Monday, September 15, 2014

LOVE & JOY--Merry Monday #126

September 15, 2014

It's Monday and time for another Merry Monday Christmas Challenge!  Karen's challenge this week is to make the sentiment the star of your card.  I decided to ink up my Love & Joy stamp that only got used a few times last year.  I hope you will enjoy my card!  It is a Z-fold card.  I am excited to be building my Christmas card stash ahead of schedule this year.  Another great reason to play along!  



I did use a few retired Stampin' Up! products on my card.  The Designer Series Paper is called Candlelight Christmas.  I also had a few sheet of Lucky Limeade that I have been hoarding and used it for my card.  I love that color and I am so sad they retired it.  I also used Lucky Limeade ink for the inside sentiment.  I used the Holly Jolly and Love & Joy stamps from last years Christmas catalog.  The Cherry Cobbler ribbon is also retired, but I loved the way the card came together with all these products.  







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Happy Stampin!
Claire



28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Claire! That sentiment is definitely a stand-out! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you very much, Katie! What a fun challenge! XX

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  2. Claire this card is stunning...I love the BIG font of your star words! And the ampersand is fabulous!! Great Z fold card with all the specialty papers too!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Colleen! I really appreciate your kind comments! XX

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  3. Claire, this is so beautiful. Gorgeous paper.

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    1. Thank you very much, Linda! So nice to hear from you! XX

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  4. Oh My!! Your card is wonderful. Love everything you did.
    Great job.

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen! I am a Gemini, too! So glad you visited my blog! XX

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  5. Lovely card. I saw it on Merry Monday

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    1. Thank you very much, Margaret! SO happy you visited my blog! XX

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  6. I love this card, Claire! I too wish they hadn't retired Lucky Limeade and still have a few hoarded sheets. The beautiful sentiment fits perfectly for this fold and I love the bit of ribbon on the side! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you very much, Bonnie! I enjoy your challenges! XX

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  7. What a gorgeous card, inside and out! Love that big bold sentiment and sorry I never bought it. I miss Lucky Limeade too! Maybe it will be back someday!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sandy! We should get together and share our goodies! XX

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  8. Beautiful card--love that ribbon!

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  9. Love your card design, Claire, and the festive pattern paper - beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you very much, Kathy! SO nice to hear from you! XX

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  10. Claire, your card reminds me of Christmas past. There is such a rich feel to the background with that beautiful bow. The bold sentiment on the white background really showcases the sentiment. Gorgeous
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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    1. Thank you very much, Jaydee! I thought the same thing about the paper! It was a fun card to make! XX

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  11. Love this card Claire - I agree with Jaydee, there is something very vintage about this card. I love that stamp with that paper and the lovely ribbon too.

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    1. Thank you very much, Joanne! You are always so kind to comment on my cards! XX

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  12. Beautiful job on the layers! I love this paper, and the ribbon just finishes it off perfect!! Love the richness of your card.

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    1. Thank you very much! So nice to hear from you! XX

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  13. Your card truly stands out this week. Love the paper.

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    1. Thank you very much! So kind of you to comment on my card! XX

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  14. Beautiful card! I had to have that stamp last year, and then I've never used it. I've taken it out a few times and then always end up putting it back and I'm not sure why as I love it! You did a wonderful job with it, and I love how you cut out the "&" too! Well done!! :0)

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    1. Thank you very much, Marcia! I hope you will use your stamp set this year! :) XX

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