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Susan Tierney Cockburn's Dogwood

Good Monday morning.  I have another Susan Tierney Cockburn flower to share with you today using the Dogwood.  This flower made me homesick for the beautiful West Virginia mountains covered with dogwood in the spring.  I can’t wait to try my hand making pink dogwood next time.

  KC Sizzix Flower Dogwood 1 right 

I cut the petals and sponged the centers lightly with squeezed lemonade distress ink.  I formed the petals and scored the leaves by following the steps shown on Susan’s video found here.  Here are a couple closer views.

KC Sizzix Flower Dogwood 1 side

KC Sizzix Flower Dogwood 1 close

I cut the frame and attached over the embossed background with mounting tape.  I cut and sponged vintage photo ink on the Impression Obsession Bare Branch and attached inside the frame using tiny strips of mounting tape

KC Sizzix Flower Dogwood 1 center

I attached the flowers and leaves to the branches using glossy accents and finished by adding a satin multi loop bow

KC Sizzix Flower Dogwood 1 left

I hope you are enjoying seeing my projects using Susan’s flower dies.  They really are wonderful.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Dogwood by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 5PKSizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Dogwood by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 5PKSizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Dotted Squares Set by Stephanie Barnard, 2PKMemory Box Dies, Calozonia FrameImpression Obsession Dies, Bare BranchSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnAccents, Glossy Glue Dots, 3/8ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12Distress Ink Pad, Vintage PhotoDistress Ink Pad, Squeezed LemonadeViva Decor Paper Pen, Susan's Garden 3pkCOPIC Sketch Marker R89, Dark Red 

Paper:  White, Olive     Ink:  Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo        Accessories:  Sizzix Flower Dogwood, Dotted Squares Set, Memory Box Calozonia Frame, Impression Obsession Bare Branch, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape ,Glue DotsMetal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter , Viva Paper Pen Susan’s Garden, Copic Marker R89 Dark Red


Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Mini Daisy

Good Sunday morning.  I have another Susan Tierney Cockburn flower to share with you today this time using the Mini Daisy.  This is another precious mini flower that  is sweet used alone or made into a beautiful bouquet or floral spray. Today I paired it with the new Memory Box Wonderful Watering Can.

KC Sizzix Flower Mini Daisy 1 right

I cut out the petals and leaves and formed them with the new Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit.  I sponged each petal with with honey distress ink.  I assembled the daisy following the step by step instructions found here   and Susan’s video found here.  I created tiny seed pods for the daisy using 1/8” punched circles,  formed them with a stylus and placed in the flower center using glossy accents.

Here are a couple of closer views.  Note the size of the mini daisy is one inch.

 

KC Sizzix Flower Mini Daisy 1 close

KC Sizzix Flower Mini Daisy 1 side

I cut the watering can and dry brushed several places with rusty hinge distress ink to add depth and make it look old and used. I cut butterflies, brushed on rusty hinge to deepen their color and used a black glaze pen to add markings to match the butterfly on the designer paper. I cut a frame, attached mounting tape on the back, added two sections of Impression Obsession grass border  and attached to the card base.

KC Sizzix Flower Mini Daisy 1 center

I tucked the watering can in between the grass sections and attached with mounting tape.  I hand cut a stem to place the leaves on placed it coming out of the watering can but it is pretty hard to see in the photos.  I attached the daisy to the top of the stem with mounting tape for added dimension.  I added the three tiny butterflies for the finishing touch.

KC Sizzix Flower Mini Daisy 1 left

 

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Mini Daisy by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 2PKSizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Mini Daisy by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 2PKMemory Box Dies, Wonderful Watering Can Memory Box Dies, Butterfly Delights    Impression Obsession Dies, Grass Border     Studio Artist Brushes  Glaze Pen, Black, 2 pk   Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnAccents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12Distress Ink Pad, Rusty HingeDistress Ink Pad, Wild Honey

 

Paper:  White, Olive, More Mustard    Ink:  Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey         Accessories:  Sizzix Flower Mini Daisy, Memory Box Wonderful Watering Can, Butterfly Delights, Impression Obsession Grass Border, Spellbinders Classic Rectangles, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Brush, Black Glaze Pen, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Metal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter


Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Mini Petals

Good Saturday afternoon.  I don’t know about you but I am so glad it’s the weekend.  This past work week seemed longer than usual and I came home tired every night.  I’m sure you all can relate.

 

Have you had a chance to check out the new Susan Tierney Cockburn floral and garden die sets by Sizzix?  You know how much I love making flowers  and especially roses.  My project today was made using the Flowers Mini Petals set. I am in love!!!!!!!! 

