Sunday, October 25, 2020
Today I have a Shadow Box Card. The instructions for the Shadow Box are on Susan's Garden Club Facebook Video at this LINK.
To decorate the Shadow Box I used the Spellbinders Amazing Grace Annabelle's Trousseau and Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame Etched Die sets. The corners are from the Annabelle's Trousseau die set and the pretty die cut in the center of the frame is the Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame Etched die cut. They were both attached using Permanent Adhesive Dot Runner.
Behind the flowers I added the leafy branch from Susan's Foliage & Ladybug die set. Pink Nuvo Drops were added for the berries.
The flowers created for the frame include an Autumn Hydrangea, White Coreopsis, and pink Daisy Chrysanthemums. These dies are also from Susan's Autumn Flora release from Spellbinders.
This is a 6x6 inch shadow box frame, which will fit into one of the clear acrylic boxes.
Below are links to products used to create this project.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Today I have a very different shaped card. I used the Spellbinders, Amazing Paper Grace, Grand Holiday Cabinet die set for my card base. This is actually a die set with a Holiday Greeting that is used on the front panel, but I eliminated that die cut piece and used the Cabinet die cuts to display purple Daisy Chrysanthemums using Susan's new Autumn Floral die sets. It is nice to be able to get creative and use your dies for something other than what they were originally designed for!
Using the Grand Holiday Cabinet die set, five panels were die cut without the sentiment die, using white card stock. The larger outline die was used to die cut one purple backing. You can see the different layers in the picture above.
For the quote on the inside of the card, I used Susan's Autumn Quotes clear stamp set. The quote was stamped on the die cut from the center of the decorative panels. It was sponged around the edges with purple ink, using a sponge dauber, and attached on the back purple panel using Adhesive Foam Squares. The die cut panels were then inserted in the side panels with one of the panels attached to the top. This is a very easy cabinet to create. I do recommend using a heavier card stock such as 100 lb.
Using Susan's Foliage & Ladybug die set, four eucalyptus branches were die cut using white card stock. Green ink was brushed on the stem and base of the leaves. Two branches were attached to the upper left side of the cabinet, and two branches on the lower right side. Using the same die set, a berry branch was die cut. It was sponged with green and brown inks then white Nuvo Crystal Drops added for berries. The branch was cut apart and pieces attached over the eucalyptus leaves.
Susan's Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set was used to create three purple daisy chrysanthemums. Two shades of purple ink was brushed on to color the flowers. Prills were added to the center. The chrysanthemum leaves were sponged green, shaped and placed under the flowers.
This card folds flat and will fit into a clear acrylic box, but is a 3-D card that is beautiful when opened and will display well on a shelf or mantel.
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Saturday, October 17, 2020
This is a 6x6 inch card. On the front I added a piece of rust colored card stock cut slightly smaller. It was embossed with an old embossing folder in my stash.
The Spellbinders Amazing Grace Picot Petite Oval Etched die set was used for the white die cut behind the arrangement. It was attached with dimensional tape.
The Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut the berry branch. It was sponged brown. The plate of bittersweet coverings was used to die cut pale yellow coverings. I colored small white pearls with alcohol markers and used them for the berries.
The Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut two more berry branches. These branches were sponged brown then green ink sponged on top. Nuvo Pumpkin Crystal Drops were added for the orange berries.
The Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut two eucalyptus branches. They were sponged light green.
The Coreopsis die set was used to create yellow and orange flowers.
Susan's Autumn Quotes stamp set was used for the quote.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
With Susan's new Autumn Flora die sets from Spellbinders, there are so many different arrangements you can create for your cards or craft projects. Today I created a wreath using Susan's Nandina die (leafy branch) from her Foliage & Ladybug die set.
The Nandina was die cut using white card stock. All the branches were brushed with green ink then red ink was brushed over the green ink on half the branches. In the Fall, these branches can turn bright red. The branches were then arranged in the shape of a wreath on a piece of design paper. The green and red branches were alternated around the wreath.
Very soon, Spellbinders will be adding the white card stock Susan uses for die cutting her flowers as well as the Pollen used for the stamens. As soon as these products are available, I will link them down below in my product list.
The Berry Branch, from the Foliage & Ladybug die set was die cut and red berries were added. I used Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries. Be sure to prepare these branches in advance so the berries can dry before adding them to your card.
Pink and white Daisy Chrysanthemums were created using the Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set. The flowers and leaves were arranged on the wreath. For instructions on how to create the Daisy Chrysanthemums, you can watch Susan's YouTube Spellbinders Daisy Chrysanthemum video at this LINK.
