Arrow Fold Condolence Card

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Today I have for you an arrow fold card that I created.  The card design is not mine I found it on YouTube it is by Sam Calcott of the UK.

Card base was created following Sam’s YouTube video found here

I kept the flowers simple because of pattern paper being busy. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Love In The Mist I created 3 white flowers and several leaves attaching with Kids Choice Glue.

Sentiment was stamped with black ink on white cardstock then matted in green cardstock.  Another sentiment was stamped inside of card.

Hope you enjoyed this card and has inspired you to create your own Arrow Fold card they are really quick and fun to do.

Remember Susan has a brand new release coming out 1st of September with Spellbinders so stay tuned you will love them!

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

Christine

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

 

 

 

Family Birthday Cards

Welcome my crafty friends!

Today I have a couple birthday cards I did for our grandson and my hubby.  Our grandson and hubby share their birthday – grandson was best birthday gift ever.

Our grandson turned 18 and he loves to fish he has a boat and fishes when he is not working.  Hubby turned 79 and loves his John Deere tractor.

 

 

Cards are both 6″ X 6″ and I used a combination of dies and Cricut to make my cards.

The pop up mechanism was same for both it was an old die set of Karen Burniston when she was with Elizabeth Craft Designs – Bathtub Pop Up.  Another time I would reshape the bathtub into a boat but I had already hand cut the boat then went looking for a die set that had a pop up mechanism to use kind of like putting the cart before the horse.

KB Riley  1003  Word 2 Birthday, 1031 Numbers and 1049 Camping Charms  were used.  The fisherman, fish and the silhouette of boat and fisherman were cut on Cricut.  Hooked On Fishing was  cut from a top strip of design paper from my stash as was the grass and water paper.

For Hubby’s card I had no idea what I was going to do for him as he really doesn’t have any hobbies such as golfing or anything.  A dear friend asked about tractors or lawn mower then I remembered years ago I had bought scrapbooking set of John Deere paper and stickers thinking I would do some scrapbook pages so I went looking and found the packet and went from there.  As I said the same pop up mechanism from Karen Burniston Pop Up Bathtub.

The tractor was cut from Cricut then used stickers from paper set to decorate it up.  KB Riley 1100 Howdy, 1003 Word 2 Birthday and 1031 Numbers were also used.

They both loved their cards although our son said there was a mistake on Adam’s card when I asked what he said it has a fish I should have just had a hook – apparently he doesn’t catch many fish.

Thanks for stopping by today hope you enjoyed my cards – I will be back to making my flowers which I love making.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn has a new release coming out with Spellbinders and I can’t wait to get my dies and start making some flowers.   I am excited and feel honored that she wants me on her design team.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

 

Daisy & Chicory Envelope Card

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Today I have an envelope card that I created and decorated with Susan’s Garden Note Daisies, Ferns, Chicory (created from Susan’s Garden Notes Aster die set) and Jasmine.

Susan did the envelope card a couple of weeks ago on her Garden Club Live found here.  Another good video for making the envelope card is by Sam Calcott it can be found on YouTube here.

From white soft finish cardstock created envelope and card base.  Used pattern paper to decorate envelope.  (An old Close to My Heart Paper used here)  I stamped  quote in black then used some little blotchy stamps with black ink to decorate inside of my card.  Close to My Heart stamp set – A Million Little Things was used.

Created 4 Susan’s Garden Notes Daisies, 6 asters (cut from blue cardstock), some Jasmine and ferns – Ladder and Maidenhair.  A few small branches were tucked in arrangement.

To create the chicory I cut off the very ends of the asters then with small sharp scissors cut into ends to give them a fringe.  The stems from the Forsythia die set were cut from green cardstock and asters added.

Using the smaller 3 dies from Spellbinder Candlewick Rectangles I created place for sentiment.  from black cardstock using the two larger dies I cut decorative base for sentiment then from white cardstock cut smallest.  Stamped sentiment with black ink using another Close to My Heart stamp set – Australian Thanks which is an old set.  Adhered sentiment to black decorative base then using dimensional tape adhered to card front.

Hope this has inspired you to create – have fun!

Thanks for stopping by I have linked some supplies below and listed the rest.  If you click on the linked items it will take you directly to the site where you can purchase.  There is no extra charge to you but I get a small percent for any sales.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

 


Other Supplies

Susan’s garden Notes:

1521 Shasta Daisy

1219 Aster

1194 Jasmine

1423 Ladder Fern

1425 Maidenhair Fern

1190 Stems & Branches

Close to My Heart:

D1925 A Million Little Things

C1586 Austrlian Thanks

Patterned Paper – Georgie

 

 

New Baby Pop Up

 

Welcome My Crafty Friends,

hoping that you are all staying safe and healthy during these trying times.

Today I have another Karen Burniston Surprise Pop Up Ball card for you. My card was created using Boel Ask’s card which she posted March 1, 2020.   These pop up balls are addicting.

Have tried several times to upload the video for this but it will not upload – sorry!  You can see it on Facebook – Karen Burniston Pop-Up Peeps page.

