Monday, October 21, 2013

Stampin' Up Halloween Wreath Using Designer Series Paper and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch

I have seen several really great wreaths made with Designer Series Paper on pinterest and blogs.    I had to give it a try.  The is a wonderful use of old DSP!!  This DSP is from last year's Holiday catalog.  I was thrilled to give this DSP pack a new life again!!!!  I used 15 strips of each of the designer paper in each design- cut to 1/2" strips. I used about 6 strips of the Basic Black cardstock.  You can use more or less depending on how "packed" you like your wreath.   Then you use a bone folder to curly your strips. Just like you would curl ribbon on a package!  Yes, the paper will curl!!!!  Use straight pins to insert them into a foam wreath- I used 10" wreath.  You can find them at most big box stores (save some $- use a coupon!!!).  The pins can also be found at the craft stores in the sewing section.  I used plain tops- not decorated or colored.  I used the circular wreaths, not the flat ones.  I do have some flat ones to try out but I think they will take more paper to do since there is more of a surface to cover.  
I also used a lot of twine.  I dug in my stash and grabbed out three different colors, a orange, black and black and white twine.  You could use any color twine that you have or ribbon!  I used the Petite Pennants Builder punch to make the banner.  I got this bunch when it first came out.  I was thrilled with it!!  It got moved around and went to the bottom of my punch box.  I was happy to dig it back out and give it some LOVE!!!  This is a wonderful punch!!!  You can find the pennants builder punch HERE .
I used Basic Black Cardstock to break up my patterned paper.  I like that it gave my wreath "stripes". 

I love this punch!!!!   Great for titles on scrapbook pages as well!

I also added some black and white polka dot ribbon to my wreath.  This ribbon was on the clearance rack recently!

Have you tried to make a wreath yet??!!!! Look for more seasonal wreaths to come!!!!
They are so much fun to make!!
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  1. WOW this looks great. I can't wait to see some more.

  2. This is the best wreath using this technique, that I have seen to date! Great job!
    What did you use to hang it with?

  3. I used a piece of twine and tied it but that isn't my ending spot for it but my wreath hanger broke so I need to get a new one.

  4. This is absolutely awesome! (Gaye Brittain Miller from FB Craft Therapy Group) :)


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