Button Mums and Autumn Hydrangea

Welcome my crafty friends hope you are all staying safe.

Today I have a card I designed using Susan’s brand new release Autumn Flora Button Mums and Autumn Hydrangea through Spellbinders. Another fantastic release from Susan I just love working with her dies.

My card today is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold created from white cardstock.

Patterned paper from my stash was used for background cut 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhered to card front using clear double sided adhesive.

Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Circle was cut from white cardstock using largest die in set. Circled was adhered to card front using clear double sided adhesive.

Two Button Mums were cut from white cardstock then colored with Copic Markers then shaped and assembled. I used Susan’s old tools to shape my flowers but she has great new set coming out it should be available by January 2021.

Off white cardstock and Distress Oxide Inks were used to color florets. I picked 3 or 4 colors that I wanted in my hydrangea and smeared in various areas on the cardstock both front and back leaving areas here and there off white. Florets were then die cut from this paper several times (I would rather have left over than to run out) then shaped and assembled. Susan is doing YouTube videos for each die set in the release her hydrangea video is here

Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to make the Berry Branch and and Eucalyptus. I cut 2 Berry Branches from green cardstock adhere them together with Art Glitter Glue. Green ink was used to shade then Nuvo Drops Plum Pudding was used to make berries which I put on both sides so I add berries to one side set aside to dry then do the other side. I always do my berries branches first so they will have time to dry well. Lady bug was cut from white cardstock colored with red Copic Marker black head, dots added with fine point pen and shaped with medium ball stylus. Two Eucalyptus branches were cut from green cardstock shaded with green ink and a bit of rusty red PanPastels was added to base of leaves I then shaped the leaves using a ball stylus.

Beacons Kids Choice Glue was used to add everything to card front starting with Berry Branch, Eucalyptus, Hydrangea, Mums, leaves and of course the Ladybug.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today I do hope it has inspired you to create. Until next time Happy Crafting!


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Looking Through My Window


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


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!




I Love Summer

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Hello everyone, Today my card is the latest one I designed for Susan’s Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Well summer has finally arrived and that makes me very happy as it seems like we have waited a long time for this. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, peeps peeping and yes the warm weather….oh how I love it!    Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog for a complete tutorial to make this card and visit their On-Line Store for all your supplies.  I do hope you enjoy this card.

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Outside of card.

Happy Scrapping,






Fall Mums

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Hello Everyone,

Today’s post is my latest creation using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s new chrysanthemum die which is now available here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. My card is a standard A2 card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) using it as a top fold card. Let’s get started.

  1. Take your card base and using the Lots of Dots embossing folder emboss the lower two thirds of the front of the card case.
  2. Cut green cardstock 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and white cardstock 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then using edge punch (an older Martha Stewart punch used here but most any edge punch will work) punch one of the 5-1/2″ edges on each piece.
  3. Cut white cardstock 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then punch using Martha Stewart Diamond Fence double edge punch.
  4. Using the 2 smallest oval dies from the Accordion Oval die set cut the smallest oval in white cardstock and the larger of the two dies cut in green cardstock.
  5. Ink all edges of your card base and all the pieces you have cut. Vintage Photo Distress Ink was used here.
  6. Using shades of orange, red and yellow cardstock cut your flowers using Susan’s Garden Notes die Chrysanthemum. For each flower I cut everything twice including the stamens.
  7. Using Susan’s Deluxe Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape your flowers. The loop tool and tweezers were used to shape these flowers. Starting with the largest set of petals stack the petals gluing between layers (2 large, 2 medium and 2 small).  Using the ball tool gently curve the stamens, glue them end to end and then using tweezers roll holding for a few seconds to dry then fluff the stamens out. Glue to center of “mum”. Cut two of the smallest petal layers for each bud.  Using medium ball stylus and molding pad place petals wrong side facing up press ball tool into center and stir causing the petals to curve up tightly. Glue one on top of the other and pinch back together forming a bud.
  8. From green cardstock die cut your leaves. Using Susan’s leaf tool and leaf pad make the vein lines on your leaves, add  green PanPastels pinch base of leaf and shape the leaf tip with ball tool. (Susan’s You Tube video for her Rose 2 die will help you with your shaping etc.) See it Here.
  9. Using Thank You from ECD Black Peel Off Stickers – Text set place on the small white oval. Adhere the white oval to the green oval.
  10. Assemble Card by taking the green 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock and using ECD clear double sided adhesive along the top attach to card base.  Add the double sided adhesive to the top back of the white  1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock underneath the green adjusting so it is evenly spaced.  Take the white doubled edge punched piece and using clear drying glue adhere over the green at the top of the card.  Add your flowers, buds and leaves to the top left corner using a clear drying glue.  Using pop dots adhere the oval to the bottom right corner.  Place pearls in the diamond spaces across the top.
  11. Stamp sentiment inside.  ( Susan’s Seeds of Thought – Let Us Be Grateful stamp used here)mums 4 09082015

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies – 
#1087 Susan’s Garden Note Die – Chrysanthemum
RS005 Seeds of Thought Stamp – Let Us Be Grateful
#808 Susan’s Garden Deluxe Tool Kit
#810 Large Molding Mat
#772 Karen Burniston Accordion Oval Card Die
#324 ECD Peel Off Stickers – Text 
#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6mm
#114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

Other Supplies – 

Close To My Heart Cardstock Olive, Colonial White, Barn Red,Gold Rush and Sunset
Close To My Heart Colonial White Card
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Martha Stewart Edge Punches
Pearls from my stash

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and you try your hand at creating one. Remember that most edge punches will work and will change it up a bit.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!