Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sweet Sorbet Wreath

Only 6 more day of Sale-a-bration!

Hi... it's rather sunny, but still cold here today. I have come to the conclusion that complaining about the cold isn't doing me any good! I sent the memo to Mother Nature many months ago about the rather lengthy winter season (close to 6 months) that we've been having... here in Canada, but no response! On the positive side, I can see some of my lawn - it's going to be a lot of work to get my garden and lawn ship-shape once all the snow melts! But I'm up to the challenge when the white stuff is all gone!

I thought since this was the last week of Sale-a-bration... sniff :( 
It might be nice to share some of my favourite products over the next few days and some projects that I've created with those products. It's a tough decision choosing my top 5, as I love everything! These are in no particular order - that would be even harder... so I'm just saying they are all in my top 5! Today's project features 2 SAB items - one is used much more dominantly than the other but that doesn't mean I love it any less. I used the gorgeous 'Sweet Sorbet' designer series paper and the coordinating Accessory Pack (re. baker's twine).
I knew I wanted to create a wreath the moment I saw the 'Spiral Flower' bigs die from the occasions catalogue. I didn't want to be conventional or traditional and create a round wreath... that I opted to do a square one! I took a piece of cardboard and measured around the perimeter so the square wreath had a thickness of 2" all the way around. I covered it in a piece of the 'Sweet Sorbet' DSP so the cardboard would be covered. I then cut out many, many spiral flowers... luckily with bigz dies you can cut more than one sheet so it didn't take all that long to do. I used almost all the sheets in the paper (I didn't use the patterns with black since it was to be a spring wreath). I made the designer series paper flowers onto the lower right side (left in the photo) and the top left I decided to use the colours from the paper in cardstock for a little bit different of an effect.
I used the 'Banners' framelits (the second smallest) to cut my banners using Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock. I stamped the word 'SPRING' with the 'Notable Alphabet' stamp set on Pool Party cardstock and punched each letter out with the 1" Circle and matted onto a 1 1/4" Circle in Pistachio Pudding. I then attached a piece of 'Sweet Sorbet' Baker's twine in Pool Party to attach my banners too! I used a glue gun to attach my banners and added a 3/4" circle to the back to secure it with some more hot glue. I did the same for my twine for the hanger. Lastly I added some butterflies using the Bitty Butterfly & Elegant Butterfly Punch aswell as the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. This wreath has a very spring look to it with this stunning Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper and the butterflies just finish it off. I hope you like my share, and feel inspired to create something yourself :)
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Banners Framelits Dies [132173 - $32.95]
Notable Alphabet [wood: 132047 - $57.95; clear: 126357 - $42.95]
Spiral Flower Die [129379 - $21.95]
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz [114507 - $26.95]
Bitty Butterfly Punch [129406 - $21.95]

Happy Stamping :)

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