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Hollyhock Birthday

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Hello my crafty friends!  My card today is a mini slimline which I created to showcase the Hollyhock  from Susan's Garden Through the Garden Gate Collection .  This is another great collection by Susan from Spellbinders . Card Base is 3-1/2" X 7" white 100# cardstock First mat is 3-1/4" X 6-3/4" adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Second mat is 3" X 6-1/2" adhered using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Hollyhock S4-1191 was used to cut flowers and leaves from Susan's Specialty Paper.   Copic markers  were used to color flowers and leaves they were then shaped using Susan's Deluxe Tool Kit. Susan's has YouTube video on how to create the Hollyhock which you can find here . Happy Birthday was stamped on white piece of cardstock  7/8" X 2-1/4" matted with same red  cardstock cut 1" X 2-1/2" then added to card front using dimensional tape. Hope that this has been inspiring - go make a card! Thanks for s

Rose & Spirea on Double Z Fold

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  Hello My Crafty Friends! Today I have a Double Z Fold card (this card is such a fun card to create) I created and used Spellbinders Susan's Garden Floribunda Rose (new release through the Garden Gate S5-507) Spirea ( S4-1084 Spring Flora) and Eucalyptus (S4-1079 Autumn Flora Foliage & Ladybug) to embellish it. Double Z Fold base  White cardstock 6" X 12" scored at 3" & 6" Fold on score lines ( 3" mountain fold 6" valley fold) White cardstock cut 4-1/2" X 9" scored at 3" & 6" (same mountain fold & valley fold) 1st Layer Measurements  Green Cardstock 1 pc 5-3/4" square 2 pc 2-3/4" X 5-3/4" 3 pc 2-3/4" X 4-1/4" 2nd Layer Measurements Patterned Paper (Park Lane - Southern Charm) 1 pc 5-1/2" square 2 pc 2-1/2" X 5-1/2" 3 pc 2-1/2" X 4" 3rd Layer Measurements White cardstock Optional - sentiment and a place to write personal message 2 pc 2-1/4" X 3-3/4"  Clear

The Rose

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Hello my crafty friends! Today I have a card for you that I created using the Floribunda Rose die from Susan's Garden latest release Through the Garden Gate .   Card is 6" square tent fold created from 100# cardstock.  Green cardstock was cut 5-3/4" square adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive . Navy brocade cardstock was cut 5-1/2" square then embossed using Lisa Horton's Cube 3D  Embossing Folder and attached using Clear Double Sided Adhesive to card front. Ostrich Fern was cut from green cardstock (same as the mat) shaded and shaped using Susan's Garden Deluxe Tool Kit.   Susan has a YouTube video for creating ferns which can be found here . Rose and bud were created from Susan's Garden Specialty Pape r, colored with Copic Markers and shaped using Susan's Garden Deluxe Tool Kit.   Susan will have YouTube video up very shortly for creating the Floribunda Rose but she did do a live video on Facebook Susan's Garden Club pag

Diagonal Lidded Treat Box

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  Hello my crafty friends! Just posting a sweet little Diagonal Lidded Treat Box with a Gardenia on it created from Susan's Garden latest release Through the Garden Gate from Spellbinders .  The little treat box is just the right size to hole 4 Ferrero Rocher candies or Lindt Truffles (which I need to purchase). Susan stepped out creating this box on her Wednesday "Live" Video last week Susan's Garden Club which you can find here .  There is also another video by Paper Pixie for construction for the little box which can be found here. The Gardenia was created from Susan's Garden Specialty Paper , Copic Markers, Susan's Garden Deluxe Tool Kit and Kids Choice Glue .  Susan will have a YouTube video up shortly for creating this flower. Thanks for stopping by today I so hope that you try this little box it is very easy and fun! Until next time - Happy Crafting! Christine You only live once if you live right once is enough! Unknown

Basket of a Spring Bouquet

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  Hello my crafty friends! Spring is in the air finally.  Today I have a card I created of a basket full of spring flowers.  Forget Me Nots from Susan's latest release with Spellbinders Through the Garden Gate along with Susan's Garden Lilac, Lily of the Valley and I created on my own Grape Hyacinth using floral wire, tape and colored Styrofoam balls. Card is 5" X 7" base created from 110# cardstock.  Green Cardstock was cut 4-3/4" X 6-3/4" attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive .  Patterned paper (The Paper Studio - Blanc Boutique was used here) cut 4-1/2" X 6-1/2" adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive . From Susan's Garden S6-181 Garden Basket & Glads basket was cut twice from brown cardstock cut handle off then attaching together using Bearly Art Glue embossed using basket weave embossing folder by Darice then shaded with brown ink. Basket was attached to card front using Bearly Art Glue applie

Happy Birthday Gardenia

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Welcome my crafty friends! Today I have a card for you that I have used 2 flowers from Susan's Garden Club from Spellbinders newest release Through the Garden Gate .  I have used the Gardenia and the Bee Blossom (Gaura).  I also die the Heat Embossed background. My card for you today is a 6" X 6" tent fold card. Patterned paper was cut 5-3/4" square attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Spellbinders Candlewick Circles   largest 2 dies were used to cut  1white circle then a pink one was cut using just the largest die which is then attached to back of white circle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive . For the Heat Embossed piece that I used on circle I followed Marion Emberson 's YouTube Tutorial found here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNKc4jzXo3Y   Piece was attached to circle using Bearly Art Glue. Using Spellbinders Susan Garden Specialty Paper along with 2 die sets from her brand new release Bee Blossom and Gardenia flowers were cut

Framed Bee Blossom & Oriental Lilies

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 Hello my crafty friends, My card today is a framed card with Bee Blossom (Gaura) and Oriental Lilies .  The Bee Blossom is from Susan's Garden new release Through the Garden Gate from Spellbinders which is another great release. Card is a 6" X 6" frame on a 6" X 6" tent fold card.  Susan has a video for creating the frame which you can find here.   https://www.facebook.com/SusansGardenClub/videos/433190574264552   Design paper (Forever & Always by P13 was used here) is approximately 4" square which was attached to inside of frame using clear double sided adhesive.  1/8" strips were cut from black cardstock and adhered with Bearly Art Glue around inner edge of frame (this idea came from my dear friend Selma when I couldn't figure out why I didn't like my card).  Decorative corners were cut from same cardstock that frame was cut from they were then run through my little Xyron sticker maker and adhered to corners.  Black adhesive backed g