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

 

 

Various Square Spinner Pop Up Cards

Welcome my crafty friends!

Here are a few more Square Spinner Pop Up cards I have been creating using Karen Burniston’s #1042 Square Spinner Pop Up Die Set along with some of Karen’s old discontinued dies as well as the baby chick from her new #1074 Spring Animals and #1090 Border Blends – Argyle.  It is great that they can be used together to create lots of cards.

Baby Card

Mother Hen 1Mother Hen 2

Valentines

More Valentines

So much fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and looking – hope you have enjoyed!

Until next time – happy crafting !

Christine

 

 

Valentine Pansies

Welcome all my crafty friends!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and today I am posting a couple that I have created.  They are same card but I changed out the color of pansies a bit and used ferns.  These cards were created using Susan’s new releases Garden Notes Pansy 2 and Leafy Berry Branch 1 along with a couple of her ferns from last release. The hearts are from Becky Seddon’s new releases Heartfelt Love and Love Struck.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1 Cut 1 Garden Notes Berry Branch 1 from green cardstock.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries let dry.  Repeat on back side and let dry.

Step 2  Cut white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line – 6″ X 6″ card base formed.  Dry emboss front of card.

Step 3  Cut large solid heart from red cardstock using Becky Seddon’s Heartfelt Love die set.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut lacy heart using Becky Seddon’s Love Struck die set.  Attach to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive only on back of solid part of heart (leave lace edge free)

Step 5  From gold cardstock cut the 2 piece arrow from Love Struck die set attach using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Cut 1 set of ferns from green cardstock using fern die set of choice.  Shade a little with Distress Ink and bend up fronds to give dimension.  Attach to card front with Kids Choice Glue added to just stem area.  Add Leafy Berry Branch in same manner arranging over ferns.

Step 7  Cut, color and shape 3 Garden Notes Pansy 2 and several leaves using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Susan has a video on her Facebook page showing how to do pansies you can find it here which is dated January 27th.  Attach to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8    Cut red cardstock 2-3/4″ X 1-1/4″ .  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 2-1/2″ X 1″ attach to red cardstock.  Using black ink stamp Happy Valentine’s Day from Joset’s Love Sentiments onto white cardstock.  Attach to lower right corner of card front using dimensional tape.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will create some of your own valentines.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies you can click on any of the pictures below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting and remember “You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough” unknown

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, red, white, gold

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Copic Markers

Dimensional Tape

Black Ink

I Woof You

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Hello My Crafty Friends Welcome To My Blog.

Today my post is a card I designed using one of Krista Schneider’s brand new releases available today at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have chosen to use the Puppies Stamp Set along with it’s coordinating die set.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see the design teams creations focusing on Krista’s new releases.


Other Supplies

Copic Markers E23, E29, RV11, RV17, 100

Cardstock – 2 shades pink and tiny piece green

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Sugared Almond, English Mustard

Thanks for visiting my blog today I do hope that you will check out the new releases of Krista Schneider’s at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

ECD Design Team Focus on New Releases for Becky Seddon

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Today I have created a card to showcase the new release of designer Becky Seddon at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have used Free As A Bird and Heartfelt Love and there are 10 more dies that are in the release so be sure to go to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the great creations from ECD 2018 Design Team.  These dies are available now.

Although I have not done a tutorial for this card I wanted to include pictures of how I used the large heart from Becky’s Heartfelt Love die set to make my heart card.  The first photo look closely at top of paper it shows how you place die just slightly above card fold so that it doesn’t completely cut off fold giving you a hinge.


Other Supplies

Brushed Silver Cardstock

Red Glitter Cardstock

Green Cardstock

Gray Cardstock

Yellow Marker

White cardstock

“Love” in a Mist

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Hello my crafty friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.   I know it is such a busy time for many and  appreciate your taking the time to visit today.  Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays!

Today I am posting a card I made for a special couple that just got married.  I have used a couple of Susan ‘s Garden new releases Love in a Mist along with Els van de Burgt Scalloped Hearts.  Just love this new Love in a Mist die it is so versatile it is a great addition to your die collection.

For card base cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.

Cut blue cardstock 5-1/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Using largest Scalloped Hearts Die cut 1 heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Attach to card front using dimensional tape.

Cut 3 Love in a Mist flowers from either White Soft Finish Cardstock which would be colored with alcohol or blue cardstock shaded with PanPastels Set 2.  Shape and assemble using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit along with molding and leaf mat and Kid’s Choice Glue.  Susan’s Garden Club on Facebook has some great videos which help create flowers.  Susan does a Live Tutorial weekly on this Facebook page.  She is taking a break but will be back in January but all tutorials she has done are still there.

Cut leaves and 3-4 Garden Notes Maiden Hair Ferns from green cardstock.  On leaves with fingers pinch up leaves a bit to give dimension.  On ferns lay on molding mat use medium ball tool from kit to give some shape.  Add a little shading using Distress Ink.

To cut Love add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of black cardstock use love die from Suzanne Cannon’s Baby Love die set.  Add to left side of heart.

Adhere ferns, flowers and leaves using Kids Choice Glue to right side of heart.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and will create your own card.  Click on any of product pictures below to purchase takes you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine


Other Supplies

Blue, Black, and Green cardstock

Pearl Pen or Nuvo Crystal Drops

Dimensional Tape / Dots