Monday, December 13, 2010

Feastive Wreath Card with Joys of the Season & Heirloom Ornaments Nesties

Oops!  I *just* checked my blog and discovered that it never posted this morning.  So sorry.  
I was wrapped up in Christmas cards and had not anticipated that blogger would mess with  my post!

It's a festive Christmas BBTB2 Monday and I have a new project to share.  The challenge cut of the week at the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog is the wreath from the Joys of the Season cartridge.  My confession is I had never cut this wreath before.  But after this weekend it just may be one of my favorite cuts from JOTS.  Isn't it funny how we can be introduced to new cuts even when we are part of a design team?  That is one of the best parts of a design team; well that and the wonderful design team sisters!

Do I even need to tell you that I used Cricut Design Studio to design my card?  The Gypsy would have worked just as well, but I am addicted to using my laptop.  I placed two of the wreath shadow cuts onto the mat, flipping the second wreath so that it was a mirror image of the first.  I used the Hide Select Contour feature and removed the open centers from both shadow cuts.    I nudged the two shadows together and welded each so that they would cut as my base card.

I cut the top layer of wreath in a light green Core'dination cardstock, and the accent leaves in a medium Core'dination cardstock.  I added highlights with Copic markers.

For the center of my card I used the two smallest sizes of Heirloom Ornament Nestabilities.  I used a decorative stamp on a piece of smooth white cardstock and stamped in red and cut out one of each size ornament from the image.  I then cut out the center part only of the second from smallest ornament and stamped it with an ornament stamp and a Merry Christmas sentiment.  I added the three ornaments to the card using pop dots.  Pen accents were added on the ornaments and on the card to represent the ornament hangers.

From the side you can see that I used deeper pop dots for the ornaments and smaller dots forth accent leaves.  For the berries, I used a 1/4 inch hole punch and glued the dots to the wreath. As a final touch I added the fun red and white striped ribbon to the card. 

Inside the card I cut a four inch circle and stamped a Christmas greeting in black Staz-On ink.   Below is a final look at the card.  While I love the heirloom ornaments, this card would be cute with a Cricut cut sentiment in the middle of the wreath. One last comment, this card goes together quickly so if you still need to create a few cards, this card would be perfect for last minute Christmas Cards. 


  1. I just love your design, Susan. Those ornaments hanging in the center are the perfect touch. Really cute.

  2. Very nice wreath! I need to take a look at that cartridge a little closer for all its treasures.

  3. Susan - GORGEOUS colors on your card ! I love the bright eye-popping blue and the greens are so perfect !! The ornaments are a darling addition as well !! Great card !

  4. Oooooo...I love the bright blue background. What a gorgeous color combo!

  5. Neat design on this wreath card. Great colors!

  6. I really love your card and the special effect of the ornaments....great stuff.

  7. Love the bright colors you used, Susan, and those ornaments ROCK! xxD

  8. I'm addicted to my laptop too! It is usually on my lap while I am playing with my Gypsy, LOL! Love your take on the wreath! Especially the ornaments hanging!
    Maria :-)s

  9. Love this card Susan and the blue is a great color for this, never would have thought to use that but that's what I like about being on this DT, all the differant takes on all these wonderful challenges. And I have to agree with you about the laptop, I love mine too, better then the G. I've even taken mine in the car on road trips because I use DS more then the G, and I don't have a car cord for my G but I have one for my laptop, lol, go figure!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa