Basket of Holly and Berries

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Here today with another card I have had down for a while so not a lot of detail.

Susan dies are available on Create & Craft for 1st 30 days then will be available from Tonic Studios so be patient they are coming.

Today I have used Susan’s Garden Gathering Basket (love that the die set comes with both the metal tub and the basket) along with her Holly and Berries.

Another 6″ X 6″ card base from colored cardstock.  White cardstock cut 5-1/2″ square then embossed.

Basket cut from white cardstock twice adhere on top of each other then colored with alcohol markers adhered to card front.

Made a bunch of Holly leaves and Berry Branches.  When berries are involved that is always my first step so that they will have time to dry completely while I am doing everything else.  Berries were done using Autumn Red Nuvo Drops on both sides as Susan does.  Holly cut from green cardstock then shaped and glazed.  Added to basket using Nuvo Dexluxe Adhesive.

Suzanne Cannon’s Merry Christmas was cut from black glitter paper and adhered to upper left corner of card front.

Tonic Studio Products are linked below.

Thank you once again for taking the time to stop by my blog and until next time – Happy Crafting!


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



Candle of Rejoice


Hi my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have a simple card using a couple of Suzanne Cannon’s new releases they are wonderful.

Here is how the card was created.

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

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.   Using Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Ovals die set use next to largest to cut oval placing die approximately 1/2″ down from top.  Emboss

Step 3  Using largest die from Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Ovals die cut oval from green mirror card.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to top side of oval around very edge line up behind oval opening adhere.

Step 5  Attach white square to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Die cut Suzanne Cannon’s new Flourished Candle from gold mirror card.  Die cut candle parts from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Remove protective covering add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess and polish in with fingers.  Color flame with alcohol markers.  Add Liquid Glass to top piece of candle to give a dripped look.  Set Aside to dry.

Step 7  Die Cut Suzanne Cannon’s new Rejoice once from gold mirror card with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back as 1 from green mirror card with adhesive on back of that as well.  Adhere green on top of gold offsetting a bit.  Adhere under oval opening on card front.

Step 8  From green cardstock cut pine boughs using Garden Notes White Pine Boughs and Pinecones plus some holly leaves using Garden Notes Holly & Berries.  Shade and shape.

Step 9  Attach candle in center of oval using Kids Choice Glue.  Add pine boughs and holly at bottom of candle using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere tiny red gems for berries.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out Elizabeth Craft Designs for all the new products plus all the other great products they carry.  By clicking on any of the products below it will direct you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting !



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products

Other Supplies

Liquid Glass

Cardstock – Red

Mirrored Cardstock green, gold

Alcohol Marker – yellow, orange

Large embossing folder – dotted swiss