Bottles of Blossoms


Hello My Crafty Friends,

My card today was inspired by a picture that I had seen on Facebook.  This is my version using many of Susan’s Garden Notes dies – Forsythia, Cherry Blossom, Lavender, Ivy Vine, Hosta Leaves etc.

Card is 6″ X 6″ with 5-3/4″ square patterned paper adhered to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Bottles were first cut on the Cricut.  I couldn’t get it to cut the sticker paperas I so I had to cut them from cardstock then trace onto clear sticker paper and hand cut.  Several different size bottles  were cut cutting several of each size.  A green alcohol marker was used to color one bottle then second bottle was adhered over top of colored one.  Used black alcohol marker to edge each bottle.

Created Forsythia in white and yellow, Lavender, Cherry Blossoms, Brunnera, Hosta Leaves and Ivy Vine which was added to back of various bottles.

Adhered bottles to card front adding Kids Choice Glue to adhere to flower branches and  leaves.

Thanks was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhered 1 on top of other then added to card front.

Inspiration Picture

bottle inspiration

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


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1518 Garden Notes Forsythia

1006 Garden Notes Cherry Blossom

1297 Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1594 Garden Notes Hosta Leaves

1130 CountryScapes Flora 5

1195 CountryScapes Lavender

Tonic Studios 3026e Brunnera

Karen Burniston – 1002 Word Set 1 Greetings

Copic Markers

Cardstock – green

Clear Sticker Paper



Clear Double Sided Adhesive

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Patterned paper







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!


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Courage Stamp & Die Set – Essentials by Ellen


Sunflower Birthday


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!



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Cardstock – brown, green, yellow, black

Copic Markers

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red