Absolutely WOW! Paper Wreath from Kindra!

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Sometimes a paper crafting project
comes along that literally makes my jaw drop.  That's how I presume you
will feel, too, about this paper wreath created by Kindra Delaney, today's guest
stamper and a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals.
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Interesting tidbit from Kindra: 
The wreath took about 400 little cones give or take a few.  She says she
lost count at 330.  She also created a coordinating card and tag
(below).  Woo hoo!

Please note Kindra doesn't have a
blog.  However, if you leave a comment below with your feedback and
questions, she will happily respond!

En Francais Background Stamp item #109521
Papillon Potpourri stamp set (c) item # 123759
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies item#129381
Whisper White Card stock 8 1/2 x 11 item #100730
Pool Party Card stock 8 1/2 x 11 item #122924
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper item #126902
2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack item# 122384
Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack item#
2012-2014  In Color Designer Series Paper Stack item# 126910
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper item# 127540 *SAB item
Creped Filter Paper (for White Flowers) item #129393
5/8" Flower Trim item #126869
Sycamore Street Ribbon in Island Indigo and Pool Party item# 130812 *SAB item
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch item# 118874
1 3/4"  Scallop Circle Punch item# 119854
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (for white flowers) item# 127811
Elegant Butterfly Punch item # 127526
Blender Pen item# 102845
Stampin' Spritzer (for coloring flowers) item #126185
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad item# 126982
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' pad item# 126986
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin Ink Refill (for coloring
flowers) item # 115664
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad item# 126989
1/8" Mini Brads (to hold flowers together) item# 122941
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item# 119246
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels item # 129324
Multipurpose Liquid Glue item #110755
Non SU items for wreath:
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
12" white styrofoam wreath form
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Rich Razzleberry Card stock 8 1/2 x 11  item #115316
Whisper White Card stock 8 1/2 x 11 item #100730
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper item# 127540 *SAB item
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies item#129381
Sycamore Street Ribbon in Island Indigo and Pool Party item# 130812 *SAB item
Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder item# 130492 *SAB
Pop-Up Posies Designer kit flowers, tag, and stamp item #131395
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels item # 129324
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad item# 126950
Stampin' Dimensionals Adhesive item# 104430
Glue Dots item# 103683
1/8" Mini Brads (to hold flowers together) item# 122941
Kindra Delaney tag-002
Rich Razzleberry Card stock 8 1/2 x 11 item #115316
Whisper White Card stock 8 1/2 x 11 item #100730
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper item# 127540 *SAB item
Two Tags Big Shot Bigz Die item# 115954 
Sycamore Street Ribbon in Island Indigo and Pool Party item# 130812 *SAB item
Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  item# 130492 *SAB item
Pop-Up Posies Designer kit flowers, tag, and stamp item
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels item # 129324
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad item# 126950
Whisper White Baker's Twine item # 124262
Glue Dots item# 103683
1/8" Mini Brads (to hold flowers together) item# 122941

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  1. Sorry sent before I finished my reply, thank you so much for the sweet comments. I will let everyone know when my blog is live. Maybe I can coordinate with the next time I am Mary’s guest stamper? I will see what I can do!

  2. Sorry Michelle the pictures did not turn out as great as I would have liked. If you enlarge the close up of the flower detail accent on the wreath you might see in the whisper white card stock I stamped in pool party using En Francais. I stamped both sides if my paper before punching. Really this wreath is so much prettier in person ;o)

  3. Kindra I noticed that in your supplies list you had the stamp En Francais, I was just wondering where and how you used it as it is not apparent from the picture. Thanks. Really enjoyed seeing your work and looking to seeing lots more. When your blog is up please have Mary post a link so we can find you.

  4. TFS Kindra. I am working on a bow design using cones-actually received a commercial one on a Christmas package and then took it apart. Your wreath looks like the cousins of my bow-t0-be. Your patience is amazing!

