Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Trying to stay busy during the stay at home and no power days I have created another card.  I leave the sentiment off now until I am ready to use the card something that took me a long time to do.  I tend to make cards that can be used for most any occasion so by leaving the sentiment off until I need a card it is very easy to add sentiment.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Created 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cut piece of white cardstock 5-3/4″ square  cut circle in upper left corner using Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circle Dies then embossed using 8-1/2 x 11 honeycomb embossing folder.

Step 3  Background piece was something I took from my stash I had created using Distress Oxide either inks or sprays.  Used a larger circle to cut to fit behind opening.  Used Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach background circle to back of opening then attaching square to card front.

Step 4  Susan’s Garden Notes Watering can was used for container.  Cut 2 of can itself from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere the 2 together.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was used with stencil brush pouncing all over let it dry then Distress Oxide Faded Jeans was sponged on to give it that splatter ware look.  Crystal Glaze was then brushed over entire piece then allowed to dry.  Once dry removed protective paper from back added couple dimensional dots lower center attached to lower right of card front.

Step 5  Created a bunch of Garden Notes Forget Me Nots and a couple stems of Garden Notes Feverfew.  Used Kids Choice Glue to adhere flower stems to top of container.

Once again I hope it has been encouraging and inspirational.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


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


Garden Notes Watering Can

Garden Notes Forget Me Nots

Garden Notes Feverfew

Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circles

Background paper

8-1/2 X 11 Embossing Folder – Honeycomb

Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Distress Oxide Ink – Faded Jeans

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Cardstock – white & Green

Yellow Pollen


Pink Hydrangea & Feverfew

Pink Hydrangea & Feverfew

Hello my crafty friends – Welcome to my blog,

Today I have a card for you using Susan’s Garden Lace Cap Hydrangea, Feverfew, Frame It Stitched Susan’s Rectangle and Galvanized Tub.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1 Create a piece of background size to be determined by size rectangle used for cut out on card front..  My piece was created using several colors of Distress Oxide Sprays.

Step 2  Create 6″ X 6″ card base.  Cut a rectangle upper left side of card front.  Susan’s Garden Stitched Fitted Frame Rectangles were used but any rectangle die would do.

Step 3  Cut background piece a little larger than the rectangle opening.  Adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Stamp made from Garden Notes Ladder Fern was used with green ink to stamp couple of ferns in area above tub so they would show above tub and flowers.

Step 5  Cut 2  Galvanized Tubs with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  I cut 1 from silvery gray cardstock and 1 from black.  I distressed it a bit.  Remove protective paper add couple pieces of dimensional tape to bottom center of  tub pinch a little on sides to give it some curve adhere to lower right of card front I leave tub opening open to tuck stems down into.

Step 6  Create 3 Hydrangeas and 3 stems of Garden Notes Feverfew from white Soft Finish Cardstock color using alcohol marker colors of your choice.  Shape and assemble.  ( You can also use colored cardstock if you prefer.)

Step 7  Using Kids Choice Glue arrange flowers in tub and adhere.

Hope you have enjoyed my card today and it has given you some inspiration to create.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”


With Sympathy Flame Lily

Sympathy Flame Lily


Hello my crafty friends – Welcome!

Still snow here in Maine so no outdoor gardening so I get to do more paper gardening which I love.  As I get older I am finding I enjoy the paper gardening more than outdoor as it is easier on my back.

My card today uses Susan’s new Garden Notes Flame Lily again along with great fillers Garden Notes Feverfew 1 and Maidenhair Fern.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  From white  110# Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ x 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square ( ModaScrap Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut frame from green cardstock using 2 largest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Line dies up making sure they are even all around use removable tape to hold together while die cutting.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere frame to card front 1/4″ down from top.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Card cut 1 Stitched Hexagon using next to largest die.  Adhere in center of frame.

Step 5  Cut 4 branches of Garden Notes Feverfew 1 color shape and assemble.

Step 6  Cut 2 sets of Garden Notes Maidenhair Fern from green cardstock shade and shape.

Step 7  From white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Flame Lilies then cut leaves from green cardstock.  Color, shape and assemble.  Susan has great videos for creating her flowers on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club

Step 7 From white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut “With Sympathy” using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Hope this has sparked you to go make a card.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked below just click on any picture it will take you to their site.

Thank you for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – 2 or 3 greens, yellow

Copic Markers




Welcome my crafty friends!

Just a quick post of a couple of cards I did last month for a couple special ladies in my life.  October as you know is breast Cancer Awareness Month.  These 2 ladies are survivors and I wanted to recognize that so I made them each a card.  I used Susan’s Garden Notes, French Pumpkin, Feverfew, Dahlia 2 Hosta and Berry Spray all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The stamp set was one that I purchased with part of the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Hope all you ladies make sure you get those mammograms it is so important.

Thanks for stopping by!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

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Courage Stamp & Die Set – Essentials by Ellen


Breast Cancer Awareness – Hope


Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog I have a card I did for Breast Cancer Awareness.  My card is dedicated to our one wonderful designer Susan Tierney-Cockburn in memory of her daughter Kelly who lost her battle to this terrible disease.  Full tutorial on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog be sure to check it out.   Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog