So Sorry Bouquet

So Sorry Bouquet

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Sadly this week Corona 19 Virus took the life of a family member of one of our members of our online  paper garden club so members are making sympathy cards and posting them in our group – this is mine.

For my card I have used Susan’s Garden Notes Watering Can, Tulips, Forget Me Notes and Daffodil / Narcissus die sets as well as Frame It – Circles.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ created from green cardstock.  White cardstock was cut 5-3/4″ square then circle was cut in upper left corner.  Piece was then embossed.  Background piece was attached behind circle opening then piece was attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Watering Can was cut twice once from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and once from decorative paper also with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back then adhered together.  Dimensional dots added to back in center then add to card front.

Flowers were all cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock 90# they were colored with Copic Alcohol Markers leaves cut from green cardstock.  flowers shaded and shaped then put together using Kids Choice Glue.  Arranged in opening of watering can when happy with arrangement adhered with Kids Choice Glue.

Stamped sentiment then matted with black cardstock added to card front using dimensional tape.

Thank you for stopping by Stay Safe and until next time – Happy Crafting.

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

 

 

 

Forget Me Not

IMG_0220.JPGForget Me NotHello My Crafty Friends,

Warm weather has finally arrived here in Maine and it sure feels great.  I have been getting all my pots, window boxes, bicycle, wagon washtubs etc filled with lots of annuals now to keep everything watered.

The Forget Me Nots are in bloom and how pretty they are here in Maine the spring flowers are really beautiful.  Today my card has the Forget Me Nots along with the Pom Pom Dahlia and the Ostrich Fern. The Ostrich Fern,which are now starting to unfurl, are a spring time treat around here. When it first comes up and is still tightly coiled they are “Fiddleheads”. Many people start harvesting them and selling them roadside people steam them are said to be quite tasty and loved by many (not me). I don’t mind harvesting if the black flies are not too bad.

My card is a 5″ X 7″ A dot embossing folder was on front.

Beccka Feeken’s die set Nobel Chatelaine Etched was used to cut decorative pieces a solid green for backing and white overlay adhered together.  Clear dimensional tape was used to attach to card front.

Susan’s Garden Notes Forget Me Nots were die cut several times from White Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with alcohol markers tiny centers were cut from yellow cardstock and the leaves and stems from green cardstock.  Kids Choice Glue was used to build flowers.

Susan’s Garden Notes Ostrich Fern was cut from green cardstock then shaped.

Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia  was cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock colored with alcohol markers and shaped leaves are cut from green cardstock.

Kids Choice Glue was used to adhere flowers to card front.  Ostrich Ferns were adhered first then Forget Me Nots, Pom Pom Dahlia, leaves and Lady Bug.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my card today and it has inspired you to create!

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

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

 


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, yellow

Micro Fine Black Pen

Copic Markers

Clear Dimensional Tape

 

Oh Happy Daisy

Oh Happy Daisy

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day at least the best you could under the circumstances.  I am sure it was much different than any other you have celebrated.  Our lives are turned upside down right now I do hope that creating beautiful things has gotten you through so far.

Early fall we will have a brand new release of Susan’s wonderful dies with Spellbinders I can’t wait but until then we are using her old releases which I know are hard to find but there are some out there.

Here is a card I created for you using Susan’s Garden Notes Shasta Daisy and Jasmine along with Suzanne Cannon – A Way With Words – Happy Birthday Small.  The embossing folder is one that came in a magazine several years ago but not sure and there is no brand name on it.

Created a 6″ X 6″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut green cardstock 5-3/4″ square adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  White Soft Finish Cardstock was cut 5-1/2″ square then embossed and adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Used Susan’s Garden Notes Shasta Daisy to cut 3 daisies from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Alcohol markers were used to shade center and her tool kit used to shape.  The tiny florets in center were cut from yellow cardstock and shaped.  Kids Choice Glue was used to build flowers and to add pollen to center of daisy when complete.  Leaves were cut from green cardstock then shaded and shaped.

Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die set was used to created the purple flowers cutting from white Soft Finish Cardstock the leaves from green and stamens from yellow.  Used purple alcohol marker to color the flowers.  Shape all with Susan’s tool kit and shade & shape leaves.

Berry branches were cut using Susan’s Garden Notes Berry Branch die set cutting from brown cardstock berries added using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Flowers were adhered to card front using Kids Choice Glue starting with Jasmine leaves going down first.

Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday was cut twice from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – one from white one from black.  White Happy Birthday was adhered to card front first then black Happy Birthday was offset just a little to give it shadow.

Hope that this has gotten your creative juices flowing and you get creating!

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

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

 

 

Hyacinth Hello

Hello Hyacinth

 

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Well it is Spring although today we got snow again so paper gardening was in order.

My card today has a very popular spring flower – Susan’s Garden Notes – Hyacinth.

My card is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold card.  Card base was created using white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ and folded on score line.

Used Susan’s Garden Notes Frame It – Rectangles die set to cut opening in card front.  I am lucky I have some 8-1/2″ X 11″ embossing folders  used one to emboss front of card base.

Distress Oxide Sprays in various colors were used on photo paper to create background piece then adhered to back of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive behind opening.

5 Hyacinths were created in different colors cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with Copic Markers.  Stems and leaves were cut from green cardstock – I cut the leaf  off  stem and used separately.

From gray cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back 2 Susan’s Garden Notes Trevi Urns were cut one adhered to other.  Black Embellishment Mousse, Snow Accent and Distress Oxide Sprays were used for finish on urn.  Protective paper was removed from back of urn a couple of dimensional dots were placed center back of urn then adhered to card front.

Hyacinths and leaves were added to urn using Kids Choice Glue.

Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Hello was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Tape on back then one was adhered to other – adhered to lower left of card front.

Cannot wait until Susan’s new dies are released by Spellbinder in early September – I am on Susan’s Design Team and will be creating with her new dies.

Hope you have enjoyed my card today and it has inspired you to create and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

 

Pitcher of Tulips

 

Pitcher of Tulips

 

Hello my crafty friends,

Today I have a card I created using Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 and her Pottery Pitcher.  Once again I had seen a picture on Facebook and wanted to try to recreate in paper – something I really love to do.  Here is my inspiration picture.

tulips in pitcher

This is a 6″ X 6″ card base.  Tonic Specialty paper (white) was cut 6″ square then oval was cut out of center.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  A second piece of Specialty paper (black) was used and same oval was cut from it.    Adhere the black oval inside oval opening on card front.

The Pitcher was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere one on top of other.  The finish was actually a trial and error and it was not exactly how I wanted it but felt it was good enough to use.  I was out of texture paste so I used snow accent which is   grainier than texture paste.  I then used Seth Apter’s Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder and heat embossed.  Add a couple of dimensional dots to lower center of back of pitcher adhere to card front.

8 tulips were created using Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 colored with Copic marker and shaped using Susan’s Tool Kit.  Tulips and leaves adhered at top of pitcher using Kids Choice Glue.

Karen Burniston’s Word Set 6 was used to cut Hello from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to lower right of card front.

Susan’s dies are getting harder and harder to find but be patient Susan has new dies being released by Spellbinders Aug/Sept and when they are released I will be linking them in my posts at that time.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope that you got some inspiration.  Until next time – happy crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, If you live right once is enough!

 

 

Bottles of Blossoms

Bottles

Hello My Crafty Friends,

My card today was inspired by a picture that I had seen on Facebook.  This is my version using many of Susan’s Garden Notes dies – Forsythia, Cherry Blossom, Lavender, Ivy Vine, Hosta Leaves etc.

Card is 6″ X 6″ with 5-3/4″ square patterned paper adhered to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Bottles were first cut on the Cricut.  I couldn’t get it to cut the sticker paperas I so I had to cut them from cardstock then trace onto clear sticker paper and hand cut.  Several different size bottles  were cut cutting several of each size.  A green alcohol marker was used to color one bottle then second bottle was adhered over top of colored one.  Used black alcohol marker to edge each bottle.

Created Forsythia in white and yellow, Lavender, Cherry Blossoms, Brunnera, Hosta Leaves and Ivy Vine which was added to back of various bottles.

Adhered bottles to card front adding Kids Choice Glue to adhere to flower branches and  leaves.

Thanks was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhered 1 on top of other then added to card front.

Inspiration Picture

bottle inspiration

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You Only Live Once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies

1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

1006 Garden Notes Cherry Blossom

1297 Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1594 Garden Notes Hosta Leaves

1130 CountryScapes Flora 5

1195 CountryScapes Lavender

Tonic Studios 3026e Brunnera

Karen Burniston – 1002 Word Set 1 Greetings

Copic Markers

Cardstock – green

Clear Sticker Paper

Pollen

PanPastels

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Patterned paper

 

 

 

 

So Very Sorry Daisy

AHello My Crafty Friends,

Another sympathy card today.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  6 X 6 card base.  Cut colored card stock 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5″ square emboss with an embossing folder.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Cut 2 Ginger Jars from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Color using Alcohol Markers (Copic Sketch used here B28 and B29).  Add clear embossing powder to front cover with embossing powder heat set.  Add a couple pop dots lower center back adhere to card front.

Step 3  Create 1 Shasta Daisy and 1 bud as well as leaves and stems cut from green cardstock.  Susan has a video for the daisy you can find it here

Step 4  Add flowers to Ginger Jar using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Stamp sentiment on white Soft Finish Cardstock  with black ink.  Die cut using ECD Fitted Fishtail.  from black cardstock cut next larger Fishtail to use as a backer.  Adhere sentiment Fishtail to black using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Using pop dots adhere to upper right of card front.

Hope this has inspired you to create.

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

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies:


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Cardstock – black, yellow, green

Embossing Folder

Embossing Powder – Stampin Up Iridescent Ice

ECD 740 Ginger Jar

Black Ink

Stamps