Basket of Holly and Berries

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Here today with another card I have had down for a while so not a lot of detail.

Susan dies are available on Create & Craft for 1st 30 days then will be available from Tonic Studios so be patient they are coming.

Today I have used Susan’s Garden Gathering Basket (love that the die set comes with both the metal tub and the basket) along with her Holly and Berries.

Another 6″ X 6″ card base from colored cardstock.  White cardstock cut 5-1/2″ square then embossed.

Basket cut from white cardstock twice adhere on top of each other then colored with alcohol markers adhered to card front.

Made a bunch of Holly leaves and Berry Branches.  When berries are involved that is always my first step so that they will have time to dry completely while I am doing everything else.  Berries were done using Autumn Red Nuvo Drops on both sides as Susan does.  Holly cut from green cardstock then shaped and glazed.  Added to basket using Nuvo Dexluxe Adhesive.

Suzanne Cannon’s Merry Christmas was cut from black glitter paper and adhered to upper left corner of card front.

Tonic Studio Products are linked below.

Thank you once again for taking the time to stop by my blog and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

 

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Tub of Spider Mums

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Susan’s new dies are so much fun.  Several of my cards have been done for a while hence I do not have all the particulars that I did as I was having so much fun playing with the dies I forgot to write info down.  Going forward I will try to do better but I get playing and get lost in what I am doing.

Today my card uses Susan’s Garden Spider Mum, Tub and Japanese Painted FernSusan is now with Tonic Studios and boy do they have lots of wonderful product.

The Tonic 6″ X 6″ white card base is used then colored cardstock cut 5-3/4″ square added to card front.  From white 5-1/2″ square cardstock a circle was cut in upper left of the piece.  You can use any background behind the circle but what I have used was an actual picture printed on white cardstock of my little building (which we call the basket shop as I use to make baskets there).

My tub was cut twice adhered together then colored with Copic markers and metallic rubs then adhered to card front.

Cut couple Japanese Spider Ferns color and shape.  Add to tub using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Cut several Spider Mums (cut a few extra pieces of the smaller petals to make buds) color as desired using alcohol markers.

Arrange flowers in Tub use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere in place.

Another card that can be used for many occasions I do hope you have enjoyed it.

Tonic Studios products are linked below.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by.  Until next time – Happy crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

 

 

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Columbine on Stained Glass

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Another card using Susan’s new release with Tonic.  Today I have featured the Columbine and one of my favorite perennials these are 2 of the colors I have.

Tonic’s 6″ X6″ white card base layered with green cardstock 5 – 3/4″ square.  White cardstock cut 5-1/2″ square the upper corner was cut using a die from my stash and bottom edge was cut with old Martha Stewart Punch.  Before adding to card front I cut a piece of white cardstock that was a little bit larger than the stained glass cut out.  Distress Oxide Sprays were used to color background then attached behind the cutout.  Add to card front.

Using the new Susan’s Garden Columbine die 5 flowers were cut from white cardstock then colored with Copic Markers.  They were shaped and put together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. From green cardstock Japanese Painted Ferns were cut,color, shape adhere to right side of card front.  Add some berries (mine are old berry branches I had already made) add flowers.

This card could be used for any occasion just add sentiment of your choice.

Link to Tonic Studios products are added below.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by I do hope you enjoyed my card.

Tonic has so many great products to work with.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

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Diamond Survivor

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Hello my crafty friends,

It has been a couple months since I last posted time has flown by.

As a lot of you know Susan Tierney Cockburn has joined Tonic Studios and yesterday they had a launch of her 1st release of her beautiful flower dies  under the Tonic Studios Logo on Create & Craft.   I am so excited to once again be a member of Susan’s Design Team I feel honored to represent her.

My post today features a few of those dies.

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and so my card was designed for a friend that is a breast cancer survivor.

My card is 6″ X 6″ I used Tonic’s card base.

Embellishment Mousse (Spring Green) was used along with their Stencil Twisting Circles to create background in center.

Pink cardstock was cut 5-3/4″ square and Diamond was cut in center.  Next white cardstock was cut 5-1/2 square and Diamond was cut in center of it using next larger size.  These were layered over the background on card front.

Japanese Painted Fern was cut from green cardstock Copic E09 was used to color stems and white PanPastels was used to give it the dusty look.  Using tweezers pinch up on fronds.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive adhere ferns to right side of diamond opening.

Beauty Berry Bush die was cut from green cardstock berries added by using Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Red.  These were added over ferns using adhesive.

Using the Helleborus die cut out 3 flowers from white cardstock colored with Copic Marker, shaped and put together.  Add to the berries and ferns.

Stamped sentiment on white cardstock then layered onto pink cardstock.  Dimensional tape was used to attach.

While Susan is in UK she is filming YouTube videos on creating these beautiful flowers.

Eventually I will try to get back to typing tutorials for my cards but at this time I will just try to get cards posted.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my creation today and hope that you will check back often to see other creations.

