Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.

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Oct 24, 2010

A Couple of Wreaths

It may be a bit early for Christmas--but it's not too early for Christmas cards! In fact, I should add some Christmas music to this blog. Well--maybe I'll wait until November. =D

Anyway, I found some origami wreaths and thought I'd try my hand at one.


Kinda cute I guess. Then I added a bow and some red background paper...

Yep, that looks a bit more Christmas-y!

Then I decided to work on a card, but I wanted to use Christmas Sheet Music for the background. I found a free site online and just ran off a few pages. Then I punched out these circles from some leftover Christmas cardstock I had.


Here's what I put together with those two items. I added a bow and used a holly stamp for the corners.

The bottom was a bit bare, so I added a `Joy`stamp and framed it with some other cardstock. The black cardstock underneath it is supposed to look like a bit of ribbon.

I might just do this one with the Ridgeview residents. It was such an easy card to do and they`d have fun playing with the circles.

 Well, I guess that`s it for today. See you again soon!

Thanks for visiting!!


Carmen

5 comments:

  1. What fantastic ideas! I love both of the wreaths!

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  2. Honestly Carmen, you continue to amaze me with all your talents! I have to craft a wreath for a contest the company I am working for is entering. Once I figure out what I'm doing, I'll post it...you just gave me a great idea!

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  3. Thanks Christie! I can't wait to see what you make Renee...glad I inspired you in some way!

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  4. I haven't been here in a while....so sorry! And when I saw the wreath, I knew I had to visit. Love the idea! Your bookmarks were my Christmas gift last year. Perhaps I'll make these wreaths this year! (You were right; they needed "a little Christmas!)

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  5. Thanks Sue! They're so easy to make, and fun too!

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Thanks for the comments!