Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio

Memories of You

January 30, 2016

Memories of You
By Jeanette Horner


This is made in memory of my son Mark who picked daffodils for me every spring. He was 82nd Airborne and passed in 1995.

Surrounding a special photo with Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s realistic paper flowers is a wonderful way to create something to cherish or give as a gift. I chose an oval, but you can use a square, rectangle, or circle for the picture opening and whatever flowers are most meaningful. There are Grapevine Wreaths available in three shapes, and to cut the opening there are Fitted Ovals, Squares, Circles and Rectangles as well.


1. Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5” x 7”.

2. Emboss with Dancing Leaves folder. Folder is smaller than 5” x 7” so you’ll need to emboss half at a time to completely emboss the whole rectangle. Turn the embossing folder sideways; emboss the top half of the cardstock, then repeat for the bottom half, keeping the pattern lined up so it appears to have been embossed all at one time. (It will be helpful to look at the embossing folder and then at the project photo to see how the pattern is positioned.)

3. Cut an oval opening, centered from left to right, but not from top to bottom. Leave more space below the oval opening than above it. Refer to project photo.

4. From yellow and green cardstock die cut, shape and assemble 5 daffodils. Die cut and shape 10 extra bottom petals to go under the ‘trumpet’ portion of the flowers.

5. Die cut an Oval Grapevine wreath from brown cardstock. Use PanPastels to shade and highlight the wreath.

6. Attach the photo behind the oval opening in the white rectangle. For added stability, back the project with a piece of chipboard or mat board cut to 5” x 7”.

7. Glue on the wreath and then the daffodils. Use the tools to add more shaping as needed.

8. Stamp a sentiment onto a small white cardstock rectangle. Size of rectangle is determined by the size of the stamp (Shown: 7/8” x 3 1/4”). Add color to the edges with PanPastels. Tip: A small scale, one-line sentiment fits best on this project!

9. Mat stamped rectangle onto yellow cardstock leaving a border that is in proportion to the stamped sentiment. (Shown: 3 1/8” x 3 1/2”). Add color to the edges with PanPastels. Add to project as shown.

10. Options:

Use the Els van de Burgt Studio Card Stand/Easel die to make a display easel.

Frame the finished project in a shadow box.

Display in a clear acrylic card box.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
PSF 101 Soft Finish Cardstock
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

 Susan’s Garden Club
1137 Garden Notes Daffodil
1138 Garden Notes Oval Grapevine Wreath
Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1
Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 3
801, 808, 810 Shaping tools, Tweezers and Molding Pad

Els van de Burgt Studio
1114 Fitted Ovals
E106 Dancing Leaves Embossing Folder

Other Supplies:
Cardstock in shades of yellow, green, brown and white
Sentiment stamp
Black ink pad

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  • Jean goerlach January 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss and indebted to your son for his service. What a beautiful tribute to his memory. May he forever remain in your heart. Hugs.

  • Pat Beam January 30, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful tribute to Mark. He was such a handsome guy. The daffodils look so real. You are such a great artist. Hope this keepsake will bring you many sweet memories. Love you Aunt Jeanette

  • cduncan1310 January 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I did not realize about your son but I certainly appreciate his service for our country.

  • Bonnie Klocke January 30, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Beautiful. Your cards and flowers are always so realistic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card and tribute to Mark with us all. Thank you.

  • palleteaolcom January 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you Joset could not have done it without you!

  • palleteaolcom January 30, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you Linda you have been a wonderful friend and supporter..

  • Joset van de Burgt January 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    What a beautiful project and memory of your son.

  • Donna January 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Jeanette, what a BEAUTIFUL card and memory of Mark. You’re an amazing artist. Thanks for sharing your love of crafting in such a way. I’m so happy for you on Susan’s team. Susan’s flowers are so awesome.

  • palleteaolcom January 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks to all for the sweet comments.. i really appreciate them and hope others can use this idea to create and cherish memories.

  • palleteaolcom January 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you Judi .. and for all your help…

  • Linda Ware January 30, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful tribute to Mark! Love how the flowers say “spring” on this cold January day. Looking forward to more of you posts

  • Susan Tierney-Cockburn January 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    This touches my heart. Memories are special keepsakes meant to cherish. I’m happy my daffodils brought back one to you☺️

  • Jan Castle January 30, 2016 at 10:57 am

    A beautiful way to have a cherished memory of your son, and for others to remember him too and say thank you for serving and protecting us. Thank you for sharing your love.
    Paper Hugs,

  • Cheryl Robertson January 30, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful tribute to your son.

  • Cara January 30, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Thank your for son and his service and thank you for sharing this sweet memory. (Hugs) Cara

  • Verda January 30, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful project and it is indeed the perfect way to remember your son.

  • judi kauffman January 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I am so touched by this project, Jeanette. Thank you for sharing your son with us in this way.

  • Rita January 30, 2016 at 9:17 am

    So sorry for your loss.

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