Sympathy Cards

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Brenda's Sympathy

Cindy's Sympathy

Welcome my crafty friends!

Just a quick post today.  Today I have 3 sympathy cards I created using some of Susan’s Garden Notes dies.  I have not done tutorials but they are very simple to do.  Because sympathy cards are usually not a planned thing it helps if you have a few flowers ahead so a card can be created in a timely manner.  These cards all have the Garden Notes Love In A Mist which I love to make.

Card 1 has a background paper that I made myself by printing off a picture I had taken of old wallpaper.

Card 2  the colorful oval was done with coffee filter and powder water colors.

Card 3  the colorful image was done using Distress Oxide Inks.

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

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Purple Callas

Purple Calla Lilies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

The weather here in Maine has started to cooperate a little so much of my spare time has been spent outside digging and planting until I can’t stand the black flies driving me back inside.

Today I have a card that I created which was inspired by a bouquet I saw at the florist shop.  The lady ahead of me was picking up flowers for a wedding and when I saw the gorgeous Calla Lilies I knew I had to try and recreate them in paper.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  From same cardstock cut piece 5-3/4″ square.  Using embossing folder of your choice (I am sorry I do not know the name of mine I have had it for sometime) emboss cardstock.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere square to card front.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut several ferns using Garden Notes Ladder Fern.  Add using using distress ink.  To add dimension use tweezers from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Set to pinch up on fronds.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  Create a couple sprigs of Garden Notes Baby’s Breath die cutting branches from green cardstock and flowers from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Add color to center using extra fine point green marker.  Shape flowers using hard eraser and toothpick.  Build flowers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Create 3 Calla Lilies in color of your choice. I cut from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Calla Lily die set then added my color.  For the purple I used the Violet PanPastels set 1.  I added very carefully after flower was all formed as it made a mess when I tried adding before shaping (Lesson Learned).  Stamen was colored with purple alcohol marker then added purple pollen with dab of yellow pollen just on very tip.  See Susan’s video here.  Adhere lilies to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6   Create 7 or 8 Garden Notes Cosmos from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock color with purple alcohol marker.  Shape using Garden Notes tool kit, molding mat and leaf mat.  I shaped mine a little different for my purple flowers by using loop tool on wrong side then turning and using medium ball tool to push down in center on right side.  I made a couple into buds on this card.  See Susan’s video here.  Arrange on card front adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Cut apart sprigs of Baby’s Breath and tuck into arrangement then add leaves to complete arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make your own floral arrangement.  By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Copic Marker – V09

Green Extra Fine Marker

Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Embossing Folder  (6 X 6 or larger)

With Sympathy Flame Lily

Sympathy Flame Lily

 

Hello my crafty friends – Welcome!

Still snow here in Maine so no outdoor gardening so I get to do more paper gardening which I love.  As I get older I am finding I enjoy the paper gardening more than outdoor as it is easier on my back.

My card today uses Susan’s new Garden Notes Flame Lily again along with great fillers Garden Notes Feverfew 1 and Maidenhair Fern.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  From white  110# Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ x 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square ( ModaScrap Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut frame from green cardstock using 2 largest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Line dies up making sure they are even all around use removable tape to hold together while die cutting.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere frame to card front 1/4″ down from top.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Card cut 1 Stitched Hexagon using next to largest die.  Adhere in center of frame.

Step 5  Cut 4 branches of Garden Notes Feverfew 1 color shape and assemble.

Step 6  Cut 2 sets of Garden Notes Maidenhair Fern from green cardstock shade and shape.

Step 7  From white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Flame Lilies then cut leaves from green cardstock.  Color, shape and assemble.  Susan has great videos for creating her flowers on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club

Step 7 From white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut “With Sympathy” using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Hope this has sparked you to go make a card.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked below just click on any picture it will take you to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – 2 or 3 greens, yellow

Copic Markers

 

Flame Lily Birthday

Flame Lily Birthday

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have a card I created using Susan’s new Garden Notes Flame Lily die set.  This is my first attempt will continue to work on them.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Create card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Mine is 5-7/8″ square instead of 6″ square as I wanted my embossing folder to work.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-7/8″ square then emboss.  I trimmed away the top part of embossed piece along curved line.  Although I don’t know the name of my embossing folder or the maker I did look on line and found that Joyful Home and Tatter Lace do make some similar ones.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach embossed piece to card front.

Step 3  From 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Flame Lily cut leaves and stamen from green cardstock.  Using alcohol markers in colors of your choice color petals  (I have 2 red and yellow and 1 purple and green) then shape using Garden Notes All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit.  Susan has how to videos on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.

Step 4  From green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.   Shade with Distress Ink and pinch up on fronds to give dimension. I also cut set from fun foam and made my own stamps – cut 3 each and stacked them together.  I used glue as my foam did not have adhesive on back.  Using green ink I stamped a few ferns on upper top left of card front.

Step 5  Build your arrangement starting with ferns adhering with Kids Choice Glue.  Build lilies on card then add leaves.

Step 6  From black glitter paper w/ Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut Suzanne Cannon’s  A Way With Words Small Happy Birthday.  Adhere to upper right of card.

Step 7  Add self adhesive pearls.

All the Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used on project are linked below just click on any picture you will be taken to their site.

