Hearts & Tulips

hearts-tulips-1-11917

Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am posting a card I made using one of eight of Susan’s new dies that have just been released.  Today I chose to use the Tulip 2 of this new group since we are all wishing for Spring about now.  Along with this new die  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Shimmer Sheetz and Els van de Burgt Studio Heart Background die.  The picture does not show how pretty the Shimmer Sheetz looks it is really hard to take photos of it to do it justice.

Although I am using this card as a sympathy card it certainly could be used for a valentine or birthday card by changing the sentiment and put a whole heart on it.

Here is how this card was created.

Start with white card base 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″

  1.  Die cut Raspberry Shimmer Metal Sheetz with Heart Background die making sure to use metal adapter plate to insure complete cutting.  This cut out will measure 4″ X 5-1/4″.  Cut White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz 4″ X 5-1/4″ (it fits exactly behind heart background).  Using Kids Choice Glue attach heart background to white iridescent piece. ( I placed something heavy on top to hold it down until dry).
  2.   Cut 3 tulips using White Soft Finish 85# Cardstock (1 of 4 petal and 1 of 2 petal pieces for each tulip) .  Color 2 of them with pink PanPastels Kit 1 shade base and edge with Magenta PanPastel Kit 1.  Shade 1 with Bright Yellow Green PanPastel Kit 1 at the base of all petals.  Lay petals on molding mat right side up using large loop tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit shape petals by pulling loop tool down each petal from tip to center pushing down quite hard to make petals curl up.  Use medium ball tool push down in the center of both pieces cupping up.  Using Kids Choice Glue offset the 2 pieces and glue together.  Take the sun shaped piece cut from green cardstock place down on molding mat push down in center with med ball tool.  glue into center of petals.  Cut stamen from yellow cardstock roll up dip tips into glue then into black pollen.  Glue into center of tulip.
  3. Cut stems and leaves from green cardstock (I cut everything twice for each tulip).  Using green ink  (Crushed Olive Distress Ink used here) add shading to all leaves and 3 stems.  Lay face down on leaf pad  take leaf tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit put stem lines in 3 stems and all leaves. Turn leaves over adding vein lines on each side of stem line.   Gently fold back on stem line add Bright Yellow Green PanPastels.  Pinch leaves together hold face down on molding mat rub end with medium ball tool to curve back.  Take stem that has stem line in it glue on top of plain stem do this for 3 tulips.  Kids Choice Glue was used to glue stems together.
  4. Cut heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock using one of Els van de Burgt Studio’s new heart dies middle size would work best  ( At the time I did not have the heart dies so I took a chipboard heart from my stash traced around it and cut it out).  Cut heart with an Exacto knife with zig zag pattern.  Take right piece emboss using embossing folder of your choice  (Elizabeth Craft Designs Heart Strings Embossing folder used here).  Ink all edges on both pieces using a coordinating ink (Spun Sugar Distress Ink used here)
  5. Using pop dots attach heart to card front leave slight space between pieces of heart.
  6.   Add sentiment to left section of heart.  I used Peel Off Stickers for sentiment but you could also stamp it on which you would do before you attach heart to card.
  7. Add tulips to right of heart using Kids Choice Glue.  Add leaves and small bow.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Tulip 2

Els van de Burgt – Heart Background

Embossing Folder – Heart Strings

Shimmer Sheetz – Raspberry Metallic

Shimmer Sheetz – White Iridescent

White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

Susan’s PanPastels Kit 1

Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

Kids Choice Glue

Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit

Leaf Pad

Other Supplies:

Green Cardstock

Distress Inks – Crushed Olive & Spun Sugar

Ribbon

I do hope that my tutorial today has been helpful and has inspired you to make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time…………

Happy Crafting!

Christine

Save

Save

Pitcher of Hydrangeas

pitcher-of-hydrangeas-2

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!

Christine

 

 

 

 

Potted Poinsettia

potted-poinsettia-1

potted-poinsettia-2

Hi Everyone hope that you all have had a great Christmas – ours was great spending time with family and friends.

