Forever Friends Lilac

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting another “Forever Friends” card.  Last month I posted a card I had made for my dear friend of over 50 years it had bachelor buttons on it well she showed it to a friend where she lives and the friend wanted a couple of cards one of which was just like hers and another one so here it is.  I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut Garden Notes Leafy Branch.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White add berries to branch set aside to dry then repeat on back.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ patterned paper (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Forever Friends using A Way With Words dies Forever and Friends.  Adhere to card front putting Forever to top left of card and Friends to lower right of card.

Step 5  Cut Garden Notes Ostrich Fern from green cardstock.  shade with ink shape by pinching up on fronds.   Using Kids Choice Glue on stem area only adhere to center of card.

Step 6  Add berry branch over fern using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Make lilacs using Garden Notes Lilac 2 set.  You either cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers, cut from colored cardstock or as I have done colored cardstock first by lightly brushing marker over some areas darker in others then cut which gives variation in color.    My lilacs are really much more purple it is the picture.  Susan has a video on how to make the lilac on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  You can find it at this LINK.   These are built right on your card.

Here is both cards.

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I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will now make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used in this project you can just click on icons below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green, black, white (for 6 X 6 card base)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Ink for shading

Copis Marker – FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet

 

 

 

 

Bucket of Daisies

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Welcome  My Crafty Friends,

My post today is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog using some of Susan’s Garden Notes new releases.  I have chosen to use Garden Notes Fitted Frames – Ovals, Galvanized Bucket and Shasta Daisy along with older releases Ivy and Ostrich Fern.  You can find tutorial on their blog at this LINK.

You can click on any of the icons below to review / purchase.

Thanks for stopping by today – until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Molly’s Graduation

 

Welcome to my blog glad you stopped by.

Today I have just a quick post to honor our granddaughter (our 1st grandchild) as she closes one chapter and enters the next chapter of her life.  Such an emotional time as I can not believe the little girl that won our hearts from day one has graduated high school and will be going off to college in the fall.  Meme’ and Pepe’ are so proud of her and glad that we could be part of it and to get her to pose for a few pictures with us.

Her card was made using Karen Burniston’s Tag Book Pop-up die along with a few Cricut cutouts.

 

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting and remember –

“you only live once… If you live right, once is enough”

Christine ( aka Meme’)

 

 

Forget-Me-Not

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Welcome My Crafty Friends!

My post today is a card using a couple of  Susan’s new releases Garden Notes – Forget- Me- Not and Garden Notes Frame It – Ovals.  By now you can see I love the new Frame It Ovals there is also Circles, Squares and Rectangles in this new release as well.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Create 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ adhere to  card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 6″ using next to largest Susan’s Garden Notes – Frame It – Ovals. Place die 3/4″ in from left side and equally between top and bottom – you want to leave room on right to stamp sentiment die cut oval.  Stamp sentiment  (you want to stamp before adhere just to make sure you get good image)using black ink.  (Stamp I used here was one of Susan’s original Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamps at Elizabeth Craft Designs but I could not find it so not sure that it is available anymore but you can use another sentiment.)  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive just around outer edge adhere to card front.

Step 4  From clear plastic (I like to save plastic packaging as it is heavy) or mylar cut Garden Notes Canning Jar.  On back side of jar using a darker gray alcohol marker make line for water line then color below blending in using a lighter gray.  Adhere jar to card front using Kids Choice Glue around just the outer edges leaving jar opening free of glue so you can get stems down in jar.  I tucked bottom of jar down inside of oval.

Step 5  From green cardstock cut stems using Garden Notes Bouquet Stems & Branches die set.  Cut off top half put couple dabs of Kids Choice Glue on back stick stems down in jar.  Cut 3 Garden Notes Forget-Me Not stems add to jar.

Step 6  Cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Forget-Me-Not which is a brand new release.  Using alcohol markers color flowers then shape using Garden Notes 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit along with Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Cut leaves from green cardstock shade with ink and shape.  Susan has video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club which you can find at this LINK.  Add flowers to stems at top of jar using Kids Choice Glue then add leaves.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it has inspired you to make your own card, thank you for stopping by!

my inspiration picture – picked from my backyard.  Yes I do have a pink blossom here and there in bouquet as that is how they grow every once in a while you find a pink blossom or 2 on a plant of blue blossoms.

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If you click on any icon for Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies below it will take you directly to that product on their site for you to view / purchase.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green

Plastic / Mylar

Patterned Paper

Black Ink

 

AWWW Focus Day

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Welcome My Crafty Friends!

Today is another Focus Day on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  The Design Team has been busy creating cards that are showcasing A Way With Words brand new release of dies.  I have chosen Miss You and Long Stem Rose to showcase.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK to see what other design team members have created using the new dies.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ using largest oval from newly released Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Ovals die cut oval in center.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern shade with ink shape by pinching up fronds around tweezers from Garden Notes Tool Kit.  Using Kids Choice Glue on just on lower portion of stem adhere to card front inside oval.

