Today’s design was inspired by this week’s sketch from Global Design Project. I saw a Christmas wreath.

By Su Mohr for #gdp262; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: In Good Taste Designer Paper, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Wreath Builder Dies, Sounds Of The Season Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas; #christmascards #holidaycards # holiday2020 #wreaths #wreathsoncards #christmaswreaths #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardsketches #cardchallenges

Christmas wreath with bells


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I wanted to hang my wreath on a beautiful wood background, so I chose my favorite wood texture from In Good Taste Designer Paper, 4″ X 5 1/4″.  This was layered on Gray Granite Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

I debated about the circle of leaves, but ended up choosing Shaded Spruce Cardstock and a pattern from Forever Greenery Designer Paper. The circular die used for cutting is from the Wreath Builder Die Set, and I cut one, leafy, circle from each paper. The patterned paper added nice variation to the leaves, don’t you think?


Before gluing the wreath to the wood, I prepared my sentiment,”Blessed Christmas wishes,” from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped it in Crumb Cake Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting. The most difficult part of the card was placing the sentiment among the leaves, while attaching it with Mini-Dimensionals.


That cute bow was also made with a Wreath Builder Die. I experimented with six different colors, and ended up with plain white. LOL! I didn’t want it to upstage those three, adorable bells at the bottom of the wreath. They were made with a Sounds Of The Season Die and Brushed Metallic Paper. 


For more inspiration, be sure to visit the blogs of the Global Design Project designers.


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