Happy Bouquet

Happy Bouquet

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card I created using  Susan’s Garden Club Columbine, Beauty Berry Bush and Garden Notes Love In A Mist along with Spellbinders Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ created from 110# Cardstock then embossed front.  The embossing folder was found on Amazon.

Background piece was from my stash and die cut with the frame lit in Vintage Treasures die set.

From white cardstock Vintage Treasures was die cut background was attached to back of main die cut using Kids Choice Glue.  Dimensional tape was used to adhere to card front.

Several Beauty Berry Bush were cut from green cardstock flowers cut from pink cardstock then shaped and assembled. three Columbine were cut from white cardstock shaped and assembled as well as one Love In A Mist cut from blue cardstock leaves from green cardstock.

Once flowers were where I wanted them they were attached using Kids Choice Glue.

Hope my card has inspired you to create.  Thanks for Stopping by.

REMINDER:  Susan has a brand new release coming out from Spellbinder late August early Fall new dies and tools – SO EXCITING!!!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

You only live once if you live right once is enough!

 

Pitcher of Tulips

 

Pitcher of Tulips

 

Hello my crafty friends,

Today I have a card I created using Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 and her Pottery Pitcher.  Once again I had seen a picture on Facebook and wanted to try to recreate in paper – something I really love to do.  Here is my inspiration picture.

tulips in pitcher

This is a 6″ X 6″ card base.  Tonic Specialty paper (white) was cut 6″ square then oval was cut out of center.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  A second piece of Specialty paper (black) was used and same oval was cut from it.    Adhere the black oval inside oval opening on card front.

The Pitcher was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere one on top of other.  The finish was actually a trial and error and it was not exactly how I wanted it but felt it was good enough to use.  I was out of texture paste so I used snow accent which is   grainier than texture paste.  I then used Seth Apter’s Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder and heat embossed.  Add a couple of dimensional dots to lower center of back of pitcher adhere to card front.

8 tulips were created using Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 colored with Copic marker and shaped using Susan’s Tool Kit.  Tulips and leaves adhered at top of pitcher using Kids Choice Glue.

Karen Burniston’s Word Set 6 was used to cut Hello from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to lower right of card front.

Susan’s dies are getting harder and harder to find but be patient Susan has new dies being released by Spellbinders Aug/Sept and when they are released I will be linking them in my posts at that time.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope that you got some inspiration.  Until next time – happy crafting!

Christine

You only live once but, If you live right once is enough!

 

 

Bottles of Blossoms

Bottles

Hello My Crafty Friends,

My card today was inspired by a picture that I had seen on Facebook.  This is my version using many of Susan’s Garden Notes dies – Forsythia, Cherry Blossom, Lavender, Ivy Vine, Hosta Leaves etc.

Card is 6″ X 6″ with 5-3/4″ square patterned paper adhered to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Bottles were first cut on the Cricut.  I couldn’t get it to cut the sticker paperas I so I had to cut them from cardstock then trace onto clear sticker paper and hand cut.  Several different size bottles  were cut cutting several of each size.  A green alcohol marker was used to color one bottle then second bottle was adhered over top of colored one.  Used black alcohol marker to edge each bottle.

Created Forsythia in white and yellow, Lavender, Cherry Blossoms, Brunnera, Hosta Leaves and Ivy Vine which was added to back of various bottles.

Adhered bottles to card front adding Kids Choice Glue to adhere to flower branches and  leaves.

Thanks was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhered 1 on top of other then added to card front.

Inspiration Picture

bottle inspiration

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

Christine

You Only Live Once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies

1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

1006 Garden Notes Cherry Blossom

1297 Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1594 Garden Notes Hosta Leaves

1130 CountryScapes Flora 5

1195 CountryScapes Lavender

Tonic Studios 3026e Brunnera

Karen Burniston – 1002 Word Set 1 Greetings

Copic Markers

Cardstock – green

Clear Sticker Paper

Pollen

PanPastels

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Patterned paper

 

 

 

 

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Trying to stay busy during the stay at home and no power days I have created another card.  I leave the sentiment off now until I am ready to use the card something that took me a long time to do.  I tend to make cards that can be used for most any occasion so by leaving the sentiment off until I need a card it is very easy to add sentiment.

Here is how it was created.

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

Step 2  Cut piece of white cardstock 5-3/4″ square  cut circle in upper left corner using Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circle Dies then embossed using 8-1/2 x 11 honeycomb embossing folder.

Step 3  Background piece was something I took from my stash I had created using Distress Oxide either inks or sprays.  Used a larger circle to cut to fit behind opening.  Used Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach background circle to back of opening then attaching square to card front.

Step 4  Susan’s Garden Notes Watering can was used for container.  Cut 2 of can itself from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere the 2 together.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was used with stencil brush pouncing all over let it dry then Distress Oxide Faded Jeans was sponged on to give it that splatter ware look.  Crystal Glaze was then brushed over entire piece then allowed to dry.  Once dry removed protective paper from back added couple dimensional dots lower center attached to lower right of card front.

