Wheelbarrow of Boughs & Berries

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Susan’s Garden Notes has a mini release consisting of 4 different dies.  Today I have chosen to use the wheelbarrow die to make a Christmas card.  Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 4 Garden Notes Berry Sprays from brown cardstock.  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere 2 together to make them stronger.  Using red Nuvo Crystal Drops (autumn red used here) add berries to branches set aside to dry.  When dry add berries to back side allow to dry.

Step 2  Cut 2 Garden Notes Wheelbarrow from light brown cardstock 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – adhere them together.  Using Distress Inks sponge on color all over.  Color wheel with black alcohol marker.

Step 3 from green cardstock cut a bunch of Garden Notes Pine Boughs (I cut a lot as extras will always be used).  Sponge on shading using Distress Ink.  Using tweezers up stem line to hold bough pull up on needles using fingers to give dimension.

Step 4  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 5  Cut black cardstock 6″ X 6″.  Cut square in center using Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Squares next to largest die.   Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to back of black frame using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Using 3rd to largest die cut square in center of patterned paper.  Adhere frame piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Cut narrow strips of dimensional tape add to back of wheelbarrow adhere to card front.

Step 7  Using Kids Choice Glue start adding boughs and berries cutting berry sprays apart to spread out.  When happy with arrangement add bow.

Step 8  Add white drying glue to boughs and different areas for snow sprinkle with glitter.

Step 9  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to piece of black cardstock 1 piece of red cardstock die cut Merry Christmas using Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Merry Christmas – small.  Adhere black on top of red off setting just a little to give shadow.  Adhere to upper left corner of card.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own.  There are so many possibilities for this wheelbarrow have fun with it.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies just click on pictures below it will take you directly to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown, black, red, light brown

Patterned Paper

Ribbon

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red

Distress Ink – Forest Moss, Expresso

White Drying Glue

Frosting Powder

Black alcohol marker

 

 

Bird Cage of Nasturtiums

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Today my post is a project that is on Elizabeth Craft Designs along with a tutorial on how it is created.  Flowers were created using Susan’s new Garden Notes Nasturtiums.

Below is a supplies list of Elizabeth Craft Designs products used if you click on any picture it will take you to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

 

Sunflower Birthday

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Welcome my crafty friends so glad you stopped by today.  My creation today is a card I made for my boss’s birthday using Susan’s Garden Notes dies.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut branch  twice using Garden Notes Berry Spray adhere 1 on top of other using red Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries to branch set aside to dry then add berries to back side then let dry.

Step 2  From green cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 2 stem using Garden Notes Lavender die set.  Die cut florets from yellow cardstock approximately 16 times.  Lay on hard rubber art eraser using toothpick cup each floret.  Using Kids Choice Glue add florets to branches front and back.

Step 3  Die cut, color and shape 3 sunflowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Sunflower 2.

Step 4  Using newly released Garden Notes Hosta die set cut several leaves from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color centers with green alcohol marker (Copics G97 used here) leaving outer edge white color same  on back.  Lay right side down on leaf mat using leaf tool from Garden Notes  All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit put vein line down center..  On eight side fold on vein line pinch up lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rub end of leaf to soften and make it curl back.

Step 5  Die cut 2 Happy Birthday using Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday – small die set 1 from yellow cardstock 1 from black cardstock both with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back of cardstock.  Adhere black over yellow offsetting slightly giving a shadow effect.

Step 6  Form 5″ X 7″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 7  Cut 5″ X 7″ white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Ovals die cut oval using third smallest die placing die approximately 1″ down from top.  Cut piece of patterned paper 4-7/8″  6-7/8″ (ModaScrap Wood Effect used here) adhere to back of cardstock with oval in it using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 8  Build arrangement using Kids Choice Glue starting with golden rod then snip apart berry branch add them,  Next build sunflowers on card finishing with adding sunflower and hosta leaves.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed your visit.

All supplies used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are pictured below and they are linked to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green, yellow, black

Copic Markers

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red

 

October Challenge – A Very Krista Christmas!

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Once again it is time for Elizabeth Craft Designs Team Designer Challenge.  Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what all the designers have created for this challenge.

Our challenge for October is A Merry Krista Christmas.  We are using stamps and coordinating dies from Krista Schneider‘s new release for this challenge.

