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
[ SBC ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
New & Improved Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
 

How To Make a Wreath With Die Cuts

It’s not as hard as it looks to learn how to make a wreath with die cuts. I used a die specially made for this type of craft but once you know the basic steps and a couple of tricks, you can do this with many different die cuts and elements. And the results are always just gorgeous!  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Nested Scallop with Holes, Wreath Set and Greenery #1.

Learn how to make a wreath with die cuts as was done here with many layers of holly and pine all using products from Rubbernecker

Making the Wreath

Yesterday I posted a card showing how to make a mini wreath.  The steps to make this Christmas wreath are exactly the same only on a larger scale.

  • Use green cardstock to cut the wreath base and several holly branches.
  • Form the holly leaves using a molding pad and a leaf tool or gently bend them with your fingers.
  • Begin attaching one holly branch to the base using glossy accents.
  • Continue by adding a second branch and tucking the end under the top holly leaf of the first branch. Note:  By adding the end of each branch under the top leaf of the branch before allows the glued ends to be covered.
  • Keep adding the holly branches until the wreath base is covered.

Learn how to make a wreath with die cuts as shown here with the first layer of die cut greenery being placed on a paper ring

  • Use green cardstock to several sets of the greenery #1.
  • Trim the individual branches off of each greenery branch.
  • Begin tucking the small greenery branches in between the holly leaves to fill in the wreath.

 

 Learn how to make a wreath with die cuts as depicted here as layers of die cut greenery is attached to a base of die cut paper

  • Use lighter green cardstock to cut several of the berry branches.
  • Use a 1/8″ circle punch to punch lots of red circles to use as berries.
  • Attach the red circles to the berry branches using glossy accents.  Note:  I placed all the red circles on my molding so it would be easy to slip the tip of my reverse tweezers under the circle to pick it up.  It’s so much easier than trying to pick the circle up off my hard work surface.

Today's post is about how to make a wreath with die cuts as shown here with many layers of die cut greenery accented with tiny die cut berries all from Rubbernecker

  • Trim the end off the berry branches to shorten so they will fit well in between the branches.
  • Tuck the berry branches in between the holly and greenery branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Make a red multi loop bow attach it to the wreath using glue dots.  Note:  Check out multi loop bow video tutorial to see how I made this bow. 
  • Attach the wreath to the card base with a good amount of glossy accents.  Tuck your paper piercer in between the branches in several spots and push down on the wreath base to make sure it is secure.

This stunning card shows the results of learning how to make a wreath with die cuts with its impressive layering of die cut greenery and accents all from Rubbernecker
Now that you have some basic information on how to make a wreath with die cuts, go ahead and take a look at what you have in your stash, what you want to add and start making wreaths for all types of cards! It’s addictive and the recipients will be WOWed by your mad skills! Check out my spring wreath post to see a totally different kind of wreath made with large ivy and flowers but using the same steps as the one I shared with you today. 

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
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 ]
Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
[ SBC ]
Amazon.com: Ben Collection 1/4″ X 50…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Learn how to make a wreath with die cuts.

Wreath Card

Today I’m sharing a wreath card made with a clean and simple background.  Wreath cards have become very popular in paper crafting and I love creating realistic miniature wreaths with die cut paper flowers and foliage. For this card I used the Rubbernecker Mixed Flower Stack, Small Flowers #3, Large Ivy, Wreath Set and Inside Scallop Nested Set

I love making a wreath card with a clean and simple background.  Click through to see how I made this wreath using dies by Rubbernecker.

The Card Base

  • Use pink cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and white cardstock to cut the Inside Scallop layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the white layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Note:  Popping the white layer up with mounting tape instead of attaching it flat to the card base adds interest and dimension to the card.

The Wreath Base and Ivy

  • Cut the round wreath base from the Wreath Set using green cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut out eight sets of ivy.
  • Place the ivy sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of each leaf using the leaf tool.  Note:  The leaf tool is one of several tools that comes in the Sizzix Paper Sculpting Kit.
  • Cut each ivy branch in the middle to create two smaller branches.
  • Begin attaching ivy branches to the base using glossy accents and over lapping the branches all the way around to fill in the wreath. 

I love making a wreath card with a clean and simple background.  Come see how I made this wreath using dies by Rubbernecker.

The Flowers

  • Cut five sets of the Mixed Flower Stack using pink cardstock.
  • Use three of the smaller flowers in the set to create the flowers.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and form them using a round stylus.
  • Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of each using the small tipped stylus to push the petals up.
  • Attach the three flower sections together using glossy accents.
  • Cut two sections of the Small Flowers using pink cardstock, place the flowers face up on the molding pad and form them using the small tipped stylus.

Complete the Wreath Card

  • Use glossy accents to attach the large flowers to the wreath base.
  • Once the large flowers are attached tuck a few more ivy branches around the wreath and allow them to stick out of the main circle design  These extra ivy branches will create a more natural looking wreath.
  • Fill in the wreath with the smaller flowers and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Complete the wreath card by applying glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attaching it to the card base.
  • Note:  Check out my Paper Flower Wreath step by step tutorial if you would like to see photos of how I made this wreath.  The wreath was made using different flowers and foliage but the steps are the same.

I love making a wreath card with a clean and simple background.  Come over to see how I made this wreath using dies by Rubbernecker.

When I make a wreath card I most always make them with a simple background so the wreath is the main focus of the card. I have eighty wreath cards saved in my Wreath Category.  Some of my favorites are Wreath Cards for Spring, Wreath Christmas Card and Clean and Simple Paper Flower Wreath. And, Pinterest is full of stamped and die cut wreath cards.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a safe and happy day.

Here are the dies used for my card.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Here are are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
White Gem, Honey Bee Stickers
[ ELH ]
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 ]
 

Wreath Cards for Spring? Absolutely!

I don’t know about you but I love all those spring wreaths on people’s doors and it made me think – why not wreath CARDS for spring? I pulled out some “holiday” supplies, combined them with new goodies from Rubbernecker and – Voila!  Wreath cards for spring that can be sent for any occasion!  For this clean and simple project I used the Rubbernecker Wreath Set, Nested Scallop with Holes and Small Flowers #2.

Come see how I made some wreath card for spring - who says the front door should get the only spring wreath love?

The Scallop Layers

  • Use white cardstock to cut the scallop layers.
  • Cut one full layer and cut a second narrow layer.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of both layers.
  • Attach the full scallop layer to the card base and then line up the narrow layer and attach to the full layer.

Wreath cards for spring occasions? Why not - click through to see how you can make these!

The Wreath and Flowers

  • Cut several sections of the holly and one circle base using green cardstock.
  • Gently score each holly leaf using the leaf tool and molding pad.
  • Layer and attach the holly branches to the circle base using glossy accents.
  • Use pink cardstock to cut the flowers.
  • Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad and attach the layers together using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flowers to the wreath 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 using a few glue dots. Click the multi loop bow link if you would like to see a quick video of how I make my bows.

These wreath cards with their spring vibes are perfect for so many occasions - click through to learn more!

Take a good look at your supplies and think about what other kinds of wreath cards you can make!  You can find all kinds of wreath card inspiration at this Pinterest link.  And, you can find over 70 cards in my wreath card category.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Here the dies I used for my project.

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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5210-05D Small Flowers #2 Die Cut
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Here are the tools and supplies I used.

 
Sheer Organdy White Ribbon 1/4″ x 100…
[ AMZUS ]
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 ]
 

Take a good look at your supplies and think about what other kinds of wreath cards you can make! 

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.