Birthday Peony

Good Morning Everyone,

Today’s post is a birthday card for a dear friend’s Mom for her 88th birthday.  Today’s card is another easel card I seemed to be stuck on them at the moment.


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Let’s get started.

Making the card base see the tutorial here I did change the size a little to accommodate the Spellbinder dies.

(Cut your cardstock 4-1/4 X 12 score at 3″, 6″ and 9″ and cut your front panel piece of cardstock 4-1/4 by 6)

Note: I used Close to My Heart Colonial White Cardstock and  I distress edges of all my pieces with Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

With the card base done continue as follows

1.  Using Spellbinder Gold Label Four dies cut the 4 largest dies using Colonial White cardstock.

2.  Attach largest one to the front of the card using clear double sided adhesive and then the next 3  sizes and using pop dots or mounting tape stack them on each other centering.

3.  Die cut a piece of Colonial White cardstock using the next to the smallest die and using the third smallest die and Vineyard berry cardstock cut 1 piece.

4.  Stamp sentiment on the Colonial White die cut and then attach to Vineyard berry die cut using clear double sided adhesive.

5.  Next cut and shape your peony using Susan’s Garden Notes peony die and here video seen here and build on your card front.

6.  Using pop dots or mounting tape attach the sentiment to the lower 3″ segment of the card as a stand up helper.

7.  Add pearls or gems to the four corners on the front and the lower two corners under the sentiment.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs (be sure to check out this site)

Susan’s Garden Notes – Peony #996

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit #808

Mini Molding Pad

ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6 mm #506



Spellbinder Gold Labels Four #S5-159

Close To My Heart Cardstock Colonial White, Vineyard Berry, and Olive (olive used for the stem and leaves)

Close To My Heart Stamp Set D1560 Holiday Tags (Happy Birthday stamp)

Close To My Heart Stamp Set D1629 Just to Say (Enjoy Your Special Day stamp)

pearls from my stash

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo


I do hope you have enjoyed this post and that you will try it for yourself.

Until Next Time

Happy Scrapping


Looking Out My Window

Happy Easter Everyone!

I do hope that you all enjoy your day however you plan to celebrate it.

My card today is titled “Looking Out My Window” but I have to say that it is wishful thinking on my part because as I sit here and look out my window I still see quite a bit of snow.

Today is a recessed window card and I used several of Susan’s Garden dies.

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Let’s get started.

1.  The card base is a recessed window card see tutorial here but I did alter it a little so the window frame would fit.  I allowed 1″ all around instead of the 7/8″ this makes the window frame fit.

2.  I cut another piece cardstock 5-1/4″ square and cut the same window in center allowing 1″ all around center again (this step does not actually have to be done but it does give window a little more depth).

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3.  Cut a piece of B&T (background & Texture/ printed paper) to 5-1/4″ square with the same center opening

4.  Attach the printed paper to the matching cardstock using ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6mm  set aside..

5.  Using Susan’s Garden Patch 1″ Frame & Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum die to cut a frame (I used white cardstock)

6.  Using Susan’s Garden Patch 1-3/8″ &  Mini Daffodils cut die cut 3 daffodils shape and assemble see video here it is an old video for larger daffodil but it will help you to make the daffodils.

7.  From Susan’s Garden Country Scapes 1 – cut the birdhouse and pole.

8.  From Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – Country Flora 1 cut the grass and flowers – shape the flowers

9.  Cat is cut from Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – Country Critters 1

10.  Cut a 3-1/4″ square of white cardstock and using light blue Pan Pastels color the cardstock and adhere it inside the center of the card base.

11.  Build your scene on this piece of cardstock.

12.  Adhere the 5-1/4″ X 5-1/4″ piece to front using foam tape then attach window frame using a clear glue.  (I use Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive)

13.  Using a small piece of antique lace fold over 1 edge glue down making a pocket for the little rod (small pc of dowel).  When glue is dry put te dowel through the pocket gathering as you go.  Put a little glue at both ends to hold it on the dowel.  Glue to top of the window.  Add a small gem to each end of the dowel.

14.  Add “Happy Birthday” or sentiment of your choice using ECD Peel Off Stickers.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Patch – 1″ #1003

Susan’s Garden Patch – 1-3/8″ #1002

Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – The Woods 1 #992

Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – Flora 1 #991

Susan’s Garden – Country Scapes – Country Critters 1 #989

ECD Peel Off Stickers Happy Birthday # ECD 2577

ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6 MM #506

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Set #808

Mini Molding Pad


Close To My Heart Kraft cardstock

Graphic 45 Paper French Country Collection

Light Blue Pan Pastels (set 2)

Antique Lace

Small pc of dowel

2 small gold adhesive gems

foam tape

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Hope you have enjoyed this post and that you will try your hand at it.

Until next time my friends,

Happy Scrappin!


Happy April Fool’s Day!

Hello Everyone,

Weather here in Dexter Maine is 75 degrees and sun shinning brightly I do believe I will go out and weed the garden.

APRIL FOOLS!  (temp at 6:00 AM EST was 17 degrees and there is still lots of snow)

I hope that your day is going well and that you have not had too many pranks pulled on you but beware the whole day is ahead of you.

If anyone out there is looking for Close To My Heart products I am a consultant so either click on my shop button or if you do not want to order on line please contact me.

Today I am posting a few more of my older cards since I still do not have my new ones completed.  I plan to work on them again today.  I was away yesterday so I did not get anything accomplished.

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Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Come back often to check out what is happening.

Happy crafting