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Hi Everyone my post today is a 6″ X 6″ pop up card using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s new release CountryScapes Backyard 5 – Wash Day die set.  I knew when I saw this die set for the first time that I wanted to do something a little different with it.  Growing up we had a clothesline like this.  We not only hung laundry on it but on occasion we hung blankets to make a tent.  We begged to spend the night in it but of course we never quite stayed the whole night.  Fond memories for sure.  This was one that was a little bit difficult to photograph since it is long so you get some blurring and I am sorry about that.   Here is how I constructed the card.

  1. Using a 12″ X 12″ sheet of white cardstock cut it in half.  Take (1)  6″ X 12″ piece cover with clear double sided adhesive and adhere grass pattern paper.  Do the same for the other 6″ X 12″ piece of cardstock.  Now to form the pop stand with floating floor card base use Karen Burniston’s video found here.  I used the Hay There Pop Stand to attach the basket in the center and the Fence Pop Stand to attach the clothesline to.  I cut 2 pop stands spaced so the clothesline could be attached on each end (use clothesline for correct spacing).
  2.  Cut clothes line twice once in brown cardstock and once in white from the white you will only use the rope lines and attach to the brown using a clear drying glue. Cut clothes from color cardstock of your choosing.  Cut 2 baskets using die from CountryScapes Backyard 3 Apple Orchard.  Cut 8 clumps of grass from green cardstock using die from Fence Pop Stand die set.  Cut 4 fences and 1 arbor from Soft Finish 100# cardstock.  Cut 2  tulip borders from green cardstock and flowers from white cardstock.  Cut a small circle with small opening in center from brown cardstock for a wreath.  Cut 2 leafy branches from green cardstock and shape a little using small ball tool and molding mat.  Cut 1 little dog from CountryScapes Critters 5 from white cardstock.  Cut Hello from black cardstock and from color cardstock matching large circle.

Assembly

3. With base complete attach clothesline to pop stands using clear drying glue, hang clothes on clothesline using glue then attach clothes pins.  Attach basket to center pop stand using video as reference leaving top open so a couple pieces of clothing can be added.  Attach clumps of grass at base of each post of clothesline (front and back of each post).  Cut 2 pieces of fence to fit front of floating floor on each side of arbor attach using clear drying glue.  Cut top of arbor off (it will stick out beyond card when closed if you don’t).  Using red marker color the little flowers and slightly cup them using small ball tool and molding mat.  attach to border pieces.  Cut to fit on each side of the gate attaching with clear drying glue.  Make a little wreath using brown circle and cutting pieces from leafy branches that had been shaped with small ball tool and molding mat.  Attach to gate using clear drying glue.  Using remaining 2 pieces of fence and one of the pieces cut off the front fence attach to back of floating floor. Attach tulip border in front of fence using a clear drying glue.

Outside of card

4.  Cut (2) 6″ X 6″ patterned paper attach to front and back using double sided clear  adhesive.  Using the largest Stitched Circles die cut 1 piece of cardstock ( a color to match patterned paper) and using 100# soft finish white cardstock cut the next size down stitched circle.  On the white circle using the light blue (from set 2) PanPastels and the cloud die fcorm clouds all over the circle.  Attach white circle to larger colored circle using double sided clear adhesive.  Attach the color Hello over the black off setting just a little to give a shadow effect.  Attach to center of cloud circle and then attach circle to center of front of card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

#1127 CountryScapes Backyard 5 – Wash Day

#1129 CountryScapes Critters 5

#1133 CountryScapes Garden Edges Tulip

#1134 CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence

#1078 CountryScapes Backyard 3 – Apple Orchard

#1094 Susan’s Garden – Cloud / Grass

#1033 Leafy Branch

#1025 Karen Burniston Hay There Pop Stand#1055 QuietFire Hello Die

#1116 Els Stitched Circles

#30116 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 2

#PSF102 Soft Finish White Cardstock 100#

#808 Susan’s Garden – 4pc. Tool Set

#810 Susan’s Garden – Molding Pad

#811 Susan’s Garden – Leaf Pad

#802 Fine Pointed Scissors

#503 Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6X6

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive – 1/4″

#1045 Karen Burniston’s Fence Pop Stand

Other

Various colors of cardstock

Grass printed paper

Kids Choice Glue

Red marker

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has gotten your creative juices flowing.  There are so many possibilities with all the CountryScape dies that Susan has.  Go to Elizabeth Craft Designs to find all these great products to work with.

 

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet 16

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Hi Everyone – phew we missed the big snowstorm here in Maine and my heart goes out to all of you that are in the middle of it.  I designed this card for my Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team post as well as for our granddaughter who is turning “Sweet 16” this week.   The card is an A2 (4-1/4 X 5-1/2).  The roses were made using Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die which is from her first release at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Susan has so many great dies and I love them all but the Rose 2 is one of my very favorites.   Here is how I created the card.

  1.   Cut the rose 6 times (I like to have extra petals to fill in) from a light pink cardstock using #998 Garden Notes Rose 2 die.  Add shading to the petals with PanPastels Kit 1 dark pink.  To shape the roses Susan has a great tutorial here
  2. Using a light to medium green cardstock cut several leafy branches using ECD die #1033 .  Using the #811 leaf pad and the leaf tool from #808 Susan’s garden 4 pc Tool Kit make a vein line in the center of leaves.
  3. Cut 1 pc light pink cardstock (white core) 4 X 5-1/4 and emboss using E114 Lots of Dots embossing folder.  Sand lightly to bring white through the pink.
  4. Using the largest heart die from #775 Heart Pivot Card cut a dark pink heart and using the next largest heart die cut 1 heart from SS0102 White Iris Shimmer Sheetz see video here on cutting Shimmer Sheetz.  Attach the 2 hearts together using clear double sided adhesive.
  5. Cut 1 pc dark pink cardstock 1 X 2 and 1 pc white iris Shimmer Sheetz 7/8 x 1-3/4 add your sentiment to the Shimmer Sheetz pc either by stamping (which I did) or ECD has some really nice peel off stickers.  Attach the Shimmer Sheetz to the dark pink cardstock.
  6. Build your card by attaching pink embossed cardstock to card front using double sided clear adhesive.  Attach the hearts to card front using pop dots.  Arrange your roses and leafy branches to the left side of the hearts using clear drying glue.  Attach your sentiment piece.  Add a sentiment to the inside of the card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

#998 Garden Notes Rose 2

#808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit

#811 Leaf Pad

#30115 PanPastels Kit 1

#775 Heart Pivot Card

#1033 Leafy Branch

#E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

SS0102 White Iris Shimmer Sheetz

Other Supplies

White, Green, light pink and dark pink cardstock

Kids Choice Glue

Black Ink

This card could also be used as a Valentine or Mother’s Day card.  Now it is your turn!.  I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daffodil Delight

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Hello Everyone it is Christine wishing you all a very Happy New Year! This card was designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs  Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team. I am really excited about all the new dies being released soon for Susan’s Garden Club – so many to choose from.  Today I have chosen the new Garden Notes Daffodil die and the new CountryScapes Garden Edges Daffodil set (these dies are coming soon) as they are one of my favorites flowers.  Daffodils always brighten things up after a long winter; they always make me smile.

Please go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog for the complete tutorial to make this 6 X 6 card and a list of supplies needed.

 

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I do hope that this tutorial is an inspiration to you all to try making your own card.  Be sure to visit
Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the new items that are coming soon, plus all the wonderful items already available.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine