Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Artisan Wildcard Wednesday!! - 05/29/13


This week we are doing something NEW and FUN!! KEEP READING 'cause you won't wanna miss this (it involves getting something for FREE)!!

Wasn't Sarah Sagert just plain ol' FANTABULOUS (again??) LOVE her style!!



I decided that, with my newly-painted front door, I needed to make a new wreath (the front door got a second coat of paint today, so I am still waiting for it to set AND for the weather to clear up so that the lighting is decent ... had to use an INSIDE door!)!

This was VERYVERYVERY easy to make! I tore squares of DSP that were approximately 3" square (don't worry about being exact ... I was WAY off on some of these!)! I pushed my finger down into the center of each square and pulled the sides up to form a "cup" of sorts ... then I hot-glued each square onto a foam circular wreath form ...

See?? Pretty cool, eh? This took hardly ANY time at all. Not much more than an hour!! FUN, EASY and QUICK!! My kinda project, I tell ya ... (I could've told y'all that I slaved over this for HOURS, but I decided to tell ya the truth!) The package of DSP has 12 sheets in it (two of them were clear sheets with a printed design, so I didn't use those at all) ... I tore up 10 of those sheets to use for the wreath. Didn't use ALL the pieces (and I didn't go back through and count what was left!), but I would say that this wreath takes about 10 12"x12" sheets of DSP ...

Stamps: NONE
Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: NONE
Accessories: Foam Wreath Form, Glue Gun, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

Now for the FUN part ... this week, for everyone who leaves a comment on this post (and on any of posts by the Artisan Design Team members who are participating in this blog hop!), you will entered in a drawing to WIN something FREE and FANTASTIC (aka "blog candy" ... either product or a handmade item from one of the Artisans! I will be giving away NEW, UNUSED product)! FOUR chances to win from me:

* LEAVE A COMMMENT below; AND/OR
* Repin THIS PIN; AND/OR
* Share THIS POST on Facebook (friend me if you can't see it!); AND/OR
* Place an online order with ME via THIS LINK


All comments, repins, shares and orders have a deadline of MIDNIGHT (MST) MAY 31!! Don't miss out!!

Check back on my blog THIS WEEKEND and I will post the winner(s)!!! I may actually pick more than ONE, so be sure to ENTER!!

Please note ... each Artisan is doing their OWN giveaway with their OWN specific rules, so be sure to read-read-read!!

Cool beans, right??? Because WHO doesn't like FREE STUFF?????

More brilliance coming your way via Amy Bollman! Check it out!!

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54 comments:

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely wreath!

Amyd said...

Fantastic wreath and I like the DSP you chose to use.

Twila said...

WoW! What a beautiful wreath. Love the new paper!

R Galassini said...

Love the wreath! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki B. said...

super sweet!!!!

Anita M. said...

Thank you for the projects all year.I really liked seeing the new designs you came up with.

Tanya said...

What a creative idea! And so much easier than die-cutting shapes! :)

Valerie A said...

When they chose you to be an artisan, they chose an authentic artisan. I love your projects and this one is no exception. Thanks for sharing your ideas and fun.

Alicia Graham said...

I love, love, LOVE this wreath! WOW!

~Alicia

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Wow, this wreath is really great!

Chantal said...

Wow! What a colorfull wreath. I just love it. It sure looks like if it was taking a lot of time to do it.

Beth said...

Wow. First thought it was made from fabric. Great project.

Sandy O said...

Really like this wreath. What did you use the seam binding for? Can't see it in the picture.

Cathy said...

Great wreath! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Debbie D said...

Love, Love, Love this! I will definitely be making one of these. Great way to use up scraps! Thank you for your inspiration.

Kay said...

Love your wreath! How "springy" the colors are! Thanks for all your inspiration! Hugs!! Kay Capps-

ny2tx_patti said...

This is a beautiful wreath. I love how you used all this gorgeous DSP!

carpediem said...

fabulous wreath! gotta get out my glue gun! laura j

Diana Eichfeld said...

Great wreath Wendy! Thanks for all the inspiration you've been providing, love it!!

Eli said...

Wendy...Love the wreath. I'm always inspired when I come here :-)
(I also repinned)

Keep up the beautiful work...

