Showing posts from May, 2020

So Sorry Bouquet

Hello My Crafty Friends, Sadly this week Corona 19 Virus took the life of a family member of one of our members of our online  paper garden club so members are making sympathy cards and posting them in our group - this is mine. For my card I have used Susan's Garden Notes Watering Can, Tulips, Forget Me Notes and Daffodil / Narcissus die sets as well as Frame It - Circles. Card base is 6" X 6" created from green cardstock.  White cardstock was cut 5-3/4" square then circle was cut in upper left corner.  Piece was then embossed.  Background piece was attached behind circle opening then piece was attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Watering Can was cut twice once from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and once from decorative paper also with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back then adhered together.  Dimensional dots added to back in center then add to card front. Flowers were all cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock 90# the

Forget Me Not

Hello My Crafty Friends, Warm weather has finally arrived here in Maine and it sure feels great.  I have been getting all my pots, window boxes, bicycle, wagon washtubs etc filled with lots of annuals now to keep everything watered. The Forget Me Nots are in bloom and how pretty they are here in Maine the spring flowers are really beautiful.  Today my card has the Forget Me Nots along with the Pom Pom Dahlia and the Ostrich Fern. The Ostrich Fern,which are now starting to unfurl, are a spring time treat around here. When it first comes up and is still tightly coiled they are "Fiddleheads". Many people start harvesting them and selling them roadside people steam them are said to be quite tasty and loved by many (not me). I don't mind harvesting if the black flies are not too bad. My card is a 5" X 7" A dot embossing folder was on front. Beccka Feeken's die set Nobel Chatelaine Etched was used to cut decorative pieces a solid green for backing and white overla

Oh Happy Daisy

Hello My Crafty Friends, Hope you all had a great Mother's Day at least the best you could under the circumstances.  I am sure it was much different than any other you have celebrated.  Our lives are turned upside down right now I do hope that creating beautiful things has gotten you through so far. Early fall we will have a brand new release of Susan's wonderful dies with Spellbinders I can't wait but until then we are using her old releases which I know are hard to find but there are some out there. Here is a card I created for you using Susan's Garden Notes Shasta Daisy and Jasmine along with Suzanne Cannon - A Way With Words - Happy Birthday Small.  The embossing folder is one that came in a magazine several years ago but not sure and there is no brand name on it. Created a 6" X 6" card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut green cardstock 5-3/4" square adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  White Soft Finish Cardstock was cut

Hyacinth Hello

  Hello My Crafty Friends, Well it is Spring although today we got snow again so paper gardening was in order. My card today has a very popular spring flower - Susan's Garden Notes - Hyacinth. My card is a 6" X 6" tent fold card.  Card base was created using white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 6" X 12" scored at 6" and folded on score line. Used Susan's Garden Notes Frame It - Rectangles die set to cut opening in card front.  I am lucky I have some 8-1/2" X 11" embossing folders  used one to emboss front of card base. Distress Oxide Sprays in various colors were used on photo paper to create background piece then adhered to back of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive behind opening. 5 Hyacinths were created in different colors cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with Copic Markers.  Stems and leaves were cut from green cardstock - I cut the leaf  off  stem and used separately. From gray cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhe

Pitcher of Tulips

    Hello my crafty friends, Today I have a card I created using Susan's Garden Notes Tulip 2 and her Pottery Pitcher.  Once again I had seen a picture on Facebook and wanted to try to recreate in paper - something I really love to do.  Here is my inspiration picture. This is a 6" X 6" card base.  Tonic Specialty paper (white) was cut 6" square then oval was cut out of center.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  A second piece of Specialty paper (black) was used and same oval was cut from it.    Adhere the black oval inside oval opening on card front. The Pitcher was cut twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere one on top of other.  The finish was actually a trial and error and it was not exactly how I wanted it but felt it was good enough to use.  I was out of texture paste so I used snow accent which is   grainier than texture paste.  I then used Seth Apter's Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powde