Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Smile is the Best Christmas Decoration wreath card

Hello All!  Kathy Jo here sharing a Christmas wreath card using the heart warming Quietfire stamp A Smile is the Best Christmas Decoration.
A Smile is The Best Christmas Decoration - Mounted
The wreath may look intimidating or time consuming but after you do one you easily get into a wreath making groove and you end up wanting to make several!

Create 5 1/2” square tent fold card with white card stock. Cut red card stock to 5 1/8” square. Next, cut a piece of wood grain paper (I used My Mind's Eye) to 5” square. Mount to card front.  Stamp sentiment onto vellum paper with black pigment ink and heat emboss. Die cut using Spellbinders' Circle die.

Now is the inky part!  Randomly ink green card stock using Distress ink in Forest Moss and Vintage Photo. Dry.  Punch out wreath branches.  (There are many branch die cutting options available and I used Martha Stewart's branch punch.)
Apply glue only to the perimeter of the bottom of the die cut sentiment and mount to card front. Apply glue to the perimeter of the top of the die cut sentiment and layer branches as shown.  (I found it was easiest to start at the bottom of the wreath and stack the branches clockwise.)
Create bow and glue to bottom of the wreath.

You can make the wreath as thick or thin as you would like.  My wreaths consisted of many branches so I ended up using one 8.5 x 11 paper for two cards with some scrap left over. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!  

OH!!! And don't forget to check out Quietfire's Super Amazing Awesome sale!!!  (That is not the actual name of the sale but it should be!)

Hugs, Kathy Jo


  1. This is terrific, especially against that wood background paper.

  2. Wow! This is amazing! It looks real!!!!!! :O)

  3. Wow..... Amazing.....stunning card!

  4. Very nice and simple card. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Awesome card. I think this is the best wreath card I have ever seen.

  6. Gorgeous Kathy Jo-- I have that punch too and love it. Beautiful card!

  7. GORGEOUS card Kathy Jo!!!
    LOVE the sentiment, LOVE the wreath and LOVE the background paper too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  8. Great card Kathy Jo!! Love the wreath & the sentiment!

  9. Love the card and the sentiment is spot on! TFS!

  10. Stunning card! Those branches are amazing! Absolutely gorgeous!


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