Potted Poinsettia

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Hi Everyone hope that you all have had a great Christmas – ours was great spending time with family and friends.

Today I am posting a birthday card for a dear friend with whom I have been friends with for about 60 years.  My card  uses Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand and Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia as well as her White Pine Boughs & Pinecones along with Els van de Burgt Holiday Garlands 2 and A Way With Words Happy Birthday.

Here is how I made the card.

  1. Using Karen Burniston’s video and Flower Pot Pop Stand die set – the flower pot cut from a color cardstock of your choice (Sea Glass was used here).  Cut and build the flower pot according to the video.
  2. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia and white cardstock cut 7 or 8 poinsettias making sure you cut a set from green cardstock for each flower.  Shade and shape each flower using Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 and her 4 pc Tool Kit.  Susan has a great video to help you with this you can find it here.  Cut strips of clear plastic approximately 1/4″ wide (I used some packaging plastic that I had saved as it is sturdy).  Attach flowers to one end using Kids Choice Glue.
  3.  Using Susan’s garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecones die set and green cardstock cut enough pine boughs for the front of card and to fill in in the flower pot.  Using a little of the orange PanPastel from set 1 shade each pine bough just a little.  Pinch up the needles to give dimension.
  4. Take a piece of white cardstock (making sure that it is big enough to cut out happy birthday and 2 holiday garlands from this piece) cover 1 side with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Lay happy birthday die and the holiday garland die face down on side of cardstock where adhesive is – die cut.  You will have to cut a second garland.  Pull back the protective covering being very careful not to touch the adhesive with fingers.  Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over tap off excess and burnish in with finger.
  5. Cut smallest Dotted Rectangle from white cardstock and the next size up from colored cardstock that matches your printed paper (CTMH Sea Glass used here).  Stamp sentiment on white rectangle with black ink.  Adhere white rectangle to colored rectangle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. Attach 5 or 6 poinsettias to cross pieces of flower pot using Kid’s choice Glue attaching by the clear plastic piece.  Then fill in with pine boughs to your liking.
  7. Cut card base from white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″.  Lay pop stand die onto cardstock lining up die on the score line.  You will want to lay your filled flower pot folded flat lined up with pop stand to find out how low you will need to cut the pop stand.  Refer to Karen’s video for cutting pop stand and attaching the flower pot.
  8. Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ square and attach to the back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the die cut spots.
  9. Cut 1 piece of colored cardstock 5-3/4″ X 2-1/2″ attached to top of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 3-1/4″ attach to lower part of card front once again avoiding the die cut area.  Cut 2 pieces of of printed paper 1-3/4″ X 6″ attach to inside of card along outer edge.  Cut 2 pieces of colored cardstock 1-1/4″ attached on each side of inside card next to the printed paper.  Add snowflake garlands on each side attaching to the colored cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.  Using foam tape / pop dots attach the rectangles w/ sentiment to right side of inside of card.
  10. Add Happy B and a poinsettia to left of card where the 2 papers meet using Kids Choice Glue.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1226 Susan’s garden Notes – Small Poinsettia

1091 Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine boughs & Pinecones

1205 Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

1259 Els van de Burgt Holiday garlands 2

1174 Els van de Burgt Dotted Rectangles

1161 Suzanne Cannon Quietfire – Happy Birthday

30115 Susan’s PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1

808 Susan’s Garden 4pc Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

814 Kids Choice Glue

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Prills

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, green, brown & sea glass

Close to My Heart B & T (Printed) Paper  Pack – Oh Deer

Foam Tape or Pop Dots

This card is so much fun to make I do hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial and you will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

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

Congratulations Tiger

Hi there thanks for stopping by today!  Recently I had a request to make a card in celebration of an induction into a sports “Hall of Fame” at our local high school.  This is the card I came up with.  Our school mascot is a tiger and our colors are red and white.  To make this card I used Karen Burniston’s Accordion Circle Die, Square with Circle Frame Edges die and Sport Charms Dies (these dies are found at Elizabeth Craft Designs).  The tiger was cut from Design Space on my Cricut and then used extra thick clear embossing powered to coat giving it a glossy finish.

Happy Scrapping!

Christine