Ribbon Christmas Wreath

 I stepped outside of my comfort zone this weekend and learned a new technique! I was cruisin through blogland this evening to see which challenges I wanted to enter this week.  The color challenge at Dynamic Duos was tops on my list.  The colors this week are Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand.  I went with Cranberry and Whisper by Close To My Heart for my colors.  If you have followed me for any length of time, you know it is impossible for  me to enter only one challenge!  I then came across the technique challenge at Just Us Girls.  I was so intrigued by the ribbon wreaths, I decided to give them a go!  If you want to make your own, you can view a video here.  The best advice I have is to not put too much thought into it.  If you overthink the whole thing...you will just get frustrated.  Just stick with the left, right loop thing and you will be good to go!

 I added a layer to the inside of my card to add stability to the front and kept it simple.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
G1043 Pear & Partridge WOTG Kit
X7157B Dakota Paper Pack
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Real Red Ribbon-SU
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1369 Red Button Assortment

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters-Use your favorite Christmas Stamps (The Merry Christmas stamp is my favorite one this year!)
Christmas Stampin All Year Long-Anything Goes
Southern Girls-Christmas Projects


  1. This card is beautiful Allisa! You have inspired me to try this new technique too!!

  2. This is just incredible! Love the colours and the cas layout and the wreath, of course. Off to check out that tutorial....

  3. Beautiful, Alissa. ;-) Your card is so pretty, and that wreath is just gorgeous!

  4. WOW - what a beautiful card with Christmas wreath, and you've chosen the most perfect DP as a background for it too! Love it!

  5. Your wreath is fabulous Allisa! Love how you combined the two challenges. The wood grain BG is perfect for your lovely red wreath and I love the bow at the top. So glad you took the plunge to try the wreath :) Thank you for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

  6. This is gorgeous! I never tried this technique but now I will! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos this week!

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Allysa - I was fascinated by that video too!

  8. Beautiful card. Love your pretty ribbon wreath.

  9. I love it!! I tried the technique this week too for the JUGS challenge and it was quite fun! Love the red against that wood background. And the twine on the bow is a great touch. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  10. I've never tried these wreathes, but this sure is pretty! Especially against the "wood" siding!

  11. Very cool card! How great to learn something new, too :o) Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  12. I see one of those wreaths almost every year and say I'm going to try it. It looks amazing Allisa. Stunning card! Hugs!

  13. Great cards Allisa, your Duos card is so cool.

  14. This is really brilliant, Allisa! I will definitely be checking out this tutorial!!

    (Thank you so much for your good wishes during my Crohn's flareup. I'm back home and doing pretty well. Can't keep me down!)

    Hugs, Darnell

  15. Wow! TFS! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Think Christmas Challenge at Southern Girls!

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  16. What a stunning card!! Love the wood background with the gorgeous red ribbon wreathe!!

  17. OH MY, this is awesome, love that pretty wreath on that background, so rustic and country!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos challenge!


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