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

 

 

 

Bachelor Buttons Hello

Bachelor Buttons Hello

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Wow March 1st spring is around the corner at least I hope it is.

Today I have a card for you it was inspired by a picture that I saw on Facebook.  This is the picture.  After Susan did these on her “Live” a couple weeks ago I decided it was time to make my card. 87024237_2643336545886255_3078880867012050944_n

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Create 6″ X 6″ card base from white Cardstock  or use purchased one which you can find at Tonic Studios.  Cut colored cardstock (light green used here) 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut white cardstock 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ emboss using embossing folder of your choice. ( Craftwell Delicate Dots used here) then adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Using Tonic Studios Verso Classic Quatrafoil die (2 pieces together) cut white cardstock.  Using white cardstock slightly larger than the Quatrafoil.  Using 2 colors of Nouvo Embellishment Mousse (Spring Green and Lemon Sorbet used here)  spread on piece of cardstock  using Nuvo Media Spatulas graduating the colors from top to bottom.  Using outline die from Classic Quatrafoil set die cut your piece once dry.  Using Nuvo Liquid Adhesive adhere your white quatrafoil over your background piece.  Adhere to left side of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Create Watering Can cutting it twice from cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Either use colored cardstock and shade or white cardstock and color / shade with Alcohol Markers.   Stack one on top of the other bend sides back a little to give it some curve.  Remove protective paper from back add dimensional tape lower center of back then adhere to right side of card front making sure to leave top of watering can open so you can put stems down in can.

Step 4  Create 5 Bachelor Buttons and 3 buds. Color shape and build flowers then arrange and adhere to watering can.   Link to Susan’s “Live” can be found here  

Step From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut “Hello” using Tonic’s Sentiment Strip die.  Adhere to left side of card.

Hope that I have given you some inspiration and you will create your own version.

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

Christine 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – Black, Green ( 2 shades), Gray, white

Copic Markers – B29, B26, V09

Dimensional Tape

Metallic Rub-Ons Kit 2 – Pewter and Olive

Embossing Folder – Craftwell Delicate Dots

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

 

 

Pink Hydrangea & Feverfew

Pink Hydrangea & Feverfew

Hello my crafty friends – Welcome to my blog,

Today I have a card for you using Susan’s Garden Lace Cap Hydrangea, Feverfew, Frame It Stitched Susan’s Rectangle and Galvanized Tub.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1 Create a piece of background size to be determined by size rectangle used for cut out on card front..  My piece was created using several colors of Distress Oxide Sprays.

Step 2  Create 6″ X 6″ card base.  Cut a rectangle upper left side of card front.  Susan’s Garden Stitched Fitted Frame Rectangles were used but any rectangle die would do.

Step 3  Cut background piece a little larger than the rectangle opening.  Adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Stamp made from Garden Notes Ladder Fern was used with green ink to stamp couple of ferns in area above tub so they would show above tub and flowers.

Step 5  Cut 2  Galvanized Tubs with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  I cut 1 from silvery gray cardstock and 1 from black.  I distressed it a bit.  Remove protective paper add couple pieces of dimensional tape to bottom center of  tub pinch a little on sides to give it some curve adhere to lower right of card front I leave tub opening open to tuck stems down into.

Step 6  Create 3 Hydrangeas and 3 stems of Garden Notes Feverfew from white Soft Finish Cardstock color using alcohol marker colors of your choice.  Shape and assemble.  ( You can also use colored cardstock if you prefer.)

Step 7  Using Kids Choice Glue arrange flowers in tub and adhere.

Hope you have enjoyed my card today and it has given you some inspiration to create.

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

Christine

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