Saturday, November 25, 2017

Winter Wreath

The current challenge theme for Dies R Us is "Snow." I created this holiday card with that theme in mind.

I originally was going to make an A2-size card, but by the time I put my wreath together, it was just too big to fit comfortably on that small a canvas. So I went with an A7 size instead.

I began by die cutting several branches from different shades of green cardstock with the Poppystamps "Garden Sprig" die. I also die cut a base for my wreath using two Spellbinders "Standard Circles SM" dies to make a ring. I glued the sprigs to the ring, just tacking them down & overlapping them to create a full wreath.

To decorate my wreath, I stamped & die cut several of the small flower from WPlus9's "Be Merry Florals" set. I also stamped & die cut a bow from the "Holiday Style" set from Sunny Studio. I glued those onto my wreath using Perfect Paper Adhesive.

For the window, I cut a rectangle of brown cardstock, & measured and cut out openings for the windowpanes. I also cut a piece of patterned paper from my scrap stash, that reminded me of wallpaper, for the front of my card. I cut a rectangle opening in that the same size as my window frame. After I backed that opening with a piece of acetate, I adhered the frame to the acetate with 1/8"-wide Scor Tape. I used the same tape to adhere my wreath to the window.

I cut & scored a white card base, and measured & marked about where my window would be on the front of that. I inked the area with Stormy Sky & Faded Jeans Distress inks, and then added snow with Simon Says Stamp's "Falling Snow Stencil" & Ranger Distress Grit Paste.

After the paste dried, I backed my window panel with foam tape, and adhered it to my card base. I added a strip of brown cardstock to the bottom for "baseboard," & this card was done!

I'm also entering my card in 613 Avenue Create's Challenge #203: "Anything Goes."


  1. Beautiful wreath creation Andrea! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything SNOW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Saw your card at 613 Ave C - thank you for sharing it with us Andrea! Have always liked "homey" scenes for Christmas - nicely done and very creative way to get in your snow for the one challenge and the 3D aspect for ours! Yea!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (

  3. That wreath is beautiful! What a pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Dies r Us!

  4. Beautiful card with the lovely wreath! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us!


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