Mini Green Wreath

I love creating a mini green wreath with flowers on a clean and simple card background.  The wreath and pink and white flowers are set off perfectly against the pink layer with the delicate decorative border.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Large Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Borders #1 and Nested Circles

I love creating a mini green wreath with flowers on a clean and simple card background. Click thru to see how I made this pretty wreath.

The Card Base and Decorative Layers

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Use pink cardstock to cut two decorative layers using the Borders #1 die.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the pink layers and attach to the card base.

KC Rubbernecker 5162-02D Large Ivy 2 centerI love creating a mini green wreath with pretty flowers on a clean and simple card background. Click thru to see how I made this pretty wreath.

The Mini Green Wreath

  • Cut a 1.75″ wreath base using the Nested Circle die set.
  • Use green cardstock to cut six large ivy sections.
  • Cut each ivy section in two to create two smaller ivy branches.
  • Apply glossy accents to the ivy sections and attach them around the wreath base.
  • Attach the mini wreath to the card base using glossy accents.

The Flowers

  • Cut the small flowers using white cardstock.
  • Apply Spun Sugar ink to each flower center using a mini applicator.
  • Place the flowers on a molding pad and form them by pushing down in the center of each using a small tipped stylus. 
  • Apply glossy accents to the small flowers and attach them to the wreath.
  • Attach a white organdy multi loop bow to the wreath with glue dots for the finishing touch.  Note:  Check out my multi loop bow video tutorial if you would like to see how I made my organdy bow.

 

KC Rubbernecker 5162-02D Large Ivy 2 centerI love creating a mini green wreath with pretty paper flowers on a clean and simple card background. Click thru to see how I made this pretty wreath.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my mini green wreath with pretty pink and white flowers.  You can see lots of mini green wreath inspiration on this Pinterest link.  And if that isn’t  enough inspiration you can check out the 78 wreath projects featured in my Wreath Category.  Thank you for coming by today.  I hope you each of you have a happy, healthy and CREATIVE New Year!  XOXO

Dies used for my project.

 
5160-01D Borders #1
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Spun Sugar, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

A mini green wreath with pretty flowers look great on clean and simple cards.

Make a Paper Poinsettia Wreath for a Holiday Gift

Since Today I’m sharing a paper poinsettia wreath as part of my “anything but a card” series.  I learned wreath making from my mom working in her flower shop when I was a girl and I have made many over the years.  Since I don’t have much opportunity to do floral design with fresh flowers and foliage now  I find it very satisfying to create with paper.   I found this six inch grapevine wreath at Michaels for .49 cents and thought it would be beautiful decorated with paper poinsettias, holly and pine branches.  Now….I can already hear lots of you saying that you can’t design….or….you’ve never made a wreath before.  Let me walk you through the steps to show you how easy it really is. 

For my wreath I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Poinsettia #2, Holly and Greenery #2

You can see all the details about how I made this paper poinsettia wreath on my blog. Click through to see the details.

The Handmade Paper Poinsettia and Holly

  • Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note:  I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections using the largest flower die for the main base of the flower.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents. 
  • Form tiny yellow flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I love to use my reverse tweezers when working with tiny die cut parts and pieces.  They are like having a third hand.

The Holly and Evergreen Branches

  • Cut several holly sets using green and red cardstock and several evergreen branch sections using green cardstock..
  • Attach the red berries to the holly using glossy accents.
  • Lay the holly sections on the molding pad and score and form the leaves using the leaf tool. 

Click over to my blog to see how I made this paper poinsettia wreath.

Creating the Wreath

When I make paper flower projects for my card fronts I always attach my flowers to the card base using glossy accents.  For my wreath I used hot glue to to attach the flowers and foliage.  I knew the hot glue would adhere to the vines much better than using liquid glue.  A word of caution……be careful when using hot glue.  It can really burn your fingers. 

  • Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and attach both ends in place using hot glue.
  • Begin by attaching the first poinsettia on the wreath using hot glue.
  • Place the second poinsettia one inch apart from the first poinsettia and attach with hot glue.
  • Attach the third poinsettia one inch apart from the second and attach with hot glue.

Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D

To create an even balance of holly around the poinsettias I always attached the two larger sections together at each step of design.

  • Begin tucking the two larger holly sections under the top poinsettia and attach using  hot glue.
  • Move down to the second poinsettia and tuck two larger holly sections under the top petals and attach in place.
  • Repeat the step above at the top of the third poinsettia.
  • Move to the other side of the third poinsettia and tuck the two larger holly sections under the petals but going out in the opposite direction from the other sets you’ve attached.
  • Note:  when I had completed attaching the two larger holly sections at each step I did find a couple of spots that needed an additional holly branch to fill in. 
  • Finish by tucking several evergreen branches in between the holly and attach using hot glue.  You can see in the photo above how all of the poinsettias and foliage are attached to the top of the wreath base.

