Happy May Day! This is Selma Stevenson and for today’s tutorial I created pretty flowers and framed them with a trio of butterflies in the Happy Frame XL.
‘Tis the Season to build a Snowman! Hi, its Selma Stevenson today. It is always fun to build a snowman and dress him up. You can stay warm and build cute snowmen to create birthday or holiday cards using the Stylish Snowman die set.
Autumn is finally here and the leaves are turning to shades of orange and red. I love the fiery colours, so vibrant and beautiful.
The Susan’s Garden collection has many flowers that bring the essence of fall to my table. One such flower is the Gerbera Daisy.
My card today features these delightful daisies. Can you feel fall here, too?
The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with another fun Designer Challenge to share with you.
This month the challenge is …. Home Decor – create a project which could be used as a Home Decor item which includes any products from Susan’s Garden.
Susan’s Garden has many die sets which would work wonderfully to create home decor items, and as you will see by our Design Teams projects there are a lot of ideas you can use to decorate your homes or even give as gifts.
For our Challenge today we 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 this blog post below and answer this question: What Home Decor items do you like to create to use in your home?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, September 15th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
Selma Stevenson starts us off this month with this beautiful frame she created to help decorate the house for autumn/fall. To decorate her frame Selma has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes Sunflower 2; Woodland Leaves; Garden Patch – 7/8 inch & Mini Leaves; CountryScapes – Build a Scarecrow; CountryScrapes Country Critters 1. Selma also used the Pumpkins die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs; A Way with Words – Amazing Beautiful and 4 Seasons die sets. White and Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock, PanPastels and Prills were also used to create this frame.
Christine Pooler has created this beautiful lantern to decorate her house this fall. To create this project Christine has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Sunflower 2; Woodland Leaves and Garden Notes – Grapevine Wreath. Christine used White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels for her flowers and leaves.
Piyanki Biswas has created a beautiful card for our challenge today. To create her card Piyanki has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes Anemone and Garden Notes Ivy Vine. Piyanki used Soft Finish Cardstock when creating her card.
Angela Whelton has created a beautifully decorated notice board for our challenge. Angela has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Sunflower 2; Garden Notes – Aster; Garden Notes – Zinnia and Garden Notes – Queen Anne’s Lace to decorate her notice board.
Pavitra Chanchal has created a stunning photo frame. Pavitra has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Lily 2; Garden Notes – Dahlia; Stitched Rectangles; Stage it Stencils – Paisley to decorate her piece.
Shalini Pahwa has created this stunning ornamental fan for your project for today’s challenge. Shalini has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Alstroemeria; Garden Notes – Dahlia (leaves); Garden Notes – Ivy Vine, as well as the Entwined Circles die set.
For our final project today we have Anita Kejriwal who has decorated a frame for her home decor piece. Anita has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Dahlia; Garden Notes – Rose 3 and A Way with Stencils – Dotty to decorate her frame.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to create your own Home Decor items. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, September 15th.
I admit it: I love ‘fussy cutting’! I know it’s not everybody’s favorite activity, but I really like sitting down with a pair of fine point scissors to cut around complicated shapes even when I have dies that would do the job and significantly reduce the time it takes to do a project. Dies leave a bit of a halo around the shapes, fussy cutting goes right up to the outlines. Yes, I do like to hand-hem what I sew, too. And I hand-baste rather than using pins when I sew a seam on the machine. I think it’s the slow pace that appeals to me, along with the hands-on aspect.
Today’s projects include stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting for the flowers, but I did include some die cutting for the Shimmer Sheetz branches, tag reinforcement and corners, the tag itself, and the Garden Fairies on the bonus card.
Hello Dear Friends
Welcome to ECD blog. Pavitra here and today I have a reversed canvas beautifully adorned with Gerbera Daisies from Susan’s Garden.
Daisies symbolize cheerfulness and this canvas will brighten up my home’s wall perfectly. It’s so easy to create realistic looking flowers with Susan’s Garden flower dies. You can find out the complete range here.
Smiles Required – Mixed Media Card
by Judi Kauffman
When it comes to mixed media, everything is fair game. Among the tools and supplies I pulled together for today’s card are the ModaScrap Poppies die set, A Way With Words ‘Play’ die, A Way With Stencils ‘Dotty’, Prills in two of my favorite colors, half of a mailing label that originally said ‘SIGNATURE REQUIRED’, a library card from the days before computers, a small metal folder tab, an office supply store label maker, strips of Kraft brown cardstock that were next to the paper trimmer, and a scrap of sequin waste encrusted with paint.
The project began with the strips of cardstock and the library card. Though you may not have precisely the same bits and pieces, as long as you keep in mind the letter ‘H’ or a ladder you’ll be able to make your own version!
I’m going to include what I call ‘Design Strategies’ along with the instructions. This is the ‘why’ part of design; the instructions are the ‘how’ part. Beginners: I hope this is especially useful to you!
(Experienced cardmakers – scroll through the photos and head straight to the supply list.)
Hello dear friends, Piyanki here today to share an altered bottle with you. I am excited I could use Susan’s Garden flowers on something very different. It is the first time I have used Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s dies for something other than cards.
The hydrangea is one of my favourite flowers and I keep going back to it for many of my projects. (You can see a previous one here.)