Stampin’ Up! Swirly Spring Wreath for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

I used the Swirly Bird and Jar of Love stamp sets and coordinating dies to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today.  We have a sketch challenge this week and this is what I made for it:

Here is the sketch that we’re using this week:

I combined Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist with some pretty blues – Pool Party and Marina Mist to “build” a Spring wreath on my card today.   To begin, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to an Early Espresso card stock mat.  Then I cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock, stamped it with the sentiment from the Jar of Love stamp set with Flirty Flamingo ink and clipped one end to make a banner.  I shaped it a bit with my fingers before adhering it to the art layer with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the small flower from the Jar of Love stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink multiple times on Very Vanilla card stock and Flirty Flamingo card stock and cut them out with the coordinating die from the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.  I stamped the veins for the small leaf from the Swirly Bird stamp set multiple times in Lemon Lime Twist ink on Lemon Lime Twist card stock and used the small leaf die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to cut them out.  Then I stamped the bird from the Swirly Bird stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock with Marina Mist ink and used my Paper Snips to fussy cut it out.

The wreath is cut from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with the mid-size swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  I then trimmed a bit out of the center of the swirl.  The flowers and leaves are shaped a bit using a stylus on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat.  All the pieces are adhered in place using Liquid Glue, except the bird, which is adhered with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a triple loop bow with Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Mini Glue Dot.  Pearl Basic Jewels add the finishing touch.  The art panel is adhered to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The inside panel of Very Vanilla card stock is adhered to an Early Espresso mat and then to the card interior with Liquid Glue.  I added three more leaves and a flower in the bottom left corner.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created today.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather – You are here!
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston

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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Marina Mist CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base
  • Early Espresso CS – (cut 2) 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels for mats
  • Very Vanilla CS – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel for inside, 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ strip for sentiment, scraps for stamped bird and flowers.
  • Coffee Break DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel for card front
  • Wood Textures DSP – 3″ x 3″ panel for die cut wreath

Stampin’ Up! products used to complete this project:

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Bundle

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Bundle

Glue Dots


Big Shot


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12 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Swirly Spring Wreath for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Pingback: Stampin’ Up! Floral Statements on Sheet Music for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop | Stamps – n - Lingers

  2. Very pretty Sue! Great take on the sketch, love your wreath with your little bird peeking out. 🙂

  3. What a pretty Spring wreath, Sue! Would like to have a real one just like it on my door! Beautiful! 🙂

  4. Great card, Sue. I have the dies, but not the stamps. Now, I think I need to get that set! Lots of possibilities I had overlooked. Love your color choices too.

  5. Susan K says:

    So pretty. Love the little bird!

  6. This is really sweet! That wreath is perfect and the birdie the perfect addition.

  7. Such a pretty spring wreath, I could see that on my door. Great job.

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