Thursday, January 15, 2015
It is snowing outside but I am ready for Spring. Today I worked with Susan's Garden dies to create a Spring Garden.
I love to follow Dr. Sonia on the "Cards, Crafts, Kids Projects Blog". She creates some of the most beautiful projects. One that I loved recently was a 3-D Pop Up Card that I used for a base for this project. My project does not fold flat; I inserted a bottom (floor) section. The box is 4" square so I cut a piece of card stock 5 inches square then scored at 1/2 inch along each side to create tabs i could fold down and attach to the sides. The tabs were attached below (folded down) in the 4 inch square so they don't show when looking inside the box. I used ScorTape to attach the side of the box together and to attach the "floor" piece.
Along the base of the die cut windows, I created a daffodil garden using Susan's Garden "Spring Bouquet" dies.
The flowers in Susan's Garden Spring Bouquet die set are very miniature compared to the original daffodils from Susan. You can see the difference in size in this picture.
These little daffodils were so easy to create; they will work perfect on any project including cards. I know you will have fun with them. There are also dies to create mini tulips, in the Spring Bouquet die set.
Along the top of the die cut windows I added Ivy created with dies from the Susan's Garden "Leaves, Fern & Ivy" die set. The smallest ivy leaves in this die set were glued to thin wire to create a vine. On the inside, I added more ivy and some purple vine flowers create with the Susan's Garden "Forsythia" dies. Inside the die cut box, I placed a small gift box which has a bird sitting on the lid. You could add a flameless candle and use it for a home decor piece. Butterflies were added to complete the project.
If you would like instructions on building the pop-up card, go to Dr. Sonia's blog at this LINK.
I hope you enjoyed this project.