From the Past

Hello Everyone,

A little snow today thank goodness it is not anything that is accumulating we need SPRING!!!   I am working on some things but have not completed the projects yet so I thought that today I would post some of my older creations.  I know some of you have seen these before but thought maybe some new people might like to see them.  I do hope you enjoy them.

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Happy Crafting


Happy Hydrangea

Happy Spring Everyone!

Today I am posting an easel card featuring Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea.

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1.  Cut cardstock to 4-1/4 x 12 then score at 3, 6 and 9 fold.  The cardstock I used for the card is  “Outdoor Denim” but my sample here is white so that you can read the dimensions.  Note:  I inked edges of all pcs with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

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2.   Cut 1 pc of cardstock 4-1/4 X 6-1/4

3.    Using dies of your choice ( I used Spellbinder “Radiant Rectangle dies for this card) cut 3 different sizes to fit the above pc of cardstock.  I used “White Daisy” for the largest and smallest rectangles and  “Olive” for the middle rectangle.

4.  Layer the rectangles onto the 4-1/4 x 6-1/4 cardstock.  I popped the middle and smallest ones with foam tape.

5.  Next cut, shape and build the Hydrangea onto the center following Susan’s great video  found here

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6.  Using Elizabeth Craft Designs clear double sided adhesive on the 1st 3″ section of the card attach  the lower half of your completed card front to this section.

7.  Die cut an oval and add your sentiment (I used a CTMH stamp set “Thank You” and using pop dots / dimensional tape attach the oval to hold the front of the card when open.

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This is a fun and easy card to make and can be changed up just by using different dies, colors, flowers and sentiments.

I do hope you will try this card.

Happy crafting!




Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea #994

Susan’s Tool Kit #808

Elizabeth Craft Design 6MM Clear Dbl Sided Adhesive #503


CTMH (Close To My Heart) Cardstock colors Outdoor Denim, Olive and White Daisy

CTMH Acrylic Stamp Set Thank You # D1361

Spellbinder Radiant RectangleDies S5-161

Distress Ink Vintage Photo

misc foam tape and pop dots

Bling Bling

Hello Everyone,

Weather here is clear but still quite cold.   Will this snow ever go away!

Today I am posting a Thank You card I have just completed.  I do not usually do a lot of bling as I am more the antique look but sometimes you just need a little bling

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This Thank You card is another recessed window card, tutorial found here

The peony is made from Susan’s Garden Notes die.  Susan has a wonderful video here

Note:  I ink all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

1.  Build your card base

2. For the white center cut white cardstock 3-1/2″ square and emboss using the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder.  Attach to center.

3.  Cut and build your peony on center of card.

4.  Add bling around the frame

5.  Cut a scalloped oval from black cardstock and a plain oval from white cardstock then atttach white to black. (Stampin Up punches used here)

6.  Place black ECD Peel Off Sticker “Thank You” on white oval and attach with pop dots or dimensional tape to the lower right corner.



Susan’s Garden Notes Peony #996

Susan’s Garden Tool Kit #808

Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Stickers -Black – #324

Elizabeth Craft Designs 6 mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive #506


Close To My Heart Cardstock – Black and White Daisy

Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder

Bling  from my stash (This was actually for a cell phone)

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Stampin Up Scalloped Oval and Oval Punches

Hope this is inspiring and you will try your hand at this one!

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all that they offer  here

Happy Crafting!


Snowy day

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Today has been a very snowy day in Maine.  This picture was taken about lunch time today and  it is still snowing this evening.  I do hope that we are pretty much done with this snow but on the other hand it was a good day to stay inside and create cards.

I had some thank you cards and a birthday card to make so that has been my project today. I do need to make a few more thank you cards but that will be another day  They are all the recessed window card tutorial for this card can be found here .  I seem to be hung up on these recessed window cards but they are fun to make and they look so different depending on the paper and embellishments.  The papers I used were Graphic 45 French Country.  I used Susan’s Garden Notes dies Rose 2, Sunflower and Hydrangea.  I just love making these flowers and Susan has great tutorial videos at Elizabeth Craft Design You Tube here .

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Elizabeth Craft Design

Susan’s Garden Notes  #994 Hydrangea

Susan’s Garden Notes #998 Rose 2

Susan’s Garden Notes #999 Sunflower

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit #808

Mini Mold Pad

ECD Fine Pointed Scissors #802

ECD 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive #503


Close to My Heart (CMTH) Cardstock

Close to My Heart (CTMH) Black Ink

Various Cricut Die Cuts from CTMH Artiste Cartridge

Graphic 45 French Country Paper Pack

Lace, pearls and gems from my stash

Stampin Up Oval Punch

Stampin Up Scalloped Oval Punch

Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for All of Susan’s new dies plus all the other great dies and products they offer.

From time to time I will be posting some of my older cards that I have made so please check back often.  Thank you for visiting my blog.


A Sunny Thank You

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Today my post is a recessed window thank you card using Susan’s Garden Notes – Sunflower die ( I am loving all of Susan’s new dies they are awesome).  Sunflowers are just such a happy flower that always brings a smile to my face.

