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!


You Only Live Once but, if you live right once is enough!


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





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!




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



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

Box of Pansies

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Hello My crafty Friends,

This is my card I designed for Susan’s gardening Design team for a full tutorial visit their blog at Elizabeth Craft Designs and find all their wonderful supplies as well.

Here is my inspiration for the pansies.  Saw this picture on Facebook last year and saved it.

Red Pansies

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



You Take the Cake

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog. Well the weather here in Maine is 100% better this week than last when we got 30″ of snow in one storm.  Today I am posting a birthday card I made showcasing Susan’s new Rose 3 die set.

Here is how it was done.

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold on score line.
  2. Using Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up die center in card fold (I use a little removable tape to hold in place when cutting) run through cutting machine. Work all folds to make cake pop out. Karen has a great video on this die cut which can be found here.
  3. Using design paper of your choice and dies from the set cut out decorative cake pieces.  A piece was cut to cover top of cake using same paper and laying just very top portion of cake die then cutting the candles pieces away and trimming to fit.  (Covering the top is not necessary it is just something I wanted to do.)
  4. Once cake is completely decorated random stamp inside of card in colors that match paper.  Close to My Heart Ink Blot Flair stamp set used on this card.
  5. Cut colored cardstock 6-1/2″ X 10-1/2″ (which is what I did here as it gives a little border) or 6″ X 10″ which fits exactly over cake insert and will fit in envelope for 6″ card.  Score in center and fold.
  6. Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of cake insert avoiding area where cake pop up is.  Attach the insert to inside of cardstock lining up at fold.  Remove protective covering from adhesive on half of insert adhere then repeat for other half.
  7. Cut 2 pieces of decorative paper 6-1/2″ X 5″ attach to front and back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  8. From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut label using largest die from Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles.  Ink edges using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  9. Using Quietfire A Way With Words Happy Birthday 2 die cut two – one from cardstock used for card base and one from a coordinating cardstock. Before cutting adhere Double Sided Adhesive to back of cardstock.  Adhere one on top of other offsetting just slightly so there is a shadow.  Adhere to label then adhere to front of card.
  10. From white Soft Finish Cardstock and Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 cut enough petals to make 1 rose and 1 bud.  Shade using pink PanPastels Set 1 then shape using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit and Large Molding Mat.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble rose and bud.  Use Susan’s Rose 1 video as a guide video found here.
  11. Cut stem, leaves and Ivy Vine from green cardstock.  Using Leaf Tool and  Leaf Pad make vein lines in leaves add shading using yellow green from PanPastels Set 1. Pinch right sides together  lay face down on molding mat take medium ball tool roll on tip of each leaf to curl tip back.
  12. Arrange on left side of label attaching using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1295 Susan’s garden Notes Rose 

1297 Susan’s Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1208 Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles

1102 Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up

PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock – White

1161 Suzanne Cannon A Way With Words – Happy Birthday 2

30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

814 Kids Choice Glue

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pcs Tool Set

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Close to My Heart  paper – Sangria

Close to My Heart D 1660 Ink Blot Flair

Cardstock – green, eggplant, silver and yellow

Distress Ink – Antique Linen


Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!





Roses & Ivy


Hi there my crafty friends weather here in Maine unfortunately is not rose & ivy weather but I can dream.  Using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s wonderful flower dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs keeps me gardening year round.  Today my post is a card I designed for Susan’s Design Team using three of Susan’s new releases Rose 3, Ivy and Pottery Pitcher.  Find complete tutorial and all the supplies here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!