Hello friends, it’s Sandy! Each year when hubby and I celebrate our anniversary, I create a mixed media project to commemorate the occasion. This year we will be celebrating number 55 so I have made a special photo frame, Time Flies.
I am showing it with no photo because that will be added later. There is a video at the end of the post – I hope you enjoy the process.
Hi everyone! I’m Joyce Schmidt. I have a funny story to share…
I have been moving into my new studio for what seems to be an eternity. I finally decided to get my craft on.
I decided on Sunflower from Susan’s Garden and the wood crate. I had just created the wooden crate to put Sunflowers in, looked down and my dog Jackson had literally EATEN it!!!!
I took a deep breath and decided to use this opportunity to start over😬
This is what I created after “the dog attack”!
Here is how I did it.
I started out by spritzing the white card-stock layer with the new distress oxide sprays. Then let it dry because the colors are darker when wet-luckily the brown lightened up.
I die cut and RE-created the crate, once with Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape sheets and the other just plain brown paper. I adhered them together for thickness.
Next, I made the Sunflower. To me, this is a great flower for a new person to paper gardening. It is easy to shape and even easier to assemble.
After shaping the petals, I die cut 3 plates of the little stars (seeds) for the center out of brown card stock. I used my thicker more sturdy mat. This allowed me to use the small stylus and really shape those seeds.
To finish, I layered the white on top of yellow and used a brown card base. Voila! One easy simple but beautiful card.
I think I might send this as a “thank you” card as my new Studio is finished!!!! I have had a lot of blessings and people who have helped us make this dream come true!
I hope you have enjoyed this card. It’s fun, EASY, and oh so beautiful!
Angela here today with a card for a young woman who is
achieving wonderful things these days. With a background created with Ken Oliver’s
Color Burst powders and a die from 1168-Bead Strings 1, I’ve put together the perfect place for Susan’s 1637-Garden
Notes Cosmos. One of those lovely summer flowers that comes in lots of pretty
Here’s how it came together:
1- Using the Color Burst powders and water on water colour paper, create a background in the colours of your choice.
2- Cut a 5.5 X 5.5 inch square of 90lb Soft Finish cardstock. Using the thicker curved die cut across the cardstock at about 4 inches from the bottom at a slightly downward angle. Save the larger bottom piece and the ribbon. Attach them to the created background using Double sided tape.
3- Cut a piece of coordinating cardstock, 5.75 X 5.75 inches, and use it to mat the background piece.
4-Fasten all of this to a 6X6 inch card base made from 110lb Soft Finish cardstock.
Hello crafters! The Garden Notes flowers are a perfect decoration for creating cards or frames for a friend. This is Luciana today and I designed a card with a Garden Notes – Cosmos die set .
Here is the step-by-step tutorial:
Step 1: Card base
Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12 X 6 , folded in half to make a 6 X 6 card. Using someClear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, to adhere on the card a square 5 3/4 inches of watercolored White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 2: Forsythia
Cut out two sets of the Garden Notes – Forsythia dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. You will need two layers of only one of the two branches of the set. Color all the pieces as showed below. Use the smallest ball tool and the molding pad to add a curly on the inner part of the branches, and on each petal of the flower. Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of the branch and all the flowers on it.
Step 3: Cosmos
Cut out six sets of the Garden Notes – Cosmos dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock (except the stem). Color all the pieces as shown below.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals. Add a ripple on the paper, using the ball tool. Wrap the pistils with the tweezers Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of petals and the pieces of the pistils.
Step 4: Leaves
Add the vein to the leaves, using the leaf tool and the leaf pad. And then with the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details. Use all the several leaves from different Garden Notes Sets.
Step 5: Sentiments
Die cut the word “just” from the Die set – Words 2 – Thinking of You, and the word “happy” from the set A Way With Words, Happy Birthday 3, both in a White Soft Cardstock, and then color them with a brown color.
Use the Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Circles set in the White Soft Cardstock, to create a frame for a your picture.
Step 6: Assemblage
Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves as shown below.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by. Luciana
Other brands: nuvo drops black; sequins; distress ink pads.
Good morning –– Kathy here from the ECraft Design Team! Today I’d like to showcase another of Susan’s releases –– the Fuchsia. I created this on a 6”x 6” card with a 51/2”x 51/2” top layer, with a thin gold foil border behind it.
The Fuchsia is a very interesting and beautiful hanging flower, coming in bold colors, or all soft shades.
