Monday, November 26, 2012

Merry Monday Gifts Galore

Christmas is 1 month away! Have you got your Christmas cards done?  Thanks to Merry Monday, I'm in good shape.   Here's this week's card.....


Here's Lesley's fantastic sketch.


The week got away from me and I was at the deadline yesterday trying madly to get my card done and to Lesley on time.  I had an idea that had been playing in my mind.  It didn't work.

So I went with the other idea whirling around in my mind.  It didn't work.

Did I mention that both of these ideas involved glitter?  LOL, it's everywhere! That stuff multiplies!

By this time I'm starting to panic worry that I'm not going to make it!

So I pulled out some snippets that were cut in 1" strips and squared them off.  I had some beautiful, metallic Origami papers that a friend had given me so I used some of them to die cut these bows.

Snippets so I can go over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop Playground.  I always enjoying playing with Di and the girls.

A little embossing, OK, a lot of embossing and it came together.

This will be the last Merry Monday challenge until the first of January.  I hope you'll take advantage of this last challenge of the year and show me how easy this sketch is.

And check out the rest of the Design Team cards.  They're fabulous as usual!

Sherry Eckblad
Margaret Moody (FD)
Dawn Easton GD

Now to clean up that glitter...

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Snippets of DSP, Origami paper
Other:  Snow Burst EF, Snowflake Spots EF (Cuttlebug), Bows die (MB)

I'm so happy that you stopped by.  Let me know what you think!

Enjoy!


37 comments:

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful ! I love your take on the sketch and those pretty metallic bows ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, this is not only beautiful, but so much fun and just cute! Love the little packages with those die cut bows! Fabulous card.
Lynn

Lesley said...

Third time's a charm my friend! This card is adorable!

Di said...

Oh Bonnie, this is absolutely fabulous! Love the cleanness of it, lovely design and colours too. Ha, don't leave those little pretties under the Playground Christmas tree though - I can just imagine the scurry of little feet and much poking, giggling and trying to unwrap them!

Thank you for your hopping round and commenting today - am multi-tasking here, printing return address labels for the school newsletter. Snort, wasn't watching what I was doing and now have three sheets of labels with your blog posting on :)) Any use? Sigh, sometimes I'm just plain stoooopid!!

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Hi Bonnie, I forgot to say that you can enter this into Sarn's Rudolph Day challenge too. Most of the little horrors from the Snippets Playground go there too - in fact I think that's where a lot of the plotting takes place :)

And, there's a darling wax seal set to be won - http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/final-rudolph-day-challenge-for-2012.html

Hugs, Di xx

LeAnne said...

Cute cute cute!!! LOVE the patterns and those little bows!

Cynthia said...

LOL! You and your glitter!! ;-) Although, I walked into a (non-crafting) room last night and noticed I have glitter on the floor in there too! It does multiply!!! =D

I totally love this card. Those delicate bows are simply gorgeous!

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Bonnie, I love that embossing folder but I have not been able to find it anywhere :(. Your little gift boxes are adorable.

Benzi said...

Bonnie, I love this awesome, fun card. Your packages are wrapped so pretty in the different papers.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love what you came up with for the sketch.

Marisa said...

Love your take on the sketch, Bonnie!! The row of gifts is fabulous!! Great mix of papers and love the EFs you used. NO sign of stress here :) Great job and beware...glitter travels far and wide!! Don't ask me how I know LOL!

Marie B. said...

Hi Bonnie! Your card is stupendous! I sooo love it!!!

Marie B. said...

Hi Bonnie! Your card is stupendous! I sooo love it!!!

Amy V. said...

This is so pretty! Those gifts are gorgeous the embossing folders behind the gifts work so well!

I am so glad to know I'm not the only one with glitter to clean up today. I was trying a new technique that seemed to work for everyone but me last night, but I'm determined not to clean it up until I give it another try tonight!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous Bonnie! Those bows are amazing and I love the embossing you did, it looks just right! Beautiful work!

Linda Suarez said...

This is so pretty Bonnie! I love how you used the DSP as wrapped presents and those bows are awesome. I think I actually have those bow dies somewhere - I need to find them because now I have a awesome card to CASE!

Narelle Farrugia said...

lol - I struggled a bit with this sketch too! I'm loving those pressies and the cute bows!

Melissa said...

Just adorable, I love all the little presents, so cute and wanting to be unwrapped, and I love love love that background embossing folder, its gorgeous. fabulous card.

Susie said...

Totally love it!

Barb in Ontario said...

Stunning card!!

Susan said...

Great use of scraps of dp!! And I love the bows. All in all, a beautiful card.

Marybeth said...

Love the gifts all lined up with bows. The embossed snow is one of my favorites this time of year. Another beauty by Bonnie.

Aileen said...

Your row of pressies is a fab idea. If only mine looked like this in real life!! Lol

Irene said...

A brilliant take on the sketch Bonnie, I love the little parcels.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

PLOTTING? Moi? Honestly, I dunno where Miss Di gets her ideas from, really I don't . . . but would you like a roasted chestnut and some mulled wine?????

Err . . . onto your card! It's ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL and thank you for entering into my Rudolph Day challenge. Good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOPS! My mistake Bonnie . . . I'm going round commenting on the Snippets entries, instead of my Rudolph Day entries . . . and I got mixed up! I'm such a numbskull sometimes.

Please do feel free to enter this wonderful card to my challenge! xxx

Loll Thompson said...

Adorable! Love those pretty Christmas packages!

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, a fabulous card.

Kath x

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my wow!! This is so clean and crisp! Those packages are so darn cute! A darling card!

Margaret Moody said...

This is so fun and so cute, Bonnie! I love that you turned the circles into wrapped packages! So clever! Love their fancy bows too!

Nancy said...

What a great card!!! So colorful and festive. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs A. said...

you have pulled it off beautifully Bonnie. I love, love, love this card. Those bows are something else. Hugs Mrs A.

Susan Joyce said...

Love your adorable presents Bonnie and I wondered how you made those bows so fine. Love the different snowflake EB folder too and the colours you used.

scrappymo! said...

The fine bows on the presents are so special. I have never ween a die like that. Fabulous card!

Colleen said...

I love everything about this card . . your choice of papers, the two different embossed backgrounds and the way you layered the packages! Great job!

Trisha Klowak said...

I love your card!! Where did you get the little die cut bows??

Trisha Klowak said...

Thanks!! I was able to find the bows online...I love them :)

Such a cute card! And yes, I am a librarian / book lover as well as a crafter.