  5. Hello and good morning, Kindra: Thank you for your words of encouragement.? Your wreath is absolutely beautiful and totally worth the effort to make one.? You are right, the DSP that SU has are so beautiful and doing this project with them, you will be able to enjoy both sides.? Its difficult for me to waste the side of the DSP that will be under my card projects but in your wreath, both sides are visible.

    A project like this requires patience and time, you just cant rush it?and?the beauty of it is that you can easily make smaller wreaths using smaller styrofoam bases.
    Thank you for replying to my comments and thank you for sharing the recipe to make this truly awesome wreath!!

    Take care and have a wonderful day!!


  6. Thank you to everyone that posted! I appreciate all your comments and thoughts. Even if you did not post, thanks for looking! It has truly been an honor to be my Fearless Leader’s guest stamper! Hope to share with you all soon, be on the lookout for my blog in the next few short months :o)

    Thank you to you too Mary! It was fun and inspiring!

  7. Kindra – what a beautiful project!! And you don’t have a blog??? Time to get one, friend. 🙂

  8. wow kindra! that wreath is amazing. do you want me to send you my address? he he! thanks for sharing it. what a beauty!

  9. Mary Lou Glick

    Wow, Kindra, what a gorgeous wreath! I love the card and the tag as well! I will look forward to following you on your blog!

  10. WOW KINDRA absolutely pretty and gorgeous! Great Job!!

  11. Wow! When I saw the word “wreath”, I thought it was going to be one of those folded crimped paper circles wreaths. This is so much better.

  12. Gorgeous wreath! You are very creative … thanks for the inspiration to tackle a project like this.

  13. Maria, you could totally make one! Really it is easier than it looks. Mostly it is just time consuming. If you are able to dedicate time to sit down and work on it I doubt it would take you as long as it did me. My downfall is I am a complete perfectionist! So as a result I tend to work rather slowly to get things just how I want them. Stampin’ Up’s selection of Designer Series paper makes it so easy. Just start with your DSP, then pick coordinating DSP color collections or plain card stock in coordinating colors and you are off to a great start!

  14. Nancy, if you look at my reply to Phyllis and Debbie you will see the “basic instructions.” Most cones were made with the 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch, and a few using the 1 3/4 inch scallop circle punch. Details are in those replies. If you need further details or instruction, let me know. Thanks for the wow!

  15. Kindra, what a stuning wreath! I would never have the patience to attempt such a project. 🙂

  16. nancy brunelli

    Wow…How did she make the cones?

  17. Well Kindra, I will say this again, your wreath is absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for writing the “recipe” for it. I wonder if, on one of those very cold, very gray days up her in NW. Indiana, I can sit down and do this? The end result is totally worth the effort.
    Thanks again for sharing this gorgeous project.

  18. totally breath taking! hugs! Mojca

  19. Lovely wreath – such talent and patience:) Also, a VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you dear Mary (and your sweet husband)!

  20. Beautiful! Admire your tenacity too!

  21. I was able to see this wreath in person and watch a small portion of it go together. Kindra did a fantastic job and it is evem more gorgeous in person. Kindra has a very creative side to her and she makes cards and such that just blow me away!!!!! Kindra, I am so proud of you! You have surpassed your creativity this time and the card and tag are equally as beautiful. You are a truly talented and a great friend. I am coming over more often to CASE in secret! LOL!

  22. Mary Ann Huntington

    Oh my goodness Kindra your wreath is absolutely stunning. I can’t stop staring at it. You have really created a masterpiece to be proud of. Congratulations.

  23. All I can say is WOW!!! I would never have the patience to do that. It is absolutely gorgeous. TFS!

  24. Debbie, I forgot to mention, I did not spray the paper with anything. I plan on keeping it indoors so the elements and dust won’t get it too bad. I imagine it could be dusted off with a can of that compressed air you use on your keyboard. You could always test a spray sealant on a sepearate cone, before you sprayed the project.bhope this helps!

  25. What a project, it is amazing! I wonder how long it took to do. I admire you sticking with it and it turned out beautifully. Barb

  26. What a beautiful wreath, card and tag, Kindra! I can’t imagine the persistence it took to create something so time consuming and with little ones to care for–you are amazing! Glad to hear you will be blogging soon; I can’t wait to ‘stalk’ your blog and ‘lift’ what I can (like something easier)! Thank you for sharing today and in the future.

  27. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Kindra! The distribution of color and the turn of the cones…perfection!

  28. Kindra, this is absolutely beautiful. Yep, this was a jaw dropper for me. Thank you for sharing your tips. Just beautiful!

  29. Mouth dropping for sure and eye opener! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! What a lot of patience, Kindra! The card and tag are so pretty, also. Thank you for sharing the how to! Anxious to see your blog. Good luck, young lady!
    Forgot the colors are lovely! Thanks!

  30. Thanks Darla! You are a great friend!

  31. Ellen, no problem on the Kim comments, I knew those were for me! ;o)

  32. Dear KIndra I am so sorry I sent it to Kim Please know that these comments above were meant for you. I wish you much success. Your work is so beautiful. Have a wonderful day. Thank You for sharing your talent with all of us.

  33. Dear Kim, I love all of your pieces. The wreath is so beautiful You will treasure that for many years to come. Your card and tag are so beautiful. I love the colors and the way you did all of these pieces. I can not wait to see your site. Have a wonderful day. Happy Stamping, thank you for sharing your very creative things with all of us.
    May you be blessed with much success.

  34. To everyone that left such sweet comments: Thank You! It makes me so happy to know that you love my project as much as I do! It was so fun to make! Yes it was a little daunting to take a month to complete, but so very worth it! Thanks again! Keep those questions coming!

  35. Sandy, thank you! If you see the comments I left above and below your comment to Phyllis and Debbie, it will give you an idea of how it was made. Also I hope to have my blog up and running in the next month or two so I will be sure to post this with a step by step tutorial once my blog is up! Let me know if you have any questions after you read those responses ;o)

  36. Debbie, the wreath took about a month to get together. The cones were the most time consuming. Just follow the instructions to make the cones that I left in response to Phyllis. Then I hot glued them onto the wreath form turning them to face all different directions (for added dimension.) I started by gluing them to the top middle of the wreath with the cones standing up. Then I just filled in and out toward the middle of the form and outside of the form. I added the color and printed cones as needed. I also made several cones out of the colored designer series paper using the 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch to make some smaller shorter cones that were placed inside of white fat cones for color where I needed more, and added dimension. Hope this makes sense! Thank you for your comment! As a side note I did not spend every minute in that month working in the wreath as I have two young girls ages 3 and 6. So I am a full time stay at home mom. preschool and first grade keeps me busy, as does all that elementary school homework ;o)

  37. OMG! This wreath is just beautiful. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing such talent.

  38. Sheila, please see my response to Phyllis on how to make the cones. That part was the most time consuming, but not hard to do :o) Thank you for your comment!

  39. Wow! This is gorgeous! Please, Please, Please! We need a tutorial!

  40. Katy, blog will be soon! I will post for the Pals when I get it going. I share what I can in our Gallery ad hope to be doing more PPA challenges soon! We went on a big family vacation just before Christmas so with that and the holidays I have been too overwhelmed. This project alone I have been working on for a solid month to get it ready :o) So now I have more time to focus on challenges! Thank you for the kind comment!

  41. Patricia, I am in process of starting a blog! Hope to have it up and running in the next month or two! Than you for the sweet comments!

  42. Kimberly, please see my comment to Phyllis about how the cones were made. Thank you for the kind comments! I am so honored to be Mary’s guest! Truly I believe the pictures don’t even do it justice!!! The colors in person really pop! I LOVE that Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street paper!

