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!
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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