Birthday Boy Farm


Hi all!  Thanks for stopping by today’s post is a card I made for our grandson that just turned 15.  He works on a farm milking cows and haying plus he is raising a pig and meat chickens so I wanted to try and incorporate all these things into a card.

The card was made using old Karen Burniston dies that are sold by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The last time I looked most of these were still available but they are while supplies last.  This was a fun card to make.

I am not writing a tutorial on this as Karen has great You Tube videos that are very easy to follow.  Videos can be found here.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!



Days Gone By

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Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Today my card was inspired by the orange Day Lilies that are in bloom right now in Central Maine and a picture that was posted on Facebook by Paul Morin who lives a couple towns north of   me. He posts some nice photos (I did message him and asked permission to use the photo).

Let’s get to it!

  1.  Card base: Cut white cardstock 7″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold on score line to form base which is going to be a tent fold.
  2. Cut black cardstock 6-3/4″ X 4-3/4″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut patterned paper 6-1/2″ X 4-1/2″ (In my case I printed the picture onto cardstock and cut to size) adhere to black cardstock using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  4. Create 3 lilies using newly released Garden Notes – Day Lily and White Soft Finish Cardstock .  Using PanPastels color petals and stamens.  Lay petals face down on molding mat using large end of loop tool from Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit shape petals turn over take medium ball tool from tool kit push into center of petals cupping them.  Use Kids Choice Glue to attach petals together placing larger set of petals on top of smaller set of petals.  Take stamen cut each stamen in half add Kids Choice Glue along bottom edge leaving small tab free of glue – using fine point tweezers from tool kit roll up holding for a few seconds to let glue set up.  Dip ends of stamens in glue then into black pollen.  Dab bottom of stamen into glue and add to center of lily.  You can set flowers into egg carton to let them dry and take shape.  Cute stems and leaves from green cardstock shade with ink then shape by laying on leaf mat use leaf tool from tool kit to put vein line down middle.  Pinch up lay right side down on molding mat rub tips of leaves with medium ball tool from tool kit.
  5. Build your lilies on left side of card using Kids Choice Glue.
  6. Using sentiment of your choice stamp on piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.  Tear around all edges then ink edges.  Adhere to card front using dimensional tape.  (My sentiment is from Susan’s new clear stamp set Little Words That Mean A Lot)

I do hope that you have enjoyed this little tutorial today.  Be sure to visit

Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the great products they offer.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Sending Hugs

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Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.

Today Susan’s Garden Design Team has their very first challenge.  Our first challenge is to create a card / project that includes one or more of Susan’s Garden flowers.  Susan Tiereny-Cockburn designs flower dies that are realistic and to scale as those flowers found in nature.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the great creations our design team has created.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Susan’s Garden Prize Pack which includes: Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kit to 3 winners. 
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us “What  is your favorite flower from the Garden Notes collection?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, July 14 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

For this challenge I have chosen one of Susan’s newly released dies – Garden Notes Dahlia.  I love making the Dahlia as they come in so many different colors.

Card base is 5″ X 7″ – cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 7″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold on score line.

Cut patterned paper (yellow here) 6-3/4″ X 4-3/4″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6-1/4″ X 4-1/4″ adhere to card front.

Cut black shiny cardstock 3-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card front.

Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 10″ adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of cardstock.  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Sending Hugs Kisses die set cut Sending Hugs twice and cut 4 corners using Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 die set.  Adhere corners to black shiny cardstock.  Adhere the 2 sets of words together to give more dimension adhere to card front.

Create Dahlia by using white Soft Finish Cardstock cutting each petal twice except for smallest petal and center cut them once.  Shade center of all using yellow PanPastels Set 3.   Shape petals assemble using Kids Choice Glue off setting each layer a little.  (Susan has stepped this out on her blog .  Cut several leaves from green cardstock shade and shape.   Attach Dahlia and leaves to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Hope you have enjoyed my project today and until next time – Happy Crafting!