I think of all my holiday decorations, my favorite is still the wreath. I have one on my door and one above my fireplace. I also have one in my dining room window and one hanging off the railing from the second floor. Ok, I just realized, after typing all that, that maybe I do overdose on wreaths. Now, they have invaded my cards. Well, it doesn’t matter. I still love wreaths!
I made this card using the wreath from the stamp set called Peaceful Wreath. It is in the Holiday Catalog and, unfortunately, will be retiring at the end of the catalog. It is too bad because I love it PLUS it has a matching set of Framelits called Wonderful Wreath. In the set of Framelits is a Framelit that makes the word “Joy”. It is a beautiful font and, as you know, I use it a lot in making Christmas Cards.
I was very happy when I saw another wreath in the 2015 Holiday Catalog that fits the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. There are now actually three different wreath sets! One is called Wondrous Wreath It is in the Annual Catalog and can be used year round. Another one in the Annual Catalog is called Circle of Spring which can be used in the spring and summer months and now we have Peaceful Wreath for the Holidays.
I love wreaths so this is one of my favorite things in all of the catalogs. I almost always have a wreath on my front door. Well, not in the spring. When I put a wreath on my front door in the spring, a robin always decides to build a nest in it. I know that sound so cute but really it just makes a mess of my wreath and my front entrance. Not only that, but Mama Robin will dive bomb you when you get close to her nest so you have to use another door.
I used Peaceful Wreath to make this card. The “merry” is from Christmas Greetings Thinlits Die and the Designer Series Paper is called Merry Moments and is also in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.
Yes, I know, glimmery is not a word (my spell check turns it red when I type it) but I couldn’t think of a better word (or non-word) to describe this card so I am going with it!
One of the bad things about amateur photography is the photos don’t always show the sparkle on a card. This card has a lot of sparkle! It glimmers and shines under the lights. Not so much in the photo though. In any case I used Gold Glimmer paper for the snowflakes and the cardstock under the Whisper White. If you have ever purchased the Glimmer paper you know how sparkly it is. The “Joy” is from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits set and the snowflakes are from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits.
Christmas is only a couple of weeks away. I can’t believe how fast it came! The last day to order anything from Stampin’ Up! and get it in time for Christmas is December 15th. Stampin’ Up! actually says it is December 17th but if you live on the East Coast, it takes a minimum of a full 7 days to receive your order after it ships. Even the 15th would be cutting it close so I recommend ordering soon if you want anything before Christmas.
I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest. I didn’t save it (or Pin It) so I can’t remember who made it or even if this was the exact card but just in case it is, let me know and I will give you credit. The card uses the All Is Calm Designer Series Paper and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. I cut the “Joy” out of Silver Glimmer Paper. I love how it sparkles!
Here is another Christmas card that was really easy to make. It uses the All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape that is in the Holiday Catalog. I love Washi Tape because it adds so much color and is so easy to apply.
The other thing about this Christmas card is there is no stamping! I didn’t even do that on purpose. The “joy” and the stars were cut out of Brushed Silver Cardstock. I used the Wonderful Wreath Framelits for Joy and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack for the stars. The oval behind Joy was cut out using the Ovals Collection Framelits.