In The Woods

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Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.  Today my post is something a little different. Instead of making a card I decided to make something  decorative and use some of Susan’s CountryScapes die sets.  The first picture is shown without the glass dome so it is easier to see.in-the-woods-1

This is a picture with the glass dome over it photo is not great but it was very hard to photograph due to the glare on the glass.

Here is how it was constructed

  1. Cut 30 – 36 trees (I cut just the top 3-3-1/2″ of tree) from green cardstock using Susan’s CountryScapes Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings die set.  Fold up all the branches on each tree add Kid’s Choice Glue to the back of tree adhere to tooth pick.  in-the-woods-3Add 3 trees to each tooth pick which gives you a dimensional tree.  in-the-woods-4You should have 10-12 dimensional trees when done.
  2. Cut 4 deer using light brown cardstock and deer die from Susan’s CountryScapes Critters 3 –   2 of the deer should but cut from brown cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on 1 side and 2 cut from just cardstock.  Adhere deer together so you have 2 deer.Lay deer face down on molding mat and use large ball tool to shape the deer a little.  Shade deer using Susan’s PanPastels Set 3 (dark brown & white) .  For spots on deer use white gel pen.
  3. Cut 1 snowman and accessories using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman die set.  Put snowman together using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Lay snowman face down on molding mat and shape a little using large ball tool.
  4. Cut 2 stone walls and 1 gate use Susan’s video to shade and build your walls.
  5. Cut 5″ Styrofoam ball in half using a knife.  Cut pieces off all over ball half so that it is not too smooth.  Cut a couple of slots for deer placement.  Using a clear drying glue and a brush apply all over ball except around the very bottom all the way around. Sprinkle Diamond Dust over the glue shake off the excess.
  6. Cut 1 piece of white cardstock and 1 piece of blue vellum with stars at 6″ square.  Attach the 2 pieces together using Clear Double Sided Adhesive along bottom edge on 1 side.  Tear along sides and top edges of both papers adjusting height to fit under glass dome.  Using Kid’s Choice Glue attach this paper to back of ball using tiny straight pins to hold in place.
  7. Glue stone wall and gate to front of ball using Kid’s Choice Glue.
  8. Add deer to slots with a little glue on their hooves to secure them into the slots.
  9. Stick trees into ball behind and ob sides of deer as desired.
  10. Tuck snowman behind stone wall securing with a little glue.
  11. Add yellow vellum circle for moon.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman

Susan’s CountryScapes Critters 3

Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings

Susan’s CountryScapes New England Stone Wall & Gate 3

Susan’s PanPastels Set 3

Kid’s Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white,  light brown, green, red, black

Blue vellum with stars

small piece of yellow vellum

Diamond Dust

5″ Styrofoam Ball

Fab Lab Glass Dome with wood base

tooth picks

 

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will try your hand at making your own.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for great supplies.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

Up On the Roof Top

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Hello Everyone thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Today I have created kind of a fun card that has Santa and his satchel going head first down the chimney.  My card base was made by using Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand Die Set.

Here is how it was done

  1.  Cut flower pot from light gray cardstock you will need to cut it twice.  Find your score lines and fold all of them (this is important to do before embossing as it will make it easier to find them after embossing – ask me how I know ).  Depending on how big your brick embossing folder is you may be able to do both at once  but lay the flat pieces in the embossing folder and run through machine.  Try to have a couple of sides straight as possible and use these sides for front of card (Again ask me how I know).  Take cranberry ink pad and rub over the bricks which will color the bricks but leave mortar area gray.  Use Karen’s great video to build the flower pot.  For this card you can either cut the top flaps off or glue them down as they will be covered I glued mine.
  2. I cut doubles of everything as it makes them much more sturdy.  Father Christmas you only need to make the bottom half (no need to do all the fur and face stuff unless you want to use the top half for another card. Father Christmas, satchel and tree were all attached with Kid’s Choice Glue to dividers inside chimney. The star on the tree was just a little punch from my stash. For the snow flakes cut them from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on iit and then coat with cool diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.  Cut narrow strips of clear plastic at different lengths for each snowflake (I used 4 strips).  Sandwich 1 end of strip between 2 snow flakes using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Taking small strips of fiberfill glue around the top of the chimney using Kid’s Choice Glue.
  3. Cut colonial white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ and fold on score line this forms card base.  Follow Karen’s video for placement of the pop stand so that your items in the chimney do not hang out over edge of card.
  4. Cut 2 pieces of print paper 4″ X 6″ using Karen Burniston’s Agatha Edge Dies cut 1 of the 6″ sides on each piece.  Attach to the left and the right side of card using Clear double Sided Adhesive and making sure that both fancy edges face into the card.
  5. Cut 2 coordinating strips of paper 1/2″ X 6″ and attach using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. (In place of these strips you could use Els new Christmas Garland 1 or 2 if you have them.) The little sign that was used here came with paper pack but you could use a fancy cut and stamp something or maybe a dimensional sticker.
  6. Before finishing front and back of card make sure you have attached your chimney (once again ask me how I know).  Cut 2 pieces of green cardstock 5-3/4″ square attaching 1 to front and 1 to back.  (When applying adhesive avoid the little open square hole.)  Cut 2 pieces of print paper 5-1/2″ square attach over green cardstock using Clear Double sided Adhesive.
  7. The picture on the front of my card came with the paper which I cut out and attached using dimensional tape to a double mat I had attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (You could use one of Suzanne Cannon’s  Christmas dies on the front.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Father Christmas

Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Evergreen & Trimmings

Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

Karen Burniston Agatha Edges

Suzanne Cannon Quietfire Brrrrrr

Els van de Burgt Entwined Circles

Silk Microfine Glitter Cool Diamond

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

  1. Other SuppliesClose To My Heart cardstock Colonial WhiteCardstock – gray, red, brown, white, green, black and yellow.

    Printed Paper (K & Co used here)

    Close To My Heart Ink Pad cranberry

    Strips of clear plastic (old packaging used here as it is sturdy)

    polyester fiber fill or cotton balls

    I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will be excited to try your own.

    Visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies today!

    Until next time Happy Scrapping!

    Christine

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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Looking Through My Window

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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

Other

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!

Christine

 

 

Marigold Explosion Card

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Hello everyone today I am posting a card that I did not actually design myself but a dear friend did and we did it in her class.   I did make some changes to the front of the card as I wanted to use one of Susan’s new releases – Garden Notes – Marigold.  Lots of people are doing the explosion cards right now so I was excited to try it.

Here is how it was done.

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Explosion Insert:  Note it is very important to crease all your folds very well so the explosion works properly.

  1.  Cut 1 piece of white cardstock 8-1/2″ square. Stamp sentiment in center and  random stamp using stamps and inks of your choice all over.
  2. Fold in half  with stamp side out crease with bone folder.  Open up and fold with stamp side in crease with bone folder.
  3. Mark center with pencil top & bottom .
  4. Fold left corner up to center mark crease well.  Fold right corner up to center mark crease well.  These do not have to be exact.
  5. Unfold and turn over repeat folding and creasing.
  6. Unfold left side push bottom fold up and in –  inverting fold.  Crease  repeat on right side.
  7. Fold left corner to center pencil mark crease fold right corner to pencil mark unfold turn over and repeat folding and creasing.
  8.  Open up each and invert crease (there will be 4) crease well.  Your piece should look like a house.
  9. Adhere insert to inside of card by adding Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of insert make sure the point of insert is at the center of card fold press down. Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to top of insert and close card and press down to make sure that it adheres to card base.  If it hangs out a little at the bottom just trim it off. 2016-09-29-22-02-53marigoldexplosioncard3Check out the video for this it really is a great video you can find it here
  10. Cut printed paper 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  11. Cut 1 piece of coordinating cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ adhere to card front.
  12. Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 1-3/4″ X 2-3/8″ (2 different colors used here).  Cut 2 pieces of print paper 1-3/4″ X 2-3/8″ arrange on card front and adhere using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  13. The gray piece behind oval is a piece that was cut from the Cricut.
  14. Cut oval from white cardstock and stamp sentiment in center.  Adhere using pop dots.
  15. Add self adhesive colored pearls around outer edge of oval.
  16. Make 3 marigolds using Susan’s new Garden Notes Marigold die set.  Susan’s video found here.
  17. Adhere to upper left side of oval using a clear fast drying glue such as Kid’s Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Marigold

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies:

White cardstock

Printed Paper

Self Adhesive Pearls

Stamps of your choice

Inks of your choice

Bone Folder

Thanks for stopping by today.  I do hope you will try making the explosion card it is a fun card to make.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

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