Vintage Wondrous Wreath

I’m on a vintage kick now since The Paper Players Challenge got me wound up last week (when I made this card that Claire kindly picked as her “Cut Above” – thanks Claire! 🙂 )

It’s been a busy week, so I was excited to wake up on my own at 4:30am on Thursday to get an hour or so in for stamping and crafting before starting the day.

(I know – very strange – but it is that  [er ahem] ‘vintage’ here-she-goes-again phase of life where I am waking every night around 3 or 4am and often can’t get back to sleep…. )
You know – like everything else these days – I blame it on the meh eh eh eh eh menopause (sung to the tune of “Blame it on the Alcohol”).

Wondrous Wreath Hello Doily PP221 jlm

This week is a Color Challenge (PP221)  at The Paper Players to use Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Mossy Meadow to create any type of card.  Well the colors lead perfectly into Christmas, and Christmas leads perfectly into Vintage, and Vintage leads perfect into Hello Doily (again) and Stampin Up’s Wondrous Wreath!  I also discovered that Just Add Ink has a Texture Challenge (JAI#240), so I thought I would play along with that too since my card certainly has a lot of “texture” to it with embossing, die cut, brad, bow, and layers.  🙂


With some Pinterest inspiration I discovered from Maggie Patterson @ I Love Papercrafts, I created this version:

Wondrous Wreath Hello Doily PP221 jlm 2

For my stampin’ friends:  To make this card, I started with SU Very Vanilla for the Card Base, then added SU Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) framed in black and sponged on the edges to vintage up, along with curling up a bit.  The wreath and bow are stamped with Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla also, then die cut out.  The doily was done by stamping SU Hello Doily with Versa Mark on vellum paper, then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat embossed.  I fussy-cut it out – a bit tedious, but love the results.  I also sponged with brown around the edges of this faux doily to vintage it up (as well as every other piece on this card). The banner and Joy sentiment were done with the SU Under the Tree Specialty DSP.  Topped it all off with an Antique Brad and linen thread bow, and Voila – another Christmas card ready for someone special – because I kinda love this one…. especially considering it was done on one cup of coffee and even before the sun came up 🙂 .

Wondrous Wreath Hello Doily PP221 jlm

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Cheers & Hugs,




15 thoughts on “Vintage Wondrous Wreath

  1. These cards sort of fascinate me. First of all, congratulations on the “vintique” thank you card winning a prize. I really love that one. I was wondering how you achieved the look of an old book on this Christmas card. There’s special paper for it, I see? Who knew there was such an industry behind card-making? Very cool.


    • LOL Yes – there sure is an industry Barbara – like everything. But you know – you could use a page of an old book or piece of newspaper just the same. I just happened to have that as one of my stampin’ friends share some with me. Oh the scraps I have!!!! The creation process is what I so enjoy, and then being able to give it to someone, hoping they realize the love and thought you put into it, but even if now, knowing I did and enjoying the process. Have a great day my friend. I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you. 🙂 xo


  2. “Oh, WOW!” Those were my exact words when I saw your beautiful, vintage card, Jodi! Such a perfect way to use the SU Wondrous Wreath stamp. I haven’t used my sentiment dies on patterned paper yet. So, I will have to try it today. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Jodi! Warm wishes for a nice weekend! ♡


  3. Wow is right! What a stunning vintage creation. I think this is my favorite card I’ve seen using that wreath stamp set. Thye embossed doily behind really makes it jump off the card. Thanks for playing along with my color challenge this week at The Paper Players, Jodi!

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  4. Jodi, this is gorgeous! I did have a laugh at your comment about the “vintage phase of life”. LOVE the cut-out Hello Doily element, and your fabulous use of colour and texture on this card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  5. This is really lovely Jodi. The vintage style and colours are a perfect combination….A gorgeous variety of textures. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.


  6. Wow this is a gorgeous card Jodi. Love all your layers and textures. Had to laugh (and relate) to your comments about the ‘vintage phase of life’, I could have written it myself from experience over recent months!

    Thanks for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week.


    • Well – isn’t that so kind of you?! Thanks! It probably takes about an hour – once I come up with the design and decide what I want to do. I greatly appreciate your kind comment and encouragement.


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