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Collect Beautiful Moments

May 14, 2019

Hello crafters! It is Luciana here, with a floral card ready to collect a picture, a poem or just a message for your dearest ones.

Here’s the step-by-step:

Step 1. Base
Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12×8, and fold in half to make a 6×8 card.
From an other sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 6×8, cut out an oval frame using the second bigger metal die from the set Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Ovals.

Step 2. Sentiment
Cut out a circle from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, using the second smaller metal die from the set Dashing Circles.
Stamp on it the sentiment “Collect Beautiful Moments” from the set of stamps Remember.
Add it on the low right corner of the frame.

Step 3. Leaves
Cut out from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, the following leaves:
Garden Notes – Hosta Leaves
Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
Garden Notes – Clematis (only the leaves)
Garden Notes – French Pumpkin (only the leaves)

Color them as showed below.
Add the veins using the leaf tool and the leaf pad.
With the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details.
Adhere the leaves around the oval of the frame, as shown in the pictures below.

Step 4 . Prairie Rose
Cut a set of Garden Notes – Prairie Rose (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals. With the ball tool, add the curling to the paper.
Use the ball tool and the tweezers to wrap the pistil pieces.
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistil.
Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistil.
Adhere the flowers in the hight left corner of the oval frame.

Step 5. Crocus
Cut 3 sets of Garden Notes – Crocus (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals.
Wrap the pistils pieces with the tweezers
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistils.
Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistils.
Adhere the flowers in the low right corner of the oval frame.

Step 6: Assemblage
Adhere under the oval an element that you would emphasize (it could be a picture, a message, or a poem). Then adhere it on the card.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.
Luciana

other:
nuvo drops black;
watercolors
distress ink pad


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11 Gifts For Mom On Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2019

A very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mother’s out there!

Today gives us such a wonderful opportunity to honor the women in our lives who raised us, praised us and made us who we are. They certainly have been a huge and important part of our lives!

Along with our Design Team, we put together 11 projects for mom on Mother’s Day –– enjoy!

Kathy Sabarese

To honor my mother, this background with the windmill pays tribute to her PA ‘Dutch’ heritage, and she loved tulips! I’ve put the tulips in Susan’s Garden Watering Can, which has a Mandala geometric pattern of ‘dots’ which are done by Tibetan Buddhists called ‘Dkyil-khor.’ This literally means ‘ that which encircles a centre.’ My dear friend, fellow stamper and tole painter, Barb Pelak, was kind enough to do a pattern on the Watering Can for me! I colored my tulips to match her colors in the pattern.
Happy Mother’s Day mom.  Miss you lots!

Tanja Kabel

Diana Nguyen

EK Gorman

See EK’s video tutorial for this project here!

Joset van de Burgt

Joyce Schmidt

Laura Gilhuly

Karen Ostergard

I made my mom a mini album from bar coasters. 

Els van de Burgt

Suzanne Cannon

Susan Tierney-Cockburn


We hope you have a wonderful day, celebrating or being celebrated.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Beautiful hydrangeas, “Water Vessels”

May 7, 2019

Hello, this is Diane here with a card for you!

Flooding season has officially arrived here and this year it’s been awful, even more than usual. Reading on the hydrangea, I learned that the name is derived from Greek and means ‘water vessel’, which is in reference to the shape of its seed capsules. With this post, I wish to extend my compassion to everyone who feels heartaches having to deal with an infuriated Mother Nature and I’m offering them those mini water vessels.

Here are the steps to make this card:

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.
  • With a purple patterned paper, cute a square piece 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.
  • Die cut a circle with the the largest die of the Dotted Scallop Circles (#1172) dies set, in a purple cardstock.
  • Die cut a second circle with the the second largest die of the Stitched Circles (#1116) dies set, in a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Using the same purple cardstock as for the first circle, die cut the Flower Lace 2 (#1383).
  • With some Double Sided Adhesive Tape and some Kids Choice Glue, adhere all the layers on top of each other, like shown in the next picture.
  • And here’s the final card base:

Step 2 Hydrangea

For a very detailed and wonderful video from Susan Tierney Cockburn on how to create those forgeous flowers, I invite you to watch the video on the link here.

  • Using the die set Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 (#1293), die cut 6 times the center that will be use for the base of each of the three flowers, in a green cardstock.
  • With the medium size ball stylus (from the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set), on the Molding Pad, create a dome with each of the 6 pieces.
  • Glue the bases two by two, using a toothpick and some Kids Choice Glue, to get 3 final center pieces.
  • Cut the stem off, we do not use them for this card.
  • Ink up some White Soft Finish Cardstock using some Oxide Ink, (here I used some Dusty Concord), dabbing very lightly the dauber on both side of the cardstock.
  • Die cut the 4 times the plate of little flowers on the inked cardstock.
  • Shape the little flowers on a Molding Pad. with the smallest ball stylus, wrong side up, on each of the 4 tips of the flowers.
  • Turn the flowers on the right side and cup up with the same stylus.
  • Glue the green domes on the card base and had the little flowers to cover the domes.
  • With a make-up applicator, had some shading in the heart of some flowers, with the Bright Yellow Green Shades Pan Pastel.
  • Add a very small touch of glue here and there in some centers of the flowers and sprinkle some small green prills.
  • Using some green cardstock, die cut the leaves 5 or 6 times each.
  • On the Leaf Pad, with the leaf tool, draw some vein on the wrong side.
  • Bent the leaves and add some Bright Yellow Green Pan Pastel on the vein with a make-up applicator.
  • Add some shading with a dark green ink on the edges of each leaf.
  • On the Molding Pad, give some dimension to the leaves by rubbing them on the tip with the medium ball stylus.
  • Glue them on the project.

And here’s a closer look at the final project:

I really hope you like this tutorial, thanks for visiting!

Diane Prince

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Other Products used on this card:

Bazzill Avocado Green Cardstock, Bazzill Nelly Cardstock, Distress Oxide – Dusty Concord and Forest Moss

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Love With Calla Lilies

May 1, 2019

Good morning!

Kathy here from the Elizabeth Craft Design Team, showcasing Susan’s Calla Lily, from her latest release. 

What a beautiful flower, coming in so many different colors. Besides the white one, I’ve colored the two others to look like a Flame and a Garnet Glow Lily. 

The background was done on photo paper with Brusho powders, and a thin layer of green card stock. 

The Lilies are arranged in the Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher (1294). I found paper already embossed. Moss was added, and the ‘Love’ die from Suzanne Cannon (1165). Of course, the wonderful ladybug!

Susan just did a second tutorial on this background and the Lily –– you can see it here.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I’ve used, just click on them below and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to complete your order. 

Try this lovely flower! It would be a great addition to your flower garden. 

See you soon,

Kathy Sabarese 

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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

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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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