Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

Hi!  Today I want to share a couple samples I made with the Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set; and, let you decide whether you think it is for cards or scrapbooking.  So often we look at a stamp set and immediately think we won’t be able to use it for scrapbooking, because it is a card making stamp set.  Than there are those stamps or sets that you look at, and can easily see them as multi-purpose.  I looked at Peaceful Wreath; and, immediately thought of the pretty Christmas Cards I could make with it.

Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

Once my set arrived,  I started playing around with the wreath using different colored markers for the leaves, stems and berries, trying to find which I liked best.  Once I had some samples done, I began playing with cherry cobbler and real red as the mat; and,  old olive and garden green for the card itself.  I knew I wanted the wreath to sit on the beautiful brick wall background made with our brickwall embossing folder.

Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

The sentiment on these three cards comes from a retired hostess set called Good Greetings.  Once I had a bow on a card, I decided it needed something, so tried our gold dazzling diamonds; and, liked the way it turned out.  The gold goes well on the delightful dijon I used to stamp the bow.  Unfortunately, the lighting doesn’t allow you to really get the full affect of the glittered bows.  They are so pretty.

Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

This is actually the fifth card, and by this time, I was ready to try something different, namely a scrapbook.  I began with white 3″ x 3″ squares, quickly alternating with the cherry cobbler.  I wanted a brick wall for the holly leaves, so added a 4″ x 6″ cherry cobbler wall.  The one time of the year I miss the snow is Christmas, so I had to add a white 4″ x 6″ softly falling snow embossed piece.  Next I added the wreath, and then the journaling squares.  For that I used the retired Just Journaling stamp, my “go to” for lines.  Not many layouts come together this quickly.

Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking

The Joy and Noel are in the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Set; and, the 2015 is from a retired die set.  I love how simple this page is!  Here is a close up of each side…

Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

I love these Holly leaf boughs!  Not real fun to fussy cut, but not bad if you only have one or two.

Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

And here is a close up of the wreath, so glad it has the framelit to cut it out! Peaceful Wreath: For Cards or Scrapbooking?

After playing with this stamp set, my opinion that it is a card making only set, has changed.  I can’t wait to try other scrapbook pages with it!  So, what do you think?  Is this set for cards or scrapbooking?  Or, maybe both?  I would love to see some of your projects with this stamp set, both cards and scrapbook pages!  At least leave a comment and let me know what you think about this stamp set.

Until our next visit,  Happy Stampin’ and Scrappin’ , Paula

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