Wendybell said...

Sandy O. ... the seam binding is what it is hanging from (you can see a little bit of it in the top photo) ... :)

Kimberly S. said...

Very pretty wreath!! What a great way to use up/display your favorite DSP!!

brrenwick said...

I LOVE this wreath!!! And I love how easy it is even more :) I'm going to be making one of these for my own front door soon. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

kellygrl27 said...

Love the wreath. I would probably use straight pins to stick them to the wreath, though. I'm not really friends with hot glue. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy, too!

Catherine Joy Stockley said...

LOVE THIS WREATH !! And so simple !! I will totally be breaking out my Hot Glue Gun to make one of these with lots of my Retiring DSP !! Thanks !!!

Karen Larson said...

Love the alternative to flowers!Thank you for always showing fresh and fun ideas!

Lynette S. said...

You are a true Artisan. Love your originality.

Mary Cavalier said...

So cute! About how many sheets of DSP did it take? I have more retired DSP than I will ever possibly use for cards and scrapbooking...

Lynn said...

I would never have thought to do that with paper.

lisa eriksmoen said...

interesting idea! would like some instructions:)

Cindy Henry said...

I love your wreath ! I'd like to do that for my Stamp Club. About how many pieces of paper does it take per wreath?
Thanks !

Brenna said...

love this wreath! the colours of this dsp are amazing! can't wait to get my hands on it!! tfs
brenna

Katie said...

Wendy, the wreath is awesome! Love following your blog--it's always full of great ideas!

Kyla said...

Wow, I love that wreath!

Wendybell said...

Kelly ... I tried starting out with pins, but because paper doesn't have much texture, they were pulling out too easily, which is why I resorted to using the glue gun ...

Mary and Cindy ... I added a little bit of instruction on how many sheets I used ... about 10 12"x12" ... probably less because I had leftovers, but I wasn't sure where I was going when I started!!

fiddlinfan said...

Your wreath is so pretty and fun! It's really great cuz it's so easy too.

Janis Barnes said...

Love it! A great way to use up some of my DSP stash.

Janet Swofford said...

Oh my word! I love this wreath! AND it's quick and easy? So cool! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:-)
Inky hugs,
Janet

Elizabeth Ames said...

Great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

~Erica~ said...

What a fun project!! Wouldn't this be a great way to great guests to your house for club/workshop. Great job again Wendy!

Pam Carter said...

Wendy, have really enjoyed the Artisan blog hops. You are all so creative and inspiring. Love the wreath!!! That will be one I will copy as soon as I can order the DSP. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Wendy, I love this wreath! It really does seem easy to do. It will be a great way to use up some of the retiring DSP that I have SO much of--not to mention a way to enjoy it!
Terri Brown

nina m. said...

love it, can't wait to make one or two..... thanks for sharing

Melissa Canales said...

I LOVE your wreath and I enjoy seeing your artisan posts each week. Thank you for sharing your creations!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Now, off to paint my front door and make a wreath.

xrciznuts said...

Hey Wendy! Nice wreath! And so simple too. I also repinned and shared. Nice way to get comments on your post by offering free stuff! LOL! Big HUGS!
Kim Smith

Tina Munzke said...

Love it! I'm so going to case this. It's a good way to use up the mountains of retiring DSP that I have. Pineed it to my pinterest too. Thanks!

Tina Munzke
tinamunzke@gmail.com

Mary said...

What a clever idea and it does not sound very hard. Thanks

Texas JennyWren said...

LOVING your wreath!! I imagine it took a lot of fabric, huh? Thanks for a chance to win blog candy!!

Carol Carriveau said...

Love your wreath - so pretty and fun and goes with anything! Don't blame you for not using the clear sheets in this pack of DSP.... Your idea looks like it would be soft to touch....even though paper. TFS!

Sue C said...

I should do one of those for my front door too. Love the colors you chose! You do great work! Love all your posts.

Amy Williams said...

Love your wreath, and all of your beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Doris D. said...

What a great idea to use up the DSP. Such a cute idea.

MarvA1ix said...

I wish I had a foam wreath so I could make one of these today. Too bad the Xmas wreath I finally threw away yesterday had wire :( Really cute, and simple, and I can't wait to make one. Luv ya!