Hello Card


I’m determined to use all the die sets I recently purchased before I buy new ones at the Pleasanton, Ca.  Scrapbook Expo March 3rd – 5th!  I’m truly a craft product junky!  I bought several of Susan Tierney Cockburn’s florals to try my hand with these amazing things she designs.  Don’t be scared of these.  Her dies and tutorial videos make even this 70yr. old novice look pretty good!  They’re also fun and so relaxing because they’re NOT HARD TO MAKE.  Yay!

Here’s how I made this all purpose card:

Step 1.  This card was made with another beautiful flower die set from Susan Tierney Cockburn for Elizabeth Craft Designs 998 -Rose 2.  I cut 2 of all the pieces in this die set out of White Soft Finish cardstock 85lb.   I recommend that you watch Susan’s construction video on this set if you’re new to florals.  Here’s the link:



Step 2.  Cut a piece of white Soft Finish cardstock 5.5″ x 7.5″ and emboss with the embossing folder from Spellbinders “Oval Accent E3D-017″.This is a huge folder.  It measures 5″ x  7″.  This is my first time using this kind of folder.

I must say I’m very impressed with the depth of the texture.  It took a little time to figure out what plates to use in my Big Shot Plus but once I figured what works, it was great..

Step 3:  The third new product (for me) that I used was the Small Butterfly – 1072 designed by Els van de Burgt for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I cut one of each of the 3 pcs. in this set out of the same white cardstock.


Here’s a great video of Els demonstrating a fun glitter technique with her butterfly dies.

 Step 4:  As I started to assemble the rose I changed my mind and decided to give the card a little color.  I colored the stem and leaves with Copic markers YG00 & YG11. Assemble the “Rose” on the oval of the embossed pc.  After the rose and bud was glued in place I added a little of the same two colors to the rose.

Step 5:  Color the overlay pc. of the “butterfly” with the same two Copic markers         Note:  cut this pc. before you color from a pc. of cardstock adhered to double sided adhesive.  Color the body pc. of the butterfly with white Wink of Stella.  Assemble the butterfly.  I like to shape the butterfly like Els does in the video before I attach it to the project.  Now trim this layer down to 5″ x 7″ and attach to a piece of lime cardstock that measures 5.5″ x 7.5″.

Step 6:   I used Lawn Fawn’s “Scripty Hello” die for the sentiment.  I cut it 3 times and layered it for a thicker look.


Step 7:  To finish it off I used Elizabeth Craft Designs 1125 – Ropes 1 to cut 5 pcs. of the straight one in this set.  I had to splice a pc. on the two long sides to make them work.  I did a not so great job of this splice on the upper left corner but figured it out on the left lower corner.  Then I added a half dome pearl to each corner.

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Products used and not pictured:

Susan Tierney Cockburn’s – Susan’s Garden Club Tool kit

Susan Tierney Cockburns – 1011 Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies (little green ladybug)

Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double sided adhesive

Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock white

Sizzix Big Shot Plus

Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

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