TWO Cottage Wreaths Holiday Cards for the MMM Challenge

Two Cottage Wreaths Holiday Card by Secrets To Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

A new Make My Monday challenge starts today with the theme “Wreaths” and I am the host! Am I the only one who thinks of wreaths during the holiday season? When I chose this theme, I didn’t have anything current in my collection, so I purchased the Cottage Wreaths when we had a stamp sale a few months ago. The stamps are wonderful and you can also purchase the coordinating dies, which makes it even better! These two cards were so easy to make and would be suitable for any time of year. So, I did one for Thanksgiving and the other for Christmas.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit the Make My Monday Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

My Secrets!

Card #1

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, the Christmas card was made with a white card base, cut to 7-1/4 x 5-1/2 and scored at 3 to make a fast and very easy fun fold card.
  • After that, I cut the Joy of Christmas designer paper with the largest die from Ornate Layers and glued it to the card base.

And now, the fun part!

  • Once that was done, I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the wreath with leaves using Old Olive ink.
  • After that, I took the stamp that looks like fir branches and stamped those with the Old Olive ink all around the outer portion of the wreath to give it more fullness.
  • Then, I used the wreath die and cut Old Olive cardstock and glued it over the wreath.
  • Since the white background was a little stark, I splattered Gold Wink of Stella and cropped it out with the Scalloped Contours die.
  • Before gluing it to the card base, I wrapped gold twine into a bow around the lower part of the panel.
  • Finally, I cut the red bow from more designer paper and added gold Blooming Pearls to the wreath and the bow. After that, I colored one Polished Dot with the Dard Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker.

Then, the second card…

  • So, for the second card, I created the card base by cutting Copper Clay cardstock to the A2 size – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4.
  • After that, I cut the All About Autumn designer paper with the Radiating Stitches die and layered it onto white cardstock.
  • Then, I began stamping the wreath with Copper Clay ink in the same method as I did the first one. When it came time to cut out the wreath, this time I used more All About Autumn paper to give it lots of variable color.
  • After that, I splattered Copper Clay onto the panel, cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die, and adhered it to the card base.
  • Then, I stamped “Grateful” from the Cottage Wreaths stamp set into the right bottom corner with Copper Clay ink.
  • Once that was done, I stamped the bow in Copper Clay ink, added the Speckled Dots and a Linen Thread bow to glue down under the first bow.

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

  1. Allsorts
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. A Place To Start
  4. Crafty Catz
  5. Happy Little Stampers Christmas
  6. NBUS (new Stamp Set and Dies)
  7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  8. The Paper Funday
  9. A Perfect Time to Craft

Before You Go!

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Also, follow me on Pinterest
  • Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE

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December Paper Pumpkin news…

This kit includes:

  • 9 cards; 3 each of 3 designs (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 Acetate box to fit cards and envelopes from the kit
  • 1 Pebbled Path Stampin’ Spot
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • Embellishments
  • Specialty gold foil die cuts
  • Adhesive to finish the project.
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, gold foil, Old Olive, Pebbled Path
Product List for BOTH Cards

Thanks for scrolling to the end!

Well, we had a good run, I guess! Noah came this weekend with a terrible virus so we all had to mask up. But his Auntie Sarah wasn’t going to let that stop her from getting caught up on cuddles!


11 thoughts on “TWO Cottage Wreaths Holiday Cards for the MMM Challenge”

  1. Two stunning wreath cards Debbie,love the colours on the autumnal are and the layered stamping and diecut on the second.Hope Noah makes a speedy recovery

  2. Debbie, I love both cards and wreaths are always wonderful in my book. I do hope Noah recovers quickly and doesn’t share with anyone in the family. Thank you for entering your card at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies.
    Karen, DT

  3. Wow! I honestly don’t know which one I love more. Wreaths are just so versatile. Thanks so much for playing with us at the HLS Christmas challenge!

  4. Two super seasonal cards and especially like the one with the red bow, many thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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