Today I’m finally getting around to posting a card with a Stamparatus wreath. I used two images from the Peaceful Reflections stamp set. The one I used as a flower is actually a butterfly, but when you stamp it around in a circle like this, you can make a wreath out of just about any image.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stamparatus wreath card made with Peaceful Reflection stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Stamparatus wreath card made with Peaceful Reflection stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Stamparatus wreath card made with Peaceful Reflection stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pineapple Punch card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card. Not needed because the Pineapple Punch card base is light enough to write on.

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • a piece of Whisper White CS using the largest plain square die
  • the same piece a second time, cutting it diagonally across the first cut
  • This created the template for the wreath.

Die cut using the Foliage Frame Framelits:

  • leafy frame from a scrap of Granny Apple Green CS

Stamped with the Peaceful Reflections stamp set:

  • sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • butterfly/flower in Pineapple Punch ink onto the Whisper White CS die cut square, in a circle on the Stamparatus
  • leaf in Granny Apple Green ink onto the Whisper White CS die cut square, in a circle on the Stamparatus
  • NOTE: See the Stamparatus wreath technique below.

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • one scalloped circle from a scrap of Granny Apple Green CS
  • one slightly larger scalloped circle from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • stamped wreath using a plain circle die

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • center cut from the stamped circle

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • stamped wreath glued onto the leafy frame
  • leafy frame glued onto the Granny Apple Green scalloped circle
  • Granny Apple Green scalloped circle glued onto the Whisper White scalloped circle
  • sentiment glued onto a scrap of Pineapple Punch CS, then trimmed around the edges with Paper Snips to create the mat
  • sentiment adhered over the stamped wreath using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White Tulle Ribbon adhered to the front of the card base using Tear & Tape, or Snail, just in the center
  • Whisper White scalloped circle glued over the ribbon, onto the front of the card base

 

Here’s the Stamparatus Wreath Technique:

Create the template:

  • Die cut a square from a piece of card stock.
  • Turn the die 45 degrees and cut again, to make an 8 pointed star.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy

Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy

Stamp the wreath:

  • Place the template in the Stamparatus and hold in place with a magnet.
  • Lay the die cut square in the template.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Line up one of the stamps with the square, then stamp.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Move the square around to the next point, and stamp again. (I used darker ink in this example so you could see it better.)
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Continue all around until you’ve stamped it 8 times, once at each point.
  • At this point you can line up another stamp, or move the stamp you were using to another spot on the square. Then stamp another 8 times. You can keep adding layers like this as long as you want.
  • Stamparatus Wreath technique #stampcandy
  • Be sure to keep the template for future use.

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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