Hello paper gardeners !
Every fall I feel it’s hard to see the days get shorter, the warm sun disappear and the cold rain setting in. Than again Mother Nature puts on a great show with all the colors changing in the trees. We get inside to prepare some warm meal in the slow cooker with the many wonderful vegetables ready to be harvest and our home smells like happiness. I found a quote from an anonymous writer that capture my present state of mind: ” The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go…” It inspired this card and I hope you’ll like it.
Our Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team have again been busy throughout the month creating some fabulous cards using Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps, dies, etc. As most of these are posted on their personal blogs, there may have been a few cards you may have missed. Today we have a few that we found that we thought you might like to see or are worth a second look.
For more information about any of the cards shown below, click on the link on the Design Team member’s name and you will be taken to the blog post for that particular card.
We want to give a big, crafty congratulations to Heather O’Brien Springer for winning the #MyPaperMasterpiece Challenge!
Along with Susan Tierney-Cockburn, we challenged you to create a beautiful paper flower interpretation of a masterpiece/artist that inspires you. We may not all be able to paint like the Masters, but we can be influenced by their creativity and style – that influence can show up in our projects!
There were SO MANY beautiful designs and thoughtful stories shared, and we thank everyone who participated!
Our winner, Heather O’Brien Springer, submitted a total of 14 entires with inspirations from Claude Monet, Delmas Phelps, Thomas Kinkade and many others. You can see the details for each of her entries – as well as the rest of the entries – over on the Facebook Family Page here. *For winning the challenge, Heather will be able to choose three (3) of the new dies in the Garden Notes line, and will receive some other surprises provided by Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Take a look at all of Heather’s entries below (you can also click the picture to visit her original post on the Family Page), and be sure to congratulate her in the comments below!
Again, thank you to those who participated in the My Paper Masterpiece Challenge! Keep an eye out for more challenges 😊
Angela here to share a birthday card with a fall theme. I had a lot of fun playing with Distress Oxide ink backgrounds the other day. One of them proved to be just right for this card. I have to admit to being particularly fond of fall colours and especially like a pop of purple, so of course Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Asters were just what I needed to go with her Chrysanthemums. Some purple berries, and voila! Joset’s Dream stamps provided just the right sentiment.
I’m Luciana, here to share with you a cute wooden blooming box.
Good Morning. This is Selma Stevenson today. Autumn is not far away and I have a card designed using Susan’s Garden Notes Sunflowers and Joset’s Pumpkin die sets.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Winter Wishes Christmas Card. The inspiration came from Joset Designs Penguin Die. With that element of my card figured out, I added more with dies from Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
Hi everyone! This is Diane here with a suggested Christmas project.
How much fun is it to be able to give a handmade gift to the ones you love at Christmas time? Having a big family, I like to start early on making those special gifts that will say how much I appreciate the important people in my life! Here’s a new one made with the fabulous new Happy Frame, Poinsettias and Santa’s Sleigh dies.
I hope you enjoy it!
Good day everyone, Angela Whelton here as guest designer. As we make our way to the middle of August, hard as that is to believe, I look forward to heading home and seeing my garden there. Among my favourites waiting for me are the beautiful Shasta daisies. They are such a classic summer garden flower. Susan’s Garden Notes Shasta Daisies are a lovely flower to make, and they make me happy. I’ve added Ivy and the Leafy Berry Branch against the Bricks die in the background.
Hello everyone!! It’s Luciana here again to share with you a scrapbook layout project. I will never be good at growing real plants and flowers, that is one of the reasons for my passion for paper flowers. But this year I was able to grow a pansy from a seed to a flowering plant. I had to celebrete the event with a scrapbook layout!