Lenten Rose 70th

Hello my crafting friends, welcome to my blog!

Today I have a card I created for a dear friend that has been my friend since childhood. Our birthdays are a week apart and we have been exchanging birthday cards for many years.

My card was created using Susan’s Garden Club Helleborous, Japanese Painted Fern, Galvanized Bucket, Tonic Studios – Patterned Panels – Deco Diamonds and Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

Step 1 Using Craft Perfect Watercolor Paper and Nuvo Shimmer Powders in colors of your choice sprinkle powders onto watercolor paper lightly spritz with water continue until you like the results. Set aside to air dry. Cut to size of diamond panel.

Step 2 From white cardstock die cut 1 Deco Diamond Panel.

Step 3 Cut 1 piece of white cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ then using a rectangle die just a little smaller than the diamond panel cut rectangle in upper portion of cardstock.

Step 4 Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive attach panel over the colored piece then center behind rectangle opening and adhere.

Step 5 die cut Galvanized Bucket mine is cut from Tim Holtz grungeboard which has coloring of my antique galvanized buckets. Used gray and white ink for a bit of shading. Add Craft Perfect Dimensional Squares to center back of bucket and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive around outer edges then adhere to bottom of diamond panel hold in place until adhesives adhere.

Step 6 Die cut Japanese Painted Fern from green cardstock add coloring using Magenta PanPastels. Adhere to card front in bucket.

Step 7 Cut 5 Susan’s Garden Club Helleborous from white cardstock using alcohol markers in colors of your choice color/shade and shape. I punched small stars from green cardstock and built my flowers on them. Arrange in bucket once satisfied with arrangement adhere using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Add leaves that have been cut from green cardstock then shaded and shaped. Add Lady Bug

Step 8 Die cut Happy from black cardstock (Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday 3 die set was used here). Die cut #’s from black cardstock. Adhere to card front.

Well I do hope this has inspired you to go create your own version of this card.

Products used are linked below just click on picture it will take you to their site. If you buy through my links I do get a small commission but it does not effect your pricing at all and I thank you very much if you do.

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

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

Snow Village

Hello my crafty friends!

This weekend is the Susan’s Garden Club Dies etc has been released on Tonic Studio USA site. There are smaller bundles or the complete bundle that are on special all weekend November 22,23 and 24th. If you click on any product picture below it will take you to Tonic Studio USA site where you can find the bundles. Be sure to check it out.

My card today I created using Nuvo Expanding Mousse, Winter Wonderland Stencil, Susan’s Garden Club Spider Mum and her Holly & Berries. Sentiment is Tonic Studio- Let It Snow.

Step 1 Cut Holly Berry Branch twice from brown cardstock. Adhere together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I did a bunch all at once then embossed them with a woodgrain embossing folder. I know it doesn’t really show in picture but it does show in person. Shade with brown ink. Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Red Berry add berries to branch then set aside to dry. Once dry add berries to back side again set asie to dry.

Step 2 Cut colored cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″. My cardstock is a dark blue that has a sheen to it – it was a piece in my scraps. Take Winter Wonderland Stencil place over colored cardstock. Using spatula add Nuvo Expanding Mousse – Worn Linen over stencil. Once scene is covered remove stencil either set aside to dry or heat set.

Step 3 Cut white cardstock 5″ X 7″. Using a rectangle die that fits card front and shows off your scene die cut. Emboss using dotted swiss embossing folder. Adhere over scene using Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner. Using same tape runner adhere to front of 5″ X 7″ card base.

Step 4 Cut Holly Leaves from green cardstock or white cardstock and color. Shade and shape leaves. Brush with Nuvo Crystal Glaze set aside to dry.

Step 5 Use Susan’s Garden Club Spider Mum Die Set to cut 1 mum from white cardstock or color of your choice. Color and shape.

Step 6 Cut 1 from silver mirror card or other shiny cardstock 1 pc from Tonic Studios Essential Pinecone Season Die Set. Emboss with woodgrain embossing folder.

Step 7 Die cut Tonic Studio’s Let It Snow twice once from the silver mirror card and once from black. Adhere together silver over black offsetting just a tiny bit to give a shadow.

