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Diamond Window Survivor Card

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Hello my crafty friends! Wow October already where has summer gone!  As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - GO GET THOSE MAMMOGRAMS!!!  Each October I do a few survivor cards to send to breast cancer survivor people.  What better day to start this year but on World Card Day!   I started this a few years ago with a dear friend and classmate (graduated in 1968).  Over the years I went through my classmates that had survived it and added friends and acquaintances.  This makes me happy and I believe that it makes the receiver happy letting them know that just because they survived their journey isn't forgotten. My first card this year is a Diamond Window Card (I did a Christmas one a few weeks ago but it was larger 8"X 8").  I chose to do 6" X 6" so it would fit into my acrylic boxes which works just have less area for flowers. Here is a link for video I used to create my card just remember hers is 8" X 8" Find link here My card is d

Quilted Sunflowers & Berries

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Hello My Crafty Friends, Fall is upon us so today I have a card for you that has Spellbinders Susan's Garden Sunflowers and Winterberry.  I have done a simple 6" X 6" Tent Fold Card . Card Base - Created from Autumn Terra Cotta cardstock 6" X 12" scored at 6".  Dark brown cardstock was cut 5-3/4" X 5-3/4" adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Copper Metallic cardstock was cut 5-1/2" X 5-1/2" then embossed using Lisa Horton 3D Embossing Folder - Padded Quilt adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Next I cut 4 wreaths from water color paper using Spellbinders Susan's Garden Woodland Wreath & Feathered Friends S5-454 from Holiday Collection.  I used several Copic markers to color the wreaths.  I then used large ball tool and molding mat from Spellbinders Susan's Garden Ultimate Tool Kit laying wreath on mat and rubbing with ball tool.  Using Kids Choice Glue off setting each layer only using

Bucket of Autumn Hydrangeas

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  Hello My Crafty Friends, Today I have another Pop Up Gift Card I have created.  This is another fun and easy card to do I will link a YouTube Video for creating.  Video Card base  is 5" X 7" created from 110# cardstock  Card should be completed prior to decorating front of card. Designer paper used for this card is Nitwit Collections - Bloom & Grace by Crafters Companion Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder - Leafy E3D-030 was used to emboss white cardstock on front of card. Hydrangea Spellbinders Susan's Garden S4-1073 from Autumn Flora Collection was used to cut 3 full hydrangeas and 2 that are just the tips (these 2 smaller pieces are cut twice to make it sturdier).  Green cardstock was used for the bases and the leaves and Susan's Specialty Paper SCS-122 was used for petals which I had colored with PanPastels before cutting.  I did a whole sheet (8-1/2 X 11).  Susan's Ultimate Tool Kit . Wooden Bucket Susan's Wooden Bucket & Geranium S6-182 fr

Poinsettia Shadowbox Card

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Hello My Crafty Friends, Today I have another Christmas Card for you it is a Shadowbox Card .  It is a frame created from 1 piece of paper and attached to a 6" X 6" tent fold card base. Card Base - 6" X 6" Tent Fold from white 110# cardstock Shadow Box 11" X 11" Patterned Paper (Crafters Companion - Winters Tale) used here.  Susan Tierney-Cockburn did this on her Susan's Garden Facebook Live August 19, 2020 video can be found here    Shadowbox adhered to card front using Bearly Art Glue . Using Spellbinders Susan's Garden Susan's Specialty Paper SCS-122 and Poinsettia Die Set S4-1109 from Holiday Collection I cut 1 flower (used green cardstock for green parts instead of coloring) shaped it with Susan's Ultimate Tool Kit .  Susan's YouTube video can be found here Juniper and Cedar are from Spellbinders Susan's Garden  Winter Garden Evergreen Foliage  S5-515 Release the were cut from watercolor paper and colored with Copic marker

My Little Bucket Z Fold

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  Hello My Crafty Friends, Have been busy the last couple weeks and finally took the time to create a card for you.  My card today is a simple Z Fold card so simple but really looks elegant.  On Susan's Garden Club Facebook Live last week Susan has put out a challenge using her Wooden Bucket S6-182 from Summer Flora Collection and using flowers from one of the four seasons.  I have chosen to do Winter and fill it with winter greenery which is something I do for my home for Christmas Decorations. Card base is 6" X 6"  Cut 100# white cardstock 6" X 12" score at 3" and 6" fold on score lines 3" is mountain fold 6" is valley fold.  Pattern Paper was cut 2 pieces 2-3/4" X 5-3/4" (if using double sided paper you can flip second piece to back side to contrast on second 3" panel) and 1 piece 5-3/4" square adhered to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .  The pattern paper I used was by Crafters Companion - Winter's T

Gilded Diamond with Poinsettia

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  Hello my crafty friends, Today I have a card I created using Susan Tierney-Cockburn 's technique from last week using the gilding flakes.  She did a background I have chosen to do an accent piece - a diamond.  Fun technique although a bit messy. Card base is 5" X 7" from 110# white cardstock.  Mat was cut from copper cardstock 4-3/4" X 6-3/4" then embossed.  Bearly Art Glue was used to attach to card front. Using Spellbinders S5-525 Essential Diamonds die set I used largest, skipped next size then used next size taped 2 dies together and cut 3 times from white cardstock to make diamond frame.  For the diamond accent piece I used gold, copper and a little silver gilding flakes.  You can find Susan's how to video here      I die cut the diamond using the next to the largest die from Essential Diamonds .  I attached to another diamond cut from white cardstock using largest die.  Frame was attached to accent piece using Bearly Art Glue then attached to card

Tea Rose Gift Bag Pop Up

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Hello My Crafty Friends, Today I have a great card for someone that likes to give a gift card.  It is really easy and fun to make.  This card is a 5" X 7" but could be adapted for another size.  Susan Tierney-Cockburn did this a couple weeks ago on her Facebook Live Susan's Garden Club . Link to card base found here . Card front has Carta Bella Paper - Fresh Floral CBGH143002 cut 4-3/4" X 6-3/4" adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .  White cardstock was cut 4" X 6" then embossed using 3D Embossing Folder by Lisa Horton - Botanical Fern then adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive . My card is decorated with Spellbinders Susan's Garden Club Tea Rose S6-176 from Summer Flora Release along with Eucalyptus S4-1079 Autumn Flora Release .  Susan has YouTube videos that walk you through creating these.  My roses were cut from Susan's Specialty Paper and colored using Copic R20 and R 22 .  The Eucalyptus and