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How To Use Sentiments To Create A Background

June 6, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a sweet and simple card to share with you using sentiments to create a background. I used the Garden Party Clear Stamps from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

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 – Trim Soft Finish Café au Lait to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp Garden Party sentiments (Bloom, Blossom, Grow) using a soft brown Ink. You could mix it up but I decided on the sentiments repeating on each row. Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Squares. Save the inner square. Diecut Dashing Rectangles and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Stamp Garden Party image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the image using alcohol markers. I used Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir. Diecut the image with the matching die.

Step 4 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Squares using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the center square from Step 2 on top of the Dotted Scallop Square diecut and then the diecut image using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Optional – Wrap some twine around the bottom 3 times and tie a bow. Adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for any occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Products Used:
Susan's Garden Club

A Floral House-Warming Gift

June 4, 2019

Good Morning! Kathy here.

This project is a bit larger than most of mine, and was done as a new house-warming gift. It’s 9”x9” and I put it in a shadow box frame with glass so the flowers would be protected. 

I used these dies: Maidenhair fern, variegated ivy, Lavender, Berry branch (which became pussy willows), Jasmine, Dahlia, dinner plate Dahlia 2, Wind in the Mist, Black-eyed Susan, Gerbera daisy, galvanized  Bucket (I found a wooden button which fit the handle, and added depth), and the Chrysanthemum. The saying is from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’

Whew….almost an entire garden in this one card!

The first thing I did was create a layout-for placement of the flowers.

The, I adhered the flowers with Kids Choice Glue on top of Modascrap Wood Effects paper.

Lastly, I placed the arrangement in a shadow box!

These are some of the ‘older’ flowers, but so much fun to make. You can make them any color you’d like for your project. Give them a try! You just might/will become an addict!

Susan always has tutorial videos on ‘The Garden Spot’ for sculpting and coloring. Go there and learn how easy it is!

Kathy Sabarese

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

A Way With Words Shimmer Sheetz

LOTS of Luck

April 14, 2019

Judi here! Graduation time is coming soon and I thought it would be fun to have a stack of Good Luck cards ready to send. I made them with my ‘By-the-Batch’ method –– one morning of cutting and layering and all ten cards were done. Suzanne Cannon’s Good Luck die is a perfect size for a card front!

Good Luck cards are useful year-round, just right for friends starting a job or moving to a new home, picking themselves up after a divorce, entering retirement, opening a business, entering retirement, and more…

Here’s how to whip up an easy batch of Good Luck cards:

  1. Choose cardstock and patterned papers in coordinating colors to go with the ten 4” x 5” pieces in a Shimmer Sheetz Iridescent Sampler Pack. (Or choose the Gemstone Sampler Pack.)
  2. Using the smallest die in the Stitched Ovals die set, cut a cardstock oval to layer onto each piece of Shimmer Sheetz.
  3. Die cut Good Luck ten times, coordinating colors with ovals and Shimmer Sheetz.
  4. Emboss and lightly sand each piece of Shimmer Sheetz. Wipe with damp paper towel.
  5. Using the photos as a reference, layer and adhere pieces onto ten patterned top-fold card bases measuring 4.25” high by 5.25” wide (.25” narrower than a standard A2 size). Use three pieces of narrow Washi tape to secure the Good Luck die cuts! Optional: Back the cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhersive Sheet before die cutting Good Luck; skip the Washi tape.

TIP: Use the same By-the-Batch strategy to make birthday, anniversary, get well, or sympathy cards. Vary embossing folders to suit the occasion(s).

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Judi Kauffman

Other:

  • Cardstock in assorted solid colors
  • Patterned cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • Assorted embossing folders (Shown: circle and dot patterns)
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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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Framed Welcome with Cymbidium Orchids

March 30, 2019

I love orchids and I always have a several in the house. My husband has made it a point to give me one every Mother’s Day because he loves how long the blooms last. Phalaenopsis are the most common and easiest to get to re-bloom, but my favorite is the Cymbidium and I have never gotten that to re-bloom… until now! Haha –– I can make them any color I like, at any time, with dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

  1. I started with a 5×7 black shadow box frame. I wanted my orchid to really pop, so I also started with a black 5×7 base.
  2. Die cut 5 ‘Welcome’ out of white card stock and adhered them together. Because the orchid is so dimensional, a stacked word die cut works much better for the overall look.
The slight white edges of the orchid makes it really pop against the black background.

3. Susan has a great video on how to make these orchids, so I won’t go through the process here. To make the buds on the top though, I used the 3 petal die and curled each of the petal. Cut them apart and stack them as seen to make a bud. The top bud uses the 2 petal die cut the same way.

Final piece before placing it inside the shadow box frame.

4. After adhering all flower stem and ‘Welcome’ onto the black card stock as shown above, I added some moss to the bottom as most orchid plants will come with a bit of moss on the pot to retain moisture.

There’s quite a glare when taking pictures with a glass frame but it looks very polished in a shadow box!

I loved how quickly this came together but looks so “put together”. Having it framed inside a shadow box also keeps it safe from dust and will fit on a little nook in the entry way perfectly.

Thanks for stoping by!

Diana Nguyen

Other products used:

Moss

Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Violets For February

February 18, 2019

Angela here. While February is the month most people associate with Valentine’s Day, for our family it is the month of many birthdays. We have four to celebrate this month including my mother-in-law’s – she would have been 92 this year. This is our first time without her here with us, so somehow it feels right that I post about a birthday card.

This card is quite simple but, I think, very pretty and features one of the two February birth flowers, the violet. (The other is the primrose.) The violet represents faithfulness, loyalty and watchfulness. The Garden Notes Pansy  (1089) is the first and smaller of 2 Pansy dies designed by Susan Tierney Cockburn and it is one she has said could easily be presented as a violet. I think it’s perfect.  It is a fun and easy little flower to put together and the colours are so bright and cheerful for this cold and snowy month.

Here’s how the card came together:

1- Using 100lb Soft finish cardstock, cut a piece 6 1/4 X 9 inches. Score at 4 1/2 inches but do not fold yet.

2- Using a scoring board or your paper trimmer, score three lines 1/4 inch apart starting 1/2 inch from the card fold score. The lines will be 4, 4 1/2, and 5 inches long. See photo.

3-  Create the card by folding on the center score line. Using black ink, stamp a sentiment toward the bottom of the card. Set aside.

4- Cut Pansy die pieces for 3 flowers. Cut 2 stems per flower as these will be doubled up.

5- Colour flower petals, stems and leaves with Copic markers.

6- Snip leaf from 3 of the stems and glue remaining stem pieces to create doubled thick stems.

7- Shape pieces using Susan’s tools and mats.

8- Glue flowers to the front of the card.

9- Fill centers with yellow Prills and let dry.

And there you have it. A lovely birthday card for your February born friends and family.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela

Supplies:

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Tropical Flower Card

October 14, 2018

Hello everybody, it’s Sanna here today and I’d like to share a tropical flower card idea with you.

It has been an amazingly warm summer here in Austria this year and even today, while I am writing this post, we have +20°C. So now you understand why I am still in a summer mood. Thus, my guest design team post today will be a summer card.

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Blue Hour

January 14, 2018

Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna here with a Guest Designer project. But first, I´d like to congratulate everyone on the design team. It’s a great team to be part of! I feel very honored to be able to stay here and share crafty projects with you as a guest blogger. Today is my turn to share the first project, so let’s get started. Continue Reading

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Bird and Birdhouse cards

September 20, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here today sharing a total of five cards created with the newest Joset Designs dies. I really adore some of the new designs as they are very versatile and timeless. I know this is a winter release, but there are lots of dies in this release that work for all seasons and occasions. This is what I created with the dies:

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