Spring Crocus

Spring Crocus with fence

Hello my crafty friends,

Today my card features Susan’s Garden Notes new Crocus and Garden Fence dies along with Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words 4 Seasons die set.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  form 6″ X 6″ card base from color cardstock of your choice.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″.  Using next to smallest die in Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Rectangle die set cut rectangle 1/2″ down from top and allowing approximately 1-1/2″ on each side cut opening.

Step 3  Either use piece of patterned paper or make your own background piece attach to back of opening.   Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Cut 10-12 crocus from white Soft Finish Cardstock cut leaves from green cardstock. Color flower petals using alcohol markers ( Copics Y15, Y38, V12 and V17   Using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape petals.  Cut stamen from yellow cardstock roll up add pollen.  Susan has a video for this which you can find here

Step 5  Cut 2  Garden Note Garden Fences from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere 1 on top of other.  You can use white or colored cardstock.  White Soft Finish Cardstock used here then colored with Copics W3, W7 and E84.  Adhere to card front.

Step 6  Cut a strip of grass using CountryScapes Land and Sea shade with distress ink.

Step 7 Cut 4 ropes from 2 different color cardstocks with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Ropes 1 die set.

Step 8  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Spring using Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words 4 Seasons.  Adhere to top of card over cutout.

Step 9  Assemble – build crocuses on card using Kids Choice Glue add leaves then grass.  Add ropes to each sides.

Hope this has been an inspiration.  Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used in project are linked below just click on it will take you direct to site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green, yellow, green, purple

Patterned paper

Copic Markers – Y15, Y38, V12, V17, W3, W7, E84

 

Watering Can with Calendula

Watering Can with CalendulaWelcome my crafty friends,

Today I have created another card using Susan’s new Garden Notes Watering Can and Garden Notes Calendula.  If you couldn’t tell I love watering cans the picture in circle is actually part of my collection that I have.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base using white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2  Cut white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using 6th largest die from Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Circles cut circle in cardstock approximately 1/4″ in from left side and 1/4″ down from top.

Step 3  Choose patterned paper, picture or use inks to make a back ground then cut using 7th largest circle die.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere behind opening then adhere to card front.

Step 4  Using black ink stamp sentiment to lower left corner of card.

Step 5  Cut 2 Garden Notes Watering Can from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – 1 gray 1 white.  Adhere white over gray one.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add silver Metallic Rub Ons to watering can.

Step 6  Cut 3 Garden Notes Calendula from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape flowers.  Susan has a video on making these flowers you can find it here.   From green cardstock cut several leaves shade with distress ink.  Shape using leaf tool from tool kit along with leaf mat.

Step 7  Cut Garden Notes Ivy Vine from white Soft Finish Cardstock using green alcohol marker to color ivy leaving white around edges then shape.

Step 8  Remove protective paper from back of watering can add a couple pop dots lower center adhere to card front.  Add ivy vine using Kids Choice Glue.  Build flowers to watering can then add leaves.

Step 9  Add pearls upper left edge of circle.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and it has inspired you.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies click on any of the images below it will take you directly to their site it does not cost you any extra but I do get a little something for it.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, gray

Green Self Adhesive Pearls

Pop Dots

Copic Markers – Y17, Y19, Y38, YR09, R08 and a green for ivy

 

 

Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies

Welcome my crafty friends,

Today my card features another new release of Susan’s Garden Note – the Calla Lily.  I am really loving this new release of Susan’s but I love all her releases.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut couple of branches using Garden Notes Hawthorne.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops set aside to dry then do back side.

Step 2  Form card base 5″ X 7″ from white Soft Finish Cardstock (I like to use the 110# for card base).

Step 3  The oval is a piece I had saved when I used the next to largest  Garden Notes Frame It – Oval ( never through those pieces away).  I used some Distress Oxide Inks to make a background on the oval.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create 3 lilies cutting from white Soft Finish Cardstock (90#) using Garden Notes Calla Lily.  Cut leaves from green cardstock.  Shape using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit, Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Use Kids Choice Glue to build your flower.  (Susan will be doing a video on how very soon.)

Step 5  Stamp sentiment on card front using black ink.

Step 6  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere Hawthorne branches then add lilies and leaves.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used just click on picture it will take you directly to their site.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

Black Ink

Distress Oxide Inks

Basket of Fuchsia

Basket of Fuschia

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Enjoying making paper flowers as here in Maine we still have lots of snow on the ground and more to come – we won’t see anything growing outside for a while.

Today I have another card using a couple of Susan’s new releases you are going to love them.  What fun this new release is.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  For 6″ X 6″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2  Create 6″ X 6″  ModaScrap Happy Frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere frame to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Cut 2 Garden Notes Bushel Baskets from brown cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Using Distress Ink shade basket.  Remove protective paper from back add couple pop dots to center back adhere to card front.

