Welcome to my Creative Corner. I love to spend my spare time designing cards and especially enjoy creating beautiful flowers using Susan's Garden Club die sets. I love sharing my work and tutorials with you and really appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Hope I can inspire you to create something beautiful.
Today is my turn as a designer on Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team to post a project on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog. My project is a Popup card I decorated with Susan's CountryScapes Mini Botanicals - Hollyhock, CountryScapes -Critters 2, and CountryScapes - Woods 2 dies.
is only 4 inches tall and fits so well on any card or project. These
flowers come in a variety of colors so you can create a garden of many
colors of hollyhocks. For my card today, I chose to use the deep
burgundy flowers. Susan has a great variety of CountryScapes dies to help create beautiful scenes around your flowers. I used the birdhouse and grassfrom the CountryScapes - Woods 2 die set on the right side of the card. The cute little birds were die cut from the CountryScapes - Critters 2 set.
I wanted to create a dimensional card for the Hollyhocks so decided to use the Lorna Label PopUp dies. I know, you usually see a PopUp on the inside of the card, but I wanted to be different
this card is standing open, it measures 5 1/2 inches by 4 inches. When
it is closed flat, it measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, so it will be easy
create the card, I started with a piece of card stock measuring 5 1/2
inches by 11 inches. It was scored down the center at 5 1/2 inches and 1
1/2 inches from each end. Once scored, you fold the card in half
creating a mountain fold (when open) and a valley fold at each end.
create the popup, I cut a piece of card stock 5 1/2 inches square. It
was scored 1 1/2 inches from one end. The little tabs on the Lorna
Label PopUp die were placed right on the score line and put through the
die cutting machine. When all the score lines are pressed out, it will
look like this.
Hollyhocks I used are a deep burgundy color, so I used the same card
stock to create a burgundy label. You use the same popup die and cut
out the label, from the die cut piece. It was glued to the popup I used
on the front of the card.
the two smaller label dies in this die set to cut a smaller label with
the stitch lines - that inside die does not cut a label but it creates
stitch lines. I die cut the sentiment from the Hello sentiment die, in black, and glued it to the label.
This picture shows the base card and the die cut Popup before assembly.
The PopUp was glued to the base card then decorated with Susan's Hollyhock and CountryScapes dies. (Oops! I see I didn't press the side down well when gluing together before I took the picture.)
I hope I have inspired you to create something pretty with Susan's new Hollyhock and Country Scapes dies.