Geraniums in the Window

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Hello Everyone, Today I am posting a card that I designed using Susan’s Garden Notes – Geranium die and her Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies.  My recent trip to Cushing, Maine to tour The Olson House actually was my inspiration for this card.  My favorite painting is “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth.  When approaching the house which is void of paint I noticed a window full of red geraniums. When touring the house I learned that Christina Olson always had geraniums in the kitchen window and they continue that today.

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Here is how I made the card.

Card Base

  1. Cut white cardstock 5-1/4 ” X 10-1/2″ score at 5-1/4″ fold on score line.
  2. Using a pencil measuring in 1-1/8″ from each edge lightly draw 3″ square.  Make second square inside first measuring in 1/4″ from edge of first square.  geraniums in the window229 17.54.27
  3. Emboss with your favorite embossing folder.
  4. Score lines of both squares.
  5. Using X acto knife and ruler cut from upper left corner to lower right corner of largest square then repeat for opposite corners.
  6.   Fold in on score lines of largest square then fold up on score lines of second square.  Note: the following photo the card has not been embossed so it is easier to see for instructions.   geraniums in the window3-07-29 18.02.49
  7. Cut 3″ square piece of white cardstock and attach to back side of window using clear double sided adhesive.   geraniums in the window49 18.34.05


  1. Cut 1 flower base, regular petals 3 or 4 times and tiny petals twice from red cardstock.  Cut several leaves, tiny stem and calyx from green cardstock.
  2. Using Set 1 of Susan’s PanPastels shade leaves with bright yellow green and rust color.
  3. Shape petals and leaves using Susan’s 4 piece tool set, molding pad and leaf mat.  Use Susan’s video as a guide in making your flowers it is found here.

Ladybug and Butterfly

  1. Cut 1 butterfly and 1 ladybug from white cardstock.
  2. Color ladybug with red and black markers.  Color butterfly yellow and black or whatever colors you want your butterfly.  Susan has a video on making the ladybug found here.


  1. Cut picture of your choice to fit in window opening (just slightly under 3″) adhere inside of window using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Attach geraniums, leaves and buds using clear drying glue to lower right corner of card.
  3. Attach butterfly to upper left corner of window  and ladybug to lower windowsill using clear drying glue.

Card Stand / Easel

  1. Cut 2 stands from cardstock adhere together using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Emboss using embossing folder of your choice.  Els has a video for this found here.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Geranium

Susan’s Garden Notes – Bugs and Butterflies

Els van de Burgt Card Stand / Easel

Susan’s Garden – 4 pc Tool Set

Susan’s Garden – Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden Leaf Pad

Susan’s Garden PanPastels – set 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies

White, red and green cardstock

Markers – red, black and yellow

Embossing folder

Picture of your choice


I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will find a picture that will inspire you to make this recessed window card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!








My Pink Poppy

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Hello everyone today I have created a card for Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team from Elizabeth Craft Designs which features Susan’s Garden Poppy die set.  I was inspired to make a pink poppy by one that grows in my garden.  A dear friend shared some seeds with me a few years ago and I just love this poppy.  Here is a picture of the poppies that inspired me.  2016-07-02 09.48.27

The card’s finished size  is 5-1/2″ X 6″ and here is how it was made.

  1. Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ by 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-1/4″x 2-7/8″ and 1 piece of solid cardstock 5-1/4″ X 2-7/8″.  Cut 1 piece decorative strip to cover seam (ribbon could be used) 1/4″ X 5-1/4″.
  3. Cut 1 piece of chicken wire from white cardstock.
  4. Cut scalloped oval from white cardstock (next to smallest from Accordion Oval Card).
  5. Ink all edges of card base and all other pieces.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here.
  6. Stamp “Good Luck” from Joset’s General Sentiment Stamp set in black ink.
  7. From white 85# Soft Finish Cardstock cut 1 poppy, 2 sets of bud petals and 4 stamens.  From Green cardstock cut 4 bud petals, 2 stems, several leaves and 1 Leafy Branch.
  8. To color the poppy and petals Copics PP5 marker was used.  Colored right side of poppy, petals and stamen then on the back side just colored edges.  Using black PanPastels from set 1 color center of poppy and also a little at very base of each petal for buds.  Poppies are then shaped and assembled.  Susan has a great YouTube video which is very helpful for this you can find here  Note:When doing the center of poppy I did it a little different to be more like my inspirational poppy.  I used 3 green petals shaped with ball tool gluing them together forming a dome shape then gluing the 4th petal over the top of the dome.  Added a little glue and dipped in yellow pollen.  Take 2 stamen and glue end to end add a little glue along length of very bottom and roll around the little dome you made.  Repeat with last 2 stamens.  Fluff out the stamens.  2016-07-06 20.28.03
  9. Assemble card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach the printed paper to left side of card the solid cardstock to right side (leaving 1/8″ all around edge of card) and decorative strip to cover the seam of two papers coming together.  Add Chicken Wire die cut using clear drying glue in a few spots.  (if you do not use too much glue you can lace the Leafy Branch through the wire in places).  Attach leafy branch, stem, poppy, buds and leaves on right side of card front.  Attach scalloped oval using pop dots.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Poppy

Pop It Ups – Chicken Wire

Accordion Oval Card

Joset Designs General Sentiments

Leafy Branch

Soft Finish Cardstock – white

Soft Finish Cardstock – Pink Peach

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

PanPastels – Set 1

Susan’s Garden 4 piece Tool Set

Molding Pad

Leaf Pad

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies

Green Cardstock

Printed Paper

Yellow Pollen Powder

Black Ink

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

PP5 Copics Marker Pop Dots

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and you are inspired to make your own card.  Be sure to check out all the great dies and other supplies at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Until next time Happy Scrapping!








I Love Summer

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Hello everyone, Today my card is the latest one I designed for Susan’s Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Well summer has finally arrived and that makes me very happy as it seems like we have waited a long time for this. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, peeps peeping and yes the warm weather….oh how I love it!    Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog for a complete tutorial to make this card and visit their On-Line Store for all your supplies.  I do hope you enjoy this card.

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Outside of card.

Happy Scrapping,