Below I have linked products used if you click on a picture it will take you to their site where you can purchase.

Unfortunately Susan’s dies are only available from Create & Craft for the next 30 days then they will be available from Tonic.

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

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

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My Once In A Lifetime

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have an anniversary card which I made for my hubby to celebrate our 49th anniversary.   For this card I combined using dies as well as old school of stamping and fussy cutting for my main image.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut heart using Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts – 4th largest die.  Using Susan’s Garden Notes Earth & Sky Stencil and PanPastels Set 2 blue for sky green for grass.

Step 2  Using black ink stamped couple on bench twice onto white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using alcohol markers color both images then fussy cut both.  Kids Choice Glue adhere 1 image to heart.

Step 3  Using clear Nuvo Crystal Drops add raindrops to heart and umbrella of second image.  Set aside to dry.

Step 4  Form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.  Emboss front of card with embossing folder of your choice.

Step 5  For inside of card cut white cardstock 5-3/4″ X 11-3/4″ score in half.  Using Garden Notes Earth & Sky Stencil along with Garden Notes PanPastels Set 2 add clouds and grass.

Step 6  Cut Pop Up in center lining up in center fold using largest die in Elizabeth Craft Designs General Pop Up die set.  Work folds in pop ups.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back staying away from the pop ups.  Adhere to inside of card lining up the creases and edges.  NOTE:  work 1 side at a time removing protective covering from adhesive.

Step 7  From black cardstock cut 2 ( 1) piece with Clear Double Sided Adhesive and (1) without adhesive Happy Anniversary from Suzanne Cannon Happy Anniversary die set.  Adhere one with adhesive on back to top of one without adhesive.  Cut very narrow strips of clear plastic adhere to back of words using Kids Choice Glue on anniversary add narrow plastic vertical strip back side centered (this will give you something to use to adhere to pop up) adhere to front pop up using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere happy using Kids Choice Glue to top pop up.

Step 8  Cut 2 –  49th from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere one on top of other then adhere to card at base of pop up.

Step 9  Once raindrops are dry on second image add dimensional tape to back adhere directly over first image on heart.

Step 10  Adhere heart to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 11  Using black ink stamp sentiment on 3/4″ X 1-3/4″ white Soft Finish Cardstock then adhere  to black cardstock cut 1″ X 2″.  Using dimensional tape on back adhere to lower right of card front.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used for this card just click on any picture it will take you directly to site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, white

Alcohol Markers (Copic used here)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Morning Dew

Stamp Set – ArtImpressions – Love Birds

Happy 16th

 

Hello My Crafty Friends Welcome to My Blog!

On my blog today is a birthday card I created for our grandson – hard to believe he is 16 and his sister 18 time does fly.  My card was created using some of Joset’s latest releases 4th of July, Blackboard Numbers along with her Stitched Stars, Words 1 – Celebrate and General Pop Ups.  I also used Susan’s Garden Earth & Sky Stencil.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice I used stars.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 11-1/2″ score @ 5-3/4″ fold on score line.  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Earth Sky Stencil add clouds and grass with Distress Inks and sponge.

Step 3  Use largest pop up die from Elizabeth Craft Designs General Pop Ups Die set to cut pop up in center fold.  Work pop up folds.   Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back staying away from the pop up areas.  Adhere to inside of card working with half card at a time (do not remove all protective covering at once).

Step 4  Using 3 largest dies of Joset’s Stitched Stars cut from 3 different color cardstocks.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive starting with largest ending with smallest.

Step 5  From Joset’s 4th of July die set using yellow / gold cardstock cut 5 large stars and 15 small stars.  From red cardstock cut largest burst then cut firecrackers 6 times.

Step 6  Cut Happy Birthday twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back using Joset’s Words 1 – Celebrate die set stack together to give dimension.  Cut Celebrate twice from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – stack together to give dimension.

Step 7  Using black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 16th twice using Joset’s new Blackboard Numbers stack together for dimension.

Step 8 Assemble card front.

Step 9  Cut black cardstock 5-3/4″ X 1-1/2″ using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere approximately 1-1/2″ down from center fold.  Adhere Celebrate in center of black cardstock.  Add large star on each side.

Step 10 Assemble firecrackers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 11  Cut 2 pieces of clear plastic 1/4″ X 3″ and 1 piece 1/4″ X 4  (I save plastic packaging for this as it is stronger) add firecracker to one end of each using Kids Choice Glue when dry adjust length of plastic so when bottom is attached to pop up firecracker does not stick out beyond the card edge then attach to pop ups using Kids Choice Glue.  Add stars to clear plastic using Kids Choice Glue.  Add 3 remaining firecrackers to remaining pop ups.

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For any of Elizabeth Craft Designs products just click on picture it will take you directly to that product on their site.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, red, blue, black

Distress Inks – tumbled glass, peeled paint

Clear plastic

 

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