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Monday, February 25, 2019

Mega and Mini Wreath Builders

Hello! Today we have a special hop to share some fabulous new templates for Gina K. Designs: MEGA and Mini Wreath Builder! If you are addicted to wreath building, these templates are for must have! Enjoy our hop and please leave comments along the way, each one will give you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K. store!  Winner announced March 1st.

 The mini template is oh so tiny, what a cute template! It also includes some stencils on the same sheet, which is a nice bonus.


I made this small card for a baby shower we had for a friend this week! I inked the flower and leafy bits form the Mini Wreath Builder stamp set with GKD Tranquil Teal, Lucky Clover, Fresh Asparagus and Seaglass ink CUBES, they are the perfect size for these little images.  Sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Amalgam and cardstock is GKD White, the new Stormy Sky and Tranquil Teal. (I misplaced my circle die this size, so I used a 1 3/8" circle punch, which took off just the rim, the image is slightly bigger.)  Card measures 3 1/4" square.


Mini Wreath Builder Stamp Set






The Memory MISTI and Mega templates are huge! So many possibilities! Here is Sadie checking it out. I needed to clean my desk off to make room and it would be a good idea to keep it on my desk so I clean up after each stamping session.  ;) (The magnet is on the back when you unbox it, heads up! Store these large templates inside the MISTI, my tip)


The foam in the MISTI are a perfect surface for stamping with clear stamps even if you are not using the door. For this card I used the template where you cut your mat to 4 3/4". I love how all the sizes are on the back of the packaging. Hang on to that for reference! I used the A Year of Flowers 2 set to stamp all these flowers with the new Whisper ink, it is the palest gray you can still see, which I really need for no line coloring right now ( I was seriously seeing double after a long day of editing my last stamp set, ugh). It is easy to complete color to cover or quickly and loosely fill in color like I have shown in my A Year of Flowers 2 videos so you can still see a hint of the lines like a pencil sketch.
I colored with Spectrum Noir trying to make it look very much like watercolor rather than real flowers.  Sentiment is stamped in Jet Black Amalgam. I traced the greeting and all flower elements for a drop shadow, I love how transparent and watery it looks. I add a few Crystalline drops for dimension and shine.

Cardstock is Coral Reef, and Lemon Drop. Finished card measures 5 1/2" square. Greeting is from Emily's Lettered and Lovely set.


This next design I used the 6 1/2" size template and greetings and a butterfly from my Women of Faith set. I originally I had a lot more stamping in mind to create a kaleidoscope of butterflies (the actual term for a group of them, I love that, so appropriate!) but I couldn't find the smaller two.  The medium one I located after clearing my desk (to make room for Mega MISTI) and then it went AWOL WHILE I was cutting my cardstock to make the card, ack!*  So I went much simpler with just the one. I love a lot of white space in design however, so I'm not disappointed with how it turned out.  I'm glad I can at least show an example of how you don't have to fill the whole space just because you are using a larger piece of paper! You will need these larger templates to do the rotation technique of wreath building on larger mats, but it doesn't require that it be stamped to the limits! :)

GKD inks from the top going  clockwise: Ocean Mist, Sea Glass, Turquoise Sea, Bahama Blue, Blue Raspberry, Tranquil Teal, Slate and finally Whisper. I love the progression of blues and symbolism of transformation, both in the butterflies and transformative power of prayer.I love how she included 2 large circle templates for the center to allow you to perfectly center your greetings, and sponge in come color to really make your design pop. I used Ocean Mist at the top and Turquoise Sea at the bottom. I didn't want to go too dark and lose the detail in the butterfly wings. I layered my stamped mat on Black Onyx and Blue Raspberry cardstock. Each of the black layers are popped up on adhesive foam squares.  
Finished project is 12" x 12". You can put this in an album cover or scrapbook page frame, or what I did is mount it on a white wood laminate sample I got from a thrift store. I put this up on a storage cabinet in my craft room and it reminds me both to pray for the people on my prayer lists, and that Jesus is also lifting me up and interceding. :)



Let's see what the rest of the design team made with these fabulous stamps, templates and tools! Shop here!


Gina K.  -  Mega and Mini Wreath Builder 
Melanie Muenchinger-you are here!
Susie Moore

* found it! :)

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125 comments:

  1. You should never be disappointed of how your creations turn out Mel! WOW!! I am totally loving the butterfly, how you did the inks! Such an awesome design!

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  2. Beautiful creation to remind you to pray. I love the colors

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  3. Great cards - really love the shadow stamping on the thank you card. Very nice!

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  4. Wowza. Melanie these are great to look at.

