Die Cut Wreath Building

Hello there! Today I am sharing another way to use the awesome Gina K Wreath Builder Template (SSS | GK)… with no stamping tool needed! This technique creates a perfect circle of die cut images.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Today’s technique is difficult to explain in text and best demonstrated in action… so be sure to watch the video! Each card shows a variation of the main technique.

My first card features the fun new Gina K Crafty Notes Stamp Set (SSS | GK). I used the Gina K Wreath Builder Template (SSS | GK) to arrange 16 pencils in a circle on the top right of the card.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

On all of my cards, I added my die cuts with foam adhesive for dimension.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is a simpler card using the same Gina K Crafty Notes Stamp Set (SSS | GK). I only used 8 images on this one. I love that these markers can be colored in many ways – I colored them to look like Copics!

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I could have easily created this by directly stamping on the background using the Gina K Wreath Builder Template (SSS | GK), but I love the dimension!

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I have one last card using the Gina K Crafty Notes Stamp Set (SSS | GK)… this time with the cute scissors. I love the pattern they create when in the circle! The sentiment is from the Gina K Crafty and Creative Stamp Set.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This technique is a great way to use small images that are often hidden in stamp sets. I couldn’t resist the little candle from the Gina K Make a Wish Stamp Set. I used 24 of them to create the “wreath” and added a sentiment in the center. Oh – and I stamped the matching envelope with the new Neat and Tangled Mail Background Stamp (SSS | NT).

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card combines both stamping and die cut placement with the Gina K Wreath Builder Template (SSS | GK). I started by stamping a “wreath” of hearts from the Mama Elephant Hogs and Kisses Stamp Set with Gina K Amalgam Whisper Ink (SSS | GK). I then added a circle of card die cuts from the same stamp set.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The sentiment is also from the Gina K Crafty and Creative Stamp Set. Isn’t it fun?

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use bigger images with this technique. On this next card, I used flowers, leaves and a sentiment from the new Gina K Watercolor Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | GK). Notice that I used two different flower shapes… alternating between the sizes on the wreath.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

By the way, I did start with a stamped wreath of leaves before adding the dimensional flower die cuts.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My last card shows how to use this die cut wreath building technique with a mix of images. I used the cutest stamp set – the Clearly Besotted Love You More Stamp Set – to create this fun card for Lila.

   Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The background is stamped with the My Favorite Things Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Stamp (SSS | MFT) and Gina K Amalgam Whisper Ink (SSS | GK). This is the perfect light grey ink… and I used the matching Gina K Whisper Cardstock to create the notecard.

Die Cut Wreath Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

NEW RELEASE

In this video I used a few new products from Gina K Designs. Be sure to check out her full release HERE.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Gina K products or the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Gina K Wreath Builder Stencils
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Crafty Notes Stamp Set
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Crafty Notes Dies
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Crafty and Creative Stamp Set
[ GNK ]
Gina K Make a Wish Stamp Set
[ GNK ]
Mama Elephant Hogs and Kisses Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Neat and Tangled Mail Background Stamp
[ SSS | N&T ]
Gina K Watercolor Flowers Stamp Set
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Watercolor Flowers Dies
[ GNK | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Itsy Bitsy Polka…
[ SSS | MFT ]
Clearly Besotted Love You More Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS | HA ]
Gina K Mega Wreath Builder Templates
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Mega Wreath Builder + MISTI…
[ GNK ]
Gina K Mini Wreath Builder Template
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Amalgam Whisper Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Amalgam Black Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Whisper Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS | ELH ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive Refills
[ GNK | SSS ]
3M Foam Adhesive
[ SSS ]
White Craft Foam
[ SSS ]
5×5 White Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]


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54 thoughts on “Die Cut Wreath Building”

  1. I love these cards–such a clever idea! You are a card engineer, always coming up with such creative designs. I already learn a lot from your videos but would love to know more about your design process.

  2. Wow, how do you come up with stuff like this? I have had the Wreath Builder templates for awhile now and I never thought to use die cuts with them. You are a genius Jennifer!! I love all the cards you made in this video!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  3. Creating a template for die cuts and using the wreath builder stencil with it BLEW my MIND. It just shows that the way you see possibilities is so far advanced, diverse and dimensional than mine! Yes, it nearly caused me to stop breathing when you cut the stamps. PS you forgot the kitty cat on the “Love You More Than” card >’x'< Thank you, Jennifer!!!

  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! You are sooooooo creative. How do you come up with this!? You gives wreath builder a whole new life. Thank you very much for sharing this technique. I can’t wait to try it.

  5. I’m new to crafting/card making. I am so glad I found you! Your videos are wonderful! Clear, concise, and you keep on point. That keeps my attention so much better than many other ‘you tube’ videographers I’ve watched. I’ve learned so much already from you, and I’m excited about learning tons more! Keep up the great work!! You have epic skills! 😁

  6. I so love your stuff!! Does the whole industry have to play make believe that the Tim Holtz Stamp Platfom doesn’t exist? I bought them because of your video about how awesome they were… I’m just curious… I really can’t wait to give this wreath builder technique a shot!

