Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card

Hello, Friends!  I have another sweet Springtime card using the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection kit today.  This floral wreath card is easy to make, but oh, so pretty!

 

Like most of my cards, this is a 5″ x 7″ top fold.  I created lots of layers by matting the designer papers on the Spring Farmhouse Basics papers.  This plain, cardstock is perfectly matched to the collection color palette, so everything harmonizes beautifully.  It’s also lightweight, so you can mat your layers without making a 2 pound card…something I am famous for!

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card: Creating the Wreath Element

To create the wreath for this card, follow these simple steps:

  • First, die cut a Spellbinder’s Fall Harvest Wreath from the peach paper in the Simple Stories Basics Collection.
  • Next, die cut a second wreath from the green paper in the Simple Stories Basics collection.
  • Now, layer the two wreaths with the green wreath on top.  Adhere them slightly off center so that the peach wreath peeks through, adding a sort of shadow effect.
  • Then place small pop dots on the back side of the leaves.  Center and adhere over the 3″ x 4″  focal image.

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I dug through my stash of Prima Flowers, and found these Georgia Blues flowers were a great color match.  To add a little more texture, I found some retired Petaloo Hydrangea blossoms in my stash that worked great.   A Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon bow adds the perfect shabby chic vibe.

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card: A Peek inside

The inside is finished with more designer papers, and a blank panel to add a little personal greeting.  If you’d like to purchase this sweet card, it was still available in my Etsy shop at the time I wrote this post.

If you’d like to see more cards made with this charming collection, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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6 thoughts on “Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Floral Wreath Card

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Love this whimsical paper and how you’ve put together this springtime beauty! Great idea to use a wreath with the die cuts and flowers–a perfect match to those papers! Sending more hugs! .

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  2. Gena L Krannig

    What a gorgeous card, Kathy! Those colors are so beautiful and soothing. And what a cute little birdie. We love those! I just bought a wreath die and can’t wait to use it. I’ve loved so many of your projects that use wreath designs. Thank you for sharing this one. The timing is perfect! Also one of the best sentiments ever on the inside of this beauty! Hugs!
    PS- had to LOL at the 2 lb. card remark.

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  3. Jessica Eiss

    I really like this paper collection too. I have a question though on your cards…. how much smaller is the inner matting, than the outside measurement? Specifically, the yellow mat, on top of the pink plaid. Thanks!

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  4. Helen

    Thanks for sharing this card, Kathy. I like this wreath design framing the image/sentiment. It’s just the right finish to the various paper layers. tfs

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