Wreathed in Joy

what a beautiful sign of Christmas, when these start appearing


11/20/20231 min read

Innovative Design Styles for Your Cardmaking

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs. Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s Get Started:

Cream Card Base: 5.5 x 11, scored and folded at 5..5

Burgundy Border: 5.25 x 5.25

Cream Card Face: 5 ⅛ x 5 1/8

Card Face:

  • I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape and went over the entire surface with light green ink.

  • I removed the stencil and wiped it off.

  • I rotated the stencil slightly and went over the entire surface with a medium green ink.

  • I repeated the process one more time, this time with dark green ink.


I used a punch to create the bow in the same cardstock that was used for the border.


  • I glued the burgundy border to the card base, centering on all sides.

  • I glued the card face on top of this, again centering on all sides.

  • I used a glue dot to secure the bow.

  • I added burgundy gems around the wreath randomly. (Although they appear black in the picture, they match the bow quite nicely.)

Final thoughts:

I really love this stencil, and I’m very happy with the effect I got by changing up the colours and rotating.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Dotted Wreath, A Colorful Life Designs

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Bow Builder Punch, Stampin' Up! (retired)

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Bergundy Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Cream Card Base & Card Face: 110 lb Michaels