a winter wreath project

One of the items that surprised me by showing up on the A Muse|Studio Product Retire List is the Snowflake Trio die set.
I really love this die set. The snowflakes are so pretty and delicate and all three are very different. I use them a lot. One thing I’ve learned from being in the “business of stamping” is that when the retirement list comes out, I’m always surprised and even saddened by something I see on “the list”, but whenever the new catalog comes out, I’m always SO THRILLED with so many of the new stamp sets, embellishments or tools, that I completely forget about the retired list and what was on it…

…The retired list exists to make room for all the wonderful new things
that A Muse|Studio has in store for us come March…

That said, this wonderful Snowflake Trio die set is one that I will miss promoting next winter. I’ve used it on countless projects and cards and I have one final project to share with you today to encourage you to get this set while it’s still available if it has been on your wish list.

A winter wreath…

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A few days before New Year’s Eve I was in my local craft store and I came across a small display of final clearance Christmas items. I saw some pretty, silvery-white bead garland for $9.99 but it was 70% off and thought it would be perfect for a little winter wreath project I was planning to make. I picked up a medium grapevine wreath (for about $5) and some sheer organdy ribbon (for about $3) so for about $12 I put together a cute, frosty, winter wreath for my front door.

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In addition to the supplies above, I cut several snowflakes (using the Snowflake Trio die set) out of vanilla shimmer card stock. I first wrapped the beaded garland around the wreath. I then made the bow and placed it where I thought I would like it and finally, I glued the snowflakes to the wreath.

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I layered a few sets of large and medium snowflakes together using a foam square and then used my glue gun to add dots of glue to the back of all of the snowflakes I’d cut out to stick them to the grapevine wreath. I added a sparkle sticker to the center of each to add a little detail.

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This is just what my front door needed after the Christmas wreath was put away for next year. This wreath will take me through to late March when my pansy wreath comes out again for Spring. It was a quick and easy project and it not only lifted my post-holiday spirits but brightened up my front door!

If you have questions about this fun, winter project just let me know in the comments. Feel free to pass this post along to friends or share it on Facebook, then take another look at that list of A Muse|Studio products set to retire and get them while you can!  At 30% off, the Snowflake Trio die set will cost you $11.16 plus tax & shipping. You can shop online right here and the sale price will be automatically reflected.