Heartfelt Hexagon

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have for you a sympathy card I created for a friend.  This card could be used for different occasions just by changing out the sentiment.  Dies I used are from Elizabeth Craft DesignsSusan’s Garden Notes Helenium, Berry Spray, Baby’s Breath along with Joset Designs Stitched Hexagon and Stitched Fishtail Banners.

Here is how I created the card.

Step 1  Cut 4 Garden Notes Berry Spray from brown cardstock  2 that have Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and 2 without the adhesive.  Adhere 1 on top of other to form 2 sprays.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red add berries to spray set aside to dry then repeat for back side.

Step 2  Cut Garden Notes Baby’s Breath – stems from green cardstock and flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Shade, shape and create baby’s breath.  Susan has some great videos on making her flowers on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut petals for 2 Garden Notes Heleniums cut centers from brown cardstock and leaves from green cardstock.  Color main petals using alcohol markers in colors of your choice (Copics R59 & R89 used here).  See Susan’s video for making these lovely flowers – video found here.

Step 4  Cut Stitched Hexagon frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock using #5 & #9 taped together see photo

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Step 5  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock using #8 Stitched Hexagon.  Using Distress Oxide Inks in colors of your choice (Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord and Crushed Olive used here)  create a background on hexagon by smearing colors on mat spritz with water and dragging hexagon through it.  Heat set and continue until it is to your liking.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere to back of frame.

Step 6  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  Using large embossing folder emboss card front..  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere hexagon to card front.

Step 7  Using Kids Choice Glue arrange flowers and berries on left side of hexagon.

Step 8  Cut Fishtail Banner stamp with sentiment adhere to lower part of hexagon.

 

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and that it has inspired you to created.  The Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used are all linked to their site just click on any picture it will take you to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green

Distress Oxide Inks – Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red

Black Ink

Survivor

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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!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Courage Stamp & Die Set – Essentials by Ellen

 

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

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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