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National Papercrafting month

January is National Papercrafting Month and to celebrate Close to My Heart has this amazing wreath kit as a special FREE item when you purchase $60 or more in January.
Or you can purchase for $18.95 each
Or…. by hosting a party that reaches the 2nd tier of Hostess credits ($250 party)
Or…. sign on as a new consultant and it will be included with your new consultant kit.

I was so excited to play with mine… as a consultant we can preview & purchase new items 1 month in advance…. but even though I had this kit in December, I just didn’t have time with the holidays to sit and create it. Last Saturday, I finally took the time and it was so much fun….
Step 1 – get your NEW wreath kit HERE
Step 2 – gather your supplies
Step 3 – start creating.

Here are my roses…. I sponged on Blossom ink before I punched them out and then used my new Quilling tool to roll the flowers – oh so easy!
And then used a good large daub of Liquid Glass to hold it all together.

I used New England Ivy and Lagoon ink on the rest of the flowers.
And here they are all ink sponged, punched out and glued together.

The only time I have a green thumb is when inking something up.

Then it was time to add some sparkle. I used the Clear Shimmer Brush on my roses and the New! Gold Shimmer brush on my other flowers.

I used my bone folders to curl up the edges of the flowers by holding the centers and just rolling it along the edge of the folder until the desired effect was achieved.

Then I painted my flowers with the Gold Shimmer brush…. once I started, I couldn’t stop… they all needed to be blinged up.

And now assembly!!!

I pretty much used the instructions included and followed the image provided as best I could…. now, my next wreath I can think outside the box and play with the placement.

Here are a few close ups of the completed flowers. I used the gold dot provided in the kit and since it was a flat sticker, I glued it in the center and then put a big dot of Liquid Glass in the Center. once it dried, it looked very sparkly and shimmered. It was the perfect touch for dimension.

Here are a few items that I would recommend using with this kit:
#1 – Liquid Glass – this is a wonderful liquid adhesive that works wonders in holding the flowers together & drying fairly quickly
#2 – Quilling tool – I was skeptical if I would use this one, but after my first rolled flower, it quickly became apparent that it was an awesome tool. I even used it to roll up the edges of the other flower shapes, especially the smaller ones that I cold not get my bone folder in under.
#3 – Shimmer brushes – Gold & Clear – these add an amazing sparkle to any project. Once you start it’s hard to stop.
#4 – Gold Glitter gems – NEW! if it would have had some, they would have been the flower centers. They are on my next order!

This is a great project from beginner to advanced paper crafting. You can create the kit as is with a minimal amount of tools or you can bling it up, however you want to create it.

This kit is only available during the month of January or while supplies last!
So hurry over HERE and grab it today!

Off to create something else fabulous!



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