Welcome to our mid-October Creation Station Blog Tour – it’s great to see you again!
I’m so happy to be back online and posting – not that I haven’t been crafting- the fact is I’ve been so busy creating, I haven’t had time to post! So sorry about that! The good news is – my busy crafting means that I have lots of pictures to share with you for the next little while!
Today’s Blog Tour focus is on the fabulous Wondrous Wreath stamp set, which also comes with matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies. This is one set that I highly recommend you purchase the bundle of both the stamp set & framelit set – it’s just a breeze to stamp and then perfectly cut out your wreath; as usual, Stampin’ Up! makes you look like a pro! We’re also featuring the Gift Box Punch Board – another one of those tools that you *think* you don’t need – until you have it!! Yes, we can all figure out how to make boxes from scratch, on our own; but seriously – you can make them so much faster, with cute closures and lots of sizes with the Gift Box Punch Board – which means you can spend more time on decorating the box or making something super-cute to put inside!
If you haven’t taken a blog tour before, no worries – it’s easy peasy! All of our blogs are linked by the ‘Next’ and ‘Back’ buttons at the bottom of the page, so all you need to do is click on the button to go forward or backward to the next blog – you won’t miss a single fabulous creation! If you’ve been travelling forward, you’ve come to my blog from the talented Jennifer Downey – isn’t she amazing?! If you’re travelling backwards (no judgment here – just sayin’!) then you’ve come from Justin Krieger’s blog; he’s a hard act to follow, so I’m glad I’m before him on the list! LOL 🙂
For my projects, I decided to focus on the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies – it bears repeating that this is a great set – at at 15% Off for the bundled price, it’s a great price, too!
I don’t know about you, but a lamp glowing in the dusk, with snow all around just speaks to winter for me! Of course, we don’t actually have these types of lamp posts in the streets here, but in some gardens in the winter – we have Van Dusen gardens in Vancouver that do a spectacular Christmas light show! – they look great 🙂 I used a couple of punches for the lamp; the Artisan Label and Mosaic punches; and sponged Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red ink using Sponge Daubers to create the ‘glow’ in the lamp. For the dusk sky, I sponged Soft Sky, Pool Party and Midnight Muse. To make the snow banks, I masked off in layers and sponged with the Soft Sky ink, and made shadows using Wisteria Wonder. I combined Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow for the leaves, and Real Red for the berries and the ribbon (which is also included in the stamp set & framelits dies).
This is a unique way of using the wreath – I stamped it as before with Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow; this time I used Cherry Cobbler for the berries and bows. I then cut the wreath into 3 pieces to create a garland for the ‘banister’ that I created by stamping Crumb Cake card stock with Soft Suede ink using the Hardwood background stamp. The sentiment – stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and mounted on Crumb Cake card stock – is also from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set; the idea being to make it look like a plaque or framed sentiment on the wall behind the banister. Did it work?!
That’s it for my projects this time – I hope you enjoyed them, and gave you some ideas for using this terrific Wondrous Wreath stamp set (have I mentioned that I like it?!) 🙂 I hope you’ll take the time to leave me a comment – I love to read what you think about my creations! If you’d like to purchase any of the products I’ve used in the cards, just click on the picture at the bottom of this post, and it will take you directly to my online store. Or, give me a call to place your order 🙂
Now you’ll want to hop on over to Justin’s blog, to see what magic he has wrought – I’m sure you’ll love it! I always get great ideas from Justin’s creations. Just click the ‘Next’ button to go there, or if you want to go back and have another look at Jennifer’s projects (always worth a second look!), click on the ‘Back’ button. A list of all the participating blogs is also listed, in case you get lost, or just want to wander about 🙂
Thanks for spending some time with me today – until next time, Happy Stamping!
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