TECC47 Snowflake Wreath

December 19th, 2008

I’ve been itching to make something with some kraft cardstock and Taylor’s Friday sketch tecc47-custom.jpg(TECC47 Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge – cupcakes not required) was just the stamping *excuse* I needed to play!  You are welecome to play along as well – you can get all the deets (plus see Taylor’s sample) by clicking here.

I started out by stamping snowflakes on the kraft panel with white and red Craft Ink.  I decided I liked the color combo of kraft with Real Red and Mellow Moss (it’s funny how I’ve recently rediscovered both Mellow Moss and Sage Shadow, neither of which I had used in ages.)  I was kind of working at this card backwards as I would normally choose my focal image first.  My intention was to find a Christmas or Winter image I could stamp onto kraft and color with Prismas Pencils or Copics or something, but when I went looking through my stamps I just couldn’t find anything to fit what I had in mind….so I went another direction entirely.


Recently I’ve seen a couple of cards with wreaths made from punched flowers.  Last year in one of my classes we created wreaths using snowflake stamps.  So I combined the two ideas to try a wreath made with punched snowflakes.  I have a Cuttlebug snowflake die that I had never opened so this was the perfect chance to try it out!  (ooo..check it out – it’s on sale at eP!)  I punched a bunch of snowflakes out of Mellow Moss cardstock and sponged them with Always Artichoke ink and glued them onto a white scallop circle created with a Marvy punch and also sponged with the Artichoke ink.  I also had a brand new Nestabilities bird die and was so happy that the smallest bird in that set worked for the wreath I had created.  I added a bow with some red & white ribbon from my stash and some Kaiser Craft red rhinestones.  The horizontal panel is SU dp from the hostess Patterns pack and the wide moss grosgrain ribbon is from the TE store.  The sentiment is a rub on fromt he SU Chit Chat set.  Some faux stitching was the final touch.  I’m super happy with how this turned out!


Now it’s time to check out what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up this week

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro  
  • Monika Davis
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • And this week’s Featured Stamper is Karen Motz at the Paper Playhouse.

    Also you’ll want to be sure to stop by the Stamp a Sweet Impression blog to see who won the Top Chef contest and meet Our Friday Friend.  AND Taylor has just announced that the next SASI release is only two weeks away!  You are going to flip over the new sets – believe me!  It’s going to be a great way to kick off a whole new year of stamping!  *grin*

    Have an awesome weekend!


    17 Responses to “TECC47 Snowflake Wreath”

    1. loricraig Says:

      SHAZAAAAM!! This is the best, Jami! LOVE that bird! The colors are great! So, you are mass producing this one for 50 cards, right? I know you just love that kind of stamping! 😉

    2. Taylor Says:

      Soooo cute, Jami! I love the snowflake background and the cute little wreath… and you used your new Spellbinders birdie! Perfect!

    3. Jackie Pedro Says:

      Love your card, Jami! The wreath looks so pretty, and I’m a HUGE Kraft fan…

    4. Vicki Chrisman Says:

      Oh wow.. love your take on this weeks sketch! Darling!

    5. Stephanie Hargis Says:

      This is fantastic! I just love the wreath idea!

    6. waterpixie Says:

      I love this card, Jami!! It’s so charming!

    7. Monika/buzsy Says:

      What a wonderful card Jami! Love the way you used the snowflake punch. Great colors! TFS!

    8. Michele Says:

      This is gorgeous!!!

    9. Ana Says:

      ADORABLE Jami! Love that image 🙂

    10. angie Says:

      i found your lovely blog from a link on Taylor’s cupcake challenge. that first card is absolutely gorgeous!! how nice of you to explain how you made it too.

    11. Amelie Says:

      I love it! I think you JUST inspired my next Christmas card for next year. You are SOO creative. Thanks, my dear.

    12. bolha Says:

      Gorgeous card. Love that snowflake idea.
      x Natasha x

    13. Donna B Says:

      pretty card, Jami!

    14. Louise Charlton Says:

      Your card is gorgeous! Love the snowflake wreath and bird!

    15. HB Says:

      Jami, this is sooo adorable! I love the wreath! What a great idea!!!

    16. leslierich Says:

      This is beautiful, Jami! So warm and nice. I love it with the bird. Merry Christmas!

    17. Sharon Harnist Says:

      OMGoodness, how darling is this?!! Love that sweet bird sitting in this custom wreath, Jami!

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