Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stampin' Up! Scallop Punch Wreath

I can't believe Christmas is only 11 days away! Are you ready? I am in pretty good shape. My son's birthday was last week and he turned 3. I was busy getting ready for that and finishing up my Christmas shopping.

The Christmas card I am sharing with you today will give you another use for that SU! Scallop Circle punch. I made a wreath out of it by first punching out a 1 inch circle out of Garden Green cardstock. Then I centered the Scallop Circle punch over the open circle on the green cardstock and punched out the wreath! The berries were made using the Double Circle punch. I made them sparkle with a few little dabs of red Stickles.

I had one of those moments today that put things back in perspective. In the middle of the church service today I had to take my son out in the hall. He was getting unsettled. While we were out in the hallway, we ran into a foster mom who just picked up a foster child from the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is 3 years old and both hands were covered in bandages. He was crying a very helpless cry. He wanted to be held one minute and put down the next. He was so unsettled. The foster mom told me his hands were burned with boiling water. He also freaks out around doors because he thinks someone is coming after him. I didn't know this little boy at all, but my heart just aches for him. I found out this was his 2nd or 3rd foster home now and remember he is only 3 years old! Please keep him in your prayers. He has a lot of healing that needs to take place.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Stampin' Up! Punches - Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, Double Circle
Stampin' Up! Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Green Galore
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug
Stampin' Up! Ink - Basic Black
Stamp - $1 bin at Michaels Arts & Crafts
Gold Ribbon


Anonymous said...

How sad for that little boy... my heart goes out to him.

What a great idea for the scallop punch. You always come up with something so clever!

Anonymous said...

fabulous idea for the scallop punch. thanks for sharing. Hugs, Mary