Leaf Punch Christmas Wreath PP368

by Joanne James29. October 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! The clocks went back last night here in the UK so whilst this heralds the official arrival of winter, it also means an extra hour in bed - bliss! It's the fifth week of the month and the turn of the lovely Jaydee to host this week. She has a tic-tac-toe board to challenge our creative juices:


Tic-tac-toe week is always fun as the gallery is full of so many different creations as each of us work with a different combination of squares. For once I knew exactly where I was going with this one: straight across the middle. I took the opportunity to make another Christmas card, this time a larger 6" x 6" square card - take a look:


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

Leaf Punch Wreath - I used my leaf punch to create the oversize Christmas wreath on my card today. I stamped a whole bunch of leaves using each of the stamps in the 'Painted Harvest' stamp set in Garden Green onto Garden Green cardstock, then punched them out and layered them around my heat-embossed sentiment. Whilst this punch is part of the Painted Autumn Suite in the seasonal catalogue, today's card proves it will stretch beyond autumn into spring, summer and winter seasons too. 

Watercolor Christmas - The sentiment on my card is from the 'Watercolor Christmas' stamp set, that co-ordinates with the Christmas card kit of the same name. I love the big, bold scripted sentiments in this set! I know this set will be a 'keeper' for me, long after this catalogue is gone. I decided to heat emboss my sentiment in gold onto Basic Black cardstock, to tone in with the rich colours of my designer series paper border.

Grab Some Tartan -  The tartan border on my card uses one of my favourite patterns in the Around the World Designer Series Paper pack. This is one of the packs of paper that is included in the 'Buy 3, Get 1 Free' designer series paper promotional offer. This offer runs until the end of October so you have three more days to take advantage of this offer - why not stock up today? Just click on the links in the table below to go straight to my online store.

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

This card really isn't post-friendly because of the depth and fragile nature of the wreath and bow, however will be perfect to hand-deliver to someone special - it really is very pretty in real life and makes a great statement card.

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 
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 our board this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'll be 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 (8) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
10/29/2017 2:09:51 PM #

Such an elegant card, Joanne!  I love any plaid with black and you've kicked it up a notch with the gold embossing--the black and gold really make the red and green pop.  Genius use of the leaf punch--fabulous card, my friend!


LaurieUnited States
10/29/2017 10:58:28 PM #

I just LOVE this! The wreath is beautiful,and I really like that plaid,too. SOO festive!!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/30/2017 12:29:24 PM #

Wow, this is amazing....that big wreath really packs a punch!  And somehow, I missed those little heart elements....what a sweet addition to the ribbon!  The Scots in me LOVES the plaid; makes me smile!


sandymUnited States
10/30/2017 9:58:32 PM #

Joanne your wreath is absolutely gorgeous! I love the leaves, they look so realistic. This beauty belongs in a frame!


Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
11/2/2017 2:30:51 AM #

Such an elegant and beautiful Christmas card!  That's a lot of leaf punching too and definitely worth it.  We turn our clocks back this weekend and I'm so looking forward to that extra hour.  Hope you're having a good week! Hugs, Annie


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/3/2017 12:36:22 AM #

Joanne, I just love this "MERRY" card.  It makes me smile!  The plaid paper is so beautiful and those leaves are so realistic!  WOW!  I agree with Sandy, you should frame this card.  I hope you are having a great week!  XX


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
11/3/2017 8:22:49 PM #

This is splendidly beautiful!  Love your wreath!


jaydeeUnited States
11/5/2017 6:35:17 PM #

Joanne, I love everything about this card from the plaid to the leaves to the wreath to the sentiment.  Stunning.


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