Evergreen Wreath

by Kittie Caracciolo

Use dies or punches to create a miniature paper wreath.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Punched or die cut branches (Martha Stewart Branch Punch used here)
  • Circle dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles used here)
  • Glue (Glossy Accents used here)
  • Paper piercer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession Town Builder Die Set, Fiskars Crimper, My Mind’s Eye Cozy Christmas Paper Pad, cardstock, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue, ATG Adhesive)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut a 2" wreath frame base using two circle dies.

    Punch or die cut multiple (approximately 50) evergreen branches.

  2. Step 2

    Begin by attaching the first branch to the wreath base pointing out to the left.

  3. Step 3

    Attach the second branch to the base pointing inward to the right.

  4. Step 4

    Attach the third branch to the base pointing straight up.

  5. Step 5

    Continue the left, right, center pattern all the way around the wreath base. Place branch sections very close together to create a full wreath.

  6. Step 6

    When close to covering the wreath base with branches lift up the top of the first branches you applied to make room to complete filling in the wreath.

  7. Step 7

    Lift the branches of the wreath with the paper piercer to create fullness in wreath.

  8. The wreath is now ready to decorate with small die cuts, flowers, ribbon, etc.

  9. Step 8

    Use the completed wreath to decorate a card or other project.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Evergreen Wreath. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I have just found your wreath card tutorial and would like to know if you used Martha Stewart's medium punch or the X-Large? I do not have the punch and want to purchase the correct one. Thanks.

Linda D.
Linda Duensing  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Thanks so much for showing us how to make your awesome wreath. Can't wait to give it a try!
Pat (mspfd)  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 11:02 AM
Kitty, you know I am such a fan forever. Because of you, I have done some nice florals. I remember when it was so difficult to get the MS punch, but I persevered so that I could make a wreath. That Christmas, I made cards for my parents to give to their friends and caregivers. I had my father punching away! Thank you Kittie for being my guru! Love you much. MEOW!
Rosetta Jenkins  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 7:17 PM
Linda, The punch I use is named Branch Punch. I'm not aware of different sized branches. The branch is about 1 1/4" from top to bottom. I hope this helps.
Kittie  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 8:49 PM
Rosetta, You are a treasure. Thank you so much!
Kittie  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 8:51 PM
Linda, please forgive me. I just checked on my past orders at Amazon when I purchased a couple for spares and they are referred to as the medium branch punch.
Kittie  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 8:58 PM
Linda, it's the medium one.
dina  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 8:58 PM
haha! Jinx!
dina  |  Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 8:59 PM
Just got my punch today and have all my "branches" ready to go! LOVE this idea... I make all my cards and always looking for new ideas...Thank you!
Millie Fosnar  |  Fri Nov 13, 2015 at 5:57 PM
Millie, I sure hope you will post in the Evergreen Wreath gallery.
Kittie  |  Fri Nov 13, 2015 at 8:13 PM
Loved making this was wondering how you would mail it as a card and also I see a crimper listed as needed and was wondering what you used the crimper for? thanks
Joleen Toms  |  Sat Nov 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Hi Joleen, I use crystal clear card boxes that I purchase over at Ellen Hutson's and then put them in a padded envelope for mailing.

The crimper was used on the green band that was on my finished card...not on the wreath itself. I hope this helps.
Kittie  |  Sat Nov 14, 2015 at 4:46 PM
thanks for the response I will look for those boxes for mailing
having fun making these great instructions
Joleen Toms  |  Sun Nov 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM
You are so talented, Kitty!!!
KellyJean Gettelfinger  |  Mon Nov 16, 2015 at 8:12 AM
Thanks, Kittie. You are amazing with your non-stop creativity.
Edy Hendrix  |  Sat Dec 26, 2015 at 8:52 PM
You make the most beautiful cards!
Christine Rice  |  Mon Nov 28, 2016 at 2:57 PM
I know this post was in 2015 but how would you mail this card?
Debra Henson  |  Sun Dec 4, 2016 at 5:51 PM
Debra have you seen the Card Guard by My Sweet Petunia?

It's perfect for dimensional cards: http://bit.ly/cardguard
lydia  |  Sun Dec 4, 2016 at 6:36 PM
Debra, I have a tutorial on my blog for packing and mailing dimensional cards. http://www.kittiekraft.com/packaging-and-mailing-card-tutorial.html But I love Lydia's suggestion above. I hadn't seen those boxes before. I usually use the Crystal Clear Boxes linked on my blog post but they require using a padded envelope. I hope this helps.
Kittie  |  Mon Dec 5, 2016 at 4:12 AM
Kittie,
You always amaze me and inspire me. Thank you so much.
Linda Hedlund  |  Sat Dec 10, 2016 at 9:53 PM

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