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

 

 

 

Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy 3Hello Everyone hope you have all enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend.  Today I am posting a card that I designed for Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used several of Susan’s new CountryScape die sets and her new Stencils.  Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for a full tutorial and all the supplies to make your own.

Thank you for visiting my blog and until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

Sweet Aubrey Tag

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Hello everyone today my hubby and I are celebrating our 47th Anniversary and so we will be heading to the coast to celebrate.  This has been a tradition for many years for us.  We choose different places to go but our favorite is Camden, Maine it is so pretty  and that is where we will go.

Today I am posting a tag I made to go on a gift for a friend’s new granddaughter.  It is a quick and simple project.

  1.  From pink cardstock using Tags & More 6 Daisy die set cut solid tag and 2 corners.
  2. From white cardstock using Tags & More 6 Daisy cut tag overlay.
  3. From off white / cream colored cardstock (Close to My Heart Colonial White used here) cut petals for 2 roses using Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die set.  Shade petals using pink from PanPastels set 1. Shape all petals.
  4. Cut 4 stems from green cardstock.  Add stem and vein lines to 2 of the stems.  Shade with bright green PanPastels Set 1.  Using a clear drying glue such as Kid’s Choice to adhere the veined stem on top of the plain stem.   Susan has a great You Tube video to help with the shading and shaping which is found here.
  5. Print or stamp sentiment on same pink cardstock that was used for the tag.  Using the smallest oval from Stitched Oval Dies center over sentiment and cut out.
  6. Ink all edges of tag, corners and oval using ink of your choice I used Tea Dye Distress Ink here.
  7. Attach white overlay to pink tag using Clear Double Sided Adhesive avoiding open areas of overlay.  Attach corners with clear drying glue.  Adhere roses using same glue.
  8. Add a piece of matching ribbon to top of tag to tie onto package.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Tags & More 6 Daisy

Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2

Stitched Oval Dies

Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies:

White, Pink, Green and Off White Cardstock

10″ Ribbon

Tea Dye Distress Ink

 

Thank you for visiting today I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

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