Yippee for Yana: Quick Stamp Wreath Cards

Yippee for Yana Cardmaking Feature

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by today! We’re proud to be posting our latest installment of “Yippee for Yana“. This feature Yana Smakula is making some really pretty quick stamp wreath cards. Be sure to read on and watch the video for more information, and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana Quick Stamp Wreath Cards

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and thank you for joining me today! 
Today’s video is all about creating quick stamp floral wreath cards for any occasion! I’m combining beautiful floral stamps from WPlus9 with vibrant yummy ink colors from Simon along with some gorgeous sentiments from various Simon sentiment sets.

Yippee for Yana Quick Stamp Wreath Cards
The cards we are be making today are one layer flat projects with no dimension at all. These are great to pop in the mail and send to a friend or anybody who could use some encouraging or kind words.

You want to start working on these cards by stamping a sentiment first and wreath around it later. This way you can slightly adjust the size of the wreath and the placement of the images to make sure they do not block any part of your sentiment. I first planned my wreath out by placing a few large images from the Feather & Florals stamp set from WPlus9 on a piece of paper to form an oval. These images formed a base for my wreath and once I stamped them onto my card bases I was able to come in and add additional imagery. 

Yippee for Yana Quick Stamp Wreath Cards

My color choice today is rather bold – I don’t think I’ve used this combination before, but I wanted to try something new. I went with purples and teals. I used Deep Purple, Wisteria, Magnolia, Thistle, Scuba, High Dive and Teal. All of these are truly gorgeous colors and they all work oh so well together.

I also stamped little dots using Teal and High Dive ink colors around my wreath. These dots were designed to be flower centers, but they surely can be used in other ways. 

Yippee for Yana Quick Stamp Wreath Cards
I stamped a few cards all using different messages and I also tried using different papers. Some of my cards were stamped on kraft, others on Fog and one was stamped on a cream card base. Have fun stamping! 

Watch the video:

Yippee for Yana Quick Stamp Wreath Cards


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yana for being our special guest!

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  1. Beautiful set of cards Yana, thanks for the inspiration! I noticed you live in Phoenix, I’m in the valley as well. Welcome to desert country!

  2. Such pretty cards Yana! I love the colors you! Thanks for sharing all of your tips in the video. A big congratulations to all of the winners!

  3. Really beautiful card Yana and a great video tutorial! I agree with you that it doesn’t have to be perfect to still look amazing!

  4. These are lovely! What a great tip to stamp the sentiment first, and then the wreath. I love how the flowers look on kraft!

  5. Always an inspiration! I love these cards. They remind me of why I began stamping in the first place–a joyful process. Thanks Yana.

  6. These are terrific cards. I love how easily you could change the sentiment and they came out beautifully. Thanks for all the tips.

  7. I love the colours you used on these cards! They look great on all the cardstock colours you chose. I’m going to look through my stamp sets and see if there are any I can do this technique with! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Wow, these cards are gorgeous! I absolutely love the color combination, but I also love the design and the way the sentiments are framed. So pretty!

  9. Beautiful cards!! I’m going to have to try that technique to make wreaths. Goodness knows, I have enough floral stamps to do it with!! :-)

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