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Hostess Card with Twisted Burlap Wreath

I love to take poinsettias to Christmas parties…and I came across this fabulous stamp from Sparkle Creations with Charlotte delivering her own poinsettia – and I knew I had to use her for a hostess card! The fabulous papers from Little Yellow Bicycle’s “Once Upon a Christmas” line were the perfect ones to match with the idea.

I built a “scene” from the papers, with a home, door, wreath, and snowy extieror. This is an oversized card, 6×6, and thick enough not to want to mail it, but – as a hand-delivered card, we can treat ourselves to making something out of the ordinary! I counted up the pieces on this card and shocked myself – 46 pieces of paper!

I forgot to mention in the video that I adhered the wreath using Scor-Tape – that stuff sticks the ribbon fabulously well! I put it on the back of the wreath and then adhered it to the door.

I hope you enjoyed my crazy over-the-top card! The wreath would work just great on a card or project not requiring quite that level of detail, too J

Blog post by: Sandy Allnock


May Arts Ribbon Used:

  • May Arts twisted burlap – green 363-16 and white 363-09
  • May Arts velvet – red 389-18-14


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Other Supplies Used:

  • Sparkle Creations Poinsettia Lucy stamp
  • Copic markers


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  1. Kim H

    wonderful wreath tip, thanks for sharing.

  2. Denise Bryant

    Great card! I love the wreath on the door! Beautiful coloring on the stamp also, and fabulous papers!

  3. Lori Poffenroth

    WOW!  The details are amazing.  Loved the Christmas music in the video.

  4. Carmen

    Beautiful card – looks so old fashioned!

  5. Wendy Crowe

    What a great card!  The detailing is amazing!! 

  6. Debi Usselman

    Darlling! I too love poinsettias, the flower of the holiday season. thank you for an inspiring holiday hostess idea!

  7. Kristie Maynard

    Beautiful!  Love all the different elements on this card!

  8. Beverly Jordan

    Just a gorgeous idea!! So enjoy LYB teaming up with May Arts!

  9. wanda

    inspiring 🙂

  10. Ange

    Very pretty card! That is a lot of work.

  11. Margaret

    Great card…love the wreath idea, looking forward to trying that.

  12. Laura P

    My post from yesterday disappeared – weird.  Anyway, great use for the jute.  Love the house wall.  And all the layers on the woman – tons of detailed cutting there!  Fabulous card, Sandy.

  13. Sharon Y

    Lovely card!  The details are amazing. Thanks for the video. 

  14. Lee

    What a super card!  Thanks for the tutorial and teamin up with LYB ! Thanks!

  15. Frances Tawson

    Stunning card, Sandy!  God really blesssed your socks off in the art department didn't he?

  16. Natasha Poteraj

    The brick wall looks great. What a nice card.

  17. sharon gullikson

    WOW, that is a fancy, labor intensive card. I love all of the detail…

  18. Dorina D

    Amazing and detailed card with great colorwork and I loved the wreath. What a great idea and so fun.   TAhanks for the tutorial and sharing.

  19. Sue D

    What a fabulous card!!

  20. Mary S - Big Mamma

    What a fabulious card.  It's amazing!

  21. Robin Buchholz

    I love it, it's very pretty.

  22. Lara

    This is one awesome card! I could never part with it!

  23. Rawles

    Where's the like button????  Love it, great idea!

  24. Nikki C

    Such a pretty Card 🙂

  25. Pam Sohan

    Gorgeous card ! 

  26. Karen L K

    What a great scene you created.

  27. KellyG

    Wow, love all the details!  Great card perfect to go with your poinsettas that you deliver!

  28. Jennie W.

    So pretty!  Thanks for sharing 🙂

  29. Barb Ghigliotty

    Stunning card! Thanks so much for the video!!!

  30. Pat K.

    Awesome!  And I love the wreath…. very clever.

  31. Miriam Prantner

    What a wonderful card!  The wreath is great, and so many details!

  32. Emily H

    What a cute little lady! Love this card!

  33. Sandy Trefger

    Cute! Love the wreath and how the whole scene came together!!

  34. Jennifer Reynard

    So darned cute ! Just love this project!

  35. Cindy Krueger

    So glad you teamed up with LYB so I can discover an awesome ribbon.  May Arts is fabulous and I never knew you existed!


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