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I’m SO glad you stopped by to see what crafty inspiration I have today! I’m up on the Heffy Doodle Blog with “Stretch Your Supplies” card series!!! It means that I’m focusing on how to get more from your craft supplies and think out of boxes, giving new life to your crafty stash! So let start!
Today I came up with an awesome Christmas wreath made from non holiday die sets! This fun die cut project was so easy and fun to put up together! I started with two shades of green and big leaves from Forest Leaves Dies to build a basic wreath and then created cute little red five petals flowers, using tiny leaves from Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree Dies just to give a cheerful and bright festive touch. The Woodgrain Texture Background, die cut from a cream cardstock instead of a usual white one, made a simple, but perfect background on the card front.
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- STAMPS AND DIES:
- OTHER CRAFT SUPPLES
- Heffy Doodle Glubert – Craft Glue (available at Heffy Doodle and Scapbook.com)
- Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder
Step By Step Instructions:
- Trim and score an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) from Neenah Solar White paper.
- Trim a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ rectangle from a cream cardstock for the background.
- Add a faux stitched Woodgrain Texture Background on the cream cardstock by running it through Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting machine and glue it directly on the card front with Glubert – Craft Glue.
- Trace a circle with a pencil in the center of the card front to use as a guide for a perfect wreath.
- Die cut a bunch of leaves from two shades of green, using Forest Leaves Dies. I used The Stamp Market Leafy Green and Bazzill Juicy Pear cardstock.
- Die cut a bunch of small leaves, using Cherry On Top red cardstock from Heffy Doodle Coloured Cardstock – Mix 1 and Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree Dies.
- Arrange all the leaves following the pencil circle and glue them in place with Glubert – Craft Glue.
- Splatter a gold shimmer spray all across the card front. Let the spray air dry well.
- Poke a whole towards the top of the wreath with Tim Holtz – Retractable Craft Pick, wrap a kraft twine around and tie a bow.
- Heat emboss in gold onto black the sentiment with VersaMark Clear Embossing Ink and a heat gun. Don’t forget to prep the cardstock with a Powder Tool Applicator to prevent the embossing powder to stick where you don’t want it!
- Finish with some metallic gold jewels and red sequins.
That’s all for today! Hope you like fun and bright die cut project! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!