Saturday, July 30, 2022
Hello Crafty Friends. I am so happy to came to read my blog post. Today I have a Z-Fold Pop Up Card. To create this card shape, I followed the instructions on Susan's Garden Club FaceBook Video.
The design paper is from the P-13 Cosy Winter Paper Pad. There is a piece of green gingham design paper on the inside fold that is from my stash.
For the diamond shapes, gold Metallic and dark green cardstock were used. I went through my dies to find the correct size for the squares needed and found the Pink Fresh Blanket Stitched Squares die set worked perfect. The green squares were layered on gold metallic squares. Again, the instructions for the size squares and how to attach to the card are shown in Susan's Garden Club Facebook Video.
To decorate the front of the card, Susan's Poinsettia, White Pine (Winter Evergreen Foliage), and Pinecone die sets were used. The poinsettia was die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock. All die cut pieces were placed on the Waffle Flower Media Mat and colored using Blending Brushes. On Susan's video, she demonstrates how to create the pinecone and shape the White Pine.
The White Pine was attached to the front of the card with one Pinecone. The Poinsettia was then attached. There are White Pine branches glued under the two top diamonds.
When the card is opened, you see the large diamond. In the center, I used Susan's Winter Garden Stamp Set and gold embossed one of the sentiments on white card stock. It was backed with a piece of gold metallic card stock.
Picture of card fully opened.
There is a piece of white card stock on the back of the card to write a personal message.
I love creating these different card styles. I hope you give this one a try.
You can click on the product pictures below if you are interested in products used.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
I love to find a piece of design paper and try to duplicate the design using Susan's die sets. Today I created a Pop & Flip Card. I found the instructions on Sam Calcott YouTube-Pop & Flip Card video. I wanted most of the design paper to be visible so decided the small cut out circle would be perfect to decorate the pop up portion with Susan's Pinecone and Whitepine dies.
This is a 6x6 inch card. Design paper from the Winter Story 6x6 inch pad (PA1902), was used for the top and inside. Before attaching to the white card, I scored 1/8 inch around all four sides using the ScorPal. A circle die was used to die cut the opening on the front of the card, trying not to cut out much of the design. The circle die and one die larger was used to die cut a narrow frame that was glued around the opening.
The pop up portion of the card was created, using Sam Calcott's instructions. This circle fits inside the cut out and pops up when you open the card.
The circle die cut piece was glued to another piece of white card stock that was die cut using the same circle die. This was for stability. After it was decorated it was attached the the pop-up base.
Susan's Pinecone die set was used to create one pinecone.
Susan's new Winter Evergreen Foliage die set was used to die the Whitepine. It was cut apart to fit on the circle.
The design paper only had pinecones and evergreen boughs, but I decided to add three small white poinsettias. I didn't want to cover up too much of the background. Susan's Poinsettia die set was used to die cut the smallest poinsettia leaves. Susan's Specialty Cardstock was used for the die cuts, and her Flower Tool Kit was used to shape them. Bearly Art Glue was used to assemble the poinsettias.
Monday, July 25, 2022
What a fun card to create! My friend, Christine Smith Pooler, posted a Peek-A-Boo Slider card yesterday on FaceBook, and I decided to watch the same video she did to create one for myself. Tina Zinck has a tutorial on YouTube showing how easy it is to create this card.
I used the Beyond The Mist -Paper Heaven 12x12 inch paper pad. The papers in this pad are all gorgeous but unfortunately I feel like my photos are not showing off the beautiful designs. In the rectangle there are beautiful lavender roses that I duplicated on the front panel. I used Susan's Spellbinders, Tea Rose die set to create the rose and rose bud. The petals were die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock. To color, I used the Waffle Flower Media Mat and Blending Brushes to lightly brush on lavender ink, then brushed on a darker lavender ink on the petals in the center of the rose. Susan's Flower Tool Kit was used to shape the petals, and Bearly Art Glue used to assemble.
There are small leaves behind the roses in the design paper, so I used Susan's Winter Bough & Evergreen Shrubs die set to die cut the leafy branch.
There are two slider windows in the card that show through a die cut rectangle. I used the Spellbinders Precision Layering A2-A die set to die cut the rectangles. When the card is closed, you are looking through two die cut windows. The rose design paper you see through the window, when the card is closed, was die cut from the Beyond The Mist paper pad. I used a stamp set from my stash for the Happy Birthday sentiment.
On the inside, more paper from the same pad was used. When the card opens, a different picture/sentiment appears - It slides over into the die cut window.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Good Morning. Today I have a card designed using Susan's new Winter Garden Flourished Tree Glimmer Plate.
For the background, I used a piece of P-13 Cosy Winter design paper. I used paper from the 12x1 inch pad. It was backed with a piece of gold mirror cardstock. For the layers on top, I used the Spellbinders Precision Layering A2-A Rectangle die set. I love this layering die set because it gives you the perfect mats for layering. I have layered gold, white, gold, and the top, white card stock with the gold Flourished Tree. There are foam squares added between the layers, for dimension.
I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and gold foil the Flourished Tree. A note - right now Scrapbook.com has the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System reduced from $150 down to $104. What a great savings!
For the sentiment, I used Susan's Winter Garden Stamp set. I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the sentiment on white card stock then poured over Tim Holtz Rustic Wilderness Glaze. The green sentiment matches with the green in the design paper The sentiment was die cut using another die from the Precision Layering dies. One size larger laying die was used to die cut a gold mirror backing for the sentiment.
Gold Rhinestones were used to embellish the gold foiled Flourished Tree, above the sentiment, and on each corner.
Instead of making this a card that opened, I decided to add an easel at the bottom of the card. At the top, above the easel, I added a piece of white card stock that is scored around the edges, for a personal sentiment.
To keep the easel backing from opening too far, a small 'W' shape piece was glued on to help it stand up.
This was a quick and easy card to create. Once the tree was foiled, it was just die cutting the rectangles.
I love the elegance of this card.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Good Morning. Today I have a Triangle Easel Card. There are many tutorials on YouTube on how to create this type card. This card is a 6x6 inch card base.
To decorate the front panel, I used Susan's Poinsettia die set to create one pink/white poinsettia. It was die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock. A bright pink marker was used to add the pink coloring, leaving the edges white. Susan's Flower Tool Kit was used to shape the poinsettia and Bearly Art Glue used to assemble it. Tiny Styrofoam balls were used for the bracts with a yellow Prill glued on top. The leaves were die cut using white cardstock, the Leaf Tool from the Flower Tool Kit used to draw in the veins, then placed on the Waffle Flower Media Mat and green ink brushed on using blending brushes.
The Winter Evergreen Foliage die set was used to die cut the Juniper branches. The Winter Berry & Mistletoe die set was used to die cut the berry branches. It was brushed with green ink then tiny Styrofoam blue balls were glued to the branch. It was added over the Juniper branches. A fine tip black pen was used to press down on the end of each berry.
The background design paper is from the Paper Heaven - White As Snow - paper pad. A square die set was used to die cut the squares for the triangles on the front and inside of the card.
The Rectangles were die cut using the Spellbinders Matting Rectangles die set.
The Altenew Basic Plaid 3-D Embossing Folder was used for the embossed rectangles. Two squares were cut out of white card stock, then cut into triangles. These triangles were placed in the 3-D embossing folder. You don't ruin any of the embossing if you put the finished size of triangles into the embossing folder. Sometimes it is hard to cut the embossed design.
There is a pretty die cut behind the poinsettia arrangement on the front of the card. It was die cut using the Spellbinders Flourished Fluerit die set.
The sentiment on the inside of the card was stamped using one of the stamps from Susan's Winter Garden Stamp Set It was die cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangle Etched Die set.
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Saturday, July 16, 2022
Good Morning. Today I have another Christmas card designed using Susan's new Ice Skates die set.
For the background, I used a piece of Kraft card stock cut 6x6 inches to cover the front of the card. I used the Scor-Pal to score a 1/8th inch border around the edge for a finishing touch. I used the Spellbinders Fluted Classic Ovals die set to die cut an opening in the upper right corner. The fluted die was placed down ( which only add the flutted design) with the thin oval die (which cuts the opening), on the inside so the opening was inside the embossed fluted edge. I have the P-13 Cozy Winter design paper pad and cut out the mitten design from one of the pages and glued it behind the oval opening.
Using Susan's Ice Skate die set, two skates were die cut. the heels and soles were colored with a brown marker. Distress Tea Dye Ink was very lightly brushed (I used a blending brush) around the bottom edges of the white boots and around the toes. I wanted the ice skates to match the mittens pictured in the oval. A silver marker was used to color the hooks at the top of the boots. Brown twine was used for the skate laces. For the blades, the bottom of the skate die was placed over silver mirror card stock and die cut. They were trimmed to fit under the skate and glued on. The ice skates were attached using dimensional tape.
The Poinsettia die set was used to create a white poinsettia. A light yellow green PanPastel was used at the base of the petals. Nuvo drops were used for the bracts of the poinsettia. I tiny bit of yellow pollen was added over the bracts. The poinsettia was die cut using Susan's Specialty Cardstock. It was shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit and assembled using Bearly Art Glue.