They are planted in the Garden Notes ‘Potted’, using Seth Apter’s Chunky Rust embossing powder. (I cut the pot down a bit to better fit on this card). They’re hanging over a window, the Garden Patch.
I knotted 3 pieces of twine and put them through 3 small holes I punched in the pot and secured them behind the 1st layer to make a ‘hanging’ pot.
The words are from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’
Don’t forget the Ladybug!
I know you’ll love to add these lovely flowers to your collection! Susan gives wonderful tutorials on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page on how to sculpt her flowers –– check her out!
All the products I’ve used are listed below. To purchase any of them, click on the picture(s) and you’ll be directed to Elizabeth Craft Designs where you can complete your order.
Hi! Diane here with a “Thank You” card made with Prairie Roses and the Heart Grapevine Wreath.
There’s so many wonderful persons in my life that I want to thank –– let me start with our wonderful designer who creates the most incredible flowers for us to enjoy, Susan Tierney Cockburn. I’m in love with the Prairie Roses and I hope you will too after seeing how easy they are to make.
Step 1: Card base
For this card, you will need a 12 X 6 piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs , folded in half, to make a 6 X 6 card.
You will need a 5 3/4 inches square cut out of some purple cardstock, a 5 1/2 square cut out of yellow cardstock and a 5 1/4 square cut out of a pattern purple cardstock.
Using some Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere each layer on top of the other.
Step 2: Heart Grapevine Wreath
Using the #1648 Garden Notes – Heart Grapevine Wreath, die cut the wreath twice in brown 80 lbs cardstock.
Using the tweezers in the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set, shape the wreaths to give them dimension.
With the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the wreaths onto the card base, the first one on the wrong side and the second one on the right side.
Step 3: Prairie Roses
Using the die set #1643 – Garden Notes Prairie Roses, die cut every pieces of the flower 5 times in White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs.
Susan Tierney Cockburn has a complete video where she explains and demonstrate every steps to make the prairie rose. You can watch it here.
Color the flowers petals using ink markers, here were used some different shades of purple and light pink.
Using the loop tool in the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set , shape the petals and with the small ball stylus, cup up the petals.
Color the centers with a very light shade of green ink marker.
Cut off the filament of all the center pieces in half using the Fine Pointed Scissors.
Dip all center parts into the Kids Choice Glue and than in the Yellow Pollen.
With the small ball stylus, cup up the wheel shape parts.
Using the tweezers from the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set roll up the center pieces.
Die cut 8 to 10 leaves out of green 80 lbs cardstock.
Using the leaf tool from the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set, draw a vein in the middle of each leaf, fold on the vein and apply some Yellow Pan Pastel with a make-up applicator.
With the right side up, draw some more vein on each side of the main vein.
With a darker shade of green and a dauber, shade the edges of each leaves.
Using the medium ball stylus, shape the edges on the back of each leave, holding it on the Molding Pad with the tweezers.
Step 4: Baby’s Breath
Out of dark green cardstock, die cut one branch.
Out of White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs, die cut a plate of the little centers.
Using the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the little centers on to the branches after cupping them with a toothpick on an eraser or on a carving block.
Step 5: Sentiments
Using the die set # 1466 Words 2 – Thinking of You, die cut the word Thanks out of yellow cardstock.
Using the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the Baby’s Breath on the wreath.
Glue the flowers starting with the three petals parts first and off setting the two petals parts. Glue the little wheel pieces (2) next and finish up with the center piece, on each petals set.
Glue the leaves around the flowers.
Finally, glue the word “Thanks” in the heart.
Here’s a closer look at the finished flowers.
I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial and until next time, happy paper gardening !
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a sweet card to share with you using the Honey Bear Stamp and die set from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to make your own card… Just Bee-Cause. 🙂
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Stamp Honey Bear images on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Amalgam Ink. Color images using alcohol markers. Diecut images with matching dies.
Step 3 – Diecut Garden Notes – Frame It – Stitched Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock, then 1 die smaller using Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the branch and bear image slightly under the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. Adhere the panels to the card front Dark Chocolate first and then White using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the bees and butterfly.
Step 4 – Stamp Bee Sentiment Clear Stamp to the card front.
This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Just Bee-Cause!
Easter will be here before you know it –– are you ready? If not, don’t worry –– we’ve got you covered! Our amazing design team has put together a list of 15 projects that are sure to make your Easter a HOPPY one!