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Sneak Peek Revealed…

In the last post showing a Christmas Tree ornament, there was just a little peek at the wreath being posted today.  This DSP (Designer Series Paper) is so pretty, love the colors and the two silvery sheets included in this set just pop when you see this in person.  Here is the wreath…

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Here are the supplies you will need to make a wreath of your own or a fabulous gift for someone special…

  • 12″ Foam Wreath
  • Long Straight Pins
  • One pack of Winter Frost Specialty DSP (I used 9 sheets) cut into 1″ x 12″ strips and one sheet silver glimmer paper
  • Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die
  • Festive Flurry Bundle (stamp & framelit)
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and 1/8″ silver ribbon

Once you have gathered all your supplies and cut your DSP in the one inch by 12″ strips, “curl”  each strip from the center out with a bone folder.  I did this in front of the TV one night and threw them in a large bowl.  The next day it just took a couple of hours to pin them all to the foam wreath.  Start on the inside of the wreath and work your way over the top and around the sides.  Leave room for your three rosettes (no need to put “curls” where the rosettes will be).  The rosettes are a snap to put together.  Cut two 2 3/4″ x 12″ strips and run through the Big Shot with the Rosette Bigz Die to make one rosette.  I may do a video this week to show you a couple of neat tips that make this a snap.  You will be wondering why you didn’t get this die before now.  These rosettes make beautiful tree ornaments and used on a package rather than a bow they add so much to the presentation.

Now I’ve seen these wreaths done with 1/2″ x 12″ strips and they are gorgeous….but my paper cut thumb couldn’t take it.  You decide which you like better.  Better yet, put the band aide on your thumb BEFORE you start curling!

Hope you have been inspired to make your own wreath.  If you are making this for an outdoors, spray with a clear varnish.  Would recommend the door be under cover.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”If you see the glass half full, fill it the rest of the way!”

Ink on your hands is the best part of the day…

B