Sunday, January 12, 2014

Merry Monday: Christmas with Twine

Let me guess...many of you saw "Christmas" in the title and ran the other way.  Christmas??!! Didn't we just survive Christmas and can't we move on now??

But I have to tell you that this was the first Christmas ever for which I was least when it comes to my cards.  And it was FANTASTIC!!  I happily sat with one morning, a good cup of coffee, fireplace going, and figured out which card out of my large box of completed cards would go to each of my friends and my family.  I want to have that pleasant and relaxed experience again this year.

Plus...if the good people at the various Christmas challenges, in this case Merry Monday, take the time to put up challenges...I'm there!

PLUS...I really want to get some of the Christmas supplies out of my NBUS box (never-before-used-schtuff)!  Yes, I overspent this year!  I always manage to justify it in that I don't buy a lot of Valentines or spring or summer stamps, so I can get carried away in the fall and for Christmas.

The first thing to get out of my NBUS box was an over-sized and very heavy EK Success punch with three ornaments (I only used two).  I also had not used this Christmas Words die from Paper Smooches.  The Merry Monday challenge to use twine or ribbon worked perfectly with the ornaments.

Christmas with Twine

Christmas with Twine close

Now I need to finish up a few duties and tasks - a little laundry, a little homework.  Then I will be making some Mexican cheese dip - using Velveeta!!!  (Does anybody really believe that the Velveeta shortage is real or is it just a way to get us all to eat processed cheese product?)'s time to cheer on the Denver Broncos!!!

Go Broncos!  (Please don't break our hearts.)

  • Stamps: NONE
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Sour Apple and Wild Cherry, scrap of dsp
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: EK Success Ornament Punch, Paper Smooches Christmas Words die, Stampin' Up Heat and Stick Powder, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter, Hemptique 10-lb twine in red and lime green, misc clear sequins


  1. Beautiful...I also have stuff that I haven't used...I hate that!

  2. Fabulous card. You should link up to www.Christmascard as well.

    And GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!

  3. This is fantastic Kim! You need to come and show me how to tie pretty bows!

  4. My teams are out:( Green Bay) but I am still going to watch ...these games are often better than the SB .
    Love your card with just a bit of twine., still easy to mail. I feel the same way about making Christmas cards as you.

  5. Such pretty ornaments and the brightly colored twine is perfect! Love the cutout merry Chrismtas and the pretty striped paper too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  6. LOVE this, Kim! I always enjoy seeing your Christmas cards. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  7. Makes it sound so nice and easy, sitting down and relax....
    Maybe I should give that a try as well!
    Great card, but then I think all your cards are great!


  8. What a great card for this years stash Kim!! It's perfectly festive and I love the stripes!!

  9. Love your bright and cheery card Kim, just fantastic! Fabulous use of the punches, die cuts and pretty twine bows. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  10. Go Broncos, especially next week against New England! Now that the Giants are out of the running, we're rooting for Denver and the other Manning ;)

  11. I've resolved to participate in the many Christmas card challenges myself this year so that I can be as relaxed as you when the time comes t mail them out. And I must leave you with one parting comment: Go PATS!!!

  12. Man I love your style! This one is just perfect. Super love the candy cane background paper, the twine, the glittered ornaments, the green/red dies. Awesome start to your 2014 stash!

  13. Love the card! Isn't it great not to have to fret over Christmas cards. So as each week passes make one, it will keep Christmas in my heart all year long. And allow me an easy choice too. Thanks

  14. Fabulous card ..... I love the traditional red and green combo and the twine is the perfect finish to the baubles. xx

  15. This was your day, Kim. Your lovely card won an HM at Merry Monday and the Broncos won their game. I'm a Bronco fan even if I do live in Michigan.

  16. What great NBUS you have, Kims! This is a keeper classic Christmas card! Congratulations on the well-deserved shout out from MM!! Hugs, Darnell


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