Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year

September 12, 2016


Autumn is such a wonderful time of year with all the beautiful Fall colors! It is that time of year we love to decorate our porches and yards with beautiful chrysanthemums. This is Selma today and I have designed a card using many of the colors we see this time of year. The flowers were created with Susan’s Garden Notes Chrysanthemum dies. Other dies used are the Susan’s Garden – Garden Patch Woodland Leaves, Leafy Branch, Berry Branch, and the new Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Circles, Joset Designs Birds, and Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. Here is how I created this card.

  1.  This is a 6×6 inch card. The background is a slightly smaller piece of Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock.
  2. Die cut enough petals to create six Garden Patch Chrysanthemums. The flowers were die cut using Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock, sponged with Really Rust Distress Ink. They were shaped using Susan’s Flower Tool Kit.
  3. Die cut a variety of the Woodland Leaves and sponge on different Autumn colors. Spritz with water to blend. Shape the leaves with the flower shaping tools.
  4. Use the Leafy Branch die to die cut three branches out of Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the Leaf Tool to draw a line down the center of each leaf to shape. (You will be cutting the branches apart to fit behind the flowers.)
  5. Use the Berry Branch die to die cut three branches. I used a dark burgundy card stock then added Love Letter irResistible Pico Embellisher to each berry. Set aside to dry. (These branches will also be cut apart to place behind flowers.)
  6. Die cut the largest Entwined Circle using Rust Soft Finish Cardstock.
  7. Using black ink, stamp the sentiment onto Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Use scissors to cut a curvy shape around the sentiment as shown. This stamp is from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set, but it is versatile enough to use at any time of year!
  8. Use the new Joset Designs Birds die set and die cut the pieces for one bird – body, feet, and the little wing. Once assembled, I added a black Prill for the eye.
  9. I used dimensional glue dots to attach the flowers and glue for the other die cut pieces.
  10. Assemble the card as shown.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Joset Design Birds

Garden Notes Chrysanthemums

Susan’s Garden Woodland Leaves

Flower Tool Kit

Winter Sentiments

Entwined Circles

Berry Branch

Leafy Branch

Soft Finish Cardstock

Power Outage Prills (for Bird’s eye)

Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set

Other – 

Love Letter irResistible Pico Embellisher

Acrylic block for temporarily mounting clear stamp

Fine spray water mister

Distress Inks of choice

VersaFine Black Ink

Dimensional Glue Dots





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  • Nancy Yoder September 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Selma, you hit this card out of the ball park…I love the colors, the sentiment, the birdie, the berries, the autumn flowers…perfect composition! A+, girlfriend! A+

  • Sue September 14, 2016 at 12:08 am

    That’s beautiful, fall is my fav time of year + it’s my birthday We live in central Florida & only sees small changes but I do it up inside every roon

  • Dracla Dunning September 12, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I look forward to your posts as you never cease to amaze me. Your flowers are beautiful little works of art.

  • Kathleen Adams September 12, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    This card is absolutely stunning! I just love the colors and how you colored all the elements. Fantastic job!

  • Karen Aicken September 12, 2016 at 10:13 am

    This is wonderful – great card!!

  • alice nowak September 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    What a beautiful card. The colors, design and images are absolutely “awesome”. Great job!!

  • Carlene Towne September 12, 2016 at 8:45 am

    This card takes my breath away with its beauty.

    • Selma September 14, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Thank you Carlene.

  • BeverlyBL September 12, 2016 at 8:27 am

    So pretty. Your leaves are amazing, and Joset’s little bird is so sweet.

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