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Horseshoe with Lily of the Valley

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  Hello Paper Gardeners, Today I have created a frame card using Susan's Garden Club Spellbinders new Spring Flora Release dies Lily of the Valley and Ivy from Ferns & Ivy set.  Love this new Lily of the Valley die set. Card base is 6" X 6" patterned paper cut 5-3/4" X 5-3/4" attached to card front using clear double sided adhesive.  Frame was created per Susan's instruction on her "live video" here  (Coreopsis and Frames).  I created a 6" X6" frame instead of an 8" X 8" so my measurements are 4 pieces of white cardstock 6" X 3-1/4" scored at 3/4", 1-1/4", 2" and 2-1/2".  When making cut out you come down 3/4" instead of 1" Horseshoe was cut on Cricut 3 times colored with brown and gray Copic markers.  Use Bearly Art Glue to adhered horseshoes together. Metallic rub ons used over top.  Adhered to card front using Bearly Art Glue in several spots on back of horseshoe. Ivy was cut

Parrot Tulips with Lily of the Valley

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 Hello My Crafty Friends, Today it is my turn again to post a card using Susan's new Spring Floral Collection from Spellbinders  - I have chosen to us Parrot Tulips and again the Lily of the Valley.    Card base is 6 X 6  pattern paper 5-3/4 X 5-3/4 adhered to card front using clear double sided adhesive. (My paper is one that I bought download from Etsy and printed myself).  All edges aged using Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. Two ovals were cut using Spellbinders Picot Petite Ovals 2nd and 3rd size in set age edges.  Add largest in center of card front using clear double sided adhesive then add smaller oval. The bottle was created by 1st cutting a large bottle on a die cutting machine (Cricut used here) then use as a pattern to trace onto Shrink Film and fussy cut.  Copic marker was used to color back side to give green bottle look.  Bake in oven as directed on film packaging.  Kids Choice Glue was applied to very edge of sides and bottom but not top.   I used Parrot Tulip and

Japonica Twisted Easel

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 Hello My Crafty Friends, Today I am happy to be posting another card using Susan's  new Garden Notes Spellbinders Spring Release.  My card today features Kerria Japonica and is a twisted easel card.  Susan did the twisted easel card on her "Live" last week on her Facebook page Susan's Garden Club. Base is created from 6 X 12 cardstock scored at 6" folded and burnished.  Front of card was scored from lower left corner to upper right corner.  folded and burnished. Distress Ink - Vintage Photo was used to age all edges. Cut 2 pc patterned paper 5-3/4" squares edges were aged with distress ink then adhere to front and inside using clear double sided adhesive. Large Die of the Month October #DOMXL OCT17 was die cut and adhered using clear double sided adhesive just to bottom half of front.  Inner piece of same set was cut twice from green cardstock glued together using   Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue avoiding the tendrils and ferns.  Before adhering to center

Lily of the Valley Card & Box

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    Well I know it has been a while since I have posted but I have been busy.  I changed my blog from WordPress to Blogger got everything copied over but unfortunately my followers did not transfer.  If you had been a follower you will have to start following me again on my new blog.  If you weren't a follower before please start following me and you will be notified of any new posts. Today I am excited to be posting a card using a die set from Susan's Garden new Spring Flora Collection from Spellbinders.  I am excited to be using the Lily of the Valley such a sweet flower in smell and looks.  I have made a slim line card with a matching box.   My paper is something I printed off.  I bought the download from Etsy and I think it is just perfect for my card today. Card base is 9-1/2 by 4 Cut cardstock 9-1/2 by 10-1/2 score at 2-1/2 and 6-1/2.  Fold and burnish on score lines mountain fold then valley fold. Cut  3 pieces pattern paper 9-1/4 X 3-3/4 and 1 piece 2-1/2 X 9-1/4.  Adhe

William's Dinosaur

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Hello My crafty Friends,  I know it has been a long time since I posted but I have been busy changing my blog from WordPress to Blogger along with the Holidays and work.  Hopefully soon I will be back posting regularly.  Please do not give up on me.  Here is a little card I created last fall for a dear friend's little's grandson who really is into dinosaurs.  I created it using Karen Burniston's Itty Bitty Pop Up Ball, Surprise Ball Pop Up  and the Flap and Closure.  He was very excited when he received the card. Thanks for stopping by and  Happy Crafting! PLEASE be patient with me I am working on some new flowers and cards. Christine You only live once but if you live right once is enough! Unknown

Home of the Free

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Welcome my crafty friends, My card today has red poppies in honor of all the Veterans as we celebrate Veterans Day. I am so thankful for all those that have served our country some who have given their life for our Freedom. My card is a 6" X 6" tent fold card. Pattern paper from my stash was used to decorate front of card. The blue paper with white stars was cut 5-3/4" square then adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Flag pattern paper was cut 5" square then adhered as before. Susan's Garden Club Oriental Poppy die set was cut from white cardstock ( 3 full flowers and a bud) , colored with Copic marker then shaped. You can find tutorial video here for creating these poppies. Using the Foliage and Ladybug die set from Susan's Autumn Flora collection 3 Eucalyptus were cut from green cardstock, shaded and shaped. Several sprigs of Rosemary were created as well as 1 ladybug. Tutorial video can be found here . 2nd & 3rd Spellbinders P

Daisy Mums in a Shadowbox

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Welcome My Crafty Friends, Today I have my 5th and final Breast Cancer Survivor card for this year. I am happy and sad all at the same time. I am so thankful they have survived and I have them people to send cards to but sad that they have had to endure this terrible disease. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you have not had your mammogram yet make that appointment today it can save your life! Today my card is another shadowbox card which is so easy and fun to create. Susan's Autumn Flora Button & Daisy Mum set was used along with Foliage & Ladybug set. To create the shadowbox I went by Susan's Facebook Live on Susan's Garden Club which you can find here . Once my Shadowbox was completed I added to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Next I created 3 stems of Nandina and 2 stems of Eucalyptus which I arranged inside shadowbox attaching with Kids Choice Glue. I cut 3 Daisy Mums from white cardstock and colored centers with Copic RV52. Leaves were cut from