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  5. Melanie , I’m so thankful you take the time to show us all the Mega Wreath builder can do . I already purchased the bundle on the release party , so keep those ideas coming (꘠ ͜ʖ꘠) !

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  6. I cannot wait for my mega wreath builder to arrive!!! Such beautiful cards!

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  7. Thanks for showing us what is possible with all these tools! Incredible cards!

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  8. Love the ombre effect of those butterflies. Beautiful statement piece/decor. The soft yellow flowers paired with the red mat on the card just makes me smile. Thank you

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  9. Beautiful projects. I'm always thrilled to see new ideas for the wreath builder templates (I have the original and the mini and I'm addicted to them). Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  10. Saving up for the mega wreath builder and misti!

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  11. Awesome cards! The wreath builder is so ingenious! Thanks for all the tips!

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  12. I like how you used stamps from older sets with this new wreath building tool. Great idea to keep it in the Misti and keep the original packaging. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Wonderful ideas with the builders

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  14. stunning projects - LOVE the colors on them:)

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  15. I never would have thought of making a wreath of butterflies. Great idea.

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  16. I just love the mini Wreath Builder set; easy to quickly complete a beautiful card.

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  17. Love the bright colors and drop shadow on your thank you card!

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  18. Love the yellow flowers on the first card.
    Makes me remember that spring should be
    here soon. The butterflies are gorgeous.
    Hate when I lose something (three things
    went AWOL yesterday while I was crafting).
    Found one of them but the others are
    still gone. Glad you found your piece.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Pretty. Cards. Like the colors you chose also. Yea for the wreath builder

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  20. Such beautiful creations. I love the butterflies and the ombre effect. Thank you for also including the colours you used.

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  21. Beautiful cards especially the flower one. Wow just wow!!

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  22. Wow! You are right so many possibilities. Lovely projects!

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  23. very pretty. I love the butterflies!

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  24. The vibrant colors on your thank you project are very beautiful. Your coloring is super!

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  25. Beautiful projects. Thanks fro sharing!

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  26. I am loving your projects, the happy flower card and the butterfly ring are fabulous!

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  27. I love your creations - especially the blue butterfly decor piece. I think the white space enhances the beauty of the project! Thanks for sharing your creativity and your realism about losing stamps while creating!!

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  28. The one with the butterflies is just stunning.

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  29. Love your beautiful cards! So many different ways to use wreath builder!

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  30. Gorgeous. I love the wreath of butterflies - so inspiring. Thanks for the tip about storing the Mega Wreath builder in the Mega MISTI. Great idea!

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  31. absolutely love the bright colors, just makes my day all sunny

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  32. How stunning, love what you have done with these sets! Simply gorgeous, thanks for the great inspiration!

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  33. I just love the butterflies the colors are just beautiful but I absolutely love the flowers year two I have year one I’m going to try them out with the same technique you used so excited l love your work keep it coming!! ps I’m working on getting all the years of flowers just love them

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  34. I love your yellow and pink mega wreath. It makes my heart happy.

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  35. Love love love love. Just beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on that mega wreath builder. You're so inspiring!

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  36. Very creative with these new sets! There is so much inspiration here.

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  37. Wow your first card made me think of Easter, I just love the colours you used. Beautiful.

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  38. Beautifully done wreaths. I especially like the simplicity of the butterfly wreath without of lot of time taken to make a masterpiece.

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  39. I love the turquoise. It is so pleasing to the eye.

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  40. My heart be still with the butterfly project.

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  41. Butterflies are always great. Nice twist on the ink colors.

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  42. Melanie these projects are all so beautiful! Love that last one.

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  43. Love your projects. The butterfly panel is my favorite!

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  44. Love the colors and the symbolism of the butterfly piece. I have a few of those “invisible” stamps that reappear with tidying the space. I know some of their hiding places...stuck to the bottom of the trimmer, or the plastic cover of a stamp set, or my sleeve on my shirt, but am often surprised to find it after l have looked “everywhere”.

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  45. Love the blues in the mini card

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  46. WOW!! Very beautiful creations. I really like the butterfly wreath too. Thank for sharing your talents with us. :)

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  47. I am blown away....so beautiful!! What creativity and inspiration you share with us...love them all, Melanie!!

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  48. So many beautiful projects! So many ways to use the wreath builder! Love the color variety! Your "helper" in the first picture reminds me of Gina's new shades of grey- NOT a reference to the book!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Wow!! Such great projects. I love the butterfly home decor!!

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  51. All of your cards are amazing, but I’m in love with the flower card (you can send it to me)!! The wreath builder is so cool and the stamp sets are gorgeous. 😉

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  52. You design such wonderful stamps. So many favorites. Love your cards.

