Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Christmas Inspiration

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back with some NEW fancy friends too! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! These are a group of past and current Stampin' UP! Artisans that have become fast friends thru the Artisan journey. Glad to have you here!
 Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we are having fun with the upcoming holiday season! Are you ready? How about a little collection of Christmas decorating? I have decorating for the holiday on the brain so I came up this collection with some Pinterest pins I had on a board of mine.
I reached for a Hostess Stamp Set called Time of Year in the Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog. I paired it with the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack in that green plaid pattern, the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and the Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack. The Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies has to be my favorite item from the Holiday Catalog and I used them here in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz to make my pine swag. The MERRY is done in the Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set with Archival Basic Black. I like hoe it plays on the book titles in the inspiration photo. The background holly stamp from the same Hostess stamp set is done with Versamark Ink on Crumb Cake base. Notice the size of the card? It is a little larger than a normal 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. It is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and I love it! Gives me a little more writing room on the inside!
Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Now move on to my awesome friend Jennifer's GORGEOUS card by clicking on the next button below! 


Wendie Waldman said...

Love the warmth of this beautiful card.

Carolyn Hueston said...

It's a beautiful card! How did you make the banner with white writing?