Wreath Christmas Card
A pretty wreath—a traditional symbol of welcome—is a wonderful way to wish your family and friends a happy holiday.
By: Karen Greaves
Skill Level: Easy
What You Need
- white card stock cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½”
- leaf and berry stamps
- green and red stamp pads
- glue dot adhesive
- 12” of ¼” red ribbon
What You Do
- Fold white cardstock in half.
- Stamp leaf images randomly in a circular pattern on white card stock. By stamping two or three times before re-inking, you get increasingly lighter shades of the ink color, which creates depth and shading.
- Stamp berries on wreath.
- Loosely loop ribbon to make bow. Mount at top of wreath with glue dot.
- Any shape of leaf—this one is a maple leaf—works for this card. Try a small pine bough stamp, too.
- If you're making a large number of these cards, do it assembly-line style by stamping all the wreaths, then all the berries, and finally, adding the bow.
- The eraser on a standard pencil can be used instead of a berry stamp. Just ink it with the ink pad and press it on the paper.
- Red sequins or buttons would also make pretty berries. Use a mini glue dot to affix them to the paper.
- Look at craft stores for small pre-tied bows.
- Precut white cards and envelopes are available at office supply stores.
Quick switch Simply cut around the wreath to make it into a gift card.
Try different stamps—small snowflakes (try shades of blue and gray ink) or mittens (try an assortment of red, orange, purple, yellow and green) would also be cute.