Birthday Bouquet

Birthday Bouquet

Hello Everyone it is hard to believe how fast the month of May is flying by.  Why is it the warmer months always go by much faster than those cold months.

Today my post is another Sunflower card I made for a co-worker.  I used Susan’s Garden Notes Sunflower die (one of my many favorites of Susan’s ) along with some Shimmer Sheetz and the Asian Vase die.

Here is how this card was made:

  1.  Using 3 different shades of cardstock (yellows, oranges and reds ) cut 3 sunflowers.  Cut green leaves and for the seeds in the center of sunflower use 2 shades of brown cardstock (hard to see in picture but it does add some shading).  Shape everything using Susan’s Sunflower video as your guide.  Video found here
  2. Using 100# white Soft Finish Cardstock make your card base which is 5-1/4″ X 5-1/2″.  Cut cardstock 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ and score at 4-1/4″.
  3. Cut Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz 4″ X 5-1/4″ and emboss with embossing folder of your choice.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  4.  Using White Soft Finish Cardstock again cut Large Lace Rectangle from Fitted Frames 1 die set.  Attach over the Shimmer Sheetz using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  5. Using Bronze Metallic Shimmer Sheetz cut vase using Asian Vase die.  DO NOT USE METAL ADAPTER PLATE WHEN CUTTING VASE.  You will have to finish cutting out vase with scissors.  The inner areas will be embossed rather than cut out.  Attach to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. Attach Sunflowers to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.
  7. Die cut a flag type piece from white cardstock or cut a rectangle and cut tails in one end. (The size needs to be big enough to fit peel off stickers)  I happen to have a die cut in my stash that worked)  Add your “Happy Birthday” Peel Off Stickers to piece then add to card.
  8. Cut 2 pieces of CardStand / Easel die from cardstock color of your choice adhere the 2 pieces together and emboss with embossing folder of your choice.  See Els video on this here.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and will try making your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies and to see all the wonderful dies and other products that they carry.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

#999 Susan’s Garden Notes – Sunflower Die

#741  Asian Vase Die

#1061 Fitted Frames 1 – Lace Rectangles Die#1061 Fitted Frames 1 – Lace Rectangles Die

#1071 Card Stand / Easel Die

#808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Set

#810 Susan’s Garden Molding Mat

#811 Susan’s Garden Leaf Pad

#SS 0215 Shimmer Sheetz – Bronze Metallic

#SS 0229 Shimmer Sheetz – Yellow Metallic

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive

#2577 Peel Off Stickers – Happy Birthday

PSF102 Soft Finish 100# Cardstock – White

#814 Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies Used:

Yellow, Dark Red, Orange, 2 shades of Dark Brown and Green Cardstock

Small white flag type die cut

Embossing Folder

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!








Lovely Lavender


Lovely Lavender

Hello Everyone,

Today my post is using one of Susan’s Garden Notes newest dies it is the Lavender.  Along with this die Els’ Through the Lens -Stone Series paper was used.  This card is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold.  Susan has 7 new dies being released.

Here is how the card was created.

  1.  Using 85# Soft Finish  white Cardstock  and Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1 – Violet Tint and with a sponge color both sides of cardstock.  You could also use a lavender colored cardstock.
  2.   Cut Florets 6 times or more from violet / lavender cardstock.  Cut stems from green cardstock.
  3. Place florets right side up on hard rubber mat (Speedball Speedy Carve used here) Using smallest ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.Lovely Lavender 2
  4. Using Kid’s Choice Glue attach florets to stems.  Lovely Lavender 3
  5.   Using clear jar die cut lay on top of vellum and lightly trace around the bottom half of jar and cut out.  Using light blue ink color both sides of vellum then cut to desired height to represent water in the jar.
  6.   Using Kid’s Choice Glue and toothpick place glue around  very edge of 2 sides and bottom of vellum (right side up) place clear jar on top of vellum lining it up – let dry.
  7. Wrap small piece of ribbon around neck of jar adhere with a drop of glue.
  8.   Attach lavender to back of jar adhering with small amount of glue.
  9. Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink all edges on 6″ X 6″ card base and the 6″ X 6″ patterned paper.
  10. Attach patterned paper to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  11.  Using Kid’s Choice Glue apply a small amount around the very edge of back side of jar.  Attach jar to center of card front.
  12. Using white cardstock cut a tag using smallest tag in die set.  Ink edges and add “Thinking of You” peel off stickers.
  13. Using same ribbon loop a small piece through hole in tag attach to center of ribbon on jar.  Make a matching bow and attach that over the ends of loop.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

#1195 Susan’s Garden Notes – Lavender

#763 Tags

#1071 Card Stand / Easel

#808 Susan’s Garden Tool Set

#TTL002 Through the Lens – Stone Series

#PSF101 White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

#PSF102 White Soft Finish Cardstock 100#

#30115 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

#305 Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive


Other Supplies

6″ X 6″ white card base

Green Cardstock

1/8″ Purple Ribbon

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Light Blue Ink

Small piece Vellum

Jar Die Cut – Clear-  ( 2-1/2″ X3-1/4″)

Speedball Speedy Carve (used as molding mat for florets)

Embossing Folder

Now that you have seen how I created the card I do hope that you are inspired to try your own.  Be sure to check out not only the supplies to make this card but all the great products at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Until next time Happy Scrapping!




Birthday Sunflowers

Cindy Bday card 2016 (1)

Cindy Bday card 2016 (3)

Hi Everyone. Today my post is a card that was designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs – Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team and with my sister’s birthday in mind. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Sunflower die this card is a 6″ X 6″.  For complete tutorial  and to find supplies to make this card please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thanks for stopping by.