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Happy Hydrangea

May 10, 2017
Happy Hydrangea by Christine Pooler


Hello Everyone, this is Christine from Susan’s Garden Design Team and today is my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Design’s Blog.  My project uses Susan’s Hydrangea die along with several other dies.  My designer paper is a sheet that I have been saving for several years now. I can’t even remember where I bought it. Do you ever do that, buy some paper that you love and then not use it because you are afraid that you will not be able to get more?  I have decided I need to use some of those papers! Continue Reading


Hydrangea Thank You Card Inspired by Japan

June 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.



  1. Onto White Soft Finish Cardstock, rub several shades of blues and light purple from the Susan’s Pan Pastel Kit 2.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-2
  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.]Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-3
  3. 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.]Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-4
  4. Cut a card base from black cardstock for a 5″ x 7″ card. Adhere desired papers and ribbon.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-5
  5. 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.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-6
  6. Adhere the hydrangeas to the card as desired and fill in with the prepared leaves.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-0-Intro
  7. You can add a dot in the center of each petal if desired. I opted not to.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-7Here’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!



Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

994 Garden Notes Hydrangea

951 Tags & More 1 – Lace

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Soft Finish Cardstock – Olive Twist

Susan’s Pan Pastels Kit 2

Other – 

Pattern Paper



Thanks stamp


Els van de Burgt Studio Pop it Ups

Hydrangea Birthday Card

June 13, 2016

Card Front

Mary here to share a card with a lot of dimension. The hydrangea flowers are on dome shaped platforms to pop them up; the shaped petals make them look more realistic. I coated the sentiment with puff paint, then mounted it on a popped up label. I added texture to the paper using clear embossing powder. I also added subtle designs to the label with glitter embossing powder through a Stage It Stencil. Note: the flowers on the card may not exactly match those found in nature.

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A Way With Words Pop it Ups

Faith Hydrangea card

January 29, 2016

Elizabeth Craft Designs Suzanne Cannon Way with words Faith 1

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a Faith card using the lovely, newly released A Way With Words die, Faith, by Suzanne Cannon.  Also used on the card are the oh-so-sweet flowers from the Susan’s Garden Club Hydrangea die set and the elegant Oval Flourish Frame Edges die set from Karen Burniston’s Pop it Ups collection.

To make this card

  1. Create a 5.5 x 4.25″ tent-fold card from white card stock. Continue Reading
Pop it Ups

Hydrangea Oval Accordion Card

January 24, 2015

Hello everyone, It’s Els van de Burgt here, excited to share this Hydrangea Oval Accordion Card with you today. For this card I included something of Karen’s Pop It Ups line, something of Susan’s Garden line and of course something of my own line, the Hydrangea Peel-offs. 
I used Karen’s Accordion Oval Card because it’s the perfect fit for the Hydrangea and for Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Seeds of Thought stamp – “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”

Collins 2

Here is how I created my card:

1. Die cut 2 accordion pages from green cardstock and 2 from blue dot pattern paper.
Place your two green pages in front of you with all tabs facing to the right. Adhere pages together using double sided adhesive on the long side tab of the left page. Trim long side tab and small tab around oval of the right page.


2. Trim the long side tab from the two blue dot accordion pages and cut out center oval.
Trim any other tabs from the two accordion pages so you’re left with just two frames.
Ink edges with green. Adhere frames to the inside of the accordion card. Adhere edges of oval with green as well and adhere them to the inside of the card on top of the green ovals.

3. Adhere a piece of transparent double sided adhesive to white cardstock large enough to fit Hydrangea Peel-off. Transfer peel-off onto the adhesive using a technique I’m demonstrating in one of my videos “Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers”. Once your peel-off is transferred, cover your peel-off with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish and Brush off excess glitter. Color flowers with Copic markers or any alcohol marker. In the picture below you can see that I start with coloring the flowers with the aqua color and add darker blue to the center. Then I used my lighter aqua again to blend the two colors.


4. Carefully cut around Hydrangea. I like to use my fine pointed scissors. Adhere Hydrangea on oval of left accordion page as shown.

5. Stamp sentiment on watercolor paper using black Dye Ink. Using the largest oval accessory die, cut out sentiment. Add stitches using the stitches accessory die from the same set.
The reason why I’m adding the stitches, is when I’m decorating my oval with the Glitter Dots,
I can line then up nicely on the stitches.

Oval stitches

6. Ink edges with green using a round blending tool with foam applicator. Make circular motion when adding the ink.


7. Add Glitter Dots around sentiment using the stitches for placement.

Glitter Dots

8. Adhere sentiment on oval of right accordion page as shown.

I love how this card turned out. Combining Karen’s and Susan’s designs with my own is so much fun. Have you seen the new Peel-offs yet that match the Accordion Star, Accordion Rectangle and Rectangle Pull Card? You can find all 3 new designs plus the new dies at our website

Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

772 Accordion Oval Card

2546 Hydrangea Peel-offs in Black

RS008 Seeds of Thought stamp “Take time to do what makes your soul happy”

503 Transparant Double Sided Tape Sheets

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

7018 Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots

WP903 Watercolor Paper

Other – 

Green cardstock – Bazzill

Patterned Paper – Graphic 45

Black Dye Ink – Memento

Distress Ink color Peeled Paint – Tim Holtz

Ink Blending Tool



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