Wreaths come in all sizes, and are decorated in so many different ways. The one thing they have in common is that they form a circle. Is that why we find them so appealing? The fact that they are never ending?

 

I had time to ponder this while punching leaves with my newly acquired Leaf Punch. It was a generous gift from Mary Fish for being one of her Pals attending the Stampin’ Up OnStage last week in Salt Lake City. The wreath was partly inspired by her also, because she used the same punch to make a beautiful metal wreath.

More inspiration came from the Fusion Challenge:

And, the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, where I used Circle-Elegant-Greeting:

 

I began by stamping the “circle” for the wreath from the Feelings of Christmas stamp set. I used Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip ink for stamping on Sahara Sand cardstock, and layered this on a Thick Whisper White card base. 

A leaf stamp from Painted Harvest was used for six of the leaves. Three were Whisper White, stamped with Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand, and three were Crumb Cake stamped with Chocolate Chip. I added “elegance” with three Copper leaves, embossed with the Softly Falling folder.

I placed mini dimensionals on the two side leaves, and a dot of glue under the middle leaf as I alternated the colors.

Linen Thread tied the Burlap Ribbon bow at the top.

 

The “greeting” is from Paisleys & Posies, and matches the Fusion photo almost exactly!

 

If you scroll on down, you’ll see pictures of other wreaths I’ve recently created. Clicking on them will take you to the details. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!