With Sympathy Flame Lily

Sympathy Flame Lily


Hello my crafty friends – Welcome!

Still snow here in Maine so no outdoor gardening so I get to do more paper gardening which I love.  As I get older I am finding I enjoy the paper gardening more than outdoor as it is easier on my back.

My card today uses Susan’s new Garden Notes Flame Lily again along with great fillers Garden Notes Feverfew 1 and Maidenhair Fern.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  From white  110# Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ x 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square ( ModaScrap Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut frame from green cardstock using 2 largest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Line dies up making sure they are even all around use removable tape to hold together while die cutting.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere frame to card front 1/4″ down from top.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Card cut 1 Stitched Hexagon using next to largest die.  Adhere in center of frame.

Step 5  Cut 4 branches of Garden Notes Feverfew 1 color shape and assemble.

Step 6  Cut 2 sets of Garden Notes Maidenhair Fern from green cardstock shade and shape.

Step 7  From white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Flame Lilies then cut leaves from green cardstock.  Color, shape and assemble.  Susan has great videos for creating her flowers on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club

Step 7 From white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut “With Sympathy” using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Hope this has sparked you to go make a card.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked below just click on any picture it will take you to their site.

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


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – 2 or 3 greens, yellow

Copic Markers


Designer Hexagon Challenge


Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog.  Today is challenge day for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month our challenge is Hexagon Inspiration this is the card I designed for the challenge.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs blog  at this LINK to see what the other Design Team members have created using Joset’s newly released Stitched Hexagons and Fitted Hexagon dies.  While there, be sure to answer the question for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The question for $20.00 giveaway this month is what is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies.  Winners will be announced Friday June 22, 2018.

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock using Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch cut 1 set.  Lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool rub backs of leaves to give a bit of dimension, turn over and run ball tool down stem and branches.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow used here) make berries.  Set aside to dry.  When berries are dry on right side add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  ( Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock -Cafe au Lait used here)

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here)

Step 4  From same cardstock as card base that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back  cut 2 frames using Joset’s Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Using 2 largest hexagons cut 1 frame then use next 2 sizes to cut second frame.  Lay 2 dies together lining up evenly tape together with removable tape lay on your cardstock then die cut.  Adhere to card front.


Step 5  Using Joset van de Burgt Words 4 – Remember cut twice With Sympathy from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front in upper half of smallest rectangle frame to allow room for flowers below.

Step 6  Cut Garden Notes Maiden Hair Fern from green cardstock.  Shade using ink.  Lay right side down on molding mat use medium ball tool to rub back of leaves turn over run ball down stem.

Step 7  Cut 3 poppies from white Soft Finish Cardstock (you can use colored cardstock if you prefer) using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Color/shade and shape your flowers.  Susan has a great video to help with this on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.

Step 8  Assemble your bouquet on card front using Kids Choice Glue Starting with ferns then berry branches and last the poppies.

Here is another card I created using the Stitched Hexagons it was done for the Inspiration day of Joset’s new release and was posted on this blog with tutorial.


I do hope that you have enjoyed this post today!  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used just click on pictures below it will take you to their site where you can purchase.   Don’t forget to check out their blog for what the other designers have created and answer question for chance to win $20.00 gift certificate.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow

Copic Markers – FBG2 & B12



“Love” in a Mist

2017-11-25 Lovein mist1

Hello my crafty friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.   I know it is such a busy time for many and  appreciate your taking the time to visit today.  Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays!

Today I am posting a card I made for a special couple that just got married.  I have used a couple of Susan ‘s Garden new releases Love in a Mist along with Els van de Burgt Scalloped Hearts.  Just love this new Love in a Mist die it is so versatile it is a great addition to your die collection.

For card base cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.

Cut blue cardstock 5-1/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Using largest Scalloped Hearts Die cut 1 heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Attach to card front using dimensional tape.

Cut 3 Love in a Mist flowers from either White Soft Finish Cardstock which would be colored with alcohol or blue cardstock shaded with PanPastels Set 2.  Shape and assemble using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit along with molding and leaf mat and Kid’s Choice Glue.  Susan’s Garden Club on Facebook has some great videos which help create flowers.  Susan does a Live Tutorial weekly on this Facebook page.  She is taking a break but will be back in January but all tutorials she has done are still there.

Cut leaves and 3-4 Garden Notes Maiden Hair Ferns from green cardstock.  On leaves with fingers pinch up leaves a bit to give dimension.  On ferns lay on molding mat use medium ball tool from kit to give some shape.  Add a little shading using Distress Ink.

To cut Love add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of black cardstock use love die from Suzanne Cannon’s Baby Love die set.  Add to left side of heart.

Adhere ferns, flowers and leaves using Kids Choice Glue to right side of heart.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and will create your own card.  Click on any of product pictures below to purchase takes you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies

Blue, Black, and Green cardstock

Pearl Pen or Nuvo Crystal Drops

Dimensional Tape / Dots