Sunflower Birthday

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Welcome my crafty friends so glad you stopped by today.  My creation today is a card I made for my boss’s birthday using Susan’s Garden Notes dies.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut branch  twice using Garden Notes Berry Spray adhere 1 on top of other using red Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries to branch set aside to dry then add berries to back side then let dry.

Step 2  From green cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 2 stem using Garden Notes Lavender die set.  Die cut florets from yellow cardstock approximately 16 times.  Lay on hard rubber art eraser using toothpick cup each floret.  Using Kids Choice Glue add florets to branches front and back.

Step 3  Die cut, color and shape 3 sunflowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Sunflower 2.

Step 4  Using newly released Garden Notes Hosta die set cut several leaves from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color centers with green alcohol marker (Copics G97 used here) leaving outer edge white color same  on back.  Lay right side down on leaf mat using leaf tool from Garden Notes  All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit put vein line down center..  On eight side fold on vein line pinch up lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rub end of leaf to soften and make it curl back.

Step 5  Die cut 2 Happy Birthday using Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday – small die set 1 from yellow cardstock 1 from black cardstock both with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back of cardstock.  Adhere black over yellow offsetting slightly giving a shadow effect.

Step 6  Form 5″ X 7″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 7  Cut 5″ X 7″ white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Ovals die cut oval using third smallest die placing die approximately 1″ down from top.  Cut piece of patterned paper 4-7/8″  6-7/8″ (ModaScrap Wood Effect used here) adhere to back of cardstock with oval in it using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 8  Build arrangement using Kids Choice Glue starting with golden rod then snip apart berry branch add them,  Next build sunflowers on card finishing with adding sunflower and hosta leaves.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed your visit.

All supplies used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are pictured below and they are linked to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green, yellow, black

Copic Markers

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red

 

Fall is in the Air

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today Susan has a brand new release lots of new dies to play with.  Today I have created a card using the new Garden Notes Vintage Tin Milk Can I am a rustic kind of girl!  You need to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the new fabulous releases.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Forming Cattails –  Cut floral wire cut (3) 3″ pieces using Yes Glue shape cattail around each piece of wire making cattail about 1-1/2″ long.  Roll in hands to shape then roll in brown pollen or flower soft (flower soft used here).  Set aside to dry at least 24 hrs.

Step 2  From green cardstock cut 2 Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch 1 add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ripened Pumpkin set aside to dry.  Once dry add berries to back side again set aside to dry.  Using red Copic marker add dots to center of each berry.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 5 maple leaves using Susan’s Garden Woodland Leaves die set.  Color using Copic markers in fall colors.  Using Leaf Tool, Leaf Mat, Molding Mat and Medium Ball Tool shape leaves.

Step 4  From green cardstock cut several leaves using  new release Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus shade with Distress Ink then shape.  These leaves will be used for the cattail leaves.

Step 5  Using Susan’s newly released Garden Notes Vintage Tin Milk Can cut 2 – 1 from white Soft Finish Cardstock  and 1 from gray cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere white milk can on top of gray one.  Using N3 & C8 Copic markers to color / shade.  Rub on pewter Metallic Rub Ons from Kit 2.

Step 6  Using Els van de Burgt Studio Pumpkin die set cut 1 pumpkin from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back .  Color with Copic markers pinch sides to give bit of rounded shape.  Cut leaves from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink then shape.

Step 7  Die cut 1 Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Fishtails from orange cardstock.  Cut next size down from white Soft Finish Cardstock .  Using Susan’s Little Words Mean A Lot stamp set to stamp sentiment using black ink.  Adhere to orange Fishtail using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 8  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from gray Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 9  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square (ModaScrap – Wood Effect used here ).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 10  Assemble card. Add pop dot to back of milk can ad  here to left side of card.  Using Kids Choice Glue add berries in top of can next add cattails & cattail leaves then maples leaves.  Add pop dot to back of pumpkin then place at base of can add leaves using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 11 Adhere Fishtails to upper right of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and will be sure to check out all the newly released dies at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green, gray, orange

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ripened Pumpkin

Copic Markers

Black Ink

Flower Soft – Nut Brown

Pop Dots

Yes Glue

Glorious Sunflowers

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Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome to my blog.  Today is a card I  created for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team and is featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  Be sure to visit their blog where you will find a complete tutorial on how to create your own.  I do hope you enjoy it!  For any of Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used on this card just click on pictures below it will take you right to the item.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – various shades of green, brown, white

Clear Sticker Paper

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White & Mustard Yellow

Copic Markers – various colors

Distress Ink

Noel Poinsettias

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friends,

Today’s post is a card that I did fr Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog for a complete tutorial be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  All ECD products used for this project are listed below all you have to do is click on picture it will take you right to the item.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green, white, brown

Napkin

Nuvo Drops – White

Black Ink

 

Basket of Love

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friend.

Today’s card is one I designed for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog using Susan’s Garden Notes Love In A Mist, Gathering Basket and Stitched Fitted Frames – Square along with a few others.  Go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to find tutorial on making this card.

Below is a list of supplies used just click on any of the pictures of Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies and it will take you to their site so you can purchase.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


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

Christine

Forget-Me-Not

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Welcome My Crafty Friends!

My post today is a card using a couple of  Susan’s new releases Garden Notes – Forget- Me- Not and Garden Notes Frame It – Ovals.  By now you can see I love the new Frame It Ovals there is also Circles, Squares and Rectangles in this new release as well.

Here is how it was created.

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

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ adhere to  card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 6″ using next to largest Susan’s Garden Notes – Frame It – Ovals. Place die 3/4″ in from left side and equally between top and bottom – you want to leave room on right to stamp sentiment die cut oval.  Stamp sentiment  (you want to stamp before adhere just to make sure you get good image)using black ink.  (Stamp I used here was one of Susan’s original Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamps at Elizabeth Craft Designs but I could not find it so not sure that it is available anymore but you can use another sentiment.)  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive just around outer edge adhere to card front.

Step 4  From clear plastic (I like to save plastic packaging as it is heavy) or mylar cut Garden Notes Canning Jar.  On back side of jar using a darker gray alcohol marker make line for water line then color below blending in using a lighter gray.  Adhere jar to card front using Kids Choice Glue around just the outer edges leaving jar opening free of glue so you can get stems down in jar.  I tucked bottom of jar down inside of oval.

Step 5  From green cardstock cut stems using Garden Notes Bouquet Stems & Branches die set.  Cut off top half put couple dabs of Kids Choice Glue on back stick stems down in jar.  Cut 3 Garden Notes Forget-Me Not stems add to jar.

Step 6  Cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Forget-Me-Not which is a brand new release.  Using alcohol markers color flowers then shape using Garden Notes 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit along with Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Cut leaves from green cardstock shade with ink and shape.  Susan has video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club which you can find at this LINK.  Add flowers to stems at top of jar using Kids Choice Glue then add leaves.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it has inspired you to make your own card, thank you for stopping by!

my inspiration picture – picked from my backyard.  Yes I do have a pink blossom here and there in bouquet as that is how they grow every once in a while you find a pink blossom or 2 on a plant of blue blossoms.

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If you click on any icon for Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies below it will take you directly to that product on their site for you to view / purchase.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green

Plastic / Mylar

Patterned Paper

Black Ink

 

ECD Glitter Challenge

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Once again it is time for another Design Team Challenge this month the challenge is All That Glitters challenging us to use one of the 3 new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter just released.  The three palettes are Bloom (which I have used), Beach and Earth each has 5 colors.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the creations by our Design Team and enter for a chance to win. 

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 18th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.


Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Form tent fold card base 5″ X 6″ from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cover 6″ square piece of cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Decide the order you want your colors to go in then start tearing  (no measuring ) 1 strip of protective adhesive off exposing adhesive sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess burnish in using your finger.  Make sure to burnish each color before moving on.  Repeat process with each color until entire piece is covered.  Using largest Stitched Fishtail die to cut the piece,  My strips I did on diagonal but you could also do vertical or horizontal.  When exposing adhesive be very careful not to get your fingers in it.

Step 3  Adhere Fishtail to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut 2 “hello” using die from Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Step 5  From white Soft Finish Cardstock create Garden Notes “Love In The Mist”.  Susan has a video to help with this on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club at this link.

Now it is your turn to try making some art with Silk Microfine Glitter.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created using the new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter and be sure to comment for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate.

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

Christine