In case you didn't know... Michele and Tracy love all things cardinal, so you'll likely see it in the store if there's a cardinal on it! Anyway, you can imagine how thrilled they were to find stamps and dies in cardinal designs! Made this card with them in mind...
Punched out the wreath using the Martha Stewart Crafts holly punch. There are two sizes, but this is the smaller size. Instead of using the little bitty dots for the berries, I decided to use my crystals by Kaisercrafts. Sooooo much easier than trying to adhere these teeny tiny dots onto my wreath! Plus they come in various sizes, which give a nice look to the wreath. Then all I did was add the cardinal in the middle of the wreath and a bow. The sentiment was a little trickier to do... cut a strip of 1/2" white cardstock and stamped the Happy Holidays sentiment on it. Then I folded the cardstock back on each end and then forward so that it looks like a banner. Then trimmed the ends for a finished look before adhering to the card.
- Cardinal stamp and die- Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders
- Happy Holidays sentiment- CC's Designs
- Holly punch- MS Crafts
- Crystals- Kaisercrafts