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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It's time for another Twofer Challenge...

I love the Twofer Challenge Blog, and a new challenge has recently been posted:

I decided to create a card for each of the upcoming celebrations at our house for this challenge.

I have a pretty oval wreath die (unbranded), and wanted to use it for both cards.

For my Thanksgiving card, I simply inked the leaves on the wreath a bit and colored in the "twiggy" part with a brown marker. Then I added some copper colored sequins, and voila!, I had a lovely fall wreath. The "thankful' die-cut and the terra cotta-colored edging were made with unbranded dies and my patterned paper is by Stampin' Up.

I did some stamping (really old wood stamps - not sure of brand) and also inked around the edges of my panel.

To add a little interest, I added a terra cotta-colored strip and a sprig of leaves on the inside.

For my Christmas card, I once again cut the oval wreath out of dark green paper and then added some pine tree sprigs (Martha Stewart punch), as well as a whole bunch of tiny red pearls. Since it's a Christmas card, I decided a little bow was in order, but I thought it needed to be placed at a jaunty angle. I'm not so sure about that decision after looking at the photo.

"Merry Christmas" is an unbranded die-cut, glued to a little fishtail banner. I thought the banner needed a tiny bit of inking with Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges so that it showed up a little better against my busy patterned paper (Stampin' Up).

Because the front of my card is so busy, I decided to give the recipient's eyes a rest with a CAS interior. I think my stamped sentiment is by Penny Black.

This challenge is a lot of fun, so I hope you'll give it a try, too.

As I type this, I am watching the weather on TV. They say it's going to warm up to 40(4.5 Celsius). Since it's been getting down close to 0 (-18 Celsius). at night, 40 is going to feel downright balmy!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Pretty wreaths. I especially like the Thanksgiving wreath with the golden leaves. That thankful font is really pretty.

Darnell said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen an oval wreath image before and I sure like this one, Cheryl! I love how you transformed it from fall to winter and I can envision it as spring and summer! (Did you make four while you were at it?!) Both holiday occasions are delightful in classic autumn and Christmas colors and, as always, you did a remarkable job with the insides! Thank you very much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #11! Enjoy the balmy weather, lol! Hugs, Darnell

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful wreaths - I can't decide which one I like the best - so it is a tie.

Lynette said...

Two very lovely cards, Cheryl. Did you enjoy the "warmth?" :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Amazing how different this pretty wreath looks like in fall colors with sequins and combined with other greenery on the Christmas card! Both are fabulous!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, these are fab Cheryl! I love how you Christmasified (LOL I know that's not actually a real word!) your die, so clever to add the pine branches!
Enjoy your balmy weather, I'd still be shivering though ;)

Sybrina K said...

Cheryl, How clever to pair that wreath with those branches on that Christmas card, and I love the colors on both! So glad you played along with this month's Twofer Wreath Challenge. :)