Arrange A Wreath Easter Card PP534

by Joanne James28. March 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:


I got myself into something of a tizzy with this week's sketch and ended up making two cards - this one is for sure my favourite! I loved the inspiration photo over at Just Add Ink this week and thought an Easter wreath would be perfect for the shape in Anne Marie's sketch - take a look:


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

Arrange A Wreath - The Arrange A Wreath bundle is perfect for an Easter wreath and this is the only type of wreath I think I've yet to make with this versatile set! I layered two pale green leaf wreath diecuts, then stamped a variety of rainbow-coloured Easter eggs and nestled them in between the leaves, mixing and matching the patterns:

Pink Patterns - I decided to use a pink background for my wreath, again inspired by the JAI photo. I used a piece of Hydrangea Hill DSP in a soft Rococo Rose pattern. I wanted my vertical panels to co-ordinate but not be too busy, as I didn't want them to detract from the detail of my wreath, so I used some of last year's retired in-colour DSP in a gingham pattern.

Going, Going ... - Today's card features so many of my favourite things that will be retiring with the annual catalogue: The Arrange A Wreath stamp set and Wreath Builder Dies, the in-colour Rococo Rose in all its forms, and my favourite embossing folder, the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. If these items are still on your wish list, you should snap them up now whilst you still can! You can find links to them in the online store below.

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. 

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

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
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Enjoy your day; if you're in the UK, did you remember to put your clocks back? Whilst we lose an hour, the additional hours of sunlight are always welcome - British Summer Time is here at last! I am planning on pottering in the garden today and may have to start eating the Easter eggs that are accumulating in the James household - I know Easter isn't until next weekend, but the temptation is proving too much! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/28/2021 9:03:00 PM #

Oh that's so beautiful!


Patrice Easton
Patrice EastonAustralia
3/29/2021 12:17:03 AM #

This is a beauty, Joanne. Such a gorgeous Easter wreath. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink again this week. x


Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
3/29/2021 11:40:59 AM #

Hi Joanne,  You have combined the 2 Challenges perfectly.  I adore your little Easter Eggs.  Chantell xx


Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
3/29/2021 3:34:19 PM #

So cute!  I love that subtle rainbow of eggs and your ribbon treatment!  I have so much left of this ribbon; I'm inspired to cut it up a bit to use some more of it!  Have a great week!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/29/2021 9:09:05 PM #

Love this and I recognized your inspiration right away!  You captured the feeling of that pretty wreath perfectly!  I am sad it isn't being carried over, as I really wanted to get it!  Just beautiful!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/29/2021 9:57:37 PM #

Wow! What a beautiful card, Joanne!  Great color choices! Your ribbon treatment is the perfect touch.  I was finally going to get the wreath set and dies, and now I am saddened it is leaving us.  Have a wonderful week!


Rochelle Blok
Rochelle BlokAustralia
3/30/2021 2:33:54 AM #

Such a gorgeous card Joanne! I love the combination of the gingham DSP and the rainbow wreath. Makes for a fabulous Easter creation. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo


NancyUnited States
3/30/2021 2:18:42 PM #

This card screams everything Spring! I wish I have a wreath on my front door as lovely as this!  Excellent card Joanne! Take care!


Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
3/31/2021 11:43:17 AM #

Joanne, I love gingham, I love Linen Thread, I love this Bundle.  You put it all together perfectly.  This is the prettiest Easter wreath I've seen.  Best to you always!


Carol L
Carol LUnited States
4/2/2021 2:28:41 PM #

I just love your take on this sketch with that pretty Easter wreath! Those colorful little eggs look so cute mixed with the greens and all tied up with a pretty little bow! This is just beautiful!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/2/2021 6:18:14 PM #

Joanne, this is just fabulous!  I love this beautiful Easter wreath and all the colorful eggs make me smile!  The pink and white gingham and the little bow are so pretty!  I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend!  


jaydeeUnited States
4/4/2021 7:27:20 PM #

Joanne, this is just gorgeous.  I love the Easter wreath.  I love the colors you choose.  The gingham is the perfect finishing touch.  Fabulous take on the sketch, my friend.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/5/2021 1:01:12 AM #

Absolutely darling, Joanne! Love how those bright eggs pop and the gingham background is so sweet. Awesome ribbon treatment, too. I struggle with that scalloped ribbon and this looks great. Thanks for rocking my sketch! Hugs!


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