Christmas Card Challenge Weeks 1,2,3





Welcome my crafty friends!

I know I know it is spring we are sick of winter but it is truly not too early to start making your Christmas Cards – I never seem to allow myself enough time and therefore seem to fail at sending out cards so this year I have decided to do my very first challenge in card making – I am doing a Christmas Card Challenge through Card Making Tips on Facebook.  I was quite apprehensive at first as I design for Elizabeth Craft Designs and was afraid I would not be able to keep up but this challenge is wonderful – no pressure really (only what you might put on yourself) because there is no set amount to do you can do all or just some.  I am finding I am using my Cricut Air (which has been sitting idle) along with my dies and other things I have had in my stash.

We are in Week 14 and I am pleased to say that I have stayed caught up but have not taken the time to post them to my blog so I have decided to group 3 cards a day to post on my blog.

Week 1 – Christmas Door


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Week 2 – A Partridge In A Pear Tree

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Week 3 – Buttons & Bows

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Thanks for stopping by today – be sure to check back tomorrow for the next 3 cards.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!







Hello my crafty friends!

Today my post is a card I designed using a picture from Facebook as my inspiration and a little hope that we shall see tulips coming up here in Maine soon even though as I am looking out my window it is snowing hard.

Here is how the card was made.

Step 1  – Card Base is 6″ X 6″.  Cut dark chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.   Using largest die cut patterned paper (5-1/4″ square) (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Cut circle frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock using 2 largest ModaScrap Dashing Circle dies.  Lay dies onto cardstock on cutting plate lining them up evenly spaced put little removable tape to hold in place die cut.  Save the inner circle for another project adhere frame to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut 2 Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher from white Soft Finish Cardstock 1 of which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – place this one on top of second pitcher.  Lay right side down on molding mat using large ball tool from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Kit rub back of pitcher giving it a little rounded shape.  Coat with VersaMark add clear embossing powder then heat.  Add pop dots to center of lower half and Kids Choice Glue all around very outer edge – make sure to leave pitcher opening free of glue so tulip stems can be put down into opening.

Step 4  Make tulips.  Cut 5 yellow and 5 white using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set.  Cut leaves and stems from green cardstock – I cut a few extra of stem only.  Susan has a tutorial on her Facebook page – Susan’s Garden Club you can watch it here.

Step 5  Arrange stems with leaves in pitcher opening adhering in place with Kids Choice Glue.  Add a few extra stems to fill in then add tulips to stems again with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Family die cut it twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back as well as twice from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Stack the black on top of each other then white off setting them just slightly to give shadow effect.  Adhere to card front to left of pitcher.

If you click on any of the supply pictures below it will take you directly to ECD site.

Hope this is an inspiration to you to make your own bouquet of tulips.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


This was inspiration picture for my card today  it is a bit brighter than mine.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, green,black

Pop Dots

Clear Embossing Powder




Welcome My Crafty Friends!  Spring has arrived finally and I believe we are all happy about that at least I know I am.

Sadly we are all touched by “Cancer” at some point in our lives some more than others.  I know my family and friends have been touched many times.  Today my card is for a friend that has just recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Using pink Nuvou crystal drops make berries on branches.   Do 1 side let dry then do back side and let dry.  I do both sides like Susan does but it is optional.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Round Grapevine Wreaths.  Using Kids Choice Glue just dab around center area on back of wreath (no glue on the little branches) attach 1 wreath at a time to card front giving each wreath a quarter turn to off set each wreath.  Once dry pull up on some of the branches to give it fullness.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes Lilac 2 and 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock color front and back of a piece large enough to cut flower plates 2-3 times each.  Just kind of scribble you want little areas of white and varying shades.   Shape and build your lilacs   Here is Susan’s video for making lilacs.


Step 5  Cut 3 pink tulips and 2 white tulips using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set. Shape and build tulips.  Susan’s video below for making tulips.


Step 6  From green cardstock cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.

Step 7  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Courage die  to cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top twice and once from cardstock with adhesive on top and bottom (this will be the bottom of the stack).  Cut once from pink glitter cardstock.  Cut ribbon from Suzanne Cannon’s Hope die set 3 times from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top then once from pink glitter cardstck.  Stack together.  You are making 3 pink ribbons and 1 Courage.

Step 8  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue starting with ferns.  Ferns, berries, lilacs, tulips then leaves.  Add courage to bottom under wreath and use pop dots to add ribbons.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  By clicking on any of the product pictures below it will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!





Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – Green, Brown, Pink

Glitter Cardstock – Pink

Embossing Folder – Dots

Nuvou Crystal Drops –