Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Doily Wreath

Good morning everyone! Are you glad it's the weekend? It was so nice to sleep in. And I could have stayed in bed for a long time as the weather has taken a turn for the bad! It is breezy and rainy and later it is supposed to snow - even here in the valleys! Yuck! Why does it have to be so early? And my poor husband will be working in it all day today. Hmmm... Maybe I will fix something hot and comforting for dinner tonight!! I also feel a head cold coming on. I would really like to nip that! No soccer game today, so I don't have to worry about getting cold and wet! We will see if the team we are supposed to play tomorrow comes over the mountains.

Lately I have been inspired by cards and projects I see on the Hero Arts blog. And I decided to make a few of them using Stampin' Up! products. So they had a card that used a doily stamp for a wreath. I thought, how clever! So I pulled out my doily stamps and made a wreath, too! I stamped the doily stamp (from Delicate Doilies) onto Crumb Cake with Always Artichoke ink. Then I punced out the center with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then cut around it. Then I sponged some Always Artichoke ink around the edges to make it a little more green (I also sponged some ink on the inside of the wreath). Then I tied a bow with Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and adhered it to the top of the wreath. The wreath is popped up onto a square of Crumb Cake which is adhered to a square of Cherry Cobbler which is then popped up onto a card base of Crumb Cake. I stamped the greeting in Crumb Cake and rounded the bottom corners of my card base. The final thing I did was to add the "berries" to the wreath. I used by sharpie pen and colored a few rhinestones before adhering them to the wreath. All in all a pretty simple card! Thanks for stopping by and have a most wonderful day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four the Holidays, Delicate Doilies; Paper- Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler; Ink- Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, rhinestones, 1 1/4" circle punch, sponge, dimensionals


  1. oooh I love this! I will be casing this for my class next week!

  2. Very pretty! Just got this set and will have to give it a try.

  3. What a great card and a great use of the Delicate Doilies stamp set.

    I have CASE'd the card, but used the wreath from the Winter Wishes stitched felt. I think I will be making this card at a private class I am giving next week. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love this idea. Hope you don't mind if I case it. I will definitely credit you! TFS.

  5. very beautiful...

    If you want... I'll like to make the same card to my class next week.


  6. I got out my doily set tonight- first time I have opened it!!! Thanks for the inspiration- I will mention your blog when I get it posted on mine tomorrow......late Love it!