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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Octagon Wreath

It's Saturday which means another challenge at Less Is More:

Use Designer Paper in a CAS Way
There's a tendency to forget about Designer Paper when creating Clean and Simple cards, but there is a variety of ways in which it can be used... without covering large areas of the card base.
Let's see what you can come up with!
I have hundreds of packs of patterned paper, loads have come free with magazines and loads more haven't even been opened yet! Am I the only card maker like this or is it a common trait?

This pack came free with a magazine a couple of years ago:

For all they are designed with summer fruits and jams in mind I thought they also had a Christmassy look about them...

I used my smallest octagon nestie and arranged the eight pieces in a wreath shape. Then just a ribbon and a simple greeting. I'm not 100% happy about the ribbon but c'est la vie!

Thanks for visiting



  1. This looks great. Very stylish. Sue.x

  2. This is a terrific idea Sharon!
    It looks fab!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. What an unusual Christmas wreath - great use of the pretty papers. Gill x

  4. I am always really amazed by the creativity of crafters on the LiM cards are so basic next to the skill of other crafters. I really love this for its simplicity and its elegance.

  5. What a creative wreath - love the combination of papers!

  6. Brilliant use of designer papers

  7. Congratulations on a very clever card.

  8. Love your card! Such a clever design and those colors... wow! (You could enter this to CASual Fridays challenge which is to use 8 of any element).