Sunday, August 31, 2014

Merry Monday and Pals Paper Arts: Christmas Wreath

I'm right in the middle of the long Labor Day weekend and what better way to spend it than to make Christmas cards!!  After I post this we are heading out to the local Smokin' Brew BBQ competition.  What an odd mix of a day!  Fall festivities and frosty Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas Wreath

I love the mix of colors in this paper pack - Mistletoe Magic by MME. It's not a new pack but I still like it. The greens are "limier" than the traditional Christmas papers and the reds tend towards a brick color.  It's different and fresh.  So I pulled out one of my favorite Christmas sets that lends itself so well to simple cards - Signature Christmas by Clearly Besotted Stamps. I played around for quite awhile with adding some beads/pearls/bling on the wreath but I ended up leaving it plain because I like the simple pattern.

I used the wreath from the set for the current Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.


And since I love to hang wreaths - the sketch at Pals Paper Arts was the perfect inspiration (although I just noticed that they clearly want three layers so you'll have to imagine a green layer as the base!)


  • Stamps:Clearly Besotted Signature Christmas
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Brick Red, MME Mistletoe Magic 6x6 paper pad
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Limeade Ice, My Favorite Things Brick Red
  • Accessories: Clearly Besotted Signature Christmas dies, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm sequins, Hemptique 10-lb natural twine, Glitter Dust Iridescent spray (on the bow)

21 comments:

Kara said...

so pretty Kim!

Deepti said...

This is so adorable :) love the colors n the wreath !

Ginger said...

Love the balance in your card Kim! The sentiment is just perfect with the wreath. Thanks for playing with the PPA this week!

Lisa said...

Love the plaid paper with this cute wreath! Enjoy your day ;)

Marisa said...

Well done starting on the Christmas cards. This one is darling. Love the sentiment fonts. Enjoy the BBQ. Hubby would die to be there LOL!

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you didn't cover any of this pretty wreath, Kim! LOVE these colors and the plaid paper! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! (Around here they have a Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival during the hottest month.)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Kim, I love your blend of paper and colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Kristie W. said...

Cute Christmas card and great use of the sketch!

Greta said...

Oh wow--what a great card! Your inks match the pp perfectly--something I always struggle with.

Lisa Lara said...

I love PPP sequins, they just set off this card nicely Kim. This is CAS perfection.

Bobby said...

I love the plaid background and the simplicity of the wreath, Kim. I also like the fresher Christmas colors.

JD/ Jill said...

What a great Christmas card! Wonderful way to use the sketch! Very nicely done!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet! Love the simple wreath and that plaid background!

Rae said...

What a perfect interpretation of the sketch. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at PPA this week!

Just a Thought... said...

Very cute!!! What a fun card!! Thank you for playing with Pals Paper Arts this week!!

Windy Ellard said...

I really like the plaid paper and your hanging wreath is so adorable. Thanks for joining the Pals sketch this week.

mamichelle said...

Such a pretty card!

Kathy Straw said...

Lovely card. It's so clean and beautiful!

barb hendrickson said...

congratulations on your win this week at PPA!! Very cute wreath card!

cm said...

You work such magic with this CB set (and everything else you touch). Your wreath is stunning, and the sentiment absolutely lovely! Add the pretty papers, and the result is sheer delight. Gorgeous!
~c