Beautiful Friendship Stamparatus Wreath Builder Card PP493

by Joanne James31. May 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for you to work with:


I decided to go across the top row with Flowers/Girly/Birthday and wanted to share with you a card I made using one of my most favourite stamp sets of all time, Beautiful Friendship - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I ADORE the 'Beautiful Friendship' stamp set and have made a ton of cards with it recently, having held an online class using this set. In between  my online classes, I have been running a whole host of online demonstration sessions either sharing different ideas using the class stamp set, revisiting previously learned techniques, or sometimes a combination of both. This card was a result of one of those sessions, where I held I refresher session showing how to use your Stamparatus to create wreaths. The single rose in the 'Beautiful Friendship' set is perfect to create a simple wreath, so armed with my favourite of the retiring in-colors, Lovely Lipstick, and ringing the changes with a 6" x 6" square card, this was what I came up with. 

Have you ever used your Stamparatus to create a floral wreath? Here's a short speeded-up clip of my demonstration (without sound) that shows how easy it is to do:

I then added a heat-embossed fussy cut sentiment from the soon-to-be-retired 'Seriously The Best' stamp set and a simple twine bow to the front of my card and added a little decoration to the inside too:


Did you find the above speeded up video clip useful? If you would like to take part in one of my online classes or attend my online demonstration sessions, do check out my class schedule on the events section of my Facebook page or on the 'Classes' tab on my website, or just drop me a line for more information.

I'm linking today's card up over at SUO Challenges where the current theme is Designer's Choice - this one is definitely one of mine!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I'll be spending mine in and out of my 'By One Get One Free' party over on my Facebook page as I clear out my retiring stamps to make way for the new, whilst sitting in the garden enjoying the warm sunshine!nI'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/31/2020 10:56:29 AM #

This is brilliant!  I have seen wreaths made with the SAR but never tried one myself!  You've inspired me to try easy and so impressive!  Just lovely!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/31/2020 7:28:30 PM #

love it! going to try making a wreath with these stamps.


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/1/2020 7:34:37 AM #

What a fabulous idea! The stamparatus wreath technique is just so satisfying to do and, as you've shown, makes such a statement. And this is one of my favourite sets too. Love it!


jaydeeUnited States
6/1/2020 4:11:25 PM #

Joanne, I agree this is a fabulous set and this card showcases just how beautiful it can be.  I love the layout - that wreath is amazing.  Thank you for rocking the grid this week, my friend


Heather H
Heather HUnited States
6/2/2020 6:10:48 PM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne!  I love your in the round technique - what a great set for it!  Such a happy, delightful card!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


LaurieUnited States
6/3/2020 12:13:04 AM #

Love love your wreath of blooms!! Such a gorgeous card, and great stamping!


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
6/3/2020 1:39:36 AM #

Your card is totally gorgeous Joanne (I too am sad Lovely Lipstick is retiring)!  Wreaths are all the rage it seems and yours is just stunning-I will definitely check out your video.  Your friend will cherish receiving this for sure!  I just received my new catalogue and now I have to go back and relook at this set!  Have a good week!


AllisaUnited States
6/3/2020 3:47:05 AM #

Such a gorgeous card, I can see how it is your favorite set!


Mary Deatherage
Mary DeatherageUnited States
6/5/2020 1:09:23 AM #

Genius!  I need to try this technique!  What a wonderful wreath you created - and the sentiment over top is so cool! Smile


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/5/2020 4:46:29 PM #

What a brilliant design, Joanne! I, too, am sad about Lovely Lipstick. I enjoyed watching the video on how to create the wreath. I'll have to give it a try!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
6/6/2020 3:52:46 AM #

LOVE how you crated a wreath with this stamp set! Can't wait to try it out. The embossed sentiment really pops, too. Seriously the Best is seriously one of MY favorite stamp sets. This is just an all around happy card!


Renee Daley
Renee DaleyUnited States
6/7/2020 1:37:21 AM #

What a fun way to create a wreath!  The large sentiment really pops as well. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
6/8/2020 3:27:02 PM #

So very clever how you made the wreath with this stamp set. Definitely trying it! Thank you so much for joining us over at We hope that you join us again tomorrow for a new challenge!


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
6/9/2020 11:07:44 AM #

Wow, that wreath looks so impressive!  What a fantastic way to use that stamp set, it's one of my favorites too.  Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges, hope to see you for the new challenge starting today!


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