I decided to make a card that is super quick & easy to make using no stamps…

This is a great card to make a batch of whilst watching TV – it does not take a lot of time to make, it uses up card stock scraps AND you get lots of holiday cards made super fast!!!

My Blog Candy Winner from last week is announced below – please excuse my not posting it yesterday – technical difficulties got in the way!

Here is my Merry Circles card – it turned out bold, bright & festive!


I love the strong and dramatic festive look of this card – it is clean, simple & striking – you can vary the colors depending on what you have to hand and what scraps you have to use up!

The card base…is simply Real Red onto which I layered a piece of Old Olive and then a piece of Whisper White…

The sentiment…is die cut using the Merry die from Expressions Thinlits that you can find on pg 36 of the Holiday Catalog and used my Glue Pen to apply glue to the back of it and adhered it to the base – with the Glue Pen you literally draw the glue onto where you want it, making it easy to apply glue to  things like this thin die cut image…

Sarah’s tip – when using Expressionlits Thinlits always put a layer of Wax Paper between your die and the cardstock that you are going to die cut – this makes for a very easy release of the letters after die cutting!

The circles…simple & fast using the 3/4″ Circle Punch and card stock scraps – I used a Mini Glue Dot on the back of each circle to attach it to my card base – LOVE those glue dots!  If you wanted to, you can add some of those circles using Dimensionals to give a little more 3-D look to your card…click on the photo below for a larger look…


And that is it – one very simple but striking festive card!

Supplies used to make this card:

Cardstocks: Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Punch: 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873)
Die Cutting: Big Shot (113439), Expressions Thinlits Dies (132171)
Misc: Glue Pen (100425), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


So who is the lucky winner who wins my Blog Candy from last week?  She wins a Stampin Up Size D Acrylic Block, and drawn using random.org, the winner is comment no. 6, by Sandy Kortan!

Sandy said “I really like the one stamped using the En Francais background stamp and the contrast between the tan and green elm leaf. thtanks for sharing your ideas!! I enjoy your ideas.”

Congratulations Sandy!  Please email me with your mailing address and I will get your block out and on it’s way to you!

And don’t forget to come back and see what I have to show you tomorrow – I am loving getting back into daily posts and have TONS of ideas coming!!!

Clean & Simple Merry Circles…
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