12.05.2012

The Wreath Tradition


Three or four years ago my mom began a tradition I just love!  She started it after we visited her house at Christmastime and I commented on how pretty the wreath hanging on her door was and how fresh it smelled.  She gets them every year, but a few years ago she started sending one to me too!  Now every time I walk through my front door from late November to early January I think of my mom and how the wreath is hanging from her door too.  She says she does the same thing.  It's a special way for us to stay connected even though we live 600+ miles apart.

 
Here is the card I made to thank mom and dad for sending us our Christmas wreath this year.  I wanted to use a wreath on the card, and discovered I have a stamp with a wreath on it.  Who knew?  I've only used one other stamp in this darling set.  Something I really need to remedy.


Happy You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Happy You (hostess)

This card would be easy to mass produce.  It's a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" square card, but you could make it a standard size card and leave the bottom blank, add a sentiment or add a ribbon and bow.  


While taking these pictures I decided to add some Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler to "bling" it up just a bit.  Here is a picture of it with the glitter glue still wet.  I think it adds a nice touch.



The inside of the card is decorated as well.


Best of all this card was easy because I used this week's sketch from Retro Sketches.   You still have plenty of time to play along if you like their sketch too.



Creative Blessings,
Heather North


Stampin' UP! Products Used~
Paper: Snow Festival DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Baja Breeze
Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Happy You (hostess)
Misc.: Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler, Punches, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits

3 comments:

Mum of 4 said...

What a beautiful wreath and story to go along with it. Lovely tradition your mom started. :) Love your card too!

Smiles, Laurie said...

Love the tradition and the ties of love! Merry Christmas Season!

Nathalia O'Connell said...

What a fantastic tradition! And the card you made is perfect thank you!