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

 

 

Window Box of Begonias

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Hello everyone thank you for stopping by my blog today.  My post today is using 2  brand new Susan’s Garden Notes die sets – Begonia and Window w/ Window box plus ModaScrap Lace corner die all can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  A full tutorial can be found on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog found here .  I do hope you enjoy it.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

You’re So Sweet

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Hi everyone thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Today the card is a Wiper Card featuring Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3.

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The Wiper Card is very easy to make just click on this link for a complete tutorial.

For my card I used navy blue cardstock base and navy / white striped pattern paper.

  1.  Make card base
  2. Cut 2 Leafy Lace Hearts (1) from navy cardstock and (1) from white cardstock.  You will be using the large navy heart and the small white heart for this card so just set the other pieces aside for use on another card.  On the small white heart stamp your sentiment ( you’re so sweet from Joset Designs General Sentiment Stamps used here) .
  3. Using Kids Choice Glue attach hearts to card front.
  4. Cut 2 ModaScrap Leafy Branch 2 from white cardstock.  Cut long stem off each (discard) adhere branches to bottom of heart using Kids Choice Glue.
  5. Cut, shade and shape 1 Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 in color of your choice.  Make 2 large leaves from green cardstock.  Attach rose over the leafy branches using Kids Choice Glue add leaves.
  6. Cut piece of white cardstock to fit on your “wiper” stamp sentiment of choice in black and yellow stars using star stamp from Joset Designs Dream Sentiments.  (Happy Birthday from General Sentiments Stamp set used here)  Attach to wiper using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Rose 3

Els van de Burgt Studio Leafy Lace Heart

ModaScrap Leafy Branch 2

Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamps

Joset Designs Dream Sentiments Clear Stamps

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s Deluxe 4 pc Tool Set

Leaf Mat

Other Supplies

Cardstock yellow, green and navy

Patterned paper

Black ink

Yellow Ink

Well that is it for today I really hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and you will make your own Wiper Card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your great supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Spring Bouquet

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Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Here in Maine things are starting to bloom my lilac trees are getting ready to burst with color and fragrance like none other.   The lilacs do not show the true color in this picture I tried taking several different pictures in different light but could not get the true color to show.

Today I am posting a card which has a bouquet of spring flowers hence the name of the card.  Susan’s Garden Notes dies were used for the flowers along with her Pottery Pitcher die.  The finish on the pitcher is a result of a botched cracked glass technique but I decided when all was said and done it looked like a very old pitcher and that I liked the look so I used it.

Here is how this  6 X6  tent fold card was done.

  1.  Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.  Cut patterned paper (Through the Lens – Wood used here) at 5-3/4″ square then attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  2. From White Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2 ModaScrap Lace Corners.  Attach to bottom corners using Clear Double Sided Adhesive overlapping at the center.
  3. From grayish tan cardstock cut 1 Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher –  ink edges.  Lay face down on molding mat using large ball tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Set rub back of pitcher giving it a little shape.  As I said the finish was a botched Cracked Glass Technique.  You can google that technique.  I believe I got mine too thick some fell off the remainder was reheated and bubbled giving this texture.  Ink over all of it (Distress Vintage Photo used here).
  4. Make 2 Garden Notes Lilac branches.  These were made using White Soft Finish Cardstock  colored with lavender and dark purple Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1 & 2 before cutting flowers.
  5. Make 1 Garden Notes Daffodil
  6. Make 2 Garden Notes Tulip 2 in colors of your choice ( 1 white and 1 peach used here).
  7. Pussy willows were made by using Els van de Burgt Studio Leaf & Berry Branch and brown cardstock cutting 5-6 branches.  Snip off the leaves so you basically have sticks then using Kids Choice Glue add dots of glue  to top half of each stick  sprinkle white Flower Soft over glue then gently press Flower Soft into glue then repeat.
  8. Arrange flowers to your liking  then attach to back of pitcher using Kids Choice Glue (I put the stems down through the opening at top of pitcher).
  9. Attach pitcher to card front using Kids Choice Glue that is just on the very edge of the pitcher.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher

Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2

Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac

Susan’s Garden Notes Daffodil

ModaScrap Lace Corner

Els van de Burgt Through The Lens – Wood

Els van de Burgt Leaf & Berry Branch

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Susan’s Garden PanPastels

Susan’s 4pc Deluxe Tool Kit

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies

Green, Yellow, Peach and Gray / Tan Cardstock

Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Pollen

Flower Soft

I truly hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and it has inspired you to make your own Spring Bouquet.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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Happy Hydrangea


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Hello my crafty friends!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  My card today was designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog as a member of Susan’s Garden Design Team.  The blog can be found here  be sure to visit the blog for full tutorial and supply list.  Susan’s dies are wonderful I so love making her wonderful flowers.

Until next time…………

Happy Crafting!

Christine

Tea-rrific!

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Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting a card I made for one of my sweet rug hooking friends who is a tea drinker.  The background technique I cased from Lauri Coons – Stampin Friends when I saw her post on Facebook I just had to try it.  This is my second card I have done using this back ground and of course by changing colors and embossing folders they will look very different.

Here is how the card was made starting with a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ tent fold card base.

  1.  Using 1-3/4″ punch (can also die cut Elizabeth Craft Designs has fitted circles smallest is 1-1/2″ and next size is 2″ which is what I would recommend and put clear double sided adhesive on back of cardstock before cutting as it will be easier to arrange pieces ) cut 2 circles from 6 different colors of cardstock.  Cut each circle into fourths and then emboss with embossing folder or folders of your choice. (be sure to cut before embossing).  Add adhesive to back of pieces using a Xyon sticker maker if you have punched your circles.   Arrange on card front.
  2.  Cut 1 piece of cardstock 5-1/4″ X 4 ink edges Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here.  Adhere to inside of card.
  3. From white cardstock cut cup and saucer using Karen Burniston’s Cup Pop Up die set.  Using green ink and stencil decorate cup and saucer (this stencil just happened to be close at hand but Elizabeth Craft Designs has stencil and stamp set that coordinates with this die set which I didn’t have at time card was made but since have purchased both).  Using Karen’s video as guidance on creating cup and saucer pop up video can be found here.
  4. Using Els van de Burgt Studios Ribbons 1 die set cut 2 ribbons from green cardstock and adhere to card.
  5. Using Close To My Heart March Stamp of the Month stamp tea cup on yellow cardstock and fussy cut out (you could also die cut another cup using Karen’s die set it is a little bigger but should work fine).  Stamp sentiment onto tea cup adhere to card front using dimensional tape.  Stamp the tea bag tag, color heart, punch small hole then add string and adhere to back side of cup by handle.
  6. From Silver cardstock cut 2 spoons adhere together.  Using ball tool shape bowl of spoon then adhere to card.
  7. Stamp sentiment inside of card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Soft Finish White Cardstock

Karen Burniston Cup Pop Up Stand

Els van de Burgt Studio Ribbons 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies Used

Cardstock – yellow, green, red, dk blue, purple,  silver and orange

Ink – Green & Black

Punch – 1-3/4″

Close to My Heart Stamp Set – March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

Xyron 1.5″ Create A Sticker

Thank you for stopping by todayand hope that you will make your own card for a friend!

Until next time – Happy Crafting.

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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Hydrangea 90th Birthday

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Hello my Crafty Friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.

I don’t know about you but I am sure glad that spring is in sight and hopefully much of the illnesses going around will run off with “Ole Man Winter”.  So much sickness that keeps going around and around.  I had my bout with it a couple of weeks ago but am finally getting back to my old self.  That said several of my posts have been done when I was not feeling well and so I feel my work was not up to par,  for that I apologize.

My post today is a card that I made for my dear friend’s mother as she celebrates her 90th Birthday.

Here is how I created the 5′ X 7″ Tent Fold card.

  1. Cut blue cardstock (Soft Finish Cardstock – Dusky Sky used here) 5″ X 7″ adhere to front of card base using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Cut white cardstock 4-1/4″ X 4-3/4″ dry emboss using brick pattern embossing folder.  Not sure which embossing folder was used for my piece as my piece came out of my stash but I think it was Tim Holtz.  Adhere to left side of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut 2 sets  Susan’s Garden Notes Carolina Window and Shutters from black cardstock.  Adhere them together (like to double them up to give dimension) using Kids Choice glue.  Trace around edge of window onto yellow cardstock and cut out cutting on inside edge of line so it will not stick out beyond the window.  Adhere using Kids Choice Glue to back of window to make it look like lights are on.  Adhere window onto brick section making sure to leave room at bottom of window for the hydrangeas.
  4. Making the hydrangeas.  I made 6 hydrangeas using Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set.   5 I cut the stem off  leaving 1 with stem. These hydrangeas were made using various shades of blues and some white cardstock but the way I prefer is to use various shades of blue, a bit of green and pink PanPastels wiped with a sponge over white cardstock then cut out the flowers as they seem more realistic.  That being said cut your flowers however you would like to make them then shape and build your flowers.  Use Susan’s video to guide you it is very helpful.   You can find video here.
  5. Using Kids Choice Glue attach hydrangeas under the window being sure to only put glue on very edge of hydrangea.  Add as many leaves as you wish – hydrangeas have a lot of leaves.
  6. From white cardstock cut 1 Stitched Fishtail (4th smallest in set) stamp with sentiment using black ink.  My sentiment was printed from my computer so in that case I printed then centered die over the sentiment and die cut.  Attach to right side of card using dimensional tape.  Attach hydrangea to top of sentiment piece using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Susan’s Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2

Susan’s Garden Carolina Window and Shutters

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dusky Sky

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s PanPastels

Susan’s 4pc Tool Set

 

Other Supplies Used

Brick Embossing Folder

Green cardstock

Yellow cardstock

Well that is it for today I do hope that you will visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine