June 21, 2017

Good Morning, this is Selma Stevenson today.  Don’t you love all the beautiful flowers you can create with Susan’s Garden Note flower dies!  There is a Lily 2 die set in Susan’s new release and I have used it for this card. These flowers are so easy to die cut and assemble.

  1.  Create three lilies.  To create a realistic look, use a fine nib marker to draw a line down the center of each petal and little short lines on each side.  Shape the flowers with Susan’s Flower Tool Kit and glue petals together using Kids Choice Glue.  Die cut stems and leaves, shape and attach the flowers.  Optional (and highly recommended): Add a dab of glue and some Pollen to the ends of each stamen.
  2. Use a 5 1/2 inch piece of Soft Finish White Cardstock for the top of the card.  Use the Circles die set to die cut the image across the center of the cardstock, as shown above.  Poke out the center of each circle and discard these pieces.  Use a Scoreboard to score raised ridges around the outside edges of this piece for an extra polished look.  (Use the Scoreboard to draw five lines down from the top right corner as shown in the photo.)
  3. Use another piece of 5 1/2 inch white card stock and attach a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to cover one side.
  4. Attach the negative of the Circles Background over the Adhesive, matching outside edges.
  5. Attach the die cut Circles inside the opening of the negative die cut background. You will now have adhesive inside all the circles.  Try not to touch any of the adhesive with your fingers.   Place the protective sheet from the Adhesive over the die cut Circles and rub hard over the die cut to make sure it is attached well.
  6. Use your glitter tray to protect your work surface and keep the glitter from going astray. Cover the adhesive inside the circles die cut with Diva Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
  7.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the front of a small piece of white cardstock. Die cut one dragonfly. Add Diva Silk Microfine Glitter to the dragonfly.
  8. Use the Holidays Garland 2 die set to die cut the border on the bottom of the card.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz before die cutting. Reminder: A Metal Adaptor  Plate or Big Shot machine with Precision Base Plate is REQUIRED for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video tutorial if you are new to this technique. Add white adhesive-backed half-pearls in between each of the loops in the border.
  9. Add the Lilies, Dragonfly and Border as shown.

Susan’s flower die sets make it so easy to create beautiful flowers. The flowers will WOW anyone who receives your cards!


Elizabeth Craft Designs –


Dimensional tape (under the Dragonfly)

Glue Dots (under the Lilies)

Adhesive-backed half-pearls in white

Pollen (Woodland Pollen or Fine Flower Soft)

Marker (to create detail on flower petals)

Score board

Metal Adaptor Plate or Big Shot machine with Precision Base Plate

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  • Linda Buyck August 13, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Beautiful card.

  • Patricia Howarth June 22, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Hi Selma, These lilies are stunning, and the colour theme on your card is fabulous, I love this !! I have quite a lot of Susan’s flower dies now and am going to give this a try.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • Kirsty Vittetoe June 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Gorgeous!!!! Love the colors!

  • Kathleen Adams June 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

    You have done it again Selma! Absolutely stunning project. You already know what a fan I am of yours. Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial.

  • Kelly Booth June 21, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Gorgeous card Selma love your flowers!

  • Becca Yahrling June 21, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Beautiful card! Love the whole pretty design.

  • Sandy Diller June 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Such a lovely card Selma, always love you cards. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • Virginnia Herring June 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Love your work Selma. You say the flowers from Susan’s Garden dies are easy to make but I have never made them although I really want to. I have bought flower dies from her collection and the leaf pad & tools but there are no instructions and I don’t know how to use them so never have. Can you recommend a YouTube tutorial on how to make flowers step by step and explains what each tool is used for? Again love your card work.

    • Kathleen Adams June 21, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Oh Selma, you have done it again! An absolutely stunning project. Thank you for giving us a look and fantastic tutorial!

    • Frances Byrne June 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Virginnia, You will find a lot of videos showing how to create the flowers from Susan’s Garden on our Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCP2iiaN5icAagDS5tBwmkcxr4Lnzq4AQ. Susan also has a blog where she posts cards she has made with step by step instructions which may also help https://stierneyc.wordpress.com . If you need help with a particular flower which you don’t see let us know and we will try and help you.

    • Selma Stevenson June 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Virginia if you watch any of Susan’s Garden Notes YouTube Videos, you will find detailed information on how to work with her flower tools and how to assemble a lot of her flowers. Below, Frances has posted links to both Susan’s YouTube Videos and the link to Susan’s Blog. If you need additional information, please let us know. I am very happy you enjoy my work.

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