Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Welcome Wreath

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a Welcome wreath that I made using the Fun Flowers die and my Big Shot. I have shown this before, but I have had a couple of questions about how it was made - so today I will share!

I purchased an inexpensive flat wire frame and with the Big Shot the wreath was very quick to put together.

First I cut 6 sets of flowers in Rose Red, then 6 in Pretty in Pink cardstock. This is so easy - the Big Shot will cut up to 8 sheets of cardstock at once! Then I used a dauber and daubed ink around the edge of each flower to add dimension.

I curled the petals lightly with a bone folder and layered them up, attaching them with a brad. I made a 12" backing for the frame by drawing around some scrap card and attached the flowers with dimensionals.

I felt the wreath needed some greenery, so I cut leaves with the Little Leaves die. Next I pulled out my French Foliage stamp set and stamped some of the leaves onto Wild Wasabi paper in Garden Green ink. I cut them out and then glued them and the Little Leaves in around the flowers. Here is a close up...




I finished the wreath by stamping my 'Welcome' sentiment using the Broadsheet Alphabet and added some Basic Rhinestones on this and on a few of the flowers.

Now - pretty in a different way - I am going to show you such a cheap decoration - almost free! As a demonstrator, all my goodies from Stampin' Up! arrive carefully packed in brown packing paper. I have reams of the stuff and am always looking for interesting ways to recyle it. This is what I did with the paper from my last order...

I made over 60 paper flowers - with this paper my Big Shot easily cut 12 layers at a time, so I had them done in a trice! I attached them with little eyelets using my crop a dile and now they are all ready to decorate my table at my next event. What a bargain!

10 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing the info...and i love how you re-purposed the fill paper

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  2. You are so flippin clever my lovely! I'd have never though of using the packing in such a way. Must keep the next lot I get and think of something to do with it as well :o)

    Hugs
    Julie x

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  3. Your wreath is gorgeous!!!!! Love how you made so many flowers from the wrapping from your SU orders, I will look thinks in a new light :)

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  4. Gorgeously built!!!! Flowers are so tempting & to finish them in no time is surely a bargain..... :)

    Ash.... :)

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  5. Your welcome sign is just beautiful Elizabeth! I love the colors & the added bling...very nice Hun!

    I've been wanting to make one but it will have to wait until after we move. I hope mine comes out as cute as yours! Fab idea about the filler paper too...I'll definitely have to do something creative with that! TFS!!!

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  6. That wreath is so eye-catching! I just love the colors and all of the pretty layers. Such a fun idea to recycle that packing paper, too. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  7. Great idea for the brown paper. I have been carefully folding and storing mine - now if only we had the Fun Flowers punch here!
    Mary

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  8. Your wreath is gorgeous!!!

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  9. Gorgeous!! I love my Big Shot too!

    Are you going to be attending Convention in Paris this year?? I'm looking for people who are, as this is my first one!

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