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
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.
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 someClear 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
Other brands: nuvo drops black; sequins; distress ink pads.
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.
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 !
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello crafters! Luciana is here today, showing you how to create a little paper bouquet that could be a perfect piece of decor for your home! You could even collect several tiny bouquets in a single vase and have a blossoming centerpiece –– perfect for Spring!
Here is the tutorial:
Step 1. Die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock 1 set of Garden Notes – English Rose (except the stems and 2 times the leaves).
Step 2. Color them as shown below, adding a more deep color around the external edges of the petals
Step 3. Shape all the pieces for the corollas. Use the loop tool and the mold pad to add some details to all the petal, making lines from the outside to the inside. Turn the pieces on the back side, and then use the ball tool and the mold pad on the upper part of the petals, creating a ripple on the paper.
Step 4. Prepare the rose. Overlap the two pieces with the 3 petals, then start to add all the petals, from the larger to the smaller one. Wrap the last petal, the triangular one, to create a sort of central bud. When the rose is ready and the glue very dry, put the flower on a florist stem wire.
Step 5. Prepare the leaves. Add the vein to the leaves, using the leaf tool and the leaf pad. Then glue them on a florist stem wire. Glue also some green polystyrene balls on the stem wire, with a different length .
Step 6. Create the bouquet. Put together all the pieces and wrap the floral tape around the stems.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.
I was watching Susan’s Garden Club live last Wednesday, she was creating the new Calendula and mentioned that not only was it beautiful, but its edible! In fact, it can be steeped in tea!
This inspired me to create a gatefold card depicting a Calendula cup of tea in a lovely cracked aged china Victorian tea-cup.
1. Die cut:
Two of the Garden Notes Victorian tea-cup & saucer and adhered them together with ECD double sided adhesive
Three each of the flower pieces from soft finish cardstock
Four of the flower centers from brown cardstock Frames
One of the 2nd and 3rd largest frames in the Frame It Stitched Rectangles to surround your patterned paper out of pink
2. The tea cup and saucer:
(I used used a beautiful petal pink chalk ink and sponged it on.) Then, attach the saucer to the teacup using a foam dot.
The colored tea-cup is then covered with VersaMark ink and covered it with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). Melt with the heat tool melting until a thick glaze. Repeat this process three times, allow to cool-to-touch in between each application. After the last application, you should have a thick shiny glaze over the entire piece. Put it in the FREEZER… yes freezer… for about 5 minutes. When you take it out it will be very stiff. Begin gently bending it until you hear and see it snap. This process creates a cracked ceramic look on your project!
After it has cooled, adhere it to the assembled card with foam dots and you are ready to fill it with your freshly made Calendula flowers😘
3. Creating the flower:
These flowers are as easy to create as they are beautiful and delicate. The color I chose for the flowers in this project was inspired by a Strawberry Pink Calendula I found on Google images. I colored the flowers using Copic color R20 and R81.
Using the small scissors to cut each of the little legs in half just short of the center. Then, using the smallest ball stylus, “cup” the centers on the molding mat. Then dip each leg into glue then into brown pollen.
To shape the petals, use the small loop tool the gently pull toward the center curling the ends of each petal on the molding mat. Repeat this for all flower pieces.
Use the small end of the ball stylus tool to round out the center of each one.
Next, use tweezers to crease the petals to a natural shape.
Using the Beacon kids choice glue I adhered the centers of the flowers together, slightly offset from the one before, int he order of biggest to smallest. Place the centers into flower. Done!
4. The leaves:
I colored the leaves with Copic color G94. Shape the leaves on the molding pad, using the leaf tool, then highlight the the venation with the PanPastels Bright Yellow Green.
Arrange in your tea cup as you’d like and add foliage. (I used the Garden notes pinecone pine boughs and filled in the space.)
I hope you like this project! Let me know what you think in the comments below. You can find a list of the products I used below.
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!