The Paper Players #520

 Joanne is hosting a theme challenge this week at The Paper Players!  Our new theme is It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! You are running out of time to get your holiday cards out in the mail!

Creating a Christmas wreath with the Serenity Cardmaking Stamp Set has been high on my to do list. While the majority of my Serenity Christmas creations have been in the blue tones, I decided to go with the traditional red and green. I love the 3-D effects of the wreath set, such a unique feature!  Here is a close up of the leaf details-

I am normally a stamp and then die cut person.  With this set, I highly recommend die cutting and then stamping. After stamping your image, you can lift up the leaf petals for a 3-D effect.  I hole punched circles out of glitter paper for a little added bling.  My bow is popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  The sentiment is from the Craft with Heart cardmaking subscription.  Here is a look at the complete Serenity Cardmaking Stamp Set-

My 3-D wreath is mounted onto a panel of White Daisy cardstock cut with the Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut. The panel is backed with Candy Apple cardstock. Super easy card to mass produce!

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • Z3905 Serenity Cardmaking Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts
  • Craft with Heart Cardmaking Subscription Stamp Set
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
  • X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock
  • Z3839 Scarlet Glitter Paper
  • Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z6512 Evergreen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z3681 Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut Die

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Color My Heart Color Dare-Traditional Christmas Colors
Cut It Up-Christmas
Inkspirational-Photo Challenge

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is so pretty! I have that wreath and still haven't used it - perhaps this is the inspiration to do just that. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  2. Allisa - like your card, love both the stitched background and wreath dies.

    Thank you for joining us tat Cut it Up for our Christmas challenge.


  3. Such a pretty the details! What a great card!

  4. I also like the lift up element to this stamp and die set! Lovely festive card and finished off nicely with the red bow. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

  5. How pretty! That is such a cool wreath die with the added dimension of the leaves! I like your background and the traditional look. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  6. Love this wreath...such a cool die to match and those little berries are perfect. Nice background too!

  7. You may have inspired me to get this die cut, very pretty and it looks good against the other background die... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare's Traditional color challenge.

  8. Beautiful, Allisa! I love how this wreath is cut out. There is so much texture. This is also seriously adorable paper. LOVE it!

  9. Wonderful wreath! That die and stamp set are so fun! :)

  10. Pretty wreath and gorgeous stitched die background, Allisa! So festive!

  11. So pretty, Allisa! Love the dimension on the wreath. I just noticed that my name is Anne Marie Cheating in the blog list. LOL!! Did auto-correct strike again?

  12. Allisa, I love that wonderful die with the pop up leaves. So much wonderful dimension. I love the background, too. Fabulous card. Hope you have a wonderful weekend

  13. Love it with the classic Christmas colors! Than you for joining us at Color Dare!

  14. Perfect traditional card, Allisa! The cut-out wreath is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #423.


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