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”

 

 

Nasturtiums & Forget Me Nots

Hello My Crafty Friend,

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Hello My Crafty Friend,

Today my card is a happier card it is a birthday card for one of my nieces.

Tried a little foiling for the background of this card. Susan’s older Garden Notes dies were used for the Nasturtiums, Forget Me Nots and Trevi Urn.

Step 1 Form 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ card base – I used a yellow cardstock.

Step 2 Cut black cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ using a stencil (Stampers Anonymous Mini Bricks used here), Transfer Gel and Foil ( Opal used here) make your background. Adhere to center of card front using Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner.

Step 3 Make a frame from white cardstock using 2 nested rectangles adhere over foiled piece using Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner.

Step 4 Die cut 2 Susan’s Trevi Urns from white cardstock with adhesive on the back. Adhere one on top of the other. Color and shade. Shape a bit with your fingers add a couple pop dots on center lower back then adhere to lower center of card.

Step 5 Using Susan’s Garden Notes Nasturtiums and Forget Me Nots dies either white cardstock and color or use colored cardstock and shade. Shape and assemble. Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive arrange flowers in Trevi Urn.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and hope this has been inspirational for you.

You can click on pictures below and it will take you to the site where you can purchase.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

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Pom Pom Dahlia Courage

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Back today with an encouragement card for a sweet woman fighting cancer right now.

Step 1 Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Tonic Diamond Corner Dot & Drop die was used for the 4 corners. Diamond Layering dies were used to cut center and frame. 6″ X 6″ green cardstock attached to back of card front.

Step 2 Using Nuvo Vintage Drops – Dusty Rose add drops on corner swirls following pattern. For corners on frame add dots using more of the dusty rose and Nuvo Crystal Drops – Bottle Green. Set aside to dry.

Step 3 die cut 1 Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia from pink cardstock. Shade center shape and assemble using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine flowers were cut, shaded, shaped and assembled.

Step 5 Tonic Verso Essentials Fallen Leaves die set was used to cut the long leafy branches then shaded and shaped.

Step 6 Arrange your flowers and leaves at bottom of card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Products used are linked below by clicking on any of the items it will take you directly to the site.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to create your own.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

Hellebores in Tin

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog. I do hope that your start to 2020 has been going well.

Today I have a card that I created for a sweet friend’s birthday.

Step 1 Using Susan’s Garden Holly & Berries dies set cut stems from brown card stock then add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops Berry Red set aside to dry then repeat on back side.

Step 2 Form card base by cutting white card stock 10″ X 7″ score at 5″ fold on score line card will be 5″ X 7″.

Step 3 Emboss card front

Step 4 Die cut oval from water color paper. Using Distress Oxide Sprays of your color choice add to oval. Spray with Nuvo Glitter Mist. Once dry adhere to card front using Nuvo Tape Runner.

Step 5 From white cardstock die cut 2 Susan’s Garden Helleoborus shade and shape. Shade and shape leaves.

Step 6 Die cut 2 Susan’sGarden Galvanized Bucket from gray cardstock which has double sided adhesive on back. Because I want more of cylinder shape I trimmed bucket down (I had a inspiration picture I was trying to replicate). Adhere one on top of other. Shade then emboss using folder that has vertical lines. Use couple dimensional squares on center bottom back of bucket. Adhere to bottom of oval on card front.

Step 7 Cut, shade and assemble Susan’s Garden Notes Queen Anne’s Lace.

Step 8 From brown cardstock using Tonic’s Verso Essentials Fallen Leaves die set cut 4 branches adhere 2 together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 8 Arrange flowers and branches in bucket adhering using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

My inspiration picture:

Hope you have enjoyed my card and will create one of your own. Just click on links below to take you to site.

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

Christine

Lenten Rose 70th

Hello my crafting friends, welcome to my blog!

Today I have a card I created for a dear friend that has been my friend since childhood. Our birthdays are a week apart and we have been exchanging birthday cards for many years.

My card was created using Susan’s Garden Club Helleborous, Japanese Painted Fern, Galvanized Bucket, Tonic Studios – Patterned Panels – Deco Diamonds and Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

Step 1 Using Craft Perfect Watercolor Paper and Nuvo Shimmer Powders in colors of your choice sprinkle powders onto watercolor paper lightly spritz with water continue until you like the results. Set aside to air dry. Cut to size of diamond panel.

Step 2 From white cardstock die cut 1 Deco Diamond Panel.

Step 3 Cut 1 piece of white cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ then using a rectangle die just a little smaller than the diamond panel cut rectangle in upper portion of cardstock.

Step 4 Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive attach panel over the colored piece then center behind rectangle opening and adhere.

Step 5 die cut Galvanized Bucket mine is cut from Tim Holtz grungeboard which has coloring of my antique galvanized buckets. Used gray and white ink for a bit of shading. Add Craft Perfect Dimensional Squares to center back of bucket and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive around outer edges then adhere to bottom of diamond panel hold in place until adhesives adhere.

Step 6 Die cut Japanese Painted Fern from green cardstock add coloring using Magenta PanPastels. Adhere to card front in bucket.

Step 7 Cut 5 Susan’s Garden Club Helleborous from white cardstock using alcohol markers in colors of your choice color/shade and shape. I punched small stars from green cardstock and built my flowers on them. Arrange in bucket once satisfied with arrangement adhere using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Add leaves that have been cut from green cardstock then shaded and shaped. Add Lady Bug

Step 8 Die cut Happy from black cardstock (Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday 3 die set was used here). Die cut #’s from black cardstock. Adhere to card front.

Well I do hope this has inspired you to go create your own version of this card.

Products used are linked below just click on picture it will take you to their site. If you buy through my links I do get a small commission but it does not effect your pricing at all and I thank you very much if you do.

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

Christine

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

Snow Village

Hello my crafty friends!

This weekend is the Susan’s Garden Club Dies etc has been released on Tonic Studio USA site. There are smaller bundles or the complete bundle that are on special all weekend November 22,23 and 24th. If you click on any product picture below it will take you to Tonic Studio USA site where you can find the bundles. Be sure to check it out.

My card today I created using Nuvo Expanding Mousse, Winter Wonderland Stencil, Susan’s Garden Club Spider Mum and her Holly & Berries. Sentiment is Tonic Studio- Let It Snow.

Step 1 Cut Holly Berry Branch twice from brown cardstock. Adhere together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I did a bunch all at once then embossed them with a woodgrain embossing folder. I know it doesn’t really show in picture but it does show in person. Shade with brown ink. Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Red Berry add berries to branch then set aside to dry. Once dry add berries to back side again set asie to dry.

Step 2 Cut colored cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″. My cardstock is a dark blue that has a sheen to it – it was a piece in my scraps. Take Winter Wonderland Stencil place over colored cardstock. Using spatula add Nuvo Expanding Mousse – Worn Linen over stencil. Once scene is covered remove stencil either set aside to dry or heat set.

Step 3 Cut white cardstock 5″ X 7″. Using a rectangle die that fits card front and shows off your scene die cut. Emboss using dotted swiss embossing folder. Adhere over scene using Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner. Using same tape runner adhere to front of 5″ X 7″ card base.

Step 4 Cut Holly Leaves from green cardstock or white cardstock and color. Shade and shape leaves. Brush with Nuvo Crystal Glaze set aside to dry.

Step 5 Use Susan’s Garden Club Spider Mum Die Set to cut 1 mum from white cardstock or color of your choice. Color and shape.

Step 6 Cut 1 from silver mirror card or other shiny cardstock 1 pc from Tonic Studios Essential Pinecone Season Die Set. Emboss with woodgrain embossing folder.

Step 7 Die cut Tonic Studio’s Let It Snow twice once from the silver mirror card and once from black. Adhere together silver over black offsetting just a tiny bit to give a shadow.

Step 8 Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive start building on your card starting with silver piece. Add Holly and Berries then build your mum. Add leaves and Ladybug.

Step 9 Add sentiment at bottom of card front.

Thanks for taking time to stop by and I do hope it has given you some inspiration.

