Hello fellow crafters! It is nearing midnight here and I decided to do a quick post before heading off to bed to share my project for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! For September, the Challenge is to create a card with a wreath. I've been thinking about this challenge for a couple of weeks now, and I finally got down to making something tonight after the kiddos headed off to bed. This is my card set for this month's Blog Hop:
Once I knew the challenge had to involve wreaths, I wanted to get started on some kind of Christmas card set. I wanted to create a stamped wreath out of a stamped image of Christmas Holly leaves, but all my stamped images of Holly from PTI were either way too tiny or just didn't look right. Then I remembered that I picked up a few $1.00 Christmas stamp sets from Studio G at Walmart last year. There is no name on this stamp set, just the Number on the barcode #WM0745, and it includes several different Holly leaf images. The image I chose to create my "wreath" ended up being the perfect size for the front of my card! I stamped the Holly leaves in Old Olive ink from Stampin' Up. Then, I used the little berries from Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Christmas stamp set that was designed by Dawn McVey. I stamped the little berries in Ruby Red ink around the "wreath". The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #20 Stamp set. I added some twine from Martha Stewart, and then put my card together. I used Kraft, White, Old Olive, Ruby Red, and White cardstock.
I love the way the set came out, I am definitely in the mood to get started on some more Christmas cards now! I can't wait to see everyone else's projects! Thanks so much for stopping by, Happy Hump day!