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Carnations on Double Pop Out Gatefold

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Hello my crafty friends! Today I have a card that Sam Calcott calls a Double Pop Out Gatefold Card .  Sam does some really awesome cards on YoutTube.  The link for this style card can be found here   I have changed it a little because I have used Spellbinders Susan's Garden flowers on front of card. I have chosen Susan's Carnation S4-1325 from her latest release Through the Arbor , Lemon Verbena S4-1278 from Victorian Garden Foliage from The Victorian Garden release and Berry Branch from Foliage and Ladybug S4-1079 from the Autumn Flora release .  The 3D embossing folder that I used on the front is called Weeping Willow by Creative Expressions EF3D-071. I followed Sam Calcott's video to create card until I got to the front then I added an oval frame centered on card front.  Frame was attached using Bearly Art Glue and then a craft knife was used to cut in middle being careful not to cut the card base itself.  I Used Spellbinders Fluted Classics Ovals die set S

Framed Delphinium Slimline Card

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Hello my crafty friends! So looking forward to spring as I am sure you all are but until then I am paper gardening. My latest flower from Spellbinders Susan's Garden "Through the Arbor" is the beautiful Delphinium S4-1326 a stately flower in the garden.  To frame the beautiful Delphinium I used Spellbinders Half Slimline Oval.S4-1198 . Card base is a 4" X 9" created from 100# white cardstock.  Black cardstock mat is 8-1/2" X 3-1/2" adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .  Half Slimline Oval was cut from White cardstock twice then I laid it on sheets of sticky dots to pick up adhesive (you could also add double sided adhesive to back of cardstock before die cutting) then adhered to black mat. Next I cut the Delphinium flowers from Spellbinders Susan's Garden Specialty Paper, colored with alcohol inks ( I used OLO V0.3 & V0.4) and shaped using Spellbinders Susan's Garden Deluxe Tool Kit . Leaves and stems were cut fr

Copper Wash Bucket with Mock Orange

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Hi my crafty friends! Today I have another card using Spellbinders Susan's Garden new release "Through the Arbor".   I have used the S5-615 Wash Bucket again and did it in copper and filled it with the  Mock Orange S3-496  from new release.  It is another 6" square tent fold card. Card base was made from 100# white cardstock.  The 1st mat was cut 5-3/4" square attached to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .   Second mat is black cardstock embossed using Bamboo 3D Embossing Folder from Painter's Garden Collection and it was attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Using Spellbinders Susan's Garden Specialty Paper to cut 14 - 15 Mock Orange flowers and leaves were cut from watercolor paper.  All were colored with alcohol markers.  Spellbinders Susan's Garden Deluxe Tool Kit was used to shape everything.  Susan's YouTube video for creating the Mock Orange can be found here.   (Will link as soon as they are on Y

Wash Bucket of Nasturtiums & Flowering Kale

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Hello my crafty friends! Today I am posting my card using some of Spellbinders Susan's Garden brand new release "Through the Arbor" out now in your retail stores in USA.  I have used the Wash Bucket & Nasturtium set S5-615 (anyone that knows me knows I LOVE my galvanized buckets and watering cans for paper gardening as well as outdoor gardening).  I also used the Flowering Kale/Cabbage SDS-187 from Snow Garden Collection. My card is a 6" X 6" tent fold card and I used 100# white cardstock for card base and the 1st mat is  heavy weight black cardstock cut 5-3/4" square. 2nd Mat layer was cut from white cardstock 5-1/2" square lightly spritzed back of cardstock and embossed using E3D-078 Bee-Cause Embossing Folder from the new release as well.  I used alcohol markers to color some of the bees I thought would be showing on finished card.  I adhered this to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. The Wash Bucket was cut from watercolor pape

Z Fold Pop Up Block Card with Gerber Daisy

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Hello my crafty friends! Finally I am back creating cards.  I have missed it but it gets kind of crazy November, December and January. Susan Tierney-Cockburn did a Z Fold Pop Up Block card last week on her Garden Club 2 "Live" so I decided I would try it - it is fun and easy to create. My closed card is 6" X 6".  I have used Spellbinders Susan's Garden Gerber Daisy S5-531 from Painters Garden Collection , Ginkgo from Victorian Foliage set Victorian Garden Collection and Ladder Fern from Ferns & Ivy Spring Flora Collection.   The paper is a P13 paper Hello Summer Collection. Cut white 100# cardstock score at 2-1/2" and 5"  mountain then valley fold Pattern Paper cut 1 pc cut 2-1/4" X 5-3/4" and 1 pc 5-3/4" square adhered to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .  1 piece of white cardstock was cut 2" x 5-1/2" and embossed.  I used Spellbinders E3D-052  3D Raindrop embossing folder.   Adhered that piece to first

Survivor Pink Sunflower and Berries

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  Hello my crafty friends! Another Breast Cancer Survivor card that I created in October.  Once again I used Spellbinders Susan's Garden Sunflower, Acacia and Berry Branch and for this card Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame die set. My card base is 5" X 7" made from 100# white cardstock.  Embossed layer is 4-3/4" X 6-3/4" white cardstock.  I used a swiss dot embossing folder (it is an old 8-1/2" X 11" embossing folder - I have used it so much it is taped together now).  This piece was attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .  Using the Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame 2  largest dies I cut 1 from pink cardstock adhered to card front using Bearly Art Glue.   I printed sentiment on white cardstock then die cut using the next 2 dies from Lisette die set then attached to card front using dimensional tape. Susan's Garden Sunflower S4-1177 from Garden Favorites Release was cut from Susan's Specialty

Pink Sunflower Survivor Slimline

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  Hello my crafty friends! Today I am posting another of my survivor cards that I created in month of October for Breast Cancer Survivors . This is something I like to do each October.  I love to surprise these survivors and let them know they are not forgotten and acknowledge their fight.  Some of these ladies I have never met. My card is a slimline card 8" X 4".  The overlay was cut from pink cardstock using the 2 largest dies of the  Spellbinders Becca Feeken Flourished Sonata die set S6-185.   I used Bearly Art Glue to attach to card front. Sentiment was printed onto white cardstock  (I couldn't find my stamp set) then used 3rd largest die from Flourished Sonata to cut it out then adhered to card front using dimensional tape. Pink ribbon was cut on my Cricut a couple times then adhered together to give dimension.  Added ribbon to right side of card using Bearly Art Glue . From Spellbinders Susan's Garden latest release Birds & Bees I used Acacia from th