Saturday, November 24, 2012
After counting the Christmas cards that I've already completed for mailing this season (fifty already), I realized I was short three. So, I made this one thinking it would be quick. In reality, the wreath itself took far longer than I planned. All the little branches were punched and each time I punched, the punch would get stuck. I persisted and glued each down on a cardstock ring and then added the bow before adhering it to the cardbase. I used a die to cut the frame and adhered it with dimensional tape. I toyed around with the idea of adding the sentiment at the bottom, but put it inside so I could keep the clean and simple look.
This is the first year in over 15 years that all of our card recipients are not receiving the same card design. I have had a great time creating many different designs and it was equally fun trying to figure out who would get which card. My husband and son helped with this part. I enjoyed hearing their reasons for selecting each card. I've learned that they both truly appreciate the cards that are CAS.
Cardstock frame: DCWV, Fiskars Fuse die # 0081 scalloped square
Wreath: scrap pieces of green cardstock, EK Success Tree punch
Adhesive: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, Scotch Quick Dry, Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape