October 2, 2012

Hampton Art & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop


Welcome to Hampton Art & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! We are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness today! If you arrived here from Patti's blog you are in the right place! If you just happened by i hope you will join us today, Hampton Art and Really Reasonable Ribbon are giving away great prizes, so make sure you comment on each designers blog to be entered!! (And who dosen;t like free stuff!?!?)

The blog hop starts on Hampton Art blog and ends at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, but you can start anywhere, its all connected!! And don't forget to have fun!!

For my project i wanted to do something a little different then a usual card, so i decided to do a wreath instead of a card .... but after finishing the wreath i felt i NEEDED a card!! So i made a card too!! lol!

I got a wreath at a local big box craft store, only it was green!!  I needed it white (which they didn't have, of course)! So i went home and used some left over exterior paint, and surprisingly it covered the green foam pretty good!

Once dried i used some jute ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and wrapped it around the wreath. I didn;t worry about securing the ends, because i knew when i added the flowers, they would do it for me, and by the way, this is more an inside wreath then outside!! ;)

To make the flowers i got some satin fabric in pink tones and cut out some strips. (the bigger the strip bigger the flower). Then i cut each strip in square like shapes (no need to be perfect for any of this!!)   Next i cut a circle from each square. I made sure i had roughly 3 sizes, large, medium and small.

Then i carefully held each circle up to a flame, but NOT touching!!  This melted and curled the fabric. Once this was complete i layered 3 or so circles to make one flower.

Next i used pink pearl pins and pierced all three layers. I placed the flower on the wreath securing the flower with the pin. The pins made it super easy to adjust the placement of the flowers until i had them just perfect (for me anyway! lol!)

As i added my flowers, i used baby pink seam binding, securing it at first with a flower and winding it around the other flowers, creating loops and securing it. This seam binding filled in the space between flowers and added another interesting element to the wreath. There is no right or wrong way, i just moved it around until it looked good to me. :)

I also created a little banner for the wreath, and because this is Breast Cancer Awareness month i used the word Hope and two stamped pink ribbons. I die cut little banner triangles and stamped the word out with Hampton Art 7 Gypsies alphabet stamps. Next i stamped 2 Think Pink Ribbons and cut them out.

I adhered the ribbons and the triangles to twine. Then i added them to the wreath with more pink pearl pins.

After i finished the wreath, i thought it really needed a card to go with it!

So i made a cardbase and stamped a text background in brown ink. Next i wrapped the baby pink seam binding around the card and tied it into a multi-looped bow. Then i used some extra flower petals and a pin to make one more flower. I adhered the flower to the bow center. Last i stamped a pink ribbon in Dark Cherry ink in the bottom right corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop in the hop is talented Misty!


Hampton Art: 7 Gypsies: Alphabet SC0505, Very Beautiful SC0502, Signature Collection: Think Pink Stamp Set KN2456.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Jute Ribbon, Baby Pink Seam Binding

Ink: Colorbox Dye Ink: Mudslide, Dark Cherry
May Arts: Twine
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Banner Builder
Cardbase: Papertrey Ink: Rustic White
Fabric: Joanns: Various pink satin fabric


  1. Great great ideas, Dana! Love the wrapped wreath and your beautiful flowers. You make gorgeous flowers, too, Dana!

  2. Oh,I LOVE this! Your projects are always so awesome, Dana! Nice job. :)

  3. lovely idea, put on the door and let people ask why Pink? makes them think of the occasion, fighting breast cancer...

  4. i love the wreath and the flowers!

  5. I love those flowers!!! fabulous project Dana!

  6. Both projects made me swoon! So pretty! And creative! You rock!

  7. Another amazing project, Dana! Love these flowers!

  8. Both of these turned out fabulous sweetie...how fabulous to make all these flowers and so many wonderful colors.
    Thanks for sharing

  9. Very creative, Dana. Love your work.

  10. very unique. Loved how your made the roses and attached them to the wreath. What an inspriational piece. nice job. Thanks for sharing

  11. Your card and wreath are wonderful. I love the flowers used and the burlap..NEAT ideas!
    With Love Judi

  12. Fantastic wreath! Love that you made a matching card too.

    Snoopy :D

  13. I'm loving this hop and project showcases ladies! Thanks for the opp!
    Tammy Louise

  14. Love the card - simple but bold. Thank you.

  15. I just love your wreath and matching card. Beautiful work!

  16. I love how your wreath turned out. That burlap rocks. Gives sooo very much texture! I also like your card.

  17. I love the jute ribbon - so much texture! And the flowers really pop off of it, as does the banner. Love the idea of the inside wreath too :)

  18. Very creative, I would be proud to hang that on my front door! Your card is beautiful, adore the text background! Thanks for sharing in the "Hope"!
    Crafty Hugs,

  19. The card and wreath are wonderful! I never thought to spray paint the wreath..

  20. I like your flowers and the burlap wreath is a great idea...

  21. This wreath really says Fall! Love the colors!

  22. Stunning wreath and card. Thanks for the learning point-melted edges.

  23. Great flower technique! I love the wreath wrapped in ribbon and the card is just as pretty! TFS

  24. Stunning! It's official you can make anything...and beautifully so! Love it :)