Monday, January 5, 2015

Merry Monday #140 {Snowflakes!}


This is the first challenge of the New Year for us Merry Makers at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Haven't heard of it, you say?!? Well, it just became YOUR LUCKY DAY!! We make a Christmas card every week for the entire year so that we are READY and not stressed about Christmas cards come November ;) Sa-weet hey!?! Come on over and check us out! 

This week, our wonderful Kathy is our challenge hostess and she's issuing the following challenge:

Photo credit HERE

Use a SNOWFLAKE(s) on your card! 

I found a HUGE snowflake punch at Michael's right before Christmas, so I used my 40% off coupon and snagged it!! I have been wanting to make a card with it ever since and this was THE perfect challenge to do so! Thanks, Kathy!!

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the main espresso panel was cut out using my favorite rectangle stitched dies from 'Lil Inker Designs. I dug through my stash of designer papers and came across this red plaid pattern - love it! LOVE THIS CARD - hope you enjoy it as well.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
The Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Come on over to the challenge blog and see what other inspirational creations our super talented design team has in store for you .... link up your card and share the love with us so we can return the favor ;) Happy crafting!


  1. Love the cozy, country feel of the plaid!

  2. Love your pretty snowflake card, Lori! That plaid paper is quite yummy! Stay warm & have a great week! :)

  3. Hi Lori,

    Gorgeous card you have created, love the simplicity of it all and the Red Plaid paper underneath the die cut snowflake really stands out.

    Thank you for entering our first challenge at

    Good Luck with your entry.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  4. So pretty! Love your snowflake! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

  5. What a fabulous snowflake punch! The plaid behind really makes this a warm and comfortable feeling card.

  6. I LOVE the red plaid snowflake, Lori! It looks warm and cozy! I hope you are warm and cozy. DH says he doesn't know how you can keep warm with those brutally cold temps! Warm hugs.

  7. This card is so darn cozy - I love the brown and the plaid together - makes me think of Christmas warmth and goodness!

  8. I agree with Bonnie -- I just love that plaid peaking out of your snowflake cut out! Fabulous design, Lori! Hope you have an awesome week!

  9. Nice punch Lori and I love the plaid DSP, lovely card. When it gets too cold Lori think of us sweltering in 40+ degrees celsius and bushfires all over the place in the last few days, hope it will warm you, expecting some cooler weather tomorrow. Have a fabulous week!

  10. Love the more masculine feel to you card, so warm and cozy!!

    Deanne :)

  11. Fabulous card, I love your big plaid snowflake and that sentiment is wonderful.

  12. What a creative way to spruce up your snowflake. I love the plaid! Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year!

  13. Such a great card love it. Love the plaid and the sentiment. Thanks for joing us over at CAS on sunday.

  14. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 49 with your lovely crafting, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x

  15. Love that snowflake punch with the plaid paper behind. Great job! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year! Hugs!

  16. Gorgeous card Lori! Love the punch with that plaid DP behind! Great design and love the color palette. Thank you for joining us at Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends this Challenge and Good Luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  17. Love this! The colours work so well together.

    Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  18. Oh, wow! I loooove this huge snowflake die! It would make for a great snowflake shaker card! I see a trip to Michaels this week for me! LOL

  19. Wonderful design, that snowflake die cut out showing the plaid dp, is lovely. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}


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