Merry Monday 123

Monday, August 25, 2014

I've been absent from my stamp room for a few days but was anxious to get cracking on some cards for the upcoming week.  First up is my card for the Merry Monday challenge, the challenge where we try to inspire you to get a head start on your Christmas cards.   This week our challenge is brought to you by Bonnie who would like to see a wreath on your card.



As luck would have it, I don't actually own any wreath stamps but for years I've been getting by in the wreath department by using a snowflake stamp.  That's right.  I said snowflake stamp.

I don't want to steer you wrong and give the impression that I invented this, but some years ago I stumbled on a card that made a wreath out of continuously stamping a snowflake image in a circle.  Well, I was so impressed by the wreath that I tucked the info away in my brain and take it out for occasions such as this!  I've made this wreath lots of times and I love it!

This card was also inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch (as was another card you will see later this week) because its classically clean lines are so perfect for a multitude of ideas. 


There are some fabbo wreaths to be seen over at Merry Monday, so do be sure to check them out.  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Snow Flurries, More Merry Messages (SU)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Mossy Meadow, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Accessories:  First Place Ribbon die (My Favorite Things); Banner Trio die (WPlus9); Berry Blend sequins (Avery Elle); burlap

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24 Responses to “Merry Monday 123”

Shelly said...

This is so pretty! Love the wreath!

Lisa said...

I like your wreath Jen, it looks kind of wispy!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wreath stamp or not Jen, this is such a fabulous card, it turned out fabulous and I do not have one either! ;)

Katie Melhus said...

Simply stunning, Jen! I love this and the snowflake idea is brilliant :)

Linda Callahan said...

Those snowflakes mad a beautiful wreath! Love it!

Terri D. said...

I just love this card! I'll be digging through my snowflake stamps to try and duplicate your creation! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

You don't need a wreath stamp when you can make this without! This is fantastic, Jen! One of the prettiest wreaths I've seen! Hope you have a creative week!

joeytipping said...

Clever, clever, clever. I love your wreath. I'll have to try that myself. Do you lightly pencil in a circle first and follow that outline? Loved your card!

Lesley Croghan said...

Aren't you clever to make your own wreath..I would not have known it was not a wreath stamp. Perfect design for the sketch!

Scrap all'Alba - by Silvana said...

very nice and elegant !!

Claire said...

What a brilliant way to use a snowflake stamp Jen! I'd have never have guessed. Love how you've used the sequins!

Marybeth said...

Love your snowflake wreath! So very clever Jen! Beautiful card!

Stampingcountry said...

Lovely Clean and Simple design! Your burlap banner was a nice touch.

Karren said...

You are too clever and whether it was your original idea or not, this is fabulous! A snowflake stamp for a wreath - who would have thought! Those "berries" look good enough to eat!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very creative way to stamp your wreath. Looks amazing!

Lori said...

well...well...well...I don't have any wreath stamps either - THIS is a genius idea!! Love it Jen!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Jen, super pretty design! Love how you created the wreath and use of buttons!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Deepti said...

Oh my my this is the prettiest wreath ever !

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Jen, I love your creative wreath.

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!

Chrissy Larson said...

LOVE this!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty Jen! Love the touch of burlap!

Deanne :)

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a creative wreath Jen and cute how you added the banner using burlap!

Shelia said...

Oh my goodness! I cannot believe you made this wreath with a snowflake stamp!! It's lovely! I'm going to have to try this!!