Basket Full of Tulips

June 22, 2015

Hi Friends!

It’s Debra Hensley today for Susan’s Garden Design Team. Tulips come in many beautiful colors and varieties. They are beautiful, happy flowers that brighten up the earth after the cold of winter. Susan’s Garden’s Garden Notes – Tulip look so realistic and are easy to assemble. I was inspired to create a card featuring a beautiful basket of tulips perfect for a variety of special occasions.

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Let me show you how I made this card:

Card Base:

1.  Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8″ x 4-1/4″.

2.  Round bottom 2 corners and ink all edges with brown ink.


3.  Die cut the following:

  • 5 tulip petal sets from red cardstock and 3 sets from yellow cardstock.
  • Die cut 8 sets of leaves and stems from green cardstock.
  • Die cut 8 stamens from yellow cardstock.

4.  Color edges of red petals with yellow Pan Pastel. Color edges of yellow petals with red PanPastel. Ink leaves and stems with Crushed Olive Distress Ink.

5.  Using the All Metal Flower Tool Kit, shape and vein petals and leaves. Clip apart each stem from the long leaf. Susan has created a video showing how to assemble the tulips HERE.

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6.  Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4-1/4″ x 3″ and another to 1/2″ x 2-1/2″.

7.  Emboss both with Mini Mosaics embossing folder.

8.  Die cut bottom edge of larger piece with Paris Edges die. Trim top straight edge so that piece is 2-3/4″ high.

9.  Ink both pieces with brown ink, brushing across the embossed design to give a vintage look.

10.  Adhere to card front on foam adhesive so that the center of the cut edge hangs off about 1/2″. Add 1/2″ strip to top in center, also on foam adhesive, to form basket handle. Add glitter dot where handle meets basket.

11.  Build tulips directly on card front.

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12.  Map out where each tulip will be on the card front. Adhere stems, trimming if needed and overlapping in the center. The ends will be covered by the bow.

13.  Build each tulip as shown above, alternating colors.

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14.  Fill in space between tulips with leaves. You may have to trim some to make them fit where needed. Work a few leaves under the basket handle for a more realistic look. You may have extra leaves left over after you have filled in to your satisfaction.

15.  To complete, place a bow in the center of the card where the stems meet at the base of the handle.

Here is a view from above:

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This lovely card could easily work for any special occasion such as wedding, birthday, anniversary or thinking of you.  The low relief of the tulips make it easy to mail to that special someone – sure to brighten their day!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you give Garden Notes – Tulip a try and create your own basket of joy!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

808 All Metal Tool Kit
810 Large Molding Pad
811 Leaf Pad
1000 Garden Notes – Tulip
30116 Susan’s Garden Pan Pastel Kit 2
E116 Mini Mosaic embossing folder
979 Paris Edges
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted colors – transparent gold


Cardstock- Bazzill – white, red, green, yellow
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Crushed Olive Distress Ink
Inking Tool
Corner Rounder
Foam Adhesive
Liquid tacky glue
Flower Soft

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  • judi kauffman June 22, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I absolutely love this card! It’s just perfect in every way. The person who receives it will probably frame it!

  • Frances June 22, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    beautiful card, love how you used the Paris Edges die to create the basket for your tulips

  • Els van de Burgt June 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Debra, love it! The combination with the Paris Edges and the embossing folder is just perfect!

  • josetvdburgt June 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Stunning card Debra! Just beautiful!

  • Mary Prasad June 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Super beautiful Debra!

  • Marjorie June 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Wow! Very beautiful.

  • Raquel Mason June 22, 2015 at 9:30 am

    What a beautiful basket of tulips!

  • Angelique June 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

    WOW, WOW, WOW I need to make a basket full of tulips to give to myself! Absolutely beautiful!

  • BeverlyBL June 22, 2015 at 8:40 am

    What a beautiful basket of tulips! So very pretty. Thank you.

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