Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Paper Wreath Tutorial

I am delighted to have another tutorial featured on SplitcoastStampers!   These paper wreaths are so pretty made with double sided paper and are quite easy to do.  You just need a sharp blade in your paper trimmer.   By the time I had made prototypes and finished wreaths for both tutorials my trimmer had quite a workout! 

It is really fun to see how the alternating paper lengths create the rings of the wreath.  I also varied the width of the cut strips on the three wreaths.    For this centerpiece I made cuts at 3/8" intervals.
I liked the effect of using striped paper.
 It would be cute to fill the center container with candy canes.

A wider cut gives a more rustic look.  The strips on this fall wreath are cut at 1/2" intervals.
I think one like this in bright spring colors with a Easter themed image would be pretty.

A slimmer cut gives a more delicate look to the wreath.  The strips for this one are 1/4".  You do need to be more careful when cutting such thin strips but it is worth it!
Fun plaid!
The written tutorial and links to the gallery can be found on the SplitcoastStampers site.   Below is the video tutorial.  Be sure to upload a picture to the gallery if you make one!  I would love to see them and welcome your comments!

3/8" Strip Candy Cane Centerpiece
Paper: Festive Farmhouse

½” Strip Fall Wreath
Stamps:  Country Home
Paper:  Country Lane Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock
Ink:  Momento Black Ink, Blackberry Bliss Ink Refill
Alcohol Markers:   Stampin’ Blends:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Whisper White 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon
Big Shot :  Stitched Shapes Framelits

¼” Strip Plaid Christmas Wreath
Paper:  Festive Farmhouse
Accessories:  Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack