merry little Christmas

Hello crafty friends – well I’m back to Christmas cards today! This time I’ve once again used the retired ‘wreath builder’ dies from Stampin’ Up! – I still find it odd when I produce cards that don’t use ink or stamping (apart from a tiny bit for the sentiment.) I’ve picked up inspiration from a couple blog challenges – I used plaid/wreath/red from the top left diagonal on TicTacToe‘s grid, together with the inspiration photo and layout from Inspired by

I started with an old piece of tartan paper from Lili of the Valley that I’ve had for way longer than I care to remember! I trimmed it down, mounted it on a mat of dark red card and attached it to a 6×6 card blank. I then cut the two leafy wreaths from SU’s wreath builder dies, one in white and the second in green, and glued them to the card front.

I die cut a banner and stamped the sentiment (from ‘peaceful noel’) onto it, attaching it to sit under the green wreath. I then die cut a couple of the larger flowers in red and two little white ones to use as the centres. I also cut a few of the little leafy sprigs in red and another green wreath – I cut that into a few small sprays. I arranged them all to sit the top of the sentiment banner at the bottom of the wreath.

I finished the card with a few Glossies, including two little ones in the centre of the flowers.

Thanks for dropping in. I’ve got a busy week ahead, but I’m still planning to craft each day – it’s such a good way to clear my head!

3 thoughts on “merry little Christmas

  1. Such a fun design Deborah! I love the red plaid background and the way you offset your wreath slightly to accommodate the sentiment tag. I’m with you – crafting is a wonderful de-stressor! Thank you for coming to play at The Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Vicky x

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