Friday, January 10, 2014

New Stampin'Up! video and wreaths!

I am really loving the new Spiral Flower Originals Dies in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Here are a couple wreaths I made last month:

This is a large wreath made on a 14" Styrofoam wreath base.  It took a full pack of Real Red card stock.

I made a lot of smaller flowers to fill in the gaps after all the large roses were glued on.  To make the smaller roses, I just cut the spirals in have to make 2 flowers.  
TIP #1 - Wrap your wreath in the same color fabric or paper that you're using for your flowers so the wreath base doesn't show through.  This was my first attempt and I didn't do that, but will from now on.

This was the second project I made with the die.  I used an entire paperback book to make this 10" wreath.  

It's hard to tell from the photo, but I sprayed Champagne Shimmer mist over the wreath, as well as sponged the edges of the flowers with it.  
TIP #2:  It's VERY helpful to have a quilling tool to roll the flowers (available at your local craft store).

1.  Purchase wreath, then wrap with either paper, ribbon or fabric in the color of the flowers.
2.  Die cut flowers (you can get 6 flowers from 1 sheet of card stock or 1 flower from a paperback book page).
3.  Twirl flowers tightly starting from the outside end.  Fold flap for bottom and hot glue together.
4.  Hot glue flowers to wreath base.  I started on the inside then worked my way out.

Here's an awesome video by Stampin'Up! showing a couple more projects and the die in action.  Remember - if you're going to make a lot of these, purchase a quilling tool!

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