March 29, 2017

Hi Friends! Piyanki here today welcoming spring with my handmade bouquet. I am from India. Here, the city of Srinagar hosts the World’s Largest Tulip Garden in Asia. Tourists from all across the globe flock to this garden in the month of April. It is open for 21 days. I found a photo on Google to show you. If you ever visit India at that time of year it is a must-see!

Here are instructions so you can make your own version of my tulip-filled Congatulations card:

Step 1: Die cut multiples of the word ‘Congratulations’ from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Or choose a different sentiment or greeting. Tip: For ease and speed later when adding the words to the card front, back the cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet before die cutting.

Step 2: Using the Garden Notes – Tulip 2 die set, cut enough pieces from White Soft Finish Cardstock to make four tulips, including petals, leaves, stems and stamens.

Step 3: Use Distress Inks applied with an ink applicator tool to color the pieces. Tulips grow in many colors, hence you can choose your favorites. Options: All four tulips can be the same color or you can mix the bouquet.

Step 4: Shape the pieces using Susan’s Garden Tool Set and mats.

Step 5: Using a clear drying glue to adhere the pieces (Susan recommends Beacon Kids Choice Glue), assemble the flowers with the stems and leaves.


Step 6: Make an A2 top-fold card base from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the die cut sentiment pieces at an upward diagonal, repeating in evenly-spaced rows as shown in the photo below. Trim away excess at the edges.

Step 7 : Die cut a Stitched Oval from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Add it to the card front.

Step 8: Adhere the oval and the tulips to the card front. Finish the card with an organza ribbon bow.

Option: Instead of sending this project as a card, it would look great in a shadow box frame, don’t you think?

Please let us know if you like the card, comments are always appreciated. And we would love to see what you create with Susan’s Garden Club dies, so be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Family page.

Thanks for stopping by.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Garden Notes Tulip 2


Soft Finish Cardstock ( White )

Metal Tool Set

Kids Choice Glue

Molding Mat

Stitched Ovals


Organza ribbon

Distress Inks in shades of green plus colors of choice for tulip petals and stamens

Ink applicator tool

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  • Linda Buyck April 3, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Beautiful job putting card together, looks like a lot of work. But well worth it, I definitely would have framed it after receiving it. TFS.

  • Monica Suraiya April 1, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Stunning !!!!!
    Have no other words ,,,,
    And yes, the tulips in Srinagar are blooming right now ,,
    No need to go all the way to Amsterdam to see them !

    • Piyanki Biswas April 5, 2017 at 3:34 am

      Thanks Dear!

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  • Rhea Ollett March 29, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Love your card, and it certainly brings spring to mind. We still have snow on the ground in spots here, so no tulips yet. 🙂

  • Christine Smith March 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Your tulips are absolutely gorgeous and look so real! Wonderful card. xxx

  • Tammy March 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    This is gorgeous! You make me want to visit that tulip exhibition in India!

  • Marlene L March 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Gorgeous card! Tulips are so life like, I would love to see how you made them.
    I never knew this lovely garden existed in India. tfs ,

    • Piyanki Biswas March 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Marlene! Yeah for sure visit once.

  • Nancy Yoder March 29, 2017 at 9:33 am

    What inspiration you have with the gorgeous fields of tulips! And ur card looks like you picked from the tulip garden…very realistic! But will last much longer! Thank you!

    • Piyanki Biswas March 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks Nancy, yeah it will last longer 🙂

  • Patricia Howarth March 29, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Hi Piyanki, Oh Wow !! this card is stunning, I love your card compilation and your tulips are stunning !! I agree that this card would look fabulous showcased in a shadow box.
    I would love to go to India and would love to see these pretty flower fields.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    • Piyanki Biswas March 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Thanks Patricia. Really appreciate it.

  • ANGELIQUE MCCULLERS-JUNE March 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

    This is absolutely beautiful and so realistic. My tulips look like that. Wow, another card that’s in the must re-create category. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Piyanki Biswas March 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thanks Angelique. Would love to see what you create!

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