The question of this month:
Which of the new Krista Schneider stamp sets would you use to create a Christmas card.
Here is how I created my card.
Step 1   Form card base 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ card base using white Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to top.  Remove protective covering a little at a time pouring Periwinkle Silk Microfine Glitter over exposed adhesive once covered with glitter tap off excess glitter polish with fingers.
Step 3  Using curved die From Joset Designs Sliders and Spinners place cutting edge down on glittered cardstock approximately 1/2″ in from left edge 1-1/4″ up from bottom right end should be approximately 1-1/4″ down from top – die cut slot.
Step 4  Lay glittered piece in position on card front lightly trace the arch remove glittered piece add piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive which is cut slightly larger that slot use Periwinkle Silk Microfine Glitter cover area on card front tap off excess polish in with fingers (by glittering this area it will be almost look seamless).
Step 5  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 1″ X 4″ add Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top using Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter pour over exposed adhesive tap off excess then polish with fingers.   Tear lengthwise to give snowbank effect.  Adhere to bottom of larger glittered piece.
Step 6  Using moon die from new Krista Schneider Reindeer set cut 1 moon from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Remove protective covering add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess polish in with fingers. Color with yellow alcohol marker.  Adhere to upper right corner of glittered cardstock using Kids Choice Glue (I think it sticks better to glittered surface).
Step 7  From red cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top die cut Suzanne Cannon‘s new Merry Christmas – small remove protective covering add True Red Microfine Glitter tap off excess polish in with fingers adhere to glittered cardstock piece lower right corner using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 8  Using Krista Schneider‘s new Reindeer Clear Stamps and Dies stamp reindeer using black ink compatible with alcohol markers on white Soft Finish Cardstock die cut using coordinating die set.  Color using alcohol markers.
Step 9  Cut 1/2″ – 3/4″ circle from white cardstock add 2 dimensional dots one on top of other.  Add dimensional tape on back of glittered piece being sure to stay away from slot as you want your reindeer to slide freely.  Place circle with pop dots behind glittered paper making sure the pop dots come up through the slot.  Adhere glittered cardstock to card front keeping pop dots aligned in slot.
Step 10  remove protective covering from top pop dot adhere your reindeer onto it.
I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today!
Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the other creations using Krista Schneider‘s new collection that has just been released.  While you are there be sure to enter for a chance to win a $20.00 gift card.  Krista has lots of new stamps and coordinating dies to make your Christmas cards with.
Below I have provided you with links to Elizabeth Craft Designs products that I have used today.  Just click on any one of them it will take you to their site.
Thank you for stopping by today and good luck!
Until next time – Happy Crafting!
Christine
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products



Other Supplies

Cardstock – red

Alcohol Markers – various colors

Dimensional Tape

Pop Dots

 

Candle of Rejoice

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Hi my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have a simple card using a couple of Suzanne Cannon’s new releases they are wonderful.

Here is how the card was created.

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

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.   Using Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Ovals die set use next to largest to cut oval placing die approximately 1/2″ down from top.  Emboss

Step 3  Using largest die from Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Ovals die cut oval from green mirror card.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to top side of oval around very edge line up behind oval opening adhere.

Step 5  Attach white square to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Die cut Suzanne Cannon’s new Flourished Candle from gold mirror card.  Die cut candle parts from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Remove protective covering add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess and polish in with fingers.  Color flame with alcohol markers.  Add Liquid Glass to top piece of candle to give a dripped look.  Set Aside to dry.

Step 7  Die Cut Suzanne Cannon’s new Rejoice once from gold mirror card with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back as 1 from green mirror card with adhesive on back of that as well.  Adhere green on top of gold offsetting a bit.  Adhere under oval opening on card front.

Step 8  From green cardstock cut pine boughs using Garden Notes White Pine Boughs and Pinecones plus some holly leaves using Garden Notes Holly & Berries.  Shade and shape.

Step 9  Attach candle in center of oval using Kids Choice Glue.  Add pine boughs and holly at bottom of candle using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere tiny red gems for berries.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out Elizabeth Craft Designs for all the new products plus all the other great products they carry.  By clicking on any of the products below it will direct you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting !

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products



Other Supplies

Liquid Glass

Cardstock – Red

Mirrored Cardstock green, gold

Alcohol Marker – yellow, orange

Large embossing folder – dotted swiss

 

Breast Cancer Awareness – Hope

 

Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog I have a card I did for Breast Cancer Awareness.  My card is dedicated to our one wonderful designer Susan Tierney-Cockburn in memory of her daughter Kelly who lost her battle to this terrible disease.  Full tutorial on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog be sure to check it out.   Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog



Build A Snowman

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Welcome to my blog today!  Krista Schnieder has a new Christmas release at Elizabeth Craft Designs some very cute  clear stamps and coordinating dies.  My card today features the new set Christmas Kids.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using 2nd smallest die from Susan’s Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Ovals cut oval approximately 1″ down from the top.  Dry emboss.

Step 3  Cut piece of patterned paper a little larger than opening (I just die cut a piece using next larger die).

Step 4  Using small piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top fit it to sit inside of oval then tear top edge to give it snow bank effect.  Remove protective paper at Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter burnish in with finger.

Step 5  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere snow to bottom of patterned paper then add glue all around the very outer edge adhere to back of 5-3/4″ square behind oval opening.

Step 6  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock stamp image using black ink (Momento used here).  Color images using alcohol markers then die cut using coordinating dies.  Adhere image inside of oval using Kids Choice Glue ( it sticks better to glitter than tape).

Step 7  From blue cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut BRRRRR using Suzanne Cannon’s BRRRRR die set then cut 1 snowflake from blue cardstock without adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front under oval opening.  Add pop dot to back of snowflake adhere on top of snowflake on BRRRRR.  Using adhesive clear sparkles add to snowflake.

Do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today and will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all the new Krista Schnieder’s new releases along with new release from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Garden Notes and Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words.  Below you will find links to all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used just click on any picture which will take you to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – blue

Patterned Paper

Pop Dot

Copic Markers

Clear Gems

Black Momento Ink