For the FYI Craft Show, I shared a make-and-take that used the Stamparatus to easily stamp a wreath.  I used the same technique and Peaceful Noel stamp set in a recent Christmas card workshop, but stepped it up to add further layers of stamping on the wreath...

Peaceful Noel Wreath Christmas Card

Bundles: Peaceful Noel Stamp Set + Sprig Punch (photopolymer: 149958).  Ink: Mint Macaron (147106), Merry Merlot (147112), Tranquil Tide (147146). Sahara Sand (147117).  Card/Paper: Sahara Sand (121695), Tranquil Tide (144252), Whisper White (106549), Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817). Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (147816).  Accessories: Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon (147818), Copper Metallic Thread (141696), Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements (147819).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708), Stamparatus (148187), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Here's a quick reminder on how to create the Stamparatus template and stamp the wreath...

  1. Cut a square piece of card that is larger than the piece of card stock that's going to be used to stamp the wreath on.  The piece of card stock on the front of my card is the largest die in the Layering Squares Framelits, which is 7.2 cm x 7.2 cm, so I made my guide 15 cm x 15 cm. 
  2. Measure and bisect  the guide horizontally, vertically, and diagonally with pencil lines. 
  3. Lined up the square die so that the corners align with the diagonal pencil lines, then die-cut.  Lined up the square die again, but this time align the corners with the horizontal and vertical pencil lines, and die-cut again.
  4. Lay the guide in the Stamparatus, at the top right corner, and secure it with the Stamparatus Magnets
  5. Insert card stock square in the guide.  Ink and stamp the first image of the wreath.  Turn the card stock square 45-degrees and stamp the second image of the wreath.  Repeat this to complete the stamped wreath; eight stamps total.
  6. Repeat Step 5 with another stamp and ink colour.

Stamping a wreath with the Stamparatus

 I stamped the pine branch from the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Mint Macaron ink, the holly berries in Merry Merlot ink, pine leaves in Tranquil Tide ink, and branches in Sahara Sand ink.

Peaceful Noel Wreath Christmas Card

Stamparatus (148187) - $99.00

I finished this wreath Christmas card with some of my favourite products from the Joyous Noel Suite... copper Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements and the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon.

Peaceful Noel Wreath Christmas Card

This elegant ribbon is Merry Merlot with a copper sheen on one side, and copper with a Merry Merlot sheen on the reverse - gorgeous!