Wondrous Wreath for Pals Paper Arts

Today I am the hostess for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge! The colors are beautiful together yet I struggled with finding my Stampin’ Mojo. As the hostess, I wanted my project to be extra special. I am sure the pressure I put on myself didn’t help. Here are the color’s for this week’s challenge:


I was drawn to use the Circle of Spring OR Wondrous Wreath stamp set. After trying both sets, Wondrous Wreath won the starring role. I think the colors look striking against the Whisper White background.

Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath PPA315 - Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I showed it to my husband and he said, “Why did you use a Christmas wreath?” My heart sank but the more I looked at my card the more it made me smile. So I went with the card anyway.

The wreath is stamped using Old Olive ink. The first stamp was stamped off once before being stamped onto the card stock. The second stamp was “full strength” ink. I chose to use the flowers from the Circle of Spring stamp set. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits were essential in creating the look. [TIP: When using the Wondrous Wreath Framelits, cut out the center first then stamp the wreath.]

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits PPA 315- Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

The Dapper Denim flourish border from the Flourish Thinlits provides lacy detail to frame the wreath. A bit of Linen Thread and Regal Enamel Dots provide the finishing touches.

Although I struggled to get going, I am happy with my project. I hope you are inspired to play along this week. Please join us at www.palspaperarts.com

Thanks for stopping by!


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Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath Flourish Thinlits PPA315 - Michelle Gleeson


  1. Your wreath worked out so beautifully Michelle. Love how you used the Dapper Denim for those pretty borders.

  2. Michelle, this is gorgeous! I don’t think it looks like a Christmas wreath at all. I love the way it turned out, and I loved playing along with your color combination!

  3. You would never have known that you initially struggled with this gorgeous card… it came together so sweetly. Love the DD accents on the side… it is one of my favorite die cuts!! Thanks for the awesome color combo this week, Michelle!!

  4. Michelle, your card is so pretty! That sentiment is perfect ~ love the font! Thank you for this gorgeous color combination! I’ve so enjoyed working with it this week!

  5. simple & lovely – the essence of your style

  6. Lovely wreath but love the columns you created on each side!

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