April 8, 2014

A new Burlap Wreath!

Hi Paper Crafters! So glad you stopped by today as I have a new wreath to show you. As you know, Stampin' Up! has a "Burlap & Blooms Wreath Kit" in our Occasions Catalog. Lo and behold, the wreath comes with everything you need to create your wreath and also includes a large, thick cardboard piece that is part of the packaging used to protect the supplies inside. As I held this piece of cardboard in my hand before I tossed it, a little light bulb went off in my head. Well, you know me...I use everything! Before I assembled my wreath, I traced the wreath form that came with the kit onto the cardboard for later use. And today is is that "later":

Once I had my form traced on the cardboard, I hand-cut the shape. Although it was quite thick to cut through, I managed to get it done. I then used a spool of the "1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon" that I purchased from Stampin' Up! and wrapped it around the form and glued the ends. Then I got myself busy cutting out butterflies and leaves using the "Autumn Leaves Die", "Beautiful Butterflies Die" and the "Elegant Butterfly Punch". I embossed some of the butterflies. I layered some of the butterflies and I added "Pearl Jewels" to some of the butterflies:

My stamp room is painted and decorated with a lot of the Crisp Cantaloupe, Cajun Craze combination along with some browns so I used colors to match my room:

I hope you liked my project for today. Please come back tomorrow for a new project!

Project supplies:
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso
  • Accessories: 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired), Pearl Jewels
  • Tools: Beautiful Butterflies Die, Autumn Leaves Die, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Arrows Embossing Folder, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder
  • Misc: Hot Glue Gun, Cardboard
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