Made 2 Surprise Pop Up Balls from flesh colored cardstock.  Karen Burniston has a great assembly video for making the ball.

For the arms I drew and fussy cut from flesh colored cardstock I did single layer but another time I would double up to make them a little sturdier.

For the feet I actually had cut out a baby from flesh colored cardstock then  cut the lower half attach to bottom ball.

For the diaper decorative pieces were cut from white cardstock then attached around the bottom attach a small safety pin to 1 piece add that to center front of bottom half of bottom ball.

Bib was cut from light blue cardstock on Cricut then trimmed up.  Small heart was attached to center then attached to center top of bottom ball.

Pacifier was created using a couple of circle dies from light and medium blue cardstock.  Attached using dimensional dots.

Hair was created using wool roving.

Words were cut twice from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back – once from white once from medium blue.  Adhered blue first then added white offsetting just a little to give shadow effect.

I do hope that this is an inspiration for you to try making a Surprise Pop Up card – there are so many great designs on Karen Burniston Pop Up Peep Facebook Page.

I have linked below dies and other supplies I have used if you click on an item it will take you to the site I do make a small commission but it does not cost you anything extra.

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

Christine

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

Supplies


Cardstock – Flesh, Light Blue, Medium Blue, White

Wool Roving

Small Safety Pin

Pattern Paper

6″ of Ribbon

Thin Magnets

 

Graduation Pop Ups

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope you all are enjoying your summer.

‘Tis the season – Graduation I had 3 our granddaughter graduating from college, our grandson from high school and my regional manager’s daughter from high school and she was magna cum laude WOW.  I decided to make some pop up cards using Karen Burniston’s Surprise Pop Up Ball along with some of her other dies.  I must give the maker of the original graduation  card acknowledgement her name is Cynthia Johnson-Dailey her card was my inspiration.  I used Karen Burniston’s YouTube video for the double ball  for assembly only then created from there using picture of Cynthia’s card as a guide as she did not have a tutorial.  Fun card but doing 3 at once was a bit overwhelming at times.

I have video on my Facebook page but can’t seem to get it from my phone to my computer.

This Surprise Pop Up Ball die set is so much fun and has so many possibilities.  I have posted links below for dies I have used just click on the item it will take you directly to site.  If you should purchase I do get a small commission but you do not pay anything extra.

Thanks for stopping by today hope these cards have inspired you to make a Pop Up Ball Card as they are really fun and the recipients really do enjoy them.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

 

 

 

 


Other Supplies

911 Karen Burniston – Elizabeth Craft Designs  Props 1 – Discontinued

Wool Roving

Mirror Card

Embroidery Floss

 

 

Happy Bouquet

Happy Bouquet

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card I created using  Susan’s Garden Club Columbine, Beauty Berry Bush and Garden Notes Love In A Mist along with Spellbinders Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ created from 110# Cardstock then embossed front.  The embossing folder was found on Amazon.

Background piece was from my stash and die cut with the frame lit in Vintage Treasures die set.

From white cardstock Vintage Treasures was die cut background was attached to back of main die cut using Kids Choice Glue.  Dimensional tape was used to adhere to card front.

Several Beauty Berry Bush were cut from green cardstock flowers cut from pink cardstock then shaped and assembled. three Columbine were cut from white cardstock shaped and assembled as well as one Love In A Mist cut from blue cardstock leaves from green cardstock.

Once flowers were where I wanted them they were attached using Kids Choice Glue.

Hope my card has inspired you to create.  Thanks for Stopping by.

REMINDER:  Susan has a brand new release coming out from Spellbinder late August early Fall new dies and tools – SO EXCITING!!!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

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

 

Deepest Condolences

Deepest Condolences

 

Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Well here in Maine we have had our 3 days of summer – yesterday morning there was a frost here and a few tomato plants were lost hopefully that is it for frosty weather until fall.

My daffodils have come and gone but these paper ones will last forever.  My card today was created using Susan’s Garden Notes Daffodil and Narcissus, Galvanized Bucket and Ladder Fern along with Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Contemporary Diamonds.

Card is 6 X 6 from white cardstock.  Black cardstock cut 5-3/4″ square attached to card front using clear double sided adhesive.  White cardstock cut 5-1/2″ square embossed then adhered to card front.

Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds cut twice from cardstock with clear double sided adhesive once from black once from green.  Black outline piece adhered to left side of card front then green cut out pieces set into openings.

Susan’s Garden Notes Galvanized Bucket cut twice once from black cardstock with clear double sided adhesive on back.  Adhered 1 on top of other.    Texture paste was spread over bucket left to dry.  Fresh Copper Nuvo Embellishment Mousse spread over bucket and handle.  The very center of handle was cut 3 times from black cardstock then adhered to center.  Couple of pop dots adhered to back center of bucket then adhered to right side of card front leaving opening at top.  Adhere handle to bucket.

Several Garden Notes Ladder Ferns were cut from green cardstock shaded and shaped then adhered in bucket using Kids Choice Glue.

