Bat Whisperer 80th Birthday

Welcome my crafty friends I am here today with a card I created for a fellow employee celebrating his 80th birthday.  Through the years he has on several occasions helped round up a bat or two.

Card was created using Karen Burnison’s Spinner Square Pop Up die along with an old die of Karen’s from another company Midnight the Bat.  Karen has wonderful Youtube videos that really are great guidance to build your cards – this was a fun card to create.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!



Cardstock – Black, red, white, patterned

Karen Burniston – Spinner Square Pop Up Die Set

Karen Burniston – Midnight the Bat Die Set  (old die set)



Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Elizabeth Craft Designs Kids Choice Glue





Hello my crafty friends!

Today my post is a card I designed using a picture from Facebook as my inspiration and a little hope that we shall see tulips coming up here in Maine soon even though as I am looking out my window it is snowing hard.

Here is how the card was made.

Step 1  – Card Base is 6″ X 6″.  Cut dark chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.   Using largest die cut patterned paper (5-1/4″ square) (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Cut circle frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock using 2 largest ModaScrap Dashing Circle dies.  Lay dies onto cardstock on cutting plate lining them up evenly spaced put little removable tape to hold in place die cut.  Save the inner circle for another project adhere frame to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut 2 Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher from white Soft Finish Cardstock 1 of which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – place this one on top of second pitcher.  Lay right side down on molding mat using large ball tool from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Kit rub back of pitcher giving it a little rounded shape.  Coat with VersaMark add clear embossing powder then heat.  Add pop dots to center of lower half and Kids Choice Glue all around very outer edge – make sure to leave pitcher opening free of glue so tulip stems can be put down into opening.

Step 4  Make tulips.  Cut 5 yellow and 5 white using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set.  Cut leaves and stems from green cardstock – I cut a few extra of stem only.  Susan has a tutorial on her Facebook page – Susan’s Garden Club you can watch it here.

Step 5  Arrange stems with leaves in pitcher opening adhering in place with Kids Choice Glue.  Add a few extra stems to fill in then add tulips to stems again with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Family die cut it twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back as well as twice from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Stack the black on top of each other then white off setting them just slightly to give shadow effect.  Adhere to card front to left of pitcher.

If you click on any of the supply pictures below it will take you directly to ECD site.

Hope this is an inspiration to you to make your own bouquet of tulips.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


This was inspiration picture for my card today  it is a bit brighter than mine.

Image may contain: flower and plant


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, green,black

Pop Dots

Clear Embossing Powder