Box of Pansies

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Hello My crafty Friends,

This is my card I designed for Susan’s gardening Design team for a full tutorial visit their blog at Elizabeth Craft Designs and find all their wonderful supplies as well.

Here is my inspiration for the pansies.  Saw this picture on Facebook last year and saved it.

Red Pansies

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



Thoughtful Daisies


Hello my crafty friends!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Weather is getting better the sun is getting higher staying light longer yippee!

Today I am posting a card that was made for a friend.  Susan’s new Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy die set was used along with Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Squares, a couple new Moda Scrap dies and Suzanne Cannon Thinking of You die set.

Here is how the card was completed.

  1.  Finished card base is 6″ X 6″ made by cutting white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score.  At this point you can decide if you want a top fold or side fold card.
  2. Cut a 6″ X 6″ piece of patterned paper to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Using 2 largest dies from Els Stitched Squares make frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Lay smaller of 2 dies inside larger die centering – tape together with removable tape lay onto cutting machine making sure they do not shift – die cut.  You will be using the frame only, save the inner square to use on another project. Center frame on front of card adhere with Clear Double Sided Adhesive2017-03-03-12-54-44
  4. From black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut “Thinking of You” using A way With Words Thinking of You die.  Adhere to card front.
  5. From green cardstock cut 3 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4.
  6. Cut 2 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 6/Wheat from dark yellow cardstock.
  7. Cut 3 daisies using new Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy dies in colors of your choice.  Cut each size petal layer 2 or 3 times depending on fullness wanted.  Daisies on this card have 3 of each layer.  Using Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Set and Molding Mat shape petals.  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.    Add a small amount of glue around just the outer edge of daisy centers sprinkle with pollen (Pollen was used here but is optional). Cut Several leaves from medium green color cardstock. .  Shade using crushed olive Distress Ink. Using tool set and Leaf Pad shape leaves.
  8. Arrange branches, daisies and leaves on card until satisfied.  Attach to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1292 Susan’s Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy

1317 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4

1320 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 6 – Wheat

1118 Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Squares

1059 Suzanne Cannon A Way With Words – Thinking of You

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

814 Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies:

Cardstock – 2 shades green, pink, yellow, black and mustard yellow

Pollen (optional)

Patterned paper

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to check out all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!







Looking Through My Window


Hello everyone thanks for stopping by today.  Fall in Maine is absolutely gorgeous such colorful landscapes that we have had here in Maine this fall.

My post today is a window card using an actual picture I took looking out my kitchen window.  What a pretty site to behold while washing dishes.  Using Susan’s Garden – Garden Patch Woodland Leaves, Garden Notes – Chrysanthemum and Garden Patch 1″ .

Here is how I did it!

  1.  Cut white soft finish cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line this forms a 6’X6″ card.
  2. Measure in 3/4″ from edges all around card front making light pencil marks – drawn a square.
  3. Next measure in 1/4″ from lines you just drew making light pencil marks and draw a square.
  4. Score on all lines.
  5. Cut a large X using an Exacto knife cutting on diagonal  outside corner to outside corner.
  6. Fold the outside score lines inward crease well then fold second set score lines towards center forming window.
  7. Cut 4-1/2″ square white cardstock adhere to back side of window applying clear double sided adhesive to the cut triangles.
  8. Cut 4-1/2″ square piece of brown cardstock adhere to inside of window using clear double sided adhesive.
  9. Using third from largest stitched square die cut 1 square from brown cardstock.
  10. Cut picture 4″ square using clear double sided adhesive attach stitched frame over picture.
  11. From white cardstock cut frame using Garden Patch 1″.  Using a clear drying glue such as Kid’s Choice Glue put a few dots at corners and along outer edges and adhere over picture.
  12. Cut a piece of barn red cardstock 6″ square.  As you did for the card front measure around 3/4″ in on all sides then cut out square on these lines.  Adhere to front of card.
  13. Using the largest stitched square die and brown cardstock cut 1 square adhere to front of card around window.
  14. Using Susan’s PanPastels set 1 and 3 and  sponges randomly rub fall colors all over white cardstock making sure to cover completely (no white areas).  From this cut several leaves using Susan’s Garden Patch Woodland Leaves (small oak and maples leaves used here).  Place leaves face down on leaf pad and using leaf tool from Susan’s Tool Kit put vein lines in all leaves.  On the right side pinch together and using ball tool and molding mat giving a little shape to edges by rolling ball over them.
  15. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Chrysanthemum die and yellow cardstock cut 1 flower and cut several small leaves from green cardstock.  Shape and assemble flower using Susan’s YouTube video as a guide you can find it here.
  16. Using clear drying glue arrange and attach flower and leaves to lower left corner of window.
  17. Cover one side of brown cardstock approximately 2′ X 4″ with clear double sided adhesive.  Place   A Way With Words – Autumn die face down on adhesive covered side and die cut.  Peel off protective covering and coat adhesive with copper Silk Microfine Glitter tapping off extra.  Burnish in glitter with finger.
  18. Cut very narrow strips of foam tape and place on back of die cut adhere to lower right corner of card front.

ECD Supplies:

Susan’s Garden Patch Woodland Leaves

Susan’s Garden Notes – Chrysanthemum

Susan’s Garden Patch 1″

Els Stitched Squares

Suzanne Cannon 4 Seasons

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Silk Microfine Glitter – Copper

Susan’s Molding Pad

Susan’s Leaf Pad

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit

Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 & 3

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue


Brown, green, barn red and yellow cardstock

I really hope that this tutorial today has given you inspiration to create your own window card.  You can find your supplies for this card at Elizabeth Craft Designs along with many other wonderful products.

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