Seasonal Swirls And A Pine Cone Christmas Wreath

by Joanne James11. October 2021 09:00

I have card class this morning so am getting my blog post out early! Today I'm sharing a card that uses Amy's sketch this week over at Freshly Made Sketches:

My card is also inspired by a recent Inspired By challenge photo that I loved but didn't get the opportunity to play along with at the time ( you can read all about that here). I made another Christmas card for my growing pile - take a look:


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

Seasonal Swirls - Today's card features another Seasonal Swirls wreath, this time a Christmas one adorned with holly, pine cones and mistletoe pearl berries. This die set is perfect for making endless combinations of wreath decoration! I stamped a simple 'Noel' greeting from 'Tidings and Trimmings' in the centre of my wreath.

Not So Halloween Gingham - I used the central diagonal to accommodate a gingham bow with a (retired) sparkly jewel at it's centre. You may well have missed this ribbon in the current seasonal catalogue - it's on page 51 nestled amongst the Cute Halloween suite, but I think this ribbon is a winner with all-year round appeal. 

An Acetate Trick - For the other two elements of diagonal detail, I used some of the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate - but featured the reverse side which is a lovely silver colour, rather than the lilac/pink front. Using the reverse makes this great for adding a touch of festive metallic to those festive projects:


I was initially a little unsure about the diagonals on Amy's sketch, but I actually like the way the sit against my Christmas wreath and am quite pleased with how this card turned out.

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. 

Enjoy your day and 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 (7) -

Kim H Singdahlsen
Kim H SingdahlsenUnited States
10/11/2021 1:31:46 PM #

I love the layers you used on that wreath and so beautiful with the acetate. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
10/11/2021 7:27:45 PM #

I love this gorgeous wreath and the subtle touch of shine the acetate provides on this pretty card! So glad you joined in with the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week, Joanne!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/11/2021 8:25:23 PM #

Thanks for a great class today.  I've been really poor at my blog commenting recently, but getting back in the swing now. Love this card, and I'm definitely going to hunt that ribbon down in the catalogue!


Chrissie Stokes
Chrissie StokesUnited Kingdom
10/12/2021 10:10:18 AM #

Love this one... the colours, everything ... just fab!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/12/2021 11:37:35 AM #

Ah, you had me at the gingham ribbon...and then I fell in love with everything else!  Gorgeous way to use those diagonals!!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/13/2021 9:11:58 AM #

Totally fabulous in its Christmas incarnation too! How have I overlooked this set?! The gingham ribbon is a great touch too.


VickyUnited Kingdom
10/14/2021 9:01:50 PM #

I SO nearly bought those wreath dies and of course I’m regretting that I I didn’t now!  What a lovely card Joanne with the pine cones, the gingham ribbon and the strong diagonal background. Vicky x


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