Sweet Magnolia & Lavender

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Hello my crafty friends.  Today I am posting a card I made for a dear friend who lost her sister recently.  My card is 6″ X 6″ top fold and uses Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia, CountryScapes Lavender and Mini Botanicals – Clematis & Ivy along with Els Dotted Scallop Squares.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2.  Cut purple cardstock 5-3/4″ square.
  3. Using white cardstock and largest die from Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares die set cut 1 scalloped square.
  4.  Ink all edges on all these pieces using ink color of your choice. (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).
  5. Assemble using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. For heart wreath either draw out heart shape on cardstock or if you have heart dies you can cut heart using the die.  (You want it to be approximately 5″.)
  7. Using largest leaf die from Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia and green cardstock cut approximately 30-40 leaves.  Color and shape all leaves.  See Susan’s video for this part you can find it here.
  8. Make 1 magnolia using same video as a guide.
  9. Once all leaves are shaded and shaped lay your leaves out on your heart shape keeping them all going in same direction.  When satisfied with placement glue leaves on with clear drying glue.
  10. Attach heart wreath to card front using clear double sided adhesive.
  11.  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender die set cut 1 stem using medium green cardstock.  Shade with a slightly darker ink.
  12. Cut florets for lavender 6-8 times from purple cardstock.  Place florets face up on hard rubber mat or gum eraser and with smallest ball tool in Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.
  13.  Use clear drying glue to attach florets to stems making as full as you like.
  14.  Cut 2 bows from Shimmer Sheetz glue together off setting slightly.
  15. Cut 2 vines from green cardstock using Susan’s Mini Botanical Clematis & Ivy die set.
  16. Cut florets 5-6 times from white cardstock.  Lay florets face up on hard rubber mat.  Using yellow marker make yellow center in each floret and using smallest ball tool cup each.  Attach florets to vine using clear drying glue.
  17. Lay stem of lavender on left of heart wreath attaching with clear drying glue. (Glue only in center of stems where they all come together)
  18.  Add magnolia attaching in same manner.
  19. Attach bow just below magnolia onto stems and leaves.
  20. Cut apart clematis and glue filling in to your liking.
  21.  Add peel off sticker (Thinking of You used here) in sentiment of your choice.
  22.  Cut 2 easels from cardstock color of your choice (cut 1 from cardstock that has clear double sided adhesive on it).  Attach one over the other and emboss with your choice of embossing folder.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia

Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender

Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanical Clematic & Ivy

Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares

Els’ Card Stand / Easel

Shimmer Sheetz

Soft Finish Cardstock

Susan’s Deluxe 4 pc Tool Kit

Peel Off Stickers

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you will be inspired to make your version of this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies to make this card and to see all their wonderful products.

 

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy 3Hello Everyone hope you have all enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend.  Today I am posting a card that I designed for Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used several of Susan’s new CountryScape die sets and her new Stencils.  Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for a full tutorial and all the supplies to make your own.

Thank you for visiting my blog and until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

Jar of Asters

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Hello everyone.  Wow summer seems to be flying by here in Maine I do wish it would slow down a little as winter seems to last such a long time.  Everything is in bloom and it is absolutely beautiful.

This card is my design for Susan’s Garden Club on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I was very excited to be using a couple of Susan’s brand new releases coming soon.  Susan has such incredible dies and just keeps coming up with new ideas all the time.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs here to see all the wonderful products and a full tutorial on how I constructed this card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

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Lovely Carnation

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Hello everyone weather here in Maine has been beautiful the last few days finally it has turned warm and the flowers are blooming like crazy.  My roses in front of my deck really started popping open today and they are so pretty.

Today my post is using  a new release for Susan Tierney-Cockburn at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have used Susan’s  Garden Notes Carnation die again I love making these they are so pretty and easy.  The card is an A2 card (5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″.  Here is how I made the card.

