Spring is in the Air

February 16, 2015

Hello! This is Christine from Dexter, Maine. Boy, has it been cold and snowy here with more snow on the way! I am wanting spring to arrive as I am sure many of you are. I have created this card with Susan’s Garden Notes – Rose 2 die. I have chosen the rose as my first post because I love roses and I really wish they were in bloom in my gardens right now!

Making the card:

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1. Cut cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then fold in half and ink all edges with distress ink.

2. Take the main die from the Katie Label Accordion die set and cut 1 accordion page from white cardstock. Trim the label from the center flush with the frame and trim off the long tab as shown below.

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3. Take two accessory label dies from the same die set and lay them together to cut out a label as shown below. Ink the edges.

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4. Cut a piece of Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz 4″ x 5-1/4″. Emboss with the Heart Strings embossing folder and sand lightly. Attach this piece to the front of the card base using Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive.

5. Stamp the label from step 3 with Winter Spring sentiment in black ink closer to the right side of the label then attach in the center of the card.

6. Attach foam tape to the back of the frame from step 2 and place on card front.

7. Die cut the rose using Garden Notes – Rose 2. Using white Pan Pastel, lightly ink the rose petals and shape the petals, leaves and stems using the toolkit (which will be in stock soon!)

8. Finish by attaching the rose and the red pearls to the card.

I hope this post will inspire you to try these great products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!


Elizabeth Craft Designs

998 Garden Notes – Rose 2

RS006 Rubber Stamp – Winter Spring

808 Susan’s Garden toolkit

903 Katie Label Accordion die

E112 Embossing Folder Heart Strings

SS0214 Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive 6mm


Close to My Heart cardstock – New England Ivy, White Daisy and Tulip

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Close to My Heart black ink

Pan Pastel in white

6mm Red Adhesive Pearls

Sanding Block

Foam Tape

Clear glue



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  • Reply MaryAnne H February 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I love the rose and the sunflower. Is there a flower die available that I could use as a poppy? I’m visiting Greece in the spring when they will be in bloom and I want to use them as part of my theme.Thanks for any help.

    • Reply Joset van de Burgt February 18, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Hello MaryAnne, Susan suggest to die cut the Peony, use only the larger petals to fill in. Shade the stem end with PanPastel/Black and die cut the stamen in black.

  • Reply Frances February 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    love how you used the Katie Label Accordion on this card

  • Reply christinepooler February 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you for the nice comments this is my very 1st time being on a design team.

  • Reply Brenda West February 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Love, love, love this. And Susan’s quote is so appropriate for this card. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Raquel Mason February 16, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I love your flower & the different way to use the Katie Label Accordion.

  • Reply Sherry February 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful Rose. Would like to see a tutorial on how to assemble the rose. I have this die.

  • Reply Marlene L February 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Creative use of accordion dies. Love the rose.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel February 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

    So pretty!

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