Tulips in Pitcher

 

 

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Here is a little breath of spring as you know “Spring Always Comes” just not soon enough for some of us that are in the depths of very cold snowy winter.

Today I have for you a card I have created for my niece’s birthday.  I have used Susan’s Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher, Tulips 2 along with ModaScrap’s Wood Effect paper.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Using Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher cut 2 from white Soft Finish Cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back.  Cut small star from same cardstock.  Place star on top of 1 pitcher then adhere second pitcher over first pitcher.  Using small ball tool rub around edges to outline star.  Using alcohol markers color pitcher (Copics E55 and E84 plus black to color star) color pitcher.  Lay face down into clear Versamark ink press in to cover coat with clear embossing powder then heat to set.

Step 2   Create 9 tulips using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set cut from colored cardstock.

Step 3  Form 5″ X 7″ card base.  Cut patterned paper 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ (ModaScrap Wood Effect used here) adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Use couple of dimensional squares to lower center on back of pitcher adhere to card front.

Step 5  Arrange tulips into top of pitcher adhere using Kids Choice Glue.  You will need to cut some of stems off so they fit and you have different heights.

Step 6  Stamp sentiment on rectangle adhere to card front using dimensional squares.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed my card and it has inspired you.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies just click on picture below it will take you directly to the site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – Off white, green, yellow, pink

Copic Markers – E55, E84, 100

Close To My Heart Stamp Set D1609

Black Ink

Clear Embossing Powder

Happy Birthday Friend

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Welcome to my blog my friends,

Today I am posting a birthday card that I made for a very special friend since grade school which is a very long time trust me hehehe.  Obviously being December 1st I have done a wintery card

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 (1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and 1 without adhesive)  Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White.  Set aside to dry then repeat on the back.

Step 2  Cut 2 Garden Notes Hawthorne from green cardstock and shade.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops Autmun Red add berries set aide to dry then repeat for back side.  Susan has a good video which can be found here.

Step 3  Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Cut brown cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ using 6th die in Garden Notes Frame It / Stitched Squares cut opening in upper left.  Cut patterned paper to fit opening (ModaScrap Woods used here) adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere to card front.

Step 4  Cut 2 Garden Notes Galvanized Buckets from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – adhere together.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add a little pewter Metallic Rub Ons from set 2.  From brown cardstock cut just the center of the handle shade with brown Distress Ink adhere to top of handle.  Add couple pop dots to lower center back of bucket then adhere bucket to card front.  Adhere handle using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Using Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecones die set cut a bunch of boughs from green cardstock (I like to cut lots at once as I know I will use them on a project) shade with Distress Ink then pinch up needles to give dimension.  Create 3 small hemlock cones using same set see Susan’s video for this here

Step 6  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back cut 2 each A Way With Words Happy Birthday – Small and Friends using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere duplicates to each other.  Cut s off from friends.  Adhere to card front.

Step 7  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  To add snow to card I used Designer Dries White Glue with fine tip adding to areas I want to have snow then I sprinkled with Papericious Frosting Powder.

Hoping you have enjoyed this tutorial today and you will make your own card.  This could also be used as a Christmas card by changing the sentiment such as A Way With Words small Merry Christmas.

All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any 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, black

Art Glitter Designer Dries White Adhesive

Papericious Frosting Powder

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White, Autumn Red

Alcohol Markers

 

Sunflower Birthday

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Welcome my crafty friends so glad you stopped by today.  My creation today is a card I made for my boss’s birthday using Susan’s Garden Notes dies.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut branch  twice using Garden Notes Berry Spray adhere 1 on top of other using red Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries to branch set aside to dry then add berries to back side then let dry.

Step 2  From green cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 2 stem using Garden Notes Lavender die set.  Die cut florets from yellow cardstock approximately 16 times.  Lay on hard rubber art eraser using toothpick cup each floret.  Using Kids Choice Glue add florets to branches front and back.

Step 3  Die cut, color and shape 3 sunflowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Sunflower 2.

Step 4  Using newly released Garden Notes Hosta die set cut several leaves from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color centers with green alcohol marker (Copics G97 used here) leaving outer edge white color same  on back.  Lay right side down on leaf mat using leaf tool from Garden Notes  All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit put vein line down center..  On eight side fold on vein line pinch up lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rub end of leaf to soften and make it curl back.

