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Hand-Stamped Mint Macaron Wreath

April 20, 2020

I was inspired to make today’s hand-stamped Mint Macaron Wreath card by an order placed by a new customer from Michigan.  (Hi Diane!)  The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) features Mint Macaron as well as several other green tones:  Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam. 

Garden Lane  DSP and its shades of green……

 

I made two cards this morning because I wanted to compare the two ribbons I planned to place on the wreaths:

Garden Lane hand stamped cards

I couldn’t choose between plain Whisper White Crinkled ribbon or the Textile Mint Macaron ribbon so I tried both. Which one do YOU prefer? Please leave a comment below with your preference.

 

I used these ingredients/supplies to make today’s card:

 

Cardstock Measurements:

  • Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (aka DSP):  5-1/4″ x 4″
    • :  I cut a 4″ x 12″ long strip of DSP and then cut in into two  5-1/4″ pieces and two 3/4″ x 4″ pieces from the remaining ‘scrap’ to use on the inside of the card.
  • Garden Green card stock (aka CS): 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″ and then folded in half
    • TIP:  Fold away from the ‘valley/indented’ line OR…..fold so that the ‘hump/raised line’ is inside the fold
  • Mint Macaron CS:  3-3/4″ square
  • Whisper White CS:  3-1/2″ square and 5-1/4″ x 4″ (for inside of card)

How to:

  • Be sure the Garden Green and Mint Macaron classic ink pads are nice and juicy.  Add ink from the Ink Refill bottle as necessary.    (TIP:  Whenever you purchase a stamp pad, always purchase the ink refill at the same time.  You’ll never be frustrated with a dry pad when you have that ‘stand by’ refill.  Click here for how to do that effectively.
  • Punch a scrap of paper using the 2″ circle punch and center this piece on the 3-1/2″ square of Whisper White CS.

Mint Macaron Wreath card

 

  • Using Garden Green Classic Ink and the smaller twig of leaves/flower, stamp around the outside perimeter of the punched 2″ circle.

  • Using Mint Macaron Classic Ink, stamp over the Garden Green stamped image, trying to position the images so they are staggered.
  • Attach the Mint Macaron layer to the card front using the adhesive of your choice.
  • Attach the stamped Whisper White layer using nine Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • Make a bow of your desired color ribbon and attach it to the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.

When I get ready to mail my cards I’ll add a greeting to the center of the wreath.  My usual greeting when I don’t have a firm intention (like a birthday or anniversary or sympathy) for a card is “hello”.  Hello says a lot in just one cute word.  My other favorite all purpose greeting is “Just a Note”.

 

Mint Macaron Hello hand stamped card

 

 

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