Sunday, September 25, 2022

Cottage Wreaths for PP610

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Jaydee is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
If you have visited me before, you probably know Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE! They are just a great way to jump start your creativity. I love looking at the card layout then going through my stamps to see what jumps out at me. So many possibilities! Jaydee’s sketch this week is a fabulous one for sure. I know I will be using it again and again!  

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
For my card, I decided to use the (new to me) Cottage Wreath Bundle. The Country Wreath Dies have lots of fun little details to create festive wreaths for all seasons along with the coordinating Cottage Wreath stamp set. I didn’t actually use the stamp set on this card, although I had intended to initially. As I was building the wreath, I found that the dies alone got the job done. I needed a little bit of a larger sentiment for this layout and decided on the Go-To Greetings stamp set. This is just a great basic sentiment sent with those most-used greetings in three different fonts. I reach for this set a lot! 

The color combo came about from a piece of home decor I saw on Pinterest, so i decided to create a little “hanging” wreath. I have been playing a LOT with traditional fall colors lately and wanted to create this card with more of a softer "farmhouse chic” vibe. I looked through the colors in the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper and loved the softness of So Saffron. I always love yellow and gray together, so added Gray Granite to the mix. Then I popped in some greens (Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam), Soft Suede for accents and a metallic gold bow for a fancy finishing touch. 
If you’d like to watch a video showing how to put this card together, I shared it on my Facebook Live today. You can catch the replay over on my YouTube channel HERE. Please be sure to subscribe while you are there! :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Gray Granite Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Garden Green Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Gray Granite Cardstock: 3” x 4-1/4"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-7/8” x 4-1/8” 
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 3” x 1/2”, emboss with Timber Embossing Folder and punch both ends with Banners Pick A Punch
  • Gray Granite Cardstock: scrap to die cut wreath outline and leaves
  • Garden Green Cardstock: scrap to die cut wreath image
  • So Saffron Cardstock: scrap to die cut leaves
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: scrap to die cut leaves
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock (gold): scrap to die cut bow image
  • Festive Pearls and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1/2” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I had a few left over leaves from the front of the card, so I added them in with a little strip of DSP. I didn’t add a sentiment to leave plenty of room for a handwritten note to say hello to a friend. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 30th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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  1. Beautiful Card! I love the layout and the fall color combination <3

  2. A gorgeous card, Anne Marie! The gold bold really sets off the wreath. The So Saffron paper truly adds to the farmhouse chic vibe. LOVE it! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Anne Marie, I love this card! So cute and cozy and great job with the sketch! Have a great week!

  4. This wreath is adorable, and I love the soft colors you used...especially that gingham background! The gold bow and accents are a perfect way to gussy it up a bit!

  5. This is just lovely Anne Marie! The fresh colour combo really makes it for me - I love the lighter feel it gives your fall- inspired card. Great job!

  6. Such a sweet card, Anne Marie, I liked hearing how you came to your color combination. I find myself using variations of yellow and green together a lot, probably because green & gold are my college colors :) So Saffron is a lovely alternative to the rusts and reds of fall!


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