Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PTI Sept. Blog Hop #1: Wreaths (and a tutorial!)

Hello, cafe friends! It's blog hop day at Papertrey Ink! This month's challenge? Make a card featuring a wreath. Yes! After Monday's post of my front door, you know I'm all about the wreath right now!

For my first card, I decided to make a wreath using a non-traditional wreath stamp. I chose Little Bitty Bird stamp set for this card.

For starters, I traced a circle onto card stock with a marker.

Next, I used the branch from the stamp set, bending it slightly on the block. That's one of many reasons that photopolymer stamps are so awesome. Bendability!

Using a repeating pattern, I stamped my way around the circle.

And here's the completed project:

I like this one! It's a little primitive, I think.

{Today's Brew: Little Bitty Bird (PTI), PTI card stock, Distress inks, stains, and markers, stitched grosgrain ribbon}

There are two more wreath cards, so check below for additional posts today!


  1. Great idea and very pretty Maryrose! Thanks for sharing how you did this.

  2. I really like how you inked the edges of the cardstock. The pop out birds are cute too!

  3. Very sweet (or because I can't help myself tweet) card, Mary Rose! Thanks for also sharing how you created your wreath.

  4. I LOVE all 3 of your cards!!!! Nice job!!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  5. I love all 3 of your cards also!! Yes this is little primitive, love love love prim!

  6. Love the birds! Could you make a wreath just like it for my door? Pretty please? Oh, come can do it! xo

  7. This is absolutely perfect! So smart & cute!

  8. Super sweet wreath - love bendy stamps too!

  9. Yeah! One of my favorites on the blog hop!