Step 5  Created a bunch of Garden Notes Forget Me Nots and a couple stems of Garden Notes Feverfew.  Used Kids Choice Glue to adhere flower stems to top of container.

Once again I hope it has been encouraging and inspirational.

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

Christine’

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies

Garden Notes Watering Can

Garden Notes Forget Me Nots

Garden Notes Feverfew

Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circles

Background paper

8-1/2 X 11 Embossing Folder – Honeycomb

Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Distress Oxide Ink – Faded Jeans

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Cardstock – white & Green

Yellow Pollen

 

Bucket of Tulips

Bucket of Tulips

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope everyone is doing OK during these trying times.  If the Corona Virus isn’t bad enough we in Maine got slammed with a spring “Nor’Easter which left thousands of people without power over several days our home being one of them after 44 hrs without power it has been restored to us others are still waiting unfortunately – 2020 has been very interesting so far lets hope that it improves very soon.  Cudos to all the linemen and women out there helping to get power restored they work long hours in some difficult conditions.

Today I have a card for you which I created using Susan’s Garden Galvanized Bucket and her Garden Notes Tulip 2 dies along with a couple others.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1  Created 6″ X 6″ card base from green cardstock

Step 2  Cut white cardstock 5-3/4” square then embossed using an 8-1/2 X 11 woodgrain embossing folder.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut Garden Notes Farmhouse Door from Wood print paper adhere to left side of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Created a wreath by cutting circle from brown cardstock using any of Susan’s Garden Note Grapevine Wreaths cut 1.  Cut wreath apart.  Using Kids Choice Glue attach pieces around circle forming small wreath.  Attach a few Garden Notes Forsythia flowers to wreath with glue.  Attach to door using glue.

Step 5  Cut 2 Galvanized buckets from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back attach one on top of other  then color and shade.  Remove protective paper from back add couple of dimensional dots lower center of bucket adhere to lower right of card front.

Step 6  cut, color and shape 7 Garden Notes Tulip 2 and leaves.  Using Kids Choice Glue add to bucket on card front.  Note most of these tulips were from colored cardstock only the dark ones were colored with Copic markers as I had them all cut, so if you don’t want to color colored cardstock works well.

I do hope that during these times my card has given you some hope and inspiration.

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

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Supplies I used:

1296 Garden Notes Tulip 2

1128 Garden Notes Farmhouse Door

1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath

TSG 3036 Garden Club Galvanized Bucket

Circle Dies

PanPastels Set 2

Black Pollen

Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Cardstock – white, pink, yellow, brown, silver/gray, and 2 shades of green

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

 

 

 

Pussy Willows & Daffodils

Daffodils pussy willows

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.

Today I have a sympathy card I made for a friend – always hard card to make.

My card was created using Susan’s Garden Notes Canning Jar & Lid, Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus along with Garden Notes Stitched Frame It- Squares.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Card base is 6″ X 6″ white cardstock

Step 2  Create a background piece.  Mine was created using  several colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

Step 3  Using a coordinating cardstock to cut a frame using Susan’s Garden Notes Stitched Frame It Squares (use two largest together to cut frame).  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame over background piece.  Adhere the piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Cut Susan’s Garden Note Canning Jar twice once from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and one from Clear Sticker Paper.  Adhere the clear jar on top of white jar.  Using a Dotted Embossing Folder to give it that milk glass look.  Add dimensional dots to center back adhere to card front leaving jar top opening open.

Step 5  Create 2 or 3 stems of pussy willows there is a short tutorial here on my blog for making them.

Step 6  Cut, color and shape 3 daffodils using Susan’s Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus die set.  See Susan’s video here.

Step 7  Add pussy willows to jar using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  Add Daffodils and their leaves to jar top using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock then die cut with shape that fits sentiment then one size larger to give a mat adhere them together add to card front using dimensional tape.

Easy card that can be used for many different occasions – hope this has been an inspiration for you.

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

Christine

You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

 

Supplies

1220 Garden Notes Canning Jar & Lid

1530 Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Squares

1588 Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus

1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

S6-005 Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4

C1524 Close to My Heart Words of Comfort Stamp Set

Dotted Embossing Folder

Silhouette Clear Sticker Paper

Cardstock – white, 2 shades of green, brown, yellow

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Copic  Sketch Marker R02

Life is Tough

Life is Tough

Hello My Crafty Friends,

First and foremost I want to take the time to say THANK YOU to everyone on the front lines doctors, nurses, janitors, food service, grocery store employees as well as the truck drivers etc.  I hope that those that can stay home do stay home so we can get this horrible virus under control.

Today I have a card that I created for a dear friend that has just been diagnosed with breast cancer which is very scary in itself but during this pandemic it is scary ten fold.

A couple of weeks ago Susan’s “Live” on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook page had the Bells of Ireland which was intriguing as it was combining different pieces from several die sets.  Here is how I created it.

Step 1 form 6″ X 6″ card base ( tent fold or side fold whichever your preference).

