Saturday, November 12, 2011


Pin It Now! Today's card is a result of three challenges I was inspired by. I am already so much into the Christmas spirit that I'm all over the web looking at gorgeous, festive crafts & decor.

I made my very own wreath of jingle bells last night! It's only 1-1/2" wide!

It really was easy. I strung Stampin' Up jingle bells onto a length of craft wire and then formed them into a loop. The naturally nestle together in pairs, giving them a nice rounded wreath shape. I then ran one end of the craft wire through the last jingle bell on the opposite end, gently pulled them together, and twisted the craft wire to secure. Like magic! Then I looped some cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon to "hang" it on the card, & embellished with a long, soft Pear Pizzazz bow. This wreath took about 43 bells. The come in a pack of 48 for $2.95, so it's almost a pack. Not bad for a pretty one-of-a-kind card!

I just love the regal look of The Sounding Joy. It is a really elegant set, and makes it easy to create a beautiful looking card.

Here are the challenges I used for inspiration...

PPA119 Pals Paper Arts. I loved her fair, glowing skin tone against the traditional evergreen & dark reds. And look! There are bells in there!

DEEsigns by Nina Dee. If you ever need inspiration, check out her blog. It's brimming with beauty. My long banner of Cherry Cobbler striped grosgrain was perfect for her challenge.

Wild Wasabi, Shimmer White
The Sounding Joy
Jingle Bells, Basic Rhinestones, Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler & Pear Pizzazz, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Sponges, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Snowburst Embossing Folder
Craft Wire, Oval cutting tool.

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. I saw your card on the Pals Paper Arts blog and just had to come to your blog and tell you how beautiful it is! I love your jingle bell wreath!

  2. Your wreath is adorable made out of bells! Wonderful holiday card!

  3. this is soooo sweet, cute jingle bell wreath...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy 8~*

  4. Wow Erica! This card is FABULOUS! I love that jingle bell wreath - Too cute! :) Thanks for playing along at Pals Paper Arts AND my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! :)

  5. Ooooo!!! Stunning card--LOVE that jingle bell wreath! :) Found you via I {Heart} Ribbon. :)

  6. Hi there , I saw your card on pinterest and wanted to tell you how much I like the card. the saying and the little jingle bell wreath -too cute!