Monday, 25 May 2015

Merry Monday #160 - Newsprint Bells

Good Morning,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.  Karren is Hostess this week and she is challenging us to Use Newsprint on our cards. I created a CAS design and used Newsprint DSP from Stampin' Up! and cut my bells out and layered them on some Whisper White to make them more stable and sponged the edges.  The background was embossed with Little Holly Leaves from Sizzix.  I cut a piece out of the Smokey Slate card and popped part of my Greeting in the space and mounted the two panels on Dimensionals.  The Christmas Word Die Cut was a Gift from Karren at Christmas and I coloured it with a Basic Grey Marker.  I embossed the Bow with Provo Craft Polka Dot E/Folder for some added interest. I finished off with some Crystals.
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps - Holiday Layered Tree SSS 101362
Card: Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Crystals
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Bells and Boughs Dies, Papertrey Ink - Wet Paint Holiday   Dies, Sizzix Little Holly Leaves E/Folder, Provo Craft Polka Dots E/Folder, Sponge, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals,
Lovely to have you drop by today.


  1. LOVE the grey and cream together - gorgeous!

    Deanne :)

  2. The newsprint makes such pretty bells, Sue! I love that split panel front and the rhinestone "hanger"! Have a great week!

  3. Fabulous use of newsprint, Sue! And how cool that you used that die-cut sentiment - it looks perfect on your card.

  4. LOVE the newsprint bells, Sue! Very pretty! Have a great week,

  5. Love the embossed background and those adorable bells, I think this is my fave of the bunch! Have a great week!

  6. Sue, I just LOVE this! The background is gorgeous and goes perfectly with the newsprint bells -- awesome color combo too!!

  7. Sue, I love the embossing and the cool grays on your card! Fabulous way to incorporate the newsprint in those fabulous bells! XX

  8. The newsprint bells look wonderful & I love your design, Susan!

  9. Fantastic design Susan, I love it.


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