Framed Coreopsis

Welcome my crafty friends,

Today I have another card for you featuring Spellbinders Susan’s Autumn Flora Coreopsis along with foliage ( foliage with a twist it is similar to a weed that grows here in Maine). My card mats are from Spellbinders APG series Petite Picot Squares.

Here is how I created my 6″ x 6″ card.

Step 1 I created the beaded part using Styrofoam beads separated into 4 containers. Added a few drops of Distress Oxide Reinker in each (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint) mix each one to distribute color. Next I mixed beads together in another cup. I will tell you maybe alcohol reinker may way work better as the Distress Oxide do not dry well and tend to muddy the colors.

Step 2 Using 4″ piece of flower wire wrapped with floral tape I rolled top 1″ – 1-1/4″ of wire in Kids Choice Glue then dipped into colored beads and manipulate with your fingers to get shape. Heat gun was used very carefully to dry a little then more glue was used by brush then more beads were added until I had shape I wanted.

Step 3 Used white cardstock to cut 3 Coreopsis. Copic markers were used to color. Susan has a YouTube video for creating which can be found here.

Step 4 From green cardstock 2 Nandina Branches were cut as well as 2 Rosemary branches. They were shaded and shaped. Susan has a YouTube video for Her Foliage & Ladybug die set which can be found here.

This is the inspiration

Step 5 From white cardstock I cut 1 of largest Spellbinder Petite Pico Squares then using die for next size down I placed a square die inside taped together and cut a frame from white cardstock.

Step 6 On white 6″ X 6″ card base I used Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach largest square. Next I used narrow dimensional tape strips added to back of frame adhering over square as diamond shape.

Step 7 Kids Choice Glue was used to add foliage and flowers.

Step 8 Add Ladybug.

I do hope you have enjoyed my post and that it has inspired you to create!

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Until next time – Happy Crafting!


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Encircled Coreopsis

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card I created using some of Susan’s Autumn Flora Collection. I am using Coreopsis and Foliage along with Spellbinders APG Picot Petite Circles.

Card Base 6″ X 6″ tent fold

Colored cardstock cut 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhered to card front with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Using Nestabilites Standard Circles I cut 2 frames by taping 2 circle dies togetherand adhered together using Art Glitter Glue Dries Clear. From white cardstock I created another frame using Picot Petite die and Standard Circles which I adhered to the basic frames using glue. Added narrow dimensional strips to back then adhered to card front.

From green cardstock I cut 2 berry branches using the die from the Foliage die set (I like to cut twice to give stability) adhere one on top of other. Use green ink to shade. Added white berries using white Nuvo Drops. I like to do my berry branches in the very beginning so they have time to dry while I am creating the rest of the card. Susan has a YouTube video demo which you can find here I also cut 2 Nadena branches from green cardstock then shaded and shaped.

From white cardstock I cut 3 Coreopsis then used Copic markers to color. Susan has a YouTube video for the Coreopsis which can be found here

Using Kids Choice Glue I created my bouquet inside circle on card front. I first put down the Nadena cut Berry Branches apart added them next to Nadena, Coreopsis were added next (I did build right on card as Susan does) lastly I added the leaves.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today – I hope that my card has been inspirational to you and you will go create.

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Until Next time – Happy Crafting!


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Autumn Leaves and Coreopsis

Hello my crafty friends,

Autumn is getting closer here in Maine some leaves have started to turn and due to dry weather some are already falling.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s new release with Spellbinders Autumn Flora is available to purchase today. Autumn Flora has 8 die sets and 1 stamp set.

Today’s card features the Coreopsis and Woodland Garden Leaves Etched.

Card base is 4-1/4 X 5-1/2 white cardstock

Patterned paper 4 X 5-1/4 adhered to card front with clear double sided adhesive.

Using Hexi Strip I die cut 1 from white cardstock. Art Glitter Glue Dries Clear with fine tip was used to adhere to left side of card front.

Sentiment is from new stamp set Autumn Quotes stamped on white cardstock using black ink then die cut using Deckled Edges Rectangle. Use dimensional tape to adhere to card front.

4 Maples leaves were cut from white cardstock using die from Woodland Garden Leaves Etched then colored with alcohol markers in autumn colors.

Using Coreopsis die set I cut 3 from white cardstock then colored with Copic markers then shaped and assembled. Susan has YouTube videos up for creating each of her new flowers.

3 foliage were cut from green cardstock using Foliage and Ladybug and 1 ladybug from white cardstock. Leaves were shaped and shaded. Colored ladybug then shaped.

Using Kids Choice Glue I added Foliage first then flowers lastly Woodland Leaves as well as the Coreopsis leaves.

Thanks for stopping by hope you have enjoyed!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


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You only live once if you live right once is enough!