Sunday, November 6, 2022

Cottage Wreaths for PP616

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely Claire is hosting our Theme Challenge.
This “Give Thanks" Theme Challenge is so perfect for this time of year. I don’t know about you but I always need thank you cards and this one would work for that or it could even make a nice Thanksgiving card, don’t you think? Please join us over at The Paper Players and share what you make!  

*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: 
As soon as I saw the challenge I was inspired to create my card with the Cottage Wreaths stamp set and coordinating Country Wreaths Dies. I haven’t really used Autumn colors with this set yet and felt like the time had come. And yes, I used the same pattern of He’s the Man Designer Series Paper on my card LAST week. As a matter fo fact the Early Espresso and Crushed Curry layers are the same as well. Go with what works, right? Ps: I can’t believe I’m using this much Crushed Curry lately. Who AM I?? 

I added a pop of Texture to the background with the Timber 3D Embossing folder and a little pop of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper to fancy things up a bit. I love that paper, it adds a little hint of shine along with the coolest texture. How about those little bitty leaves and acorns? They are so cute and the perfect Autumn accents for the wreath. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Early Espresso Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Timber 3D Embossing Folder and add Soft Suede ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 2” 
  • Distressed Gold Specialty Paper: 3” x 3” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”, stamp wreath in Crushed Curry ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp leaves and acorns
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 1-1/8” x 3/8”, heat emboss sentiment 
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4”
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 1/2"
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added a leftover strip of DSP and attempted to stamp a little scene with the colors from the front of the card. Do I love how it came out? Meh, it’s not my favorite. But hopeully the recipient will appreciate my efforts. Haha! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our ”Give Thanks” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday November 11th, 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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Anne Marie

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  1. You can never go wrong with a beautiful fall wreath! I love the little extras you added behind the sentiment too! The embossed background adds a nice earthy touch as well! Just lovely!

  2. Beautiful card, Anne Marie! I love how the sentiment stand out so well embossed on the Early Espresso, and the little gold accents are perfect.

  3. Anne Marie, this is gorgeous! I LOVE the embossed background on the gold! This wreath is beautiful and I love the bow and twine, too! Thank you for making my challenge shine! I hope you are having a great week, My Friend!

  4. Anne Marie, this is elegantly done! Love that stamp set and dies!

  5. Great minds think alike Anne Marie - this wreath set is so versatile and I love how you've mounted it and the little leaf and acorn embellishments you've added. A lovely seasonal thank you card!

  6. Beautiful, Anne Marie! Great color choices! The embossed Crumb Cake cardstock contrasts perfectly with the Distressed Gold paper, creating a look which is rustic with an elegant touch. LOVE it!

  7. Ann Marie, I love these gorgeous colors - they are so rich and warm and the touch of gold is just perfect. I love the little acorns surrounding the sentiment, too. hugs


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Anne Marie