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Time Flies Photo Frame

April 30, 2019

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.

I began with the Timely Pocket Watch from Wendy Vecchi, I’ve had this in my stash for a long time so I’m not sure if they are still available.
I used the two main parts in the package and covered them with gesso. If you are not familiar with gesso, it is a primer that can be applied to nearly any surface to neutralize the color.
To get the desired color on the watch, I used Prima Metallique Wax, White Gold. This wax is really intended to be used to highlight details on a mixed media project but it worked great for this. After the wax dried, it was buffed with a soft cloth. In order to make the watch look old and a bit tarnished, I dry brushed on some black paint and then buffed it.
A small piece of corrugated paper was added to the top of the watch to make it look like the watch stem where you would wind it. It was then covered with the same wax.
There are three of different flowers and ferns used to decorate the pocket watch. I will link to Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s videos below so you can see how they are made. The Helenium, Ladder Fern and Baby’s Breath were used here.
The first thing to go on were the Heleniums.
Next all the rest of the flowers and ferns were added. Sometimes you just need to play with all the pieces to see how they look best and that is what I did here.
Using the same corrugated paper, I cut out the Butterfly Aperture and then cut it down the center.
The wings went on to the back section of the pocket watch.
Using the largest circle in the Fitted Circles die set, a white circle was cut out and placed on the inside of the frame. Since I still need to add a photo, the frame was only glued near the top. This way I can add my photo and then glue the rest together along with a piece of acetate to protect the photo.
For the final step, I added a piece of decorative paper to make the frame look complete.

I enjoyed making this and sharing it with you,
See you again soon,
Sandy

Here is Susan’s video on the Helenium:

Watch my process video here:

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“My Dog Ate My Homework” –– Honestly!

April 28, 2019

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Happy Crafting!

Joyce Schmidt

A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Pretty Pink Cosmos

April 23, 2019

Hi Everyone!

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 colours.

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.

5-Cut flower pieces and leaves for 5 Cosmos. Colour using Copic markers. Use yellow pollen to finish centers as shown in Susan’s Garden Club Face book video.

6-Shape and create the flowers, using the 4 piece tool kit and Kid’s Choice glue.

7-Adhere to card front as shown in photo.

8-Stamp sentiment onto banner and fasten with foam adhesive and there you have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by ,

Angela

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Just Happy

April 18, 2019

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 some Clear 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

Supplies:

Other brands:
nuvo drops black;
sequins;
distress ink pads.

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Planting Happy Thoughts With The Fuchsia!

April 13, 2019

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.

See you soon,

Kathy Sabarese 

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Beautiful Prairie Roses As A Thank You

April 9, 2019

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.

Final step:

  • 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 !

Diane

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Other Products used on this card:

Copic Ink Markers

Distress ink

Brown, yellow, purple and Green Bazzill cardstock

Purple pattern paper

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Just Bee-Cause

April 7, 2019

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!

Tina

Other Products Used:

Tri-Blend Markers

Amalgam Ink

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

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How To Create This Prairie Rose Tag

April 3, 2019

Hi there! It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Prairie Rose Tag using one of the new Susan’s Garden die sets!

Step 1: Die cut the flower and the tag

  • Die cut all the parts for the Prairie Rose from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Die cut the tag from black cardstock, using one of the dies from the ModaScrap Love, Life Tag die set

Step 2: Coloring and Shaping the Flower

  • Color the pieces with Alcohol Markers
  • Shape the different parts with the help of the Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Kit

Step 3: Create the Mixed Media Tag

  • Add color to the black tag using Distress Paint (I used Iced Spruce and Picket Fence)
  • Stamp the letters from the Patterns 2 stamp set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and heat-emboss this texture with clear embossing powder

Step 4: Final Embellishments

  • Add a sentiment sticker (I used one from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker set)
  • Thread some grey and white twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Other:
Alcohol Marker
Distress Paint (Iced Spruce, Picket Fence)
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
Clear Embossing Powder
Small Talk Sticker Set
twine



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15 Hoppy Easter Projects You Can Make Today!

April 1, 2019

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!

Samantha Klaebe

Your Easter can be a colorful one with cards like Samantha’s! These are so fun!

Suzanne Cannon

The elegance of Suzanne’s design is perfect for anyone on Easter Sunday.

Suzanne Cannon

Tanja Kabel

This adorable ornament is adorable hanging on any Easter gift! You can cut felt, among other fabrics, with our die sets!

T

Joset van de Burgt

Joset’s newest collection is perfect for Easter. The Little Chick and Easter Egg die sets give you a lot of options!

Laura Gilhuly

Creating an Easter scrapbook layout is easy when Laura is here to help! Loving the colors!

Laura Gilhuly

Diana Nguyen

Diana perfectly combines dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as Susan’s Garden to create this beautiful card. Blessings!

Diana Nguyen

Sara Torzullo

Love stamping? This beautiful Easter card, made by Sara, is simple to put together!

Katelyn Grosart

Choosing colors that pop is key! Katelyn wows us with this colorful card!

Katelyn Grosart

EK Gorman

How about a card in the shape of an egg? This project is so simple, but makes a big statement!

EK Gorman

Joyce Schmidt

The flowers are blooming for Easter! Combining your favorite blooms with our Easter characters is a perfect fit!


We hope you gain some inspiration from these projects! Let us know which one you loved in the the comments below!

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