Purple Callas

Purple Calla Lilies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

The weather here in Maine has started to cooperate a little so much of my spare time has been spent outside digging and planting until I can’t stand the black flies driving me back inside.

Today I have a card that I created which was inspired by a bouquet I saw at the florist shop.  The lady ahead of me was picking up flowers for a wedding and when I saw the gorgeous Calla Lilies I knew I had to try and recreate them in paper.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  From same cardstock cut piece 5-3/4″ square.  Using embossing folder of your choice (I am sorry I do not know the name of mine I have had it for sometime) emboss cardstock.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere square to card front.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut several ferns using Garden Notes Ladder Fern.  Add using using distress ink.  To add dimension use tweezers from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Set to pinch up on fronds.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  Create a couple sprigs of Garden Notes Baby’s Breath die cutting branches from green cardstock and flowers from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Add color to center using extra fine point green marker.  Shape flowers using hard eraser and toothpick.  Build flowers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Create 3 Calla Lilies in color of your choice. I cut from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Calla Lily die set then added my color.  For the purple I used the Violet PanPastels set 1.  I added very carefully after flower was all formed as it made a mess when I tried adding before shaping (Lesson Learned).  Stamen was colored with purple alcohol marker then added purple pollen with dab of yellow pollen just on very tip.  See Susan’s video here.  Adhere lilies to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6   Create 7 or 8 Garden Notes Cosmos from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock color with purple alcohol marker.  Shape using Garden Notes tool kit, molding mat and leaf mat.  I shaped mine a little different for my purple flowers by using loop tool on wrong side then turning and using medium ball tool to push down in center on right side.  I made a couple into buds on this card.  See Susan’s video here.  Arrange on card front adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Cut apart sprigs of Baby’s Breath and tuck into arrangement then add leaves to complete arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make your own floral arrangement.  By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Copic Marker – V09

Green Extra Fine Marker

Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Embossing Folder  (6 X 6 or larger)

Flame Lily Birthday

Flame Lily Birthday

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have a card I created using Susan’s new Garden Notes Flame Lily die set.  This is my first attempt will continue to work on them.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Create card base from 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Mine is 5-7/8″ square instead of 6″ square as I wanted my embossing folder to work.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-7/8″ square then emboss.  I trimmed away the top part of embossed piece along curved line.  Although I don’t know the name of my embossing folder or the maker I did look on line and found that Joyful Home and Tatter Lace do make some similar ones.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach embossed piece to card front.

Step 3  From 110# white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Flame Lily cut leaves and stamen from green cardstock.  Using alcohol markers in colors of your choice color petals  (I have 2 red and yellow and 1 purple and green) then shape using Garden Notes All Metal 4 pc. Tool Kit.  Susan has how to videos on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.

Step 4  From green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.   Shade with Distress Ink and pinch up on fronds to give dimension. I also cut set from fun foam and made my own stamps – cut 3 each and stacked them together.  I used glue as my foam did not have adhesive on back.  Using green ink I stamped a few ferns on upper top left of card front.

Step 5  Build your arrangement starting with ferns adhering with Kids Choice Glue.  Build lilies on card then add leaves.

Step 6  From black glitter paper w/ Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut Suzanne Cannon’s  A Way With Words Small Happy Birthday.  Adhere to upper right of card.

Step 7  Add self adhesive pearls.

All the Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used on project are linked below just click on any picture you will be taken to their site.

Hope I have inspired you to go make a card.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black glitter

Self Adhesive Pearls

Alcohol Markers

Embossing Folder – do not know name or maker of one I used but  after searching a bit I found that Tattered Lace and Joyful Home have similar folders that could be used.

 

Challenge – Garden Notes Frame It / Stitched Inspiration

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  • Hello my Crafty Friends welcome to my blog.  Today is a new challenge on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  This month it is Garden Notes Frame It / Stitched Inspiration using Susan’s garden Frame It Stitched dies.  I chose to use the squares along with Garden Notes Wheelbarrow and Windflowers.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the great creations by all the design team members and of course answer the question  for a chance to win a gift card.  https://blog.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/2018/12/elizabeth-craft-designs-designer-challenge-december-2018/ .  The question this month is Which of the Garden Notes Frame It / Stitched die sets would you use on a project and how would you use it.

 

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ (ModaScrap Relax in the Garden used here) adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut 6″ X 6″ white Soft Finish Cardstock using largest die from Garden Notes Fitted Frame / Stitched Squares die set cut center from cardstock making frame.  Using dimensional tape adhere to card front.

Step 4  Cut 2 Garden Notes Wheelbarrows from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere one on top of other.  Color using alcohol markers in color of your choice.  Add dimensional tape on back adhere to card front.

Step 5  Cut 5 Garden Notes Grecian Windflowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock leaves from green cardstock.  Using alcohol markers color 2 flowers in color of your choice leave 3 flowers white.  Shape flowers and assemble.  Yellow pollen is used for centers.  Susan has video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.

Step 6  Die cut word “happy” from black cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back using Word 1 – Celebrations.  From same cardstock using Joset’s Blackboard Numbers cut 75th.  Adhere to upper left of card front.

I do hope that this tutorial has inspired you to create.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the other creations by the design team and answer the question for a chance to win a $20.00 gift card.

