13 posts categorized "Wreath"

Unicorn Valentine
by Nancy Penir


Can you believe it's almost Valentines? One of my favorite holidays, sending love to those special people in my life is a joy!


Many of those 'special people' in my life are young, and Poppystamps has some new Whittles just right to bring a smile!


Whittle Unicorn comes with separate mane and horn allowing some creativity, not to mention depth. It also comes with a double heart, which when cut is the heart plus outline! 


I cut the hearts die from several glitter papers, and arranged them around the Whittle Circle Frame. You can see one around the unicorn's horn too!.


Lots of framing and foam lifts, really zooms in on the main attraction... that wreath of unicorn joy! 

Happy Valentines, and Happy crafting!

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Masculine Christmas
by Sue McRae


Happy Tuesday crafters! Sue her with a clean and simple masculine Christmas card.

I find it tough to make masculine cards for any occasion and that includes Christmas so I thought I would really try to create a project that was understated, maybe a bit elegant and be appropriate for a guy for the holiday season.


My starting point was the patterned paper. There’s nothing like a good plaid design to give a card a masculine feel. I chose a pattern that has grey, red, cream and gold from the Christmas Plaid Paper Pad.

I then decided a wreath (which is good for any celebration) done in a simple white would be the focal point of the card.


I took the Adriana Wreath and used that as the base of the design. Then I die cut a lot of leaves from the Orchard Leaves set and began layering and filling in on top of the Adriana Wreath until I was happy with the fullness and shape.


For a festive touch I added gold gems (no sparkle on these) and to create a bit of a frosty look I added Diamond Dust randomly on the leaves with liquid adhesive. It adds a wonderful icy look when it catches the light.

The sentiment was stamped on grey cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.


That is it for my card. I really do like how this turned out. Not my usual colour palette but experimenting with styles and colours outside of our comfort zone is great for improving on our crafty skills.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and enjoy your week!

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Rainbow Ghosts
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters, Sue here with a fun and colourful Halloween card featuring the cutie Squeaker Ghosts. Don’t worry, these ghosts are totally friendly!


The ghosts are really easy to ink up with Distress Inks if you take your blending tool and smoosh some ink blobs onto your cardstock. Then you an easily die cut out the ghosts from all the different colours.


After I die cut the ghosts I did add a little bit of shading around the edges with the same ink colour. I added a piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and a dot of white gel pen for the eyeballs.


I took the Adriana Wreath and die cut it from black glitter cardstock, adhered it to my card base and added my inky ghosts around the wreath in rainbow order, of course!


The Boo Outline was die cut from purple glitter cardstock and black cardstock and the sentiment was white heat embossed onto black cardstock.


I think this turned out to be a cute and cheery card, no spookiness here!


Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful week!

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Peony Bud Wreath
by Sue McRae


Welcome crafty friends to another day of inspiration! Today I have a card featuring one of the small images from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set.

Do you ever feel like the small images in a stamp set get ignored because the large image or images catches our eye first? I know I’m guilty of this so I thought I would pick one of the smaller or filler images from the stamp set and let it be the focal of my card.


I stamped and die cut a bunch of the peony buds from white card stock and coloured them in a rainbow of shades using my Copics. I knew I wanted to make a wreath with them and played around with round and oval shapes and decided to go the oval route.

For the flower background I used the Ring Tile Stencil with light grey ink and blended it unevenly, leaving some spots lighter and some spots darker. I then added my flower buds which are mounted with foam tape. I felt like it needed a little something more so I die cut berries from glitter card stock and placed them around the wreath.


I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the wreath and die cut the happy birthday sentiment from 3 layers of black card stock and added that to the bottom of the panel.

The panel was foam mounted onto my white card base and I used a glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flower buds.


Thanks for stopping by today and let me know in the comments if you like using those smaller images in your stamp set or if you tend to forget about them.

Wishing you a sunshiny day!

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Cherry Blossom Wreath
by Sue McRae


Welcome to another day of crafty goodness at Poppystamps! Sue here today with the amazing Cherry Blossom Stamp and Die Set.

The Cherry Blossom wreath is large, it measures just a smidge over 5.25" across and takes up a full card front. I really wanted this wreath to be the star of the card so I used the entire image.


I heat embossed the wreath in gold sparkle embossing powder on watercolour paper and used Zig Real Brush Markers in some vibrant shades for watercolouring. 


I die cut the wreath and adhered it to a 5.25" striped blue paper from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes & Dots Paper Pad with foam squares.

I searched through my stash for a small and simple sentiment to stamp in the centre of the wreath.


Next I took the Holiday Mistletoe die and die cut it several times from vellum to tuck around the outside and inside of the wreath. This adds texture and more depth to the card. Remember to look through your holiday dies as they can be adapted for card designs all year long.


As my final step I adhered the wreath panel to a 5.5" white square card base. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Monochrome Embossed Card.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, have you seen these beautiful Embossing Folders from Memory Box..3D how deep is the beautiful pattern, I decided to keep my card simple monochrome Black & White  with silver mirri card.


Can you see this design card would be perfect for! dare I say Christmas!! look at that beautiful Poppystamps  Adriana Wreath die.. image it in festive colours..


Embossed white card..Using Memory Box. Chrysanthemum Field . Embossing Folder.


Poppystamps Adriana Wreath ..cut in scrap card,  want 3 layers before my Silver Mirri layer for depth.


I embossed a circle for the center of the wreath.


Adhere wreath  to the circle ..3d foam tape on the reverse of the circle.


Topper size 4 1/2 inches x 6.1/2 inches ..embossed panel. layered onto black & silver card. IMG_5639-crop

finished card 6 inches x 7.3/4 inches. topper layered onto black and the onto main card side opening.


Poppystamps clear stamp You Are Awesome set. CL8151 .. finished with satin bow / butterflies  and black sparkly gems.

thank you for stopping by.. Pam..stay safe x

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