Monday, November 6, 2017

Essentials by Ellen November 2017 Mix It Up Challenge with My Favorite Things

I had the idea in mind to use the cute My Favorite Things Mermazing stamp set in a Christmas card scene, so this month's Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge with MFT was the perfect time to give it a go.  I'm also entering this in the Send A Smile 4 Kids current challenge, Holiday Cards for Kids.  Most of my kid's Christmas cards are donated to SAS4Kids, an organization that supports children's hospitals around the country with handmade cards for pediatric patients.

The background is stamped with the EBE starburst stamp from the Merry and Bright set by Julie Ebersole.  I wanted a light background to minimize the white edges on the die cut pieces, so I stamped it with MFT Sno Cone dye ink.  The little Christmas tree and Merry Christmas sentiment are from the EBE Bear Ware 2 set, again by Julie Ebersole.  I stamped and fussy cut the two Christmas hats from the MFT Jingle All the Way set.  All of the other pieces are from the MFT Mermazing set.  

The card is embellished with clear Wink of Stella, a clear glitter pen and Star Dust Stickles.  A bit of Glossy Accents on the turtle's shell gives him a nice sheen.

EBE Merry & Bright stamp
EBE Bear Ware 2 stamps and die
MFT Mermazing stamps and dies
MFT Jingle All the Way stamps
MFT Sno Cone Dye Ink

Copic Markers
Clear Wink of Stella, clear Glitter Pen, Star Dust Stickles, and Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a mermazing day!


  1. This is absolutely adorable. Such a fun and clever Christmas card.

  2. Oh my goodness this is so adorable! What a great set and awesome card!

  3. Fantastic idea to bring Christmas to the mermaid! Love your card!

  4. aww what a cute card.. totally love it