Wednesday 8 October 2014

A handmade wreath card with Endless Wishes from Stampin' Up

I'm often asked which Stampin' Up products I couldn't do without. My reply is usually something like "Stamps! I couldn't do without the stamps - or Stampin' Up ink. Or markers, I couldn't do without those either - and the card stock in matching colours, I have to have that too and..." By this time, the other person has edged away but I'll keep wittering on and somewhere near the top of the list will be Stampin' Up punches, including the Bird Builder punch. Come and see what I made with it today:

Wreaths are all the rage at the moment no matter what the occasion, but I especially love a Christmas wreath. I was inspired by ATCAS where the cue word is STENCIL this week to use the leaf from my Bird Builder punch as a stencil, sponging Old Olive ink into the negative with a sponge dauber. The snowflakes and the sentiment are from the Endless Wishes stamp set - now that's a set that I definitely can't live without! You can build your own sentiments out of a variety of words and two great contrasting fonts. Brilliant!

To make my wreath extra sparkly, I embellished with a bakers twine bow, sequins and gems (yes, I need all those items too!) some of which were coloured with my Coastal Cabana blendabilities. Ah yes, blendabilities, I'd forgotten about those - I really, really can't live without them...

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Bird Punch

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I've never watched the popular Strictly Come Dancing TV show despite having a passion for dancing myself. Now that my daughter has gone off to university though, leaving me the only female in the household, I feel it's time to add a few more sequins and glitter into my life so I've booked the Saturday evening slot. I asked my husband and the boys if they'd like to join me but I've never seen a room empty so quickly in my life!

Do come back tomorrow won't you? It's the Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team day and I can't wait to show you what I've made this week!


  1. A beautiful wreath! Was fascinated to read that you made a stencil with the bird punch. This is simply a wonderful look...very understated but packs a wallop of impact. Love it!! TFS & for the idea as well. Hugs

  2. This is simply divine, Vicky! So many gorgeous details; love it.

  3. Lovely CAS card Vicky clever idea with the bird leaf and love the sequins...


  4. Hi Vicky
    This is stunning.... You amaze me.... I could do with a bit of your Brain.... Lol... Very clever..
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. You are the most innovative blogger I have ever found. Stencils from the punches? Love it!

  6. Lovely blinged up wreath Vicky . . . and great idea to ink through a homemade stencil too!

    I usually watch SCD but not bothering this year due to the fact that I don't know any of the participants, except for Greg Wallace and the idiot from the antiques programmes! xxx

  7. Absolutely love your wreath Vicky and another tip to squirrel away re the bird punch :-)
    Val x

  8. ThiS is gorgeous Vicky and very clever too :)
    Love the CAS design and simple amount of sparkle xx

  9. Ooh, really love this one Vicky. A fabulous, christmassy wreath! xx

  10. Sensational!!! I would have never thought to use that punch as a stencil! Fantastic card.

  11. Beautiful! Just enough bling! It has a delicate feel, but still communicates a strong Christmas message - you're brilliant! Love your blog...always enjoy you with my morning coffee!

  12. I love this! Your style is sooo beautiful and clean. Love the stencil idea. Thanks for the daily inspiration. And for the extra giggle about your favorite products ramblings. :)

  13. What a gorgeous wreath, I'd not have thought of using the remains of a punched image as a stencil
    Jackie x

  14. Gorgeous card and such a great idea for the stencil. I'm not much of a girly girl, but I love Strictly :) xxx

  15. Hello Vicky

    What a fabulous card. I love the simplicity of the design and the gorgeous


  16. This looks very festive especially with the added bling!

  17. A brilliant way to use the leaf die Vicky - the result is stunning!
    Thank you for joining in the ATCAS Stencil challenge - Sylvia xx

  18. Clever you once again, I think you are the most versatile crafter I know always finding ways to make the most of your supplies. I love your wreath so beautifully CAS and I adore the touch of bling.

    Thanks o much for joining us at ATCAS Vicky with this beauty, always a pleasure to see you here.


  19. You are so clever, Vicky! I love how you used the negative die cut for your stencil. Always thinking outside the box. Your wreath is just stunning with the bling! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  20. Marisela Delgado said: Hola, Vicky! First of all, what you did with the marker and your necklace was AWESOME! The color won't rub off will it? Anyway, it's awesome! The reason for my comment is your wreath card! AWESOME! It's so pretty that I'm saving it! =) Have a great weekend and good for you on learning ballroom dancing. That's great! Marisela in Texas


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