Sunday, November 2, 2008

Say It With Letters - Christmas Wreath Kit

*Altered wreath project will be featured in the Dec09/Jan10 issue of Simply Handmade.

I was lucky enough to win a Christmas Wreath kit over at Say It With Letters recently. I love to alter so this kit is right up my alley. I knew I wanted to tackle this at the 15 hr crop I went to yesterday. In addition to making the wreath, I also made 3 cards....and there are still papers and things left that I plan to make a few more when I get some more time!

To make the wreath I painted the entire thing with brown paint. I forget to bring any green, so I ended up going in a different direction...I'm glad I did! To cover up most of the brown, I then took a variety of EK Success circle punches, then used a glue pen to draw a circle on each one and them applied Doodlebug copper glitter. I overlapped them all over the wreath, including putting pop dots behind some for added dimension. I also added some buttons and stickers from the kit to some of the circles. I also traced the bow onto paper and added glitter. The chipboard Merry Christmas I attached to a diecut that I outlined with copper glitter as well. I recommend using a fairly strong adhesive since you are gluing some of them directly to the paint. But then you also have to be careful since you may not be able to move things once they are stuck down. There are two holes on the back of the wreath, so it makes it so easy to hang on your wall!

The cards came together very quickly. Only extras included Coordinates and kraft cardstock, Clearsnap Chestnut Roan ink and some Paper Studio gems.

Thanks again SIWL!


deb said...

Oh my goodness!!! I adore the wreath!! The circle cutouts are so clever. And sweet cards too. I'm going to post it on my blog. :)

Jenniwren32 said...

Hey Jen, Love what you did with your wreath! I love SIWL stuff!!! BTW good luck with MM DT!:)