Bottles of Blossoms

Bottles

Hello My Crafty Friends,

My card today was inspired by a picture that I had seen on Facebook.  This is my version using many of Susan’s Garden Notes dies – Forsythia, Cherry Blossom, Lavender, Ivy Vine, Hosta Leaves etc.

Card is 6″ X 6″ with 5-3/4″ square patterned paper adhered to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Bottles were first cut on the Cricut.  I couldn’t get it to cut the sticker paperas I so I had to cut them from cardstock then trace onto clear sticker paper and hand cut.  Several different size bottles  were cut cutting several of each size.  A green alcohol marker was used to color one bottle then second bottle was adhered over top of colored one.  Used black alcohol marker to edge each bottle.

Created Forsythia in white and yellow, Lavender, Cherry Blossoms, Brunnera, Hosta Leaves and Ivy Vine which was added to back of various bottles.

Adhered bottles to card front adding Kids Choice Glue to adhere to flower branches and  leaves.

Thanks was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhered 1 on top of other then added to card front.

Inspiration Picture

bottle inspiration

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You Only Live Once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies

1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

1006 Garden Notes Cherry Blossom

1297 Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1594 Garden Notes Hosta Leaves

1130 CountryScapes Flora 5

1195 CountryScapes Lavender

Tonic Studios 3026e Brunnera

Karen Burniston – 1002 Word Set 1 Greetings

Copic Markers

Cardstock – green

Clear Sticker Paper

Pollen

PanPastels

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Patterned paper

 

 

 

 

So Very Sorry Daisy

AHello My Crafty Friends,

Another sympathy card today.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  6 X 6 card base.  Cut colored card stock 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5″ square emboss with an embossing folder.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Cut 2 Ginger Jars from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Color using Alcohol Markers (Copic Sketch used here B28 and B29).  Add clear embossing powder to front cover with embossing powder heat set.  Add a couple pop dots lower center back adhere to card front.

Step 3  Create 1 Shasta Daisy and 1 bud as well as leaves and stems cut from green cardstock.  Susan has a video for the daisy you can find it here

Step 4  Add flowers to Ginger Jar using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Stamp sentiment on white Soft Finish Cardstock  with black ink.  Die cut using ECD Fitted Fishtail.  from black cardstock cut next larger Fishtail to use as a backer.  Adhere sentiment Fishtail to black using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Using pop dots adhere to upper right of card front.

Hope this has inspired you to create.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies:


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Cardstock – black, yellow, green

Embossing Folder

Embossing Powder – Stampin Up Iridescent Ice

ECD 740 Ginger Jar

Black Ink

Stamps

Blue Poppy & Daisies

Blue Poppy & Daisies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

So happy that Susan is going with Spellbinders and that I am on her Design Team.  I will be linking more products once her new release comes out this September.  When you click on the linked items it takes you to the site where you can purchase you do not pay anymore this way but I do earn a small commision when you do this.

Today I have another sympathy card I created once again using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 and Shasta Daisy.  The background paper is a photo I had taken of some old peeling wallpaper then printed on white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1  6″ x 6″ card base.  Cut colored cardstock (black used here) 5-1/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut background paper 5″ square add to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Create 3 daisies, 2 buds and 1 poppy  Susan’s video for these which can be found here

Step 3  Build flowers on left side of card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  chose sentiment stamp on white Soft Finish Cardstock edge with black ink adhere to upper right of card front using pop dots.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this simple tutorial and that it has given you some inspiration to create.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies:

Cardstock – Black

Background paper

ink – black

Blue Copic Markers – unsure of color used as I did poppy a long time ago

 

 

Poppy Hugs

Poppy Hugs

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I do hope you are all staying safe and healthy.  We are staying home as much as possible only going to grocery store as needed.   Boy I cannot wait until hubby can take this job back I am not a fan of grocery shopping.  We are both in that bracket of being higher risk due to health and age he is 78 and I am 70.   Let ‘s hope that this is all over soon so we can get back to some kind of normalcy.

During my time at home I have been making some flowers and creating cards.  Today’s card is featuring the poppy and daisy.  Perfect timing on my part as I see Susan is doing a live today and one of the things she is demonstrating is the poppy so I will link that as soon as it is available.  Susan’s link came be found here for both the poppy and daisy.

Sadly I have several sympathy cards to make none being due to the virus thank goodness.

Exciting news from Susan Tierney-Cockburn she is going with Spellbinders and will have a new release of dies and tools this fall.  I am so excited as I love working with Susan’s dies as they make the most realistic looking paper flowers.

Here is how I created today’s card.

Step 1  6″ X 6″ card base

Step 2  Cut 5-3/4″ square water color paper and create a background using Distress Oxide Inks in colors of your choice.    Once dry adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Sentiment was cut from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Sending Hugs die set was used here. Adhere to lower left of card front.  Most of the time I add sentiment last but in this case space was an isssue so to make sure everything fit I added first.

Step 4 Cut 2 Garden Notes Canning Jar from clear sticker paper.  A blue color alcohol marker was used to cut front of one jar for the water although it is hard to see with the background.  Adhere second jar over jar that you have colored so color will be locked in between.  Add stems to jar down through jar opening stems will stick to jar to hold in place.  Add small pieces to back of stems so they are hidden by stems then adhere jar to lower right of card front.

Step 5  Create 2 poppies and 1 bud using Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Mine were cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with Copics Alcohol Markers R29 & R08.  Create 1 Daisy and 1 Bud using Garden Note Shasta Daisy.  Adhere flowers to top of jar using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 Add Twine bow at neck of jar attaching with a dot of Kids Choice Glue.

