Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Card Concept: Peace on Earth

There’s a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Peace on Earth. My Clean and Layered card was inspired by the gorgeous wreath with the big bow and the simple "peace" below it.
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This stamp and die set from Stampin' Up was a little late coming into my stash so I missed all the wonderful autumn possibilities. I already have multiple wreaths so I held out as long as I could but I eventually decided that this set had so many wonderful details, I just had to have it. 

With the inspiration photo, I wanted the wreath to be fairly full so I layered up a couple of different wreaths then added pinecones, gems and some golden sprinkles in the same paper as the "PEACE". The bow is not in the wreath set but I liked the big bow in the photo so found one in my stash.

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I'm actually in good shape with my Christmas card production.  I've been in very different places over the years - from absolutely in a panic when December hits to coasting in and being able to relax.  I much prefer relaxing.  Although this year, for reasons I cannot explain at this point, I am knitting some gifts - nothing big but enough that I still have some moments of panic when I look at my gifts in progress! So I seem to have substituted knitting panic for my cardmaking panic.  Oh well - the tree is up and twinkling at me and my Christmas music playlists are queued up - so it's hard to get too stressed!!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at The Card Concept. And I hope your Christmas cardmaking (or knitting or baking or decorating) is going well!!


Stamps: Stampin' Up Sparkle of the Season (just the pinecones)

Dies: Stampin' Up Seasonal Swirls dies and Playful Alphabet dies, Hello Bluebird Holly and Pine (the bow)

Paper: Stampin' Up Tidings of Christmas, Cherry Cobbler (with a sparkle applied to it), Evening Evergreen, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, gold cardstock unknown

Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Other: Altenew Window Slats 3D, Sunny Studio Ruby Red Jewels


  1. This is such a pretty take on that inspiration photo. I really like how you layered those wreaths - something I've never tried! It turned out gorgeous and good for you having your cards all finished and ready to send! I can only

  2. I love your wreath....and the shiplap...:)

  3. Lovely as always Kim! I actually have my Christmas cards done, too!

  4. Pretty card, Kim! I like the wintry paper peeking out!

  5. So stunning, Kim! If all your Christmas cards are layered this beautifully, it must take you all year to make enough!
    Good luck finishing all your projects!

  6. I'm glad someone else can't resist wreaths! Wonderful use of the inspiration photo! Love the background & pretty bow!

  7. This is fabulous! Your wreath looks wonderful against the embossed background. And I was delighted when I read your supply list and realised the window slats EF you used is winging its way to me from Altenew after their Black Friday sales :)


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