A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Saturday, 3 February 2018

A Tiny Wreath

Back to Christmas challenges after a brief stop for a Valentine!  This week it's for the Merry Christmas Challenge where it's anything goes with an optional element of wreath.  I went with the optional element.  Here's my card:

I punched some pine branches from various green dps and glued them to a small die cut circle to create a tiny wreath, small enough to fit onto my die cut tag.  Love the way that tag adds the sentiment to the card!

I used some small bits of silver ribbon on the wreath and tag, and mounted everything on a piece of silver cs.  Added some silver gemstones to the wreath and it was done!

Paper - white cs, silver mirri cs, various green dps
Size - A2
Accessories - Impression Obsession word tag, Martha Stewart pine branch punch, silver ribbon, silver gemstones


  1. Beautiful silver, white and green color combination for your gorgeous tiny pine wreath on a tag CAS design, Susan. I have a small container filled with the same pine boughs. I love your idea of just a tiny wreath. TFS Susan and always inspiring me. Hugs..

  2. This tiny wreath is so pretty! Love the varying shades of green and that pretty tag!

  3. That is one, awesome die, Susan and love the wreath you constructed! How beautiful on the silver cardstock! You embellished this so tastefully too!

  4. Love that tag die, so stunning with your silver background and your green wreath:)

  5. Love all the silver on this card Susan ... so shiny and beautiful. That tag die is very cool! Your tiny layered wreath is just the perfect size for the tag. xx

  6. Beautiful card. I love that wreath. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

  7. Very pretty card. Love the tag and the wreath colors are beautiful. The background is so pretty. I love this darling card. Thanks for sharing over at The Merry Christmas challenge.
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  8. Oh, your tiny wreath is so cute! You’ve arranged the branches perfectly. Makes a wonderful gender neutral Christmas card.

  9. Ohhh this is gorgeous....Love that fabulous wreath and the tag die is special too. Also love the silver matting layer as it really shows off that gorgeous tag beautifully x

  10. What a pretty wreath you made, Susan! I love that you used various green dps. It's fun to see different colors here and there against the solid white and silver. The tag die with the sentiment is so cool! Hideko :-)


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