How many items does it take to make a fall wreath card? Five! Yes, you can make a fall wreath card with just five things.
- one itty bitty punch
- one stamp
- a stamp pad
- some rhinestones and/or a bow
- coloured paper (5 colours to be exact).
It’s Thanksgiving this weekend in Canada and my friend Leslie made this card for me and it is bee-YOU-tee-ful! Plus, the BESTest part ever?
It’s super simple!
I know. Another punch, right?
And to be honest, at first, I thought “Meh, not so sure I need it.”
But for those who know me well, you know I I might be just a tad bit punch crazy. So I couldn’t resist, and next thing I knew, it popped right onto my demonstrator pre-order.
And now I have it? This innocuous little Sprig punch? It’s a paper crafter’s MUST HAVE dream punch! 😜
It didn’t take long for me to go from “Meh” to “WOW“! Let me tell you why.
First, it’s a bit larger than I thought. Your punched sprig is about 1 1/2” long so it doesn’t get lost on your card or your desk.
I’ve used mine in SO many ways since it debuted in the 2018 Holiday catalogue.
- Use it as a simple embellishment in behind popped up greetings to frame it.
- Punch it out of patterned paper, glimmer and foil paper, or plain old cardstock.
- Glue it down for a whimsical tree for spring, summer, winter or fall.
- Add it as berries or sprigs (huh, go figure!) to foliage
- Perk it up with rhinestones to make holly or mistletoe.
- Make antlers for any little critter you want
- and I could go on…and on…
Really, it adds punch (pun intended☺️) and polish to my cards either as a simple embellishment or as a more elaborate focal point.
If you haven’t picked one up yet, this card just might be the clincher! The punch does ALL the work.
How can you make a fall wreath card?
- IMPORTANT TIP1: If you wish to stamp, do it BEFORE you start your wreath and wrap your wreath around it.
- Punch out 15 sprigs in five different colours (3 of each). Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide, Blackberry Bliss (and Leslie has one lonely little Early Espresso sprig in there too!).
- Start with one colour and affix the end of sprig with a glue dot to your card. TIP2: start at the bottom of your greeting so you can add your bow on top.
- Overlap a second, different coloured sprig also adhered with a glue dot placing it about 3/8” away from the middle of your first branch.
- Continue with different colours until you have a circle created.
To add further embellishment,
- Colour clear rhinestones with a Daffodil Delight dark Stampin’ Blend. TIP3: Put a jewel at the “bottom” of each sprig just in case you need to cover up a little bit of glue dot. TIP4:Mmix bigger and smaller rhinestones for variety.
- Craft a bow (Leslie’s is four strands of Linen Thread) and adhere with a glue dot.
- Mount your square (4 1/2” x 4 1/2”) onto a piece of Country Lane designer series paper that is 4 5/8” square.
- Adhere with dimensionals to a piece of Old Olive (4 7/8” x 4 7/8”) that you’ve run through the oh-so-yummy Tin Tile embossing folder.
- Glue to a square folded Blackberry Bliss card (5” x 1”, scored at 5”).
So a question for you. Do you know ANYONE who would NOT love to receive this for a Thanksgiving greeting?
Here’s the list of supplies Leslie used. I’d love it if you pick up your supplies here. Thanks a bunch.
Make a Fall Wreath Card
Are you punch crazy like me too?
If you are, did you see my Halloween treat box made almost exclusively with punches?
Or if you’ve ever used punches to create a focal point like Leslie, I’d like to hear about it.
- What punch?
- Which colours?
- What was your focal point?
Even better? Send me a photo at [email protected].
And if you haven’t ever used a punch for a focal point, start today. Make a fall wreath card with the super-duper, over-the-top, gotta-get-it, versatile sprig punch!