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Lupines And The Garden Watering Can

March 7, 2019

Good morning all!! Kathy here, with two of the wonderful new dies just released in Susan Tierney Cockburn’s newest collection –– Lupines and the Garden Watering Can!

Lupines come in so many beautiful colors, it was fun to pick these three! You could also make Texas Blue Bonnets with this die if you’d like!

The Lupines are very easy to make, and aren’t they such pretty and happy flowers? Makes you realize Spring IS right around the corner!

I’ve used several colors to give character to the Watering Can, and added Ladder Fern, Baby’s Breath, and Ivy as fillers; all on an embossed piece of decorator paper. The Watering Can is sitting on paper from the Wood Effects paper.  And, of course, all of these flowers were put together with the Kid’s Choice Glue.

Again, don’t forget to add the ladybug to one of the leaves!

Keep checking Susan’s Garden Club for her Live tutorials of her new release!

Hope you enjoy making these lovely new flowers as much as I have!

See you soon!

Kathy Sabarese 

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Calling Out For Spring!

March 6, 2019

Hello Paper Gardeners, Diane here with a spring card for you!

Winter is still roaring pretty strong in my part of the world, even with February behind us. The sunlight as been shy and we are longing for wonderful warm days. With this card, I thought I would make an offering to Mother Nature and let her know that we are ready for a change in scenery! Anyone want to join in?

Step 1: Background

  • For this card, you will need a 6 inches X 12 inches piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb), score and fold in half to make a 6 X 6 inches card.
  • From a lavender cardstock, cut a 5 3/4 inches square.
  • Out of the White Soft Finish cardstock (90 lb), cut a 5 1/2 inches square.
  • On the 5 1/2 square piece of white cardstock, spray some lavender and yellow inks. Allow to dry or use an embossing gun.
  • Over the layer of sprayed ink, dab some Lilac and Yellow Distress Oxide. Make some different intensity of colors by putting more or less pressure on the dabber. Again let dry.
  • Cut out a stencil using the Circle Background (#1262) die.
  • With the stencil and a make-up applicator, apply some White PanPastel, here and there to draw some white circles.
  • Adhere all layers, one on top of the others, with some Double Sided Tape.

Step 2: Egg

  • Die cut the Elegant Easter Egg Large (#1628) using some White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb) covered with some Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  • Peel-off the protective sheet and cover with some Lavender (620) – Silk Microfine Glitter.
  • Rub the glitter with fingers to make it really shine.
  • On a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb), cut the outer part of the egg.
  • Glue the glittered part of the egg on the white egg using Kids Choice Glue.
  • Using a lavender ribbon, tie a bow around the egg.
  • Glue the glittered egg on top of the card base.

Step 3: Tulips

  • Using the Garden Notes – Tulips 2 (#1296) dies set, cut 3 times the 2 petals dies and 3 time the pistils die, out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb).
  • Out of a green cardstock, cut out 3 stems, a couple of individual leaves and 3 calyx.
  • Color the tulips using some ink marker in a variegating manner. Leaving the middle white, brush on light strokes of lavender. Use a green marker to color the center of the tulips and the pistils.
  • On a Molding Pad and using the Loop Tool (from the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set) , shape the tulips to give them dimension.
  • Work the leaves using the Leaf Pad and the Leaf Tool from the
    from the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
  • Shade the edges of the leaves with some green ink and the vein with some Yellow Bright PanPastel.
  • Finish the leaves with the Medium Ball Stylus also from the
    4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set to give some dimension.
  • For a complete demonstration on how to make the Tulips, please watch Susan’s video here.

Step 4: Feverfew-1

  • Using the Garden Notes – Feverfew-1 (#1589) cut the following:
    • Out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb), cut 5 little flowers.
    • In some yellow cardstock, cut one plate of each of the 2 sizes of centers.
    • Using some green cardstock, cut 4 times all leaves.
  • Again, with the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set, shape the little flowers and the centers.
  • Shape the leaves with the tool set and shade them with a dark green ink. You can watch this video to see how Susan Tierney Cockburn does it!

