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Monday
Jul302012

Thank You Card Wreath (Craft Wars Pop Craft Episode #5)

Last week on Craft Wars, the contestants had to make a wreath from old Christmas sweaters for the Pop Craft. For the master challenge, they had to make a Christmas tree from shipping supplies. For my take on this on episode #5's challenge, I combined the 2 challenges and made a wreath from shipping supplies. Sort of. More importantly, I resisted the urge to craft for Tori's chicken Coco (for this week, at least).

 Check out my DIY video. I'm thinking the wreath is still a little plain. Maybe I should do watermark stamped images on the middle of the cards or add in some big die cuts that can go on the cards inside the envelopes? At any rate, I'm on a roll! What do you think?

My episode is quickly approaching but we're still more than a week out so, according to my contract with the production company, I can't tell you the exact date yet. Stay tuned! And don't forget, the show time has changed to 8/7c! Join me for the west coast showing live on Twitter at @GuiltyCrafter #CraftWarsVets.

P.S. The lovely letterpress cards on the outside of the wreath were from the art retreat I attended this spring called The Makerie. If you're budgeting for a retreat to attend next year, you should go to that one. It was awesome. The card you can see in the photo was actually made by Bird Dog press. The studio owner was an instructor at The Makerie. Without her, I wouldn't have all these cards to make into a wreath. Letterpressing is definitely beautful. If you don't lose a limb ;). If you're a safety first crafter, just order cards directly from the studio rather than make your own: http://cargocollective.com/birddogpress. Me? The cards I made are in the photo to the right. I like living on the crafting edge.

  Don't forget to check out the other Craft Wars contestants who have made Pop Craft challenges this week too. And leave 'em a little comment love, would'ya?

Traci Remely (episode #1) Wreath

Nikki In Stitches' Wreath

Pattye (my Craft Wars partner) aka FooLaLa's Xmas baby ornament

Cheryl (she won Craft Wars with her fab school house) cutest baby announcement EVAH

Lisa's homage to Margot's Suessical Christmas tree

Margot Potter's Sweater Wreath

Andrea's Colorful Christmas Easter Wreath

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Reader Comments (5)

I would have never thought of using the plate! Very creative and useful!! I can't wait for your episode of Craftwars to come on!!!

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDot

clever idea...but I think a little mirror in the middle is all it needs, so you can check your lipstick on the way out the door...because I know you're like me and you won't get those cards mailed out, lol. xoxo

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisa fulmer

That is very cool. I should do that with all the Birthday cards I've received and I can hang it on the door that supposed to lead to the bathroom in my craft room. It's blocked by crafty supplies anyway :p

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Ziggy Cook

SO cute. I love this idea! I totally want to do it for Christmas.

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTraci Remley

Most of the wreath that I saw are made of garland or plastic. this is my first time to see a wreath that made up of colorful cards. I think this will give an inspirations to all card collector to do this kind of project.

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpet food

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