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Card for friendship

January 8, 2016

Hello everyone,

It’s me, Petroschi Bianca.

I love the new Elizabeth Craft Designs products that will be presented at CHA Mega Show in January so much that I could not stay away, so I created a card dedicated to friendship.  I already need a breath of refreshing spring air so I used dies and stamps that bring the spring closer, even if the thermometer still says it’s winter.


1.To make this card,you will need a a wider cutting and embossing a machine ,because the base card have 16 cm/32 cm ( folded in half) (6 19/64 inch by 1 ft   19/32 inch)or(6,29 /12.59 inches).I recommend you to use 250 GSM paper .

For the base card I have used the Big Shot Plus machine,with Tags & More 1 – Lace overlay die,and the second big circle from Fitted Circles die set.You must place the overlay die on each corner of the square symmetrically.

You  have to run through the machine two overlapped papers and diecut it in the same time ( one of 16cm/32 cm,and a square one 16 cm/16cm) .After cutting, you stick these two together, with a sheet of vellum paper between them.You will see how beautiful the light goes through it.You can use either Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet ,before die cutting,or Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape of 3 mm (⅛ Inch),after die cutting.In this way,the card will look as beautiful on both sides.

2.In the middle of the card, I attached another circles,on both sides,die cutted with the fourth circle from Stiched Circles die set ( starting to count from the largest to smallest ).On the circle attached to the front of the card  I’ve stamped and colored using Robin 1 – Flower Wreath rubber stamp, Ladybug Quartet and on the back I used Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – A Friend.Inside,I added two decorative borders of antique golden paper, diecut with dies from  Chains 1 set.


3.I added two sprigs that embraces the circle,using a die from CountryScapes Flora 5 ( I placed the second  twig backwards ),and ,in one corner of the card, where the twigs meet , I added flowers made with Garden Notes Zinnia  die set.You can create this beautiful flower in several colors,using inks and sponge dauber.Normally, to create a flower ,is enough to use the petals die cut only once,but I preferred my flower to be with more petals ,so ,for each flower i diecutt twice .


4.After you have cut and colored the petals and leaves, do not forget to shape them ,using Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools.


5.I must admit that I have never seen quilling dies for flowers so small.I’m fallen in love with this die.

At the end ,I added the word Thanks ,diecutt in antique gold paper ,using A Way With Words, Thanks ,and I embellished the corners of my card with golden Peel-Off stickers.


You can  watch this video tutorial to see Susan’s Garden Club – Tools & Techniques:

I hope ,I have managed to convince you ,how wonderful are the new products.Have we aroused your creativity,my friends?


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Tags & More 1 – Lace

Fitted Circles

Stiched Circles

Robin 1 – Flower Wreath

Ladybug Quartet

Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – A Friend

You can find the whole collection of stamps here ,at Petroschi Designs by Bianca

Chains 1

CountryScapes Flora 5

Garden Notes Zinnia

A Way With Words, Thanks

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Peel-Off stickers

Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools Buy It All


250 GSM paper -wine red,straw yellow,light pink,grass green,banana yellow,light orange


antique gold cardstock

distress and memento ink pad,

Archival permanent ink pad


watercolor pencils


Els van de Burgt Studio

Spooky Hedgehogs Halloween

October 9, 2015

Petroschi Bianca (25)

Hello dear friends, it’s Petroschi Bianca.

This month, on October 31 it’s Halloween.Wiiiiiii!!!!! Did you know that over 160 million people will celebrate by dressing up, giving out candy, attending parties, and covering porches in spooky decorations? If things are so, it looks like perfect time to begin preparations.Hihihihi!!!!

Petroschi Bianca (45)

For today’s blog post I created a card in which I used a combination of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs , 2 rubber stamps of Susan’s Garden collection, and my set of clear photopolymer stamps Hedgehog Daisy Halloween.

Petroschi Bianca (38)

Because it would take a very long time to explain how I made the card, and a lot of pictures, I created a video to show you the steps.

*Note that you can stop the video anytime you want if you find an interesting image, or you wish to watch it longer.

Enjoy the YouTube video below:

If you would like to see my complete collection of stamps, visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs website HERE.

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE.



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Hedgehog Daisy Halloween (CS006) 4″X6″ (Image size between 2″/3″)

Garden Notes – Carolina Window & Shutters (1086)

CountryScapes – New England Stonewall & Gate (1084)

CountryScapes – Critters 4 (1082)

Susan’s Garden – Woodland Leaves (1092)

CountryScapes – The Woods 1 (992)

Keep your face to the sunshine (RS013)

All things of Nature (RS010)


Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles (1063)

Tags & More 7 – Vine (960)

Numbers & More 1 (968)

Alphabet 1 – Caps (967)

Fine Pointed Scissors by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc. (802)

Fine Pointed Tweezers by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc. (801)

Double sided adhesive

Spiral Circle Pull Card (916)

Tags Pivot Card (973)


300gr GSM Cardstock :burgundy,orange,gray,brown,beige,black

Permanent black ink pad

Distress inkpad


Cherry Blossom Time

February 24, 2015


 Hello! This is Selma Stevenson. This is my first post as a member of the Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team. I just returned from a trip to Southern California where all the Cherry Blossom trees were in bloom. This inspired me to create this home decor piece. I have decorated a 10 inch square mirrored frame with a beautiful branch of Susan’s Cherry Blossoms at the top. Along the bottom I have included three white flowers using Susan’s Garden – Anemone dies.

Cherry-Blossom-diesThis is a photo of the Susan’s Garden – Cherry Blossom die.


1.  Use a couple of stencils and texture paste to create a background on the frame. Work on the flowers while this dries. Feel free to leave the frame plain or decorate it with pattern paper.

2.  Die cut the cherry blossoms using a very light pink cardstock. In the above photo of the dies, there are two sets of dies to create flowers. The flower has only two die cut pieces to form the flower (one piece has 3 petals and the other has 2 petals). These flowers are so quick and easy to create. Die cut the 3 piece petal in a darker pink to create the cherry blossom buds. Shape/cup the petals, add glue over most of the topside, then pinch the petals to form a bud.


3.  Once the flowers are created, work on creating a realistic tree branch as shown below.


4. For each completed branch, die cut two branches using kraft cardstock. Ink the branches with several colors of Distress Ink then spray them with a light mist of water to spread the ink and loosen the fibers of the cardstock. Shape both branches, using a ball stylus (just press down in the center of all the branches to give them shape). In the photo above, the top branch has been inked but has not been shaped; the bottom branch is well-shaped.


5.  Let the branches dry thoroughly (either air dry or use a heat gun) then glue the two branches together. This creates a sturdy branch which will hold its shape well. Once they are glued together,  ink a darker brown ink over the branch to give more definition to the ridges. It helps make the branch look very realistic.


6.  Once the branches are ready, you can start attaching the cherry blossoms and buds to them. Two branches are pictured above but three were used for the frame.

In the center of the frame is a mirror. It was not possible for me to get a picture without my reflection so I  cut a piece of card stock to cover most of the mirror. The sentiment I used is the Susan’s Garden “Sunshine and Love” sentiment stamp. I will be removing the pink card stock and have the sentiment attached directly to the mirror when I use it for a piece of home decor.

Along the bottom of the frame, adhere several different pieces of lace. The flowers on the white lace were created using Susan’s Garden – Anemone dies. The pretty lavender butterfly was die cut using the Small Butterfly dies.

I love creating home decor pieces with my Susan’s Garden dies. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and have fun creating your branch of cherry blossoms.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

1006 Susan’s Garden – Cherry Blossom

1005 Susan’s Garden – Anemone

RS001 Sunshine and Love stamp

713 Small Butterfly

808 Susan’s Tool Set – coming soon!


Wood frame from IKEA

Ranger Texture Paste

TCW Brick and Birdcage Stencils

KaiserCraft Pearls

Viva Red and Black Paper Pens

Cardstock: light & dark pink, kraft

Distress Inks:  Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs and Aged Mahogany

Ivy Hollow ScrapFusion Glue


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