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Friday, October 9, 2020
Poppies are such pretty flowers. Today I created pink and burgundy poppies using Susan's new Poppy die set from Spellbinders.
For the background I used Spellbinders Vintage Starburst Valance & Gatefold die set. On the top portion of the card stock, the starburst was die cut into a piece of white card stock. For the colorful background, I used a piece of glossy card stock and sprinkled on Nuvos Shimmer Powders, Cherry Bomb and Meterorite Shower. First the card stock was spritzed with water using one of the Ranger Mini Mister Spray bottles, then the Shimmer Powders added and spritzed again. This background was attached to the back of the die cut opening, then attached to the card front.
Susan's Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut 5 eucalyptus branches. These were attached below the die cut design. Two berry branches were die cut and White Nuvo Drops were added for the berries. A black fine tip pen was used to add the black dot in the middle of each berry.
The five poppies were added along with two poppy buds. For the poppy assembly, you can watch Susan's YouTube Video at this LINK. The poppy leaves were added around the flowers.
To finish off the design, a velvet bow was added at the bottom of the arrangement.
This card is going to a dear friend who just lost her mother.
Monday, October 5, 2020
Today I have a framed autumn arrangement. On Susan's Garden Club Live Facebook video she gave instructions on how to create this frame.
After completing the frame, the Spellbinders Adoria Square Shadowbox die cut was used for the background. It was die cut using white card stock then sponged with Distress Tea Dye Ink.
The Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set was used to create five flowers and the Gaillardia die set used to create one larger flower.
Behind the flowers the Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut Rosemary, a berry branch and the ladybug.
The Woodland Garden Leaves die set was used to die cut maple and oak leaves. These leaves were colored autumn colors then a clear glaze was brushed on top.
Susan's Autumn Quotes stamp set was used for the quote at the top of the arrangement. At the bottom of the arrangement, gold cording was used for the bow.
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Friday, October 2, 2020
Would a bouquet of Daisy Chrysanthemums handed to you make you smile?
This was a fun card to design. Using a 6 inch square card base, a piece of pink design paper covered the front. The Spellbinders Picot Petite Oval die set was used for the large oval. The Spellbinders Handing You A Smile die set was used for the hand. It was die cut using two shades of light tan card stock. Pink Pearls were added to the wrist. White pearls were used, that were colored with a pink Copic marker.
Susan's Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set was used to create three pink daisy chrysanthemums. They were die cut using white card stock then sponged with two different shades of pink ink. In the center of the daisies, yellow Prills were added.
The Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut four branches of leaves. They were sponged green and then shaped with tweezers. One of Susan's old bouquet stem die sets was used for the flower stems. (There is a flower stem in this die set.) The stems were attached behind the fingers of the hand, with glue. The hand was attached with dimensional squares, to give it dimension. The leafy branches were glued behind the top of the flowers. Spellbinders Becca Feeken's Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame die set was used for the corners and the die cut design at the bottom of the card. Part of the larger die cut was cut down a little, to fit on this card. A few pearls were added to the corners.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Today I have a Z-Fold card decorated with Button Chrysanthemums.
To create the Z-Fold card, I watched Susan's Garden Club Live Facebook Video for instructions. I created my card slightly different. This is a very easily created card I know you will enjoy making.
I used a piece of foiled design paper to decorate this card (DCWV Preserved Paper Pack). The strip at the bottom is the backside of the same piece of design paper. To add a finished appearance, a thin strip of gold mirror card stock was attached at the bottom of the strip across the bottom, to match the gold design in the design paper.
On the inside of the card, I used the Spellbinders Elegant Twist Square die set. In the smallest square die cut, one of the quotes from Susan's Autumn Quotes clear stamp set was gold embossed. A piece of gold Mirror card stock was cut slightly larger than the Elegant Twist Square. The gold square was attached to the card front and the Elegant Twist Square was attached with Foam Squares.
Susan's Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut Eucalyptus leaves, the Berry Branch, and the Ladybug. All these pieces were die cut using white card stock and color sponged on. For the Bittersweet, the small shell covering were die cut using light yellow card stock and tiny pearls were added for the berries. The berries were colored with Copic markers. The ladybug was colored with a red marker and detailed with a black fine line pen. Once glued to the leaf, clear glaze was added.
Using the Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set, three Button Chrysanthemums were created. The leaves were sponged green and highlighted with brown ink.
This is a 6x6 inch card when folded flat and will fit in an acrylic box for mailing.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hope I inspired you to try creating this fun card.
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Sunday, September 27, 2020
Today I created a card using the Autumn Hydrangea, Daisy Chrysanthemum, and Foliage & Ladybug die sets.
For the background, I used a piece of pretty design paper from my stash.
The Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to create four eucalyptus branches, a rosemary branch and a berry branch. Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to create the berries.
Two Autumn Hydrangeas were created using Susan's new die set. To color the petals, I sponged two shades of pink and light green onto a piece of off white card stock, then the petals were die cut. Susan has instructions on how to create this beautiful flower on YouTube at this LINK.
Using the Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set, two different shades of pink daisies were created. Prills were added in the center.
Using the ladybug die from the Foliage & Ladybug die set, the larger ladybug was used for this card. It was colored red, detailed with a black marker, and clear glaze added for a shine.
In the middle of the design paper, the medium size Spellbinders Elegant Twisted Oval die cut was added. It was die cut from white card stock and the edges sponged with gray ink. Unfortunately, it is hard to see this die cut in the photo.
The Eucalyptus leaves were added at the top of the oval and a couple were tucked under the edges of the oval. The berry branches were added over the eucalyptus, and the rosemary branch added on the right side. The hydrangeas and daisies were added and leaves for each attached under the flowers. The ladybug was added last.
On Susan's Garden Facebook Live video, she shows how to create frames. The card was attached to the back of the frame.
This framed arrangement is going to my daughter for her birthday.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Another pretty flower in Susan's new Autumn Flora die sets is the Coreopsis. Today I combined this pretty flower with the leafy branch and berry branch.
This is a 6x6 inch card. It is covered with a piece of card stock from the Carta Bella Paper Co paper pad called Botanical Garden. I scored around the edges for a finished appearance.
For the green background, use the Spellbinders, Amazing Grace Candlewick Square die set. Die cut the larger square and the medium square. The larger square was glued to the design paper using a Permanent Adhesive Dot Runner. If you use the Dot Runner, you can roll it across the die cut design, around the edges, and it only sticks on card stock - not showing in the open die cut area. The medium square was attached in the middle using foam squares.
Using the Foliage & Ladybug die set, die cut the leafy branch, which is called Nadina. The branches are die cut using white card stock. I like to lay the die cut on a Waffle Flower mat and brush on the color. This mat holds the die cuts in place while brushing on the color. The leaves are then shaped using the tweezers.
Using the Foliage & Ladybug die set, a Berry Branch was die cut. It was sponged with a combination of brown and green inks. For the berries, white pearls were colored with a red alcohol marker.
Using the Coreopsis die set, pieces were die cut to create three flowers. The petals were sponged with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink on the Waffle Flower pad. In the center, a red and burgundy marker was used to color up from the base of each petal. On the tips of each flower petal, Mustard Seed Distress Ink was sponged, for a highlight. The center of the flower was shaped and yellow Pollen added to the tips. The leaves were die cut, colored shaped and attached under the flowers.
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Friday, September 25, 2020
Another Autumn card designed using Susan's Autumn Floral die sets from Spellbinders
A Daisy Chrysanthemum was die cut using white card stock and sponged with Crackling Campfire and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. In the center of the flower, bronze and black Prills were added.
The pumpkin was created using one of the dies from the Autumn Hydrangea die set. It was die cut using white card stock, lines drawn with the Leaf Tool, and sponged using Distress Inks.
The Foliage and Ladybug die set was used for the eucalyptus and berry branches. Nuvo Pumpkin Crystal Drops used for the berries.
The dollies behind the arrangement were die cut using the Spellbinders, Amazing Grace Picot Petite Ovals Etched die set. On the smallest oval, is the word stamped from one of the stamps from Susan's Autumn Quotes stamp set.
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Susan's Autumn Quotes stamp set is great for designing your Autumn cards.
This card is designed using Susan's new Chrysanthemum die set. This sets comes with dies for both the daisy and button chrysanthemums. Today I created two orange and two rust colored, button chrysanthemums.
The foliage behind the flower is eucalyptus die cut from Susan's Foliage & Ladybug die set. The berry branches were also die cut from the Foliage die set. Orange berries were added to these branches.
The Woodland Garden Leaves die set was used to die cut the Maple leaves. They were colored, shaped and tucked around the chrysanthemums.
The large doily is the Spellbinders, Nestabilities Amazing Grace Cascading Grace die cut. In the center I used an old Spellbinders oval (Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies) in the center of the large die cut. In the center, one of Susan's Autumn Quotes was stamped on the small Spellbinder Picot Petite Oval Etched die cut.
This card could be used for just about any occasion.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
There are so many different varieties of Chrysanthemums and I am having fun creating many different cards with them.
