Mele Kalikimaka!

catw-bird-diane-zechman.jpgTwo nights ago I awoke during the night to Bing Crosby going through my head.  Actually, it was only the first 2 lines…over & over….LOL.  (And I didn’t even have all the words right….how pathetic is that?!  ha ha. 

 Here’s the first verse….just passing it along to keep your mind occupied when you awaken during the night.  ;0)

“Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawian Christmas Day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you”

Anyway, it reminded me that I forgot to share this card.  So yesterday I searched for it and took a quick pic.  I made the background by placing several of the words from the Christmas Around the World set on a large acrylic block.  And I placed one of the ornaments on to fill in an empty spot.  Then I stamped it repeatedly to cover the base of the Celery card.  The bottom was cut away with the Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch and a piece of Soft Sky cardstock was layered behind the bottom front.  I just love the colors of this card!  Christine’s birdie in the set was purposefully placed off the edge of the card. 

Mele Kalikimaka!

stamps- Christmas Around the World by C.C. Designs; paper- Celery, Soft Sky, White; ink- Garden Green, Black; accessories- Copic markers, Oval Nestabilities, gel pen, ribbon, Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch

7 responses to “Mele Kalikimaka!

  1. Oh, thank you so much for putting that song in my head! I LOVE this card! the bird is the perfect shade of blue and is so cute on his branch! great layout and fabulous colors!

  2. Would you believe that I haven’t heard this song once this year??? Guess I’m spending too much time reading blogs and working on card projects. I like your card…so greeney and cheerful. Mele Kalikimaka to you!

  3. Mahalo! Your card and song lyrics brought back memories of all the warm Christmases as a youngster growing up there. Brrr, sure wouldn’t mind being there now!

  4. This card is so cute. I love the look on the little birdie’s face. He looks so sweet. I love the stamped background-very cute!
    Great card all around!

  5. I don’t know how many times I’ve had that song stuck in my head — of all things! Funny you should bring it up… Gosh, Diane, your card is so cute and sweet! I just love those colorful and glossy little ornaments!

  6. Oh my gosh, this is adorable! I love that little bird and the lights! And you’ve colored them perfectly!

  7. Great colors Diane – I love christmas cards made with “non-traditional” colors. I am also going to try to make some christmas cards every month so as to not have the rush at the end of the year!

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