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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Hello Spring

June 6, 2016

Hello Spring 6

Hello Everyone it is Christine here from Susan’s Design Team.  Here in my area of Maine the Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are in bloom so of course I wanted to incorporate them into my design.   I am excited to post a card that I have made using one of Susan’s new releases Garden Notes Carnation along with foliage from the new CountryScapes Lavender die. I wanted to show you how to stretch your dies combining and interchanging them to make even more flowers as I have done here for the Forget Me Not and the Lily of the Valley.  I  also wanted to show you how you can create different looks by combining embossing folders.

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Susan's Garden Club

No Winter Lasts Forever

April 18, 2016



Good Morning.  This is Selma Stevenson today with a card designed using Susan’s CountryScapes dies.  When working with the CountryScapes dies, you can be so creative designing different scenes.   There has been some very terrible weather in our country this past year and it is nice to know that “No Winter lasts forever . . . No Spring skips its turn”.   It always makes me so happy to see the trees, shrubs and flowers come to life with glorious color.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Susan's Garden Club

A Pail of Pansies

April 4, 2016

Pail of Pansies 1

Pail of Pansies 4

Hello this is Christine from Susan’s Garden Club’s Design Team with a new post. My post today was inspired by a picture I saw on the internet – a galvanized pail full of blue pansies. I cannot wait until I can actually have the real thing. I have purchased the pail and now all I need is warmer weather and pansies.

Here is how I constructed this card:

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Travel layout

March 24, 2016

Hello there, Sanna here again with another project for March! I love to use bits and pieces that I have left over from previous projects in my next artwork. That is exactly what I did when creating the Travel Layout. I used all the leftover pieces from the altered savings bank to create an A4 size layout.

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Els van de Burgt Studio

For the Love of Squares

January 28, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here again with my second blog post for January.

I love to use color on my layouts and I hardly ever use more than one photo per scrapbooking page. However, the Stitched Square die set inspired me to create an A4 size multiple-photo layout. Using the square dies to create such a page is lots of fun and very easy to do!

Here is how I created this layout:

Sanna Lippert
1. Cut two strips of White Soft Finish Cardstock in appr. 8.5 x 2.75″ inch size. Run through a die cutting machine, three times each piece. Save the leftover strips for another project, as they look a little like photo negative strips and will be a fun starting point for another project!

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Els van de Burgt Studio

Let Us Be Grateful

December 21, 2015


Good Morning. This is Selma today with the last Christmas card for this year. I love creating my Christmas cards with Susan’s Garden Notes Poinsettia and Whitpine Bough & Pine Cone dies and combining them with the new Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Ovals and Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals.

Here are instructions for creating this card:

  1.  Use a 6″x6″ card base. Add a slightly smaller piece of pattern paper of your choice to the front.

Garden Notes - Poinsettia (1090) 6 piece set

2   Die cut Susan’s Garden Notes Poinsettia three times to create a full poinsettia. Glue the three large die cuts together, alternating petals. Add as many of the smaller petals as you want to create fullness. Add bracts to the center of the flower.  There is a die for the bracts, but I used prills.

3.  Die cut Stitched Ovals in both white and green cardstock.

Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp - Let Us Be Grateful (RS005)

4.  Use Susan’s “Let Us Be Grateful” rubber stamp for the sentiment. Use a black marker to color only the first sentence on this stamp. Use black ink to stamp it on the smallest white oval circle.

5.  Die cut Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals using green cardstock.

6.  Layer ovals as shown, using dimensional tape on back of second largest white oval.

7.  Layer Susan’s Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs on lower left corner of oval frame.

8.  Add die cuts of the Els van de Burgt Studio Berry Branch, using brown cardstock. Use Viva Red Pearl Pen to create the red berries.

9.  Add the poinsettia you created with a dimensional glue dot.

10.  Create two pine cones created with Susan’s Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone dies.  Add them to the right of the poinsettia.

11.  Use the Fitted Frames 1, Lace Rectangles die set to die cut the four white corners to frame the card.

It has been a lot of fun creating Christmas cards with Susan’s dies.




Elizabeth Craft Designs –

1090 Susan’s Garden Notes Poinsettia

1091 Susan’s Garden Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone

RS005 Let Us Be Grateful

Susan’s Garden Flower Tool Kit

758 Berry Branch

1113 Stitched Ovals (Coming soon)

1112 Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals (Coming soon)

1061 Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles

PSF101 Soft Finish Cardstock


Other –

Green and Brown cardstock

Viva Red Pearl Pen


Dimensional Glue Dots

Double sided dimensional tape

Pattern paper






Pop it Ups

Faith greeting card

July 10, 2015

Hello dear friends, It’s Bianca Petroschi.

A card of encouragement offered at the appropriate time can do much for someone who is in a difficult time of their life. Do not hesitate to encourage the loved ones, even with a simple greeting card! Today I created a green card because it symbolizes hope, life and inner peace. I hope you will like it!
Petroschi Bianca (4)

1. Create a card base from green shade cardstock, top-folded, measuring 15 cm/ 12 cm.

2. Cut a piece of plaid cardstock, top-folded, measuring 14 cm/11cm.

3. Place the Lorna Label PopUp die in the middle of the plaid cardstock, guided on top of the folded line and die cut. Adhere this piece inside the card base.

4. Cut a big label from the same die set in green cardstock. Stamp Susan’s Seeds of Thought -Planted in Faith sentiment and distress edges using black ink. Adhere label on the inside of the card on top of the pop up.

Petroschi Bianca (7)

5. Cut, color and shape cardstock using Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – Backyard 1 & 2, Susan’s PanPastels, and Tool Set. Play with itI assure you that will be a lot of fun!

* Add some Clouds on top, cropped with scissors, from a white embossed cardstock.

* Add a sidewalk on base using Pebbles die.

Petroschi Bianca (8)

Petroschi Bianca (11)

6. On the front of the card, adhere a piece of plaid cardstock measuring 14cm/11 cm.

Petroschi Bianca (12)

7. Cut, embellish and attach the cute Wheelbarrow.

8. Cut, color and shape cardstock to create the beautiful Susan’s Garden- GARDEN NOTES – Sunflower. Place it over the Wheelbarrow.

9. From the Lorna Label PopUp die set, cut the small label in beige cardstock. Distress edges with black ink and adhere on top left corner. Adhere a green label on top making the colors contrast.

10. Die cut the word Create from brown cardstock and adhere on top.

Petroschi Bianca (14)

Petroschi Bianca (15)

Petroschi Bianca (20)

It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun to create this card but it is worth it to encourage our loved ones!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

915 Lorna Label PopUp 

 1026 Pebbles 

KB105 Clouds

933 Wheelbarrow

735 Create

1010 CountryScapes – Backyard 2

988 COUNTRY SCAPES – Backyard 1

999 GARDEN NOTES – Sunflower

Planted in Faith

30116 Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2 (7 pcs.)

30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1 (10 colors)

808 Susan’s Garden 4pcs. All metal Tool Set in Luxury Case


300gr GSM Cardstock:green,yellow,brown,beige,red,white,plaid

Black Dye ink pad

TH Distress ink pad ( black soot)

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