Grateful for Pals Paper Arts

It’s Thursday, and time to play with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts! This week is a color challenge:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie.  I thought they would be perfect colors to create a fall wreath…one of the cool ones decorated with fruit.  I hope you enjoy today’s card, which uses Freshly Made Sketch #161 as my layout inspiration.

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide and 5-1/2″ long.

  • Ins-pear-ation! The Pear image from the Partridge and Pears set was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto the Crushed Curry pattern from the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper collection. Five pears were created, snipped out and used to decorate the Old Olive and Crushed Curry Wondrous Wreath.  The berries are Pearls colored using a Pumpkin Pie Blendability.
  • Bow! A layered bow was crafted from Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon.  A Gold Basic Metal Button, strung with Linen Thread, adorns its middle.
  • Grateful! The Grateful sentiment, from the Gratitude for Days stamp set, was inked with Soft Suede, and popped up on dimensionals. 

I am a fan of wreaths, especially when they are adorned with fruit and berries.  In fact, I think one of my projects this weekend will be to create a holiday wreath for the front door! It may sound strange, but today’s card has inspired me to start my holiday decorating, baking, and candy making!  I can’t wait! 

I left this card “clean”, but now I wonder if I should have added some “speckles”.  What do you think? Won’t you let me know in your comment? Your comments are important to me. And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

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  1. Delicious! Your speckles are always a welcome addition : ) When you make cookies, you know my address : )

  2. Love the pears on the wreath! What a super idea.

  3. Stunning Ann, I adore the pears added around the wreath. Simply the perfect touch.

  4. It is definitely a WOW card! You did a great job pulling so many different supplies together for a wonderful result!

  5. Gorgeous Ann! I can’t believe all of the perfect details and time spent on this beautiful creation. TFS!

  6. Gorgeous card! I love the pears! The bow is one of my usual ones for wrapping presents but I forget about it for cards! The colors are wonderful. I wouldn’t change a thing! Great job as always!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  7. Hi Ann, I love the way that you added the pears ans the berries (Pearls) to your card. The colors and the design are both beautiful. 🙂


  8. i think that you could definitely have added some “sprinkles” and added to this card …but it is also gorgeous without 😉

  9. I love the pears on your wreath…..genius!

  10. So pretty Ann! I can’t wait to see what you create for you door. Have fun puttering in the kitchen today!

  11. Fabulous….I have been tiring of this wreath, but you boosted this one to a very high level, but you often do just that! The colors and the addition of the pears, and of course your signature pearls equal a stunning wreath!

  12. It is perfect just like it is! What an amazing wreath (I want one on my door!). Gorgeous use of the sketch and colors!

  13. I think it’s perfect the way it is. I love the pears and your colored orange pearls – what a great idea. We live close to Williamsburg and we love seeing all the fruit inspired wreaths over the holidays. You did a wonderful job creating your wreath!

  14. What a gorgeous wreath you’ve created! Love the pears and everything about your card. It’s perfect as is.

  15. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

  16. Oooh I love this, Ann! The use of pears in the wreath is perfect and just brilliant!

  17. Beautiful card. Your fussy cutting of the pears really make the whole wreath

  18. WOW!! Ann, what a Wondrous Wreath this is, gorgeous too!!! I love the little Pumpkin Pie colored pearls and the beautiful detail of the ribbon but, the paper snipped little pears really steal the show, you have amazing patience and skill to cut this little images so perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing.

  19. What a stunning card! I can’t believe you fussy cut each little pear…but it is so beautiful! Love the little bows, too. The orange layered ribbon makes me think of ribbon candy. Love this, Ann!

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