Hi everyone. Annette Green here today from the Susan’s Garden Club Team with a sweet little gift card holder adorned with flowers made using Susan’s beautiful Jasmine Garden Notes die set. Sometimes gift cards seem a little impersonal, so placing them inside a decorative handmade envelope gives it that extra special personal touch. Let me share how easy the jasmine flowers are to make as I show the steps to making your own gift card holder.
You’re So Sweet Carnation Thank You CardJuly 8, 2016
Hi, Annette Green here today to share a Thank You card using Susan’s Garden Notes Carnation die. Each time I create with Susan’s dies, I do a Google image search of the specific flower for visual reference, then print out several of them together on photo paper to keep in a notebook. When searching for carnation images, I came across a bi-colored yellow-red carnation that was very dramatic. Let me share how you can make your own and add it to a pretty card.
Hydrangea Thank You Card Inspired by JapanJune 27, 2016
Hi Elizabeth Craft Designs friends. It’s Annette Green with the Susan’s Garden Team to share a thank you card I made with Susan’s Hydrangea Garden Notes die. I was inspired by all the lovely hydrangeas we saw on our recent family vacation to Tokyo, Japan. They are growing everywhere! All different colors are in bloom along the sidewalks, near the rail tracks, and of course in the fabulous gardens. (If you’d like to see some photos of these lovely flowers in Japan, please visit my blog.)
We met my friend Kyoko for lunch one day and she took us shopping, so I created this thank you card for her. Let me share how I made it.
- Onto White Soft Finish Cardstock, rub several shades of blues and light purple from the Susan’s Pan Pastel Kit 2.
- Die cut the flower petals from Step 1, and cut the stems and leaves from Olive Twist cardstock. Follow Susan’s instructional video for tips on assembly. [Tip 1: Adhere the petals around the perimeter first and set aside to dry before adding the remaining petals.]
- Adhere the remaining petals to the centers of each. [Tip 2: Snip away the stem portion if you’d like to create more hydrangea clusters to fill out your design.] [Tip 3: I like to build my flowers separate from my card base so I can move them around until I’m happy with the composition.]
- Cut a card base from black cardstock for a 5″ x 7″ card. Adhere desired papers and ribbon.
- Die cut two photo corners from the Tags & More 1 – Lace die, back them with black cardstock and adhere to top corners of card. Add a stamped chipboard square and ribbon.
- Adhere the hydrangeas to the card as desired and fill in with the prepared leaves.
- You can add a dot in the center of each petal if desired. I opted not to.Here’s another look at finished card. The hydrangea is a very easy flower to create, and makes a very pretty and impressive looking cluster. Just like in Japan!
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Soft Finish Cardstock – Olive Twist
Ladies Hats for Mom & MeMay 23, 2016
Hi everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with some sweet little hats I’ve created using Susan’s Garden Notes dies, ribbon, and plain hats. I made these for my Mom and me this past Mother’s Day. We were invited to a ladies tea/luncheon and were encouraged to wear hats. Neither my mom nor I had a pretty hat (just baseball caps and visors in my closet) so I decided to make our own custom ones. I’d love to share how easy they were to make.
Mother’s Day Card with Clematis and IvyApril 25, 2016
Hello friends, it’s Annette Green today of the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team with a 6″ x 6″ pop-up card especially designed for my Mom this Mother’s Day. You can change up the stamped sentiments so this card can be for anyone on any occasion. My Mom seems to love and cherish the handmade cards I give her. She has a box full! She studies each and every detail and really seems to enjoy receiving them, and because of that I always love to make her really special ones.
Cherry Blossoms Baby Keepsake BoxMarch 28, 2016
Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green here from the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team with a special gift for a young lady who’s expecting her first baby this summer. It’s a baby’s keepsake box to hold little treasures, including a mini album that I’m currently creating. As you can probably tell, she’s expecting a girl, so a pink color palette was in order, and I found the Cherry Blossom die to be a perfect embellishment. I’ll share how easy it was to create this gift.
Lilac easel card, perfect for SpringFebruary 22, 2016
Hello Elizabeth Craft Designs friends, Annette Green here today with the Susan’s Garden Club Team sharing a 6″ x 6″ easel card perfect for Springtime (or really any time of the year). Living here in Florida our flower growing options are somewhat limited due to the extreme heat, and I’m not known for my green thumb, so I especially love working with Susan’s Garden Notes dies. This way I can create ANY flower I like and it will last forever. I chose Lilacs today for my card and I loved how easy they were to put together. Let me take you through the process of making the card so you can see for yourself.
Valentine-Themed BirdhouseJanuary 25, 2016
Hello, I am thrilled to be part of the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team for Elizabeth Craft Designs! My name is Annette Green and this is my first post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, and I’m sharing a Valentine-themed birdhouse today. I have a fondness for birdhouses as home decor pieces in my home. I love to change the decor in my foyer according to season, and most of my decor pieces are birdhouses. Since I hadn’t made a Valentine-themed one yet, I decided it was time. And with Susan’s Garden die Rose 1 and Garden Notes die Rose 2, it was such a pleasant project to create.