Arrange a Wreath for Christmas
Arrange a Wreath for Year Round Stamping

NC Blog Hop for June Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for June.  You'll find us the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 pm.  Our theme this month is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.  In other words, we can pretty much choose anything we want!  You might have just come by Toni's blog.  What a talent!  I just love seeing all of the wonderful projects and ideas!

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I'm going with Something New.  I'll be using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  That's the Arrange a Wreath stamp set and the Wreath Builders dies.  These are gorgeous and something that you can use all year long.  Really, you can make a wreath for any occasion or for your decor!  I'm going to show you three cards actually, a beginner stamper, a casual stamper, and avid stamper card.

Arrange a Wreath Beginner Project by Jo Anne Hewins

This beginner card uses Blackberry Bliss for the card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded).  The next layer is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack.  It's cut at 4 x 5 1/4.

Adhere the wreath stamp on your Stamparatus so that the stamp will be in the middle of the wood layer.  Stamp the wreath in Granny Apple Green.  If this does not stamp completely, just ink and stamp again.  A beginner will love this!

Using Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp the middle sized flower on the wreath.  Now in between, stamp the dots.

Add the saying in the center of the wreath.

Arrange a Wreath Casual Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is stepped up a bit.  I've added a Garden Green layer (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) behind the designer paper.  The wood paper is cut to 3 3/4 x 5 now.

Stamp the wreath in Granny Apple Green as above.

Now cut the more detailed wreath from the Wreath Builders dies in Garden Green.  Hint:  Watch my video below for a paper saving tip!

Stamp the saying from Arrange a Wreath in the center of the wreath in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut seven of the middle sized flowers using the dies.  There are two of this die in the set to speed cutting a little.

Punch 7 holes using a regular hole punch from So Saffron card stock.  Add each hole to a glue dot and add to the wreath.  There is a hole as part of the dies.  I think it could be used for this flower.  It's too big for the smallest flower.  A hole punch would be faster.

Now add a flower for each center.

Cut the bow from Blackberry Bliss card stock using the dies and add.

Arrange a Wreath Avid by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the avid stamper's card.  The measurements are the same for the layers for this card.  I was careful to glue these layers around the outside but not in the middle.  I used the approximately 2 inch circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut a circle in the middle of the card front.

Before adding the layers, cut the leaf wreath from the center of the Garden Green layer.  No one will ever know!

Add a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card.  Close the card.  Add glue to the wood circle that was cut out of the front through the hole to the inside white piece.  I was careful to try to match the wood grain.  Stamp the saying on the wood circle in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut detailed wreaths from Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green.

Adhere the wreaths with glue just around the center.  Add first the Granny Apple Green wreath, then the Garden Green wreath, and finally the Mint Macaron wreath.  Be careful to off center the detailed wreaths.  These will be larger that the cut circle.  Just center them around it.

Arrange a Wreath Avid for NC Demo by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut three of the largest flowers from Blackberry Bliss and three of the circle dies from the Wreath Builders dies from So Saffron.  Glue the saffron behind the flowers.  Use the blunt end of a Paper Piercer tool (retired) to press the center of the flower into a spongy surface.  The Stampin' Pierce Mat will work for that.  Add these flowers to the wreath spacing them apart.

I used about 10 or so of the smallest flower.  Punch about 10 holes using a hole punch from So Saffron.  Add these to the roll of glue dots, one for each dot.  Add the holes to the wreath.  I put two between each large flower and some at the bottom.  One will go inside at the bottom of the wood circle.  Cut 10 of the flower from Blackberry Bliss.  There are 3 of the dies for this flower to help you.  Hint:  I used the new Adhesive Sheets behind my card stock so I could add the flowers easily!  Pull the adhesive backing from each flower and add so that you can see the saffron center.

Tie a bow with Linen Thread (and lots of it).  Add the bow with a glue dot.

Arrange a Wreath Avid Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Add the flower on the inside and a few of the small sprigs from the same die set.  I did add the Adhesive Sheets to the back of these too!

Here is a video showing how to make this card.  It might help clear up a few things.

 

The Arrange a Wreath bundle is great for all kinds of stampers!

Arrange a Wreath Trio by Jo Anne Hewins

Just to add a little more.  Here is pretty much the same card in Christmas colors!

Arrange a Wreath by Jo Anne Hewins

I thank you so much for your time today.  I hope you'll try this bundle.  Ariel is up next.  You will love her project!

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Tina Lesson

i love the cards and I looked over that stamp set so many times and said no now I have to rethink it all. Love the colors you used

Martinette

I love the colors! You may have just sold me on this set.

Tracy Lewis

I love seeing the three versions of your beautiful card! TFS

Toni Campana

It’s really great to see the card done 3 different ways. it shows there is something for every skill,level. And the colors are just perfect!

Jo Anne Hewins

I've really enjoyed using it. I've seen some pretty samples online too! Thank you Tina.jo

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Martinette. This is what I was originally going to do for the Friday Stamp-a-Long. I thought it would take too long.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Tracie.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Toni. It's been a lot of fun using it.

Sue Root

Thanks for showing how to step up the card from beginner to avid stamper. I really like all three. I also like the Christmas card. It helps show your point about using it for any season and I'm already thinking about fall wreaths, wreaths with pastel flowers, and more.

Sue Stapp

Wonderful blog Jo Anne. You did a great job with the three options. Love it!

Ariel Matera

Love this layout - the peek-a-boo is adorable! Beautiful colors that work so well together. And the Christmas card is a great bonus!!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you Sue. I appreciate that!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much Ariel.

Amy

I love this! Such pretty colors perfect for summer. Thanks for the share.

Laurie Meier

JoAnne - All I can say is WOW!!! Your cards are great. I especially like the avid card. It is amazing. You have definitely sold me on getting this set. Thank you so much for sharing!

Melinda

Jo Anne, Thank for a wonderful video! Just had to do the avid card. I love to die cut! Love the card! Thanks again!

Tracie Evans Langley

Jo Anne, your cards are beautiful! You video is very helpful. Now I have to add this bundle to my wish listt. Thank you for sharing!

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