A Special Birthday Wreath Card

This truly special birthday wreath card isn’t one you’d necessarily make a big stack of though if you would, you are amazing! I spent lots of time on the exquisite details of this tiny paper wreath making this card one that is perfect for one of those big milestone birthdays or for someone truly special. Read on for all the details.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Nested Scallop with Holes, Large Ivy, Flower Buds and Kittie Says Phrases #1.

birthday wreath card made with die cuts from Rubbernecker to create a stunning tiny paper wreath of ivy and flowers

Card Base, Scalloped Layer and Sentiment

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer using purple cardstock.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach the purple layer to the white card base.  Pro Tip:  Using a colored layer of cardstock uses only one fourth of a sheet and allows me to save the other three quarters for future projects.  
  • Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock and attach it to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Cut a strip of white cardstock and cut it again using the scalloped die to create matching edges.  Pro Tip:  Secure the strip of cardstock to the die with tape so you can hold it in place when cutting to create perfectly straight scallop holes on both sides.  
  • Stamp the sentiment with black ink and set aside.


the exquisite paper wreath made with die cuts from Rubbernecker on today's birthday wreath card

The Wreath

  • Cut a 1.75″ wreath base using the Nested Circle die set.
  • Use scissors to handout the center out of the circle to create the wreath bae.
  • Use green cardstock to cut sections of ivy.
  • Cut each ivy section in two to create two smaller ivy branches.
  • Begin attaching the ivy to the base using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the end of each ivy section under the leaves from the previous section to overlap and continue all the way around the base.
  • For this wreath I tucked additional sections of ivy around the whole wreath to make it full and lush.
  • Cut the tiny flowers using purple cardstock, place them face up on the molding pad and form them using a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the small purple flowers all the way around the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Create a white multi loop bow and attach it to the wreath using glue dots.
  • Apply glossy accents all the way around the back of the wreath base and attach it to the scalloped layer. 
  • Finish the card by attaching the sentiment layer using  strips of mounting tape.

Check out my How To Make A Wreath post to see a few step by step photos of how to layer the foliage to the base.  I used different foliage but the concept is the same.  Click over to my Multi Loop Bow video tutorial to see how I made my bow.

a birthday wreath card suitable for milestone birthdays with a precious paper wreath made from tiny ivy and flower die cuts

Now that you have some tips up your sleeve, give this a try! And with these basics, you can make little flower arrangements, banners, garlands, etc. – there’s no end to what you can create! You will return again and again to the things you learned with this birthday wreath card because who can resist such beautiful little works of art?

5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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New & Improved Mini MISTI Laser…
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2 thoughts on “A Special Birthday Wreath Card”

  1. What a GREAT idea to use the vine die as a wreath. I have a vine die and now you have inspired me to use it differently. I really am enjoying your website and have gotten so many great ideas from you. Thanks for the inspiration! Keep them coming please!


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