Welcome My Crafty Friends!

My post today is a card using a couple of  Susan’s new releases Garden Notes – Forget- Me- Not and Garden Notes Frame It – Ovals.  By now you can see I love the new Frame It Ovals there is also Circles, Squares and Rectangles in this new release as well.

Here is how it was created.

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

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ adhere to  card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 6″ using next to largest Susan’s Garden Notes – Frame It – Ovals. Place die 3/4″ in from left side and equally between top and bottom – you want to leave room on right to stamp sentiment die cut oval.  Stamp sentiment  (you want to stamp before adhere just to make sure you get good image)using black ink.  (Stamp I used here was one of Susan’s original Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamps at Elizabeth Craft Designs but I could not find it so not sure that it is available anymore but you can use another sentiment.)  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive just around outer edge adhere to card front.

Step 4  From clear plastic (I like to save plastic packaging as it is heavy) or mylar cut Garden Notes Canning Jar.  On back side of jar using a darker gray alcohol marker make line for water line then color below blending in using a lighter gray.  Adhere jar to card front using Kids Choice Glue around just the outer edges leaving jar opening free of glue so you can get stems down in jar.  I tucked bottom of jar down inside of oval.

Step 5  From green cardstock cut stems using Garden Notes Bouquet Stems & Branches die set.  Cut off top half put couple dabs of Kids Choice Glue on back stick stems down in jar.  Cut 3 Garden Notes Forget-Me Not stems add to jar.

Step 6  Cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Forget-Me-Not which is a brand new release.  Using alcohol markers color flowers then shape using Garden Notes 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit along with Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Cut leaves from green cardstock shade with ink and shape.  Susan has video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club which you can find at this LINK.  Add flowers to stems at top of jar using Kids Choice Glue then add leaves.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it has inspired you to make your own card, thank you for stopping by!

my inspiration picture – picked from my backyard.  Yes I do have a pink blossom here and there in bouquet as that is how they grow every once in a while you find a pink blossom or 2 on a plant of blue blossoms.


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Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock, green

Plastic / Mylar

Patterned Paper

Black Ink


Birthday Tulips


Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.  Today I am posting a birthday card I made for a friend.  It was designed using Susan’s new Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set along with her Garden Notes Canning Jar and Lid.

Let’s get started.

  1.  For card base cut off white cardstock 12″ X 5-1/2″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2. Cut peach cardstock  5-3/4″ X 5-1/4″ adhere to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut patterned paper 5-1/2″ X 5″ adhere to peach cardstock using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Attach piece of lace to bottom of card using Kids Choice Glue.
  4. Cut 1 jar from clear plastic / mylar using Garden Notes Canning Jar die.  (I save the plastic packaging from items I have purchased for this purpose)  Using blue alcohol ink (Broken Glass Distress Ink used here) color back side of jar to give it appearance of water.
  5. Cut 5 tulips using color of your choice (peach and white used here) and Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set. Cut several leaves and 5 caylx from green cardstock. Using markers or Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1 shade tulips.  Using loop tool and molding mat shape tulips by pulling loop tool from tip to center.  Pinch up each petal at base of petal using tweezers.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble tulips by adding glue to underside of piece with 2 petals and placing across piece with 4 petals off setting.  Add green caylx to center using Kids Choice Glue.  Place back on molding pad push down in center with medium ball tool.  Cut stamen from black cardstock roll up spread tips out dip in Kids Choice Glue then into black pollen dip bottom into glue and set into center of tulip.  Shade leaves (Crushed Olive Distress Ink used here).  Lay on leaf mat using leaf tool make vein line down center then add lines on each side of this line.  Pinch at base lay face down on molding mat take ball tool rub tip to roll back.
  6. Cut stem once from green cardstock place stems down through little opening at top of jar .  Wrap 1/8″ wide matching ribbon around top and stems glue in place.  Add small bow to front attach with Kids Choice Glue.
  7. Attach jar to left side of card front using Kids Choice Glue on very edge of jar.
  8. Attach tulips to tops of stems using Kids Choice Glue arranging to your liking.
  9. Cut ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1 using dark green cardstock – cut 3 or 4.  Lay face down on molding mat using medium ball tool rub back of leaves turn over and roll ball tool down stem.  Add a little glue to stems stick down through hole arranging around tulips.  Add tulip leaves to fill in.
  10. Cut Happy Birthday 2 from green cardstock and again from peach cardstock.  Add Clear double sided Adhesive to back of green and peach cardstocks before cutting.  Adhere green Happy Birthday on top of peach cardstock offsetting a little.  Adhere to right side of card front.
  11. Add pearls across top of lace.

1296 Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2

1220 Susan’s Garden Notes Canning Jar & Lid

1190 Susan’s Garden Notes Bouquet Stems & Branches

1314 ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1

1161 Quietfire A Way With Words Happy Birthday 2

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

814 Kids Choice Glue

PSF101 Soft Finish Cardstock 85# White

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Other Supplies

Cardstock – peach, green (2 shades) and colonial white



Black Pollen

Distress Inks – Crushed Olive & Antique Linen

Marker – peach

Patterned Paper

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I do hope that you have enjoyed my post today.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!