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2/04/2017

Christmas Card Club - Festive Foliage

Hello and welcome to 2017's Challenge 3 at our Christmas Card Club, where a group of card makers share the season's cards every 2 weeks. This Festive Foliage theme was selected by our team member, Rachel.

I decided my festive greenery would be in the manner of a layered wreath.




- Base composed of a tan layer and a darker brown layer of Gina Marie Wreath Die set.

- Next layer from a snippet of green DP - Gina Marie Leaf Die

- top layer also from a snippet of c/stock:  Poppy Home for the Holidays Wreath die

- ribbon cut from Impression Obsession DIE026-0 (Fancy Ornament Die) [snippet]

- Sentiment: Frantic Stamper (FRA-DIE-09650) [snippet]

White Stitched square (don't remember what company), then traced the die to create the green faux mat.

- holly background paper, more festive greenery.

- used some VOS of sticker circles to add some holly to the wreath...and called it done!!!

Please check out what my team members have shared on this fun theme. Their blogs are listed on the right side bar!

Thanks for joining me today, and come again when you have time!!! Big hugs, and prayers to those in need of them. Have a wonderful afternoon.

51 comments:

Loll said...

You layered wreath is so pretty and had lots of dimension, Mary. The "HO-HO-HO" is so fun! xx

Sheila H said...

Again, your dies and layering are outstanding, Mary. This is another gorgeous Christmas card.

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow! Love your layers, Mary! What awesome dies too. This is SO festive. Love it!

JennyH said...

Love your layered wreath Mary, now I know I neeeed a wreath die : )

Valerija said...

This is really beautiful. Love teh dies you used.
Valerija xx

Greta said...

Beautiful layered wreath, Mary!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Fab card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comments.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love your die cut wreath and it's beautiful layers Mary. The shimmering red bow and lettering along with the berry bling add a beautiful festive touch.
Lorraine

Rita said...

Well Mary, your card is stunning, love the foliage wreath and the beautiful paper behind it too. Hope your well. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

beautiful Mary...love all the layering of the dies in different colours....adds such a lot of dimension and interest...fabulour sentiment! xxxx

Redanne said...

Oh Mary, this one is so beautiful, I love the wreath and the Ho, Ho, Ho is such fun. The Cardinal on the base stand is gorgeous too! Hugs, Anne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Mary this is absolutely gorgeous that layered wreath looks fantastic a wonderful festive make
hugs
lorraine x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah great work Mary, I've a Stamp that's a wreath, but 'tis very tiny, must get to make more cards for Christmas, well done dear friend.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Zoe Tant said...

Super card Mary. Seems wreaths have been a popular choice. Like your layering. Zx

Carol L said...

I'm fascinated with the way you layered all those wreaths and came up with one! That's layering genius in such a creative way, and the little red "berries" and tiny red bow tie this one up together perfectly! Love that schparkly cardinal pin too :)

Petra Swart said...

The layered wreath is so beautiful, Mary and I love the die cut sentiment that fits so nicely in it!!!! The little bow at the top is so sweet and so is the bg paper!!!!! So lovely!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning wreath and i'm loving the touch of shiny red too, Luv Sam x

Marilyn said...

Love the layered wreath!! Love the HoHoHo

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that pretty multi-layered wreath Mary! The fun sentiment is great . . . made me Ho Ho Ho! ;) have a very lovely Sunday my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pat said...

A gorgeous layered wreath Mary and pretty coordinating paper, and also love that fun sentiment. x

cuilliesocks said...

Super card Mary, your layered wreath is beautiful, love greenery paper too, perfect for the challenge.
Is that a little Red Cardinal brooch? It looks lovely, hope all is well with you, Kate x

Stampsnob. said...

If I keep coming here I will make Christmas before I want to You are very inspiring This is really nice ......Lis

jimlynn said...

So pretty! Love the layered wreath and the Ho, Ho, Ho sentiment makes it fun! Great card Mary.
Lynn

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute Ho Ho Ho this is on your fun card. I really like the holly leaf paper and it looks perfect with the wreath you created. I love your red cardinal. Is it a pin?

Bonnie said...

Lots of layers on this wreath just like the real thing! How fun to add the Ho, Ho, Ho!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful use of the dies Mary, love the ho- in the centre and lovely frame and paper too.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday
Hugs
Faith
x

Brenda said...

What a pretty Christmas card Momma Mary! I am loving all the layers of your wreath. I have the one Gina Marie wreath die set, but not the other ones you used. They look great layered together like that! I also love that ho, ho, ho die, too cute! You paper you used on the background is perfect to showcase this beautiful wreath. Hugs, Brenda

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Mary. I love your layered wreath. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Fabulous wreath Mary!! Great composition and LOVE that fun diecut sentiment, the bow and the dp background! The sparkling berries look fabulous!!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Love all your layering on you card Mary... stunning card
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! The wreath is so beautiful!! I love the red berries!! That ho-ho-ho is fabulous!! What a stunning card, my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet holiday card...love those gorgeous red letters for your ho ho ho!

rachel said...

Fabulous make Mary - I love what you have done! Hugs rachel x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very super card and your layered wreath is gorgeous.
So like the middle senitment too it's very great and works so well with the wreath.
Cute little bow, and so many wonderful snippets used too.
Super paper also.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
forgot to say I love your wonderful blog face.

pam said...

This is wonderful Mary, love how you have layered the wreath and placed HO across the center.
Pam x

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous wreath card Mary!

Sarah said...

Festive foliage always means wreaths to me and you haven't disappointed with your wonderful creation. Love the splash of red too. Hope you are well xx

Kathleen said...

Oh yes, this is a great card, love the dies and especially the HoHoHo, but I am not going to be tempted as I am on a 'must not buy anything for Christmas cards, this year"
Have a good week Mary.

Oh by the way thanks so much for dubbing me the Queen of PP.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Gosh this is totally stunning. Love all those coloured layers. Really gives the wreath depth. Love the bird display stand too. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty-stamper said...

Love the die-cut wreath and holly berry red hohoho
Carol x

Birgit said...

I love how you made the jolly into a wreath. Such a great looking card.

Birgit said...

Your layered wreath is beautiful Mary! The die cut "Ho Ho Ho" is just darling in the center. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. I just love visiting and finding new blogs to follow. I'm your newest fan!

Maxine D said...

Fabulous card Mary - love all the dimension on the wreath.
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

Loving all the layers on this wonderful card. The wreath looks fab but the sentiment steals the show for me. The pop of the red on the sentiment and the bow looks great!

Christine Harrop said...

Super wreath Mary and the matching backing paper is great. The "Ho Ho Ho" adds a fun element. Hope you are both well. Hugs Christine xx

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card Mary! I love the dimension you achieved on the wreath!
xoxo Olga

Carol said...

Beautiful festive foliage Mary. Love all the layers on your wreath and the sentiment die. Carol x

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Mary, a beautiful festive wreath and super die cut sentiment.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

Your layered wreath looks amazing! Dimensional and so pretty!

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic and creative, Mary! Love the ho ho ho inside your beautiful wreath! Love those layers!