Step 5: Grecian Windflower

  • Die cut 3 flowers from the Garden Notes – Grecian Windflower (# 1590) out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb).
  • Die cut 6 times the pistils and 2 plates of centers out of the same cardstock.
  • Color the petals with a purple ink marker leaving the center white. Color both sides of the petals.
  • Shape the petals with the Loop Tool and the Reverse tweezers (both part of the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set).
  • Using the Fine Pointed Scissors, cut in half each pistil.
  • Dip the tips of the pistils in Kids Choice Glue and then dip it in the Yellow Pollen. Let dry.
  • Using the smallest Ball Stylus of the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set, cup the middle.
  • Using a toothpick and a carving block or eraser, cup each little center.
  • Susan Tierney Cockburn has a great video showing how to make those beautiful Grecian Windflowers.
  • Using the Kids Choice Glue, assemble the flowers on the card as shown in the picture below.

I hope you enjoyed that tutorial!

Diane

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You Complete Me

February 21, 2019

February!…the month of love and romance! Hello. It’s Samantha sharing my You Complete Me card using Elizabeth Craft Designs Puzzle Heart die and Love Sentiments Stamp set. February happens to be my Wedding Anniversary month – so for me, it’s a doubly romantic time of year and a wonderful excuse (not that I need one) to create cards for the heart.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the two piece Puzzle Heart die using pattern paper and corrugated card stock.

Step 2: Adhere the detailed puzzle pieces to the corrugated heart.

Step 3: Stamp the sentiment on Kraft card measuring 7 cm x 2 cm.

Step 4: Adhere the heart and sentiment to a 10.5 cm x 15.5 cm Kraft card front.

Step 5: (Optional) Add a detailed machine stitched border (using a combination of straight lines and zigzags).

Step 6: Using scissor, cut any left over pattern paper and corrugated card into small uneven strips and adhere these as shown to your card front.

Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock (measurement 3cm x 3cm).

Step 8: Die cut one heart puzzle piece.

Step 9: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 10: Use foam tape to adhere this puzzle piece to the card front. Embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to a A6 card base.

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? I hope you liked today’s card tutorial – give it a try and create something beautiful for that special someone in your life.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Twine

Sewing Machine

Tape Runner/GlueDot/Foam Tape

Sequins

Cuttlebug

Kraft Card/White Card/Corrugated Card

Black Dye Ink

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me…

February 11, 2019

Hi! Diane Prince here today with a very simple card idea for Valentine’s Day.

I guess most of us have played that game plucking the petals of a daisy, wishing to finish with the “he loves me” petal! It seems like the daisies have been in my life for ever but they always remind me of my childhood friendships. I find that the daisies are the most versatile flowers and they can show just how much we appreciate someone as a friend, as a family member, on Valentine’s Day or any day!

Step 1 – Card base:

For the base of this card, you will need:

  • A white Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb), 12 inches X 6 inches, scored and folded in half.
  • A 6 inches square piece of yellow cardstock.
  • A 5 ½ inches square piece of pattern paper.
  • 5 ½ inches square piece of a lighter pattern paper cut diagonally.
  • Adhere each layers on the card base using Clear Double Sided Tape in the order shown below.
  • Glue a narrow yellow ribbon diagonally with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 2 – Shasta Daisies

Using the 1521 – Garden Notes Shasta Daisy die set:

  • Die cut 3 times the petals out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb) for the flowers.
  • The small centers needs to be cut 3 times out of yellow cardstock.
  • For the leaves, choose a dark green cardstock and die cut the 2 leaves 3 times.
  • Shape the leaves and the petals using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set. Susan Tierney Cockburn has a wonderful video you can watch to help you with this step. Video here

Step 3 – Ladder Ferns

Using the 1423 – Garden Notes – Ladder Fern die set:

  • Die cut 2 times the 2 different sizes out of a different green cardstock than the one used for the Shasta Daisies leaves.
  • Shade the ferns with a darker green ink on the edges.
  • Shape the ferns using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set.
  • To see how Susan Tierney Cockburn does it, you can watch the following video. Video here.

