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Fall Flower Pot

August 15, 2016

Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green from the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team here today to share a special birthday card for my Mom. I was in the mood for fall, so I created a flower pot filled with fall flowers. Garden Notes ‘Potted’, ‘Marigold’ and ‘Aster’ are brand new dies from the Summer 2016 release!

Check out Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s video tutorial on the Garden Notes Aster HERE.

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Pop it Ups Soft Finish Cardstock

Pop It Ups Wednesday With Raquel – Welcome little one

June 1, 2016

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  I was inspired by Karen’s April Designer Challenge where she converted a pop stand into a box pop up.  I wanted to incorporate a few new items from Karen’s latest release too into my Pop Stand conversion “Welcome little one” baby card.  Let me show you how easy it is to convert a pop stand into a box card that’s cute as a button!

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PIUWW Bathtub Baby 4

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Ladies Hats for Mom & Me

May 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.


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Sunflower Blossom Card

February 23, 2015

Hi Everyone!

It’s Debra Hensley today. I’ve been creating realistic flowers using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s dies for years and loving the results. I was so excited when she joined Elizabeth Craft Designs and developed a new set of card-friendly flower dies. I love them all. I am honored to be part of her Design Team and excited to share this card I made using the Garden Notes – Sunflower die and one of Susan’s new sentiment stamps.

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Once the Sunflower is assembled this card is quick and easy with stunning results!

Here’s how I made it:

1. Fold a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock in half to form a standard size A2 card base. Cut black and white dotted pattern paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base. Cut a strip of pattern paper 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and adhere to card front about 1″ from the left edge.

2. Die cut using the largest decorator oval from the Accordion Oval Card die. Stamp the Sunshine and Love sentiment stamp in black ink, centered on the oval. Add Black/Silver Glitter Dots around the outer edge of the oval. Adhere to the card front as shown.

3. Create the Sunflower on the left outer edge of the oval. For this card, cut 2 stems, 3 leaves, 2 sets of petals and one base flower. The base layer of the flower is on a pop dot.  Ink the base of each petal with Wild Honey Distress ink for dimension.  You can see a video of detailed assembly instructions by Susan here.

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4. To complete, add a piece of yellow and white twine tied into a bow around the stem of the Sunflower.

Below is another view of the completed card.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you give the Garden Notes – Sunflower die a try. The results are beautiful and realistic and are sure to bring a smile to the recipient.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
772 Oval Accordion Die
999 Garden Notes- Sunflower
RS001 Sunshine and Love Stamp
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted- Black/Silver
808 Susan’s Garden 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set in Luxury Case ( coming soon)
809 Mini Molding Pad

Pattern paper: black & white dots, blue & white striped
White cardstock
Ink: Wild Honey Distress & black
Pop dots



NEW Video Tutorial Garden Notes – Sunflower

February 17, 2015

Garden Notes - Sunflower

Susan Tierney-Cockburn spent some time in Els’s craft studio in Colorado where they prepared and taped some wonderful YouTube Videos demonstrating all the dies from the Susan’s Garden lines (Garden Notes, Susan’s Garden, and CountryScapes). In the next few weeks, we’ll show you all these amazing videos! Today we would like to start with the Garden Notes – Sunflower. All the flowers are low relief which makes them easy to send by mail if you decide to adhere them on the front of a card. They are also beautiful to decorate a box or a picture frame. We hope you will enjoy this first video!

Stay tuned for more of Susan’s YouTube Videos and learn how to make these beautiful flowers shown in the picture below.

Garden Notes collection

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used:

999 Garden Notes – Sunflower

808 Susan’s Garden 4pcs. All metal Tool Set in Luxury Case

801 Fine Pointed Tweezers

809 Mini Molding Pad

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