Step 8 Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive start building on your card starting with silver piece. Add Holly and Berries then build your mum. Add leaves and Ladybug.

Step 9 Add sentiment at bottom of card front.

Thanks for taking time to stop by and I do hope it has given you some inspiration.

Be sure to check out Tonic Studio USA by clicking on any of the product pictures below to see all the wonderful products. Be sure to check out those Susan’s Garden Club Bundles before they are gone.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

Wagon Full of Holly

Hello my crafty friends,

Wow Thanksgiving is next week and still need to get some Christmas cards done. Today my card is a simple card made using Susan’s Garden Club Holly & Berry dies set from Tonic Studios and a little red wagon that has been laying around on my desk for quite some time now waiting to be used. it was cut on the Cricut. The bricks were made using a stencil I have had for a long time and Nuvo Expanding Mousse – Worn Linen.

Step 1 cut several berry branches from brown cardstock. Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Berry Red add berries to branches – set aside to dry. When berries are dry turn over and add berries to back side – let dry.

Step 2 cut a bunch of holly using Susan’s Garden Club Holly & Berries die set. I cut mine from green cardstock but Susan cuts her’s from white cardstock and colors with alcohol markers which I will try next time. Shade and shape leaves. Using Nuvo Crystal Glaze Paint all the leaves then set aside to dry. The glaze does dry quite fast.

Step 3 Cut colored cardstock (dark green used here) 4-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ . Using stencil and Nuvo Expanding Mousse with spatula spread over mousse over stencil onto green cardstock – lift stencil off use Heat Tool to dry mousse.

Step 4 Cut piece of patterned paper 5″ X 7″ Using a rectangle die cut opening. Adhere over the bricks using Nuvo Adhesive Tape. Add tape to back and adhere to 5 X 7 card front.

Step 5 Added Dimensional tabs to back of wagon adhered to card front at bottom of opening.

Step 6 Arrange Holly and Berries using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I did cut apart Holly and Berries before adding.

Step 7 Cut sentiment adhere to top of card.

Hope this has been an inspiration for you!!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Tonic Studios for some great supplies. By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you directly to their USA site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

Our Thoughts

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card for you I created using Susan’s Garden Club Columbine and Brunnera along with Tonic Essentials Eastern Oyster Layering Basics Die Set.

My card is a 6″ X 6″ card base.

Cut Pearlescent Card – Ivory Sheen 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″

Cut Luxury Embossed Card – Emerald Hessian 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″

Using 3rd largest Eastern Oyster Die cut Ivory Sheen approximately 3/4″ down from top.

Using 2nd largest Eastern Oyster Die cut Emerald Hessian approximately 1/4″ down from top.

Using Nuvo Adhesive Tape to adhere Ivory Sheen to card front then Emerald Hessian on top of Ivory Sheen.

Cut 5 Columbine flowers from white cardstock color as you wish. Cut leaves from green cardstock. Shape and build your flowers.

Cut 5 sets of Brunnera florets from blue cardstock and leaves and stems from green cardstock. Shade and shape then build using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Susan has tutorials on her Susan’s Garden Club Facebook page soon to have YouTube videos.

Add your sentiment to center of card before building your flowers on the card front. My card is a sympathy card but this card could be used for many things.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I do hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and you will try your own version of the card.

Items used are linked below. If you click on one of the pictures it will take you to Tonic Studios USA site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

Thanks

Welcome my crafty friends,

Here today with a simple thank you card using Susan’s Garden Club Beauty Berry Bush die set along with Tonic’s Essentials Dot & Drop DieTwisting Leaves.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1 Cut 4 Beauty Berry Bush branches from green cardstock and 4 extra berry branches using Holly & Berry die set. Shade with distress ink then shape leaves with a ball tool giving dimension. Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Plum Pudding add berries to branches set aside to dry then add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2 Cut white cardstock 5-1/2″ square using Dot & Drop die cut into left side of cardstock. Adhere to 5-3/4″ square of colored cardstock (dark purple / plum used here) adhere white cardstock to colored cardstock using Nuvo Adhesive Tape avoiding the cut outs. Adhere to 6″ X 6″ white card base.

Step 3 Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Plum Pudding add to each dot in design on card front set aside to dry.