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using shape of your choice cut shape upper left side of cardstock. ( Tonic Mixed Edge Diamond Layering Basics Die Set used here)

Step 3  Create a background piece to go behind cut out mine was created using Distress Oxide inks.  Attach behind opening then attach square to card front using Clear Double sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create container for arrangement Susan’s Garden Notes Gathering Basket used here.  Cut twice from cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere together.  Brown cardstock used here then shaded with Copic markers.  add a couple dimensional dots to lower center of basket (container) back then adhere to card front to right of the cut out.

Step 5 Cut, color and shape your flowers I have used Pom Pom Dahlia and using Susan’s Garden Notes Nasturtium, Woodland Leaves, Bougainvillea and Japanese Painted Fern die sets.  You can find the videos on Susan’s Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club (here is the link for the Bells of Ireland  https://www.facebook.com/SusansGardenClub/videos/201063344507415/

Step 6 Build your bouquet in your basket.

Step 7  Stamp a sentiment on a cut out in black in adhere to lower left card front using dimensional dots.

Stay Safe and Healthy my friends!

I do hope that my card today has inspired you to create and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You only live once, but if you live right once is enough!

Suppies: Copic Markers YG 25, RV69, W4, W7 (sorry don’t remember the pinks I used on Dahlia)

Cardstock: White Soft Finish, Brown, Green

Ellen Hutson – Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp & Die Set

Susan’s Garden Pom Pom Dahlia, Japanese Painted Fern

Susan’s Garden Notes: Woodland Leaves, Nasturtium, Gathering Basket

Tonic Mixed Edge Diamond Layering Basics Die Set

 

Wreath With Hellebores

week 11 flowers

Hello my crafty friends,

Just wanted to share with you a card I did for a Christmas card challenge I am a member of on Facebook – Cardmaking Tips.  On Sunday we are given a theme then we create a Christmas card using that theme and post picture of it in album for that week.  At the end of the year you have your Christmas cards made and ready to send out.

On my card I have used Susan’s Garden Notes Evergreen Wreath #1221, Garden Notes Berry Spray 1481 with Nuvo Drops – Autumn Red for berries and Susan’s Garden Club Helleoborus Wood grain embossing folder and Close To My Heart stamp set – Christmas Joy #C1520.

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

Christine

You only live once but if you live right once is enough!

Potted Orchid

Potted Orchid

 

Hello my crafty friends!

Today I have a card I created per request of a friend.  Susan’s Garden Notes Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) is the flower in Susan’s Garden Notes Potted was used along with Fitted Stitch Frame It Square dies.

Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club for the orchid. You can find video here 

6″ X 6″  bright white card blank.

Patterned paper cut to 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ die cut square in center.

Burnt Orange cardstock cut 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ next smaller square cut in center.  Using clear double sided adhesive attach patterned paper over orange cardstock lining up so it is even all around then adhere to card front using clear double sided adhesive.

Cut 2 pots from cardstock with clear double sided adhesive on back – 1 from gray card stock 1 from white soft finish cardstock. Adhere white on top of gray one.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Remove protective backing add couple of dimension squares lower center back.  Bend a little to give curved shape using your fingers then adhere to bottom center of square on card front.

Add buds and flowers using Kids Choice Glue.  Before adding leaves add a little moss to top of pot.

Hope this has given you some inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and until next time – happy crafting!

Christine

 

You only live once, but if you live right once is enough!

 

Cheery Pom Pom Dahlias

Cheery Pom Pom Dahlias

Welcome my crafty friends,

Today I have a colorful card that could be used for several different occasions.  Once again I had seen a picture posted on Facebook that inspired me to make some of Susan’s Pom Pom Dahlias.   Look around there are so many places to find inspiration for a card.  Here is the inspiration picture.

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Here is how I created my card.

Card base 6″ X 6″ – Craft Perfect White Card Base used here.

Cut colored cardstock 5-3/4″ square attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ square attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals – smallest was used to cut a decorative oval from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Create background piece 3-1/2″ X 4″ die cut using oval that will fit inside decorative oval then adhere in center using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  My background piece was photo paper then colored with Brusho Powders.

Vase was cut on Cricut using clear sticker paper – 2 were cut.  Colored back of one using B12 & BG13 Copic markers.    Adhered the one I colored to top of clear one.  Using embossing folder – emboss to make it look like decorative glass.

Cut Stems from green cardstock put them in vase then added  small pieces of clear dimension tape in center back of vase.  Adhere to left side of card base.

Add dimensional tape to back of decorative oval adhere to right side of card front.

Create 4-5 Pom Pom Dahlias.  My dahlias are smaller I only did 2 of largest petals on 3 of them and non of the largest on 1.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive attach dahlias to top of vase.  Add leaves.

Once again I hope I have given you inspiration to create a card.

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

Christine

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Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, teal

Brusho Pigment Powders

Photo Paper

Clear Sticker Paper

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals

Spellbinders Classic Ovals – Large

Vase – Cut on Cricut

Embossing Folder

Copic Markers  R05, R08, BG13, B12