Make It Monday #80 | Making Garland

Hey there! Today, I have a video sharing how to make paper garlands using dies for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday series.

This project, shows how to make garland from various heart die cuts using cardstock and patterned papers. I used a sewing machine to stitch them together and simply wrapped them around a small tin that can be used to hold a gift card. I also added a little piece of a doily and some ribbon. A very simple way to make a gift card look amazing.

So, if you have a sewing machine, I suggest trying this method out as well. To get them together, simply push each die cut through the sewing machine and allow a straight stitch to go right over all the die cuts. When you finish, they are all assembled along a string.

For this card, I share how to use numbered die cuts to make a garland. Although I placed them on a card, I think it would look absolutely fabulous as a cake topper. You would just use the extra twine on the ends to tie to a skewer on the left and right sides to stick into the center of the cake!

In this card, I used a similar method to assemble the garland. I took some baker’s twine and sandwiched in between two die cuts. You can see how to do it on the video in closer detail. Again, this would look great as a cake topper or you can add more for garland to hang in a room for any occasion.

You can see the video here or over on Nichole’s blog. Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great week and take care.

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  • Laurie - Love your ideas for banners. Would not have thought to “banner” the numbers. Great job! Love to visit your sight and all PTI DT members give me such inspiration. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Bev - I just loved your video and the technique you shared. You do such wonderful work.ReplyCancel

  • Claudette - Hi! Love your technique and video’s! May I ask where you got your stamp press from? I have the Fiskars but would love a smaller one like the one you used. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Adorable and thank you for the tips.

    Will you share the brand of your stamp press?ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Garland always seems to bring an interesting and often “fun” element to a card. Each of your projects shows a different “look.” Thanks for sharing these styles and for the video, too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June K. - Great MIM, Ashley. I like that technique of using the blank die cut on the back side.ReplyCancel

  • Sue McRae - These projects are so fun, totally enjoyed your video. I was also wondering where you got that small stamp press, looks like a great size for smaller images.ReplyCancel

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  • Min - Ohhh! I love that little transport stamp set!

    And thank you so much for the tip on stamping accurately on die cuts! It was always hard to handle PTI dies.

    And for those interested, I believe Ashley is using the Martha Stewart Stamp Mount.ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Nice video! Thanks for sharing how you make your garlands. I picked up some hints that I will apply to my next garland/banner. 🙂ReplyCancel

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