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Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas in July with Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath

Stampin' Up Wonrous Wreath Christmas Card - www.secretlifeofpaper.com

Christmas in July
Since this will be my last project for the month, I decided to make a Christmas in July card. And as luck would have it, it fits right in with Dragonfly Journey's Christmas in July Challenge.

Wondrous Wreath
I knew I wanted to use the Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath stamp set for this card. I bought it and the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelit dies back in April. Since it wasn't Christmas time — I never opened them.



I stamped the first layer of my wreath (the one with the most leaves) with Smoky Slate ink. The second layer is also stamped in smoky slate ink. Because I stamped with the same color twice, the areas of double ink are slightly darker. The berry layers is stamped in Real Red.

TIPS:
  • Each of the wreath stamps have a tab that protrudes off to one side.
  • This is to help line them up when you stamp multiple layers. 
  • It's VERY helpful to remember what position that tab is in when you stamp the first layer.
  • Keep each layer's tab in the same position. i.e. 6:00, 3:00, 12:00 — Just keep all the tabs pointing the same way.

Oh JOY
After I finished stamping my wreath, I broke out the framelit dies for some easy cutting. As I opened the package, I was overjoyed to see that the package of framelits included not only the wreath and accessories dies but also the words JOY and NOEL. I had forgotten they were in the package and the Joy was the perfect finishing touch for my card.


Bundle and Save
Purchasing the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Dies together in the Wondrous Wreath Bundle will save you 15%.




Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

4 comments:

  1. The real red and smokey slate are simply awesome together on this great card. Thanks for sharing. Love that DSP!

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    1. Thanks Penny! I really like this DSP too!

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  2. Hi Diana! What a BEAUTIFUL Christmas card! I just love Real Red and Smoky Slate together, and the Joy die cut too. Thanks so much for joining my Christmas in July challenge this week.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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    1. Thanks Jeannie! The challenge was a great chance to break out my Christmas stamps! :-)

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