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Christmas Cactus Twisted Easel

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friends! Today I have a Twisted Easel Card sporting Christmas Cactus and Gathering Basket from Susan's Garden Club with Spellbinders new Christmas Release. Starting with 6" X 12" white cardstock scored at 6" giving you a 6 X 6 card.  Next you want to score front of card base from lower left corner to upper right corner (you can draw a light pencil line from corner to corner as a guide then erase once scored).  See picture below. Next cut patterned paper 5-3/4" square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .  Make sure to flatten out card front before adhering patterned paper.  Once adhered go over score line again from back side.  Fold on score line and burnish. My Spellbinders die set is an old one called Labels One but I have linked Classic Labels either one will work.  Using white cardstock cut the largest label then next size down in pattern paper attach to larger Label using Clear Double sided Adhesive. Cu

Lighted Lantern

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Hello my crafty friends,  Yippee Susan's new Christmas Release should be out next week and once they are available I will be adding links to the new items to list below. I so hope everyone is  having a great summer.  I know it has been some time since I posted but I have been busy with yard work and also busy creating cards for Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Christmas Release with Spellbinders.   Yes it is the perfect time to be making Christmas Cards.  Just think that pressure will be taken away if you do them now with Susan's wonderful new Christmas release.  It is Christmas in July!  My card today uses 4 of her new die sets. My card today is a 6 X 6 card base and it is lighted. Card is a 6" X 6" tent fold card created from white cardstock. Red cardstock was cut 5-3/4" square.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive . The black & white design paper was cut 5-1/2" square adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Spellbinder

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