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Masculine Birthday Card

January 10, 2019

Hi all, Angela here with a guest blog.

Today’s card is a birthday card for a dear friend. I’ve always found making a man’s birthday card much more difficult that making one for a woman. This is especially so when I’d like to use flower dies. So this month’s project is one that I hope he’ll like; I know that I enjoyed putting it together. Susan’s “Garden Notes – Feverfew” combined with Suzanne Cannon’s “A Way With Words – Happy Birthday” are the dies I used to create this card.

Here’s how it comes together:

1 -Cut a card base 6 ½ X 9 ½ inches folded in half from 100lb Soft Finish card stock.

2 -Cut a pretty piece of paper 5 ½ X 3 ¾ inches as well as a coordinating piece of paper 5 5/8 X 3 7/8 and also a piece of matching metallic paper 6 X 4 ¼ inches. Layer them and adhere with double sided adhesive.

3 – Cut 2 copies of the Happy Birthday die from coordinating papers that have been backed with Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere to the layered card front

4 –Using the Garden Notes Feverfew die, cut the pieces for seven flowers.

5 –Colour leaves and centers using Copic markers.

6 –Shape leaves, petals, and centers using Susan’s toolkit, leaf mat, and molding pad

7 –Adhere flowers to card front using Kid’s Choice glue.

8 –Using a toothpick, dab glue onto the centers and sprinkle with yellow pollen. Allow to dry and blow off excess.

And there you have it!

Hope you get to try this one.

Angela

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Poinsettia Ornament

December 16, 2018

Good Morning everyone! Angela here. It’s that time of year when in and around everything else I usually realize that I need a quick gift for a teacher or a last-minute hostess gift. Hopefully today’s project will help you out if you find yourself in the same situation. With a craft store clear ornament and some sparkly snow, as well as Susan’s dies, I created an ornament that would look lovely on any tree.  I used Nuvo Diamond Sheen Confetti inside the globe, but any snow-like material will do just fine.

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Snowman Wreath Card

November 18, 2018

Hi everyone! Here in Montreal, our first major storm has just been through, leaving us with a lovely blanket of snow. One of my daughters, although an adult, still gets excited at the thought of snowman building, so this card is for her. It combines my love of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s CountryScapes with the Build a Snowman die set as well as her lovely Garden Notes – Whitepine Boughs and Pinecone  and Garden Notes – Holiday Holly & Berries die sets. Silk Microfine Glitter adds the perfect sparkle to the snowman.

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Scarecrow Scene

October 21, 2018

 

Hi everybody, Angela here with a guest blog post.

It’s hard to believe that we are already approaching the end of October. Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Canada and Halloween is just around the corner. But this weekend what is most striking is the colour of the leaves. It seems to me that this year they’ve lasted a little longer than usual, something about which I’m really happy. There may be a drive into the countryside in my very near future.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with Susan’s CountryScapes dies recently so today’s card is a fall scene created using several different sets: CountryScapes Flora 4, Woods 3, Build a Scarecrow, and Land and Sea, along with the Earth and Sky stencil.

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Fall Birthday Card

September 16, 2018

Hi everyone!

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.

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Summer Daisies

August 19, 2018

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.

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Summer Poppies

July 15, 2018

 

Hi everyone! Angela here as guest blogger this morning. I am sitting at the cottage in what is now a sunny and hot Northern New Brunswick, Canada. However, until very recently is was unseasonably cold, which means gardens are late. Poppies are just blooming here, so they are my inspiration today. From Susan’s Garden Notes dies, the Poppy 2 die makes it easy to replicate these gorgeous big blooms.  I’ve added some Baby’s Breath as well as Berry Spray and some Ladder Fern to complete the arrangement.

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Birthday Peonies

June 26, 2018

 

Hi everyone! Angela Whelton here as your guest designer. Today’s card is one that I’ve made for my daughter’s birthday. Her favourite flower is the peony …so of course I had to go with Susan’s beautiful Peony 2. I’ve also used several of her new dies including the Forsythia and the Frosty Fern. The Frame It Stitched Ovals provided just the right shape for the background.

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Forget Me Not Wedding Card

May 31, 2018

Good morning all. Angela here as a guest designer. For today’s tutorial I have put together a fairly straightforward wedding card using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s new Forget Me Not die set in keeping with the traditional “something blue” for the bride, along with several other of my favourite dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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Country Snowman

December 28, 2017

Hi Everybody!

Angela here with today’s post. This is my last one as a member of the Susan’s Garden Design team so I’d like to take a minute to say thank you for your kind comments and “likes”. I’ve had a great time designing and sharing my cards with you!

For this post I decided to create a winter scene with Susan’s CountryScapes dies. They are so much fun to play with and the endless ways they can be combined will let your imagination come to life.

This card uses several die sets including English Cottage 2, Build a Snowman, Mountains, and Country Fence with the Snow Decor accessories. Add one of my favourite trees from The Woods set and a scene is born!

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