Monday, September 22, 2014

Authentique Paper, May Arts, Imagine Crafts Blog Hop- Create a Fall Wreath with "Harmony"

Authentique Paper is teaming up with May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts over the next week to bring you tons of project inspiration using Authentique Paper combined with May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts blogs to find out what the talented members of their Design Teams have in store for you today!

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Hello Authentique Fans, Heather here with a fun way to use up some of your wired ribbon scraps and the Harmony Collection by Authentique.
To create this beautiful  Fall Wreath, I started with a few pieces of wired ribbon (2.5 Inch Solid / Wired Ribbon [Ivory]) about 12" each. I handcut scallops on one side of each piece of the ribbon. To make a more uniformed scallop, I used my Kiwi Lane Scallops Border Templates
Once the scallops were cut, I pulled on the wire from both sides and scrunched the ribbon towards the center. 
When this was complete, I spiraled the ribbon and liquid glued it onto a scrap piece of paper.
 
To create a center for each of the ribbon "flowers", I grabbed my Epiphany Crafts' Shape Studio Round 25 tool and used an epoxy circle and papers from the 6x6 Harmony Collection Bundle. I then glued those to the flowers. 
The blue flower was cut from a piece of Growth 12x12 Paper using the 3D Peony from the Silhouette Online Store. Before securing each section with a brad from my stash, I inked every section with one of my absolute favorite inks: Espresso Truffle Memento Dye Ink.

Once all of the flowers were secured to the wreath, I started on the banner. I cut each of the banner pieces using the Build a Banner Set and papers from the 6x6 Bundle in Creation, Awakening, Abundance, Vitality. I only used the notched banner piece, cutting the sentiment directly onto each banner. For this sentiment, I used the Tall Dark & Handsome Font with my Silhouette. Once it was cut, I inked each piece with Espresso Truffle Memento Dye Ink.
 
To create some contrast, I made sure to cut a slightly smaller set to go behind the sentiment  in a darker color (Abundance). Once those were cut, I used my Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker to make sure that the banner didn't fall apart. 
 
Then I liquid glued each piece to the 1/4 inch Twill Ribbon w/ Chevron Stripes (Black) and tied that onto the wreath.
Lastly, I loosely wrapped another small piece of ribbon in 1.5 Inch Faux Burlap / Wired Ribbon (Natural) to the top of the wreath and liquid glued it together. To make it hang on my door, I used a little piece of wire and wired it through the burlap ribbon. 

Supplies:
Authentique Harmony Collection: Abundance & Awakening 12x12 Papers, 6x6 Bundle

Additional Supplies: wreath, brad, Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker, liquid glue, wire, Epiphany Craft's Shape Studio Round 25 tool and epoxy stickers, Kiwi Lane Designer Templates (Scallops)

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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack as well as prizes from May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts to give away to a couple of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) 

For another chance to win, make sure you follow us on Instagram @authentiquepaper 

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts on facebook for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! 
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40 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the way you secured the flowers with the brads. I am a Senior Caregiver and this would make a lovely gift for my 95-year old client!

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  2. Such a gorgeous, eye-catching wreath with the lovely blooms and "FALL" banner. Bring aboard different seasons of Authentique papers and May Arts ribbons would make this a year-round home decor piece. Oh, the possibilities (imagine this with Halloween images...Christmas...Valentine's Day...). Thanks for inspiring!
    ~c

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  3. I love the simple elegance of this wreath.

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  4. The wreath is simple but so pretty. You don't need a lot of fussy to get a great project.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

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  5. great fall project thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  6. Love the flowers you made on the wreath!

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  7. This is such a beautiful fall wreath. The flowers are gorgeous.

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  8. Fun idea and lovely
    work on your wreath.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall - I can see a seasonal version of this lovely wreath!! Let the crafting begin!!

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  10. Paper and fabric and ribbon...oh my! Pretty flowers!

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  11. Lovely wreath!! Brilliant technique for making the pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. Gorgeous wreath!! Love the flowers and the banner!

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  13. Great project love the way you made flowers out of ribbon thanks for staring and the chance to win

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  14. That is such a neat idea to make those flowers. I have to try that.

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  15. Those COLORS! Those FLOWERS! That BANNER!!!! You guys make GREAT projects! Love your paper too, I have used it on soooooo many projects!!!!

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  16. Gorgeous wreath!! I can totally see changing out the banner a couple flowers to use it all year round!!

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  17. Very cute wreath. Love the ribbon flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. Such a pretty wreath! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. What a pretty wreath! LOVE the blue flower most of all! TFS!

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  20. what a cute way to use the ribbon. Love the wreath.

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  21. Cute wreath, love the banner! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Such a lovely wreath. Gorgeous flowers.

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  23. Beautiful fall wreath! I love the ribbon flowers!

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  24. I love today's Fall wreath. It is very beautiful and it encourages me to make one for my door.

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  25. I love the way you made the ribbon flowers. I will have to try that some time.

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  26. Beautiful flowers and I like the FALL banner on your wreath.

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  27. What a gorgeous wreath! I love the mini banner in the center too!

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  28. I LOVE this wreath!! It is so beautiful!!!!! And it looks so "do-able"!!

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  29. Thank you for the step by step tutorial for making this pretty fall wreath! The flowers are beautiful and I can see myself making them for a variety of projects. Especially the blue one, since I have SO MUCH patterned paper that I could actually use up for them.

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  30. Love the fall wreath and the tutorial on how you made the flowers.

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  31. Beautiful wreath, great colors and elements. The banner is adorable.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  32. Beautiful wreath. I love those gorgeous handmade ribbon flowers.

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  33. This is lovely! Great job with the beautiful flowers.

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  34. Your wreath is so sweet! Great flower tutorial. I think I could even manage to create these. Cute banner to decorate the front.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  35. BEAUTIFUL wreath Heather!!!
    LOVE your handmade flowers - WOW - they're DELIGHTFUL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION
    and your FABULOUS tutorial too :)

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  36. Thankyou for your flower tutorial. They are beautiful. I will have to try to make one!

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  37. Wow, totally awesome and creative, thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Awesome, awesome wreath!! I would love to hang this on my door, ha! I love the banners and how you did the flowers was very cool, love the paper at the centers. Great job!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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