Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Vintage Christmas Card for the Festive Friday Challenge #9

Hi all,
I was in the Christmas spirit today and decided to play along with the Festive Friday challenge: FFC09 - a red, green, and gold color challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo:

I started my card by embossing the candy canes from the Friendship Holiday Jar Fillers stamp set from Papertrey Ink with gold embossing powder on red card stock.  This set (shown below) is one of my favorite Christmas sets of all time:

The other stamp set I used to create this card is from Crafty Secrets and is called Christmas Joy.  You can find it here.

The sentiment as well as the holly stems, which I used to create a border on my matstack diecut, are from this set.  I also used some red music paper from one of Crafty Secrets CD's.  The red gingham paper was a scrap from my Christmas scrap bin.

Thanks for taking a look at my vintage Christmas card.  I found that I am sadly lacking in gold glitter in my carft room.  I planned on covering the line of platinum stickles around the gingham mat with gold glitter but alas I don't have any!!  I really must remedy that soon!!!

  There are so many beautiful samples over on the Festive Friday blog:  HERE.  I hope you find some time to take a look and play along.
Happy Sunday!
:) Jill

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, oatmeal
Paper: Crafty Secrets CD and scrap from my stash; gold paper - free gift from Serendipity stamps.
Ink: Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar, Chai, and SU green
Other:  felt, gems, Stickles - red and platinum, gold embossing powder, vagabond and assorted dies.


  1. Oh my goodness...this is one amazing card Jill. those candy canes are stunning and so much sparkle too, love all the detail too. So festive.

  2. Those candy canes look good enough to eat! LOVE your festive Christmas card with the sheet music BG, Jill! FAF card!

  3. I never would have guessed those were the PTI candy canes! They look so different on red paper in gold.. but this reminds me of a really old, vintage Christmas card. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along again this week Jill!!

  4. Those candy canes are so festive. I love the vintage feel of your card.

  5. What a gorgeous vintage christmas card Jill, I love that Victorian style font, and those glittered canes!

  6. Jill, you really nailed those colors! Beautiful card filled with all sorts of goodies!

  7. My jaw totally dropped! Those candy canes are gorgeous and I love the vintage homespun feel to this!

  8. Jill!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love everything about this beautiful vintage card! Amazing how you made it look so vintage and the set is not vintage. Great job my friend!

  9. Such a pretty Christmas card! Love how you did the candy canes, and the vintage feel. I love the gingham mat, it is such a fun look.

  10. SO very pretty, Jill!!!...every lovely little detail!!!

  11. Love the rich colours and textured details! Thanks for playing along!

  12. Wonderful Christmas everyone else has said "Love those candy canes" so pretty!

  13. Wow Jill! Those candy canes look stunning! I love all the glittery goodness and the metallic layered label! Thanks for the inspiration!


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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill