Oct 17 2013

CCMC272 – Wonderful Wreath

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Here is my interpretation!

CCMC273 Wonderful Wreath

Here are the details:

  1. I started with the base of 4 1/4 x 11 Crumb Cake, folded in half.
  2. I added a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Season of Style Designer Paper (love this check!) on top.
  3. Across the front, I added a 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped with the greeting from Lots of Thanks (hey it was a new set for me and I wanted to use it!  lol!) in Cherry Cobbler ink.
  4. Then I added 1/8" strips of Champagne Glimmer Paper on the top and bottom of the DSP to hide the seams.
  5. It is hard to tell, but I used the thumping technique on the wreath by "thumping" the tips of the markers in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz on the rubber, then stamping on Very Vanilla.  I colored a few more of the leave solid with Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks.  It really wasn't too hard to cut out either!  I placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. I used the Owl Punch and punched circles from Champange Glimmer Paper for the "berries" and placed around the wreath.
  7. Finally, I tied Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine in a bow in the Cherry Cobbler Button and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot in the center of the Wreath.

I LOVE it!!!  I love the checked background with this wreath!  I'm saving this for a special hostess who always has us over at the holidays for dinner.  I always make her a little gift, too!


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6 People have left comments on this post

Oct 17, 2013 - 08:10:23
Deb said:

Wow! This is fantastic! Love that wreath and the bits of glimmer paper! Just beautiful!!

Oct 17, 2013 - 09:10:34
Lisa Young said:

This card looks very "country" with the plaid background, the crumb cake background, and the button in the wreath. I love it! It is my kind of card 🙂

Oct 18, 2013 - 08:10:11
Roberta L. said:

Country with a subtle elegance! It's just beautiful. Thank you.

Oct 19, 2013 - 03:10:01
Lisa Martz said:

What a great card using that wreath!  Very festive!

Oct 21, 2013 - 08:10:23
Carol Carriveau said:

Great card, Connie…wonderful colors and the pops of our gold glimmer paper and that fab Cherry Cobbler button….really pops!

Oct 22, 2013 - 08:10:19

Gorgeous Connie!! I love the wreath, the little bit of bling with the glimmer paper is perfect!