Friday, August 29, 2014

Love me some wreaths!

Good morning peeps! It's Friday!! Yay! If you are living in the United States and Canada, happy Labor Day! I'm sure you are gearing up for a long weekend! (and the unofficial end of Summer - but not according to the 7 day weather report I just saw - HOT!) Now there's a good segway for my card - a winter wreath! LOL!

Here's the inside:

As is my modus operandi, I'm getting this entered just under the wire at Merry Monday #123 - use a wreath, and the sketch from The Paper Players #210


I took a literal approach to my wreath by mimicking the MM inspiration pic. I just replaced the gold, silver, and red ornaments with rhinestones. ☺ I die cut the wreath twice from DP in two different shades of green. I knew I had these tiny bows somewhere, but I only found a pack of blue ones. Then of course, at the bottom of the box I found one off white bow. I could work with that. I dyed it red by dipping a paint brush into a bottle of Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist and painting the bow. It dried darker than I thought it would, but I like it. I found a stamp that also looked like a wreath, so I used that on the inside.

You still have (barely enough) time to enter these challenges. Gotta go and do that now! LOL! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Stamps: MME - Lost & Found Christmas
Ink: Clear Snap - Chestnut Roan; Ranger DI - Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough
DP: Creative Imaginations - Winter Woodland
CS: Recollections (kraft); Bazzill (beige, brown)
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Flag Tag dies; Poppy Stamps - Breezy wreath die; Tattered Angels - candy apple red Glimmer Mist; Cuttlebug EF from the James Set; rhinestones & bow from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue; Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. Ohhhh so pretty!! Love the bling on the wreath! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Christine, how gorgeous is this!? I love it! THANKS FOR PLAYING WITH THE PAPER PLAYERS!

  3. Your card is beautiful, Christine! I love the pretty bling! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  4. Gorgeous! I LOve all your sparkle..
    Such a good idea to dye your bow!
    Great take on the sketch.

  5. You can wish your Canadian sisters a happy LaboUr Day, too! ;) Your blingy wreath is awesome, and I do like how you dressed up the inside, too.

  6. That's one gorgeous iconic wreath, Chrispy!! I adore the bling!! Have a wonderful LD weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Awesome wreath, love the bling, great job on the sketch

  8. You PAINTED that ribbon red? Nicely done! I love me a good blingy wreath, too!

  9. Love the touches of rhinestones and amazing ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

  10. A perfect layout for this gorgeous wreath, Chris! I LOVE those big beautiful "ornaments"! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  11. Dying the bow was a genius touch! I love the rich colour you got. And the big ass rhinestones are perfect baubles!

  12. The rhinestones really make this, Chris! SO cute!


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