Some time ago in a card magazine I saw a wreath made out of punched snowflakes and thought it was so clever, I wanted to make one. Over the years I have made wreaths out of both snowflakes and, more traditionally, branches.
Cardstock (I used MFP August Greens and Sherwood Forest)
Punch (I used a Martha Stewart branch punch)
Glue (I used Aleen's Clear Gel Tacky Glue)
Punch a large number of branches from the predominant green color.
Also punch some branches from a darker shade of green.
Cut base for wreath using two Circle Nestabilities dies – or you could use two circle punches.
Gather punched pieces.
Apply a bead of glue to circle piece.
Lay down a layer of punched pieces.
Apply glue to darker green pieces . . .
. . . and intersperce among the lighter green pieces.
Add another layer of pieces.
Continue adding pieces until you are satisfied. Then add some pearls as “holly berries.”
Complete card as desired.
Here is a wreath using a snowflake punch for a different look. . .
. . . and using white cardstock with the snowflake punch.