Of course I wanted to make my great nephew Finn a Valentine’s Day wreath and card. Luckily, the gnome I bought holds a felt envelope that is Velcro’d shut, so I could put the card in the envelope with no problem.
Foam Dollar Tree wreath: https://tinyurl.com/2p85cbpt
Gorilla Glue dual temp mini glue gun: https://tinyurl.com/38rdkbt8
Silicone craft mat from Dollar Tree–couldn’t find a link on their website
Red 7/8″ grosgrain ribbon: https://tinyurl.com/264nmu3t
Stampin’ Up Mistletoe ribbon (white grosgrain with red stitching): https://tinyurl.com/3mmavh6t
Red Glitter flatback hearts: https://tinyurl.com/4229r5d8
Plush Gnome holding envelope with heart: https://tinyurl.com/3p977jyr
Card: 4″ x 2 3/4″ red cardstock 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ white cardstock
Tim Holtz Funny Farm puns stamp set link: https://tinyurl.com/5893546e
SSS Love you beary much: https://tinyurl.com/3u2de6h8 (small candies and sentiments)
Gina K Black Ink
Gina K Red Ink
Prismacolor colored pencils
Take the red grosgrain ribbon and tack the end on an angle to the back of the wreath and pull tight. Keep the ribbon on the spool and wrap it around the wreath overlapping the first ribbon strip by about 1/8″ and holding it tight, put a small amount of hot glue on the back of the wreath laying the ribbon into the glue, then repeat this system until you’ve covered the entire wreath. I decided to use the Mistletoe ribbon from Stampin’ Up to add more interest to the wreath. I started on the back, and laid the ribbon edge so it lays on the red ribbon’s seam, then hot glue it in place and wrap it around so the Mistletoe ribbon has a gap where you see the red ribbon, then the next row of the Mistletoe ribbon will start on the seam of the red ribbon, glued on the back of the wreath…continue around the entire wreath.
I ran out of the Mistletoe ribbon and used regular white ribbon to finish the job. I glued the gnome on the inside bottom of the wreath, making sure there’s enough hot glue to cover his entire butt. I hot glued his hat inside the top of the wreath and bent the hat so the heart on the end of the hat could be hot glued inside the wreath as well. I added the red flatback hearts around the wreath and put one on the bottom left side of his apron. For the hanger, I used 4″ of white grosgrain ribbon, folded the ends over each other to make an “x” and then hot glued them together. I put a straight pin through the glued area and stuck it into the back of the wreath, making sure the loop didn’t show over the top of the wreath, then hot glued the above and below the pin.
For the card, I measured the opening of the felt envelope the gnome is holding and it is 2″ tall by 2 3/4″ wide, so the card is 4″ by 2 3/4 in red cardstock, scored on the 4″ at 2″. I cut two pieces of white cardstock to 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ for the front and inside the card. I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day inside the card with an old Stampin Up stamp and Gina K black ink. I stamped the white card front with the pig stamp from Tim Holtz set and added clear embossing powder then heat set it. I stamped the candies from SSS Love you Beary Much with Gina K red ink and the sentiments inside the candies with black ink. I colored everything with Prismacolor colored pencils in colors I noted in the video. I used an Avery glue stick to adhere the white cardstock inside the card and outside the card, then used the Made by Sandy Parker stamp on the back of the card. I was right about where I bought the stamp, but the Stampanda website has been taken down for some reason, so you can’t find the Molly square address stamp to create one for yourself, sorry.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jITWwlg0WCM