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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Another floral wreath card...

I have so much fun making these wreath cards that I just can't help myself!! I created another stencil with my Silhouette that works for squares that are 3 3/4". The first stencil I made was for squares that are 4". You can see a picture of it here. The reason I wanted the smaller stencil is it will be easier to use for A2 size cards.

Most of the cards I make measure 4 1/2" X 6". The reason I make them that size is because I have hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of envelopes that fit that size of card. When I make cards for the thrift store, however, I like to make the A2 size so that I can get two card bases out of one piece of 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock.

While this card is my usual 4 1/2" X 6" card, I still used my stencil for 3 3/4" squares (I needed to test it out). Because it's a little smaller, I was able to mat it with a little turquoise cardstock to bring it to 4".

It's fun to search through my stamps and find small flowers, leaves, twigs, etc., that can be used to build these wreaths.

As you can see this wreath became a very full wreath...too full, as a matter of fact. I guess I got a little carried away! That is why I cut a scalloped circle and another white circle for my sentiment and popped it up in the middle. I like the way this looks, though, and I'm sure I'll be doing this again.

Here, you can see how I've popped up my matted panel and my center circle. My little butterflies (a Fiskars punch) also add some dimension with their free-flying wings and a gem on each one.

The inside of my card was dressed up a tiny bit with another butterfly and a scalloped edge along the bottom.

I have some other ideas on how to use my wreath stencils, and I'll be sharing those with you, too. I even made a set of the stencils for my sister, so I hope she shares some of her makes with me. If she does, I will (with her permission) share them here on the blog.

We have a beautiful, sunny day here today. I just wish it was a bit warmer. Mother Nature has quarantined Spring for a while and won't let her come out and play. Perhaps she's contracted something contagious like Spring Fever!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynne in NI said...

Gosh I see I've missed loads on your blog!! Beautiful floral wreath, those colours are so pretty together :)
I see from your previous post you had yet more snow, hope Spring comes to you soon!

designbydonna said...

Gorgeous spring flower wreath. I love the colors. At least you are having spring come out and play inside your house.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh awesome - going to have to check out how to do this.

Lynette said...

I love your beautiful wreath. Love the way you finished the inside, too. I almost never put anything on the inside:( Great sentiment, also.