

Merry Monday Challenge #263

I went through my patterned paper and pulled out the woodgrain and the peppermint. I still have A LOT of patterned paper purchased in past years! The What’s in Your Cup? mug is from Penny Black. The candy cane is from the CottageCutz Peppermint Latte set. The sentiment – Subway Series: Holidays – is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps (now retired).

Merry Monday Challenge #263

Yesterday my husband and I went to a local nursery to see their festive holiday décor. They have an assortment of themed trees including this one featuring kitchen items, candy canes, and gingerbread men.

Holiday Latte to Go!

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a CAS die-cut holiday card featuring the CottageCutz Peppermint Latte die set.

Holiday Latte

To begin, I cut and assembled the cups, and then went on the hunt for coordinating patterned paper. I found papers I liked, but they didn’t match the red and green I’d chosen for the cups, so I started over. (Note to self: pick out the patterned paper first!)

Because the background patterned paper has a number of sentiments (it reminds me of a chalkboard at a café listing the specials), I decided to forgo adding another sentiment to the card.

Holiday Latte

I used two different stitched square die sets from Lil’ Inker Designs to cut the background and the card base. One of the sets includes a die that cuts a stitched square 4.25″ x 4.25″.

Living the Salt Life

I’m constantly on the lookout for nautical-themed stamps and dies. Today I’m sharing a card celebrating the “salt life” in which I’ve combined products from several different companies.

Living the Salt Life

I used two CottageCutz die sets- Pelican and Seagull – to create the seagull standing on the pilings. I colored the die-cut pieces with Distress Inks so that there would be greater variation than I would have achieved had I simply cut the pieces from colored cardstock.

The waves were created with Distress Inks and a Memory Box stencil. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession’s Nautical set.

Shore Do Love You!

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” nautical card!

Shore Do Love You

The buoy is cut with the CottageCutz Life Preserver Die. This is a “new to me” company which has a number of nautical-themed dies. They provide quite a bit of detail (for example, while you can’t see it, the rope is textured). I stamped the background with the My Favorite Things Wood Plank Background (you can never have too many wood-textured backgrounds!) and then cut it with one of the Lawn Fawn dies.  I used a die in the My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20 set to cut the heat-embossed sentiment (Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor). I’m on the hunt for more nautical sentiment sets (I have many more nautical dies than nautical sentiments).

Supplies: CottageCutz Life Preserver die, Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor stamp set (retired)