Today I am posting a birthday card for a dear friend with whom I have been friends with for about 60 years.  My card  uses Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand and Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia as well as her White Pine Boughs & Pinecones along with Els van de Burgt Holiday Garlands 2 and A Way With Words Happy Birthday.

Here is how I made the card.

  1. Using Karen Burniston’s video and Flower Pot Pop Stand die set – the flower pot cut from a color cardstock of your choice (Sea Glass was used here).  Cut and build the flower pot according to the video.
  2. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia and white cardstock cut 7 or 8 poinsettias making sure you cut a set from green cardstock for each flower.  Shade and shape each flower using Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 and her 4 pc Tool Kit.  Susan has a great video to help you with this you can find it here.  Cut strips of clear plastic approximately 1/4″ wide (I used some packaging plastic that I had saved as it is sturdy).  Attach flowers to one end using Kids Choice Glue.
  3.  Using Susan’s garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecones die set and green cardstock cut enough pine boughs for the front of card and to fill in in the flower pot.  Using a little of the orange PanPastel from set 1 shade each pine bough just a little.  Pinch up the needles to give dimension.
  4. Take a piece of white cardstock (making sure that it is big enough to cut out happy birthday and 2 holiday garlands from this piece) cover 1 side with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Lay happy birthday die and the holiday garland die face down on side of cardstock where adhesive is – die cut.  You will have to cut a second garland.  Pull back the protective covering being very careful not to touch the adhesive with fingers.  Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over tap off excess and burnish in with finger.
  5. Cut smallest Dotted Rectangle from white cardstock and the next size up from colored cardstock that matches your printed paper (CTMH Sea Glass used here).  Stamp sentiment on white rectangle with black ink.  Adhere white rectangle to colored rectangle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. Attach 5 or 6 poinsettias to cross pieces of flower pot using Kid’s choice Glue attaching by the clear plastic piece.  Then fill in with pine boughs to your liking.
  7. Cut card base from white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″.  Lay pop stand die onto cardstock lining up die on the score line.  You will want to lay your filled flower pot folded flat lined up with pop stand to find out how low you will need to cut the pop stand.  Refer to Karen’s video for cutting pop stand and attaching the flower pot.
  8. Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ square and attach to the back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the die cut spots.
  9. Cut 1 piece of colored cardstock 5-3/4″ X 2-1/2″ attached to top of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 3-1/4″ attach to lower part of card front once again avoiding the die cut area.  Cut 2 pieces of of printed paper 1-3/4″ X 6″ attach to inside of card along outer edge.  Cut 2 pieces of colored cardstock 1-1/4″ attached on each side of inside card next to the printed paper.  Add snowflake garlands on each side attaching to the colored cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.  Using foam tape / pop dots attach the rectangles w/ sentiment to right side of inside of card.
  10. Add Happy B and a poinsettia to left of card where the 2 papers meet using Kids Choice Glue.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1226 Susan’s garden Notes – Small Poinsettia

1091 Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine boughs & Pinecones

1205 Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

1259 Els van de Burgt Holiday garlands 2

1174 Els van de Burgt Dotted Rectangles

1161 Suzanne Cannon Quietfire – Happy Birthday

30115 Susan’s PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1

808 Susan’s Garden 4pc Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

814 Kids Choice Glue

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Prills

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, green, brown & sea glass

Close to My Heart B & T (Printed) Paper  Pack – Oh Deer

Foam Tape or Pop Dots

This card is so much fun to make I do hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial and you will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

In The Woods

in-the-woods-2

Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.  Today my post is something a little different. Instead of making a card I decided to make something  decorative and use some of Susan’s CountryScapes die sets.  The first picture is shown without the glass dome so it is easier to see.in-the-woods-1

This is a picture with the glass dome over it photo is not great but it was very hard to photograph due to the glare on the glass.

Here is how it was constructed

  1. Cut 30 – 36 trees (I cut just the top 3-3-1/2″ of tree) from green cardstock using Susan’s CountryScapes Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings die set.  Fold up all the branches on each tree add Kid’s Choice Glue to the back of tree adhere to tooth pick.  in-the-woods-3Add 3 trees to each tooth pick which gives you a dimensional tree.  in-the-woods-4You should have 10-12 dimensional trees when done.
  2. Cut 4 deer using light brown cardstock and deer die from Susan’s CountryScapes Critters 3 –   2 of the deer should but cut from brown cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on 1 side and 2 cut from just cardstock.  Adhere deer together so you have 2 deer.Lay deer face down on molding mat and use large ball tool to shape the deer a little.  Shade deer using Susan’s PanPastels Set 3 (dark brown & white) .  For spots on deer use white gel pen.
  3. Cut 1 snowman and accessories using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman die set.  Put snowman together using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Lay snowman face down on molding mat and shape a little using large ball tool.
  4. Cut 2 stone walls and 1 gate use Susan’s video to shade and build your walls.
  5. Cut 5″ Styrofoam ball in half using a knife.  Cut pieces off all over ball half so that it is not too smooth.  Cut a couple of slots for deer placement.  Using a clear drying glue and a brush apply all over ball except around the very bottom all the way around. Sprinkle Diamond Dust over the glue shake off the excess.
  6. Cut 1 piece of white cardstock and 1 piece of blue vellum with stars at 6″ square.  Attach the 2 pieces together using Clear Double Sided Adhesive along bottom edge on 1 side.  Tear along sides and top edges of both papers adjusting height to fit under glass dome.  Using Kid’s Choice Glue attach this paper to back of ball using tiny straight pins to hold in place.
  7. Glue stone wall and gate to front of ball using Kid’s Choice Glue.
  8. Add deer to slots with a little glue on their hooves to secure them into the slots.
  9. Stick trees into ball behind and ob sides of deer as desired.
  10. Tuck snowman behind stone wall securing with a little glue.
  11. Add yellow vellum circle for moon.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman

Susan’s CountryScapes Critters 3

Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings

Susan’s CountryScapes New England Stone Wall & Gate 3

Susan’s PanPastels Set 3

Kid’s Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white,  light brown, green, red, black

Blue vellum with stars

small piece of yellow vellum

Diamond Dust

5″ Styrofoam Ball

Fab Lab Glass Dome with wood base

tooth picks

 

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will try your hand at making your own.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for great supplies.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

Potted & Framed Amaryllis

potted-and-frammed-amaryllis12016-10-29-16-38-55

Hello Everyone,  thanks for stopping by today.  Here in Maine we got a little snow a few days ago but then it turned to rain and in my area it is gone – I am really not looking forward to winter it lasts way too long!

My post today uses Susan’s Garden Notes Amaryllis and Potted along with Els van de Burgt’s new Holiday Garlands 1.  Let’s get started.

  1. Cut off white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ and fold on score line forming your 6″x 6″ card base.  Ink all edges (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).
  2. Cut Patterned paper 6″ X 6″ ink all edges with same ink.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach to card front.
  3. Cut green cardstock 6″ X 6″.  Cut from outer edges 1/2″ in all around remove center square to reveal a frame.  Use dimensional tape to attach to front of card.
  4. Cut pot from off white cardstock distress the pot (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).  using loop tool from Susan’s 4pc. Tool Kit lay pot face down on molding pad and shape pulling loop tool down from top to bottom.   Using a toothpick add some clear quick drying glue such as Kid’s Choice Glue add glue to very outer edges all around  pot and adhere to card front leaving the top opening open.
  5. Make 3 red amaryllis using Susan’s video as a guide.  Video found here.
  6. Using a little clear quick drying glue on back of stems place them in top of pot.  Add flowers to top of stems and fill in at top of pot with extra leaves.
  7. Cut piece of  off white cardstock 2-1/2″ X 6-1/2″ add clear double sided adhesive to one side.  Cut 4 Holiday Garlands remove protective paper and add to green frame on card front.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Amaryllis

Susan’s Garden Notes – Potted

Els van de Burgt – Holiday Garland 1

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit

Susan’s Molding Pad

Susan’s Leaf Pad

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

PanPastels Set 3

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies

Cardstock – off white, red and green

Pollen

Pattern Paper – K & Company used here

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint

I really hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will now try your hand at making this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

Save