Hooked Mittens


Hi there wishing you all a very Happy  & Prosperous New Year!.  Since I mainly post my handmade cards I decided that today I would post some of my rug hooking another passion I have.  Rug Hooked mittens I finally finished off this year. The pattern id by Toni Phibrick owner of The Keeping Room in Hampden, Maine. They are missing their bows but I am thinking they don’t look too bad without them.  I have one more to do and that one will be for me.

Potted Poinsettia



Hi Everyone hope that you all have had a great Christmas – ours was great spending time with family and friends.

Today I am posting a birthday card for a dear friend with whom I have been friends with for about 60 years.  My card  uses Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand and Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia as well as her White Pine Boughs & Pinecones along with Els van de Burgt Holiday Garlands 2 and A Way With Words Happy Birthday.

Here is how I made the card.

  1. Using Karen Burniston’s video and Flower Pot Pop Stand die set – the flower pot cut from a color cardstock of your choice (Sea Glass was used here).  Cut and build the flower pot according to the video.
  2. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia and white cardstock cut 7 or 8 poinsettias making sure you cut a set from green cardstock for each flower.  Shade and shape each flower using Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 and her 4 pc Tool Kit.  Susan has a great video to help you with this you can find it here.  Cut strips of clear plastic approximately 1/4″ wide (I used some packaging plastic that I had saved as it is sturdy).  Attach flowers to one end using Kids Choice Glue.
  3.  Using Susan’s garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecones die set and green cardstock cut enough pine boughs for the front of card and to fill in in the flower pot.  Using a little of the orange PanPastel from set 1 shade each pine bough just a little.  Pinch up the needles to give dimension.
  4. Take a piece of white cardstock (making sure that it is big enough to cut out happy birthday and 2 holiday garlands from this piece) cover 1 side with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Lay happy birthday die and the holiday garland die face down on side of cardstock where adhesive is – die cut.  You will have to cut a second garland.  Pull back the protective covering being very careful not to touch the adhesive with fingers.  Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over tap off excess and burnish in with finger.
  5. Cut smallest Dotted Rectangle from white cardstock and the next size up from colored cardstock that matches your printed paper (CTMH Sea Glass used here).  Stamp sentiment on white rectangle with black ink.  Adhere white rectangle to colored rectangle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. Attach 5 or 6 poinsettias to cross pieces of flower pot using Kid’s choice Glue attaching by the clear plastic piece.  Then fill in with pine boughs to your liking.
  7. Cut card base from white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″.  Lay pop stand die onto cardstock lining up die on the score line.  You will want to lay your filled flower pot folded flat lined up with pop stand to find out how low you will need to cut the pop stand.  Refer to Karen’s video for cutting pop stand and attaching the flower pot.
  8. Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ square and attach to the back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the die cut spots.
  9. Cut 1 piece of colored cardstock 5-3/4″ X 2-1/2″ attached to top of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 3-1/4″ attach to lower part of card front once again avoiding the die cut area.  Cut 2 pieces of of printed paper 1-3/4″ X 6″ attach to inside of card along outer edge.  Cut 2 pieces of colored cardstock 1-1/4″ attached on each side of inside card next to the printed paper.  Add snowflake garlands on each side attaching to the colored cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.  Using foam tape / pop dots attach the rectangles w/ sentiment to right side of inside of card.
  10. Add Happy B and a poinsettia to left of card where the 2 papers meet using Kids Choice Glue.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1226 Susan’s garden Notes – Small Poinsettia

1091 Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine boughs & Pinecones

1205 Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

1259 Els van de Burgt Holiday garlands 2

1174 Els van de Burgt Dotted Rectangles

1161 Suzanne Cannon Quietfire – Happy Birthday

30115 Susan’s PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1

808 Susan’s Garden 4pc Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

814 Kids Choice Glue

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter


Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, green, brown & sea glass

Close to My Heart B & T (Printed) Paper  Pack – Oh Deer

Foam Tape or Pop Dots

This card is so much fun to make I do hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial and you will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!



Snowman Trimming Tree Tag


Visit www.christinepooler.com for complete tutorial on how to make this tag.




Hello Everyone thank you for stopping by today hope everyone had a good Christmas.  We certainly did.  Always enjoy the time that we can spend with family and friends.

Today my post is a Christmas gift tag that I made for a dear friend of mine.  Here is how I did it.

  1.  Using Els van de Burgt’s Tags & More 3 Leaves die set and white cardstock cut 1 tag base.
  2. From navy cardstock cut tag with leaves at top and the snowflake corner from Els Tags & More 9 Sparkle  at the bottom (you will have to run tag through 3 times in order to get all 3 snowflakes cut at bottom).  Attach to white tag base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  ( Avoid getting adhesive in cut out areas)
  3. Cut tree using Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings and green cardstock.  Cut the tree height down to fit tag – you want it a little taller than the snowman.  From off white cardstock cut garland 7 times (the off white gives it the look of popcorn).  Add tiny red gems to garland for the cranberries.
  4. Cut snowman using Susan’s CountryScapes Build a Snowman using various colors of cardstock for each of the parts.
  5. Stamp candy cane from Karen Burniston’s Holiday Stamp Collection onto white cardstock using red ink.  Cut out using Elizabeth Craft Designs fine point scissors.
  6. Using white ink or white chalk marker to make snow across the bottom of the tag just above the snowflakes.
  7. Attach tree to left side of tree using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Add garland using same glue.
  8. Build snowman onto tag.  I tilted the head back a little so he appears to be looking up at top of tree.  Add small gem star to his hand and the candy cane to his other hand.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1081 Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman

1093 Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreen & Trimmings

953 Els van de Burgt Tags & More 3 Leaves

1077 Els van de Burgt Tags & More 9 Sparkle

814 Kids Choice Glue

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, off white, navy, brown, red, black, orange & green

Tiny red sparkle gems

Small gem star

1/8″ Red ribbon

Red Ink


I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and now you will make some homemade tags for your packages – nothing wrong with starting on them for next year.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time  – Happy Scrapping!