Thanks for stopping by today hope it has been inspirational and you create your own paper bouquet.  Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Ladybug Pop Up

Ladybug Pop Up

Ladybug Pop Up 2

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Here is a card I created for my sister’s birthday – ladybugs are special to her as her middle daughter who has passed away loved them.

I didn’t do an actual tutorial I used Karen Burnistion’s YouTube video for Surprise Ball Pop Up and made a ladybug.  This was not my idea Silvia Wirtz had posted one she had done and this is my version.  This Surprise Ball Pop Up die is so addicting so many possibilities out there just need your imagination.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!


Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Trying to stay busy during the stay at home and no power days I have created another card.  I leave the sentiment off now until I am ready to use the card something that took me a long time to do.  I tend to make cards that can be used for most any occasion so by leaving the sentiment off until I need a card it is very easy to add sentiment.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Created 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cut piece of white cardstock 5-3/4″ square  cut circle in upper left corner using Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circle Dies then embossed using 8-1/2 x 11 honeycomb embossing folder.

Step 3  Background piece was something I took from my stash I had created using Distress Oxide either inks or sprays.  Used a larger circle to cut to fit behind opening.  Used Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach background circle to back of opening then attaching square to card front.

Step 4  Susan’s Garden Notes Watering can was used for container.  Cut 2 of can itself from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere the 2 together.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was used with stencil brush pouncing all over let it dry then Distress Oxide Faded Jeans was sponged on to give it that splatter ware look.  Crystal Glaze was then brushed over entire piece then allowed to dry.  Once dry removed protective paper from back added couple dimensional dots lower center attached to lower right of card front.

Step 5  Created a bunch of Garden Notes Forget Me Nots and a couple stems of Garden Notes Feverfew.  Used Kids Choice Glue to adhere flower stems to top of container.

Once again I hope it has been encouraging and inspirational.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine’

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies

Garden Notes Watering Can

Garden Notes Forget Me Nots

Garden Notes Feverfew

Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circles

Background paper

8-1/2 X 11 Embossing Folder – Honeycomb

Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Distress Oxide Ink – Faded Jeans

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Cardstock – white & Green

Yellow Pollen

 

Bucket of Tulips

Bucket of Tulips

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope everyone is doing OK during these trying times.  If the Corona Virus isn’t bad enough we in Maine got slammed with a spring “Nor’Easter which left thousands of people without power over several days our home being one of them after 44 hrs without power it has been restored to us others are still waiting unfortunately – 2020 has been very interesting so far lets hope that it improves very soon.  Cudos to all the linemen and women out there helping to get power restored they work long hours in some difficult conditions.

Today I have a card for you which I created using Susan’s Garden Galvanized Bucket and her Garden Notes Tulip 2 dies along with a couple others.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1  Created 6″ X 6″ card base from green cardstock

Step 2  Cut white cardstock 5-3/4” square then embossed using an 8-1/2 X 11 woodgrain embossing folder.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut Garden Notes Farmhouse Door from Wood print paper adhere to left side of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Created a wreath by cutting circle from brown cardstock using any of Susan’s Garden Note Grapevine Wreaths cut 1.  Cut wreath apart.  Using Kids Choice Glue attach pieces around circle forming small wreath.  Attach a few Garden Notes Forsythia flowers to wreath with glue.  Attach to door using glue.

Step 5  Cut 2 Galvanized buckets from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back attach one on top of other  then color and shade.  Remove protective paper from back add couple of dimensional dots lower center of bucket adhere to lower right of card front.

Step 6  cut, color and shape 7 Garden Notes Tulip 2 and leaves.  Using Kids Choice Glue add to bucket on card front.  Note most of these tulips were from colored cardstock only the dark ones were colored with Copic markers as I had them all cut, so if you don’t want to color colored cardstock works well.

I do hope that during these times my card has given you some hope and inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies I used:

1296 Garden Notes Tulip 2

1128 Garden Notes Farmhouse Door

1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath

TSG 3036 Garden Club Galvanized Bucket

Circle Dies

PanPastels Set 2

Black Pollen

Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Cardstock – white, pink, yellow, brown, silver/gray, and 2 shades of green

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

 

 

 

Pussy Willows & Daffodils

Daffodils pussy willows

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.

Today I have a sympathy card I made for a friend – always hard card to make.

My card was created using Susan’s Garden Notes Canning Jar & Lid, Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus along with Garden Notes Stitched Frame It- Squares.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Card base is 6″ X 6″ white cardstock

Step 2  Create a background piece.  Mine was created using  several colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

Step 3  Using a coordinating cardstock to cut a frame using Susan’s Garden Notes Stitched Frame It Squares (use two largest together to cut frame).  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame over background piece.  Adhere the piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Cut Susan’s Garden Note Canning Jar twice once from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and one from Clear Sticker Paper.  Adhere the clear jar on top of white jar.  Using a Dotted Embossing Folder to give it that milk glass look.  Add dimensional dots to center back adhere to card front leaving jar top opening open.

Step 5  Create 2 or 3 stems of pussy willows there is a short tutorial here on my blog for making them.

Step 6  Cut, color and shape 3 daffodils using Susan’s Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus die set.  See Susan’s video here.

Step 7  Add pussy willows to jar using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  Add Daffodils and their leaves to jar top using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock then die cut with shape that fits sentiment then one size larger to give a mat adhere them together add to card front using dimensional tape.

Easy card that can be used for many different occasions – hope this has been an inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

 

Supplies

1220 Garden Notes Canning Jar & Lid

1530 Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Squares

1588 Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus

1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

S6-005 Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4

C1524 Close to My Heart Words of Comfort Stamp Set

Dotted Embossing Folder

Silhouette Clear Sticker Paper

Cardstock – white, 2 shades of green, brown, yellow

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Copic  Sketch Marker R02