Susan's Pinecone die set was used to create two pinecones. Susan has a YouTube video to show how to create the pinecones and poinsettia.
For a filler in the ice skates, I used Susan's new Winter Evergreen Foliage die set and die cut the Whitepine. Everything was arranged in the boots then snow added to the whitepine branches.
Do you have an idea for filling these ice skates for one of your cards?
Do you have an idea for filling these ice skates for one of your cards?
Below I have added links for products needed to complete this card.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Good Morning. It is so nice to be creating all my Christmas cards early using Susan's new Winter Garden die sets along with her Holiday release from last year. These two releases work great together to create beautiful cards.
For this card, I used a piece of Anna Griffith design paper that was sent to me by a sweet friend, Catherine Baity. Thank you Catherine. This is gorgeous design paper that is perfect to add a poinsettia created with Susan's Poinsettia die set. The poinsettia was die cut using Susan's Specialty cardstock, shaped with her Flower Tool Kit and assembled using Bearly Art Glue.
One of the new die sets I feel is a must to have, is the Winter Evergreen Foliage. This die set can be used on just about any Christmas card. There are three foliage dies in this set - Whitepine, Cedar, and Juniper. For this card, I used the Whitepine. To make it very realistic, each needle was cut in half using the scissors from the Flower Tool Kit. All the die cut pieces were die cut using white card stock and colored by placing on the Waffle Flower Media Mat and brushing on ink using blending brushes. This is a quick and easy way to color the cardstock and easy to blend colors for shading.
Also used was the Winterberry & Mistletoe die set to die cut the Winterberry. This set also has a die to die cut the piece for berries. The Winterberry leaves are waxy looking so Crystal Glaze was brushed on them. The berries are small styrofoam balls colored red, and glued to the berry branch.
The gold die cuts were die cut using a Spellbinders die set that is no longer available. You can use two ovals of your choice. The were each attached using dimensional tape. Small gold rhinestones were added to the smallest gold die cut.
One of the sentiments from Susan's new Winter Garden stamp set was stamped using black ink, die cut using a rectangle die and the corners clipped. It was attached to a piece of gold metallic cardstock with dimensional tape and the corners clipped.
An optional thing you can do is to add Twinklets Diamond Dust for a frosty appearance.
Susan's newest release is now available from Scrapbook.com. I have products linked below.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Good Morning. Today I designed a Book Flip Card. For instructions for creating this card, visit Susan's Garden Club FaceBook Video. Susan not only shows how to create flowers from all her releases, but also give instructions for many different type cards you can create to show off your arrangements.
For the front of the card, I added a backing of white card stock glued to a piece of gold metallic card stock. I created Gardenias using Susan's Gardenia die set. I use Susan's Specialty Cardstock for creating all my flowers. The flowers were shaped using her Flower Tool Kit and Bearly Art Glue. Susan has videos on YouTube for detailed instructions on how to shape flowers and foliage using her dies.
Using the new Star Jasmine die set, flowers were die cut, shaped and arranged around the Gardenias
Below the flowers, I used the Winter Evergreen Foliage die set and die cut the White Pine branches. The Winterberry and Mistletoe die set was used to die cut the Mistletoe. White berries were added. I used small bean bag styrofoam balls for the berries and pressed a black pen on the end of each berry.
For final embellishment, I added glue to to the greenery and sprinkled on Twinklets Diamond Dust.
For the inside, I cut four squares from a Paper Heaven Golden Dreams 6x6 pad and glued to each corner. For the squares and narrow embossed pieces, I first cut the white card stock then placed them inside the Altenew Basic Plaid 3-D Embossing Folder. The narrow embossed pieced were framed with metallic gold cardstock. On the square in the center, I used Susan's new Winter Garden Stamp Set and stamped Merry Christmas. This piece was glued to a piece of gold Metallic cardstock. On the other center square, I used a design I found in the Paper Heaven White As Snow 6x6 pad. It was fussy cut and glued to the square.
There are gold metallic embellishments on the card. These were pieces pushed out of a Spellbinders die that I saved from a delicate die, however I don't remember which one. Sometimes you find interesting little die cuts that were meant to be discarded, but think they will be good for something later. I thought these little pieces helped to dress up this card.
The back panel was also finished by adding a piece of gold metallic cardstock with a piece of white cardstock on top so I can write a personal message
This was a very fun card to create. Hope you will watch Susan's Garden Club FaceBook Video and create one too.
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Saturday, July 9, 2022
Today I have a fun card! This is a Rocker Card. On June 8th, Susan did a tutorial on how to create a rocker card on her Susan's Garden Club FaceBook Video.
