Hello again! Did you enjoy the hop yesterday? There were some gorgeous cards in the lineup. I’m so pleased to be able to participate in the hop. Today’s card is… back to Christmas. And what ARE you doing about Christmas this year? Not sure family is going to be able to come here – health compromised in some cases… still thinking through Thanksgiving actually… ok – back to my card :O)

Wreath Builder Dies – #1

Do you recognize the paper in the background? Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP!!! Yep – a fav of mine that paper. And the card base is… drum roll here… Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I turned it inside out so the front is actually the inside. Clever, eh? Let’s get to the ‘how to” so you can make one of these beauties.

  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Dies, die cut one in Cherry Cobbler card stock and one out of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP. I used the 2nd & 3rd largest dies for this. Adhere the two papers together with liquid glue.
  • Using the Wreath Builder Dies, die cut three (3) wreaths out of Whisper White. Adhere together with liquid glue, overlapping the leaves.
  • Using the Poinsettia Dies, die cut four small poinsettia out of the Red Velvet Paper. (I haven’t used this paper nearly enough!!! just sayin’ – you may see more of it in the near future.) Adhere two together with glue dots creating two poinsettia. Add Metallic Pearls to the centers of each – in gold. Adhere one to the wreath with a glue dot, then the bow with a glue dot, then the other poinsettia. with a glue dot. The bow is made using the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack. The protocol is generally to work in odd numbers, but I didn’t want to overwhelm the wreath with another poinsettia. Adding the bow, kept to the general rule of using odd numbers.
  • Adhere the completed wreath with liquid glue to the two stitched rectangle pieces. I curled the leaves of the wreath just a bit to give it some dimension. I also curled the poinsettia petals a bit – just with my fingers.
  • Adhere the stitched rectangles/ wreath to the card with liquid glue – again the card base is Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes turned inside out.
  • For the banner…Using Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cs with the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Make points to the strip with paper snips. I curled the banner with a bone folder so the ends come up and the center raises. I put two dimensionals in the center, one on top of the other and used liquid glue near where the ends curl up again so create this effect. What do you think? Do you like the banner curled like that?

The inside…

Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – inside

When you receive this pack – the intention is for this scrolly part to be the outside of the card – and I didn’t want to cover up this beautify, but use it. The light has reflected on that one section of the scroll, making it look rather pink – but it isn’t! It’s a uniform deep red and has a metallic look to it – that’s why the reflection.

I stamped the sentiment, again using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Cherry Cobbler ink and considered the inside done! Actually the entire card is complete, including the envelope, as the flap is already decorated as part of the pack. So – voila!

Wreath Builder – #3

How can you get your hands on all the ingredients to make this cards? See below for the product list. Remember that SU! has this wonderful 15% off specific DSP during the month of Oct – and Plaid Tidings 6×6 is part of that – yay! Also – use my October HOST CODE HXXMKN2X when your purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a SU! item of your choice valued at $10.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

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Card stock cuts for today’s project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – approx 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
  • DSP – 3 x 4 1/4
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 (wreaths) + 3/4 x 3 1/2 (banner)

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