Mojo Monday Magic for the Holidays!

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Let’s kick off the week with a fresh Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO256) with a holiday theme.   I was also inspired by a challenge presented by two members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals,  Nina Dee  and Naki Rager.  Their Double Dare Challenge this week was to use two neutral colors (Nina) plus the embossing technique (Naki).


  • Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Bashful Blue are a crisp color combination for the holidays.  They look handsome with this pattern from Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think this mix definitely works for a masculine card!

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  • BUNDLE UP!  Save 15% when you purchase the Ornament Keepsake stamp set and Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies together.
  • The Crumb Cake card base is 4 3/4″ square.  The position of the flagged sentiment banner takes the maximum card width to 5 1/2″.

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  • Create a custom envelope to accommodate this 5 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ card by using the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate.  Cut designer series paper to 8 3/4″ square.  The “A” diagonal score should be at 4 1/8 and the “B” score at 3 5/8″.  Finished envelope size is approx. 5 7/8″ x 5.
  • See my Simply Scored Scoring Tool & Diagonal Plate Envelope Chart.  Today’s card is a unique size so I haven’t added it to the chart of more standard sizes.  However, there are open blanks where you can write in the measurements and scores.

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Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes (Wood-Mount 128048, Clear-Mount 128051), Greetings of the Season (Wood-Mount 128030, Clear-Mount 128033)
Paper:  Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), Bashful Blue (105120), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (126975), Early Espresso (126974), Bashful Blue (126961)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8″ Square Punch (for flagged end, 119877), 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873), Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (127816), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  3/16″ Neutrals Brads (119736), Naturals Buttons (127554), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (to attach button, 103683)

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  1. Hi Mary 🙂 Love this card! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Naki & Nina’s Double Dare Challenge! Hope you join us again this week! 🙂

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    Very nice…love the colors too….
    Chic and festive…

  3. Sandie Conner

    That is a fabulous card! The colors are are great and work well for a christmas card. Love it.

  4. Gorgeous colors! Love the simple lines and the mix of patterns. LOVE it.

  5. Mary this is gorgeous! Love your take on the sketch and I love that it is a holiday card.

  6. Hi Mary,

    Wow, your card is so clean and beautiful. Very very nice. You’ve got a gift for cards, for sure!


  7. Hello Mary: WOW, awesome card, you are so amazing at creating cards outside the box and this card is a great example. Thank you for showing us other ways to make our Holiday cards, this color combination is amazing. I don’t think I would’ve thought of it on my own. Thanks again!!.

  8. Jennifer Reynard

    Very, very classy!

  9. Lucky Limeade is the color I always forget to use and yet it fits right in there with all the other greens. Thank you for sharing, this card is very nice.

  10. A very stunning card…love it! Love to see holiday cards go astray from the traditional theme colors!!

  11. What a beautiful card – love those colors together! Thank you for providing your Simply Scored chart for making envelopes, that is so helpful.

  12. Love this non-traditional color palette for Christmas…gorgeous, clean and simple design!

  13. The neutrals combined with the Bashful Blue makes for a truly gorgeous card! Love how you have the one “flag” coming right off the edge of the card. Beautiful!

  14. Hi, (sorry for my english I write from France…) I love colors and realisation of your card. In France i can say about this card it’s so “chic”.

  15. Lvoe brown and blue together and what a nice alternative colour combo for a Christmas card. Great work with the sketch 🙂

  16. I just used this paper for a holiday card also, and I really liked the look. Thanks for posting.

  17. Very nice! Soft, yet crisp and clean. Very well done :o)

  18. This is lovelly Mary! I am so ready to work on holiday stamping- I love the colors you used! Many thanks! Cherie

  19. Wow, Mary! Your card rocks this challenge…it is so clean and elegant…just my style! Now I have to order those lovely papers!!

  20. Bashful Blue isn’t listed on the colors list for the Festival of Prints paper. However, this pattern has a soft blue and it looks like Bashful Blue. I “dusted it off” and used it!

    Hugs, M

  21. Love this card. I really like how you used nontraditional colors. It is soooo elegant!

  22. Stunning Mary. Just stunning !!

  23. So pretty, Mary! I love the neutrals!

  24. oh !!!!!!!!!! j’aime beaucoup, beaucoup !!!!!

  25. Love your color combination – SO BEAUTIFUL!

  26. Lovely layers! And I see you finally found a use for underused Bashful Blue.

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