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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Christmas Cheer Wreath

Hi all - beautiful Wednesday in Minnesota and I'm indoors making cards, go figure.... Back today with my Merry Monday card - just this week and next for their Summer Link-up and then the Merry Makers will be back on September 4th.

Merry Monday
and August!!

I had some loose wreath pieces laying around and, during my crafty clean-up, I'm trying to use some of this random stuff. I layered two wreath and added some extra leaves. The die cut bow ended up on another project weeks ago so I added some patterned twill ribbon. I scored a few lines above the sentiment (hard to see in the photo) for some texture. This fits Challenge 244 to use a wreath on your card.

Supplies: Paper - DCWV A2 card, scraps of various greens
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts CL890 Holiday Greetings
Die - Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Wreath
Other - foam tape, Copic Markers, Michael's dome gems, craft ribbon

Ugh - had to make another sympathy card today; a friend's dad passed away after a brief illness. Luckily I had stamped several sets of fuchsia flowers when I made a previous card so I just made a duplicate of that design. Then I made another Christmas card I'll be sharing in the near future. Now it's time to take inventory for September occasions - there are a bunch coming up so I'll need to get busy on those cards! How far in advance do you make your cards? Just curious - I try for at least a couple weeks, usually a month, ahead.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Merry Monday to keep up that Christmas card production!!


Betty Keefe said...

wow - all those leaves look fantastic! cute card

Rosemary said...

your wreath is absolutely fabulous, linda!! great card!!

Lin said...

A beauty of a wreath, Linda, and the red sequin/berries and the pretty ribbon are lovely additions.! I generally check a month ahead for upcoming events that I'll need cards for.

Jean said...

This wreath is on my wish list! Beautiful use of the die set! Sorry to hear about your friend's father.

Greta said...

I love wreaths & yours is so full & beautiful, Linda--love the ribbon & the score lines!