A Wreath with Festive Flurry Framelits and the Christmas Star

Christmas Star Wreath

Hello!

I am enjoying my Festive Flurry Framelits and new single stamp from Stampin’ Up!, Christmas Star. It’s after Halloween and everywhere I go I am hearing Christmas music so I bet you are at least thinking about your holiday decorating! I saw this color combination in the Color Coach and decided it would be a fresh twist on a holiday wreath.  I went with the Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon, wrapping it around a wooden wreath.  It really is the perfect holiday ribbon!  Then,  I stamped four Christmas Stars in Tempting Turquoise and scored them, which gave them a really nice 3-D effect.  The large Flurry Snowflake was stamped and cut out with the framelit.  The second and third snowflake framelits were fit together and run through the Big Shot on Silver Glitter paper.  Brights Glitter Brads were used on the centers of the large snowflake and stars for a little added glitz.  The bow and holiday stems were the final touch for the wreath.  This wreath came together so easily!  You could definitely have it done in no time at all.

Just one more detail that you might like to know: The snowflake was heat embossed with Tempting Turquoise embossing powder then heated again with the heat gun and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice so that it would have a nice sparkle.  I took a photo of it after I cut it with the framelit:

snowflake

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Festive Flurry (#131778/131781), Christmas Star (#134813)
  • Paper:Whisper White, Silver Glitter Paper
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits (#132193)
  • Finishing Touch: Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (#132135), Brights Glitter Brads, non-SU floral stems

I would love to know what you think of my wreath!  Do the colors work for a holiday wreath to you?  Won’t you please take just a moment and leave me a comment?  If you have any questions, please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥

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Christmas Collectibles Meets the Challenge

Christmas Collectibles

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The stamp set, Christmas Collectibles, brings back some really wonderful memories for me when my family would decorate the Christmas tree together.  We didn’t have many fancy ornaments like this stamp set has.  We had lots of homemade ornaments that we made as children, and they were loved and cherished by each one of us.  So, when I saw the weekly sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week, I really wanted to play with those ornaments!  Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge, using Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake, so combining the two was an obvious choice for me today.

The card started out with Crushed Curry as the base, then Rich Razzleberry was embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder.  Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon was adhered to the back of the card then brought around to the front and adhered with Sticky Strip.  I had tried embossing the ornaments the first time around but ended up not liking it (shocking, I know!) so I stamped them again in Rich Razzleberry and really liked that better.  For the sentiment, I used A Banner Christmas (a GREAT go-to stamp set for this holiday’s cards) and stamped JOY, then fussy-cut them out, even though they are together on the stamp.  I used Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, which I didn’t realize was retired but I am so happy with the results that it adds.  I will be more than happy to share some with you if you need some to replicate this card!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Christmas Collectibles, A Banner Christmas
  • Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  • Cool Tools: Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Christmas Ornament Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon

So, there you go!  One more Christmas card done!  It is always great to get those done early, but if you need help getting your cards made, just let me know.  I would love to help you have more fun and less stress this holiday season.  Just send me an email and let me know how I can help!  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥

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