Thursday, November 8, 2018
This new poinsettia stamp set by Krista Schneider is so beautiful.
This is a 6-inch card. Cut a piece of white card stock 6 inches square, score around the edges and attach to the front of the card.
Use the Fitted Square die set and die cut the a solid piece of card stock, using the largest die. In the center of this square, use the Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Square die set and die cut an opening. This piece should be attached to the front of the card using dimensional tape.
Use the Fitted Squares and the same Garden Notes Frame It/ Stitched Square die used above, to die cut the narrow frame for the front of the card. Glue the narrow frame over the opening in the piece created with the die cut opening in the center.
Use the Classic Xmas Sentiments stamp set and stamp the sentiment in the upper left Corner, using black ink.
Use the Poinsettia Stamp Set and stamp one poinsettia, three berry branches, and four pine branches. Color with markers and die cut using the matching dies to cut the pieces out. Before adding the arrangement, use a sponge and light sponge pale yellow PanPastel inside the square frame to give a little highlight behind the flower. Arrange the die cut pieces inside the frame. Add yellow and green Prills to the center of the Poinsettia.
This card is flat enough to be mailed in a regular 6 inch square envelope.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Orchid are such beautiful flowers. We can now create them for our cards by using Susan's Garden Notes die sets. This is a Cymbidium Orchid.
This is a 6-inch square card. The front is covered with a piece of the ModaScrap Happy Travels card stock.
The Gate Fold Elegant Roses die set was used to die cut the white doily. Attach it to the bottom of the card.
The Garden Notes Gathering Basket die set was used to die cut the basket out of Cafe au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock. Brown ink was lightly sponged over the embossed design. Attach the basket over the doily, as shown.
Use the Garden Notes Cymbidium Orchid die set and create 5 flowers. For instructions on how to create this flower, you can watch Susan's Facebook Susan's Garden Club Video at this LINK. The Flower Tool Kit was used to shape the flowers and they were assembled using Kids Choice Glue. Die cut a lot of the leaves using green card stock. Glue two flower stems in the basket. Attach the flowers at the top of the stems them add the leaves. You can add Spanish Moss along the top of the basket.
This card can be mailed in one of the Clear Acrylic boxes from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
I have a friend who loves vintage type cards. With the help of the ModaScrap Xmas Vintage Collection design paper I created this card. The design paper has a collection of vintage Christmas ornaments and goes perfect with this beautiful A Way With Words Christmas ornament.
This is a 6-inch square card. The front is covered with the ModaScrap Xmas Vintage Collection Design paper.
Use the Dotted Scallop die set to die cut two different size squares using True Green and Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach the squares to the front of the card.
Use the A Way With Words Love, Joy, Peace Christmas Ornament, die set for the ornament. Use a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock covered with a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to die cut the ornament. Peel off the adhesive covering and sprinkle Light Gold Silk Microfine Glitter on both the die cut circle and the flourish. Polish well with your fingers to bring out the sparkle. Attach the ornament in the center of the green die cut square.
Use the same die set and die cut the 'Joy' using a piece of white card stock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the top. Sprinkle on Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Use a piece of Fun Foam and die cut the sentiment again - this will give the sentiment dimension. Glue the glittered sentiment to the top of the Fun Foam then attach to the center of the ornament.
Use the Garden Notes Poinsettia die set and create a red poinsettia. For this flower, I combined the petals of the large Poinsettia with the petals from the small Poinsettia. Shape the poinsettia using the Flower Tool Kit and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Add Yellow and Green Prills to the center.
Use the Beautiful Baubles die set and die cut two pine branches. Use the fine pointed scissors to cut some of the pine needles in half; this will give them some fullness. Sponge a little white pigment ink on the branches and use a brown maker to color the center (branch) of the pine bough. Attach the boughs to the upper left corner, then attach the poinsettia on the corner.
For a final touch, use the Gold Corners, Peel Off Stickers, on the other three corners.
This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes which is linked below.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
This is a 6-inch square slider card. There are many videos on YouTube on how to create a slider card. I watched Jennifer McGuires video at this link to figure out how to create this slider card.
For the front of the card I used a piece of the ModaScrap Relax in the Garden design paper. The edges were covered with black Line Peel Off Stickers.
Use the Snowflake die set and die cut the largest snowflake. For the backing (solid) snowflake, use a piece of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front so you can add glitter. Add silver Silk Microfine Glitter to the adhesive, then attach the top die cut on top. If you die cut this snowflake with the clear double sided adhesive on the back, it is easy to attach, or you can use glue on the back of the snowflake. Press the snowflake firmly down so it sticks to the glittered background. Attach this snowflake to the front of the slider piece - which is explained in the video.
The Garden Notes Poinsettia die set was used to create the poinsettia. The petals were colored using a bright pink marker. The poinsettia was shaped using the Flower Tool Kit and assembled using Kids Choice Glue. It was attached in the center of the snowflake.
The Garden Notes Holly die set was used to create the Holly under the poinsettia. The leaves were die cut using white card stock and colored by sponging on green ink. The leaves were shaped with the Flower Tool Kit. Nuvo Crystal Glaze was brushed over the leaves for the shiny finish. Attach the Holly leaves under the Poinsettia.
Use the Winter Sentiments stamp set for the sentiment. With the Pull Tab pushed down in place, stamp 'let it snow' in the upper left corner. With the Pull Tab pulled up, stamp 'Stay Warm' at the bottom of the snowflake. The sentiment needs to be underneath the snowflake when the pull tab is down in place.
