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September 7, 2011

Christmas Wreath

Well this is my first Christmas card of the year.  This week at Crafty Creations the challenge given to us by Dawn is "Anything but a Square", so I made this card 8 by 4 inches.  Our sponsor this week is Wags & Whiskers, join in so you could win some of these adorable images.
 
I didn't cut part of the wreath off on accident, I was following a sketch that had a partial circle on the front.  I thought that gave me an opportunity to make a Christmas card.  The wreath is made using the Martha Stewart branch punch.  I cut a circle base using my Cricut then glued each branch onto it.  The branch pieces were punch from pearl white linen paper.  It is so pretty and sparkly in person.  Plus all the bling I added to the wreath really made it sparkle.  The bottom area is also that same pearl white linen paper that I embossed using my Cuttlebug and a Christmas branch folder.

Every year I make about 50 Christmas cards and I try to make them all the same, it is easier for me plus then I don't get confused year to year what card I made.  I would love to make this as my Christmas card, but I just don't think I can punch out that many branches, I think this card took about 30+ and they are not that easy to punch out of heavy paper.   The Happy Holidays is a Gina K stamp.

So come on it is not that hard to make "anything but a square" and join in the fun at Crafty Creations.

It is time to get thinking about your Christmas cards and get started if you need some inspiration and want to join in a challenge check out this blog Christmas Crafting, I wll be entering this card there.  It has a lot of sparkle!

Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to read them, besides that way I knew you were here to take a peak.

Challenges for this card
Paper Take Weekly  Anything goes  ends  - 9/12
Whoopsie daisy  Bling it  ends  - 9/11

15 comments:

Judy said...

Donna,
I love, love this card. I hope you have a great day.
Judy

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful card. Love it!

meg said...

A beautiful card it must have taken a lot of patience to fix all the elements in place. Thanks for joining Christmas Crafting this month. Meg

marilynprestonn said...

Just love it Donna! Classy, Christmassy and oh so WOW! :)Peggy

Arline said...

Gorgeous card! I love the 'bling' on the wreath....lovely! Thanks for joining in with the Christmas Crafting challenge this month!x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card...very elegant. Thank you for playing along at Christmas Crafting!
Debbie x

Sharon said...

WOW!!!!! This is so so beautiful!!!
:)

Cricut Couple said...

This is Gorgeous! Happy Accident, because it totally looks intentional and makes the perfect card! Love it!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Gorgeous! I'm loving this color combo and the design. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope to see you again next week :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the way you made the wreath, must try that. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy. Marianne x (I have some candy on my blog.)

darcy48 said...

What a beautiful card love the wreath on your card, thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month good luck. Arlinex

Sara said...

WOW! That is truly beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Christmas Crafting.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very beautiful creation Donna, just love the sparkle! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Sheri said...

OH WOW! This is STUNNING! The texture and white wreath are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at WHOOPSI DAISY ;-)

Morgan said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Everytime I look at this card I find something new to oooh and ahhh over, well done! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month :o)