Thursday, October 2, 2014

Less is More 191...Merry x 3

I was looking for some inspiration the other day...was in one of my many creative fogs...so I did what I often do when that happens...go to my favorite challenges!!  Less is More's challenge for the week is MOSTLY WORDS..."Often a sentiment seems unnecessary and at other times the words are all you need!"  
I chose the Merry Christmas background die from Memory Box/Poppy Stamps for 3 cards that...well...words are all you need:)!! (the second one is my entry into the challenge!).  The cool thing about this die, but yet the challenging thing for me is that there are SO MANY things you can do with this die, but being that I have used the similar "THANKS" AND "BIRTHDAY" dies in the past, I wanted to show you yet different things you can do with these amazing dies...
 I used shiny red metallic paper for this card...layered the whole die three layers deep with white paper and die cut the two stand alone "Merry Christmas" sentiments with shiny red paper, placing the words into  the white spaces...
The second one(the challenge entry card for Less is More), I used the biggest "MERRY" on the die cut...using all the leftovers from my other ideas and the first card, to make 3 MERRYS  3 layers deep.  I stamped with polka dots and die cut the single word twice with red, once with green and topped the layered white MERRYS...
I used a diagonal embossing plate from Papertrey Ink and dressed up my MERRYS with my Wink of Stella pen, which adds some wonderful glitter to the sentiments...
The third card was simply made by layering a different "merry", and die cutting the "merry"on the opposite colored lines than the card paper...  
Here's a close up of the shimmer of this paper from Michael's...
Had a blast...what a great challenge this week...thanks for the inspiration, Chrissie and crew!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

19 comments:

  1. Wait, is this stuff that big vinyl sheet from michaels? I could NOT get to cut properly for me. Glad you had better luck.

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  2. Hey, Richard! Not sure about a vinyl sheet, but the red and white striped paper is paper...I DID purchase this last Christmas season, so Michael's may have a different sheet this year...so sorry...I get the vinyl and cutting...it doesn't.

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  3. beautiful. particularly LOVE the 3rd card, but they are all gorgeous

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  4. All three are just amazing Lisa, your work is immaculate and always so CAS xx

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  5. Gorgeous, Gorgeous and more gorgeous Lisa. So thrilled you've taken part in our challenge this week. Each card is so unique and stunning I simply can't pick between them.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  6. Wow,love the many ways you used this die from memory box! Love all three! TFS

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  7. Every time I visit here lately, I'm amazed even further! These are all fantastically CASE-worthy!

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  8. Oh my Lisa, every single time I visit your blog I get stash envy... not that I could do such beautiful things with it mind you.
    These cards are ALL stunning!I really think that these dies will be on my list of future purchases!
    Simply wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. Hi,
    I love all your very creative cards, but I must admit it feels like these latest 3 are made just for me!

    No, I was not born on Christmas, :)

    Merry

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  10. How very merry is your card creation !! Loving your card and I have also become your latest blog follower !

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  11. Lisa what a terrific trio and love the way you created them from one die, really giving it a workout
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  12. you heve made 3 beautiful cards Lisa

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  13. Lisa, I love the red and white, it make me think of the peppermint candies, lol!

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  14. Oh my! These are fabulous!! I have this die and now I want to pull it out and try everything you've done here! Really creative and fun cards Lisa!!

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  15. These are fabulous .... love how you've made use of the die.

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  16. I love your style of card making. Sometimes I see a card and without looking or reading about it I can tell it's yours. I wish you would do a tutorial or video on how you did the lettering on your 3rd card. I can't figure out how you lined the letters perfectly with opposite colored paper.

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  17. Hi Lisa. These are all fabulous. You are so creative in your thinking, you are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. Wow! Fabulous Christmas cards. Love the crisp clean feel with a burst of colour.
    Caroline xxx

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  19. Lisa... one word is just enough! This is perfection...
    =] Michele

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa