Potted & Framed Amaryllis

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Hello Everyone,  thanks for stopping by today.  Here in Maine we got a little snow a few days ago but then it turned to rain and in my area it is gone – I am really not looking forward to winter it lasts way too long!

My post today uses Susan’s Garden Notes Amaryllis and Potted along with Els van de Burgt’s new Holiday Garlands 1.  Let’s get started.

  1. Cut off white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ and fold on score line forming your 6″x 6″ card base.  Ink all edges (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).
  2. Cut Patterned paper 6″ X 6″ ink all edges with same ink.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach to card front.
  3. Cut green cardstock 6″ X 6″.  Cut from outer edges 1/2″ in all around remove center square to reveal a frame.  Use dimensional tape to attach to front of card.
  4. Cut pot from off white cardstock distress the pot (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).  using loop tool from Susan’s 4pc. Tool Kit lay pot face down on molding pad and shape pulling loop tool down from top to bottom.   Using a toothpick add some clear quick drying glue such as Kid’s Choice Glue add glue to very outer edges all around  pot and adhere to card front leaving the top opening open.
  5. Make 3 red amaryllis using Susan’s video as a guide.  Video found here.
  6. Using a little clear quick drying glue on back of stems place them in top of pot.  Add flowers to top of stems and fill in at top of pot with extra leaves.
  7. Cut piece of  off white cardstock 2-1/2″ X 6-1/2″ add clear double sided adhesive to one side.  Cut 4 Holiday Garlands remove protective paper and add to green frame on card front.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Amaryllis

Susan’s Garden Notes – Potted

Els van de Burgt – Holiday Garland 1

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit

Susan’s Molding Pad

Susan’s Leaf Pad

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

PanPastels Set 3

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies

Cardstock – off white, red and green

Pollen

Pattern Paper – K & Company used here

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint

I really hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will now try your hand at making this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

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Sweet Magnolia & Lavender

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Hello my crafty friends.  Today I am posting a card I made for a dear friend who lost her sister recently.  My card is 6″ X 6″ top fold and uses Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia, CountryScapes Lavender and Mini Botanicals – Clematis & Ivy along with Els Dotted Scallop Squares.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2.  Cut purple cardstock 5-3/4″ square.
  3. Using white cardstock and largest die from Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares die set cut 1 scalloped square.
  4.  Ink all edges on all these pieces using ink color of your choice. (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).
  5. Assemble using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. For heart wreath either draw out heart shape on cardstock or if you have heart dies you can cut heart using the die.  (You want it to be approximately 5″.)
  7. Using largest leaf die from Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia and green cardstock cut approximately 30-40 leaves.  Color and shape all leaves.  See Susan’s video for this part you can find it here.
  8. Make 1 magnolia using same video as a guide.
  9. Once all leaves are shaded and shaped lay your leaves out on your heart shape keeping them all going in same direction.  When satisfied with placement glue leaves on with clear drying glue.
  10. Attach heart wreath to card front using clear double sided adhesive.
  11.  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender die set cut 1 stem using medium green cardstock.  Shade with a slightly darker ink.
  12. Cut florets for lavender 6-8 times from purple cardstock.  Place florets face up on hard rubber mat or gum eraser and with smallest ball tool in Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.
  13.  Use clear drying glue to attach florets to stems making as full as you like.
  14.  Cut 2 bows from Shimmer Sheetz glue together off setting slightly.
  15. Cut 2 vines from green cardstock using Susan’s Mini Botanical Clematis & Ivy die set.
  16. Cut florets 5-6 times from white cardstock.  Lay florets face up on hard rubber mat.  Using yellow marker make yellow center in each floret and using smallest ball tool cup each.  Attach florets to vine using clear drying glue.
  17. Lay stem of lavender on left of heart wreath attaching with clear drying glue. (Glue only in center of stems where they all come together)
  18.  Add magnolia attaching in same manner.
  19. Attach bow just below magnolia onto stems and leaves.
  20. Cut apart clematis and glue filling in to your liking.
  21.  Add peel off sticker (Thinking of You used here) in sentiment of your choice.
  22.  Cut 2 easels from cardstock color of your choice (cut 1 from cardstock that has clear double sided adhesive on it).  Attach one over the other and emboss with your choice of embossing folder.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia

Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender

Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanical Clematic & Ivy

Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares

Els’ Card Stand / Easel

Shimmer Sheetz

Soft Finish Cardstock

Susan’s Deluxe 4 pc Tool Kit

Peel Off Stickers

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you will be inspired to make your version of this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies to make this card and to see all their wonderful products.

 

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

Jasmine & Roses

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Today my post is another card inspired by my recent tour of the Olson House in Cushing, Maine.   I believe as a crafter we look at everything in a different way at least I do.  I am sure some of those that were in our tour group probably thought that I was a “tad bit” crazy when I got so excited over the peeling wallpaper, cracked walls and wide painted floorboards and proceeded to take pictures of these items.  The background paper I used today is from my picture I took of the peeling wall paper then printed on cardstock.  When I was looking at the wall that day I could just picture some of Susan’s Garden Note Roses on that background.

 

I have chosen Susan’s new soon to be released Susan’s Garden Note Plant Pot die using her Garden Notes Rose 2 and Jasmine from her previous releases.  I also used Els Leafy Branch, Dotted Scallop Rectangles, Bead Strings 1 and Joset Designs General Sentiments stamp set.  I know it is another card with roses but I just love them and I think that sometimes they can take a nice card and make it a wow card at least in my opinion.

Let us get started.

Card Base:  6″ X 6″

  1. Cut white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″.
  2. Choose a printed paper for background – mine is one I printed from a photo I took.  Cut paper 6″ X 6″ attach to card front using clear double sided adhesive.  Note this card can be a top fold or side fold it is your choice.
  3. Cut 4 matching pieces from Bead Strings 1 ( you have a choice of 4 I chose one of the straight ones) using white cardstock with clear double sided adhesive on the back.  At the same time cut 1 Dotted Scallop Rectangle using smallest die but do not back white cardstock with adhesive for this piece.
  4. Ink all edges (Distress Antique Linen used here).
  5. Attach beaded strings around outer edges.

Flower Pot:

  1. Cut 2 pots and 2 saucers from terra cotta cardstock.
  2. On 1 pot and saucer using green and white ink and makeup sponge shade to give it aged look.
  3. After shading lay shaded pot and sauce face down on molding pad.  Using loop tool from Susan’s 4 piece tool kit pull loop down through the pot and saucer to give it dimension.  Jasmine & Roses2
  4. Attach flat pot and saucer to card front using clear double sided adhesive (I left little piece in top of pot on this one and adhered)Jasmine & Roses3
  5. Using clear drying glue on very edges of pot (even tiny rim area) and saucer all around attach over one already attached to card.  Make sure you leave center of pot open and free of glue as that is where you will arranging your flowers.

Flowers and Foliage:

  1. Cut 3 roses from pink cardstock.  Shade centers of all petals with PanPastels Set 1 Magenta.
  2. Using green cardstock cut leaves and stems shade with PanPastels Set 1 Bright Yellow Green.
  3. Shape roses, leaves and stems using Susan’s video as a guide you can find it here.  This video is very helpful  I refer to it often.
  4. Cut 6 Jasmine flowers and stamens from white cardstock and  stems and leaves several times from green cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine die.  Shade center of each flower with yellow PanPastel Set 1.  Lay flowers face down on molding mat and with small loop tool pull tool from top to bottom shaping petals. Turn flowers over and with small ball tool push into center cupping each flower. To form stamen spread a small amount of clear drying glue on bottom of stamen and roll up using tweezers starting at tab end..  Spread stamen out and with black marker make small dots on each stamen.  Attach stamen to center of each flower using clear drying glue.  Place leaves and stems face down on leaf molding pad and with leaf tool draw vein line down center of each leaf.  Turn leaves over add Bright Yellow Green PanPastel and Rust PanPastels from set 1 for shading.  Using tweezers pinch bottom of each leaf and lay on molding mat face down rub end of leaf with medium ball tool to add shape.
  5. Cut 2-3 Leafy Branches from green cardstock add shading using Bright Yellow Green PanPastels set 1.  Lay face down on molding mat using med ball tool rub each leafy gently to give a little shape turn over and gently rub stems in several areas to give more dimension.

Arranging Flower Pot:

  1. Layout your Leafy Branches arranging until you are happy with it putting stems down in hole of pot.  When happy with arrangement use clear drying glue to attach ( just a few dots on stems here and there).  I cut some apart and even had some hang over edge of pot.
  2. Next add Roses and buds (once again I cut them apart  cutting buds and leaves off and a little bit of bottom of stems).
  3. Add Jasmine flowers in same manner.  Experiment until you get the look you want.

Adding Sentiment:

  1. Stamp sentiment on die cut rectangle using black ink (Happy Birthday used here but this card could be used for many things).
  2. Attach rectangle to top right corner of card using dimensional tape.

Last but not least your card needs a stand to display it on Els has a how to video for making card stand here.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Flower Pot

Susan’s Garden Notes – Roses 2

Susan’s Garden Notes – Jasmine

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit

Susan’s Garden Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Rectangles

Els van de Burgt Studio Bead Strings 1

Els van de Burgt Studio Card Stand / Easel

Joset Designs Stamp Set – general Sentiments

Other Supplies:

White, pink, green and terra cotta cardstock

Black, white and green ink

Distress Antique Linen ink

Makeup sponges

Fine tip black marker

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you will try making one yourself. Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for supplies for this card plus much more.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

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Geraniums in the Window

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Hello Everyone, Today I am posting a card that I designed using Susan’s Garden Notes – Geranium die and her Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies.  My recent trip to Cushing, Maine to tour The Olson House actually was my inspiration for this card.  My favorite painting is “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth.  When approaching the house which is void of paint I noticed a window full of red geraniums. When touring the house I learned that Christina Olson always had geraniums in the kitchen window and they continue that today.

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Here is how I made the card.

Card Base

  1. Cut white cardstock 5-1/4 ” X 10-1/2″ score at 5-1/4″ fold on score line.
  2. Using a pencil measuring in 1-1/8″ from each edge lightly draw 3″ square.  Make second square inside first measuring in 1/4″ from edge of first square.  geraniums in the window229 17.54.27
  3. Emboss with your favorite embossing folder.
  4. Score lines of both squares.
  5. Using X acto knife and ruler cut from upper left corner to lower right corner of largest square then repeat for opposite corners.
  6.   Fold in on score lines of largest square then fold up on score lines of second square.  Note: the following photo the card has not been embossed so it is easier to see for instructions.   geraniums in the window3-07-29 18.02.49
  7. Cut 3″ square piece of white cardstock and attach to back side of window using clear double sided adhesive.   geraniums in the window49 18.34.05

Geraniums

  1. Cut 1 flower base, regular petals 3 or 4 times and tiny petals twice from red cardstock.  Cut several leaves, tiny stem and calyx from green cardstock.
  2. Using Set 1 of Susan’s PanPastels shade leaves with bright yellow green and rust color.
  3. Shape petals and leaves using Susan’s 4 piece tool set, molding pad and leaf mat.  Use Susan’s video as a guide in making your flowers it is found here.

Ladybug and Butterfly

  1. Cut 1 butterfly and 1 ladybug from white cardstock.
  2. Color ladybug with red and black markers.  Color butterfly yellow and black or whatever colors you want your butterfly.  Susan has a video on making the ladybug found here.

Assembly

  1. Cut picture of your choice to fit in window opening (just slightly under 3″) adhere inside of window using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Attach geraniums, leaves and buds using clear drying glue to lower right corner of card.
  3. Attach butterfly to upper left corner of window  and ladybug to lower windowsill using clear drying glue.

Card Stand / Easel

  1. Cut 2 stands from cardstock adhere together using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Emboss using embossing folder of your choice.  Els has a video for this found here.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Geranium

Susan’s Garden Notes – Bugs and Butterflies

Els van de Burgt Card Stand / Easel

Susan’s Garden – 4 pc Tool Set

Susan’s Garden – Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden Leaf Pad

Susan’s Garden PanPastels – set 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies

White, red and green cardstock

Markers – red, black and yellow

Embossing folder

Picture of your choice

 

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will find a picture that will inspire you to make this recessed window card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Carnation

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Hello everyone weather here in Maine has been beautiful the last few days finally it has turned warm and the flowers are blooming like crazy.  My roses in front of my deck really started popping open today and they are so pretty.

Today my post is using  a new release for Susan Tierney-Cockburn at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have used Susan’s  Garden Notes Carnation die again I love making these they are so pretty and easy.  The card is an A2 card (5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″.  Here is how I made the card.

  1.  Using a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ card base either a purchased one or you can cut cardstock 5-1/2″ wide by 8-1/2″ long and score at 4-1/4″ to form your own card base.
  2. Using largest Stitched Rectangle die cut one rectangle from deep pink cardstock,
  3. Take green cardstock and cut to 5″ X 3-3/4″.
  4.   Cut white cardstock  4-3/4″ X 3-1/2″ and emboss this piece with Swirly Curves embossing folder or embossing folder of your choice.
  5.   Ink all edges of rectangles and card base .  (Distress Ink – Vintage Photo used here).
  6. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach rectangles to card base starting with largest (deep pink) and ending with smallest (white).
  7.  Cut a Leafy Branch from green cardstock.  Lay right side down onto molding mat and using small ball tool lightly rub each leaf giving it dimension.
  8.   From brown cardstock cut 2-3 branches using Susan’s Garden Bouquet Stems and Branches die set.  Also cut several branches from Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1 dies set.  On these branches add a clear drying glue to the right side of the branches and dip them into white “Prills”.
  9. Using light pink cardstock cut all petals twice.  From green cardstock cut 2 stems.
    1. Distress all petal edges with a darker pink ink.  Hello Spring 7
    2. Lay all petals wrong side up on molding mat and using small end of loop tool ruffle the edges by pressing and pulling loop from edge to center just enough to make the edge curl.  Do this on all petals.  Hello Spring 8
    3. Turn petals over and using magenta PanPastel shade centers of all pieces.  Using the same loop tool as before finish shaping petals by pulling loop tool down through each petal careful not to disturb your ruffle.
    4. Using tweezers pinch stem end of each petal and cup center using smallest ball tool.
    5. Adhere 2 stems together using a quick clear drying adhesive.  Lay stem right side down on leaf mat and using leaf tool draw a stem line down center of stem.  Place on molding mat and using medium ball tool shape the “calyx”  by rubbing the ball around (stirring like motion).
    6. Lay stem on non-stick surface and build your carnation.  Starting with largest petals add a small dot of clear drying adhesive to calyx add your first set of petals, add adhesive to center of petals and add next set of petals offsetting a little.  Continue the process until you have all 8 layers added.
  10.  Using clear drying glue attach Leafy Branch to left side of card front.  Attach Carnation over the  Leafy Branch then add Branches.
  11.  Cut scallop oval using next to the smallest die in the Fitted Frames Curvy Ovals set from white cardstock.  From deep pink cardstock cut oval using next to the smallest die from Fitted Ovals set.  Using smallest die in Fitted Ovals cut white oval.  Ink edges on all ovals.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach ovals together.
  12. Add Happy Birthday Peel Off Sticker.  Attach to lower right of card front using pop dots.
  13. Cut 2 Card Stand / Easel glue together and emboss using embossing folder of your choice.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Carnation

Susan’s garden Notes – Bouquet Stems and Branches

Card Stand / Easel

Leafy Branch

Stitched Rectangles

Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals

Fitted Ovals

Swirly Curves Embossing Folder

Peel Off Stickers – Happy Birthday

Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1

Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

White, Deep Pink, Brown and Green cardstock

White Prills

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

 

I  sure do hope you have enjoy this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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Lovely Lavender

 

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Hello Everyone,

Today my post is using one of Susan’s Garden Notes newest dies it is the Lavender.  Along with this die Els’ Through the Lens -Stone Series paper was used.  This card is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold.  Susan has 7 new dies being released.

Here is how the card was created.

  1.  Using 85# Soft Finish  white Cardstock  and Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1 – Violet Tint and with a sponge color both sides of cardstock.  You could also use a lavender colored cardstock.
  2.   Cut Florets 6 times or more from violet / lavender cardstock.  Cut stems from green cardstock.
  3. Place florets right side up on hard rubber mat (Speedball Speedy Carve used here) Using smallest ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.Lovely Lavender 2
  4. Using Kid’s Choice Glue attach florets to stems.  Lovely Lavender 3
  5.   Using clear jar die cut lay on top of vellum and lightly trace around the bottom half of jar and cut out.  Using light blue ink color both sides of vellum then cut to desired height to represent water in the jar.
  6.   Using Kid’s Choice Glue and toothpick place glue around  very edge of 2 sides and bottom of vellum (right side up) place clear jar on top of vellum lining it up – let dry.
  7. Wrap small piece of ribbon around neck of jar adhere with a drop of glue.
  8.   Attach lavender to back of jar adhering with small amount of glue.
  9. Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink all edges on 6″ X 6″ card base and the 6″ X 6″ patterned paper.
  10. Attach patterned paper to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  11.  Using Kid’s Choice Glue apply a small amount around the very edge of back side of jar.  Attach jar to center of card front.
  12. Using white cardstock cut a tag using smallest tag in die set.  Ink edges and add “Thinking of You” peel off stickers.
  13. Using same ribbon loop a small piece through hole in tag attach to center of ribbon on jar.  Make a matching bow and attach that over the ends of loop.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

#1195 Susan’s Garden Notes – Lavender

#763 Tags

#1071 Card Stand / Easel

#808 Susan’s Garden Tool Set

#TTL002 Through the Lens – Stone Series

#PSF101 White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

#PSF102 White Soft Finish Cardstock 100#

#30115 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

#305 Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive

 

Other Supplies

6″ X 6″ white card base

Green Cardstock

1/8″ Purple Ribbon

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Light Blue Ink

Small piece Vellum

Jar Die Cut – Clear-  ( 2-1/2″ X3-1/4″)

Speedball Speedy Carve (used as molding mat for florets)

Embossing Folder

Now that you have seen how I created the card I do hope that you are inspired to try your own.  Be sure to check out not only the supplies to make this card but all the great products at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine