Earlier I showed you a couple of Christmas cards that used flower shapes to create wreaths and baubles. They are great cards to make when you don't have a lot of seasonal card-making items or when you want to extend the use of the items you already have in your stash. And because they are so easy you can make a lot of them in a reasonably short time... which is great if you're only just getting your cards started!
1. You will need a piece of white cardstock measuring 11" x 51/2" folded in half to form a card blank, a second piece of white cardstock measuring 5" x 5" and a scrap of card in your choice of colour for the punched flowers.
2. From the piece of scrap card, punch out two sizes of flowers. A large flower for filling up the area and a nice small flower to fill in any gaps.
3. Place the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock on your scoreboard and score some border lines around the sides. Keep them about 1/4" from the edges.
4. Stamp a small sentiment in the very middle of the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock. The size of the sentiment will determine how big your wreath needs to be.
5. Use some double sided tape to adhere the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock to the centre front of the card blank.
6. Find a circular item that can be used as a template for your wreath. I find it's best not to draw a circle on the card as it's difficult to remove the pencil lines once you have all your flowers glued down. I use a circle cutter but a roll of tape also works well.
7. Spend some time figuring out how you are going to place your flowers. It's easier to lay the large flowers around the circle first then fill in with the smaller ones. They don't have to be evenly spaced, but you need to distribute them so that the wreath appears balanced.
8. When you're happy with the way you have placed your flowers you can begin adhering them to the card with some wet glue. I use Glossy Accents because it dries fast and is very strong.
9. Once all your pieces are firmly glued down, it's time to decorate! I used self-adhesive pearls in different shapes and sizes to give the impression of baubles, then finished off with a little ribbon bow. Easy!
Photos and written instructions copyright Beccy Muir 2013