Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry One More Time

Christmas

What can I say....I was on my way to wrap my "merry" die after sneaking into it for Tuesday's card and it began to call my name...loudly...luring me to use it just one more time before it got wrapped...forcing my eyes to rest upon the Early Espresso paper that was sitting by my Cuttlebug....and just the right size for the die....so in a moment of weakness...I caved.  Oh the shame of it - well, not really LOL!  Just "had" to use it one more time and this time it IS securely wrapped with lots of tape around the edges so I can't get into it again.  Important note to self:  do not order Christmas stamping supplies as a Christmas gift!

That being said, I was thrilled to use this edger die which hasn't seen much love.  It is such a nice "topper" for a card.   The poor little cardinals in the wreaths on the paper got covered up as they are scattered throughout and I couldn't cut a piece of the paper to include one that was visible.  You'll just have to trust me that they are there.

Had an issue with the "y" in "merry" hanging into "Christmas" but there was no way around it.  If the two sentiments were further apart they were not balanced.  So, artistic license took front seat to the overlap issue.   Hope the recipient sees it the same way.

School is winding down and the kids are winding up, especially my son.  He is my "lover of life" and will soon be turning into and overly excited, Energizer Bunny and driving us all nuts LOL!  His joy is contagious thought, and I love him for it :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Wonderful Words Holiday and Modern Wood Mats (PTI)
Paper: I Believe (SEI), Real Red
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Edger and Mat Dies (PTI), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Buttons, Gold Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

15 comments:

Caroline said...

Stunning card I love the layout. Have a wonderful christmas and all the best for 2013. Caroline xxx

Lynn said...

My children are off starting today! wish I was too...love the color combination. chocolate chip is one of my all time favorites!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,love it for your last Christmas card,lol.you and yours have a very Merry Christmas a very Happy New Year...hope you stop by scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome girl!~ Love that topper actually. I have some edger dies that don't get ANY love in my house. Thanks for inspiring me to do something about that...next week....lol when I have some stampy time!

Audrey Ann said...

Marisa - you have me crackin' up with your little story. Reason is that happened to me the other night!! So glad you made one more card - your MERRY is definitely the merriest!! Love your creation. Hugs and Blessings to you and yours!

Karen said...

awesome card...love it...
Merry Christmas
hugs,
Karen

Maureen said...

lots of PTI goodies on this one. Those are fabulous dies and I'm sure you'll get good use out of them!

Stephanie said...

What an amazing design - so bold & stylish (I wish I could make cards like this!) Merry Christmas Marisa :) x

Emily Keaton said...

One more go at that Christmas present die, eh? Can't say that I blame you. It looks gorgeous on this card!

Just one more day before Christmas break. Can't wait to have the kids home!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOL - the recipient isn't even going to notice! What a fun die -- love this card!

Danni said...

I'm glad that the die called to you as this is one fabulous card and I would've hated to miss it!!
Enjoy your family time--you have to love the excitement this time of year!

Bonnie said...

Another pretty card using this die! You shopped well!

Vickie Z said...

I'm thinking it was "screaming" to be used again!!! Love the card!! I think I'm having withdrawal....didn't get my Christmas done and have been so busy with that....but, I have plans this WE!!! No parties...very little shopping...yeah!!

Benzi said...

Not again...Santa is not stopping at your house! Although, you have made a very pretty card with your Christmas gift. I do like your edger die as well as the Merry die.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love that 'merry' die! I can see why you'd want to sneak into it before CHristmas day. hee hee!