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  53. I really like the wreath builder set and what you did with the blue butterflies ombre look is beautiful. I always like checking out your blog for new ideas. Thanks.

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  54. I love the butterfly card, great concept

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  55. Beautiful cards and I love your color choices :)

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  56. I loved both your flowers with the mini wreath builder and the butterflies with the memory wreath builder. So thankful that you used the memory one but didn't have to fill the whole space - I use my tools for scrapbooking and card making only. Thanks!!

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  57. All your designs are lovely, but I think my favorite of this batch of cards is the butterfly gradient. Soft, yet catches the eye.

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  58. Your baby shower card is adorable!

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  59. Beautiful cards. Thanks for tip on keeping wreath builder template in Misti.

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  60. I love the butterfly card nice colors!

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  61. Love you work. Thanks for showing us how big the Memory Misti and the templates are. That helps!

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  62. The colors - and coloring - in the first card are just beautiful. The butterfly wreath is soooo pretty. Great cards, as usual!!!!!

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  63. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the one you did with your spectrum noir pens - so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. Gorgeous and love the spectrum noir water color effect card.

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  65. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  66. All are so lovely but that floral one with all the spring colors is my favorite.

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  67. Such beautiful cards! I really like the mini wreath builder.
    Thanks so much for sharing

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  68. All your projects are so beautiful Melanie! My favorite would have to be the one where you used Year of Flowers 2.

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  69. Pretty and colorful card and love the butterfly project.

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  70. OMG, I couldn't pick just one --- they are all "stampendous"!!! And....I think Sadie would agree. TFS! :-)

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  71. WOW, fabulous projects. Just love the wreath builders. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.

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  72. From the little note card to the framed Butterfly wreath - just lovely.

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  73. JUST STUNNING! I Love the shades of blue with your butterfly wreath!

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  74. Love your cute card and the beautiful flowers on the larger card. I haven't used the Year of Flowers 2 in quite a while. You have inspired me to get it back out and start inking! I also love your butterfly print and encouraging sentiment.

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  75. These are gorgeous Melanie! Tfs!

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  76. These are all beautiful, Melanie, but the butterfly is breathtaking...love it!

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  77. these are so gorgeous, I love the brigt colors and I love the different shadings of coloring on the butterflys!!!

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  78. Love them both!! Beautiful!! I especially like the Butterfly one so gorgeous!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  79. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderfully creative and fabulous designs.

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  80. Such adorable and creative new products! And such outstanding inspiration projects.


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  81. These are just beautiful! I am really getting inspired to make some wreath cards! The flowers are amazing!

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  82. Beautiful creations as always, Melanie!!

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  83. They're all gorgeous Melanie, but I simply adore the drop shadow - it makes the flowers pop off the card. xo

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  84. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!!!

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  85. Oh my gosh...beautiful cards and projects

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  86. Beautiful artwork! And, of course, butterflies! Aren't they just perfect for the wreath builders! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  87. Your work is simply amazing. Thanks you!!!

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  88. These are gorgeous cards! I love the butterflies.

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  89. Both of your designs are lovely!

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  90. I love how you added the shadows to everything. It really finishes the whole thing off beautifully!

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  91. love the color technique you used for the butterflies.

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  92. Beautiful cards! I love the colour combinations you used for each card! Love the blues and greens on the first one and how bright and cheerful the second one is!

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  93. They are all soooo pretty 💖💖💖

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  94. These creations you made are not just very pretty, but inspiring as well.

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  95. Melanie - such beautiful and inspiring projects!

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  96. So very pretty for lots of inspiration!

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  97. Love your work!!Your colors are beautiful.

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  98. All of these are just beautiful....my fav is the thank you one! The colors are so great ❤️

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  99. Always loved your work, and appreciate your videos so much I learn so much. your projects here are no different beautiful.

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  100. Your projects are beautiful! I adore the card you created with the mini wreath builder...so cute. And I'm so excited for the mega wreath builder!!

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  101. Such wonderfully diverse examples!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  102. Great cards as always. I know the feeling. I'm creating like crazy and I look down..... where is that stamp? It was here just a minute ago. 5 minutes later I find it stuck to the bottom of the pack it where it should be on the inside.

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  103. So beautiful! I love the no line coloring card and the butterfly wreath.

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  104. These wreath builders are so awesome!! Have the mini wreath builder; love it.

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  105. Love the wreath cards and designs! Great colors, too!!

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  106. What fabulous projects! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I am loving this new release. :D

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  107. Hi Melanie :) I love your mini cards and your beautiful watercolor piece and your butterfly one too!!! They're lovely :)

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