Tis The Season

A few weeks ago, I shared this beautiful Fall wreath that I made for a card. You can see it here. I received so many compliments on that card, I was seriously blown away. It was definitely a hit. And it’s a card that is very easily replicated and it has such a wow factor. You definitely want to get your own set of the wreath dies so you can wow your friends and family too. 

While I had all the supplies out, I made a similar card for the Holidays using greens and reds. With the variation in the green colors for the wreath, it allows you to match more of your pattern paper stash that you’ve been hoarding. Once again, here’s the “how-to” for this project:

  • You’ll need one or two baby wipes for this technique. Lay them flat on something that can be tossed, like foil or a paper plate. I place the baby wipes at one end of the foil, leaving the other half of the foil empty. I want to be able to fold the empty half of the foil over the top of the baby wipes.
  • Squirt a few drops of reinker on the baby wipes. I used several different colors: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Old Olive, Pear Pizzaz, and Mossy Meadow. I use more ink from the two lighter colors (Olive and Pear) and less ink from the darker colors (Garden Green, Spruce, and Meadow).
  • Place your die cut face down on top of the baby wipe where the ink is.
  • Fold the other half of the foil over the top of the die cut. Press down and rub.
  • Peel back the foil and check to make sure you have even coverage. If you didn’t get enough ink, you can lay your wreath back on the baby wipe to apply more ink.
  • If you’re making a number of wreaths, you will want to add a bit more reinker to the baby wipe after every couple of wreaths. You don’t need to worry about putting the same ink color in the exact same spot. The variation in coloring is what makes this project amazing. 
  • Set aside your die cut pieces to dry.
  • Once everything is dry, assemble your card.

The green colors all blend so seamlessly that you end up with this gorgeous wreath. And with this technique, every card is unique in its coloring. I debated adding a couple of berries to the wreath and then opted not to. Sometimes, less is more. The ribbon is our white ribbon that I colored with my Blends alcohol marker. One of the reasons Stampin Up offers so many ribbons and embellishments in just white or another neutral color is so that we can color it to be exactly what we want. Rather than buying dozens of different colors of ribbons, you just need the one. I did use my Cherry Cobbler Blend, instead of the Real Red, because the Real Red was just a bit too light for what I wanted here. 

If you haven’t already purchased the Wreath dies, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. I’m just wowed by how great these turn out every time. I might even have one more wreath project to share soon. 

We’re now close to half way through the Holiday Catalog sales period. As we get closer to the end, things will start to sell out and won’t be reordered. I always recommend you purchase those “must have” items as early as possible in the Catalog period. But now it’s time to get the remaining goodies you’ve had your eye on before they are sold out. Just click on the Order Online button on the right and it will take you to my shop. 

Current Specials

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley was so popular this past Spring, Stampin Up has brought it back for a limited time. And it’s on sale too! Available while supplies last.Check out the brand NEW Paper Trimmer! It’s now available for purchase at a great price of $25! I’ve been using mine for a few weeks now and it’s amazing. This trimmer cuts like butter… just slide and glide right across the paper. It even cuts multiple sheets of card stock at one time. Blade refills will be available starting January 2020.  
Stampin Up is sure spoiling us this Holiday with another special. They just released a brand new Holiday Suite of products to love. See below for pictures of all the products. You can buy everything in one bundle or shop for products individually. Go to my shop to select the products you *must* have. Available while supplies last.  To give you more of what you love this holiday season, we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards and the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday gift-giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! It’s too late to get October’s kit, but you still have time to sign up for November’s kit. November’s kit makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce. You can sign up for October’s kit starting now. If you already have an ongoing subscription, this will ship automatically.

Price: $110.00

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