Step 4 From colored cardstock cut “thanks” using Tonic’s Sentiment Strip Die. Add to bottom of card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive once dots are dry.

Step 5 Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive add Beauty Berry Bush branches and extra berries to card front. Add matching bow.

Step 6 Cut, color and shape Lady Bug using Ladybugs & Stems Die Set brush with Nuvo Crystal Glaze let dry then add to card front.

This is an easy card and hope I have inspired you to go create a card.

Tonic items used are linked below click on any it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

Tiny Treasure

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Weather here in Maine has turned cold and we have had a little snow – has gone now but I know that we could get the big one anytime so all gardening will be in paper for the next several months.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn as many of you know has teamed up with Tonic Studios and has come out with her first release of flower dies under Tonic logo and they are beautiful as always. Tonic Studios has a lot of great supplies.

Today my card is for a card I designed for a dear sweet friend that has just become a Mom for the first time – It’s A Girl!

Step 1  Cut 2 Beauty Berry Bush from green cardstock.  Shade with ink shape leaves.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Plum Pudding add berries to branches set aside to dry.  When dry add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Cut 3 layers graduated in size (Tonic’s Memory Book Maker Layered Cascade Die Set used here) colors of your choice.

Step 3  Using Tonic 6″ X 6″ White Card Base or form your own base.  Using Nuvo Tape Runner add decorative layers to front of card base.  I embossed the card front.

Step 4  From green cardstock die cut 2 Japanese Painted Ferns (I did not use as painted ferns I just used as regular ferns) use green ink to shade.  Bend fronds up to shape.  Use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere at bottom of card front.

Step 5  Adhere Beauty Berry Bush to card front ( when berries are dry).

Step 6  Cut, color and shape 1 Pom Pom Dahlia.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive build Dahlia on lower center card front.

Step 7  Cut sentiment twice.  I used Tonic’s Tiny Treasures (not sure that it is still available) but another sentiment would work. Adhere one on top of other to give dimension.   Adhere to center of card front.

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Well that is all for today hope this card has inspired you to go create your own card.

Products are linked below just click on any item to purchase it brings you directly to their site.

Thank you for visiting my site today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

 



Echinacea Hugs

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Hello my crafty friends,

Having such fun with Susan’s new dies and Tonic products.  Today I have used Susan’s Garden Club dies Echinacea, Japanese Painted Fern and Ladybug & Stems.  I played with the two colors that I have of Nuvo Mica Mist for a background.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ using black cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ fold to form card.

Added 5-3/4″ square Pearlescent Cardstock – Ivory Sheen using Nuvo Tape Runner

Using 5-1/2″ square of black cardstock put into a cardboard box (to protect area from over spray) spray Pecan Peach Mica Mist let dry (it dries quickly) then spray Nuvo Wild Olive.  Once dry adhere to card front using Nuvo Tape Runner.

Using Susan’s Garden Club Echinacea die cut 5 sets from white cardstock. Using Copic markers color flowers I did 3 in orange and 2 in yellow. Shape and put together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Cut florets from brown card stock using a toothpick cup each then adhere to center of flower.  Use a little liquid adhesive dab center then sprinkle with a little pollen ( I mixed brown and reddish orange together).  Cut several leaves from green cardstock shade with green ink and shape.

Cut 1 set of Susan’s Garden Club Japanese Painted Fern from green cardstock shade with green ink I did not color as a painted fern I just used as a regular fern.  Shape then using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive  adhere ferns to right side of card front.

Arrange flowers on card front once placed where you want them adhere using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Add leaves.

Cut Ladybug from white cardstock using Susan’s Garden Club Ladybug & Stems set, color with alcohol markers shape with small ball tool adhere to one of the leaves.

Die cut 1 diamond from black cardstock and 1 next size down from Pearlescent cardstock.  Stamp sentiment attach the two together using Nuvo Tape Runner and then adhere to left side of card front.  Add self adhesive black gems to each corner.  You could also use black Nuvo Crystal Drops but I did not have them.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and hope that it has inspired you.  Susan’s dies are available at the moment from only Create & Craft but after 30 days will be available through Tonic Studios – UK and January they will be available in USA.

Products are linked below just click on any one of them and it will take you to Tonic Studios USA.

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”

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