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Thanksgiving Table Décor

October 24, 2019

Hello again friends,

It’s Sandy Diller here with you today –– it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. I have a table décor centerpiece to share with you today. It has all my favorite colors so let’s get started.

To get started on this project you will need two 6″ embroidery hoops and one 4″ hoop. Separate them as shown below.

You will only need three of the four rings. Begin by painting them orange on all sides. An inexpensive acrylic paint was used here.

The color was just as bit too bright for me so I rubbed on some Distress Oxide Ink, Vintage Photo.

Fit the hoops together to create a pumpkin shape. It is helpful to mark the center so they go together evenly. The smaller hoop is to hold the pumpkin upright. It also needs to be painted. A little hot glue was used to hold them in place for decorating.

I used the top portion of a Styrofoam ball for the center. It was marked and cut to go in the center and around the hoops. As you can see, I first painted it orange but later decided that green was a better choice. A hole was made in the center to hold a battery operated candle. This part does not need to be pretty as it will not show when finished. It is important to select a smooth Styrofoam for this as hot glue will be used again later. Regular Styrofoam will melt with hot glue.

Add center as shown above.

Next a variety of flowers, vines and ferns were cut and assembled. I have linked the ones I used below but you can use any that you happen to have.

Now the biggest job is arranging the flowers to your liking. This takes a little time but so worth the effort. Hot glue was used to hold the flowers in place.

Next some leaves were cut and colored with Oxide Ink and then added to the top of the pumpkin. The final touch is to tie a bow and glue to the top to hide the working part of the hoop. I made two bows – putting one on each side.

This little pumpkin would look nice on your Thanksgiving table or anywhere else in you home to celebrate the season. I hope you have enjoyed and will give it a try.

Until next time – stay crafty,

S@ndy

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Rhododendron Sympathy

July 11, 2018

 

Hello My Crafty Friends!

Today is my turn to share a post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  My card today is a sympathy card that I designed using some of Susan’s new Garden Notes dies.  I have used Garden Notes – Rhododendron, Garden Notes – Baby’s Breath,  and Garden Notes – Frame Its/Stitched Circles along with a few others.

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Forever Friends

May 9, 2018

 

Hello My Crafty Friends,

It’s Christine here today sharing a card I created for my dear friend since high school (my 50th class reunion is this summer, hers was last summer).   We now live an hour and a half apart but try to meet halfway for a day of shopping, eating and catching up every so often.

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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – December

December 12, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with our final Designer Challenge for the year.

Christmas is now only a couple of weeks away. When people think of Christmas and colors, the most traditional colors that come to mind are the colors red and green. For our challenge this month, our design team are to include the colors red, green and white with either gold or silver on their projects. It doesn’t have to be a Christmas card as these colors can be used throughout the year.

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 Susan’s Garden products would you like to find under your Christmas tree this year?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, December 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.

 

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Be the Sunshine: Garden Notes Black-Eyed Susan

December 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

Today I present to you a card that I just loved creating. The Black-Eyed Susan is such a special part of the Susan’s Garden collection, and like other flowers in the sunflower family it symbolizes radiant warmth and faith.

I thought that the sentiment, “Be the sunshine in someone’s rainy day,” was the perfect way to express my idea: Every person can be just like the sun shining on a sunflower, providing reassurance and emanating positive energy and strength, elevating a loved one’s mood.

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Susan’s Garden Dahlias in Crate

November 29, 2017

Dear Friends,

Writer and blogger Melanie Koulouris says :
“Happiness blossoms when one plants seeds of love and kindness in the hearts of others.”

Inspired by such thoughts, I present to you today my latest creation using the Dahlia flower, a flower that symbolizes everlasting bonds and commitment. With its multitude of petals, the Dahlia is much like life with all its varied experiences.

I have made this creation using Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia 2,  Garden Notes Ladder Fern, Garden Notes Ostrich Fern, and Garden Notes  Maidenhair Fern dies.

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Black-Eyed Susan Thank You

November 22, 2017

Hello Friends, Piyanki here with some Black Eyed Susans from Susan’s Garden. Black Eyed Susans are from the sunflower family and at a glance they look similar. But the proportions are not the same; the layering and shaping of the petals are different, too. This was a fun card to make and I had a particularly good time creating the background. Here’s how I created and assembled this card:

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Black-Eyed Susan Cluster in a Crate

November 15, 2017

Hello to all

It’s Anita here to take you on a stroll in Susan’s Garden. It’s blooming flowers everywhere and it’s all the more amazing because now you can make them using the dies available at the Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Today, I am showing you a trio of vibrant Black Eyed Susans in a wooden fruit crate.

All the dies are now available at the ECD web store.  Susan has posted many videos showing how to create the flowers in her collection on her  Facebook page. (She’s been doing a Facebook Live tutorial each week and will be taking a break during the holidays, but they all remain in the archive.) Don’t miss them!

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