Step 5  Die cut 2 Happy Birthday using Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday – small die set 1 from yellow cardstock 1 from black cardstock both with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back of cardstock.  Adhere black over yellow offsetting slightly giving a shadow effect.

Step 6  Form 5″ X 7″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 7  Cut 5″ X 7″ white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Ovals die cut oval using third smallest die placing die approximately 1″ down from top.  Cut piece of patterned paper 4-7/8″  6-7/8″ (ModaScrap Wood Effect used here) adhere to back of cardstock with oval in it using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 8  Build arrangement using Kids Choice Glue starting with golden rod then snip apart berry branch add them,  Next build sunflowers on card finishing with adding sunflower and hosta leaves.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed your visit.

All supplies used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are pictured below and they are linked to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green, yellow, black

Copic Markers

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red

 

Sunflower Hugs

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Today I have a card I created using Susan’s Garden Notes Canning Jar & Lid, Garden Notes Sunflower 2, Garden Notes Lavender along with Suzanne Cannon’s Sending Hugs Kisses die set.  ModaScrap – Wood Series patterned paper was also used.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut ModaScrap –  Wood pattern paper 5-3/4″ square.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Using Garden Notes Lavender die set cut 1 stem from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink.  Cut plate of florets 10-16 times from yellow cardstock.  Place right side up on hard rubber pad / art eraser using toothpick cup each floret.  Using Kids Choice Glue attach florets to stem base forming Goldenrod.

Step 4  Die cut Garden Notes Canning Jar twice from clear sticker paper.  Using Copic Markers color 1 jar first using Y13 color whole thing.  Then use E39 color leaving a small yellow area in center then add E29 coloring around edges.  You want the jar to have that amber color.  Adhere the clear jar over top of jar you just colored sandwiching color between the jars.

Step 5  Die cut 2 Garden Notes Sunflower 2 from white Soft Finish Cardstock color using Copic Markers.  Cut leaves from green cardstock shade using Distress Ink.  Die cut center florets from 2 shades of brown cardstock.  Using Loop Tool from Garden Notes All Metal Tool Kit and Garden Notes Molding Mat shape flowers.  Using Leaf Tool and Leaf Pad shape leaves use bright green PanPastels from Set 1 to highlight stem line down center of leaf.  Place florets on art eraser use tooth pick to cup each floret.

Step 6  Place stems of goldenrod down through top opening of canning jar.  Add thin strip of dimensional tape to back of stems. Adhere jar to left side of card front.

Step 7   Build sunflowers on top of jar using Kids Choice Glue.  Let dry then add Brown Pollen to flower centers.

Step 8  From white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back using Suzanne Cannon’s Sending Hugs Kisses die set cut Sending and Hugs twice.  Adhere 1 on top of other then adhere to card front.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and you will make your own version.

By clicking on any of the icons below it will take you directly to that item on Elizabeth Craft Designs website or click on Elizabeth Craft Designs Shop button on right side of my page.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my site today!Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, 2 shades of brown

Silhouette Clear Sticker Paper

Copic Markers – Y13, Y15, Y17, E29, E39

Life’s A Picnic

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friends!

Today on my blog I have a really quick and fun card.  Recently I was introduced to the Ultimate Glitter Napkin Technique.  Well once you start it is hard to stop you certainly look at napkins in a whole different way.

For my card today I have used Joset Designs Backyard BBQ, Joset Designs Summer Fun Sentiments, ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and Garden Notes Stitched Fitted Frame It- Square sets.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6′ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut True Green Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″. Using 6th largest die from Garden Note Stitched Fitted Frames – Squares lay on cardstock so it will cut a diamond shape die cut.

Step 3  Napkin Technique:   Choose napkin of your choice separate the top printed layer from the other layer / layers (you can discard these).  Cut piece of white cardstock just slightly smaller than green cardstock.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the top.  Add napkin by slowly peeling away protective covering from adhesive little at a time lay napkin on adhesive little at a time avoiding wrinkles ( I did get a wrinkle so be careful).  Press napkin side into Versamark ink making sure completely covered.  Sprinkle Glitter Embossing Powder over entire piece heat set with your heat gun.  (YouTube has a video for this technique you can find it here.)