  7. Even more fun to look forward to with my Wreath Builder. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your cards with the Crafty set – so cute!

  8. Mind blown!!! I am so blown away by this technique. I love how your brain works so far outside the box. And that you share your talents with all of us so that we, too, can use our tools in more ways than they were originally intended. I can’t wait to have a little bit of time this afternoon to play with this technique.

    And everyone of these cards are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  9. I N C R E D I B L E!! I am blown away with the ingenuity of your creativity and inspiration. I look forward to your videos and they always make my day! What a blessing you are, Jennifer! Thank you so much for being YOU!!

  10. Jennifer, you are a genius at coming up with creative but simple ways to stretch our creativity as well as our supplies. You never cease to amaze me. This idea is ingenious. I can hardly wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the rest of us mere mortals.

  11. Another wonderful video of tips! I’m excited to look at my smaller stamps/dies and try this out! I love how you come up with great ideas to use what we may already have. Thanks!

  12. I really enjoyed this video. I hadn’t ever considered using the wreath builder this way and even questioned why it would be needed for this, but then I watched and you demonstrated it so well! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. What a fantastic video – you are such a good demonstrator, Jennifer, and make everything sooooo easy to understand. I run a Craft Club at the Salvation Army in Exmouth, Devon, UK once a month and my ladies will love this technique, so must get myself organised to do it. Three of them have already bought a stamping platform and have become interested in doing stamping because of your wonderful videos. Thank you so much for sharing your talents . xx

  14. My favorites iare the flowers and the candles!
    Have to try this, I don’t have a lot of,the designs you did, but I’m going g to see what I can dig up!!
    Thanks! Pam

  15. You never cease to amaze me! I love this technique. My Wreath Builder has given me hours of fun and now I have another way to use it. I will be trying this soon. You’re such an inspiration.

  16. There are so many cute examples of Gina K’s wreath building stamps. I love the way you have used all sorts of
    images to create these really great cards. Thanks for sharing with us Jennifer.

  17. Fantastic! So true — I would’ve resorted to the endless measuring/pencilling/etc. if I tried to do an evenly spaced ring of die-cuts (and so I wouldn’t ever bother to do it, LOL). This is such a clever way to make the geometry of the Wreath Builder work for us!! And a great way to use little images that are easy to overlook in a stamp set. Great idea, expertly demonstrated!

  18. How do you come up with this stuff. Thinking outside the box!! Love your videos thanks for sharing and giving us inspiration.

  19. You have completely blown me away today with this technique! Getting all of my Friday chores done so I can head to my craft room and try this out. Have a wonderful day!!

  20. What die did you use to cut out the 24 candles on your make a wish card? I couldn’t locate the die on Gina K Design’s website.

    You did come up with a great use of the wreath builder stencil. Thanks for sharing.

  21. It doesn’t matter what people make, you always find a way to use it otherwise, again great thinking Jennifer!!
    Your cards are awesome and so inspirational. I love all the stamps and dies you used but the one by Gina K is the most awesome one, so versatile and great for us crafters.
    Thank you so much for showing and have a great weekend.

  22. Jennifer you did a fabulous job explaining all of the possibilities with these stencils. Just wanted to let you know .
    🥰 friend

  23. Your ideas always seem so fresh! That’s what keeps me coming back. Plus, they are completely doable! With your instructional videos, of course. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Well, my dear, It looks like you had your engineer hat on today! And I’m so thankful. Eight or even sixteen I might figure, but my brain would have frozen before I got to 24! It’s so doable, yes, once you were able to extrapolate the design beyond my thinking! :o) Thank you!

  25. Fantastic ! The can always rely on you to come up with a mind blowing technique the gives us a totally unique, awesome look be it for cards or scrapbooking. Thank you for all the time you spend working these ideas through till we can clearly understand what it is we must do. Hope you have a great week x

  26. What a great idea! I love all the cards you made with this technique and especially the last one – it’s so cute! Thanks for the tip about just using a circle for the guide as I don’t have any dies to match my stamps!

  27. Experiencing a wonderful time viewing your informative videos. I’ve been using dies for quite some time, but have finally become interested in expanding my knowledge into the stamping genre. I’ve tried to find a recent review of colored dye-based stamp brand comparisons. I found one of yours, from I believe 2013 but wondered if you have something more recent since new products are always being introduced? I do plan on using alcohol markers as well, but am interested in vibrant, solid stamping inks; as most my designs will be with die-cuts/layering.

    Have bookmarked your blog, along with a couple others and check back every week to see what new and interesting topic your covering. Am learning so much, (probably too much)! Need to rein in the desire to do it all and start small. One step at a tim, and find my niche.

    Thanks Again!

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