Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Christmas Wreath...in July?

Yes! Another Christmas card in July!
I just got a new die (the olive leaves) from Sweetstamps and had to try it out. I got inspired by a card on their blog made by one of their DT members...Thank you, Irena! It has a similar wreath on it that I really, really liked so....I said, "I'll do that!" And here it is:


I may add a tiny sentiment tag that says "Merry Christmas" coming out from under the jingle bells...haven't decided yet. I kinda think it is busy enought already.


I don't usually take pictures of my cards "in-process" but I really liked how the card looked at this stage. I used the paper I had die-cut the olive leaves from as a stencil and made a base layer of leaves in 2 green inks. I could have stopped there I guess, but the plan was to use my new die, so I continued.


After making a circle of leaves, all attached with spray adhesive, I added a couple small jingle bells and tiny red bow for an accent. I'm liking that textured cs too!

Ingredients:
dies- Sweetstamps "Olive Branches" & "Elegant Leaves"
& Spellbinders "Card Creator, Fancy Ribbon Threader"
inks- Memento "Bamboo Green" &  Stampabilities "Lime Green"
Adhesives- Aleene's "Tacky Spray" & Zots
embellishments- ribbons, bells...from my gigantic stash!
all card stock is also from my stash and scrap box


Challenges:
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - #127 "Christmas Greenery"
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com - #111 "I don't need more" (embellies!)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca - #67 "Photo inspiration: Christmas"
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com - #95 "Christmas in July"
http://adieforasketch.blogspot.com - #14 Sketch (turned upside down)


Thanks for stopping by today! Any and all comment are SO appreciated!

23 comments:

Monica Edwards said...

Beautiful beautiful card. Love how you used the die to make the wreath. Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com

Carolyn L. said...

Love, love your card. Very clever use of those bells. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Roxie said...

Nice wreath creation. I like your ribbon and bells accents. Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps.comchallenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just fabulous- and I am glad you showed the visuals- this would make the perfect Christmas card!!! Love the graduation of green colors and the shimmer on the bells! Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps.comchallenge!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Gorgeous wreath! Love the varying greens with the gold and red! Cute jingle bells too! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

Nancy said...

Wow! You've created a beautiful Christmas card, Sandie! Thanks so much for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!
You also have a very pretty blog design! I've snooped around a little bit and decided that I really need to join up! Thanks very much! :o)

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, gorgeous die cut details. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons for our Christmas in July Challenge.
Pauline
x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome design, love the layers of leaves for the wreath and love how the ribbon threads through the card. Thanks for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com

~ Kendra ~ said...

LOVELY!! Will have to try this sometime, such a wonderful effect!! Lovely design!! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

Embellishments said...

Great Christmas card with the flip sketch. Love the die and the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at A Die for A Sketch :-)
~Steff~

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous design, love the lacing and your wreath is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch.
Hugs Kelly

Sheila said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining in the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is stunning!!! I love how you used the dies on here, thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com!

Wio said...

Hey Sandie, this is pretty! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges...

Gaby said...

Wonderful christmas card!
Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!
Hugs, Gaby

Pia S said...

Your Christmas wreath looks fantastic - what a great idea to combine stamps and die cuts! Beautiful and elegant!

rudlis said...

Wonderful christmas card! I love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com

chanya13 said...

Beautiful christmas card - love colour combo and bells. Love the die and the tutorial. Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!
Hugs Agnieszka

M said...

What a fabulously crafted wreath - cleverly made and a beautiful effect. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!
Marina

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a beautiful wreath and gorgeous card. Very nice!

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spiratinal Challenge!

Jo said...

Gorgeous....love the threaded ribbon & those teeny jingle bells are just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Bianca said...

That´s really a wonderfull card for christmas season! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca