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Sunflower Wreath

Hiya!

Today I will be sharing my revamped Sunflower Wreath. I whipped up a quick wreath last year and when I got it out for this Fall it just looked a little pitiful so it got a makeover! I made a quick video just to show you how I put it together. Super easy and quick.

Supplies

1- Grapevine Wreath (mine was wrapped with a wired floral ribbon but this isn’t necessary.

3 – Large single stem sunflowers

3- Bunches of smaller sunflowers

1 – Hot Glue Gun

1-  Small piece of ribbon or wire to hang finished wreath

All supplies were purchased at Michaels.

I started off with my wreath from last year. The sad little thing that she was. I hadn’t even glued the flowers on they were just stuck through the wreath. I am surprised that they didn’t blow off.

wreath-snapshot-crop

This is just a grapevine wreath with a wired floral ribbon wrapped around and then the three sunflowers and two leave stuck in the bottom. It really wasn’t bad but I wanted something with a little more pop.

All of the large sunflowers were removed and I used a high heat glue gun to re-adhere the sunflowers. Next, I dismantled the  smaller sunflower bunches by popping the flowers of the stems. I purchased three bunches of sunflowers when they were on sale and used all of them for the wreath.

Sunflower Wreath - A Makeover
Sunflower Wreath – A Makeover

I also added a tiny loop of ribbon around the back so I could hang it on the wreath hanger.

Easy sunflower wreath
Easy sunflower wreath

As you can see, the ribbon that was there, to begin with, doesn’t really show but it didn’t seem worth it to take it off. I feel like using the hot glue will keep all the flowers in place even in strong winds.

Thank you for stopping by!

 

Thankful Card

Hi All – I am back again today with a Thanksgiving card. So, my last card featured one die cut word and so does this one. While these cards have that in common, I think that you’ll find that they are very different!

Handmade Thankful  Card
Handmade Thankful Card

I was inspired by this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving.  This card features the Technique Tuesday Handful of Henna Stamp Set. You can watch a video of the creation below.

Technique Tuesday Stamps - Handful of Henna
Technique Tuesday Stamps – Handful of Henna

I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped my background images using VersaMark and Copper Embossing Powder and then heat set. I did one at a time because I was afraid that I would smudge the images if I didn’t do it that way.

Distress Ink - Gradiation
Distress Ink – Gradient

Once everything was stamped, I began the application of Distress Ink. I started at the top and worked my way down using Mustard See, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, and Seedless Preserves. I always go  over each shade a few times to help blend everything together.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Next, I applied a little Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy around the edges.

Thankful
Thankful

Next, I created my sentiment band. For the banner, I broke out my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo and die cut the sentiment using the font QK Indigo. I then took a piece of white cardstock and applied a coat of Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then gave it a healthy coat of Glitter Adhesive and applied Red Wow! Glitter. I inked my “Thankful” banner with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Fired Brick inks.

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Once my red glitter was dry, I adhered the “Thankful” banner using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. Again, it was time to let it dry. I then adhered my banner to my background and added the Glitter Domes. I created the orange mat by applying Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks to another piece of white cardstock. Everything went on an A2 card base.  I really love this stamp set but I find that it is hard to use, and so I am so glad that it works on this one!

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Close-up Sentiment

Thank you as always for stopping by my little corner of the web. I am both grateful and thankful.

Materials

Stamps: Handful of Henna – Technique Tuesday

Ink: VersaMark – Tsukineko, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Vintage Photo, and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks – Ranger

Other: Red Glitter – Wow! American Crafts, Copper Embossing Powder – My Sentiment’s Exactly, Glittering Glue –  Martha Stewart, Red Glitter Dome – Crystal Stickers

 

Grateful Card

Hello!

Today I’ll be sharing a little easy card I made this week. I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Thanks/Thanksgiving.  I knew that I wanted to do something with copper glitter and just the word “Grateful.”

Easy & clean "Grateful Card." Word is die cut Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font.
Easy & clean “Grateful Card.” Word is die cut Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font.

I started this card by die cutting the word “Grateful” using the Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font from the now defunct QuicKutz. I picked this die up off the sale table awhile back. Then I  colored my letters using Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. I am always worried that you will see white behind the glitter if I don’t do this, however, for this project I am not sure that it made a huge difference. I the adhered my letters to a piece of white cardstock.

Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner
Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner

First I “painted” my letters with glitter adhesive and applied the fine copper glitter. Once each letter was glittered and glued they were allowed to dry. Once dry I applied a coat of Glossy Accents. I took my background paper and placed a 1/4″ strip of Scor-Tape along the top of my card and applied more of the glitter, then I applied more Glossy Accents.

Letter close-up
Letter close-up

I then created the very back mat for my card, again I used Scor-Tape and copper glitter and, of course, more Glossy Accents. I feel that the Glossy Accents hold the glitter in place without taking away from the overall glitter “feel.”

Embellishment Close-up
Embellishment Close-up

While I was allowing my Glossy Accents time to dry I made my little embellishment. I grabbed an off-white button and ran the leaf brad through one of the holes. Then I made a little nest using a gold cord. I used glue dots to adhere all of the parts together. I then plopped the whole thing on my card front. I’ll admit, I did not wait for my Glossy Accents to dry and managed to stick a finger in a puddle. So as usual, I suggest to not do what I do and wait for it to dry. Then I really let everything dry and used foam tape to adhere my card front to the glittered mat. and then all of that to a card base.

Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner
Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner

You could easily change the color of glitter of the word and have a totally different feel. The font is really the star of the card and of course all that lovely copper glitter. Thank you for stopping by – have a great day!

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White

Adhesives: Glossy Accents – Ranger, Glue Dots – Thermo-Web, Scor-Tape – Scor-Pal, Glitter Adhesive – Martha Stewart

Other: Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font – QuicKutz, Button – Scavenged, Gold Cord – Stampin’ Up, Maple Leaf Brad – Creative Impressions, Copper Wow Glitter – American Crafts

Fall Wreath Cards

We are finally getting a little Fall weather here and our trees are starting to change colors. I love this time of year and I hope you can see that in my cards today.

This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Autumn Is In The Air. I took this opportunity to re-create a card I had make previously. Two years ago, I made wreath cards for Thanksgiving. I made one extra and actually had it on-hand to photograph. The details on this card are a little fuzzy so I am sharing what I remember with a big (I think that this is how I made this, disclaimer)

Cherish Wreath Card - created with Silhouette Cameo and Color Mists
Cherish Wreath Card – created with Silhouette Cameo and Distress Inks

To create the leaves I used my Silhouette and cut them out of white card stock and then I sprayed them with custom made glimmer mist. Making your own glimmer mist is super easy! All you need is a mini-mister, re-inker (I used Distress Ink) and Perfect Pearls. Tim Holtz did a tutorial on this, literally ages ago but basically you take a few drops of re-inker and Perfect Pearls in a mini-mister and then fill the rest with water. I made these with glimmer mist made with Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye re-inkers.

Leaves created with Silhouette Cameo
Leaves created with Silhouette Cameo

I spread out my leaves and sprayed them with my custom mists and then sprayed them with water. Once they were dry I edged each leaf with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then crinkled them up. I cut a ring using my Silhouette and adhered my leaves to it. Once dry, I mounted it to my card, stamped the sentiment and added the bow.

Cherish Wreath Close-up
Cherish Wreath Close-up

This was a perfect Thanksgiving card but I wanted to make something a little more colorful and with different types of leaves. Enter – my reinvented wreath card. . . .

Created using Distress Inks and the Silhouette Cameo
Created using Distress Inks and the Silhouette Cameo

Basically I followed the same process for this card. I cut my leaves out using my Silhouette Cameo. This time I used my ink blending tool to apply the color to my different leaves. I purchase the leaf design from the Silhouette Design store (here). I also cut the banner using my Cameo.

Stamps from My Sentiments Exactly!
Stamps from My Sentiments Exactly!

I inked my banner with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and then stamped the word using the My Sentiments Exactly set Old World Upper and Lower Sets using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. This is an alphabet stamp so I took my  time to stamp each letter and tried to get everything to follow the banner curve.

Thanks Wreath Card - Close-Up
Thanks Wreath Card – Close-Up

I created another ring, this one is 5″ and adhered the leaves to it and then added my banner using foam tape.

Leaves inked with Distress Inks
Leaves inked with Distress Inks

I used my Cameo to create the circle card. I am not sure that I have an envelope this large as I did go a little wild with all of the leaves. This made it a bit bigger then 5″, which was really the size I was aiming for.

Thanks Wreath Card created by Jennifer Miner
Thanks Wreath Card created by Jennifer Miner

Materials – Cherish Wreath

Stamps: Baroque Motifs – Stampin’ Up

Paper: Whisper White – Stampin’ Up

Other: Distress Re-Inkers, Perfect Pearls, Ribbon – Michaels

Materials – Thanks Wreath

Paper: Neenah Solar White

Ink: Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Old Paper & Walnut Stain

Stamps Old World Alphabet Upper & Lower – My Sentiments Exactly!

Thanks for stopping by!Fall

Anniversary Card

Happy Friday!

I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of August. I am looking forward to the Fall. It is my favorite season and I love Halloween.

Today’s card is an anniversary card for my in-laws and my entry in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes.

Card featuring Hero Arts Wheat Stamp & Mega Mixed Messages Papertrey Ink
Card featuring Hero Arts Wheat Stamp & Mega Mixed Messages Papertrey Ink

I started with a piece of Solar White card stock and sponged on Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry inks from Stampin’ Up. For this ink application I used a quarter of a sponge. To get a smooth transition between the colors I begin with the lightest color and work to the darker color. Once I have the colors where I would like them I go back over each transition to smooth out the colors. I then stamped the wheat in Vintage Photo. Once that had dried I distressed the center panel using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I used my Ink Blending tools.

Fall colored Anniversary Card by Jennifer Miner
Fall colored Anniversary Card by Jennifer Miner

I then sponged a white piece of card stock with Rich Razzleberry ink and then mounted the central image to the purple card stock. I added black and marigold colored card stock. I die cut the smallest rounded square in the Spellbinders Label 1 out of black card stock and then cut it in half. I adhered these pieces to a strip of vellum where I had stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. Once again my sentiment is from the highly versatile Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink. I added some gold brads and voila – Happy Anniversary.

Anniversary Card featuring wheat and fall colors by Jennifer Miner
Anniversary Card featuring wheat and fall colors by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Stamps: Wheat – Hero Arts & Mega Mixed Messages – Papertrey Ink

Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Rich Razzleberry – Stampin’ Up, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Ink – Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black – Recollections, Vellum – The Paper Company, Marigold – Bazzill

Other: Labels 1 Dies – Spellbinders, Brad – Creative Impressions, Chestnut Zing Embossing Powder – American Crafts