Monday, February 3, 2014

Susan's Garden Mini Petals

When we think about Valentine's Day, we almost always think about roses.  My very favorite rose dies are from Susan's Garden.  Susan has a set of dies to create larger roses but also a set called "Mini Petals" which you can use to create beautiful small roses.  I have used the Susan's Garden "Mini Petals" dies for this card.  You can watch Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Rose Video showing how to create roses at this link.

I love working with die cuts and have used many on this card.  To start off, I used the Sizzix "Tri-Shutter Card" die for the card shape.  One quick roll through the die cutting machine and the card is die cut and scored.   This die does not fit the average die cutting machine because it measures 12" x 12 3/4".  You will need a Big Shot Pro die cutting machine. 

 On the front panel, I used the Memory Box "Heart Delights" die to cut out the hearts.  This die leaves heart shaped "holes" in the card stock.  I glued a piece of pink card stock behind that panel then covered it again with white to make the back look good.  This die cut creates such a pretty border.  Along the very edge of that left side panel, I added a piece a trim.

To create the pretty roses I made three mini roses, and a bunch of little buds, using the Susan's Garden "Mini Petals" die. You always create such realistic flowers when you use Susan's dies!   They were die cut using white card stock and I sponged on Susan's Garden Pink Pan Pastel, only on the top portion of each petal (leaving the base of the petal white).  To create the buds, I added one small petal to each leg of the calyx then pushed the petals up to form a bud.  Very easy to do!  All the green leaves are from the Susan's Garden Rose and Mini Petals dies.

Behind the roses I added Poppy Stamps "Berry Sprig".  On the right side panel, I first embossed a piece of white card stock using the Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Matelasse, embossing folder.  I had some small hearts that I glued on this embossed piece.  Three small "Mini Petal" rose buds were added along with some of the Poppy Stamps "Berry Sprig".

 In this picture you can see the shape of the "Tri-Shutter" card.

 On the inside folds, I added some pieces of design paper.  In the center panel, top and bottom, a Poppy Stamps Ivy Tendrils, was added.  In the very center of the card I added the Savvy Stamps, Love Nest, die cut.  It was glued to a piece of pink card stock and I used scissors to cut it slightly larger than the die cut to add a border around the heart.  On the left side of the Love Heart, I added the smaller Memory Box "Precious Heart" hanging from a bow, die cut.  To finish the card, I die cut the Memory Box "Butterfly Vine Border, three times and cut off all the little butterflies.  They were glued around on all sections of the card. 

I am entering this card into the The Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

"Challenge #1: What's Your Style?
Share a project that showcases your signature style. Dig into your hoard and pull out items that make you shout with crafty joy! Whip up something that has your creative name all over it. Do you, because no one is you-er than you!"

My style is definitely creating dimensional flowers.  I also love to create layers using lots of die cuts. 

You can purchase all the following products from Ellen Hutson, LLC:

Susan's Garden, Mini Petal Dies
Susan's Garden, Rose Dies
Memory Box, Hearts Delights" die
Susan's Garden, Pan Pastels
Ultimate Glue
Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit
White Card Stock
Poppy Stamps, Berry Sprig
Poppy Stamps, Ivy Tendrils
Savvy, Love Heart die
Memory Box, Precious Hearts die
Memory Box, Butterfly Vine Border die



Gloria Stengel said...

I adore this card. I love the card fold and the flowers. I love to make flowers, too! This is beautiful. So soft and pretty! Thanks for playing in the very first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!!!

Edna Siu said...

It is a lovely card,as usual, as they are always be. Thanks, Selma.

Antoinette Voorn said...

Love this folding card andn super gorgeous!

Eva van Buuren said...

What a lovely Valentines card, Selma!
Gorgeous small roses and a soft pretty colors!
A great idea, Selma! I like it very much.
Hugs, Eva.

Glenda said...

I love this card! As always your flowers are above and beyond beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Tammi said...! I am blown away by how awesome this card it! Stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!!!

Bonnie Weiss said...

You couldn't get any more "valentine" than this beautiful creation Selma. Every leaf, butterfly, paper, embellishment ... right down to the sentiment... BEAUTIFUL.

craftieodmae said...

Beautiful card, I love this fold!!

Unknown said...

Simply beautiful. I love this card fold and all the special touches you added. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Anneke said...

This looks soooo pretty.Love the color you have used. Must have been allot of work. Thanks for showing Anneke.

JD/ Jill said...

Just beautiul! I really like this card fold. Been a while since I've made one...I think you have inspired me...(of course, I have to make mine the old fashioned way...don't have that die) But my favorite flower is roses and favorite color you know I loved this pretty card!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, Selma! I love your shabby chic style! You used all the dies and images so beautifully in this clever card! Thanks for playing along in the CHACB "Show Us Your Style" challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Pammejo said...

Selma, what a beautiful card, love the dimensional flowers....I love flowers and dimensional pieces so I am in awe....thanks for playing along with us at CHACB Show Us Your Style Challenge...

Jan Marie said...

Excuse me for a moment, while I stop and smell the roses! What a beautiful card!! Love all of the frilly bits and the roses, roses, roses, little pink roses! Beautiful job with this complex layout! Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. (P.S. We have some friends from Deer Park who are thawing out with us in the warm desert. . they think it's warm, we're shivering!)

Leanne ... said...

Loads of work went into this beautiful Valentines card. TFS..

Amber Milone said...

This is just beautiful! I love all the tiny pink roses. That must have taken so long to make all those. Thank you for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for our first challenge!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...


This is Stunning! Beautiful job!

creative lady said...

Love your tri-fold shutter card....the colors are stunning! Thanks for playing along with us for our first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Debbie Seyer said...

Selma, this card is just wonderful. All the little details and the wonderful colors are fantastic! Great job!

Anonymous said...

This card is really beautiful. The flowers and butterflies are just perfect with the soft colors and layers : ) I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

Unknown said...

Beautiful mix of patterned papers, and the roses are lovely!

Janie Printz said...

Selma this is incredible !!! I've tried making a tri fold card but to be able to cut & score it just by running it thru a machine would be wonderful. I love those sweet little roses that look so real you can almost smell them & everything about this creation is just full of love. Hope the person that recies this little beauty appreciates all the time & love you've put into it.
Hugs, Janie

Anonymous said...

Selma, this is BEAUTFUL!!

Laurie S

Shirley said...

What a really beautiful project and fold! The whole card is like one lovely garden!


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