Still busy making Easter cards here. I used to enjoy making the occasional wreath for my front door although it usually ended up costing twice as much and not looking half as good as one I could buy! My solution to this is to make them with stamps and paper. This wreath was a lot of fun to create using Wondrous Wreath stamp set and Wonderful Wreath framelits.
Thinking outside the box….although this set was initially released as a Christmas product, it works perfectly well as a wreath for just about any holiday or season. I’ve made Fall, Halloween and now this Spring wreath. My downline and friend, Katie made me a pretty Valentine card with this set because she knew how much I like it.
I have a feeling though that they will be on the retirement list when it’s released on April 10th. If it is and you don’t own the stamps and framelits, I would encourage you to purchase them while they’re still available.
- The card base is Pear Pizzazz card stock. The polka-dot pattern is from Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper.
- I stamped the wreath with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive ink twice.
- With the second wreath, I cut out groups of leaves to attach to the flowers that were stamped and cut with framelits. This really gives the wreath a pretty 3-D effect.
- A circle was cut with the Layering Circles framelits in Flirty Flamingo card stock, positioned and glued to the card. A Lace Doilie was attached on top.
- The wreath is layered on the doilie with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Since I had another “chocolate” bunny on my desk from this card, I popped him in with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The banner image is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched using the Duet Banner punch.
- A little bit of Designer Series Paper and a sentiment from Suite Sentiments stamp set completes the inside.
- Below is a photo indicating some of the products used for today’s Easter Wreath card.
On a personal note, this week has been so worrisome for me. My sweet little dachshund, Tess, had to undergo surgery. We weren’t sure if her problems were dental or something more serious and the only way to find out was to anesthesize her. Well, she’s 18 year old, so that could have been a problem. But I’m happy to say that she did well and just came home with 11 less teeth. That sounds like a lot but she still has 23 left! She’s been sleeping off the anesthesia and still a little wobbly but improving!
She’s a tough little (old) girl!
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Thanks for looking in on my project today.