Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Hydrangea Lace Pocket

I am so happy to have a medium size Hydrangea in the Susan's Garden Collection.  For a larger Hydrangea, you can use Susan's Garden Hydrangea, and for a small Hydrangea you can use the Garden Notes Hydrangea.  The Hydrangea I used today is the Garden Notes Hydrangea 3. 

This is a 6 inch square card.  I used the new ModaScrap Lace Pocket for the background.  The edges, along the scored lines, were cut off and the lace attached to a piece of blue card stock.  The blue card stock was embossed using the Dancing Leaves Embossing Folder to give some texture to the background.

Use the Lovebirds die set to die cut one white image.  Attach it in the center above the Lace Pocket.  

Use the Garden Notes Hydrangea 3 die set to die cut three Hydrangeas.  I like to use different shades of cardstock; on this card I used a dark purple, light purple, and blue cardstock.  The different petals were mixed when creating each flower.  I like to use Susan's PanPastels to add a little purple to some of the tips of the blue petals.  Arrange flowers to the lower left corner of the card.

Use the Happy Birthday die set to die cut the sentiment.  I used white card stock for the 'Happy' and purple card stock for the 'Birthday'.  Attach to card as shown.

Thank you for stopping by.  All the products are listed below.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Valentine with Pink Roses

I love working with Susan's rose dies.  Today I have designed a Valentine card using her new Garden Notes Rose 3 die set.  

This is a 6 inch square card.   A piece of design paper was distressed around the edges for the background.  

Using Garden Notes Rose 3 die set, die cut enough petals to create three roses and 3 rose buds.  I used a bright pink cardstock and sponged on the bright Red PanPastels at the base of each petal.  Assemble the flowers using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.  

Use the Dandelion Fluff die set to die cut two Fluffs out of light tan card stock (or card stock to match background design paper.)

Use Garden Notes Ivy Vine die set to die cut 2 ivy vines.  Cut this apart to tuck behind rose arrangement.  

Die cut the largest Scalloped Heart using white card stock.  Tape the Lace Heart in the center of the Scalloped Heart.  Run the die through the machine to only die cut the lacy part of the Lace Heart.  To do this, place the edge of the top plate over only the lacy part of the heart, and run through the die cutting machine.  Back the lacy part of the small heart with bright pink card stock.  Attach the die cut heart in the center of the card, as shown.

Use the Dancing Butterfly die set to die cut the butterfly facing to the right.  I used a light lavender card stock.  Use the Love Sentiments die set to die cut "Love".  Assemble the card as shown in the photo.

The products used are listed below.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Have you seen the new stamps and matching die sets available soon from Elizabeth Craft Designs?   I designed a card using the Jungle Cuties stamp set, and as you can tell in the picture the stamped and colored animals, bird, and branch have been die cut for easy placement on the card.  I have also used one of the new A Way With Words die sets for the word Play.  Here is how I created this card.
 Cut a card base that is 6 1/2 x 5 inches.  Use the two largest Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut a white frame.  Bevel the inside edges of the frame, for a finished edge, using a scoreboard.  Using the largest of the Stitched Rectangles, die cut a piece of design paper of choice to layer behind the frame.  Attach the die cut frame over the design paper rectangle using dimensional tape.  For an alternative of using dimensional tape, you can cut strips of fun foam as wide as the frame edges.  Add strips of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the frame and attach strips of the fun foam; add adhesive to the other side of foam and attach it to the design paper.  Center the completed frame to the front of the card.
Using the Jungle Cuties stamp set, stamp the monkey, lion, bird and three sets of leaves with permanent black ink.  Color the images with markers, then use matching dies to cut out the images.
Attach the lion on the lower right corner using a piece of dimensional tape behind the head and flat tape to adhere the body to the Stitched Frame.
Attach the monkey to the design paper,  with the top of the branch under the edge of the frame.  Add two leafy branches as shown, under the edge of the top of the frame.  Add the third branch on top of the frame as shown.  Attach the little bird over the branches.
Use the A Way With Words “Play” die to die cut the sentiment.  Attach it so it looks like the money is holding the edge of the sentiment in its hand.
Use the Borders & Corners Black Peel Off Stickers to add the border around the edge of the card front.  Add two black rhinestones to the corners of the Stitched Frame.
I know you will have fun creating with the new stamp sets and matching dies!

The list of supplies is below.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

May All of Your Dreams Come True

Good Morning.  I have been busy working with all the new products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  In the Susan's Garden Club Collection there are two new Fairy dies. There are also seven new A Way With Stencils by Suzanne Cannon that are very fun to work with. 

Garden Notes Fairy - Tiger Lily

I used the Garden Notes Fairy - Tiger Lily die set to die cut all the pieces for this beautiful fairy.  Distress Inks were sponged on to color all the pieces.  The Lily petals were covered with Silk Microfine Glitter and attached to her waist.  The wings were die cut with a piece of white card stock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.   The wings were covered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and colored with  a very light Blue Copic Marker.

A Way With Stencils - Butterflies and Stars

To create the background, a piece of white card stock was cut 5 3/4 inches square to fit on front of this 6 inch square card.  The Butterflies and Stars Stencil was taped across the front of this piece of card stock. A VersaMark Ink pad was patted over the Butterflies.  Remove the Stencil and cover with Detail White Embossing Powder and heat.  Sponge on blue, purple and yellow inks on the top of the card.  Wipe off any ink on the embossed butterflies.  Sponge green ink on the bottom of the card.

Dream Sentiments

Use the Dream Sentiments stamp set and chose the sentiment of your choice.   Stamp using black ink at the bottom of the card.

Leafy Branch 5

Use the new ModaScrap Leafy Branch 5 die set and die cut one branch out of white card stock.  Cut it apart and attach to the upper left corner.

To complete the card, tiny yellow confetti was glued coming out of the lantern.  I added a string to the lantern before attaching to the card.

There are a lot of new products now available and many more in the Coming Soon section in the Elizabeth Craft Store.  Be sure to check out all the new products.


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