Think Happy

2017-07 Think Happy

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us “Which dies from Susan’s collection make you think of your home?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11  on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

 

Hello everyone welcome to my blog.  Today is Susan’s Garden Design Team second challenge.   This month we have been challenged to use new Cottage Dies, Window & Flower Box, Doors etc.  I have chosen Susan’s new release  Square Window & Flower Box Die Set.  On my card I used patterned paper that I had purchased (I am trying to use up some of my large paper stash) but how cool would it be to take a picture out your own window and print onto cardstock.

Here is how card was created.

  1.  Card base is 5-1/2″ square.  Cut white cardstock 5-1/2″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line to for card base.  This card is a tent fold although it could also be done as a side fold since it is a square card.
  2. Cut 5-1/4″ square of patterned paper adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Die cut window from White Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Square Window die.
  4. Place window over scenic pattern paper to find view you want to show in your window then cut paper to fit behind window die cut.  Attach window over scenic paper using Kids Choice Glue.  Attach window to upper left side of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  5. Using die set Garden Notes Potted cut pot and saucer from terra cotta or burnt orange cardstock.  Use white ink to give it an aged look by lightly swiping areas of pot.  Lay pot and saucer right side down on Molding Mat using large ball tool from Susan’s 4pc Tool Kit rub back to give dimension.  Using Kids Choice Glue around edges only adhere pot to lower right side of card front. Add saucer in same manner.
  6. Die cut 3 sunflowers from colored cardstock of your choice using Garden Notes Sunflower 2 die set.  Using PanPastels Set 1 shade petals then shape and assemble using Kids Choice Glue.  Cut several leaves from green cardstock shade and shape.
  7. Attach sunflowers and leaves at top of flowerpot using Kids Choice Glue.
  8. Stamp sentiment (this sentiment is from a brand new clear stamp set by Susan – Little Words That Mean A Lot CS061) in black ink.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have enjoyed making it.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs blog at this link for details on winning a prize and to see all the challenge designs for this month.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 


Window Box of Begonias

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Hello everyone thank you for stopping by my blog today.  My post today is using 2  brand new Susan’s Garden Notes die sets – Begonia and Window w/ Window box plus ModaScrap Lace corner die all can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  A full tutorial can be found on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog found here .  I do hope you enjoy it.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Hydrangea 90th Birthday

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Hello my Crafty Friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.

I don’t know about you but I am sure glad that spring is in sight and hopefully much of the illnesses going around will run off with “Ole Man Winter”.  So much sickness that keeps going around and around.  I had my bout with it a couple of weeks ago but am finally getting back to my old self.  That said several of my posts have been done when I was not feeling well and so I feel my work was not up to par,  for that I apologize.

My post today is a card that I made for my dear friend’s mother as she celebrates her 90th Birthday.

Here is how I created the 5′ X 7″ Tent Fold card.

  1. Cut blue cardstock (Soft Finish Cardstock – Dusky Sky used here) 5″ X 7″ adhere to front of card base using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Cut white cardstock 4-1/4″ X 4-3/4″ dry emboss using brick pattern embossing folder.  Not sure which embossing folder was used for my piece as my piece came out of my stash but I think it was Tim Holtz.  Adhere to left side of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut 2 sets  Susan’s Garden Notes Carolina Window and Shutters from black cardstock.  Adhere them together (like to double them up to give dimension) using Kids Choice glue.  Trace around edge of window onto yellow cardstock and cut out cutting on inside edge of line so it will not stick out beyond the window.  Adhere using Kids Choice Glue to back of window to make it look like lights are on.  Adhere window onto brick section making sure to leave room at bottom of window for the hydrangeas.
  4. Making the hydrangeas.  I made 6 hydrangeas using Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set.   5 I cut the stem off  leaving 1 with stem. These hydrangeas were made using various shades of blues and some white cardstock but the way I prefer is to use various shades of blue, a bit of green and pink PanPastels wiped with a sponge over white cardstock then cut out the flowers as they seem more realistic.  That being said cut your flowers however you would like to make them then shape and build your flowers.  Use Susan’s video to guide you it is very helpful.   You can find video here.
  5. Using Kids Choice Glue attach hydrangeas under the window being sure to only put glue on very edge of hydrangea.  Add as many leaves as you wish – hydrangeas have a lot of leaves.
  6. From white cardstock cut 1 Stitched Fishtail (4th smallest in set) stamp with sentiment using black ink.  My sentiment was printed from my computer so in that case I printed then centered die over the sentiment and die cut.  Attach to right side of card using dimensional tape.  Attach hydrangea to top of sentiment piece using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Susan’s Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2

Susan’s Garden Carolina Window and Shutters

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dusky Sky

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s PanPastels

Susan’s 4pc Tool Set

 

Other Supplies Used

Brick Embossing Folder

Green cardstock

Yellow cardstock

Well that is it for today I do hope that you will visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine