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My planning for my gifts class next week, that is!  At least almost all wrapped up.  I am so excited to show you my card that is meant to go with the wreath posted here.  My initial inspiration for a wreath card came from Cindy over at Heart’s Delight Cards and her delightful work in the Holiday Mini Blog Hop.  Her wreath card is just stunning!!  After some playing with the idea, I realized that I needed a card that “matched” my wreath a little better.  I saw the SUO Challenge 5 for Punch Art and it got me thinking.  Here is the card that resulted:

So where, you ask, are the punches??  I am definitely not a punch art talent like so many you will see over on the SUO Challenge page, but I am pretty excited about this.  The wreath “form” is made using punches. 

You start with a 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and pop your circle out of Always Artichoke paper.  Make sure you leave room for the larger punch to go around the circle.  Next, center your circle inside the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and make your ring.

Cut approximately 12 inches of ribbon.  This may have to be adjusted based on the width of your ribbon choice.  My ribbon is the Always Artichoke Seam Binding which is 1/2″ wide.  Next, you attach one end of your ribbon to the back side of your ring.  I used Dotto so that I could reposition the ribbon a bit if necessary.  Then you just wrap the ribbon around the ring.

In the interest of space, I kept the pictures small but you can see them bigger simply by clicking on them.  Once I got all the way around, I attached the end to the back of the wreath with a Mini Glue Dot and trimmed the excess.  I put my bow on top of the beginning/end point to cover the overlap. 

The layout was still influenced by Cindy’s beautiful card and I used the Heard from the Heart sentiment.  I love the message in that one!!  I have to show you the wreath and its accompanying card together, of course, so here they are.

See how special it is to make a Handmade Holiday combination??  Stampin’ Up continues to celebrate the idea of the handmade gift with their Holiday Bundles (see sidebar).  On that note, Shelli Gardner from So Shelli (and the CEO of Stampin’ Up!, of course) has posted her Creative Challenge for November…Holiday Hellos.  I think this card fits the bill perfectly. 

I hope you have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!  More from the Christmas Gifts Class coming soon!

Stamp:  Heard from the Heart; Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; Accessories:  Seam Binding in Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke, Mini Glue Dots, 1 3/8″ and 1 3/4″ Circle Punches

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