As soon as I saw this week's Freshly Made Sketches, I immediately thought "wreath". The only question was which wreath. In the end, I decided to go with my tried and true Christmas Pines stamps and Pretty Pines dies. These stamps and dies have been around for several years now and they are a must have for my Craft Room. Plus, I love the smell of pines, they make me think Christmas and happy memories.
I'll talk about today's Christmas Card first, but stay tuned, because I'll also share a few blasts from the past made with the Christmas Pines stamps and Pretty Pines dies.
The wreath was quite easy to fashion. I started by heat embossing in Gold my simple joys sentiment on a Cherry Cobbler Circle. The die-cut pines are quite flexible, so I simply bent and glued layers in a circle around my sentiment.
I used just a little artistic license using the 2 pine cones and a bundle of mistletoe for the bottom 3 circles on this week's card sketch. There are several different pines cones in the Pretty Pines dies and the all have lovely texture. I cut 2 from Early Espresso Card Stock. The mistletoe was cut from Old Olive Card Stock and the berries are simply Pearl Basic Jewels. My new Take a Pick Tool made applying them a breeze.
A Big thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's card sketch. If you're stuck in a rut, try a card sketch for giving your mojo a jump start.
Can you smell those lovely Pines or feel the magic of standing under the mistletoe with your sweetheart?
Have a fabulous day,
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