November 07, 2012

Another way to use ....

...  Cherry Blossom from Spellbinders.
It makes you think of summer months and beautiful pink and white flowers.

It is a very useful die for your crafting "Stash" in it's own right  and it will make some beautiful additions to my cards as the weather warms up again.

But because of the cost of these dies I didn't want to waste it in the winter months ...  so it has to work for me to get more from  any  die that I buy.

So on went the thinking cap and this is the result....
A Christmas Wreath

I have cut lots of the branches in all the sizes and I have added Glamour Dust to each one to represent ice.

I used the middle sized flowers,   cut  in two shades of red and layered up,  alternating the shades,  and  each has a tiny Diamante in it's centre.

I found some red and white gingham ribbon in my "Stash" which fit the bill perfectly,  and the bobbly cord was added underneath.

I layered up two co-ordinating papers and used the ribbon and bobbles to cover the join then  added the bow with a gemstone to cover the knot.

They have been matted and layered onto Kraft Card.

The sentiment was stamped onto a circular card and then the branches arranged around the circle ... cutting them if needed to make them fit to create the wreath.

I dotted the layered flowers in the branches and glued the bow in place.

The Diamante strip is from  Want2Scrap   and I have cut the two sizes to fill the corners on my card.

So this will be going to somebody this year to wish them a very Merry Christmas

Hugs xx


  1. Gorgeous card love the wreath how clever. Caroline xx

  2. Lovely card Christina. When using glamour dust - do you use a little glue first?

  3. Absolutely beautful... love these spellbinders!!!! I love the layout!

  4. Just love this card will give it a go. Hope the finished article looks as good as yours. Love the blog keep up the good work

  5. This is so creative and fabulous!! I have that die and can't wait to try this!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. This is so beautiful - love the wreath, how creative. TFS

  7. What a fab idea and something I would never have thought of doing... I love all the inspiration you give using dies :)

    Debbie x

  8. Brilliant idea Christina Thanks xXx

  9. Beautiful card Christina! I definitely want this die now:) Thanks for sharing!
    Sherrie K


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