  43. Phyllis, the cones were made with a 2 3/8 scallop circle punch from Stampin’ Up. I just used my bone folder to help curl the circles before rolling them into a cone. Note that you want the side of paper you want to show to be in the middle of the rolled cone. It also looks best to make the bottom end as closed as possible. The cones were held closed using Multiglue. Some cones are rolled really tight, some rolled wide and fat. The smaller skinnier cones were used to fill in tight spots and also inside fatter cones to give the wreath more dimension.

    Thanks for the sweet comments I am so flattered! Glad you enjoyed the project! My blog hopefully will be up and running soon!

  44. WOW. Patience was used in the creation of this beauty!!

  45. Oh la la!! Words just don’t come. Jaw dropping gorgeous.

  46. I am in awe. Kindra you outdid yourself. That is the most beautiful paper crafted wreath I’ve ever seen. OMG I am just stunned it is so fabulous. INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE Thank you so much for sharing Mary.

  47. Gorgeous projects! I would love to know how long that wreath took to put together. Would you have to spray it to keep it getting ruined? Keep ’em coming!

  48. Ms Mary you said it. rite !! WOW BEAUITIFUL ,
    hugs frenchie

  49. OOPS!!! My guest stamper is KINDRA not Kim Delaney. I posted this while traveling and with the flu . . . it’s been an interesting week. I apologize for the oops and have updated the post!

  50. What a beautiful wreath and card. Lots of love put into that. Thanks for sharing.

  51. OMGoodness,,,how in the world and how long….such patience.

  52. WOW!!! Your wreath is fantastic!! I love all of your projects but the wreath – again…WOW!!!!

  53. Wow! Amazing!

  54. WOW….WOW….WOW!!

  55. This wreath is incredible, Kim! Absolutely love it!

  56. This is gorgeous, beautiful! Amazing!!! Good Job!

  57. Wow that is beautiful. Did it take along time to make?

  58. What an incredible project! Stunning just seeing it in a picture, in person I am sure it would take your breath way. Please tell us how to make the cones!

  59. OMG! How stunning. I hope Kim posts on Stampin Connection since she doesn’t have a blog. So Lovely. TFS

  60. Holy buckets of flowers. This must have taken a month to do! How gorgeous!

  61. Just an amazing beautiful wreath…Thanks for sharing….

  62. Hey Kim beautiful !!!! Please tell me how u make the cones

  63. WOW Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing Kim.

  64. Wow, Wow, and more Wow!!! Absolutely amzing and beautiful! Great job Kim!!!

  65. Stunning

  66. Kim, this is STUNNING! What a fantastic project to share on Mary’s blog! When are you going to start blogging? Looking forward to seeing more of your paper skills!! At least there is always the Pals Gallery… 🙂

  67. Gorgeous and very impressive!

  68. Susan Mac Donald

    it’s very breath taking & a nice addition to a plain wall or door; thanks for sharing Kim’s work.

  69. Absolutely gorgeous! You must post this on Stampin’ Connection, Kim!

  70. Phyllis Wiggins

    Beautiful. How did you make the little cones?

  71. Corinne Saindon

    Wow wow that is just beautiful thank you for sharing!!

  72. Amazing Crafting skills were used to put this BEAUTY together. It’s GORGEOUS! I’m sure all your neighbors are loving to take a look at it every single time they drive by your house. GREAT JOB KIM!

  73. Kim, this is incredibly breathtaking! WOW!

  74. Oh my goodness!! this project is simply AMAZING!!!!! It must have taken Kim a lot of hours of patience and focus to accomplish this stunning creation.
    Thank you for sharing Mary and Kim!!

  75. Whoa! The love you’ve poured into these projects! You’ve stuck with a color scheme and they all look fabulous! I hope you’ll consider Blogging soon Kim to share more of your talent with thousands who will appreciate it!

  76. Oh My Goodness, what an incredible and fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing Kim’s beautiful work here. I can’t imagine the patience it took to make this wreath! Well done!!

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