Write or stamp 'Pull' on the top of the slider tab.
Use the Reindeer die set and die cut a bunch of small snowflakes. Attach around the sides of the card, as shown.
You can add a stamped sentiment and your personal message on the inside of the card.
This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes linked below.
Friday, November 2, 2018
There are so many beautiful colors of Amaryllis. Today I used Garden Notes Amaryllis die set to create pink Amaryllis.
This is a 6-inch square card. A second piece of white card stock was cut 6-inches square and embossed with an embossing folder from my stash.
Use the Garden Notes Galvanized Bucket die set and die cut one bucket using Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock. Draw lines in the embossed areas of the bucket with a rust color marker. Press VersaMark Ink over the front of the bucket and clear emboss to give it a shiny appearance. Attach to the bottom of the card using dimensional tape in the center of the bucket and kids choice glue around the edges. Leave the top of the bucket open so you can tuck in the flowers.
Use the Garden Notes Amaryllis die set and create 5 pink flowers. Use white 100 lb Soft Finish cardstock. Color the petals pink using a marker. Shade the base of the petals using the bright pink PanPastel. Use a bright pink, small tip, marker and draw lines from the base of the petals toward the tips. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Use the Find Pointed Scissors to cut each of the stamens in half. Add yellow pollen to the tips Glue in the center of the flower. Die cut the leaves using green card stock. Shape the leaves with the Flower Tool Kit and use the light yellow green PanPastel to color the center line down the leaf. Attach the stems inside the bucket. Attach the flowers as shown. Attach the leaves as shown. You can add Spanish Moss along the top edge of the bucket.
This card can be mailed in one of the Clear Acrylic Boxes.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
I really love this moose. He was created with the Joset Designs Moose die set. Suzanne Cannon's stamp was used for the perfect sentiment for this card.
This is a 6-inch card. A piece of white card stock was cut 6-inches square and scored around the edges, which is used for the front of the card.
Use Susan's Earth & Sky Stencil and the light blue PanPastel to create a cloudy sky, approximately half way down, on the 6-inch square piece of cardstock.
Use the Reindeer die set to create the pine trees. Use a scrap piece of card stock and die the tree in the center of it to make a stencil. Use a sponge and green ink to sponge inside the tree stencil. Stencil the tree on the left; move the stencil over and sponge on a second tree, making it slightly darker green. Move the stencil between the two trees and lightly sponge on green ink. If the trees are colored different shades of green, it gives them dimension when sponged on the card.
Use a white opaque pen and create snowflakes in the sky and on the trees.
Use the Christmas Collection stamp set and stamp the sentiment, using VersaFine Black Ink, in the lower left corner.
Use the Moose die set and create one Moose. I die cut the pieces using white Soft Finish Cardstock and sponged on tan and brown inks. He was assembled using Kids Choice Glue. Attach the moose using dimensional tape in the lower right corner.
For extra dimension and sparkle, use Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops and draw in snow lines below the trees and under the hooves of the moose.
This card is flat enough to be mailed in a regular 6-inch square envelope.
Begin with a 6-inch square card Cover the front with gold metallic card stock. Add a piece of white card stock cut 5 3/4 inches square. Layer a piece of the ModaScrap Wood Effects design paper on top for the rustic background.
Use the A Way With Words Warm Thoughts die set and die cut the sentiment using gold metallic card stock. Attach to the top of the card, as shown.
Use the A Way With Words Flourish Candle die set and die cut the candle once using gold metallic card stock. Use the same die and die cut the candle, and extra flame and melting wax, using ivory card stock. Color the flame using yellow and orange markers. Add a small amount of Kids Choice glue to the flame with your finger, then sprinkle on Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Attach the ivory candle and flame on top of the gold metallic candle. Use a clear glaze and spread over the candle to give it a waxy appearance.
Use the Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone die set to die cut 8 green pine branches.
Use the Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone die set to die cut pieces to create two pine cones. Die cut 4 oval pieces and 6 plates of the pine cone petals. To assemble, shape the oval pieces with the large ball stylus. Glue two oval pieces together, adding glue to only the edges of the oval. By using two oval pieces it will help hold the rounded shape of the pine cone.
There are two ways you can create the pine cone. Susan shows in her Facebook Susan's Garden Club video to glue the petals on the oval with the cupped side down and you will have a pinecone that hasn't yet opened. She pulls the tips of the petals back once they are glued, for a more open pinecone.
Use the Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch die set and die cut two branches, using a very light brown card stock. Shape the leaves using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Tweezers. Place the point of the tweezers on the end of the leaf and pinch up. This will give the leaves dimension. Add red Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries. Allow to dry before assembling the centerpiece.
Glue four pine boughs on the lower left side of the card and four boughs on the left. Glue the longest branch from the Leafy Berry Branches on each side, over the pine boughs.
Attach the assembled Candle Flourish, with dimensional tape, in the center between the pine boughs and berries.
Use the Garden Notes Poinsettia die set and assemble one white poinsettia. Use the very pale yellow PanPastel from Set #3 to shade the lower half of each petal then use the light yellow green PanPastel from Set #1 to shade over the the light yellow just at the base. Shape the poinsettia using the Flower Tool Kit. Attach the poinsettia at the base of the candle. Use yellow green Nuvo Crystal Drops to make 5 dots in the center of the poinsettia. While the Nuvo Drops are still we, drop in a few yellow Prills.
Add the pine cones on each side of the poinsettia, as shown.
This card will mail nicely in one of the large clear acrylic boxes.