Friday, May 6, 2011

Jingle Belles : Spirit Of Christmas Past

Happy Friday !!! I love Friday's cause it's Jingle Belle's challenge time!!! Stef and Lauren are inviting us to incorporate vintage into this week's  card. What lovely cards these ladies have made to inspire us all!!!
Here's what I made for this week's prompt.....

 The stamp Collage Christmas ( SU holiday mini) came to mind for this card. It is such a lovely stamp , with lots of charming images all in one stamp. I think of pearls, lace, dolies and antiques when I think vintage , so I tried to incorporate as much of those  elements as I could for this card. I "aged" the  stamped image and doily by spritzing them with Glimmer Mist . I used my Cricut to cut the holly leaf at 2" ( real dial size on) from the Seasons Of Joy cart. The papers ( Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Handsome Hunter) , punches , stamps and crochet lace ribbon are all from Stampin' Up! and the stickpin is form Jenni Bowlin designs and the doily and red pearls are  $-store finds. The medallion/snowflake-y like stamp ( depends on what I'm going to use for!!) are Autumn Leaves , found in the clearance bin at Walmart for a buck!!!! There were 9 acrylic  images in this set  and only for a dollar! I actually found four different sets at this lovely price!!!!! I must admit,  I was pretty pleased with myself over this super bargain!!

I'm off to get ready for my son's birthday party tomorrow!! Have a great weekend!! Happy Mother's Day to all you super moms !!!


  1. A big Woot Woot on the bargain stamp find ... and an even bigger Woot Woot for this gorgeous card ... I love that sprig of holly and the wonderful texture of the doily and lace ... thanks so much for going vintage with us at Jingle Belles.

  2. oh my gosh! how much do i ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ this fabulous collagey vintage card?! (hint: i love it A LOT!) that background stamp is brilliant and i love the elements you've chosen to enhance it! soooo FAB!!!

  3. A real vintage Christmas - perfect colours and lovely texture!

  4. What a lovely combination of vintage items. I love the lace and you've got the perfect background. Splendid!