Wondrous Wreath Circular Christmas Card

by Joanne James4. September 2016 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the lovely Jaydee to host this week and she has a great theme for you to work with:


What a great theme this week - so many possibilities! I rarely make a circular card, so decided today I would give it a go! I have been on a roll with Christmas cards lately and a circular theme works perfectly for another one - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

An Oldie But Goodie - The Wondrous Wreath stamp set is a returning seasonal set that is in the current catalogue and is perfect for the theme of this week's challenge. I stamped both layers of leaves in Cucumber Crush, stamping off the base layer once first to achieve the two-tone green. I added some pearls coloured with a red Sharpie for my berries. I used my retired circle framelits to create my card base, using the largest circle. I knew there was a good reason to keep hold of these!

Pinecone Embellishment - My sweet wreath embellishment is made from the new Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon and some mini pinecone embellishments, tied on with linen thread. I love it when we get a new catalogue - there are always fun new trinkets and charms that are perfect for dressing up projects!

Merry and Bright - My banner is from the new 'Stitched With Cheer' stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper - I just can't get enough of it! This stamp set is another that co-ordinates with the existing Bunch of Banners framelits dies - always good to get more mileage from existing items you own :-)

Such a fun card! I made a bright green envelope to co-ordinate too using my Envelope Punch Board so this card is officially good to go - another one for my stash.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's theme.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
9/4/2016 2:39:41 PM #

The wreath was meant to be in your circle card!  Beautiful holiday card!


jaydeeUnited States
9/5/2016 12:42:13 AM #

Joanne, I love the rich colors of your card and the little bow with those sweet pinecones is the perfect finishing touch.  The round wreath in the round card is so perfect and is guaranteed to stand out on the fireplace of the recipient.  Absolutely fabulous.  Thanks for rocking my challenge this week.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/5/2016 2:49:35 PM #

Very pretty, Joanne!  I think a wreath is a perfect accompaniment for a circular card!  And I love those little pine cones....(can you hear me squeal with delight?)....I would love to have a bracelet made of them!!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/6/2016 7:58:42 PM #

Joanne, what a perfect circular card!  I still love the Wonderous Wreath set!  The beautiful colors of the season are reflected in this awesome card!  Those little pinecones are just perfect, My Friend!  You rocked this challenge!  XX


sandymUnited States
9/6/2016 9:46:43 PM #

So cute! I love those little copper pinecones!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
9/6/2016 10:35:14 PM #

Absolutely fabulous, Joanne!  What a great idea for Jaydee's theme and every little detail is perfectly executed.  I adore those bitty pine cones and how you've showcased them here.  Such a sweet card!


LaurieUnited States
9/6/2016 11:21:26 PM #

Totally awesome Joanne! That wreath is so pretty, and I think those pine cones are so tiny and adorable. That copper embossed sentiment is perfect!


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