Hope I have inspired you to go make a card.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black glitter

Self Adhesive Pearls

Alcohol Markers

Embossing Folder – do not know name or maker of one I used but  after searching a bit I found that Tattered Lace and Joyful Home have similar folders that could be used.

 

Plant Smiles

Plant Smiles

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Here in Maine we are still waiting for spring weather to take away the snow so until then the only gardening I can do is paper gardening.  Today from my paper garden I have a card I created for you using more of Susan’s Garden Notes new releases.  This card has the new Garden Notes Heart Grapevine Wreath, Ranunculus and Calla Lily.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut 2 Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch.  Using Distress Ink shade.  Using Molding Pad and Medium Ball Tool from All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit shape leaves.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries set aside to dry.  When dry add berries to back side let dry.

Step 2  Form 6″x6″ card base using large embossing folder emboss card front only.

Step 3  Cut 2-4 Garden Notes Heart Grapevine Wreaths from brown cardstock.  (I used 4 on this card)  Stack wreaths using Kids Choice Glue sparingly so as not to glue twigs together just center,  Use fingers or tweezers to lift ends of twigs to give dimension.

Step 4  Find heart shape that fits center ECD Stitched Hearts used her but you could probably use the center that cuts out of the wreath if you cut 1 from white cardstock and use distress inks to make a background.

Step 5  Using black ink stamp sentiment on right half of heart then using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere to center of card front.

Step 6 Using Kids Choice Glue adhere heart wreath over background heart.

Step 7  Cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink then pinch up on fronds to give dimension.

Step 8  Cut 1 Garden Notes Ranunculus and 2 Calla Lilies from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color, shape and assemble flowers.

Step 9  Using Kids Choice Glue build arrangement on wreath starting with berry branches and ferns then adding flowers and leaves.

For videos to help with creating flowers be sure to visit Susan’s Facebook page

Susan’s Garden Club

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and you are inspired to create your own.

All the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below all you have to do is click on the picture and it will take you directly to their site.

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

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown

Background paper / cardstock

Nuvo Drops – Violet Galaxy

Black Ink

Distress Ink

Large Embossing Folder

Alcohol Markers

 

 

Spring Crocus

Spring Crocus with fence

Hello my crafty friends,

Today my card features Susan’s Garden Notes new Crocus and Garden Fence dies along with Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words 4 Seasons die set.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  form 6″ X 6″ card base from color cardstock of your choice.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″.  Using next to smallest die in Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Rectangle die set cut rectangle 1/2″ down from top and allowing approximately 1-1/2″ on each side cut opening.

Step 3  Either use piece of patterned paper or make your own background piece attach to back of opening.   Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Cut 10-12 crocus from white Soft Finish Cardstock cut leaves from green cardstock. Color flower petals using alcohol markers ( Copics Y15, Y38, V12 and V17   Using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape petals.  Cut stamen from yellow cardstock roll up add pollen.  Susan has a video for this which you can find here

Step 5  Cut 2  Garden Note Garden Fences from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere 1 on top of other.  You can use white or colored cardstock.  White Soft Finish Cardstock used here then colored with Copics W3, W7 and E84.  Adhere to card front.

Step 6  Cut a strip of grass using CountryScapes Land and Sea shade with distress ink.

Step 7 Cut 4 ropes from 2 different color cardstocks with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Ropes 1 die set.

Step 8  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Spring using Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words 4 Seasons.  Adhere to top of card over cutout.

Step 9  Assemble – build crocuses on card using Kids Choice Glue add leaves then grass.  Add ropes to each sides.

Hope this has been an inspiration.  Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used in project are linked below just click on it will take you direct to site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green, yellow, green, purple

Patterned paper

Copic Markers – Y15, Y38, V12, V17, W3, W7, E84

 

Watering Can with Calendula

Watering Can with CalendulaWelcome my crafty friends,

Today I have created another card using Susan’s new Garden Notes Watering Can and Garden Notes Calendula.  If you couldn’t tell I love watering cans the picture in circle is actually part of my collection that I have.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base using white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2  Cut white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using 6th largest die from Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Circles cut circle in cardstock approximately 1/4″ in from left side and 1/4″ down from top.

Step 3  Choose patterned paper, picture or use inks to make a back ground then cut using 7th largest circle die.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere behind opening then adhere to card front.

Step 4  Using black ink stamp sentiment to lower left corner of card.

Step 5  Cut 2 Garden Notes Watering Can from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – 1 gray 1 white.  Adhere white over gray one.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add silver Metallic Rub Ons to watering can.

Step 6  Cut 3 Garden Notes Calendula from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape flowers.  Susan has a video on making these flowers you can find it here.   From green cardstock cut several leaves shade with distress ink.  Shape using leaf tool from tool kit along with leaf mat.

Step 7  Cut Garden Notes Ivy Vine from white Soft Finish Cardstock using green alcohol marker to color ivy leaving white around edges then shape.

Step 8  Remove protective paper from back of watering can add a couple pop dots lower center adhere to card front.  Add ivy vine using Kids Choice Glue.  Build flowers to watering can then add leaves.

Step 9  Add pearls upper left edge of circle.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and it has inspired you.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies click on any of the images below it will take you directly to their site it does not cost you any extra but I do get a little something for it.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, gray

Green Self Adhesive Pearls

Pop Dots

Copic Markers – Y17, Y19, Y38, YR09, R08 and a green for ivy