I do not have large circle dies so I had to use scissors to cut out the largest circle. You can trace around a plate for a template. I used a piece of design paper from the Paper Heaven Pad - White As Snow for the design paper. It was die cut using a scalloped die from my stash. I used my largest circle die to die cut one circle. It was smaller than I wanted, so I used the Honey Bee Circle Thin Frames die set to die cut the black circle frames. This is a very fun die set to use. It die cut many different thin frames by using just one die. I have it linked below. The small scalloped circle was die cut using white card stock then a size down circle used to die cut the design paper. Black smaller frames were used from the Circle Thin Frame die set.
At the top, I used a small scallop die set to die cut one of the gold embossed sentiments from Susan's Winter Garden Stamp Set. Gold rhinestone were glued around the sentiment. It was glued to the back of the center circle.
Susan's Poinsettia die set, from her Holiday release last year, was used to create a poinsettia. I used Susan's Specialty Card Stock and brushed on red ink. I used the Waffle Flower Media Mat and Blending Brushes to color the card stock. Susan's Flower Tool Kit was used to shape the poinsettia and leaves.
Behind the poinsettia I added White Pine Branches that were die cut from the Winter Evergreen Foliage Die Set. The Winterberry and Mistletoe die set was used to die cut the Winterberry. For the berries, I colored small bean bag styrofoam balls and glued them to the Winterberry.
Small gold rhinestones were used for embellishments on the two small die cut circles. Twinklets Diamond Dust was used for the snow on the branches.
The back of this rocker card was finished off nicely with room for a personal message.
Friday, July 8, 2022
Susan's new Winter Garden Collection will be available very soon from Scrapbook.com and Scrapbookpal.com. I have the links to these products below. You can click on the links now and be notified as soon as the products are available for purchase. If you purchase products by going through links from my blog, I will receive a small commission, and you will not be charged extra for helping me out.
For the background I used the Spellbinders Diamonetta Background Glimmer Plate. I had to foil it twice to get the extra length for this slimline card. I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and Gold Foil. The glimmered background was die cut using the Spellbinders Fluted Classic Slimline die set. It was matted on black cardstock.
The Letterbox die set was used to die cut the post for the Letterbox. I used the Tim Holtz Lumber 3-D Texture embossing folder to obtain the woodgrain. It was die cut using dark brown cardstock. To paint it, I rubbed a white pigment ink pad over the raised embossing, then used a dark brown ink pad and rubbed across some of the white to give it shading. It looks very real.
For the letterbox, I used black mirror card stock. For the flag, I used red mirror card stock, and for the handle, I used silver mat cardstock. Tiny clear diamond rhinestones were added for embellishments on the letterbox lid and flag.
For the greenery around the Letterbox, I used the Winter Evergreen Foliage die set and die cut the white pine branch. It was cut apart and small pieces glued around the top of the Letterbox. The Winterberry branch was die cut, colored green then glazed to achieve waxy looking leaves. The red berries are small styrofoam balls that were colored red.
At the bottom of the Letterbox post, the Winter Evergreen Foliage die set was used to die cut a Cedar branch. It was cut apart and glued around the post.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope I have given you another card for inspiration to create for your holiday cards.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
What is winter without Ice Skates! This card designed using Susan's new Ice Skates die set in her Winter Garden release from Spellbinders. This die set is perfect for creating cards for anyone on your Christmas/Holiday list. Today, I have used the Skates to create a masculine card.
The background is a piece of design paper from the Mistletoe Lodge pad by The Paper Studio. A piece of Spellbinders Cranberry Bliss card stock was die cut using Spellbinders Essential Rectangles die set. The two largest dies were used to die cut the design.
The Ice Skate die set was used to die cut them out of Kraft Cardstock. I used brown twine for the laces and cut tiny pieces of silver metallic foil for the tips of the shoelaces. I used a small punch to create the silver lace hooks at the top of the skates. Gold metallic cardstock was used to die cut the blades of the skates and they were glued on. The skates were attached with dimensional tape.
The Winter Evergreen Foliage & Ladybug die set was used to die cut the White Pine branches. There are four branches added in this arrangement. The Winterberry & Mistletoe die set was used with red berries added to the Winterberry branch. I used small styrofoam balls for the berries. They were colored with red acrylic paint and a small tip pen used to create the black dot on the end of each berry. The Winterberry branch was brushed with green ink on the Waffle Flower Media Mat and clear glaze added to the leaves to give them a waxy appearance.
The Winter Bough & Evergreen Shrubs die set was used to die cut the gold metallic branch.
Susan's Winter Garden stamp set was used for the sentiment. It was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink.
Spellbinders gold embellishments were added to the upper corners.
If you are interested in products used, I have supplied links below. I have added links to both Spellbinders and Scrapbook.com.
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