Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 481 Vintage Leaves
NC Demo Hop, Being Thankful

Wow! I Love You Leaf Punch!

Is there no end to the uses of the Painted Harvest bundle?  The ideas just keep coming.  Have you searched it on Pinterest?  I've seen a wreath made using the leaves from the Leaf Punch.  I wanted to give it a try with my own little something.  My wreath turned  more into an oval instead of a circle, but I really like it.  It filled up the card.  Here it is.

Wreath with the Leaf Punch

I have to say that this is one of my favorites.  Start with a card base of Early Espresso measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Use the Layered Leaves  3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on this layer.

The wreath has several types of the leaves.  These leaves are from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  One type is punched from the Copper Foil Sheets.  Some leaves are stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White card stock.  The detailed and the solid are both stamped and then punched.  Some leaves are stamped in Old Olive on Old Olive card stock and punched with just the detailed stamp.  Some leaves are stamped in Old Olive on Vellum card stock and punched.  I used just the detailed stamp for that one.  Thank goodness for the Leaf Punch!

I placed the copper leaves first and then filled in with the others.  For the most part, I went in the order of copper, Old Olive on white, Old Olive on Old Olive, Vellum, Old Olive on Old Olive and then back to copper.

The berries are in Cherry Cobbler and just punched with a regular hole punch.

The branch, in Early Espresso, is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

The bird is also in Cherry Cobbler.  It's from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  I love that bird!!!  You have noticed the hearts in its tail, haven't you?

Finish with a banner at the bottom.  The Merry Christmas is from the Merry Patterns stamp set.  Notch those ends with the Triple Layer Punch.

Wreath with leaf punch inside

Here's the inside.  The sentiment is from the Musical Season stamp set.  I thought it went well since there is a bird on the outside.  Add leaves and berries.

Wreath with leaf punch

This is a beautiful card.  I will admit that it is a little labor intensive.  I do love a punch, though.  That speeds up the process.

Thanks for your time today.  I know how precious it is.  I would love for you to share with your friends.  Follow my Facebook Business Page here.

Product List


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Patty Bennett

STUNNING!! I am so in love with this card!!!!! Great job!!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Patty. It did turn out well.


I love this card - anything with birds are my favorites. Thank you for the instructions so I can CASE it. It is beautiful!

Jo Anne Hewins

I'm flattered. Thank you.

Mandy Witherby

Lovely card Jo Anne. Thanks for sharing.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks. I'm glad you liked it!

Nancy Rogers

Love this card too. Beautiful!

The comments to this entry are closed.