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!







Box of Pansies

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Hello My crafty Friends,

This is my card I designed for Susan’s gardening Design team for a full tutorial visit their blog at Elizabeth Craft Designs and find all their wonderful supplies as well.

Here is my inspiration for the pansies.  Saw this picture on Facebook last year and saved it.

Red Pansies

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



Baby Rose Card

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Hello to all my crafty friends out there!  I keep hoping for that spring weather to come and stay for a while but seems we get a couple of days of spring and then back into winter with cold temps and snow but then I have to stop and think we have nothing to complain about when you look at what so many in the southern states are going through I need to feel very very lucky!  My heart goes out to them for sure.

Today I am posting a card that was made for my new great great niece.  Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 was used along with Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched and Fitted Fishtail dies, Moda Scrap Dandelion Fluff dies and  Suzanne Cannon Baby Love die set.

Although this card is my design the background of the card is not mine I cased it from Lauri Coons – Stampin Friends and I have told her that I had cased it.  She had posted a card on Facebook and I was intrigued so had to try it.  I chose colors to go with my card theme but the sky is the limit.

Here is how the card was created.

Note:  Lauri said to do all your cutting on circles before embossing so that is what I did.

Card base is 5-1/2″ square.

  1.  Using white Soft Finish cardstock punch 4 circles 1-3/4″ diameter (Els van de Burgt Studio has Fitted Circle dies that could be used one circle is 1-1/2″ and the next size up is 2″ and I would go with the 2″ rather than the smaller as you have to cut these circles into fourths).  Cut 4 circles 1-3/4″ diameter from pink cardstock and 4 from white cardstock.  Cut each circle into fourths.  Next emboss all the pieces using embossing folder of your choice I decided to use two different embossing folders.  Run all pieces through a little Xyron create-a-sticker.  Note:  You could use Clear double Sided Adhesive on the back of your cardstock before punching circles but you just have to work a little at times to get backing off adhesive once it has been embossed but it does work.  Actually makes it easier to layout your pattern before sticking pieces down especially if you have many colors that you are using.
  2. Adhere pieces to card front – this card has 3 rows.  The following picture shows 3 colors this is just a sample to go by.2017-04-04 20.59.45
  3. From pink cardstock cut 1 Stitched Fishtail using #5 die (I always number my dies on the back side with black sharpie when I get them).
  4. From white cardstock cut 1 Fitted fishtail from #4.  Using Clear Double sided Adhesive adhere white fishtail to pink.  Attach to right front of card using dimensional tape.
  5. From pink cardstock cut Baby using Suzanne Cannon’s Baby Love die set and cut girl using Els van de Burgt Studio It’s A Boy / Girl die set.  Adhere to Fishtail using Kids Choice glue.
  6. Create 3 pink roses and several rose buds using Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die set and pink cardstock and leaves from green cardstock.  Shade using Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1 shape using Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit and her video as a guide.  Video can be found here.
  7. From a light green cardstock using ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff cut 2 pair.  To add a little color to tips of fluff Viva Pearl Pen was used let dry completely.  Lay each fluff face down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rubbing gently to give a little dimension.  Turn over do same on front side randomly in each piece.  2017-03-27 14.38.33
  8. Arrange Dandelion Fluffs on left side of card when where you want adhere them with Kids Choice Glue.  Do the same for the roses and leaves.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2

ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff

Els van de Burgt Fitted Fishtails

Els van de Burgt Stitched Fishtails

Els van de Burgt It’s A Boy / Girl

Suzanne Cannon Baby Love

Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

Soft Finish Cardstock

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue


Other Supplies

Cardstock pink and 2 shades of green

Viva Pearl Pen – Salmon

Embossing Folder

Xyron create- a- sticker 1.5″


Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for great supplies and check out their blog for so many great creations.

Well that is it for today I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!