Step 4 – Sentiments:

With the use of the 1390 – Banners set and the 1466 – Words 2 – Thinking of you set:

  • Die cut the second banner 3 times out of the same yellow cardstock used for the card base, each piece being double up with some Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Adhere the 3 banners on top of each other, to give it dimension.
  • Die cut the “I Love You” words out of dark green cardstock doubled with Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Stick the words on the banner.

And here’s a closer look at the finish flowers!

I hope you enjoyed this project and I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Diane

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Other products used on this cards:

  • Forest Moss Distress Ink
  • Yellow and green Bazzil cardstock
  • Patterned paper
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I Melt for Cocoa

February 7, 2019

Since we are in full swing of winter, that means in my house we are in full swing of cocoa consumption. It seems every other day new snow is falling and tired kiddos need a little post school pick me up of sweet hot chocolate. So today, I thought I would whip up a little zero calorie treat that fits the seasons of warming up in the form of a mug of cocoa and a melting marshmallow.

Step One: Stamp the focal images from the Marshmallow Snowmen stamp set onto some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the images in with alcohol markers. I used my copics.

Step Two: Die cute the images using the coordinating Marshmallow Snowmen die set.

Step Three: Using the Dashing Circles die set, die cut a ring from a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to create the rim of the mug. Die cut a circle that will fit inside the mug rim from a piece of Bronze Metallic Shimmer Sheetz to be the cocoa.

Step Four: Using a piece of polka dot printed paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose collection, die cut it with the Dashing Rectangle die set.

Step Five: To create the handle of the mug, die cut an ‘O’ from some Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock. Discard the ‘O’, and use the negative scrap from the inside of the letter. It sounds funny, but works perfectly.

Step Six: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the printed paper and mug/cocoa onto an A2 card frame.

Step Seven: Using some 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mug handle.

Step Eight: Add a bit of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the bottom of the melting marshmallow. Add some three-dimensional squares to the top of the image. Adhere it to the shimmer sheetz circle. Adhere the stamped banner above the mug.

Step Nine: Stamp in brown ink, the sentiment from the Cute Winter Sentiments onto some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the sentiment and matte it with some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere it to the bottom left of the A2 card.

Step Ten: Using the same brown ink that you used to stamp the sentiment distress the edges of the A2 card frame.

What you get in the end is a fun mug of cocoa that is sure to brighten any child or chocolate-lover’s day.

Thanks for peeking in, and I hope you are staying warm.

EK Gorman


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This Week Planner Spread

January 31, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you this week’s planner spread for my planner. Creating planner spreads has never been easier using the Planner Essentials Collection. By using a variety of the dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection, as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap, it allowed me to customize my planner and create my this planner spread. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. From the Planner Essentials – 2 die, die cut four small tags out of kraft cardstock. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the day of the week stamp from the Calendar stamp set and stamp Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday on each of the tags. Ink the edges of the tags using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Write in a date and details about each day using a black pen.

Step 2. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the rectangle box stamp from the Schedule stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step a second time and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut out the two rectangle boxes. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the day of the week stamp from the Calendar stamp set and stamp Tuesday, Friday and Saturday on each of the boxes. Ink the edges of the rectangle boxes using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Write in a date and details about each day using a black pen.

Step 3. From the Planner Patterns, die cut the geometric pattern twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the two pieces in half, giving you four pattern pieces.

Step 4. From the Planner Essentials – 3 die, die cut the large banner out of kraft cardstock. From the same die set, die cut the “This Week” banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of each banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the flower stamp from the Patterns 1 stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step again and stamp on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Reapply the Potting Soil Archival Ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Repeat the previous step again and stamp onto the same piece of kraft cardstock. On the white soft cardstock, sprinkle Spring Green Magenta Nuance powder overtop of the flowers. On the kraft cardstock, sprinkle Aquamarine Magenta Nuance Powder overtop of the flowers. Spritz both pieces of paper with water. Dry with a heat tool. Fussy cut the four flower bunches out.

