Friday, February 8, 2013

A new challenge in town....Festive Friday Challenge #1

It is Friday night and it seemed like the perfect time to join in one of the newest challenges in town the Festive Friday Challenge.  The design team is absolutely incredible!!!! - just go take a look - and they have completely inspired me with all of their GORGEOUS creations!  This is the very first challenge and it is a color challenge:  Here is the inspiration graphic from their website:

I hope you will decide to play along too!  I love these colors and was inspired tonight when I visited my friend Geri's blog "Paper Wishes".  She had just posted this stunning card: HERE.  I loved the silver embossing on her card and immediately wanted to try it....but guess what - no silver powder in my stash...just gold!  Ho Hum...but alas an idea did pop into my mind when I glanced at some red burlap I recently purchased at Hobby Lobby...and here is my card:

One of my very favorite Christmas sentiments is "Have yourself a Merry little Christmas".  It just makes my heart smile!  This sweet little stamp is from Lili of the Valley stamps in the UK and is from a set called "Christmas Grungy Messages".  It is set #33.  You can find it: HERE

I die cut 6 small rectangles into my white card stock (using this die from MFT) and then threaded the burlap through to create this ribbon decoration.  NOTE: I first stamped the sentiment in silver ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder, and added some red COPIC marker to dress it up.  I then ran the white panel through my vagabond with the burlap embossing plate from Cheery Lynn Designs: HERE   After these steps were done I threaded the burlap through the die cut holes in the white card stock piece.

To finish the card I matted the white panel on some silver metallic paper and a red card base. I then embellished with three little glass and silver heart buttons with some metallic red floss threaded through them. I sure love how this turned out.  The idea in my head translated well into the finished card!

Thanks for taking a look at my card.  I hope you get to join in the challenge or at least go and check out all the beautiful cards and leave some comment love!
Happy Weekend!
:) Jill


  1. Oooh! I love how you used the burlap! Great idea to die cut the side to thread it through. (I love my Vagabond!!) Those buttons are so pretty too!

  2. Jill, I am so glad you played along! What a clever idea with the burlap, and I really love the contrast of the rustic burlap with the sparkly buttons. Thank you so much for joining us, and I hope we see you again!

  3. How creative with the dies and burlap, Jill!! And the embossing works so nicely with it! I agree with Meredith...the sparkly buttons in between provide the little 'surprise' to this design! So happy you've played along, and I want you to hang on to that burlap, because I can think of an upcoming challenge it will be great for! Can't remember how far down the road it is, so I guess you'll just have to stick with us to see!!!;) Great card...thanks for creating with us!


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: ) Jill