Autumn Light

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Hello everyone welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.  Today is Susan’s Garden September Challenge and the challenge this month is Home Decor using Susan’s dies.  I chose to decorate  a lantern that I have had around for a while and have not been using.  Sorry about photo quality as it is very hard to photograph things with glass.

For our Challenge today Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post and answer this question: What Home Decor items do you like to create to use in your home?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 15th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Here is how I did it.

1.  Cut 7 or 8 Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath from medium brown color cardstock.   Shade each one using inks or PanPastels (Distress Oxide re-inkers used here)  Lay each one face down on molding mat using medium ball tool from Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit rub branches all around then turn over and rub branches here and there with ball tool this gives some dimension.  Using small amounts of Kids Choice Glue attach wreaths together stacking them as you go.

2.  Make 5-7 Sunflowers in colors of your choice using Garden Notes Sunflower 2 die.  Susan has a video on Facebook – Susan’s Garden Club page showing how to do her sunflowers and the Woodland Leaves.

3.  For leaves use White Soft Finish Cardstock colored with PanPastels Set 1 rubbing colors all over paper then cut leaves from paper.  You could also cut from colored cardstock and shade with PanPastels Set 1.  Cut a variety of leaves so you would have enough to go all around the wreath.  Lay leaves on leaf mat and using leaf tool from tool kit put vein lines in.  Center line is done on back  then turn over and put side veins in.

Assembling:

place wreaths inside lantern.   Cut a large clear plastic cup so you have approx 2″ ring.    Attach Sunflowers to plastic ring using Kids Choice Glue.  Add a little glue to just top back of sunflower press up against plastic ring evenly spacing sunflowers all around.  Add the sunflower leaves.  Place ring into lantern setting inside center of wreaths.  Add Woodland leaves randomly all around attaching with a little Kids Choice Glue. (if you don’t attach and just lay leaves in it would be very easy to change for the seasons).

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Other Supplies:

Lantern (this one is 13″ high 5″ dia)

Distress Oxide inks in colors of your choice

Cardstock in colors of your choice

 

I do hope that this has been inspirational and gives you some ideas on repurposing  an old lantern.  If you don’t have an old lantern I have seen them at places like A.C.Moore, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby.  Mine is fall but you could do any season or decor that you like.  By attaching flowers to plastic ring and not attaching leaves but just laying them in there you can certainly change out for different seasons.  I am thinking this would be beautiful with Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 1 and the Ivy Vine.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their wonderful dies and supplies.   Also be sure  to check out their blog for details on this months challenge to see all the Design Teams creations and a chance to win.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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!

Christine


Wildflowers

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Hello my Crafty Friends!  This card was designed for my post on Elizabeth Craft Designs for Susan’s garden Design Team.  It features the wildflowers that are in bloom in my area of Maine right now.  For tutorial on how card was made and to see all the great products be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Christine

Sending Hugs

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Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.

Today Susan’s Garden Design Team has their very first challenge.  Our first challenge is to create a card / project that includes one or more of Susan’s Garden flowers.  Susan Tiereny-Cockburn designs flower dies that are realistic and to scale as those flowers found in nature.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the great creations our design team has created.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Susan’s Garden Prize Pack which includes: Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kit to 3 winners. 
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us “What  is your favorite flower from the Garden Notes collection?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, July 14 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

For this challenge I have chosen one of Susan’s newly released dies – Garden Notes Dahlia.  I love making the Dahlia as they come in so many different colors.

Card base is 5″ X 7″ – cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 7″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold on score line.

Cut patterned paper (yellow here) 6-3/4″ X 4-3/4″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6-1/4″ X 4-1/4″ adhere to card front.

Cut black shiny cardstock 3-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card front.

Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 10″ adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of cardstock.  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Sending Hugs Kisses die set cut Sending Hugs twice and cut 4 corners using Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 die set.  Adhere corners to black shiny cardstock.  Adhere the 2 sets of words together to give more dimension adhere to card front.

Create Dahlia by using white Soft Finish Cardstock cutting each petal twice except for smallest petal and center cut them once.  Shade center of all using yellow PanPastels Set 3.   Shape petals assemble using Kids Choice Glue off setting each layer a little.  (Susan has stepped this out on her blog stierneyc.wordpress.com .  Cut several leaves from green cardstock shade and shape.   Attach Dahlia and leaves to card front using Kids Choice Glue.


Hope you have enjoyed my project today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Dahlias in Pink

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Hello thanks for stopping by my blog.  My post today is a card designed using one of Susan’s Garden new releases at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I think you could call it “simple but elegant”.

Here is how it was made.

Card base is 4-1/4″ by 5-1/2″ made from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

From black shiny cardstock (also could use Shimmer Sheetz I was just trying to use up some of my scraps) die cut Joset Designs Diamond Background attach to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Make 2 Garden Notes Dahlias from pink cardstock cutting each petal twice except the smallest and the center piece which you just cut once.  Using loop tool lay pieces face down on molding mat and pull tool down through petals then hold each petal with fine point tweezers (found in Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit) pinch each petal down around tweezers.  Assemble flowers using Kids Choice Glue stacking from largest to smallest off setting each layer of petals slightly.  Cut stems and leaves from green cardstock shade and shape.  Attach Dahlias to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Using ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail (3rd smallest) from black shinny cardstock then from white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2nd smallest ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail.  Attach white to black using Clear Double Sided Adhesive cut length to fit card.  Stamp Happy Birthday from Joset Designs General Sentiments Stamp set using black ink.  Attach to card front using dimensional tape.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies 

Other Supplies

Black shiny cardstock

Pink & Green cardstock

Black ink

 

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Sunflower Hello

Sunflower-Hello

Hello My Friends!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

We are finally getting some warm weather here in Maine so I have been busy planting my vegetable garden and tending some of my flower gardens.

Today’s post features one of Susan’s newly released dies –  Garden Notes Sunflower 2 which I am exited to use – I do love sunflowers.  The background was made using the new Distress Oxide Inks.

This card could be used for any occasion mine was done for a dear friend just to let her know I was thinking of here.

Here is how the card was made.

  1.  Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 4-1/4″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold forming an A2 card.
  2. Cut 1 piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″.  Taking several colors of Distress Oxide Inks rub them on none stick mat spritz with water take cardstock lay right side down onto ink using a heat tool dry repeat process until you are happy with your background.  Using a distress tool distress all edges.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut 2 sunflowers in colors of your choice shade with Susan’s Garden PanPastels and shape using Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit and Leaf Pad build your flowers Using Kids Choice Glue.
  4. Arrange on your card front attaching with Kids Choice Glue.
  5. Stamp “HELLO” from Joset Designs – General Sentiments stamp set onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock then tear around the edges.  Adhere to card front with dimensional dots.

I do hope you have enjoyed this simple little card today and hope it has inspired you.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all of Susan’s newly released dies.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supply List:

Other Supplies:

Cardstock Barn Red, Yellow and Olive

Distress Oxide Inks

Black Ink