Christmas Wreath with Shari

Hey everyone! It’s Shari here with a card idea using some really versatile Simon Says Exclusive stamps.

Today I thought I’d show you how I come up with ideas or in this case what inspires me and how it comes to life on a card. I pulled my color inspiration from Design Seeds that I had pinned on Pinterest. I couldn’t get over this set… it really screamed winter to me.

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My thought was to create a wreath using dots of non traditional holiday colors. The shape is easy to follow and my Pinterest find helped me get a visual.  So… for my wreath there was no other perfect stamp set to execute my plan than Simon’s Lots of Dots!

Shari Carroll Christmas Wreath

To stamp my dots, I used the Memento Snow Cone Dew Drops set which had all the colors I needed plus some! I may have to try another combination using some of the other colors from this set. Oh and I also snuck in some silver embossing by using the Christmas Greetings and the tiny snowflakes from the Holiday Envelope Sentiments set. I also created a little interest at the bottom of the card with the Curved Edge die, it’s a must have!

Shari Carroll Christmas Wreath D1

I shot a video to show you the process, grab a warm drink, sit back and enjoy.

Have you used any pinned color combinations in your card making? I’d love to hear about it.

I hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll be seeing you next week!


  1. Love Design Seeds, love wreaths, love non-traditional Christmas colors. In short, I love everything about this card. A wreath of circles… brilliant!

  2. This is gorgeous! I haven’t used any pinned color combinations but I admit to using some of your color combinations! The cards weren’t the same but the colors were. I’m working on an idea for using the iced spruce and evergreen bough distress ink background you used recently! Thanks so much!

  3. WOW !! this is a stunner Shari ! I love the colours and how you made the wreath ,,beautiful :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Beautiful colors and beautiful wreath! I love the silver embossing with those shades. Definitely a wintery vibe here. Thanks, Shari, for your great videos. You are truly an inspiration to all of us.

  5. Love this card and your choice of colors. I have pinned a ton of color combos on pinterest but always forget to go there for inspiration. Time to make it work for me :)

  6. WOW awesome card Shari. And I love that you took us thorough the process of how you came about the colors and design.Thank you so much. This is something may actually be able to help me achieve better cards.

  7. I have literally, no joke, spent the last three DAYS trying to get my SSS shopping basket under $500 before I click order. I succeeded last night…now this just landed in my inbox and totally RUINED that! Hahahaha! Darn… This is really beautiful, the colours are fab and I love the CAS style, Why oh why do you sell so many lovely things!!!

  8. Such a lovely design. And so fun to watch you create. You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for sharing your talents. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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