Feathers & Frost Wreath with the Stamparatus

Today’s project is a balanced blend of the projects I have shared over the last two days – I used a single flower from Feathers & Frost stamp set to create a Christmas wreath (see the square wreath from the set here) and accented it with elements from the Candy Cane Season Bundle (see my card that features this bundle here). Here’s today’s card:

Feathers & Frost, Candy Cane Season, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Four New. The front of my simple 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card (which fits into a standard, medium envelope for mailing) showcases four new products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog. Can you name all four? I know you love this game, so I’m going to give you time to study the card and name them all. … Now that you are back with your detailed list, I’m going to tell you. The flower used to create this wreath is from Feathers & Frost: Feathers & Frost, Stampin' Up! 147771The red berries and wreath are stamped with Candy Cane Season (and the bow is punched with the Candy Cane Builder punch. I’ve counted the bundle of items as one item: Candy Cane Season Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149927The bow is colored with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack: Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up! 147935The card base is a Real Red and Cherry Cobbler page from All is Bright Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers: All is Bright Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147892
  • Build-a-Wreath. When my local club met this past weekend, I planned some fun projects for us. We built this wreath with the Stamparatus and a simple template I created with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. Shelli Gardner (Stampin’ Up!’s co-founder) shared the idea on our Alaskan cruise in July, and I’ve seen several variations of the template online and love the idea! Here’s how we made this wreath:
    1. I created a template by cutting a square into a scrap of Smoky Slate cardstock (I used the largest of the Layering Squares Framelits) and the turning the square to cut it again at an angle. Here’s the template that I positioned in the corner of my Stamparatus:1 - Creating a Wreath with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
    2. I cropped a square from Thick Whisper White with the largest of the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and placed it in the template:2 - Creating a Wreath with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
    3. I placed the small flower from Feathers & Frost on the square, positioning it between the points of the template. I picked it up with the plate of my Stamparatus, inked it with Call Me Clover and then stamped it into the square: 3 - Creating a Wreath with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s what it looks like after it has been stamped:4 - Creating a Wreath with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
    4. I turned the square once in the template:5 - Creating a Wreath with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian Kingand then stamped another flower.
    5. I repeated this step over and over, turn it once and stamp, turn it once and stamped:6 - Creating a Wreath with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian King 7 - Creating a Wreath with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
    6. I sat back and smiled at how cool the process was.
  • New Stampin’ Blends. I was SO EXCITED to see new Stampin’ Blends in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog. I can’t get enough of these alcohol markers – and they helped me to fill the slots in my marker holder. πŸ™‚ Here are the new colors that are added in this catalog:
    • Real Red
    • Shaded Spruce
    • Blackberry Bliss
    • Cajun Craze
    • Basic Black
    • Mango Melody

    Feathers & Frost, Candy Cane Season, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI used the Light and Dark Real Red colors to color the bow for my wreath – there’s such beautiful depth in these colors.If you haven’t yet tried Stampin’ Blends, I beg you to try them out. You’ll love how smoothly they paint on and how easily they blend together. These markers work best with Thick Whisper White cardstock and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Bundles: Candy Cane Season  Stamp Sets: Feathers & Frost, Candy Cane Season  Papers: All is Bright Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Call Me Clover, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (Real Red), Call Me Clover, Real Red  Accessories: Stamparatus, Candy Cane Builder Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

This was a fun card to make, but don’t take it from me! How about a look at these happy faces of my club members (and Mom) who made today’s project:

Tucker Club with Feathers & Frost card, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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18 Comments

  1. Omg , my friend, I don’t think you sleep, wow , when I saw it , I said
    What the heck , how did he do dat , lol, only you my fried , great idea !!!!!
    Love it , and =a beautiful card β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ‘πŸΌ
    Tfs. Hugs Frenchie

  2. Clever, clever, clever, Brian!!! Such a sweet little wreath. Hi to your mom!

  3. An adorable wreath! Great tips! Thanks!

  4. Love this wreath and what you can do with the Stamparatus! Do “I spy” images from Happiness & Cheer?

  5. This is a beautiful card, Brian. I love this clever idea and appreciate your tips on how you made it. I agree with Frenchiee that you must never sleep. Enjoy your day!

    • Ha! Thanks, Hilda! I’m an early bird and love to hit the ground running in the mornings. I have lots of proof, though, that I “turn in” early most nights. πŸ™‚ So glad you like it. <3

  6. Another great card! Love how you used the Stamparatus for the wreath. Such a clever technique!

  7. Very clever Brian, Love the round wreath, and the happy faces group shot is the BEST.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful my friend, and what a super clever way to line this flowers perfectly around to form the wreath!!!
    I’m going to have to CASE that idea immediately.
    Thank you for sharing the step by step directions, this template also can create beautiful wreaths for all other occasions and seasons.
    XO

    • So glad you like the card, Maria! I didn’t come up with this method for creating the wreath, but I had lots of fun with it. There are endless options for how to create with it. <3

  9. Absolutely delightful card! Looks like your group thinks so too!

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