Be sure to check out Tonic Studio USA by clicking on any of the product pictures below to see all the wonderful products. Be sure to check out those Susan’s Garden Club Bundles before they are gone.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

Wagon Full of Holly

Hello my crafty friends,

Wow Thanksgiving is next week and still need to get some Christmas cards done. Today my card is a simple card made using Susan’s Garden Club Holly & Berry dies set from Tonic Studios and a little red wagon that has been laying around on my desk for quite some time now waiting to be used. it was cut on the Cricut. The bricks were made using a stencil I have had for a long time and Nuvo Expanding Mousse – Worn Linen.

Step 1 cut several berry branches from brown cardstock. Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Berry Red add berries to branches – set aside to dry. When berries are dry turn over and add berries to back side – let dry.

Step 2 cut a bunch of holly using Susan’s Garden Club Holly & Berries die set. I cut mine from green cardstock but Susan cuts her’s from white cardstock and colors with alcohol markers which I will try next time. Shade and shape leaves. Using Nuvo Crystal Glaze Paint all the leaves then set aside to dry. The glaze does dry quite fast.

Step 3 Cut colored cardstock (dark green used here) 4-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ . Using stencil and Nuvo Expanding Mousse with spatula spread over mousse over stencil onto green cardstock – lift stencil off use Heat Tool to dry mousse.

Step 4 Cut piece of patterned paper 5″ X 7″ Using a rectangle die cut opening. Adhere over the bricks using Nuvo Adhesive Tape. Add tape to back and adhere to 5 X 7 card front.

Step 5 Added Dimensional tabs to back of wagon adhered to card front at bottom of opening.

Step 6 Arrange Holly and Berries using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I did cut apart Holly and Berries before adding.

Step 7 Cut sentiment adhere to top of card.

Hope this has been an inspiration for you!!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Tonic Studios for some great supplies. By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you directly to their USA site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

Our Thoughts

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card for you I created using Susan’s Garden Club Columbine and Brunnera along with Tonic Essentials Eastern Oyster Layering Basics Die Set.

My card is a 6″ X 6″ card base.

Cut Pearlescent Card – Ivory Sheen 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″

Cut Luxury Embossed Card – Emerald Hessian 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″

Using 3rd largest Eastern Oyster Die cut Ivory Sheen approximately 3/4″ down from top.

Using 2nd largest Eastern Oyster Die cut Emerald Hessian approximately 1/4″ down from top.

Using Nuvo Adhesive Tape to adhere Ivory Sheen to card front then Emerald Hessian on top of Ivory Sheen.

Cut 5 Columbine flowers from white cardstock color as you wish. Cut leaves from green cardstock. Shape and build your flowers.

Cut 5 sets of Brunnera florets from blue cardstock and leaves and stems from green cardstock. Shade and shape then build using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Susan has tutorials on her Susan’s Garden Club Facebook page soon to have YouTube videos.

Add your sentiment to center of card before building your flowers on the card front. My card is a sympathy card but this card could be used for many things.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I do hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and you will try your own version of the card.

Items used are linked below. If you click on one of the pictures it will take you to Tonic Studios USA site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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

Thanks

Welcome my crafty friends,

Here today with a simple thank you card using Susan’s Garden Club Beauty Berry Bush die set along with Tonic’s Essentials Dot & Drop DieTwisting Leaves.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1 Cut 4 Beauty Berry Bush branches from green cardstock and 4 extra berry branches using Holly & Berry die set. Shade with distress ink then shape leaves with a ball tool giving dimension. Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Plum Pudding add berries to branches set aside to dry then add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2 Cut white cardstock 5-1/2″ square using Dot & Drop die cut into left side of cardstock. Adhere to 5-3/4″ square of colored cardstock (dark purple / plum used here) adhere white cardstock to colored cardstock using Nuvo Adhesive Tape avoiding the cut outs. Adhere to 6″ X 6″ white card base.

Step 3 Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Plum Pudding add to each dot in design on card front set aside to dry.

Step 4 From colored cardstock cut “thanks” using Tonic’s Sentiment Strip Die. Add to bottom of card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive once dots are dry.

Step 5 Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive add Beauty Berry Bush branches and extra berries to card front. Add matching bow.

Step 6 Cut, color and shape Lady Bug using Ladybugs & Stems Die Set brush with Nuvo Crystal Glaze let dry then add to card front.

This is an easy card and hope I have inspired you to go create a card.

Tonic items used are linked below click on any it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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