  1.  Using a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ card base either a purchased one or you can cut cardstock 5-1/2″ wide by 8-1/2″ long and score at 4-1/4″ to form your own card base.
  2. Using largest Stitched Rectangle die cut one rectangle from deep pink cardstock,
  3. Take green cardstock and cut to 5″ X 3-3/4″.
  4.   Cut white cardstock  4-3/4″ X 3-1/2″ and emboss this piece with Swirly Curves embossing folder or embossing folder of your choice.
  5.   Ink all edges of rectangles and card base .  (Distress Ink – Vintage Photo used here).
  6. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach rectangles to card base starting with largest (deep pink) and ending with smallest (white).
  7.  Cut a Leafy Branch from green cardstock.  Lay right side down onto molding mat and using small ball tool lightly rub each leaf giving it dimension.
  8.   From brown cardstock cut 2-3 branches using Susan’s Garden Bouquet Stems and Branches die set.  Also cut several branches from Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1 dies set.  On these branches add a clear drying glue to the right side of the branches and dip them into white “Prills”.
  9. Using light pink cardstock cut all petals twice.  From green cardstock cut 2 stems.
    1. Distress all petal edges with a darker pink ink.  Hello Spring 7
    2. Lay all petals wrong side up on molding mat and using small end of loop tool ruffle the edges by pressing and pulling loop from edge to center just enough to make the edge curl.  Do this on all petals.  Hello Spring 8
    3. Turn petals over and using magenta PanPastel shade centers of all pieces.  Using the same loop tool as before finish shaping petals by pulling loop tool down through each petal careful not to disturb your ruffle.
    4. Using tweezers pinch stem end of each petal and cup center using smallest ball tool.
    5. Adhere 2 stems together using a quick clear drying adhesive.  Lay stem right side down on leaf mat and using leaf tool draw a stem line down center of stem.  Place on molding mat and using medium ball tool shape the “calyx”  by rubbing the ball around (stirring like motion).
    6. Lay stem on non-stick surface and build your carnation.  Starting with largest petals add a small dot of clear drying adhesive to calyx add your first set of petals, add adhesive to center of petals and add next set of petals offsetting a little.  Continue the process until you have all 8 layers added.
  10.  Using clear drying glue attach Leafy Branch to left side of card front.  Attach Carnation over the  Leafy Branch then add Branches.
  11.  Cut scallop oval using next to the smallest die in the Fitted Frames Curvy Ovals set from white cardstock.  From deep pink cardstock cut oval using next to the smallest die from Fitted Ovals set.  Using smallest die in Fitted Ovals cut white oval.  Ink edges on all ovals.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach ovals together.
  12. Add Happy Birthday Peel Off Sticker.  Attach to lower right of card front using pop dots.
  13. Cut 2 Card Stand / Easel glue together and emboss using embossing folder of your choice.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Carnation

Susan’s garden Notes – Bouquet Stems and Branches

Card Stand / Easel

Leafy Branch

Stitched Rectangles

Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals

Fitted Ovals

Swirly Curves Embossing Folder

Peel Off Stickers – Happy Birthday

Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1

Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

White, Deep Pink, Brown and Green cardstock

White Prills

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

 

I  sure do hope you have enjoy this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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Lovely Lavender

 

Lovely Lavender

Hello Everyone,

Today my post is using one of Susan’s Garden Notes newest dies it is the Lavender.  Along with this die Els’ Through the Lens -Stone Series paper was used.  This card is a 6″ X 6″ tent fold.  Susan has 7 new dies being released.

Here is how the card was created.

  1.  Using 85# Soft Finish  white Cardstock  and Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1 – Violet Tint and with a sponge color both sides of cardstock.  You could also use a lavender colored cardstock.
  2.   Cut Florets 6 times or more from violet / lavender cardstock.  Cut stems from green cardstock.
  3. Place florets right side up on hard rubber mat (Speedball Speedy Carve used here) Using smallest ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.Lovely Lavender 2
  4. Using Kid’s Choice Glue attach florets to stems.  Lovely Lavender 3
  5.   Using clear jar die cut lay on top of vellum and lightly trace around the bottom half of jar and cut out.  Using light blue ink color both sides of vellum then cut to desired height to represent water in the jar.
  6.   Using Kid’s Choice Glue and toothpick place glue around  very edge of 2 sides and bottom of vellum (right side up) place clear jar on top of vellum lining it up – let dry.
  7. Wrap small piece of ribbon around neck of jar adhere with a drop of glue.
  8.   Attach lavender to back of jar adhering with small amount of glue.
  9. Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink all edges on 6″ X 6″ card base and the 6″ X 6″ patterned paper.
  10. Attach patterned paper to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  11.  Using Kid’s Choice Glue apply a small amount around the very edge of back side of jar.  Attach jar to center of card front.
  12. Using white cardstock cut a tag using smallest tag in die set.  Ink edges and add “Thinking of You” peel off stickers.
  13. Using same ribbon loop a small piece through hole in tag attach to center of ribbon on jar.  Make a matching bow and attach that over the ends of loop.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

#1195 Susan’s Garden Notes – Lavender

#763 Tags

#1071 Card Stand / Easel

#808 Susan’s Garden Tool Set

#TTL002 Through the Lens – Stone Series

#PSF101 White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

#PSF102 White Soft Finish Cardstock 100#

#30115 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

#305 Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive

 

Other Supplies

6″ X 6″ white card base

Green Cardstock

1/8″ Purple Ribbon

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Light Blue Ink

Small piece Vellum

Jar Die Cut – Clear-  ( 2-1/2″ X3-1/4″)

Speedball Speedy Carve (used as molding mat for florets)

Embossing Folder

Now that you have seen how I created the card I do hope that you are inspired to try your own.  Be sure to check out not only the supplies to make this card but all the great products at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

A New Home Congrats

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Hello everyone today I am posting a card that I made for our store manager who has just moved into a new home with her family.  Of course the perfect card for this is Karen Burniston’s Pivot House Die and lots of Susan Tierney-Cockburns CountryScape dies.

Here is how I made the card:

Note: If you apply clear double sided adhesive to your cardstock before cutting your little pieces it will be easy to attach to card.

Cut blue cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ having the white side to the inside of the card.

  1. Place house die on inside fold where you want it to be and then place the arbor at end of fence.  Using a pencil lightly trace around the dies.
  2. Cut templates from scrap piece of cardstock using Susan’s CountryScapes clouds and grass.  Using light blue PanPastels form your sky by sponging around template and moving it around.  Next using green PanPastels and grass template make the grass (if you are using a printed paper you can skip the grass step) Susan has a video to help with this you can see it at this link.
  3. If you are using printed paper for the grass cut strip 1-5/8″ X 12″  I then used some fancy cut scissors to trim top edge to make it look like blades of grass. (you will need to trim it down in a couple areas).  Cut a strip 1-5/8″ X 6″ cut top edge with fancy scissors and adhere to front of card.
  4. Lie your house die in center fold lining up the center pins with fold – tape in place. (if you traced around it when doing sky and grass this should be very easy.  Run through die cutting machine.  Karen has a video that is very helpful you can find it at this link.
  5.  Cut arbor from white soft finish cardstock age with gray PanPastels.  You can also add some aging to the fence.
  6.   Cut pieces to finish house using my card as a guide for colors of cardstock and attach to house on card.
  7.  Cut 2 rose bushes from real green soft finish cardstock shade with a little green distress ink.  Attach to side of arbor fanning out top of bushes and bringing bottoms together making a fuller bush at the top.  Cut rolled roses 3 times and form roses by rolling with tweezers and using a dot of clear drying glue to hold it together.  Attach roses randomly on the bush.
  8.  Cut 2 wreaths from brown cardstock using CountryScapes Backyard 2 die set.  Attach to front of arbor offsetting a bit.  Cut tiny flowers in several colors and cup them using Susan’s smallest ball tool..  Attach to wreath using a clear drying glue then add a green prill to center of each flower.
  9. Using tulip and daffodil edge dies cut a couple of each and assemble.  Cut sections apart to fit the front of house, in front of fence and side of arbor and attach.
  10.   Cut mailbox and attach.
  11.   Attach clouds to front of card.
  12.   Cut scallop oval from white cardstock using die from Accordion Oval Die set.  Attach Peel Off Sticker – Congrats to oval.  Using dimensional tape attach oval to lower right side of card front.
  13.    Attach ” On A New Home” Peel Off Stickers to inside of card.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  Visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for supplies to make your own card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

 

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

#902 Karen Burniston Pop It Up House Pivot Card

#1094 Susan’s garden Cloud & Grass

#1134 Susan’s Garden CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence

#1130 Susan’s garden CountryScapes Flora 5

#1131 Susan’s Garden Edges – Daffodil

#1133 Susan’s Garden Edges – Tulip

#1010 Susan’s Garden CountryScapes Backyard 2

#30115 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

#30116 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 2

#30117 Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 3

#324 Peel Off Text Stickers (A New Home)

#2578 Peel Off Text Stickers

#772 Accordion Oval Card (Congrats)

#1071 Card Stand / Easel die

# PSF131 Soft Finish Cardstock – Soft Sky

#PSF134 Soft Finish Cardstock – True Green

#PSF101 Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

#808 Susan’s Garden – 4 pc Tool Set

 

Other Supplies

Small pieces of cardstock in various colors

Clouds from my stash

Prills

Kid’s Choice Glue

Dimensional tape

 

 

Birthday Cosmos

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Hello everyone hoping the weather here in Maine  will warm up soon and stay warm so that we can start gardening.  I guess for now I have to be satisfied with making my own flowers from paper and Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s wonderful dies.

My post today is a birthday card I did for my friend’s mother using Susan’s Garden Notes – Cosmos dies and White Iris Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  (The card is really  much prettier in person but was hard to photograph.)

Here is how the card was made:

  1.  Cut pink cardstock 7″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold to form card base.
  2.   Cut Shimmer Sheetz 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ emboss with embossing folder of your choice.
  3.   Attach ribbon to Shimmer Sheetz approximately 1/2″ in from left using  double sided clear adhesive to  attach to back of  Shimmer Sheetz.
  4.  Using Susan’s video as a guide make your flowers.  Here is the Link.
  5.   Attach flowers to card using clear drying glue.
  6.   Add pearls if using embossing folder that was used here.

I do hope that you have enjoyed the quick card tutorial and that you have been inspired to make your own.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs at this link for all their great supplies.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!

Christine

Supplies from Elizabeth  Craft Designs

#1136 Susan’s Garden Notes – Cosmos

#30115 PanPastels Kit 1

#1071 Card Stand / Easel Die

#324 Peel Off Stickers – Assorted Words

#506 Clear double Sided Adhesive 6mm

#SS0102 White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – pink, white, green and yellow

Yellow Pollen

Embossing Folder

Ribbon

Self Stick Half Pearls

Clear Drying Liquid Glue