Step 4  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive around outer edges of all 4 sides on front of napkin piece.  Line up opening of green cardstock over napkin adhere.

Step 5  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Cut Stitched Fishtail Banners 1 small from white or off white cardstock 1 next to smallest from coordinating cardstock.  On smaller white one using black ink stamp Life’s a picnic using stamp from Joset Designs Summer Fun Sentiments.  Adhere together using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Add to card front using dimensional tape.

Step 7  Cut 2 watermelon slices from Joset Designs Backyard Barbeque die set using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color with Copic markers.  Add to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive and dimensional tape to pop 1 slice.

Hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial.  Be sure to try this napkin technique it is fun and with all the different napkins out there the sky is the limit.  Wish the picture would show the glitter picture just does not do it justice.  Thank you for stopping by my blog.

If you want to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies just click on picture below it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Napkin

Cardstock – red, off white

Copic Markers

Black Ink

Glitter Embossing Powder

Dimensional tape

Designer Hexagon Challenge

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog.  Today is challenge day for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month our challenge is Hexagon Inspiration this is the card I designed for the challenge.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs blog  at this LINK to see what the other Design Team members have created using Joset’s newly released Stitched Hexagons and Fitted Hexagon dies.  While there, be sure to answer the question for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The question for $20.00 giveaway this month is what is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies.  Winners will be announced Friday June 22, 2018.

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock using Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch cut 1 set.  Lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool rub backs of leaves to give a bit of dimension, turn over and run ball tool down stem and branches.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow used here) make berries.  Set aside to dry.  When berries are dry on right side add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  ( Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock -Cafe au Lait used here)

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

Step 4  From same cardstock as card base that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back  cut 2 frames using Joset’s Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Using 2 largest hexagons cut 1 frame then use next 2 sizes to cut second frame.  Lay 2 dies together lining up evenly tape together with removable tape lay on your cardstock then die cut.  Adhere to card front.

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Step 5  Using Joset van de Burgt Words 4 – Remember cut twice With Sympathy from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front in upper half of smallest rectangle frame to allow room for flowers below.

Step 6  Cut Garden Notes Maiden Hair Fern from green cardstock.  Shade using ink.  Lay right side down on molding mat use medium ball tool to rub back of leaves turn over run ball down stem.

Step 7  Cut 3 poppies from white Soft Finish Cardstock (you can use colored cardstock if you prefer) using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Color/shade and shape your flowers.  Susan has a great video to help with this on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.

Step 8  Assemble your bouquet on card front using Kids Choice Glue Starting with ferns then berry branches and last the poppies.

Here is another card I created using the Stitched Hexagons it was done for the Inspiration day of Joset’s new release and was posted on this blog with tutorial.

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I do hope that you have enjoyed this post today!  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used just click on pictures below it will take you to their site where you can purchase.   Don’t forget to check out their blog for what the other designers have created and answer question for chance to win $20.00 gift certificate.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow

Copic Markers – FBG2 & B12

 

 

Forever Friends Lilac

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting another “Forever Friends” card.  Last month I posted a card I had made for my dear friend of over 50 years it had bachelor buttons on it well she showed it to a friend where she lives and the friend wanted a couple of cards one of which was just like hers and another one so here it is.  I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut Garden Notes Leafy Branch.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White add berries to branch set aside to dry then repeat on back.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ patterned paper (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Forever Friends using A Way With Words dies Forever and Friends.  Adhere to card front putting Forever to top left of card and Friends to lower right of card.

Step 5  Cut Garden Notes Ostrich Fern from green cardstock.  shade with ink shape by pinching up on fronds.   Using Kids Choice Glue on stem area only adhere to center of card.

Step 6  Add berry branch over fern using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Make lilacs using Garden Notes Lilac 2 set.  You either cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers, cut from colored cardstock or as I have done colored cardstock first by lightly brushing marker over some areas darker in others then cut which gives variation in color.    My lilacs are really much more purple it is the picture.  Susan has a video on how to make the lilac on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  You can find it at this LINK.   These are built right on your card.

Here is both cards.

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I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will now make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used in this project you can just click on icons below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green, black, white (for 6 X 6 card base)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Ink for shading

Copis Marker – FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet