Birthday Tulips

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.  Today I am posting a birthday card I made for a friend.  It was designed using Susan’s new Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set along with her Garden Notes Canning Jar and Lid.

Let’s get started.

  1.  For card base cut off white cardstock 12″ X 5-1/2″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2. Cut peach cardstock  5-3/4″ X 5-1/4″ adhere to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut patterned paper 5-1/2″ X 5″ adhere to peach cardstock using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Attach piece of lace to bottom of card using Kids Choice Glue.
  4. Cut 1 jar from clear plastic / mylar using Garden Notes Canning Jar die.  (I save the plastic packaging from items I have purchased for this purpose)  Using blue alcohol ink (Broken Glass Distress Ink used here) color back side of jar to give it appearance of water.
  5. Cut 5 tulips using color of your choice (peach and white used here) and Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set. Cut several leaves and 5 caylx from green cardstock. Using markers or Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1 shade tulips.  Using loop tool and molding mat shape tulips by pulling loop tool from tip to center.  Pinch up each petal at base of petal using tweezers.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble tulips by adding glue to underside of piece with 2 petals and placing across piece with 4 petals off setting.  Add green caylx to center using Kids Choice Glue.  Place back on molding pad push down in center with medium ball tool.  Cut stamen from black cardstock roll up spread tips out dip in Kids Choice Glue then into black pollen dip bottom into glue and set into center of tulip.  Shade leaves (Crushed Olive Distress Ink used here).  Lay on leaf mat using leaf tool make vein line down center then add lines on each side of this line.  Pinch at base lay face down on molding mat take ball tool rub tip to roll back.
  6. Cut stem once from green cardstock place stems down through little opening at top of jar .  Wrap 1/8″ wide matching ribbon around top and stems glue in place.  Add small bow to front attach with Kids Choice Glue.
  7. Attach jar to left side of card front using Kids Choice Glue on very edge of jar.
  8. Attach tulips to tops of stems using Kids Choice Glue arranging to your liking.
  9. Cut ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1 using dark green cardstock – cut 3 or 4.  Lay face down on molding mat using medium ball tool rub back of leaves turn over and roll ball tool down stem.  Add a little glue to stems stick down through hole arranging around tulips.  Add tulip leaves to fill in.
  10. Cut Happy Birthday 2 from green cardstock and again from peach cardstock.  Add Clear double sided Adhesive to back of green and peach cardstocks before cutting.  Adhere green Happy Birthday on top of peach cardstock offsetting a little.  Adhere to right side of card front.
  11. Add pearls across top of lace.

1296 Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip 2

1220 Susan’s Garden Notes Canning Jar & Lid

1190 Susan’s Garden Notes Bouquet Stems & Branches

1314 ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1

1161 Quietfire A Way With Words Happy Birthday 2

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

814 Kids Choice Glue

PSF101 Soft Finish Cardstock 85# White

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Other Supplies

Cardstock – peach, green (2 shades) and colonial white

Pearls

Lace

Black Pollen

Distress Inks – Crushed Olive & Antique Linen

Marker – peach

Patterned Paper

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I do hope that you have enjoyed my post today.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

You Take the Cake

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog. Well the weather here in Maine is 100% better this week than last when we got 30″ of snow in one storm.  Today I am posting a birthday card I made showcasing Susan’s new Rose 3 die set.

Here is how it was done.

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold on score line.
  2. Using Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up die center in card fold (I use a little removable tape to hold in place when cutting) run through cutting machine. Work all folds to make cake pop out. Karen has a great video on this die cut which can be found here.
  3. Using design paper of your choice and dies from the set cut out decorative cake pieces.  A piece was cut to cover top of cake using same paper and laying just very top portion of cake die then cutting the candles pieces away and trimming to fit.  (Covering the top is not necessary it is just something I wanted to do.)
  4. Once cake is completely decorated random stamp inside of card in colors that match paper.  Close to My Heart Ink Blot Flair stamp set used on this card.
  5. Cut colored cardstock 6-1/2″ X 10-1/2″ (which is what I did here as it gives a little border) or 6″ X 10″ which fits exactly over cake insert and will fit in envelope for 6″ card.  Score in center and fold.
  6. Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of cake insert avoiding area where cake pop up is.  Attach the insert to inside of cardstock lining up at fold.  Remove protective covering from adhesive on half of insert adhere then repeat for other half.
  7. Cut 2 pieces of decorative paper 6-1/2″ X 5″ attach to front and back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  8. From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut label using largest die from Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles.  Ink edges using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  9. Using Quietfire A Way With Words Happy Birthday 2 die cut two – one from cardstock used for card base and one from a coordinating cardstock. Before cutting adhere Double Sided Adhesive to back of cardstock.  Adhere one on top of other offsetting just slightly so there is a shadow.  Adhere to label then adhere to front of card.
  10. From white Soft Finish Cardstock and Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 cut enough petals to make 1 rose and 1 bud.  Shade using pink PanPastels Set 1 then shape using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit and Large Molding Mat.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble rose and bud.  Use Susan’s Rose 1 video as a guide video found here.
  11. Cut stem, leaves and Ivy Vine from green cardstock.  Using Leaf Tool and  Leaf Pad make vein lines in leaves add shading using yellow green from PanPastels Set 1. Pinch right sides together  lay face down on molding mat take medium ball tool roll on tip of each leaf to curl tip back.
  12. Arrange on left side of label attaching using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1295 Susan’s garden Notes Rose 

1297 Susan’s Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1208 Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles

1102 Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up

PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock – White

1161 Suzanne Cannon A Way With Words – Happy Birthday 2

30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

814 Kids Choice Glue

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pcs Tool Set

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Close to My Heart  paper – Sangria

Close to My Heart D 1660 Ink Blot Flair

Cardstock – green, eggplant, silver and yellow

Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Inks

Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

Potted Poinsettia

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Hi Everyone hope that you all have had a great Christmas – ours was great spending time with family and friends.

Today I am posting a birthday card for a dear friend with whom I have been friends with for about 60 years.  My card  uses Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand and Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia as well as her White Pine Boughs & Pinecones along with Els van de Burgt Holiday Garlands 2 and A Way With Words Happy Birthday.

Here is how I made the card.

  1. Using Karen Burniston’s video and Flower Pot Pop Stand die set – the flower pot cut from a color cardstock of your choice (Sea Glass was used here).  Cut and build the flower pot according to the video.
  2. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia and white cardstock cut 7 or 8 poinsettias making sure you cut a set from green cardstock for each flower.  Shade and shape each flower using Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 and her 4 pc Tool Kit.  Susan has a great video to help you with this you can find it here.  Cut strips of clear plastic approximately 1/4″ wide (I used some packaging plastic that I had saved as it is sturdy).  Attach flowers to one end using Kids Choice Glue.
  3.  Using Susan’s garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecones die set and green cardstock cut enough pine boughs for the front of card and to fill in in the flower pot.  Using a little of the orange PanPastel from set 1 shade each pine bough just a little.  Pinch up the needles to give dimension.
  4. Take a piece of white cardstock (making sure that it is big enough to cut out happy birthday and 2 holiday garlands from this piece) cover 1 side with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Lay happy birthday die and the holiday garland die face down on side of cardstock where adhesive is – die cut.  You will have to cut a second garland.  Pull back the protective covering being very careful not to touch the adhesive with fingers.  Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over tap off excess and burnish in with finger.
  5. Cut smallest Dotted Rectangle from white cardstock and the next size up from colored cardstock that matches your printed paper (CTMH Sea Glass used here).  Stamp sentiment on white rectangle with black ink.  Adhere white rectangle to colored rectangle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. Attach 5 or 6 poinsettias to cross pieces of flower pot using Kid’s choice Glue attaching by the clear plastic piece.  Then fill in with pine boughs to your liking.
  7. Cut card base from white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″.  Lay pop stand die onto cardstock lining up die on the score line.  You will want to lay your filled flower pot folded flat lined up with pop stand to find out how low you will need to cut the pop stand.  Refer to Karen’s video for cutting pop stand and attaching the flower pot.
  8. Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ square and attach to the back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the die cut spots.
  9. Cut 1 piece of colored cardstock 5-3/4″ X 2-1/2″ attached to top of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 3-1/4″ attach to lower part of card front once again avoiding the die cut area.  Cut 2 pieces of of printed paper 1-3/4″ X 6″ attach to inside of card along outer edge.  Cut 2 pieces of colored cardstock 1-1/4″ attached on each side of inside card next to the printed paper.  Add snowflake garlands on each side attaching to the colored cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.  Using foam tape / pop dots attach the rectangles w/ sentiment to right side of inside of card.
  10. Add Happy B and a poinsettia to left of card where the 2 papers meet using Kids Choice Glue.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1226 Susan’s garden Notes – Small Poinsettia

1091 Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine boughs & Pinecones

1205 Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

1259 Els van de Burgt Holiday garlands 2

1174 Els van de Burgt Dotted Rectangles

1161 Suzanne Cannon Quietfire – Happy Birthday

30115 Susan’s PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1

808 Susan’s Garden 4pc Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

814 Kids Choice Glue

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Prills

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, green, brown & sea glass

Close to My Heart B & T (Printed) Paper  Pack – Oh Deer

Foam Tape or Pop Dots

This card is so much fun to make I do hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial and you will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

Looking Through My Window

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Hello everyone thanks for stopping by today.  Fall in Maine is absolutely gorgeous such colorful landscapes that we have had here in Maine this fall.

My post today is a window card using an actual picture I took looking out my kitchen window.  What a pretty site to behold while washing dishes.  Using Susan’s Garden – Garden Patch Woodland Leaves, Garden Notes – Chrysanthemum and Garden Patch 1″ .

Here is how I did it!

  1.  Cut white soft finish cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line this forms a 6’X6″ card.
  2. Measure in 3/4″ from edges all around card front making light pencil marks – drawn a square.
  3. Next measure in 1/4″ from lines you just drew making light pencil marks and draw a square.
  4. Score on all lines.
  5. Cut a large X using an Exacto knife cutting on diagonal  outside corner to outside corner.
  6. Fold the outside score lines inward crease well then fold second set score lines towards center forming window.
  7. Cut 4-1/2″ square white cardstock adhere to back side of window applying clear double sided adhesive to the cut triangles.
  8. Cut 4-1/2″ square piece of brown cardstock adhere to inside of window using clear double sided adhesive.
  9. Using third from largest stitched square die cut 1 square from brown cardstock.
  10. Cut picture 4″ square using clear double sided adhesive attach stitched frame over picture.
  11. From white cardstock cut frame using Garden Patch 1″.  Using a clear drying glue such as Kid’s Choice Glue put a few dots at corners and along outer edges and adhere over picture.
  12. Cut a piece of barn red cardstock 6″ square.  As you did for the card front measure around 3/4″ in on all sides then cut out square on these lines.  Adhere to front of card.
  13. Using the largest stitched square die and brown cardstock cut 1 square adhere to front of card around window.
  14. Using Susan’s PanPastels set 1 and 3 and  sponges randomly rub fall colors all over white cardstock making sure to cover completely (no white areas).  From this cut several leaves using Susan’s Garden Patch Woodland Leaves (small oak and maples leaves used here).  Place leaves face down on leaf pad and using leaf tool from Susan’s Tool Kit put vein lines in all leaves.  On the right side pinch together and using ball tool and molding mat giving a little shape to edges by rolling ball over them.
  15. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Chrysanthemum die and yellow cardstock cut 1 flower and cut several small leaves from green cardstock.  Shape and assemble flower using Susan’s YouTube video as a guide you can find it here.
  16. Using clear drying glue arrange and attach flower and leaves to lower left corner of window.
  17. Cover one side of brown cardstock approximately 2′ X 4″ with clear double sided adhesive.  Place   A Way With Words – Autumn die face down on adhesive covered side and die cut.  Peel off protective covering and coat adhesive with copper Silk Microfine Glitter tapping off extra.  Burnish in glitter with finger.
  18. Cut very narrow strips of foam tape and place on back of die cut adhere to lower right corner of card front.

ECD Supplies:

Susan’s Garden Patch Woodland Leaves

Susan’s Garden Notes – Chrysanthemum

Susan’s Garden Patch 1″

Els Stitched Squares

Suzanne Cannon 4 Seasons

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Silk Microfine Glitter – Copper

Susan’s Molding Pad

Susan’s Leaf Pad

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit

Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 & 3

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other

Brown, green, barn red and yellow cardstock

I really hope that this tutorial today has given you inspiration to create your own window card.  You can find your supplies for this card at Elizabeth Craft Designs along with many other wonderful products.

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

Christine