Fall colors are so rich and regal! And, it is time to play with these colors again! I've been wanting to make a wreath card and discovered that it is easier than it looks! You could purchase the Arrange a Wreath bundle and use that, or you could use your Layering Circles Dies to cut out a circle and then build your wreath on that circle. I just used two circle dies, skipping a size in between. I placed them inside each other and ran it through my Cut and Emboss machine on a scrap of Very Vanilla Card stock. This particular card is on an Early Espresso card base. The Mint Macaron layer is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and the Cajun Craze is 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". Run your Cajun Craze piece through your Cut and Emboss machine using one of the Greenery Embossing Folders to add texture and depth to the front of the card. "Hang" your wreath by looping a 6" piece of ribbon around the top. Tie a bow using linen thread around that ribbon and then tuck the edges of the wreath "hanger" on to the back of the layered pieces. Next punch some leaves and acorns using the punches from the Autumn Punch pack. The sentiment came from the Life is Beautiful stamp set, currently one of my favorites for this time of year.
As I was putting away the dies, I noticed the swirly circle from the Painted Poppies dies. I gave that a try as a base for another wreath. I love this look too!
The "recipe" for this card is as follows:
Cajun Craze card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Early Espresso 4 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Gilded Autumn Paper 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"
Brushed Gold Metallic Paper 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Scalloped circle to fit in the center of the "wreath"
Leaves and acorns in mint macaron, cajun craze and brushed gold.
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Enjoy the cooler weather and have fun making some fall cards!
Sometimes simple can be stunning! I think this Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder makes a simple yet stunning card. This is certainly a card that would earn a "Wow!" when it's removed from its envelope.
This embossing folder is a thicker 3-D type so it results in a deep, detailed image. It really is quite beautiful and the Gold Shimmer ribbon and Gold Glitter enamel dots are the perfect touch for it.
You will want to emboss the gold foil piece and the white piece at the same time. Check out this video to learn how to make this card quickly and easily!
Here are the cutting instructions you will need to get started:
Whisper white thick cut 4 1/4” x 11” and score at 5 1/2” for the card base
Real red card stock mat cut 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”
Whisper white regular card stock cut 51/4” x 4”
Gold Foil cut 4” x 2”
This technique will work with other embossing folders too! Give it a try!
(Isn't that the cutest? This is inspired by Ronda Wade's Facebook live a few weeks ago. This is such an awesome little gift to have on hand to give to the clerk at the post office or grocery store. Your hairdresser would appreciate one as would your neighbors! The list of people to give them to is endless!
These are quick and easy to make as well. You start with a full sheet of cardstock and cut it to 4 1/4" x 11". Then score at 1" down both long sides. Turn the cardstock so the long edge is along the top of your paper trimmer and score at 1", 5", 6" and 10".
Fold and burnish your cardstock on each score line. Then hold your cardstock with the long side horizontal and "cut in" on all the lines until you hit the 1" score line. You will also want to "miter" ONLY the little flaps. . Lastly cut off the two little flaps from one end. On the other end, notch a half circle using a punch or a small circle die. This makes a finger hold for opening the box. (See the photo below.)
IF you are using a light colored cardstock, you may want to stamp a message in the inside fo the top. (That's the end with the flap that is NOT notched.) Now flip it over and put tear and tape on the four little flaps. Give them a good rub with the bone folder to make it easier to peel off the paper.
Now tuck the flaps on either side of the notched end onto the side piece. NOTE: Be careful to maintain right angles. If you tuck it in so that the angle is "collapsed" the top will not fit properly. Next tuck the two flaps in the middle to the those same side pieces. See the arrows below.
Next stamp a sentiment in the inside of the box and place one piece of patterned paper in the bottom of the box and another on the top of the box. You can miter the large flaps on the cover of the box, if you wish. This may help them fit better. Put a small piece of tear'n tape on the bottom of the box and placed the ribbon (about 21") on it. Then tie the bow on the top. Stamp a sentiment on a die cut or a punched piece of cardstock and adhere it to the top with dimensionals so that it spans the ribbon. This will keep the ribbon in place when it is untied to open the box. Your box is now ready to hold a 2 ounce hand sanitizer or a sweet treat!
You can see all the items used to create this box listed below. The sentiments for both the inside and the outside of the box are from the Life is Beautiful stamp set!.
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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