Thank you for dropping in to check out my Thanksgiving card using the All-Around Wreath dies. We spend a lot of time rushing around this time of year. This card is dedicated to celebrating the simple things, gathering with friends and family.
At the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event, CEO Sara Douglass, spoke of ‘Celebration’. In a nutshell, celebration brings belonging, community, stronger connections and happiness. She challenged each attendee to practice celebrating every day. The celebration does not require a momentous event. It can be small and it should be often. If you attend a fitness class, try something new or finish the laundry – CELEBRATE! We should mark our own events and milestones as well as others. (If you are humming ‘Celebration’ by Kool and the Gang, more power to you!) Let us gather together and celebrate each other and give thanks more often. We need to be that positive influence in the world.
This is my challenge to you – Be Kind to Yourself – Celebrate You! – Be Positive.
Start celebrating by acknowledging your own milestones, however small or large. Then branch out and celebrate the milestones of others. I want to celebrate being here today with you so I made a card.
My wreath uses some of those dyed wood embellishments from an earlier post. You can see that one HERE. I did not let that inked up baby wipe go to waste. The wood embellishments are retired ‘Touches of Nature Elements’. You can substitute watercolor paper and cut with any of the wonderful dies. (I’ll list some at the end of this post.)
MEASUREMENTS (Supplies and Links are at the end)
- Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
- Cajun Craze Cardstock: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ for the card base layer
- Woven Threads DSP: 3-3-4″ x 5″
- Old Olive Cardstock: scrap for die-cutting wreath
- Crumb Cake Cardstock: scrap for sentiment
ASSEMBLY (use any die-cutting and embossing machine)
- Die-cut wreath from Old Olive Cardstock using the All-Around Wreath die
- Distress edges of DSP with Pretty Peacock. HINT: Start off the paper and move the ink into the center. Run sponge along edges to cover the white core of the paper.
- Lightly pounce sponge with Pretty Peacock ink onto wreath until you are pleased with the coverage.
- Stamp the dots from Delightful Day Stamp set with copper metallic ink. ALTERNATE STAMP SET: Dots from Perennial Birthday or Tidings All Around
- Attach the wreath to the card using liquid glue.
- Assemble the Cajun Craze panel and the DSP panel.
- Tie a bow with Braided Linen Trim and Copper Trim held together. Attach to the wreath with 2-3 glue dots.
- Tuck dyed embellishments into the bow and glue them securely. Use 2-3 rolled glue dots or liquid glue. I used this method to dye my embellishments. Grab a baby wipe and the reinkers: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce. Fold the baby wipe into a nice square and place it on a large acrylic block. Put about 3-4 large drops of reinker on the baby wipe. You will get inky fingers at this point. Smoosh the leaves into the baby wipe until you like the coloring. Here is a picture of my inked baby wipe after smooshing my leaves.
- Stamp birch trees, from the Winter Woods stamp set, in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake cardstock.
- Stamp sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set on the background created in STEP 8 with Early Expresso. Quickly add clear embossing powder to stamped sentiment and heat emboss. TIP: You can add embossing powder over any wet ink. Add heat to set the embossing powder right away. I add clear embossing powder to most of my sentiments for that added coordinated pizzazz.
- Cut around the sentiment and add to the wreath with Dimensionals.
I hope you liked this card and will continue to return for more inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by today! Please celebrate your daily milestones with joy.
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