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Diamond Window Winter Wishes

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Hello my crafty friends! Today I have a fun card for you.  Not sure what to call it but the video I watched  was Hexagon Acetate Card and yes they used hexagon nesting dies but I decided to use Spellbinders new Essential Diamonds S5-525 .  This card is larger than I normally do and I will change size the next time I create the card as this one is 8" wide. You can use pretty much any shape nesting dies to create this card.  Here is a link to YouTube video , After creating card base per the YouTube video I created  Spellbinders Susan's Garden - Poinsettia  S4-1109 , Winterberry S4-1113 , Winter Bough & Evergreen Shrubs S4-1114 all from last years Holiday Collection and Winter Evergreen Foliage S5-515 .    Susan has YouTube videos to show how to create all of these.  For the red berries instead of using Nuvo Drops  I used little styrofoam balls colored with acrylic paint.  I put them in a reclosable baggie and squirt paint into baggie close up and squish all around until c

Thank You Thank You Thank You!

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Hello My Crafty Friends, Today I have a few Thank You Cards that I created a couple months ago actually to thank some very special people for their kindness to me after I crashed and totaled my vehicle in May.  I was very lucky that I just had a lot of bruising.  They brought meals, flowers, gave rides and other kind deeds. Hope you enjoy looking at the cards as you can see I very much love Susan's Garden Lily of the Valley die set which many of my cards here have on them. Thanks for stopping by and until next time - Happy Crafting! Christine You only live once but if you live right once is enough! Unknown  

Christmas Pinwheel Tower Card

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Hello my crafty friends! Today's card is a Pinwheel Tower Card I created.  I saw onw of these cards on Facebook but I can't remember who posted the card as I always like to give credit to my inspiration.  This card is another fun and easy card to create.  The hardest part is of the whole card is deciding what you want to put on each side.  So many possibilities.  I did use Spellbinders Susan's Garden Hot Foil Tree and some White Pine branches both from newest release Winter Garden . Card base was created using YouTube video found here   Card is a slimline card 4" X 9" but she also gives measurements for other size cards. Patterned paper is once again P13 Winter Gatherings Each side was decorated differently using tags, sentiments etc. Front of card I used Spellbinders Susan's Garden White Pine from S5-515 Winter Evergreen Winter Garden Release.   The poinsettia was fussy cut from the patterned paper snow added and was added to card front using dimensi

Double Z Hydrangea & Bee Blossom

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Hello My Crafty Friends, Today I have a Double Z Fold Card and I have used Susan's Garden Autumn Hydrangea from Autumn Flora Release and Bee Blossom from Garden Gate Release .  I love this Double Z Fold Card. Double Z Fold Card Base - white 110# cardstock 6" X 12" scored at 3" and 6" mountain fold at 3" and valley fold at 6".  I double matted using black cardstock for first layer 2 pcs 2-3/4" X 5-3/4" and 1 at 5-3/4" square. Second layer (patterned paper Bloom With Grace Collection from Crafters Companion ) is 2 pcs 2-1/2 X 5-1/2 and 1 pc 5-1/2" square. Layers were added to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  1 pc white 110# cardstock 4-1/2" X 9" scored at 3" and 6" fold mountain and valley.  Black cardstock cut 2-3/4" X 4-1/4 " 2 pcs add to middle and right panels using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Patterned paper cut at 2-1/2" X 4" 2 pcs adhered to black panels.  Place left pan

Twisted Easel Ice Skates

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Hello my crafty friends! Today I have a Twisted Easel Christmas Card for you which I have adorned with Spellbinders Susan's Garden Ice Skate s from the newest release Winter Garden .  My skates were created to resemble my last pair of ice skates that I had.  My parents had bought them for me for Christmas when I was a teenager.  I had asked for white patent leather but I did not want fur around the collar but low and behold that is what my parents could find that year because way back then there was no internet to search. YouTube video for card base can be found here by Sam Calcott .  Spellbinders Picot Petite Ovals S5-433 was used to cut large oval from red cardstock.  Adhered to left side of diagonal fold front of card using Bearly Art Glue .  5-3/4" square striped paper  ( Paper Studio Diagonal Stripe ) was adhered to inside of card. The Ice Skate Die from Winter Garden Release .  I cut 4 from 110# white cardstock glued 2 together for 1 skate - I made 2.  Using Ultra Thi

Garden Lantern Peek A Boo Slider

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Hello My Crafty Friends! Well today I have one last Peek A Boo Slider Card .  I told you it was fun and easy and the ideas just keep rolling in your head once you do one.  My card today is a Winter / Christmas Card I have Created. Paper is P13 Cozy Winter which is a wonderful paper pack. Card base was created using Tina Zinck 's YouTube video found here . Lantern was cut from Copper Cardstock using S4-1116 Garden Lantern from last year's Holiday Release  and embossed using an embossing folder by Cuttlebug Provocraft to give a hammered look.  The little knob and latch cut from silver cardstock. From green cardstock S5-515 Winter Evergreen die set  from the new Winter Garden Release was used to cut the White Pine and S4-1113 die set from last year's Holiday Release was used to cut Winterberry . They were all shaded then shaped with Spellbinders Susan's Garden Ultimate Tool Kit. Berries were created using tiny Styrofoam balls colored with acrylic paint . The snow w

Washtub of Geraniums Peek A Boo Slider

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Hello my crafty friends! Today I made another Peek A Boo Slider Card. I had so much fun making my other one.  I even have another one cut out - it is going to be a Christmas card.  Tracey Farr's card on aNNie's World Wide Crafty Invention Facebook page is what inspired me to make the Peek A Boo Slider Card. Today I decided to use an actual picture of my arbor in my yard.  Printed a 4 X 6 picture then die cut using same rectangle die I used to cut card.   Instructions for card base I used was a Tina Zinck YouTube video found here . Susan's Wooden Bucket and Geranium die set (S6-182) was used for this card.  I turned wooden bucket into a washtub cutting it from gray cardstock (twice) and embossed with Ranger Watering Can  E mbossing Powder. Geraniums were cut from Susan's Garden Specialty Paper colored using Copic Markers RV19 & R81 then shaped using Susan's Garden Ultimate Tool Kit.  Susan has a YouTube video found here . Paper Used is P13 Till We Meet Again