I am Celebrating You for a Birthday Card. But I am really celebrating the Stamparatus! WooHoo!! I really love that Stampin’ Up! made some awesome additions to a stamping tool that we all love. My card today uses the Stamparatus to make a wreath from a regular flower. There are several videos out showing how to make the template. I am not going to recreate the wheel so I will just explain a little and show you my card.
Isn’t that Daisy Wreath just adorable? And it only takes a couple of minutes to get it stamped in a perfect circle. The little daisy from the Daisy Delight stamp set is a two-step stamp. I stamped first with Crushed Curry and then did the solid stamp with Flirty Flamingo.
The sentiment is from Hand Delivered. It is my favorite of the new Host Rewards stamp sets. It is extremely versatile and just darn cute! And I am sure you recognize the designer series paper as the Share What You Love Specialty DSP. I see myself going through several packs of this over the upcoming year.
OK to the wreath. I took a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock to make my template. I did not measure it but it was probably 6 X 6. Using the largest of the non scalloped Layering Squares (approximately 2 7/8) I placed it in the center of the 6 X 6 and cut it out with the Big Shot. I then turned it so it was like a diamond and centered it again over the square that I had just cut. Once you have that cut out , you are ready to go.
This card began as just an experiment to see how my lining up of the cuts were. So I used the square that was first cut out. You place the now template on the stamparatus and secure it. Insert the square back into the square hole and place your stamp in the center top of the square. Ink, stamp, turn your square to the diamond position (I rotated counter-clockwise each time) ink, stamp, repeat. And you end up with a perfect circle! Who Knew!!! I am in love all over again with the Stamparatus
Thank you for visiting with me today! I really appreciate it and one of these days I will create my first video and I will not be sending you off to someone else’s video. All of the products I used are listed at the bottom of the page. I hope you will give this a try. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I would love to have you join my team. A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first. Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early. For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator. Of course, the discount helps! If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.