Nasturtiums & Forget Me Nots

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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!


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

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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!


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

Birthday Orchid

Birthday Orchid

Hello my crafty friends – Welcome!

From my paper garden today is a card I created using Susan’s Garden Notes Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) and Trevi Urn.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form card base 5″ X 6″ From white Soft Finish Cardstock (The embossing folder actually determined card size as I started as a 6″ X 6″ then had to trim down)  Emboss card front.

Step 2  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 2 Garden Notes Trevi Urns.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Color urn using alcohol markers in your choice of colors. Remove protective paper add pop dot center lower back of urn then adhere to card front keeping close to bottom to allow room for flowers at top.

Step 3   From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut several Garden Notes Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchids) color with alcohol markers in color of your choice then shape using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Set, molding pads and Leaf Pad see Susan’s video here.   Cut leaves and 3 stems from green cardstock and cut 3 stems from white cardstock.  Adhere white stems on top of green stems color with alcohol markers.  Shade and shape leaves.

Step 4 build flowers on card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Add sentiment using pop dot.

Now is your turn to create – have fun!  All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked 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!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green

Copic Markers – various colors

Pop Dots

Embossing Folder

Spanish Moss

Metallic Rub Ons – Set 3