Thursday 4 December 2014

Quick Wondrous Wreath makes - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Hello! And a great big welcome to another thrilling Thursday when the Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team members reveal what we've been making in our weekly round-the-world blog hop! Are you ready to be inspired?!

The Wondrous Wreath stamp set in the Stampin' Up autumn/winter catalogue is already a firm favourite with many stampers. It has a coordinating set of framelits so that you can cut out the elements and layer them up, which looks fantastic but this set also looks great when it's simply stamped in layers. And an added benefit of using it this way is that it's so fast it'll give you time to fit in a few more Christmas parties!

My wreath was stamped onto an off cut of designer paper from the Motley Monsters pack. I seem to be using every single snippet of this paper pack and the good news is that it's also available as a digital download! The only thing I cut out here was the bow, which I used as an embellishment to finish this simple card.

Of course this isn't the only way to stamp with this gorgeous wreath. Stamping off the edge of the card stock creates a great garland effect as you can see in this gift card holder. The front was trimmed with more of that woodgrain paper and another die-cut bow, and...

... the inside has a woodgrain pocket to hold the gift card or money.

It's always nice to give an additional, more personal something when giving a gift card or a present of money and a little box of handmade chocolates or home-baked treats is always well-received. I made my box with the must-have Gift Box punch board and tied it up with the wonderfully festive Satin Woven ribbon.

To make the tag, I stamped another snippet of that woodgrain paper, cut it out using the Note Tag punch and attached it to a second tag punched out of plain card stock.

I'm loving using my Stampin' Up stash to wrap presents for my loved ones and I hope you've been inspired by this project. There's plenty more crafting happening over in Canada where my fab teamie Allison Okamitsu is waiting to welcome you! Click the button below:

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I'm finding it hard to maintain my dignity now that I have a puppy. When you speak sternly to your son about tidying his room and then step on a squeaky toy, it does ruin the effect!

See you tomorrow,


  1. I love that you used the Halloween paper! I need to drag mine out and use it with this set!

  2. Hello Vicky

    I just love these crafty makes, they are so beautiful and elegant.


  3. I have what you have done with Wondrous Wreath, the tags are a great idea! As to is stamping on the DSP! Looks AMAZING

  4. Vicky, nice card and seems to be a favourite of a few I know. Love the use of the fence paling's with the wreath. Your really stepped up your layers from when I first started following you. Good job

  5. Oh how pretty these are Vicky! Great ideas as always.


    Di xx

  6. You have squeaky toys? I'll be round to play later then!

    Oh, and your wreath card options and packaging are fantastic (as usual).

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. I love them all! I have to admit that for a moment I thought you'd used the woodgrain EF to stamp with lol xxx

  8. Nice idea to use stamp for the tag.

  9. Beautiful and very stylish Vicky-love how you have used the wreath stamp to make the pretty garland :)Nessa xx

  10. pretty! love the wreath teamed up with the woodgrain.


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