The recessed window card was made using a great tutorial by Lynn Mercurio sunflower on here

1.  Finished card is 5-1/4 X 5-1/4. Once card is completed you can build your sunflower onto the card center.  Susan has a great video for making the sunflower on the Elizabeth Craft Designs You Tube channel here  .  When I did the center of the sunflower I decided I would try a little something different making it a little more rounded.  I did a couple rows of petals and then I added a small mound of Yes paste (it holds it’s shape) and then added the little seed pods.

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3.  After the sunflower is completed I added black 3/4″ Sparkle Flourish in upper left hand corner. (Note I added a large black crystal at the ends of the flourishes)

4.  Using 2 small ovals from Karen Burniston Accordion dies using the scallop die a black oval was cut and using the yellow cardstock a smaller oval was cut.

5.  Starform text stickers (black) were used for the Thank You on the small oval. I have to say that I never really used stickers but these are so easy to use and look great.  I added 3 small black crystals under the Thank You.

6.  Attach ovals to the lower right corner of the frame using pop dots.

7.  On the inside attach a square of coordinating paper over the back of the frame.  Take a pc of coordinating cardstock cut a little smaller than the inside of your card and attach so there will be a place for your sentiment or a note.  A 3/4″ Sparkle Flourish was placed in the upper left corner and small black crystals were placed in the lower right corner.


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Hope you found this to be an inspiration to make this card.  The flower can be changed out and of course different papers can change the look totally.  Hope you go to Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all of Susan’s wonderful dies and all the other dies and supplies that they carry.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Notes – Sunflower #999

Susan’s Tool Set #808

Mini Molding Pad

Karen Burniston’s Oval Accordion Die #506

Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparency Double Sided Adhesive 6MM #506


Graphic 45’s French Country Collection

Close to My Heart  cardstock

Close to My Heart 3/4″ Black Sparkle Flourishes

other black crystals from my stash

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive by Art Glitter

Yes Paste


Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.



Madelynn’s First 12 Months

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Today’s post is a mini album I made for my great great niece’s first birthday.  For this album I used Karen Burniston’s  Katie Label Accordion dies and Susan’s Garden Notes – Rose 2 die.  I am just loving all of Susan’s new dies and stamps.   It took a little time to do but was a lot of fun.  Karen Burniston has a great You Tube  video here showing how to add clear pages to the Pop It Ups Accordion Album and is very easy to follow.  Susan also has a great video for making the rose here .   I actually made it with seven panels giving me a place for 12 pictures plus a front and back.  I used a pink double sided cardstock and a white cardstock which gave me a variety of color.

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The largest individual Katie Label die for a matt for the pictures along with the oval from the Oval Accordion Die.  My embellishments were small flowers from my stash and various corners cut from Tags and More 1 and Tags and More 3.

The front panel was printed on white cardstock and then cut with Katie label die and mounted it onto colored label.

I do hope this inspires you to make some of these Accordion Albums.  You can use as many pages or as few pages  as you want for your project.  They are a lot of fun to make.  Hop on over to Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Notes Die #998

Susan’s Tool Set #808

Mini Molding Pad

Karen Burniston Katie Label Accordion Die #903

Karen Burniston Oval Accordion Card Die #772

Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 1 – Lace #951

Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 3 – Leaves #953

Double sided adhesive 6mm #506


Transparencies from Staples

Pearls from AC Moore

White Daisy cardstock Close to My Heart

Double sided cardstock from my stash

Little flowers from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today I do hope that this is an inspiration for you.  please visit Elizabeth Craft Design and check out all their great products.


Hello from a very cold Maine

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Today I am doing my very first post on my new blog so please be patient with me. I have created a card using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s new Garden Notes – Rose 2 (998) die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the Karen Burniston’s Katie Label Accordion (903) die also from Elizabeth Craft Designs I do hope you enjoy it.

1.  The card is a white A2 inked all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

2.  Using the main die from Katie Label Accordion die cut one from red cardstock and trim off all tabs leaving just the frame and ink edges.  Taking the label that was cut from the frame  trim off excess and ink edges.

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. 3. Take the largest individual label die and cut from white cardstock and ink edges.

4. Attach the white label on top of the red label using ECD’s clear double sided adhesive  then attach the labels to the front of the card using same adhesive.

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5.  Next using the Susan’s Garden Notes – Rose 2 die cut and shape your rose .  Next build your rose in  the center of the white label.   Susan has some great You Tube videos for making all her flowers on Elizabeth Craft designs You Tube channel

6.  Add foam pop dots to the back of the frame.

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7.  Add string of pearls to the front of the card using a clear quick dry glue.  Attach frame to front of card.

8.  Cut the small oval in white and ink edges.  Cut the 2 small decorative pcs in red cardstock and attach to oval then attach oval to bottom of frame (this is where my string of pearls came together) using a clear glue. Add a red pearl to center.

9.  For the inside of the card stamp your sentiment (Susan’s Cherish stamp used here) cut small heart in red and attach to lower right corner.  Add pearl to center.

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I do hope this inspires you to try to make your own card using colors of your choice.  This is just another way to use the accordion dies with just a little adaption.


Elizabeth Craft Designs items used:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Rose 2 Die #998

Susan’s Rubber Stamp “Cherish” #RS003

Karen Buriston’s Katie Label Accordion Die #903

ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive #506

Other Supplies Used

Close to My Heart Cardstock White Daisy and Tulip

Close to My Heart Black Ink

Ranger Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Dries Clear Glue

Pearls and pop dots were from my stash

Thanks for checking out my blog I do hope you will return often.