Festive Friday Snow Swirled Season

Oh you've made it... its FESTIVE FRIDAY!

Festive Friday was a Blog Hop happening the second and fourth Friday of each month, showcasing Christmas cards. This will be the last hop for 2011, but never fear - Festive Fridays will be back! Look for it in the new year, starting off another year of prepping for your holiday rush a little each month!!

If you're joining me directly, don't miss the beginning of the hop over at Terri's Blog. If you've joined me from Brendas blog, You're hoppin' along just fine! There is a link to all the fine blogs at the end of this post,

Its crunch time - the cards should be out fairly soon in the mail, I hope you're ready! I know I am!!

This week, its a return to traditional colors and my favorite set Snow Swirled #111690.

I used some of the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper #122349 and Old Olive and Riding Hood Red card stocks.  The cute sash is a scrap of retired Ridinghood Red that I had in the bottom of my bin - I almost didn't have enough! They do actually have a similar ribbon in multiple colors available though - check out the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (pg 195 of the catalog). I distressed the edges of the DSP and the white,   

The sentiment is actually taken from the Season of Joy #110384 set (another favorite :-) and punched with the ever awesome Modern Label Punch #119849. The green accent on that was added by punching the sentiment in Whisper White, and then punching a blank in Old Olive;
then you cut the Old Olive piece in half and layer each half onto an end of the white.
I mounted the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, always good for some nice layers.
and now we can truly say:

Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season,
thank you so much for hopping along with us this year! 

Please enjoy the inspiration on the hop and continue over to Becky at BC Designs!

Merry Christmas,
and may all your Fridays be Festive!!


maria soto said...

I love the tree! it's a beautiful card - best wishes on the Holidays!

Carol's 1 World said...

Beautiful, just beautiful :))

Cheryl LIndsay said...

I love the detail. What a beautiful card!

Proxxon Tools said...

i love that stamp. thanks so much for being apart of this hop this past year

AJsArts said...

Beautiful card! I love the tree :)

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Love the tree design