5 Daffodils were created using Susan’s Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus die set cut from white cardstock, colored with Copic Markers then shaped (Susan has great videos on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club).  Daffodils were adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Stamped sentiment on white cardstock matted it with black cardstock adhered to card front with dimensional tape.

Thanks for stopping by today hope that it was inspiring!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

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

 

 

So Sorry Bouquet

So Sorry Bouquet

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Sadly this week Corona 19 Virus took the life of a family member of one of our members of our online  paper garden club so members are making sympathy cards and posting them in our group – this is mine.

For my card I have used Susan’s Garden Notes Watering Can, Tulips, Forget Me Notes and Daffodil / Narcissus die sets as well as Frame It – Circles.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ created from green cardstock.  White cardstock was cut 5-3/4″ square then circle was cut in upper left corner.  Piece was then embossed.  Background piece was attached behind circle opening then piece was attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Watering Can was cut twice once from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and once from decorative paper also with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back then adhered together.  Dimensional dots added to back in center then add to card front.

Flowers were all cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock 90# they were colored with Copic Alcohol Markers leaves cut from green cardstock.  flowers shaded and shaped then put together using Kids Choice Glue.  Arranged in opening of watering can when happy with arrangement adhered with Kids Choice Glue.

Stamped sentiment then matted with black cardstock added to card front using dimensional tape.

Thank you for stopping by Stay Safe and until next time – Happy Crafting.

Christine

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

 

 

 

Forget Me Not

IMG_0220.JPGForget Me NotHello My Crafty Friends,

Warm weather has finally arrived here in Maine and it sure feels great.  I have been getting all my pots, window boxes, bicycle, wagon washtubs etc filled with lots of annuals now to keep everything watered.

The Forget Me Nots are in bloom and how pretty they are here in Maine the spring flowers are really beautiful.  Today my card has the Forget Me Nots along with the Pom Pom Dahlia and the Ostrich Fern. The Ostrich Fern,which are now starting to unfurl, are a spring time treat around here. When it first comes up and is still tightly coiled they are “Fiddleheads”. Many people start harvesting them and selling them roadside people steam them are said to be quite tasty and loved by many (not me). I don’t mind harvesting if the black flies are not too bad.

My card is a 5″ X 7″ A dot embossing folder was on front.

Beccka Feeken’s die set Nobel Chatelaine Etched was used to cut decorative pieces a solid green for backing and white overlay adhered together.  Clear dimensional tape was used to attach to card front.

Susan’s Garden Notes Forget Me Nots were die cut several times from White Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with alcohol markers tiny centers were cut from yellow cardstock and the leaves and stems from green cardstock.  Kids Choice Glue was used to build flowers.

Susan’s Garden Notes Ostrich Fern was cut from green cardstock then shaped.

Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia  was cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock colored with alcohol markers and shaped leaves are cut from green cardstock.

Kids Choice Glue was used to adhere flowers to card front.  Ostrich Ferns were adhered first then Forget Me Nots, Pom Pom Dahlia, leaves and Lady Bug.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my card today and it has inspired you to create!

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

Christine

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

 


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, yellow

Micro Fine Black Pen

Copic Markers

Clear Dimensional Tape

 

Oh Happy Daisy

Oh Happy Daisy

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day at least the best you could under the circumstances.  I am sure it was much different than any other you have celebrated.  Our lives are turned upside down right now I do hope that creating beautiful things has gotten you through so far.

Early fall we will have a brand new release of Susan’s wonderful dies with Spellbinders I can’t wait but until then we are using her old releases which I know are hard to find but there are some out there.

Here is a card I created for you using Susan’s Garden Notes Shasta Daisy and Jasmine along with Suzanne Cannon – A Way With Words – Happy Birthday Small.  The embossing folder is one that came in a magazine several years ago but not sure and there is no brand name on it.

Created a 6″ X 6″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut green cardstock 5-3/4″ square adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  White Soft Finish Cardstock was cut 5-1/2″ square then embossed and adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Used Susan’s Garden Notes Shasta Daisy to cut 3 daisies from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Alcohol markers were used to shade center and her tool kit used to shape.  The tiny florets in center were cut from yellow cardstock and shaped.  Kids Choice Glue was used to build flowers and to add pollen to center of daisy when complete.  Leaves were cut from green cardstock then shaded and shaped.

Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die set was used to created the purple flowers cutting from white Soft Finish Cardstock the leaves from green and stamens from yellow.  Used purple alcohol marker to color the flowers.  Shape all with Susan’s tool kit and shade & shape leaves.

Berry branches were cut using Susan’s Garden Notes Berry Branch die set cutting from brown cardstock berries added using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Flowers were adhered to card front using Kids Choice Glue starting with Jasmine leaves going down first.

Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday was cut twice from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – one from white one from black.  White Happy Birthday was adhered to card front first then black Happy Birthday was offset just a little to give it shadow.

Hope that this has gotten your creative juices flowing and you get creating!

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

Christine

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