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