Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Final Challenge 2013 at Festive Fridays

Good morning friends.  The gals over at Festive Fridays have given us one last challenge for 2013, and that is to go back through all 21 of the different challenges and create a new card for our favorite challenge.  I had thought this would be hard, as I loved just about every one of them, (just a Christmas girl at heart...what can I say?!!!) but actually it wasn't that hard at all as I just LOVE the "vintage" style!  I look at Melissa Phillip's style as vintage (or shabby chic), and it was my love of her blog and card style that brought me to Festive Fridays, so I thought a vintage card would be very fitting for my final (Festive Friday) card of 2013!  And since I am so in LOVE with this Flourish Santa stamp, I also decided he would be my focal point for this vintage card.  Take a look:

How can you not love that just makes me smile from ear to ear! :0)  Make sure to click to enlarge the picture so you can see ALL the detail I put into this card!  I started with a kraft cardstock base, and then embossed the upper half with a holly ef. (The Paper Studio)  I sponged over the holly leaves and edges of the card base with Soft Suede (SU!) ink to give more of the aged "vintage" look.  Next I added a couple pieces of design paper (from my scrap basket) and also sponged those with the Soft Suede ink.  I also embossed the sentiment "Believe" in gold on the lower left hand of the's a little hard to see in the photo, but I love the look it adds to the card.  Next I made a tag from kraft cardstock (using my SU! envelope board...I LOVE the edges this tool makes for tags!!) and stamped my Santa also using Soft Suede ink.  I added a strip of design paper to the left hand side of the tag and then used a piece of vanilla seam binding ribbon (The Craft Spot), a couple gold jingle bells, and some gold cording to finish off the tag.  Before adhering the tag to the card, I added a holly flourish (Cheery Lynn die) cut out of gold glitter paper.  My last touch was to add the "25" (Tim Holtz die) to the bottom right of the card.  I really love how this card turned out and think I am going to have a hard time giving it away...know that I will though, as that is what the spirit of Christmas is all about...GIVING!

Thank you for stopping by today and a BIG thank you to Meredith and all the gals over at Festive Friday's for all the time and love they put into the challenge blog.  You got me started early and I enjoyed every minute of it...thank you, thank you, thank you!! :0)

Have a wonderful Wednesday friends and I wish each and every one of you a blessed Thanksgiving!



  1. OMGosh! I love this card! Santa stamped in Soft Suede is gorgeous! Great card! Happy Thankgiving!

  2. Love these colors - fantastic card!

  3. That Santa is gorgeous, love your card!!

  4. The word 'vintage' came to my mind as soon as I saw this - I love the feel of that image on the craft cardstock! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! Looking forward to seeing you again in 2014!

  5. Oh, thank YOU!! You've been so faithful, and I can't tell you how much that means! This is my absolute favourite Santa image of them all, and I love how you used just a portion of it here - it works so perfectly! Thank you so SO much for joining us so often this year, and I hope we'll see you again in the New Year!

  6. Oh, Marcia...thank you!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed coming to visit you each challenge...except the last couple...absolutely overwhelmed with family life right now...your creations have been a treat and I always enjoy reading what you've been up to! This card is beautiful!!! All your details have come together perfectly...the lucky recipient will treasure it, I'm sure! Thank you again, for your faithful participation and we sure hope we can count on seeing you in 2014!!!


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