 

KC Sizzix Flowers Mini Petals 1 left

I cut out the petals and leaves and formed them using the new Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit.  I assembled the rose following the step by step instructions found here.  Here are a couple of close up views.

KC Sizzix Flowers Mini Petals 1 side close

 

KC Sizzix Flowers Mini Petals 1 close top

 

I thought this sweet rose was pretty enough to stand alone in a decorative double matted frame using the Accent and Label set and Classic Square Die set.   If you would like to see step by step photos of how I create my frame you can check out my double matted frame tutorial.

KC Sizzix Flowers Mini Petals 1 center

I have several more of Susan’s flower die sets so keep an eye out for more projects over the next several days. If you are like me you are going to have a growing wish list. 

KC Sizzix Flowers Mini Flowers 1 right

 

Enjoy your weekend and take some time to do something special for yourself.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Mini Petals by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 2PKSizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Mini Petals by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 2PK     Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Decorative Accent & Label by Rachael Bright, 2PKSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnAccents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Paper:  Pink, White, Spring Moss    Accessories:  Sizzix Flowers Mini Petals, Decorative Accent and Label, Spellbinders Large and Small Classic Square Die Set, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue,  Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Metal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter

 


Summer Kites

Good Thursday morning.  My project today was made using the new Memory Box Summer Kites paired with the Grand Oak Tree , Puffy Clouds and Picket Fence. When I saw the kites I thought of designing them either flying above the tree tops or over an ocean view. 

KC MEmory Box Summer Kites 1 right

I cut the tree using white paper, colored with copic markers and cut off the bottom portion. I attached the clouds in the sky using mounting tape and then attached the tree trunk flat to the card base and attached the branches to the clouds using rolled up glue dots.  I cut off a portion of the fence and attached to the base.  I used only the top of the tree and fence to show off for my sky high kite  scene.

KC Memory Box Summer Kites 1 center

I cut the kites in three colors of cardstock and with matching designer paper.  I cut the tails off the designer paper kites and attached over the kite bases with glossy accents.  I finished by attaching them in the sky with mounting tape

 

KC MEmory Box Summer Kites 1 left

I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

 

 

Memory Box Dies, Summer KitesMemory Box Dies, Grand Oak TreeMemory Box Dies, Puffy CloudsPoppystamps Dies, Picket FenceAccents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12COPIC 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Sketch Set, 36pc

 

 

Paper:  Blue White, Apricot, Green, Pink, Designer Papers      Accessories:  Memory Box Summer Kites, Grand Oak Tree, Puffy Clouds, Poppystamps Picket Fence, Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Metal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Stylus , Mat, Guillotine Paper Cutter, Copic Markers 


Village House

Good Wednesday morning.  My project today was made with the newly released Memory Box Village House.  I knew it would be a fun card to create a pretty garden around.

KC MEmory Box Village House 1 right

I started by cutting the house out twice, once in blue and another in white.  I cut the roof, windows and door off the white and attached over the blue with glossy accents.  The door is cut so it will stay open but I secured it shut by adhering a small strip of white cardstock on the back.  I attached small foliage pieces and tiny flowers to the windows and door with glossy accents to embellish.KC Memory Box Village House 1 center

I cut the frame and attached to the card base with mounting tape.  I attached double layers of mounting tape to the back of the house and attached in the frame opening.  I attached a tree from the Evergreen Landscape to both sides of the house.  I cut sections of the Grass Border to use as flower stems, attached tiny flowers with glossy accents and attached them on both sides of the house.  I attached a section of Fresh Cut Grass across the front of the scene with mounting tape so it would stand out a bit from the house and flower garden to add more dimension.  I added three pink butterflies for the finishing touch.

   KC Memory Box Village House 1 left

I appreciate you looking in and I hope you have a great day. 

 

  Memory Box Dies, Village House   image    Memory Box Dies, Butterfly Delights          Impression Obsession Dies, Grass Border   My Favorite Things Die-namics, Fresh Cut Grass     Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Frame Layers & Flowers by Rachael Bright, 4PK  Martha Stewart Craft Punch, Branch            Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateGlue Dots, 3/8Teflon Bone Folder Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12Soft Grip Embossing and Stylus Set

 

Paper:  Blue, White, Spring Moss, Pink, Retired Stampin’ Up! Designer      Accessories:  Memory Box Village House, Evergreen Landscape, Butterfly Delights, Impression Obsession Grass Border, My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass, Sizzix Frame Layers and Flowers, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Fiskars 1/8” Circle Punch , Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Metal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Stylus , Mat, Guillotine Paper Cutter, Stylus