By clicking on any of Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies below it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green, white

Various Copic Markers

Dimension Tape

 

 

 

AWWW Focus Day

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Welcome My Crafty Friends!

Today is another Focus Day on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  The Design Team has been busy creating cards that are showcasing A Way With Words brand new release of dies.  I have chosen Miss You and Long Stem Rose to showcase.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK to see what other design team members have created using the new dies.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ using largest oval from newly released Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Ovals die cut oval in center.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern shade with ink shape by pinching up fronds around tweezers from Garden Notes Tool Kit.  Using Kids Choice Glue on just on lower portion of stem adhere to card front inside oval.

Step 4  From 2 shades of patterned paper using new release A Way With Words – Long Stem Rose die set cut rose then from green cardstock cut stem and shade with ink.  (I used the same paper that was used for the card front it happened to be 2 sided)  Assemble Rose & Stem using Kids Choice Glue.  When dry lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rub back of rose to give little dimension.  Adhere to card over ferns using Kids Choice Glue on stem and just very edge of rose.

Step 5  Cut twice A With Words –  Miss You once from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back once from dark cardstock once from coordinating cardstock attach coordinating Miss You over dark offsetting just a little to give shadow effect.  Attach to card front.

Step 6  Add pearls to corners.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and be sure to pop on over to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at link above to see what other designers have created using dies from the new release of A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon.

By Clicking on pictures below they will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs shopping page.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – Colonial white, green, peach

Patterned paper (Graphic 45 used here)

Adhesive backed pearls

Courage


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Welcome My Crafty Friends!  Spring has arrived finally and I believe we are all happy about that at least I know I am.

Sadly we are all touched by “Cancer” at some point in our lives some more than others.  I know my family and friends have been touched many times.  Today my card is for a friend that has just recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Using pink Nuvou crystal drops make berries on branches.   Do 1 side let dry then do back side and let dry.  I do both sides like Susan does but it is optional.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Round Grapevine Wreaths.  Using Kids Choice Glue just dab around center area on back of wreath (no glue on the little branches) attach 1 wreath at a time to card front giving each wreath a quarter turn to off set each wreath.  Once dry pull up on some of the branches to give it fullness.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes Lilac 2 and 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock color front and back of a piece large enough to cut flower plates 2-3 times each.  Just kind of scribble you want little areas of white and varying shades.   Shape and build your lilacs   Here is Susan’s video for making lilacs.

 

Step 5  Cut 3 pink tulips and 2 white tulips using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set. Shape and build tulips.  Susan’s video below for making tulips.

 

Step 6  From green cardstock cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.

Step 7  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Courage die  to cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top twice and once from cardstock with adhesive on top and bottom (this will be the bottom of the stack).  Cut once from pink glitter cardstock.  Cut ribbon from Suzanne Cannon’s Hope die set 3 times from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top then once from pink glitter cardstck.  Stack together.  You are making 3 pink ribbons and 1 Courage.

Step 8  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue starting with ferns.  Ferns, berries, lilacs, tulips then leaves.  Add courage to bottom under wreath and use pop dots to add ribbons.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  By clicking on any of the product pictures below it will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – Green, Brown, Pink

Glitter Cardstock – Pink

Embossing Folder – Dots

Nuvou Crystal Drops –

 

 

 

Lacy Love In A Mist

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Hello My Crafty Friends welcome to my blog!

Today my post is a card I did using my first attempt with the shibori technique that Susan recently did on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club page.  Mine came out quite light so my next attempt will need some work on paint to water ratio but when I saw the color I just knew Love In A Mist would be the perfect flower to use with it.

My card today February 28th, is for my nephew, sister, father and brother which probably sounds a bit strange but for my nephew it is his birthday, my sister who died having him, my Dad who died 45 year to the day after my sister losing his battle with mesothelimoa and my youngest brother’s funeral was on this day 3 years ago.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1 Make shibori background referring to video on Susan’s Garden Club on Facebook

Step 2  Cut Garden Notes Berry Spray from brown cardstock.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries to branch set aside to dry.  (Midnight blue drops used here)

Step 3  Form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.

Step 4  Make frame from 100 lb white Soft Finish Cardstock using ModaScrap Dashing Square.  (Picture shows black cardstock but it was just to show how frame was cut)

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Step 5  Attach shibori type piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to center.

Step 6  Cut 1 ModaScrap Lace Card from white Soft Finish Cardstock trim off side tabs and straighten bottom.  Attach to back side of lower half of frame using Kids Choice Glue.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame to card front.

Step 7  Cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink, shape using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit along with molding and leaf pads.  Using Kids Choice Glue attach to lower right corner of frame.

Step 8  Cut, shade, shape and build  1 Garden Notes Love In A Mist (mine was cut from blue cardstock and shaded with PanPastels Set 2) but you can cut from 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with Copic Markers as well.  Flower was assembled directly onto card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Cut apart Garden Notes Berry Spray tucking around flower using Kids Choice Glue to attach.

Step 10  Using self sticking pearls to corners and on lace.

Thanks for stopping by today I sure hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.  See below for supplies used.  If you click on any of pictures of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies it will take you directly to the site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

 

Other Supplies

Pearls

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Cardstock – brown, green, blue

Distress Ink – Peeled Paint

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