Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Merry Monday Simple Sketch

Pin It Now! Happy Easter Monday to you! I hope your Easter festivities were bright & wonderful. It rained here for much of the day, sun popping in & out occasionally. But still a fabulous day!

I'm dropping by for a couple quick CAS Christmas cards. Merry Monday has provided an interesting sketch this week, with banner ends going up. Oh, how tempted I was to flip the sketch! But this is a challenge, no?

The first card follows the sketch to a T. The horizontal stripe is an embossed row of snowflakes, and the three banners are strips from Festival Of Prints & First Edition. I rolled the edges to reveal a little of the print on the reverse. A few punches and linen thread wrap to pull them all together.

My second card was just a result of leftover parts. The white CS that I decided to switch out, and lace tape & twine that was also sitting in my castoff bowl. I love scraps! They make my crafting spontaneous & I like this card just as much :)

Hope you have a nice week, that brings you a little sunshine & some spring flowers!

Stamps: Mixed Medley Hostess, More Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper: Festival of Prints(2012 Christmas Mini), Champagne Glimmer, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Everything Else: linen thread, rhinestones, Delicate Designs embossing folder, 1-14" Scallop Circle punch, Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Lace Tape, White Bakers Twine


  1. Love your take on this week's sketch, Erika! The way you did your banner ends by rolling them is such a cool idea! Love the panel that you embossed as well. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  2. Absolutely love what you did with this weeks sketch! The rolled ends on the banner, the embossing. Just the perfect touches. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  3. LOVE your cards...awesome job on the banners! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Mondays!

  4. Fabulous card Erika, I love the scroll ends on the banners. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  5. I love how you stayed true to the sketch and rolled the strips instead of cutting fish tails! This is fantastic, Erika! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Gorgeous cards! I was tempted to flip that sketch too! I love your little curled ends--so sweet! So glad you shared these with us at Merry Monday!

  7. Fabulous cards! Love what you did with the sketch this week! Wow! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  8. Love how you curled the ends of your banners! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!