Festive Fridays Season of Joy

Ah, another Festive Friday jaunt through Christmas cards! Are you feeling the Christmas Spirit? The weather certainly is in the winter spirit, we're enjoying crazy rain and windstorms, floods and power outages... it would be nice to get Spring underway!
I joined in the Festive Fridays so that I will keep Christmas prep in front of me throughout the year, and we all know keeping Christmas in our hearts always is a Good Thing!

Festive Fridays is a Blog Hop happening every other Friday, showcasing Christmas card projects. These creative gals have been hopping since January, so when you visit their blogs, you do have a few more Festive Friday posts to inspire you - check them out!

You may be arriving from Brenda's blog,
or if you are joining me directly you may want to
start at the beginning of the Hop with Terri's blog.

Today I share with you a card made using the Season of Joy set, and some snazzy paper roses I learned how to make over the weekend. I used Old Olive and Certainly Celery card stock, and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper. The edges of all the layers are rounded, and I did a bit of disterssing on the Designer Paper to coordinate better with my roses. The ink for the stamp is Cherry Cobbler, and the ribbon is Old Olive.  These paper flowers are a bit tricky with paper, I think I prefer felt or ribbon, but can add a nice element. I punched a 2 3/8" scallop out of the Jolly Holiday paper, and then free-cut a spiral. I then mashed and crimped and crumpled the heck out of them to break the paper fibers down and make them pliable enough for the twisting required to make the rosette. As my teacher in the class said: Twist and Smile, undo and twist again - with a smile!  They are a bit on the shabby-chic side with all the distressing, but I love roses at Christmas!

Enjoy your hopping, and be sure to come back soon for some more Merry!
Please continue on, and give a warm welcome to
Here is a list of participants if you get lost along the way.

1) Terri Sproul
2) Chris Hurley
3) Cheryl Lindsey
4)  Laura Davidson
5) Amanda Marks
6) Debbie Buckland
7) Brenda Lee Burfeind
8) Angela Bodas *here you are*
9) Becky Conley
10) Yolonda Anthony

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