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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – September

September 12, 2017
Hi everyone!

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.

Happy Creating!


Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Susan's Garden Club

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year

September 12, 2016

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Autumn is such a wonderful time of year with all the beautiful Fall colors! It is that time of year we love to decorate our porches and yards with beautiful chrysanthemums. This is Selma today and I have designed a card using many of the colors we see this time of year. The flowers were created with Susan’s Garden Notes Chrysanthemum dies. Other dies used are the Susan’s Garden – Garden Patch Woodland Leaves, Leafy Branch, Berry Branch, and the new Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Circles, Joset Designs Birds, and Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. Here is how I created this card.

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A Way With Words

Thankful Hedgehog Daisy

September 11, 2015

Hello friends,

It’s me, Petroschi Bianca. Today I am very enthusiastic to introduce you to Hedgehog Daisy. She is one of my favorite designs from my collection of clear stamps launching now here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. It would not have been possible without the support of Els van de Burgt and her wonderful team. Together, we have worked hard to bring these stamps to life.

I hope you will discover and enjoy the whole Petroschi Designs by Bianca Collection. It consists of cling-mounted deep etched red rubber stamps with realistic birds and ladybugs and more, as well as some terrific clear stamp sets – the whimsical and irresistible Hedgehog Daisy & Friends Collection.
Let’s get started. Here is the first autumn card to make together:

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1. For the base card I used a piece of cardstock of 200 lb, a dark shade magenta measuring 6 1/2″ x 8 3/4″. Meanwhile, I had another piece of white cardstock (6″ x 8 1/4″) with Elizabeth Craft Designs Double sided adhesive on the back which I  colored with shades of autumn using inks and water colors, and obtaining watercolor effects. After drying the cardstock, I die cut it using SUSAN’S GARDEN – Woodland Leaves die set. I then adhered the cardstock with leaves die cut on the front of my card to create a beautiful background. I used the die cut leaves for another project.

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2. I cut two frames using Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles, one from white cardstock and one from magenta glossy cardboard. I cut a piece of white cardstock where I stamped Daisy playing with leaves in the middle and adhered the frames with the stamped cardstock behind it on the lower right corner of the card.

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3. I completed the composition using the mignon stamps from the set: watering can, leaves, mushrooms and birds in the horizon. They are very entertaining. The fun part began when I started to color. I used the Distress markers.

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4. In the die cut leaves on the top of the card I put a shadow accent of shaped leaves and aded some veins.

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5. I die cut the word “Thanks” using Quietfire “Thanks” die out of white cardstock with double sided adhesive on back. I colored the top part of the word with Distress marker color “Mustard Seed”. I removed the release sheet on the back and adhered the word on the top of the card front.

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I hope you have a fall as cheerful as Daisy and you may want to find out more stories with her. She thanks you all!!!

Supply list:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

CS004 Hedgehog Daisy Fall

(1092) SUSAN’S GARDEN – Woodland Leaves 

 (1063) Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles 

(1058) Quietfire “Thanks”

(503)Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

Other Supplies –

Cardstock: white, magenta

Distress markers and ink pads

Water colors

Water brush

Acrilic block