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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

GDP233 Spring Wreath


Hello everyone!  Hope your week is going well and you're not going too stir-crazy!  I still am working at my church one morning a week, blessedly there are only two of us in one office and our desks are far apart!  The Global Design Project had a pretty color challenge this week:


Mmmmm....these colors remind me of those melty mints covered with non-pareils!  Yum!  But I digress....my SIL has a birthday coming up, so I made her a little floral wreath!  We both love bird-watching, so I added a cute little bird as well:


My wreath was cut from some Crumb Cake cardstock, using the retired Swirly Scribbles die.  I added some stitched flowers, embellished with pearls that were colored with Blends (such handy little things to have!), my little bird, and a bit of baker's twine from a Paper Pumpkin kit: 


It was adhered to a mat of Whisper White cardstock, diecut with a Spellbinders dotted edge die, then I added a sentiment from another past Paper Pumpkin kit not only on the front:


but also on the inside of the Pool Party card:


We can't be together on her birthday but she'll know we're thinking of her!

You might remember the orchid I had blooming a couple of months ago; here's what it looks like now:


I know I'm supposed to "train" it to go up the stick, but I never remember to do it, LOL!  I am enjoying them regardless!  One more bud to bloom and I think there are actually a couple more coming!  And my violet isn't doing too bad either:


Lots of little buds coming on this one too!  I just love spring!  No matter what is going on in the world, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the Lord is still on His throne!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pool Party, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Petal Pink, Basic Black
 Ink Pool Party, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Jumbo Pearls, Baker's Twine (both ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Birds and Blooms Dies (ret), Stitched Flowers Dies (My Favorite Things), Swirly Scribbles Die (ret), Dotted Border Die (Spellbinders), Blends, Marker

12 comments:

Claudia said...

I really enjoy your cards! Have a blessed day.

Vickie said...

Very sweet card LeAnne.. I think your Orchid looks pretty like that. Constrained looks old...very pretty

Kampin' Karen said...

I love that Spellbinders die and the colors you chose. Your orchid is lovely. I haven't seen violets like that since my mother and grandmother were alive. Memories! I never had any luck with them.

I Card Everyone said...

Such a perfect post for starting my day on a beautiful note, LeAnne! Darling birthday card, and gorgeous blooms - who could ask for anything more?
=] thank you!

Bonnie said...

Amen. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, flowers and uplifting words! Words to remember day by day.

Marti said...

Lovely spring card, Leanne. Pretty colors to work with. I love your orchid. Your violets are beautiful. My mother was always good with them; me, not so much.

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and the dotted border is wonderful! Your flowers are gorgeous too!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous card with those pretty colours LeAnne! I love your little wreath with the stitched flowers, and that amazing hemstitched rectangle that I'm seeing everywhere, and oh that little bird! Where is the little bird from? Vicky x

Lisa Elton said...

Oh goodness gracious is this card ever SWEET!!! Pretty blooms too!

Basement Stamper said...

Another great card, love the die cut with the flowers, makes the perfect wreath.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love your little decorated twig wreath LeAnne - so fresh and springy! Great flower photos too - my Grampa used to love African violets and had lots of them in his home. Apparently the key to success with them is water little and often but never get it on the leaves!

Lauren Hart said...

A lovely card LeAnn, that has inspired me to try a mini wreath card. Thank you for sharing this idea and for being a fellow participant in the Challenge. A well deserved win, congratulations!