This is a 6x6 inch card. On a piece of brown card stock use the smallest Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangle Candlewick die to die cut the design in the upper right corner. Attach a dark yellow piece of card stock behind the die cut design. Using this same set, use the small rectangle die to die cut a rectangle, using ivory card stock. Before removing the rectangle from the die, sponge a light brown ink toward the center. When you remove the die, there will be a small ivory border around the rectangle. Use Susan's Autumn Floral stamp set for the quote. Attach this rectangle in the center of the Candlewick design, using square dimensional squares.
Use the Foliage and Ladybug die set and die cut three leafy branches, using white card stock. Sponge the branches green. Use red PanPastels and a small sponge to highlight the leaves and down the branches. Group the branches together and attach to the left side of the quote.
Use the Foliage & Ladybug die set and die cut one Berry Branch. Use Nuvo Orange Crystal Drops for the Berries. Attach the berry branch on top of the Leafy branches.
Use the Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set and die cut enough petals for three Daisy Chrysanthemums, and enough for one Button Chrysanthemum. Different colors of Distress Inks were used to color the flowers. Prills were used for the stamens in the Daisy Chrysanthemums. The leaves were die cut using white card stock and sponged with green ink. They were lightly sponged with some red PanPastel, around the edges.
The Coreopsis die set was used to die cut one Coreopsis. Pollen was used on the ends of the stamen.
The Woodland Garden Leaves die set was used to die cut three large Oak Leaves. In a previous blog post, I have tutorial on how to color these leaves.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
I love creating the Button and Daisy Chrysanthemums using Susan's new Spellbinder dies.
I used a piece of design paper from my stash for the background. The Spellbinders Elegant Twisted Circle die set was used to die cut two sizes circles, and the Elegant Twisted Oval die set use for the die cut oval in the enter of the circles. Susan's new Autumn Quotes stamp set was used for the sentiment. I used a piece of Post-It Note to cover all of the quote except 'Autumn'. Black Ink was patted on the word Autumn, then stamped in the center of the oval. It was attached in the middle of the circles using dimensional foam squares.
The Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut four Rosemary and one berry branch. Purple berries were added to the berry branches.
Two Daisy Chrysanthemums were created using the Button/Daisy Chrysanthemum die set. The largest flower petal die in this set is used for this flower. The number of die cuts needed to create the flower are right on the die, to make it easy for you to know how many to die cut. The daisies were sponged with two different shades of purple ink. In the center of the daisy, yellow Prills were added. Using the same die set, one small Button Crysanthemum was die cut. You die cut 3 (which is marked on the die) of the largest petals for the button chrysanthemum, then 2 of the others. I die cut two of the very smallest petals, but you can use just one. The petals were sponged with two shades of lavender ink. Just the two smallest size petals were sponged with the darker lavender ink.
Arrange the foliage and flowers on the left side of the oval die cuts, as shown.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Today I created poppies using Susan's new Poppy die set from Spellbinders.
To create the pretty design behind the arrangement, the Spellbinders Nestabilities Doily Round Etched die set was used to die cut the design into a square piece of white card stock. This piece was layered over a larger piece of card stock.
Three poppies were created with the Poppy die set. They were die cut using white card stock and pink ink sponged around the edges of the petals. The centers were shaped and black pollen added to the end of stamens. Several leafy branches and the berry branch were die cut using the Foliage & Ladybug die set. White berries were added to the berry branch, using Nuvo white Crystal Drops.
The poppies and foliage were arranged in the center of the die cut doily.
White pearls were colored with a pink alcohol marker and added to the corners.
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Sunday, September 20, 2020
To create the Double Tower card, I used the instructions given on Susan's Garden Club Live Facebook video.
The basic card was cut using white card stock. Using a brush, several shades of brown ink were applied to both the front and back. You could just use brown card stock but I wanted the light and dark shading of adding inks.
Design paper from my stash was used to decorate the panels.
Susan's Spellbinder's Garden Club Coreopis die set was used to create the flowers. They were die cut using white card stock and colored with maroon ink. The flowers were shaped using Susan's Tool Kit. Pollen was added to the top of the yellow center in the flower. The leaves were sponged green, and shaped using the Tool Kit.
The Garden Club Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut the eucalyptus leaves at the top of the arrangement. The leaves were die cut using white card stock. Green ink was sponged on, leaving the tips of the leaves a very light green. The ladybug was die cut, colored red, and a black marker used for detail. It was shaped using a ball stylus in the Tool Kit. Once attached to the leaf, clear glaze was added to it for a shiny appearance.
Spellbinders, Amazing Grace All Occasion Sentiments die and stamp set was used to stamp the sentiment. It was backed with a piece of burgundy card stock and attached with dimensional foam tape.
The large middle panel on the back of the card was also decorated and an area left to write a personal message.
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