My project today was one I had in mind for quite some time. I found a home decor project on Pinterest and decided I would try to turn it into a paper craft project. The idea sat on my computer desktop for a few months and then I came across a brand new challenge that my fellow Pal member, Debbie Mageed started. So the time was perfect to see if my idea would work. I think it did!
First, here’s the inspiration for the project…
Now here’s my paper crafting interpretation…
- For the frame, I cut my Crumb Cake card stock at 10″ x 10″ and then followed Debbie’s tutorial HERE.
- NOTE: before adhering the sides of the frame, I inserted a piece of 6″ x 6″ piece of woodgrain patterned paper in the center.
- Once the frame was complete, I created the wreath using the Wreath Builder dies. I’ve used these dies so much it’s a wonder they’re still in one piece!
- I cut 6 wreaths in a variety of greens: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Soft Sea Foam and layered them together. This gave it a lot of dimension.
- I then used a piece of retired braided trim to create a hanger. I put some Tear & Tape on the inside of the trim so it would stay flush on the wreath. I also added a strip of Tear & Tape to the back of the trim and adhered the wreath to the center of the frame. I made sure that the trim was long enough to tuck underneath the frame.
- Lastly, I stamped the “Blessed” sentiment from To a Wild Rose stamp set and cut it out. I also cut a black mat to make the sentiment pop. I used the Brother Scan n’ Cut for this but it could just as easily be hand cut. This is glued onto the center of the wreath.
Since I was pleased with the way this turned out, I decided why not make a coordinating card and create a pretty gift set.
- The A2 card base is Thick Whisper White card stock with a top fold.
- The next panel is Crumb Cake card stock measuring 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
- The woodgrain patterned paper measures 5 1/4″ x 4″.
- I recreated the same wreath using three layers: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive & Soft Sea Foam.
- I finished the card front by heat embossing another sentiment from To a Wild Rose on Basic Black card stock and added it to the bottom of the card.
- Another sentiment from the same stamp set is stamped inside.
I loved creating this project and will be entering it into the Creative Creases Challenge.
As always, thanks very much for spending some time here with me today. I hope you’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend.