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Home of the Free

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  Hello my creative friends, Today I have a card I created in honor of all those men and women gave their lives for our freedom. My card is a twisted easel with Spellbinders Petite Picot Oval and a basket full of Susan's Garden Club Lily of the Valley from her Spring Floral release.  I wove a small basket from some leftover chair caning that I had and used a small flag removed from a stick and folded to fit basket rim. S usan's Lily of the Valley was cut 5 times shaped and assembled using Susan's Specialty Cardstock.  Leaves were cut from green cardstock 5 times giving you 10 leaves.  They were shaded and shaped using Susan's Deluxe Tool Set. Card base was 6" X 6" with front panel scored diagonally fold on score line into mountain fold.  Patterned paper was cut 5-3/4" square adhered to inside of card and card front using clear double sided adhesive.  On front panel I made sure to put adhesive on each side of diagonal score line as close as possible

Hello Friend w/Forget Me Nots & Ferns

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Welcome my crafty friends, Today I have for you a card I created for a friend from my childhood she use to come to stay with her Gram who lived up the street from us.  We haven't seen each other in at least 55- 60 years and recently met up - what fun it was to reminisce and catch up on each others lives. I used a retired Susan's Garden Forget Me Not die set and Spellbinders Susan's Garden Club Ferns die set.  The Ferns and Forget Me Nots were chosen for this card from one of our childhood memories in which we got into trouble for picking these items. Card is 4-1/2"X 5-3/4" White Cardstock was cut 4-1/4 X 5-1/2 Spellbinders Diamond Lace Frame Cut and Emboss was used on this piece.  Colored cardstock was cut just slightly smaller than embossed piece.  Attach to back of embossed piece using Bearly Art Glue.  Attach to card front using clear double sided adhesive. The mason jar was created from Shrinky Dink Film colored with Copic markers and shrunk in oven.  Bearly A

Pink Lily of the Valley on Mini Pizza Box

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Welcome all you crafty friends, Today my creation is a mini pizza box adorned with pink lily of the valley.  Susan Tierney-Cockburn did the pizza box on her Susan's Garden Club "Live" so of course it was so cute I wanted to try it.  Simple and fun to create.   To create box Susan has directions on her blog  https://stierneyc.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR1C8OZ2-ICfQVGCmxm3IaipETKVmXLMA9QR-H77QXyXVmaHCTy5TMqrZZQ If you want decorative paper inside box as I have you will need to cut 4 instead of 2 pieces 3-3/4" squares and add them before constructing the box. Susan's Garden Club Spring Flora Lily of the Valley die set was used to create flowers - I created 3 from Susan's Specialty Cardstock leaves and stems from green cardstock.  Susan's Deluxe Tool Kit was used for shaping flowers and leaves.. Kids Choice Glue was used to adhere some leaves first then the 3 stems of flowers then a few more leaves.  A small pink bow was attached at base of bouquet using

Peony "W" Fold Birthday Card

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  Welcome my creative friends, Today I have for you a "W" Fold card decorated with Susan's Garden Club Double Peony, Lily of the Valley, Eucalyptus and Lady Bug arranged on Spellbinders Doily Round by Becca Feeken Amazing Grace. Card base was cut from 110# white  cardstock 6" X 12" scored and folded at 6". "W" fold piece was cut from same cardstock 2-1/2" X 12" scored at 3", 6" and 9" fold on score lines making the 6" score line a mountain fold and the other 2 scores valley folds. Cut 3 pc of coordinating cardstock 5-3/4" square adhere using clear double sided adhesive to card front and 2 pieces for inside of card.  Cut 3 pieces of patterned paper 5-1/2" square adhere to card front and inside using clear double sided adhesive. Using Red Line Tape (for added security) on 2 outer sections line up with edge of card and adhere "W" folded piece of cardstock to inside of card.  Cut 4 pieces of cardstock

Get Wool Soon

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Welcome my crafty friends, My post today is a pop up card I created for my a dear rug hooking friend that is having knee surgery. Most of my posts are mostly Susan's Garden Club paper flowers which is my first love but right up there is Karen Burniston's interactive cards.  Today I have used Karen's Bitty Pop Up Ball to create a sheep.  I can tell you these pop up balls are addicting I feel you can really get your money's worth from these dies as there are endless things to create with them. Karen always does assembly videos for creating each of her dies which are very easy to follow. My card today is 5" square cut from white cardstock .  The pattern paper is one I bought years ago in a little scrapbooking shop. For the inside I cut 4-3/4" X 9-1/2" scored in middle.  It was attached using clear double sided adhesive.  I was very careful to adhere 1 side at a time being sure to get the crease exactly in the crease of card base.  For front and back of card

Single Peony in the Round

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Welcome Crafty Friends!    Today I have a quick card for you using Susan's Garden Club Spring Flora Peony.  Today I have chosen a single peony and Spellbinders Brillant Rondelle for my round card. Card base is 4-1/2" round card from my stash (I believe it was from Close to My Heart many years ago).  The frame was cut from black cardstock using Spellbinders Brillante Rondelle die set.  Bearly Art Glue was used to adhere frame to card front. Single Peony and 2 buds were cut from Susan's Garden Specialty paper and colored with Copic markers R01 & R02.  The leaves were cut from green cardstock.  All were shaped using Susan's Garden Club Deluxe Tool Kit (it is fabulous to shape flowers).  Susan has a YouTube video for creating the Peony - single and double which you can find here. Kids Choice glue was used to build flowers and add leaves to card front. Ladybug was cut from Susan's Specialty Paper using Susan's Garden Club Autumn Flora Foliage & Ladybug set,

Oriental Poppy & Berries Slimline

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  Welcome my crafty friends, Today I have a slimline card I created featuring the Oriental Poppy from Susan's Garden Club Fall Flora release.    The following picture was found on Facebook and was my inspiration for my card. Card Base Cut black cardstock 8" X 9" score at 4" fold on score line.  Karen Burniston's Long Rectangle Cross Hatch dies were used to cut white frame.  Pattern paper was cut to fit behind white frame adhering the frame onto pattern paper using Bearly Art Glue .  Clear Double Sided Adhesive was used to adhere white panel to card front.  The narrow red frame was cut using Picket Fence Slimline Die Cutting System then adhered using Bearly Art Glue .  The narrow black frame was cut using Karen Burniston's Long Rectangle Cross Hatch dies adhered to card front using Bearly Art Glue . Berry Branch, Poppies and Eucalyptus Susan has YouTube Videos for creating Berry Branch (Nuvo Crystal Drops - Berry Red was used for berries) and Eucal