Sympathy Cards

Esther's Sympathy

Brenda's Sympathy

Cindy's Sympathy

Welcome my crafty friends!

Just a quick post today.  Today I have 3 sympathy cards I created using some of Susan’s Garden Notes dies.  I have not done tutorials but they are very simple to do.  Because sympathy cards are usually not a planned thing it helps if you have a few flowers ahead so a card can be created in a timely manner.  These cards all have the Garden Notes Love In A Mist which I love to make.

Card 1 has a background paper that I made myself by printing off a picture I had taken of old wallpaper.

Card 2  the colorful oval was done with coffee filter and powder water colors.

Card 3  the colorful image was done using Distress Oxide Inks.

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

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Purple Callas

Purple Calla Lilies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

The weather here in Maine has started to cooperate a little so much of my spare time has been spent outside digging and planting until I can’t stand the black flies driving me back inside.

Today I have a card that I created which was inspired by a bouquet I saw at the florist shop.  The lady ahead of me was picking up flowers for a wedding and when I saw the gorgeous Calla Lilies I knew I had to try and recreate them in paper.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  From same cardstock cut piece 5-3/4″ square.  Using embossing folder of your choice (I am sorry I do not know the name of mine I have had it for sometime) emboss cardstock.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere square to card front.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut several ferns using Garden Notes Ladder Fern.  Add using using distress ink.  To add dimension use tweezers from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Set to pinch up on fronds.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  Create a couple sprigs of Garden Notes Baby’s Breath die cutting branches from green cardstock and flowers from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Add color to center using extra fine point green marker.  Shape flowers using hard eraser and toothpick.  Build flowers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Create 3 Calla Lilies in color of your choice. I cut from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Calla Lily die set then added my color.  For the purple I used the Violet PanPastels set 1.  I added very carefully after flower was all formed as it made a mess when I tried adding before shaping (Lesson Learned).  Stamen was colored with purple alcohol marker then added purple pollen with dab of yellow pollen just on very tip.  See Susan’s video here.  Adhere lilies to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6   Create 7 or 8 Garden Notes Cosmos from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock color with purple alcohol marker.  Shape using Garden Notes tool kit, molding mat and leaf mat.  I shaped mine a little different for my purple flowers by using loop tool on wrong side then turning and using medium ball tool to push down in center on right side.  I made a couple into buds on this card.  See Susan’s video here.  Arrange on card front adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Cut apart sprigs of Baby’s Breath and tuck into arrangement then add leaves to complete arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make your own floral arrangement.  By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Copic Marker – V09

Green Extra Fine Marker

Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Embossing Folder  (6 X 6 or larger)

70th Birthday Calla Lilies

70th Birthday Calla Lily

Welcome My Crafty Friends!

Wow it has been more than a month since my last post as we have had a lot going on. As we all know life does get in the way of our crafting sometimes but I am back now and it seems great.  I have really missed making cards but there was just no time.

My card today uses Susan’s Garden Notes Calla Lily, Cosmos, Ladder Fern and Stitched Rectangle Frame It along with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Fishtail Banners.  My little background feature was done using Brusho Watercolor Powders and coffee filter.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Create background piece using glossy photo paper, coffee filter and watercolor powders Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.   Using Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Rectangles cut rectangle on right side using size of your choice.  Cut background piece slightly larger than opening attach to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create flowers and ferns.  The Calla Lilies were colored with Copic Marker RV 69, the 3 pink Cosmos were colored using Copic  RV10 and RV17.  First I stamped a few extra ferns using green ink and a stamp I had made using Ladder Fern die to cut 3 sets of ladder ferns stacking to maker thicker.  Die cut 3 or 4 ferns from green cardstock using Garden Notes Ladder Fern shade with green ink adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.  Color and shape 3 Garden Notes Calla Lilies (the link above for background also includes tutorial for lilies and cosmos) add to card front along with 3 pink Garden Notes Cosmos and 3 white.

Step 5  My sentiment was printed out onto white Soft Finish Cardstock then die cut using ECD Stitched Fishtail Banners and adhered using dimensional tape.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my quick tutorial today and it inspires you to create.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any picture and it will take you directly to their site.

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

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Copic Markers – RV69, RV10, RV17, YG95, Y19

Cardstock – shades of green, yellow

Brusho Crystal Colour

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!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – 2 or 3 greens, yellow

Copic Markers

 

Plant Smiles

Plant Smiles

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Here in Maine we are still waiting for spring weather to take away the snow so until then the only gardening I can do is paper gardening.  Today from my paper garden I have a card I created for you using more of Susan’s Garden Notes new releases.  This card has the new Garden Notes Heart Grapevine Wreath, Ranunculus and Calla Lily.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut 2 Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch.  Using Distress Ink shade.  Using Molding Pad and Medium Ball Tool from All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit shape leaves.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries set aside to dry.  When dry add berries to back side let dry.

Step 2  Form 6″x6″ card base using large embossing folder emboss card front only.

Step 3  Cut 2-4 Garden Notes Heart Grapevine Wreaths from brown cardstock.  (I used 4 on this card)  Stack wreaths using Kids Choice Glue sparingly so as not to glue twigs together just center,  Use fingers or tweezers to lift ends of twigs to give dimension.

Step 4  Find heart shape that fits center ECD Stitched Hearts used her but you could probably use the center that cuts out of the wreath if you cut 1 from white cardstock and use distress inks to make a background.

Step 5  Using black ink stamp sentiment on right half of heart then using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere to center of card front.

Step 6 Using Kids Choice Glue adhere heart wreath over background heart.

Step 7  Cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink then pinch up on fronds to give dimension.

Step 8  Cut 1 Garden Notes Ranunculus and 2 Calla Lilies from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color, shape and assemble flowers.

Step 9  Using Kids Choice Glue build arrangement on wreath starting with berry branches and ferns then adding flowers and leaves.

For videos to help with creating flowers be sure to visit Susan’s Facebook page

Susan’s Garden Club

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and you are inspired to create your own.

All the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below all you have to do is click on the picture and it will take you directly to their site.

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

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown

Background paper / cardstock

Nuvo Drops – Violet Galaxy

Black Ink

Distress Ink

Large Embossing Folder

Alcohol Markers

 

 

Watering Can with Calendula

Watering Can with CalendulaWelcome my crafty friends,

Today I have created another card using Susan’s new Garden Notes Watering Can and Garden Notes Calendula.  If you couldn’t tell I love watering cans the picture in circle is actually part of my collection that I have.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base using white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2  Cut white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using 6th largest die from Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Circles cut circle in cardstock approximately 1/4″ in from left side and 1/4″ down from top.

Step 3  Choose patterned paper, picture or use inks to make a back ground then cut using 7th largest circle die.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere behind opening then adhere to card front.

Step 4  Using black ink stamp sentiment to lower left corner of card.

Step 5  Cut 2 Garden Notes Watering Can from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – 1 gray 1 white.  Adhere white over gray one.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add silver Metallic Rub Ons to watering can.

Step 6  Cut 3 Garden Notes Calendula from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape flowers.  Susan has a video on making these flowers you can find it here.   From green cardstock cut several leaves shade with distress ink.  Shape using leaf tool from tool kit along with leaf mat.

Step 7  Cut Garden Notes Ivy Vine from white Soft Finish Cardstock using green alcohol marker to color ivy leaving white around edges then shape.

Step 8  Remove protective paper from back of watering can add a couple pop dots lower center adhere to card front.  Add ivy vine using Kids Choice Glue.  Build flowers to watering can then add leaves.

Step 9  Add pearls upper left edge of circle.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and it has inspired you.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies click on any of the images below it will take you directly to their site it does not cost you any extra but I do get a little something for it.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, gray

Green Self Adhesive Pearls

Pop Dots

Copic Markers – Y17, Y19, Y38, YR09, R08 and a green for ivy

 

 

Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies

Welcome my crafty friends,

Today my card features another new release of Susan’s Garden Note – the Calla Lily.  I am really loving this new release of Susan’s but I love all her releases.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut couple of branches using Garden Notes Hawthorne.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops set aside to dry then do back side.

Step 2  Form card base 5″ X 7″ from white Soft Finish Cardstock (I like to use the 110# for card base).

Step 3  The oval is a piece I had saved when I used the next to largest  Garden Notes Frame It – Oval ( never through those pieces away).  I used some Distress Oxide Inks to make a background on the oval.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create 3 lilies cutting from white Soft Finish Cardstock (90#) using Garden Notes Calla Lily.  Cut leaves from green cardstock.  Shape using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit, Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Use Kids Choice Glue to build your flower.  (Susan will be doing a video on how very soon.)

Step 5  Stamp sentiment on card front using black ink.

Step 6  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere Hawthorne branches then add lilies and leaves.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used just click on picture it will take you directly to their site.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

Black Ink

Distress Oxide Inks