Happy Thoughts

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Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.  Well fall is quickly closing in and I don’t know about you but I am not ready to let go of my flowers yet.

Today my card is a “Twisted Easel Card” featuring Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia.  This is really a fun and easy card.    I belong to a scrapbooking group and our demonstrator taught us this card the other night and I could not wait to make it again.  Let’s get started!

  1.  Card base: Cut cardstock 4-1/4″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.   (Note: Fold on this card is actually on the right and will seem a bit strange.)  Open card up score right half of card from lower left at center score line to top outside right edge as shown in photo.  If you look close you can see little x marks that are lined up in cutting channel.2017-08-25 Happy Thoughts2

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Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to lower half of fold. 2017-08-25 Happy Thoughts4

2.  Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ dry emboss using embossing folder of your choice (Mosaic used here).  Attach to lower half of folded section centering so you have even edge all around.

3.  Apply strip of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of cardstock  wide enough to cut 2 Bead Strings 1 from (I used same cardstock card base is made from).  Attach one to card front and 1 to inside of card.

4.  Cut white cardstock 1″ X 3″ stamp sentiment in black.  Susan’s Garden Words That Means A Lot used here.  Round corners.  Cut matching cardstock 1-1/4″ X 3-1/4″ round corners.  Attach sentiment to colored cardstock using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

5.  From white cardstock cut 1 stitched circle using next to the smallest die.  Using Joset Designs General Sentiments Stamp Set stamp Hugs in black ink.  Cut 1 fitted circle from colored cardstock using next to smallest die.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach white circle to colored circle.

6.  Cut ModaScrap Pair of Leaves twice from green cardstock and cut 3 of smallest ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff from white cardstock.  Using Medium ball tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit lay all pieces right side down on Molding Mat rub ball tool over giving some shape.

7.  Create 1 Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia in color of your choice.   Susan has stepped out how to create Dalhia on her blog. https://stierneyc.wordpress.com/

8.  Arrange leaves and fluffs  to your liking (do this before gluing down trust me as I am not real happy with mine).  When you have them where you want attach using Kids Choice Glue.  Attach Dalhia and leaves.  Using dimensional tape add sentiment to right of Dahlia.  Inside card add the Hugs circle using dimensional tape place to left about 3/4″ from bottom this will be your easel stop.  Add a few sparkles.


I do hope that you have enjoyed my post today and make your own version of this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all their great supplies!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


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!