Happy Retirement

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Inside of card


Hello all my crafty friends!  Today I am doing a quick post of a card I made for someone at work.  I am not doing an actual tutorial on it but I am giving a supply list.  I have combined Several different dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a few from my Cricut.  The sky and mountains were created using Susan’s Garden Stencils Earth & Sky and Mountain & Split Rail Fence.  The trees are from Karen Burniston’s Outdoor Edges and the Moose hiker is was cut from Cricut.   Happy Retirement is  Peel Off Stickers.  The inside of card was created with Karen Burniston’s Adirondack Chair Pop Up and Beach Edges .  The Palm trees were cut ion Cricut but Karen Burniston has die for Palm Trees which I do not have at this time. The sentiment was printed and it say “Whether it be hiking the trails or sitting with your toes in the sand ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT! “.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Earth & Sky Stencil

Susan’s Garden Mountain & Split Rail Fence Stencil

Karen Burniston Adirondack Chair Pop Up

Karen Burniston Outdoor Edges

Karen Burniston Beach Edges

ECD Peel Off Stickers

Joset’s Designs Sliders & Spinners

Susan’s Garden PanPastels Kit 2

Kid’s Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive


Cardstock green, brown, blue and white

Cricut Die Cuts


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







Grammie Shower

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Hello my crafty friends!  My post today is of pages, card and favors for a “Grammie” Shower that my Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month group threw for our demonstrator.  We made 2 pages layouts for a scrapbook.  My pages were made from a paper pack that I had purchased a year or 2 ago it is  Heartfelt Creations.  I really only added the embellishments.  I made cherry blossoms using Susan’s Garden Cherry Blossoms die set along with Moda Scrap Lace Pocket.

I made a card to go along with my pages and gift using the same paper pack and more cherry blossoms.

Party favors was another item I made using my Cricut machine.

A fun time was had by all.


Hearts & Roses Birthday


Hello Everyone!  Today I am posting a birthday card I made for my niece using  one Susan’s Garden Notes newest dies Rose 3 and Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Hearts.

Here is the tutorial so you can craft your own card.  Card is a 6″ X 6″ top fold but could also be done as a side fold – whichever you prefer.

  1.   Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock   6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line to form card base.
  2.   Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3.   Cut 4 chains using Chains 1 die set and white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front 1/4″ in from outer edge lining up ends at edges of patterned paper and watching corners to make sure they cross between links.  Do sides first then top and bottom.
  4.   Cut 4 of smallest hearts from Entwined Hearts die set using white Soft Finish Cardstock again with adhesive on the back.  Adhere to corners.
  5.   Cut 2 each of both sizes of Entwined Hearts from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has adhesive on the back.  Stack 2 largest together offsetting ever so slightly adding dimension.  Repeat for the smaller 2 hearts.  Adhere largest hearts on card front then add smaller ones on left side of larger hearts.
  6.   Using yellow cardstock (or color of your choice to match your patterned paper) and Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 cut enough petals to make 2 roses and 1 bud.  From darker green cardstock cut stems and leaves.  Shade and shape using Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit, Molding Mat and Leaf Pad.  For Help shading and shaping Susan’s video on rose 2 can be very helpful.  You can find video here
  7.   Cut 2 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 5 from lighter green cardstock.   Add a little shading.  Lay branches face down on molding mat shape each leaf using small loop tool.  Turn over use tool on stems.  Adhere to right side of largest heart using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere roses and leaves.
  8. Add sentiment (stickers, stamps or small die cuts can be used – stickers used here) to white cardstock in shape of your choice.  Adhere to left side of smaller heart using dimensional tape.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan Garden Notes Rose 3

Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Hearts

Els van de Burgt Studio Chains 1

Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 5

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Susan’s Tool Kit

Molding Mat

Leaf Pad

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Text Stickers


Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow and 2 shades green

Patterned paper

Forest Moss Distress Ink

Dimensional Tape

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your great supplies to make yourself a card.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!