Saturday, 28 June 2014

Charmed Wreath Merriest Wishes Card - 52 {C}CT June Stash Challenge

It's Louise's last challenge of the month and she's going out in style by asking us to use a charm or charms on our cards for the 52 {C}CT Stash Challenge this week.


It's rare for me to use charms and when I checked my stash I had a pitiful lack which was a great opportunity to go shopping!  I bought some Marianne Design charms which come in a pack of eight - two each of four designs, the designs being deer, scarves, sleighs and snowflakes.  I decided I'd go mad and use one of each design so I've used four charms on this one card - yeah, look at me actually using embellishments rather than hoarding them LOL! 

A wreath came to mind whilst I was mulling over what card I'd make for this challenge and so I started by stamping and fussy cutting the wreath.  I cut a panel of Real Red CS, punched the corners and glued it to the front of a Pear Pizzazz 5 1/4" square card base.  I die cut a white circle, stamped the sentiment, dry embossed it with a snowflakes folder and glued the circle to the card front. To attach each charm to the wreath I pierced two small holes, threaded the charm onto silver thread, fed the thread through the holes and tied a knot in the back.  Once I'd attached all four charms I added the bow and popped up the wreath.  I then placed a sparkly silver domed circle at each corner of the card front and blinged up my wreath with some red gems. 

Here's the inside and the envelope.  

So now it's over to you, I hope you'll play along with our stash challenge at 52 {C}CT, I'm looking forward to seeing your charming creations!

Stamps: IndigoBlu 'Wreathed in Smiles' set, sentiments from Hero Arts 'Very Merry Christmas' clear set
CS: SU! Pear Pizzazz, Real Red & Whisper White, IndigoBlu White Perfect Stamping Card
Ink: SU! Pear Pizzazz & Real Red
Tools: Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder, Woodware Inverted Corner Rounder punch, circle Nestabilities die, 1 3/4" & 2" circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: Marianne Design 'Winter' charms, SU! Real Red stitched ribbon, PaperMania silver shimmer dome stickers, PaperMania red gems, 3D foam tape

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful Ruth, and the inside is just as gorgeous. Love the matching envelope too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill x

fabiola jaques said...

magnifique Ruth, quelle belle et élégante création, biz

Deborah Frings said...

Oh Ruth! I think your Christmas is absolutely beautiful with all those lovely charms - all the elements of Christmas! Great inside and envelope too! I think you must be the Queen of decorated insides/envelopes xx

meg said...

love the card each element balances so well giving a fantastic finish thanks for your visits and inspiration

Danielle Vincent said...

Squeal....Squeal again...Ruth this is just awesome! I LOVE this so much that I'm almost speechless. What a terrific card and a wonderful way to use those charms around the wreath. Truly in awe my friend!

Patricia H. said...

The festive wreath looks great adorned with the charms! Way to go with all the fussy cutting! Super job with the traditional color scheme, too.

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