 

Come check out how I made this paper poinsettia wreath.

I think this paper poinsettia wreath would be the perfect holiday gift for a friend, your child’s teacher, the mail person……or anyone on your gift lift. They don’t take lots of time and are really fun to make.  You can make smaller wreaths as well.  I saw them sized at four, three and two inches.  Just pare down the size of your flowers, and use only one or two instead of three.  There is tons of paper poinsettia wreath inspiration on Pinterest. Thank you for all of your input regarding my :anything but a card” question earlier this week.  I sure do appreciate your responses and I hope you find today’s wreath inspiring.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. 

 

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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Tools and Supplies

 
Purchase the 6″ Natural Grapevine…
[ MCH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
 

A paper poinsettia wreath makes the perfect gift and/or holiday decoration.

Clean and Simple Christmas Wreath

My project today is a clean and simple Christmas wreath card using the newly released Wreath Set by Rubbernecker Stamps.  The set comes with evergreen branches, a holly branch and extra holly leaves and a berry branch and I used all three branches to create my full wreath.  I wanted the wreath to be the star of the card so I paired it with a simple designer paper background and crimped white layer.  I love the dimension the crimper adds to the white layer.  Have you dusted off your crimper and used it recently?  Most people say they haven’t even seen their’s in years.  Mine is in a drawer right by my desk and is used quite often. 

Come see how I made this clean and simple Christmas wreath card.

The Card Base

  • Cut a  piece of designer paper and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut a white strip of cardstock and run it through the crimper.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the white layer and attach it to the card base.

he Wreath

  • Cut the wreath base and several sets of the branches using green cardstock.
  • Punch out 1/8″ red circles and attach to the berry branches using glossy accents.
  • Begin by attaching the evergreen branches to the base of the wreath using glossy accents and continue to cover the whole base. 
  • Tuck holly branches in between the evergreen branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the wreath by tucking the berry branches in between the holly and evergreen branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the card base.
  • Finish by attaching a white multi loop bow.

 

Come see how I made this pretty clean and simple Christmas wreath card.

Here is a link to the Wreath Set.

 
5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Here are links to the tools and supplies I used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Paper Crimper, Straight
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Molding Pad
[ ELZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my clean and simple Christmas wreath card.  I really love putting miniature wreaths on my card fronts.  Check out this Pinterest link for more Christmas wreath card inspiration. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a good day.

Wreath Christmas Card

Today my project is a wreath Christmas card made using the newly released Rubbernecker Stamps Wreath Set and paired with the Poinsettia #2 and Borders #1. I love that the set comes with evergreen branches, a holly branch and extra holly leaves and a berry branch.  I used all three branches to create my full wreath.  

Come over to my blog to see how I made this elegant wreath Christmas card.

The Card Base

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Line up the border die and cardstock on the cutting platform and run through the machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the white border layer and attach it to the card base.

The Wreath

  • Cut the wreath base and several sets of the branches using green cardstock.
  • Punch out 1/8″ red circles and attach to the berry branches using glossy accents.
  • Begin by attaching the evergreen branches to the base of the wreath using glossy accents and continue to cover the whole base. 
  • Tuck holly branches in between the evergreen branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the wreath by tucking the berry branches in between the holly and evergreen branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the card base.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this lovely wreath Christmas card.

The Poinsettia

  • Cut the poinsettia layers using red cardstock and one using green cardstock.
  • Cut the tiny flower centers using yellow cardstock.
  • Place the flower layers face down on the molding pad and form them using the large round stylus. Note:  You can check out my Poinsettia Tutorial to see how I form my flowers. 
  • Place the flower layers face up on the molding pad and push down on the flower centers using a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents and finish it by attaching the tiny flower centers using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the wreath.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this wreath Christmas card.

Here are links to the Rubbernecker dies that I used to made my card.

 
5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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5160-01D Borders #1
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See al the new dies in the Rubbernecker release below.

 
5221D Park Bench Die
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5220D Fire Place Die
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5219D Door With Steps Die
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5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5217-08D Christmas Tree cut away Die
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5217-07D Santa Stuck Die
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5217-06D Winter Coco Die
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Here are links to the supplies I used fortoday’s project.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Molding Pad
[ ELZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my wreath Christmas card.  I think wreaths make such a beautiful statement on holiday cards.  You can get lots more inspiration on this wreath Christmas card Pinterest link.   Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Clean and Simple Christmas Wreath Card

My project today is a clean and simple Christmas wreath card made using the Rubbernecker Stamps Wreath with Berries and Blessed Christmas sentiment.  I love the crisp pine wreath image with the holly leaves and berries.  I hope you aren’t shocked that there is no die cut image on this card.  LOL! 

