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January 2016

Spring Flower Garden

Good Sunday morning. I have more spring flowers to share with you today. I was browsing through my stash of dies for flower inspiration and ran across the Marianne Designs Anja’s Flowers set.  I’ve had it for quite a while but have only used it once.  I used it for my project today and paired it with flowers from the Impression Obsession Spring Wreath and Memory Box Butterfly Delights.

KC Marianne Designs Anja's Flowers 2 left

I cut a few sets of the flowers, formed them using my stylus and molding pad from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit , assembled them using glossy accents and I attached them to the flower border background using glossy accents.

 KC Marianne Designs Anja's Flowers 2 center

I applied mounting tape to the back of both the flower border and decorative border and attached to the card base.  I applied rolled up glue dots to  the back of a few key flowers to hold the whole floral section in place. I added a few tiny butterflies to bring another element of interest.

KC Marianne Designs Anja's Flowers 2 close

Here’s a close up side view to show the dimension of the flower garden and border.

KC Marianne Designs Anja's Flowers 2 righty

I thought you may enjoy seeing the first colorful spring project I did using the Anja’s Flowers paired with the Impression Obsession Bunch of Blossoms, Butterfly Set, Large Fence and Tiny Flowers.  

KC Marianne Designs Anja's Flowers 1 right

Here is a link to my Flower Garden and Butterflies blog post  if you would like to out the details about how I made this project. I linked the dies and cardstock that I used on both cards below.  Note the pink cardstock is no longer available.  If I had to chose a favorite between the two cards I would have to go for the bright pink, purple and yellow flowers and butterflies but I really like them both.

KC MArianne Designs Anja's Flowers 1 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Framed Mini Flowers

Good Saturday morning.  I am in a spring mood and wanted to create a flower project using my favorite flower color combination.  The flowers and inner frame was made using Susan’s Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum.  The purple mat was made using the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames and the outer frame layer was made using Spellbinders Classic Squares.

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3 left

The frames were cut and layered together with double stick tape.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and then attached it to the card base.  I have to fess up that I had a hard time getting my frames to attach perfectly straight so the mats are a little crooked.

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3 center

I cut nine sets of the three layered flower in purple and nine of the largest flower in green for the base of each flower. I placed all the flowers face down on the molding pad and rounded and formed them using a light rolling motion. Then I turned them over and pushed down on the center of each flower with the small ball end of the leaf tool. I assembled and attached all the flower sections together with glossy accent.  I used a 1/8” circle punch to punch out the tiny yellow flower centers, formed them with the stylus and attached them in the flower using glossy accents. The flowers were attached to the card base with glossy accents.

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3  right

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5 Inch Square


Easter Cutout Silhouette in the CLASSroom

Good Wednesday morning.  I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Easter Cutout Silhouette scene and step by step tutorial.

KC Easter Cutout right 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.


No Winter Lasts Forever

Good Saturday morning.  My project today is made especially to encourage those who are experiencing terrible winter storms. My brother-in-law in New Jersey says they have 20 inches and it’s still falling.  My sister who lives in Philadelphia decided to skip the winter this year and spend the first three months of the year in Florida.  She’s a very happy camper.  I won’t even try to complain that it is windy 46 degrees here in Orlando today but it feels cold to me.  LOL!

I love the Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Winter Spring sentiment and thought it would be perfectly paired with a simple flowering tree scene made using the Country Scapes Backyard 2 and the Country Scapes The Woods 1.  I happened to notice when I was creating the links for the bottom of my post that The Woods 1 set is on sale at Ellen’s for 30% off.  Just thought I would let you know. 

KC Elizabeth Craft The Woods 1 1 right

I started by stamping the sentiment on the card base with black versafine and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I cut the tree sections and several sections of the leaves and flowers dies and began assembling.  I added two leaves to the end of every branch tip attaching with glossy accents.  I formed the tiny flowers using my small tipped stylus and molding pad and attached a flower over each leaf section using glossy accents.  The leaves and flowers are tiny and I use my QuickStik to pick up the pieces. The  main tree die is made to cut two connected tree sections but I wanted my tree to look like one larger tree.  I cut the trees apart,applied double stick tape to the back of the larger tree and attached it over top of the small tree. I attached the larger loose branch to the back of the tree with double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree in several spots and then attached it to the card base.

KC Elizabeth Craft The Woods 1 1 center

I cut the vase and flower arrangement sections, and attached them together with glue dots.  I attached lots of tiny flowers around the foliage to fill in the arrangement. I attached the completed vase to the foot of the tree with mounting tape.  I cut two more sections of the foliage and pieced them together to create a grassy base for the vase and tree and attached them to the card base with rolled glue dots. I had the smaller loose branch left over and tucked it down in behind the vase of flowers.  I added three butterflies to complete the scene for the finishing touch. 

KC Elizabeth Craft The Woods 1 1 left

Once again I have used my favorite spring and flower color combination for my card.  I am going to have to make myself branch out a little more.    Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession “Flower Power” Challenge.

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Flower Power” design team challenge.  My project today was made using the Spiral Rose Set, Foliage, All-in-One Frames Circles and the green circle mats were made using the Spellbinder Classic Circles.

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Rose Set 1 right 

I started by cutting the white background layer and attaching it to the card base with mounting tape. I cut both the circle and mat frames and attached them together with double stick tape and then applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of both and attached them to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Rose Set 1 center

I cut the foliage dies out twice, cut the larger sections apart and began attaching them inside the frame opening with glossy accents.  The spiral rose set comes with six matching dies and I cut two sets for my project. I rolled and assembled the spiral roses and attached them with glossy accents.  I used my needle nose pliers to roll back the tiny petals to create natural looking flowers and attached them to the foliage with glossy accents.  I finished my project with a simple pink bow.  I had several roses left when I was finished and I tossed them into my “to use later stash”.  Check out my step by step rolled rose video tutorial on Splitcoaststampers in the tutorial section if you would like to see how I make my flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Rose Set 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.