Friday, December 2, 2011


I wanted to repost one of my all time favorite tutorials!!! 

Tis the be creative!! I have to tell you I've been cranking out the Christmas goodies!! Think I like this season??

I used the Fantabulous Night Divine by Creative Imaginations/IOD, Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die, Forest Moss and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Stickles, Tiny Attacher, Ink Blending Tool, Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium, Petaloo Berry Picks, vintage buttons, jingle bells, grapevine wreath and Christmas gold netting.

Now, you may want to grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa as this post is a bit long, but it does go by quickly....cause I want you to be able to create this little goodie tooo!!

So, grab your supplies and let's get creating!!

You will need to cut pieces of paper 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" of three different patterned papers,
5 green, 4 of one red and 5 of another.

Ink the edges of the green leaves with Forest Moss Distress Ink or the ink of your choice.

Trim off the bottom of the 4 like leaves.

Ink the edges of all the red leaves with Aged Mahogany.

Next Stickle the edges of the leaves, Fired Brick on red leaves Peeled Paint of green leaves.

Fold over the bottom edge of the leaf and staple.

Repeat the above process with all leaves.

Sorry, this photo is blurry (didn't find out till too late!) 
Arrange/adhere the green petals on a circle by placing a dab of Multi Medium 
on the back of each leaf petal.

Continue the same process with 5 red leaf petals.

Finish with the final 4 leaf/petals and finish off with a vintage button.

Arrange the flowers on the a grapevine wreath. 
Accent with Berry Picks, gold ribbon, and jingle bells.

(so much prettier outside)



Julie said...

Lynne you wreath is absolutely gorgeous! I have used that die for many purposes but I did not see the leaf as a petal. Thank you for sharing.

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous Lynn! Perfect timing for a really nice gift! Have a great weekend!

SusanK said...

Super! I forgot about that leaf - what a great idea. I used something similar for a smaller poinsettia but this is much nicer.

Kathryn B said...

Oh My Lynne!!! This is simply GORGEOUS!!!

Netty said...

wow these are fabulous. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Lisa said...

Oh my word! Those are gorgeous!! Now I'm gonna have to get that die. Enabler! LOL

Marjie Kemper said...

Talk about gorgeous! Love it. Such dimension!

Maria said...

WOW ...