Showing posts from July, 2016

Geraniums in the Window

Hello Everyone, Today I am posting a card that I designed using Susan's Garden Notes - Geranium die and her Garden Notes - Bugs & Butterflies.  My recent trip to Cushing, Maine to tour The Olson House actually was my inspiration for this card.  My favorite painting is "Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth.     When approaching the house which is void of paint I noticed a window full of red geraniums. When touring the house I learned that Christina Olson always had geraniums in the kitchen window and they continue that today. Here is how I made the card. Card Base Cut white cardstock 5-1/4 " X 10-1/2" score at 5-1/4" fold on score line. Using a pencil measuring in 1-1/8" from each edge lightly draw 3" square.  Make second square inside first measuring in 1/4" from edge of first square.   Emboss with your favorite embossing folder. Score lines of both squares. Using X acto knife and ruler cut from upper left corner to lower righ

My Pink Poppy

Hello everyone today I have created a card for Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team from Elizabeth Craft Designs which features Susan's Garden Poppy die set.  I was inspired to make a pink poppy by one that grows in my garden.  A dear friend shared some seeds with me a few years ago and I just love this poppy.  Here is a picture of the poppies that inspired me.  The card's finished size  is 5-1/2" X 6" and here is how it was made. Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2" by 12" score at 6" fold on score line.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-1/4"x 2-7/8" and 1 piece of solid cardstock 5-1/4" X 2-7/8".  Cut 1 piece decorative strip to cover seam (ribbon could be used) 1/4" X 5-1/4". Cut 1 piece of chicken wire from white cardstock. Cut scalloped oval from white cardstock (next to smallest from Accordion Oval Card). Ink all edges of card base and all other pieces.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here. Stamp "Good

I Love Summer

Hello everyone, Today my card is the latest one I designed for Susan's Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Well summer has finally arrived and that makes me very happy as it seems like we have waited a long time for this. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, peeps peeping and yes the warm weather....oh how I love it!    Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog for a complete tutorial to make this card and visit their On-Line Store for all your supplies.  I do hope you enjoy this card. Outside of card. Happy Scrapping, Christine     Save Save