Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Festive Flurry Wreath

Today starts a new challenge over at SUO Challenges. This round features 'your favorite technique'. I love paper piercing! It's amazing how much a simple pierced pattern can add to a card! What is your favorite technique? Hop on over to SUO Challenges and show us!

I'm going to take a quick sidestep to let you know that I'm still not stamping (this is a pre-scheduled post). Just yesterday, I had a little surgery, so now I'm on my way to recovery! Unfortunately my recovery involves a lot of rest for a couple of weeks. You can bet that as soon as I can walk up my stairs, that I will be up in my craft room stamping away! I hope to be sharing samples with you again, daily, very soon!

Back to my challenge card!:


Festive-Flurry-Stampin-Up wreath 2

Have I told you that I'm in love with these Festive Flurry snowflakes? They make a perfect ornamental wreath! This card is super simple to make and put together. First I stamped the larger snowflake image in Wild Wasabi, and the smaller snowflake in Pistachio Pudding. I ran both images through the Big Shot with their coordinating Framelit. I then centered my 1 1/16" circle Framelit (from the Circles Collection) over one of the snowflakes and ran it through the Big Shot, and repeated with the second. I stacked the snowflakes, adhering them together with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Festive-Flurry-Stampin-up-wreath 1

For the paper piercing, I used the largest circle from the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack templates. I centered it on my Whisper White card stock and poked away! Before adhering the wreath, I wrapped a piece of 1/8" Silver ribbon to the underside of the wreath, and secured it with a glue dot. Then I glued down the wreath, and wrapped the other end of the ribbon around the backside of the Whisper White card stock. I tied a bow with a separate piece of ribbon and attached it with a glue dot. The sentiment is from a carry over set, Greetings of the Season.


Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Festive Flurry (131778 wood/ 131781 clear), and Greetings of the Season (128030 wood/ 128033 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Wild Wasabi card stock (108641) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 4" x 5 1/4", plus extra for the snowflakes

  • Ink: Wild Wasabi (126959) and Pistachio Pudding (131177)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)

    • **Festive Flurry Framelit dies (132193)

    • Circles Collection Framelit dies (130911)

    • Paper Piercing Tool (126189)

    • Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199)

    • Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (126187)

    • 1/8" Silver Ribbon (132137)

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


**Purchase the Festive Flurry Bundle (stamp set and framelits), and get a discount!

  • Festive Flurry Bundle wood mount – item#133284

  • Festive Flurry Bundle clear mount – item#133285

Festive Flurry stamp set




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  1. Thanks, Marjori! I'm so glad you like it!

  2. What a lovely card Deena. I do hope you feel better soon and back crafting again. I'm sure your craft room misses you as much as you miss it! Angela x

  3. Thanks, Angela, and thanks for your get well wishes!

  4. Beautiful card and the paper piercing really accents it nicely! Hope you're on the mend!


  5. Thanks, Robin! I'm definitely feeling better!