Sunday, 13 November 2016

Quick and easy wreath cards

Just popping in to post some quick and easy stamped wreath cards.
I started by stamping the two holly stamps from the Merry and Bright set (Catherine Pooler, SOA Candy Cane Lane collection) on a square piece of scrap paper to figure out the correct placement of the stamps for my wreath.Next, I used my stamped piece as a guide for posioning the stamps on my MISTI. After this, stamping the wreaths onto my pre-scored square cards was a breeze. Stamp, turn, stamp... I then stamped the berries by hand.

For the sentiment, I arranged the 2 sentiment stamps from the same set who I wanted them, making sure to leave room for the die cut Merry sentiment (Merry Labels dies by Cas-ual Fridays, included in the CCL collection) and stamped the sentiment on all of my cards.

I did some quick colouring of the holly leaves using alcohol markers and then adhered the die cut sentiment using a glue pen.

After I had done my stamping and die cutting, I decided I also liked how the wreath looked without colouring in the leaves. So out of the 4 cards I created, I coloured in 2 and left the other 2 without any colouring.

What do you think?

Stamping Sensations - Christmas greetings
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 70 Holly and Ivy
Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas including hand stamping
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
CHNC Extra - Always Anything Christmas goes
Sweet Stampers - 1 Weihnachten/Christmas

And of course I'm also linking up my card at Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge.


  1. I love how it looks without the colouring, in fact you could send them out and encourage people to colour them in at home. You know I'm all about colouring! Lol. Xx

  2. Fantastic! I love the way you've created the wreaths on your cards Marianne, great way to use a little holly stamp. I can't decide whether I like the coloured or non-coloured version better... they both look fabulous!

  3. Two lovely creations Marianne, I always enjoy seeing Christmas wreaths, I like both colourways but if I had to choose a favourite it wojuld probably be the first with the traditionakl colours.

    Have a good Sunday and many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  4. Wonderful card.
    My new challenge blog started yesterday, the card fits well with the topic. I hope to see you.

  5. Deze vind ik ook echt prachtig! Subtiele kerstkrans en de keuze van de verschillende lettertypes en positie. Het rood wat zich herhaalt. En dan nog heel verfijnde kleurnuances van de blaadjes. Een plaatje! Ik kies voor 1,maar 2 is handig voor jezelf, snel af en versturen maar.😘Ineke

  6. Love this CAS card design, so pretty and perfect Christmas colors too!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  7. Beautiful CAS christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge. We would love to see you again.
    Hugs, Daniela

  8. Lovely CAS card

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas This month

  9. Clean and simple - I love it :)

    Thanks for playing with us at the Sweet Stampers challenge.
    Hugs, Sonny DT

  10. A very beautiful clean and simple christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  11. Hallo Marianne, deine Karte ist so schön. Schlicht und genau deshalb einfach schön. Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast. LG Karina

  12. Such pretty cards, Marianne! Gotta love when they're quick and easy too! Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  13. What wonderful cards! And to think that I like the uncolored ones best... when everything always needs to have color for me, ts...

  14. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Holly and Ivy" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  15. Lovely and pretty cas style.
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  16. Maarianne, I think your card looks elegant. Very pretty and quick and easy can be proved it...Happy Crafting and thank you for doing the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.