Step 4  From 2 shades of patterned paper using new release A Way With Words – Long Stem Rose die set cut rose then from green cardstock cut stem and shade with ink.  (I used the same paper that was used for the card front it happened to be 2 sided)  Assemble Rose & Stem using Kids Choice Glue.  When dry lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rub back of rose to give little dimension.  Adhere to card over ferns using Kids Choice Glue on stem and just very edge of rose.

Step 5  Cut twice A With Words –  Miss You once from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back once from dark cardstock once from coordinating cardstock attach coordinating Miss You over dark offsetting just a little to give shadow effect.  Attach to card front.

Step 6  Add pearls to corners.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and be sure to pop on over to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at link above to see what other designers have created using dies from the new release of A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon.

By Clicking on pictures below they will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs shopping page.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – Colonial white, green, peach

Patterned paper (Graphic 45 used here)

Adhesive backed pearls

ECD Design Team Focus on New Release – Susan’s Garden

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Today members of ECD Design Team are doing another focus day and today it is for Susan’s Garden’s new release which consists of 8 dies.  You are going to love them!

For my card today I have chosen to use 3 of the new release Galvanized Bucket, Forsythia and Frosty Fern.  Sentiment is from Joset’s Words 1 – Celebration set.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what other team members have created with this new release for Susan’s Garden.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Using 3 Distress Oxide Reinkers (Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick used here) put 3 drops of of peeled paint, 3 drops of fossilized amber and 1 drop of worn lipstick onto non stick craft mat spritz with water take 5″ X 8-1/4″ white Soft Finish Cardstock spritz with water then tap into ink lift and tap again drying in between continue until piece is covered and to your liking.  Cut to 5″ X 7″ taking remaining piece add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back die cut “happy birthday” then cut again from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back place colored piece on top of black.

Step 2  Cut 5-6 pieces of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern from green cardstock.  Using white Nuvo Drops add a little to each tip of fern Do Not do berries you want the white flat.  Set aside to dry.  Pinch up on fronds to give dimension.

Step 3  Using Garden Notes Forsythia die cut flowers from yellow cardstock, stems from brown and leaves from green.  I cut 2 plates of flowers for each stem I cut 4 sets of stems (2 stems per set)  Using green Copic marker add dot to center of each flower lay right side down on molding mat use small loop tool from Susan’s Garden 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit shape each petal by pulling tool from tip to center of each petal.  Turn over use medium ball tool from tool kit push into center to cup.  Using Kids Choice Glue add flowers to stems.  Shape and shade leaves add to stems.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes – Galvanized Bucket die set cut 2 buckets and handles from gray cardstock 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere 1 to other same with handle.  Cut 2 of wooden grip from light brown cardstock.  To do galvanizing see Susan’s video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.  I got a little heavy with black marker so it looks more cast iron then it does galvanized.

Step 5  Form 5″ X 7″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 6  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5″ X 7″ using largest Fitted Rectangle die set cut opening placing die approximately 1″ from bottom.

Step 7  Build your card.  Adhere background piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere piece with opening to front of card.  Take bucket pinch sides with fingers to give a little curve add a couple pieces of dimensional tape in center add Kids Choice Glue around outer edge of bucket making sure not to glue top opening of bucket as you will want to put your stems down through that opening.  Add handle using Kids Choice Glue to adhere.  Arrange stems and ferns adhering with Kids Choice Glue.  Finally add happy birthday to bottom of card using Kids Choice Glue.

Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  You can purchase supplies by clicking on any of the supply pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, green, brown, gray brown, black

Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick

Nuvo Crystal Drops – white

ECD Glitter Challenge

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Once again it is time for another Design Team Challenge this month the challenge is All That Glitters challenging us to use one of the 3 new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter just released.  The three palettes are Bloom (which I have used), Beach and Earth each has 5 colors.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the creations by our Design Team and enter for a chance to win. 

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 18th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.


Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Form tent fold card base 5″ X 6″ from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cover 6″ square piece of cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Decide the order you want your colors to go in then start tearing  (no measuring ) 1 strip of protective adhesive off exposing adhesive sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess burnish in using your finger.  Make sure to burnish each color before moving on.  Repeat process with each color until entire piece is covered.  Using largest Stitched Fishtail die to cut the piece,  My strips I did on diagonal but you could also do vertical or horizontal.  When exposing adhesive be very careful not to get your fingers in it.

Step 3  Adhere Fishtail to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut 2 “hello” using die from Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Step 5  From white Soft Finish Cardstock create Garden Notes “Love In The Mist”.  Susan has a video to help with this on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club at this link.

Now it is your turn to try making some art with Silk Microfine Glitter.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created using the new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter and be sure to comment for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine