Button Mums and Autumn Hydrangea

Welcome my crafty friends hope you are all staying safe.

Today I have a card I designed using Susan’s brand new release Autumn Flora Button Mums and Autumn Hydrangea through Spellbinders. Another fantastic release from Susan I just love working with her dies.

My card today is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold created from white cardstock.

Patterned paper from my stash was used for background cut 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhered to card front using clear double sided adhesive.

Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Circle was cut from white cardstock using largest die in set. Circled was adhered to card front using clear double sided adhesive.

Two Button Mums were cut from white cardstock then colored with Copic Markers then shaped and assembled. I used Susan’s old tools to shape my flowers but she has great new set coming out it should be available by January 2021.

Off white cardstock and Distress Oxide Inks were used to color florets. I picked 3 or 4 colors that I wanted in my hydrangea and smeared in various areas on the cardstock both front and back leaving areas here and there off white. Florets were then die cut from this paper several times (I would rather have left over than to run out) then shaped and assembled. Susan is doing YouTube videos for each die set in the release her hydrangea video is here

Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to make the Berry Branch and and Eucalyptus. I cut 2 Berry Branches from green cardstock adhere them together with Art Glitter Glue. Green ink was used to shade then Nuvo Drops Plum Pudding was used to make berries which I put on both sides so I add berries to one side set aside to dry then do the other side. I always do my berries branches first so they will have time to dry well. Lady bug was cut from white cardstock colored with red Copic Marker black head, dots added with fine point pen and shaped with medium ball stylus. Two Eucalyptus branches were cut from green cardstock shaded with green ink and a bit of rusty red PanPastels was added to base of leaves I then shaped the leaves using a ball stylus.

Beacons Kids Choice Glue was used to add everything to card front starting with Berry Branch, Eucalyptus, Hydrangea, Mums, leaves and of course the Ladybug.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today I do hope it has inspired you to create. Until next time Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough.


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Hydrangea Shutter Peekaboo Card



Hello my crafty friends,

My card today is a Shutter Peekaboo card that I created.  Last week on Susan’s Garden Club Live Susan did one of these cards so I had to try one.   I made one years ago way before I was making Susan’s flowers boy they really dress this card up.  I had an inspiration picture in mind when I did the flowers so decided to combine the card with my inspiration.

this was my inspiration for the flowers:


Finished card is 5″ X 7″

Susan did a video for creating card which can be found here

The patterned paper I used was an old Close to My Heart – Laughing Lola.

For the flowers I used white Soft Finish Cardstock colored it with Distress Oxide Inks then cut flowers.  Flowers were shaped using Susan’s tools and molding mats then built.

Sentiment in the peekaboo is a Close to My Heart stamp.

Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words Happy Birthday was used cut from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – once from black and once from white.  I adhered the black first then white offsetting a little to give a little shadow.

This card is really a fun card just need to take your time and go step by step.

Hope that it is an inspiration for you to make your own Shutter Peekaboo card.

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


You only live once if you live right once is enough!



1293 – Garden Notes Hydrangea 2

1522 – Garden Notes Baby’s Breath

1194 – Garden Notes Jasmine

1424 – Garden Notes Ostrich Fern

1439 – Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Happy Birthday small

S5-401 – Spellbinders Candlewick Ovals

S4-114 – Spellbinders Standard Circles

D1663 – Close to My Heart Stamp set Floral Banners

Close to My Heart Patterned Paper – Laughing Lola

Cardstock – white, green, black

Distress Oxide Ink – Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry

Momento Ink – Black

Prills – Green (Ribbit)

Red Line Tape

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive








ECD Design Team Focus on Susan’s Garden New Release

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Welcome to my blog today!

Today is Focus Day for Susan’s Garden new releases.  Susan has 8 new dies that have just been released and I have chosen the Gathering Basket which is dear to my heart as I was a basketmaker years ago.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the great new things and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog has creations from the design team showcasing the release.

Other Supplies:

Cardstock – White, Brown

Metallic Rub Ons

Nuvo Drops – Bottle Green, Buttermilk

Distress Inks – Fossilized Amber, Brushed Cordroy


Until next time my Crafty friends – Happy Crafting!



Pitcher of Hydrangeas


Hello Everyone!  Wow what is with all  this crazy weather across the country.  At least with bad weather it generally keeps us inside and what are you going to do but craft.

My post today was designed for Susan’s Garden Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It features  two of Susan’s new dies that are SOON TO BE RELEASED.  The two new dies are Hydrangea 2 and Pottery Pitcher.

Here is how I made the card which is a 6″ X 6″.

  1.  Cut Soft Finish White Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line forming card base.  For this card I made it a tent fold but can also be turned and used as side fold.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ (Els Through the Lens – Wood paper pack used here).  *Note:  all edges of card, printed paper, pitcher and sentiment are edged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Adhere printed paper to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  2.   From Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2 wreaths using Susan’s Garden Notes Square Grapevine Wreath.  Edge all around each wreath with dark brown ink (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).  Using Kid’s Choice Glue glue 2 wreaths together just around the very center leaving the branches free of glue.  Separate the top branches from bottom branches giving wreath some dimension.  Adhere to front of card using Kid’s Choice Glue being careful not to glue the branches down.
  3. Cut 2 Pottery Pitchers (Coming Soon ) from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on 1 side.  (place pitcher die face down on the cardstock side to cut).  Peel back protective covering on 1 pitcher being careful not to touch adhere to other pitchers.   Using Antique Linen Distress Ink to ink edges of pitcher.  Lay right side down on molding mat with large ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit rub over the entire back of pitcher and handle to give it some dimension.
  4. Take a piece of 85# White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels in shades of blue green and pink sponge all over cardstock leaving small patches of white throughout.  Using Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set (Coming Soon) cut florets at least twice for each hydrangea.  Place each floret on hard rubber mat right side up with small ball tool cup each one.
  5. Using Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock cut 10 stems and each leaf several times.  Edge all with green ink (Bundled Sage Distress Ink used here).  Lay leaves face down on leaf mat using leaf tool add stem lines.  Pinch leaf back to raise stem line highlight with PanPastels Bright Yellow Green.  Lay right side up on leaf pad using leaf tool add vein lines.   Pinch right sides together lay face down on molding mat rub tip with ball tool making it curl.  Add stem line on 5 of the stems glue each one on top of the remaining 5 stems using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Susan has a great video that shows how to do the leaves and assemble the flowers it can be found here.
  6. Add hydrangeas to pitcher arranging to your liking down through slot in top of pitcher adhere to back of pitcher using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Being very careful to add glue to just very edges of pitcher put glue all around pitcher adhere to left side of wreath.
  7. Stamp sentiment using black ink onto piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock which is big enough for sentiment and extra to tear away.  Ink edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Using dimensional tape or squares adhere to right side of wreath.


ECD Supplies

  Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2 (Coming Soon)

Garden Notes – Pottery Pitcher (Coming Soon)

Garden Notes – Grapevine Wreath – Oval

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dark Chocolate and Olive Twist

PanPastels – Set 1 & 2

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Set

Large Molding Mat

Leaf Pad

Els van de Burgt Through the Lens – Wood Paper Pack

Susan’s Seeds of Thought Stamp – Winter Spring

Kid’s Choice Glue


Other Supplies

Black Ink

Dimensional tape or squares

Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage

I am so hoping that you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it has gotten your creative juices running.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your great supplies.


Until next time…… Happy Scrapping!