Plant Smiles

Plant Smiles

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Here in Maine we are still waiting for spring weather to take away the snow so until then the only gardening I can do is paper gardening.  Today from my paper garden I have a card I created for you using more of Susan’s Garden Notes new releases.  This card has the new Garden Notes Heart Grapevine Wreath, Ranunculus and Calla Lily.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut 2 Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch.  Using Distress Ink shade.  Using Molding Pad and Medium Ball Tool from All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit shape leaves.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries set aside to dry.  When dry add berries to back side let dry.

Step 2  Form 6″x6″ card base using large embossing folder emboss card front only.

Step 3  Cut 2-4 Garden Notes Heart Grapevine Wreaths from brown cardstock.  (I used 4 on this card)  Stack wreaths using Kids Choice Glue sparingly so as not to glue twigs together just center,  Use fingers or tweezers to lift ends of twigs to give dimension.

Step 4  Find heart shape that fits center ECD Stitched Hearts used her but you could probably use the center that cuts out of the wreath if you cut 1 from white cardstock and use distress inks to make a background.

Step 5  Using black ink stamp sentiment on right half of heart then using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere to center of card front.

Step 6 Using Kids Choice Glue adhere heart wreath over background heart.

Step 7  Cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink then pinch up on fronds to give dimension.

Step 8  Cut 1 Garden Notes Ranunculus and 2 Calla Lilies from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color, shape and assemble flowers.

Step 9  Using Kids Choice Glue build arrangement on wreath starting with berry branches and ferns then adding flowers and leaves.

For videos to help with creating flowers be sure to visit Susan’s Facebook page

Susan’s Garden Club

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and you are inspired to create your own.

All the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below all you have to do is click on the picture and it will take you directly to their site.

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



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown

Background paper / cardstock

Nuvo Drops – Violet Galaxy

Black Ink

Distress Ink

Large Embossing Folder

Alcohol Markers



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!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

Black Ink

Distress Oxide Inks