Step 5  Using Garden Notes Fuchsia die set cut 10-12 flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and leaves and stems from green cardstock.   Using alcohol markers to color flowers and distress ink to shade leaves and stems.  Shape using Susan’s 4 pc All Metal Tool Kit, Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.  Add to basket using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Cut 2 ModaScrap Lace Corners from white Soft Finish Cardstock adhere to frame using Kids Choice Glue.

Just click on any picture of items it will take you directly to their site.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will make your own cards thanks for stopping by.   So until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown

Patterned Paper

Copic Markers – V17, RV 69

Watering Can With Lupines

Watering Can with Lupines

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Well the day is finally here for new release of Susan’s Notes dies at Elizabeth Craft Designs and my card today and I am so excited to share with you my card using 2 of the new ones the Watering Can and the Lupine.  Was so excited over the watering can as I love the old ones and collect them.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Create 5″ X 7″ card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock 5″ X 7″ using next to largest Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Oval cut oval in center.  Emboss  Add either patterned paper or a background you have made to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure it is larger than the oval.  Adhere piece with oval cut out to card front.

Step 2  From white Soft Finish Cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 2 Garden Notes Watering Cans.  Adhere 1 on top of the other.  Using alcohol markers color can then add Metallic Rub Ons.  Remove protective paper from back add a couple of pop dots center of the back then adhere to card front leaving top opening open.

Step 3  Using new Garden Notes Lupines cut 3 Lupines from white Soft Finish Cardstock or if you don’t like to color use color cardstock of your choice.  If cut from white cardstock color with alcohol markers shape using Susan’s Garden Notes Tool Kit.  Use Kids Choice Glue to build your flowers.

Step 4  Die cut 3-4 branches of Garden Notes Forsythia from white Soft Finish Cardstock to color with alcohol markers or from colored cardstock.  Again if cut from white cardstock color using alcohol markers, shape with Susan’s Tool Kit and build flowers using Kids Choice Glue.

NOTE:  For leaves and branches I use colored cardstock otherwise I use white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with Copic Markers.

Step 5  Using black in stamp sentiment on white Soft Finish Cardstock then die cut.  Ink edges.  Using dimensional tape adhere to card front.

Step 6  Using Kids Choice Glue add your flowers in top of watering can add leaves.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has inspired you.  All the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used today are linked below just click on anyone of them and it will take you directly to their site.  I will also link the rest of the release as well.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown, yellow

Various Alcohol Markers

Ink – Black

Embossing Folder

 

 

Susan’s 2019 Spring Release



Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms

Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Here in Maine it is still snowy and very cold I for one am dreaming of Spring and warmer days that bring spring flowers,  I see all these pictures of flowers on Facebook which has inspired my card today.   Here is my inspiration picture for my card.

Image may contain: flower and plant

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Form 6X6  card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut 5-3/4 X 5-3/4 patterned paper (Through the Lens – Woods used here) adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2 From Clear Sticker Paper cut 2 canning jars using Susan’s Garden Canning Jar & Lid set.  Using blue alcohol marker color front of one jar adhere second jar on top of colored.

Step 3  Create flowers approximately 15 cutting from 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Flowering Trees (Susan Garden Cherry Blossoms actually used here but is sold out).  Cut 1 of the 3 petal and 2 of the 2 petal for each flower along with 1 stamen.  Cut bunch of leaves from green cardstock  and stems from white cardstock then color with alcohol markers or can cut from brown cardstock.  I double up stems to give more dimension.

Step 4  remove protective paper on back of jar insert stems down top of jar adhere to back of jar.  I cut some branches apart so as to manipulate to where I wanted them.  Add couple pop dots to back of stems in center adhere jar to left side of card.

Step 5  Adhere flowers and leaves to stems using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Using Els Van de Burgt Studio Stitched Ovals cut smallest oval from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 7  Using black ink stamp oval with sentiment.  Susan’s Garden Take Time stamp used here but it is sold out.    Adhere to right side of card.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used I have linked them below just click on any picture it will take you directly to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Copic Markers, blue, yellow, various browns

Cardstock – green

 

New Home

 

 

New Home 2

New Home 1

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card that I created for my sweet young co-worker that left for a new job.  Her and her hubby recently purchased a new home so I wanted to do something to celebrate that great event.  For this card I have used Karen Burniston’s House & Fence Pop Up as well as an old Pop It Ups All Seasons Tree Die set and dog is from Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – Critters 5 and daffodils from Garden Edges Daffodil.  The Congrats is Suzanne Cannon – A Way With Words stamped sentiment is Close to My Heart Happy for You set.

Another fun card hope you enjoy!

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

Christine