Step 6. Choose a piece of patterned paper from ModaScrap’s Wood Effect Paper Pack. From the Planner Essentials – 2 die, die cut the planner page out of the patterned paper piece. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the January date and stamp onto the tab. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stitched stamp and stamp at the bottom right and top left of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 7. Using the same patterned paper piece from step 6, die cut the planner page from the Planner Essentials – 3 die out of the patterned paper piece. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the February date and stamp onto the tab. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stitched stamp and stamp at the bottom left and top right of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 8. Adhere two of the geometric pattern pieces to the January page. Adhere a white flower bunch to the right of the January tab. Adhere the “This Week” banner to the kraft cardstock banner. Foam square the banners to the top right side of the page. Adhere Monday, Tuesday and Thursday tags and box to the page as desired. Note: I sometimes mix up my days of the week on my pages.

Step 9. Adhere two of the geometric pattern pieces to the February page. Adhere a white flower bunch to the right of the third hole from the top of the page. Adhere one of the kraft flower bunches to left of the February tab and adhere the other kraft flower bunch the right of the two bottom holes of the page. Adhere Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday tags and box to the page as desired. Note: I sometimes mix up my days of the week on my pages.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my This Week Planner Spread.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Magenta Nuance: Spring Green and Aquamarine
  • Kraft Cardstock
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Love Valentine’s Day Card

January 15, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love Valentine’s Day Card. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about creating cards for the occasion. The inspiration for my card came from ModaScrap’s True Love Die. With that element figured out, I added more to the card with die from Joset Designs to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. Die cut the heart edge from the Valentine’s Edges out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2. Choose a piece of patterned paper –– the ModaScrap Simply Love Patterned Paper Pack is perfect for this project. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle from the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam.

Step 3. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place a stencil with “x’s” overtop of the die cut piece. Sprinkle Red, Rosebud and Hot Pink Magenta Nuance overtop of the stencil and spritz with water, remove the stencil. Allow the rectangle to dry.

Step 4. Place the 3″ Dashing Rectangle overtop of the stenciled rectangle piece and run through your die cutting machine. You’ll end up with the piece shown above step 3 and the piece shown below step 3. Ink the edges of both pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. From the True Love Die, you’ll need the small to large hearts. Die cut the hearts out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Hot Pink Magenta Nuance overtop of the Love heart, sprinkle Rosebud Magenta Nuance overtop of the small heart and sprinkle Red Magenta Nuance overtop of the medium heart. Spritz all three hearts with water. Once the hearts are dry, ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending tool with foam.

Step 6. Adhere the heart edge to the 3 1/2″ patterned paper rectangle.

Step 7. Adhere the 3 1/2″ stenciled rectangle on an angle overtop of the 3 1/2″ patterned paper rectangle. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the middle of the 3 1/2″ patterned paper rectangle.

Step 8. Foam square the hearts in a row in the middle of the 3″ stenciled rectangle piece.

Step 9. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5″ x 8″, score at 4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Love Valentine’s Day Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other Supplies Used:

– Distress Ink in Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink

– Blending Tool with Foam

– Magenta Nuance in Red, Rosebud and Hot Pink

– Stitched Layering Stencil

Inspiration from the Design Team Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

You’re Cool

January 9, 2019

Hey friends! It’s EK sneaking in to the blog, and today I’m creating a little post holiday blues card. I find the time after the holiday, but before the weather warms up to be the most difficult time of the year to create. Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready to start thinking about spring crafting, but that is still month’s away. So today, I thought I would just embrace my winter blues and create a cute critter card.

Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches. Scor and fold paper at the 6 inches to create a 6×6 inch card frame. Trim some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.

Step Two: Stamp the critter images from the Winter Animals stamp set onto the white cardstock using copic friendly ink.

Step Three: Color in the stamped images using alcohol markers. I used copics and focused on shades of brown and blue.

Step Four: Die cut a frame for the card using Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and the Frame It/Stitched Squares. Die cut some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock with the Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Square.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the soft sky paper onto the card frame. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the grapevine wreath, squirrel and fox to the card frame. Add the owl with three dimensional tape.

Step Six: Using the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp snowflakes onto the background using white pigment ink. Add a sentiment to the bottom right corner from the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set in blue ink. I used Archival Cobalt Blue ink.

Thank you for peeking into today, and helping me embrace my winter crafting blues.

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Other Supplies
Copic Markers
Black copic friendly ink
White pigment ink
Cobalt blue Archival Ink

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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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