Come over to my blog to see how I made this Christmas wreath card.

The Wreath

  • Secure a 4.50″ square piece of hot press watercolor paper and the stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Shady Lane Versafine Clair ink to the stamp and stamp the image.  Note: VersaFine Clair’s innovative formulation provides the perfect image to use with watercolor paints or water based markers.
  • Ink up the stamp again if necessary and stamp the image a second time.   Note:  I love using my MISTI to stamp my images.  I didn’t press quite hard enough on my first attempt and didn’t get full coverage of the image.  I was easily able to apply more ink and stamp a second time for a perfect image.

Watercolor the Wreath

  • Use a green marker to fill in the delicate pine needles.
  • Watercolor the berries and holly leaves using a small brush and Distress Ink reinkers.
    • Barn Door and Fired Brick for the berries.
    • Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint for the leaves.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this pretty Christmas wreath card.

Assemble the Card

  • Secure the sentiment image and 1/2″ strip of cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Mask off the bottom portion of the sentiment using masking tape.
  • Remove mask and apply Shady Lane ink and stamp the sentiment.
  • Score two score lines 1/8″ apart on both sides of the sentiment, fold at the score lines to create the banner and attach it to the wreath base using double stick tape.
  • Trim off the banner ends on both sides of the wreath base.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the wreath base and attach it to the green card base.
  • Finish by attaching a red multi loop bow to the card base using glue dots.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this clean and simple Christmas wreath card.

Here is the list of the stamps I used for my project.

 
1252 Wreath with berries
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Blessed Christmas 980-04
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This is the list of tools and supplies used for the project.  You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Hot Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12,…
[ ELH ]
Natural White – 25 pk, Neenah Classic…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Squeezed Lemonade, Ranger Distress…
[ ELH ]
Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Barn Door, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Memento Marker, Northern Pine
[ ELH ]
Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor…
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Ben Collection 1/4″ X 50…
[ AMZUS ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
 

I enjoyed creating this clean and simple Christmas wreath card.  Since I rarely watercolor anymore and found it quite challenging. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Fall Leaf Wreath Card

Good Monday morning.  Today I’m sharing a fall leaf wreath card using the Rubbernecker Stamps 3 Maple Leaves and framed using the Nested Rectangle X Stitch set.  The wreath base was cut using the Nested Circles set. The sentiment is from the Splatter Leaves set.   I colored the leaves using Distress Inks and then embossed them using Versa and clear embossing powder.  I love how the clear embossing brightens the colors on the leaves and that they pop off the white background.

Come check out how I made this fall leaf wreath card.

The Frame

  • Line up the second and third sized dies from the Nested Rectangle X Stitch set together on the magnetic platform.
  • Place the white cardstock over the dies and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

Come check out how I made this colorful fall leaf wreath card.

The Fall Leaf Wreath

  • Cut the leaves using white cardstock.
  • Use mini applicators to apply Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick ink to the leaves.  Check out my short leaf coloring video on YouTube to see how I color my leaves. You can also see my step by step picture tutorial here.
  • Apply Versa and clear embossing powder to the leaves and heat.
  • Cut a wreath base using two dies from the Nested Circles set.
  • Gently bend and form the leaves with your fingers and attach around the wreath base using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the wreath base and attach it to the card base.
  • Finish by stamping the sentiment on white cardstock using Versafine Clair Verdant ink and attach it to the wreath using pieces of mounting tape.

Come check out how I made this clean and simple fall leaf wreath card.

I had such a good time making this fall leaf wreath card.  It is fun figuring out how to place the colors on the leaves to make each one a little different from the other.  Check out the Pinterest Fall Leaf Wreath card link for more inspiration.  You can also find more fall leaves inspiration on my blog by following this link.  I sure do appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful week.

 
Nested Rectangle X Stitch 5144-03D
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5215D 3 Maple Leaves Die
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
[ RBB ]
3019 Splatter Leaves
[ RBB ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Shabby Shutters, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Verdant
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
VersaMark Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
7mm (3/10″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
15mm (3/5″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
25mm (1″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Molding Pad
[ ELZ ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
3/8″ (4029), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Mini (3/16″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue -…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
[ ELH ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Precision Base Plate for…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Cutting Pads – Standard – 2…
[ SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]