Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday Wreath--Stampin' Up! Style

I had to make a wreath with the lollies featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog, but I've used all my Spice Cake Designer Series paper, so I had to improvise. Well, subsititute. Since I had to substitute the paper, I had to substitute holidays and well, this is what I made:


Stamps: none
Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper, Gold Waffle Paper, Riding Hood Red
Ink: none
Accessories: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Snowflake #2 Original Die, Glimmer Brads, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Sticky pages

Whew! I started with peppermints and then I realized that just wasn't working, so I moved onto the lollies and then I added the circles, then I needed more, so I added a big Snowflake, and then I wanted to add more, so I had to figure out if the Northern Frost die would work with the glimmer paper, which it does, and then and then and then!

Ok. Sorry about that. That particular run-on sentence was an expression of how my creativity works. I just add on and on and on. My table in my stamp room reflects the messiness of my creative spurts!

I first used my Simply Scored to score every 1/2 inch on a whole page of DSP. I then cut it apart into strips of various widths. If it was a wide strip, then I made two of the same. I folded them up into lollies. I found I needed a circle punch on both sides to hold them in place. The circles of sticky pages work great to hold them together! I then added the snowflakes. I also added glimmer brads ---finally, a project for those things! I needed more, so I scored the other sheet and then I had plenty!

I had a foam wreath in my stash that I first tried to cut in half since it was so thick. No go. I made a mess and now have plenty of foam pieces for flower projects. I then decided to just wrap the wreath with waffle paper. I cut it half so I had a thinner width to work with and it worked easily to wrap up! How cool!

I may have missed a detail or two in my excitement. I'll answer any questions in my comments.

Happy Stamping!


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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Snowflakes in the center are just perfect! Love it!

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  2. That came out really lovely! Love the silver snowflakes, and your DSP!

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  3. I haven't mastered lollies (I TRIED!)so I admire others who have

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  4. Beautiful wreath!! You all really want me to make one don't you! lol

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  5. Awesome wreath!! Wrapping the wreath with waffle paper was pure genius!!

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  6. Beautiful Sara! Love all the details. And I can appreciate that you have some serious time invested in that. Turned out darling!

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  7. Lots of bling and sparkle! Love it!

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  8. Such a fun project! Lots of great eye candy wherever you look.

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