Friendship Garden

Hi Everyone!

Here is a new favorite card I made this week, a friendship garden card. It’s a step card which makes it possible to add more details and depth than a regular flat 5 x7 or something. ūüôā¬† Using a step card die from Cheery Lynn makes this step card a breeze to create! There is no more endless measuring and cutting and scoring as¬†the die does it all for you. Of course I used botanical rose stamp and die from Heartfelt¬†Creations,¬†it’s my favorite flower¬†die and stamp set. I love the little birdies that come with this set too!¬†Supplies and directions are below! ūüôā

persimmon friendship garden front view

Supplies: Cheery Lynn step card die, Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamp and die, birds and blossoms, Heartfelt Creations classic leaves, Sue Wilson Stockholm, Justrite garden sentiment, Justrite leafy background die, 110# white cardstock for the step card base, turquoise Recollections cardstock for accents, pearl shimmer paper, Distress Ink- persimmon, mowed lawn, Staz-on Black ink, vellum, flower shaping tools, adhesive, imagination

Directions: Cut step card base and other pieces, stamp, color and cut flowers, leaves, birds, stamp background, cut out Stockholm piece three times and glue together, cut vellum piece and stamp, attach to Stockholm. Arrange flowers, leaves, sentiment etc and adhere. Enjoy!

Have a beautiful week my friends,





Golden Anniversary

Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday!

Today I have a golden anniversary card for you! Not many couples reach a golden anniversary of 50 years together, but when they do, you want a beautiful card for them! Enjoy! Supplies and Directions are below! Golden anniversary front view

Supplies: Gold mirror cardstock (Hobby Lobby), embossing folder, Victorian Majestic Oval Spellbinders, Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp and die set, Magnolia leaves, Tattered lace flourish, Marianne oval, Cheery Lynn fishtail banner die,¬†gold embossing powder, antique gold/cream embossing powder, faux pearl bling, vellum, 110# ivory cardstock base, golden pearl shimmer paper (recollections/Michael’s), vanilla cardstock

Directions: Using a 5 x7″ cardstock base,¬†layer gold mirror cardstock and emboss golden shimmer paper, wrap with lace and ribbon. Die cut all your gold pieces. Die cut leaves and flourish from shimmer paper. Stamp and heat emboss Arianna Blooms on vanilla cardstock, die cut with matching die. Shape and layer flowers. Stamp sentiment with Versamark watermark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set. Die cut with Cheery Lynn Fishtail banner. Assemble card, embellish with faux pearls. Enjoy!

Have a beautiful day!


Congratulations Wedding Card




wedding satin flower card full frontGood morning Everyone! Today I have a feathery soft, beautiful congratulations card for you to enjoy! Ribbon roses, feathers, a satin layered flower, and rhinestone bling, a stenciled background and a lovely Cheery Lynn fishtail banner stamped with the sentiment! Want to recreate this card? Follow along!

Supplies: Cheery Lynn Fishtail banner,¬†Tim Holtz tattered flowers die, baroque stencil, embossing paste, 140# cold press watercolor paper panel 5″¬†x 6″, pearl shimmer paper 2 pieces cut 5 x7, white feathers, pearl & rhinestone bling, rhinestone brad, Black Staz-on Ink, Vellum, 110# white cardstock 5″ x7″ card base, Zutter Distress It All, Adhesive (hot glue/wet glue), Justrite congratulations stamp

Directions: Using the stencil, emboss your watercolor paper and set aside to dry. If you want, you can sprinkle glitter onto the wet embossing paste for extra bling! Cut your flowers from Tulle and Satin material, layer and poke a rhinestone brad through the center. Stamp your sentiment onto vellum, heat set, cut with the medium size Cheery Lynn fishtail banner die. Double matt the inside of your card base with pearl shimmer cardstock and a white layer for writing personal note. Tear the bottom half inch from your embossed layer, using the distress tool, distress the edges of this  (except the torn edge) distress your pearl shimmer layer. Assemble your card as show using a strong adhesive for the watercolor layer and card base. Give it to someone special in your life for their special occasion!

click on the pictures to see them larger! ūüôā

I am entering this card into the Cheery Lynn Bi-weekly Challenge


Have a beautiful day!



Just Beeeecause honeybee card

justbecause bee card front viewHello Everyone!

Here is a sweet card! Two versions of the same card— one that says “just because” and another that says “Sweet Friend”. Both card have the same features- a beautiful arrangement of flowers and a large honeybee.¬† The perfectly sweet way to say hello to your friend, near or far. Available in my Etsy shop, HydeParkHill. ūüôā enjoy !

Supplies: 6″ x 6″ white cardstock base, dark brown cardstock (for matting), 5.5 square of 140# cold press watercolor paper, Tim Holtz honey bee die and texture embossing folder, Honeycomb die from Tim holtz mixed media dies, Heartfelt Creations Bontanic Rose stamp and matching die, Heartfelt Creations classic¬†leaves stamp and matching die, Heartfelt Creations Blossoms & Birds collection¬†small flowers. Spellbinders frame, embellishments- seed beads, yellow flower soft, broken glass glitter, brown¬†walnut stamp paint, Distress Ink: honey, Vintage Photo, Victorian velvet, mowed lawn, peeled paint, black soot, walnut stain, Staz-on Timber brown ink

Directions: Cut a 5.5″ x 5.5″ card base from white 110# cardstock, this will make a strong base for card.¬†¬†Cut your dark brown cardstock for two matts 5.25″¬† x¬†5.25″, cut a white inside matt of 5″ x¬† 5″. Cut a 5″ x 5″ piece of watercolor paper. Cut the honeycomb die from the top left and bottom right of the watercolor square. Color this piece with honey ink and edge with some vintage photo ink. Set aside to dry. Cut your bee and emboss with the texture matt. color the body with black soot and walnut stain ink. Color the wing edges with vintage photo and then lightly with some walnut stain. Put some “dries clear glue” on the body on the stripes and sprinkle with yellow flower soft. put glitter on the wings. Set aside to dry. Stamp your flowers on watercolor paper with Staz-on.timber brown ink¬† Color the middles of your flowers with Victorian velvet. Cut our your flowers and edge with vintage photo and shape. Stamp the largest classic leaves stamp with brown and color with mowed lawn and peeled paint, die cut and then edge the leaves with vintage photo. Cut two frames from Spellbinders, glue together or use a chipboard frame. Coat with brown stamp paint. Set aside to dry. Assemble your layers inside your card and outside on the front. Add dimensional foam to your frame and bee and attach. Hot glue your flowers to the leaves and fill with centers of flowers with seed beads. Add your sentiment! Done! Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!



Pottery Adventures

I decided to make a pond bathroom floor for my son’s new bathroom. What an adventure! Buying clay, getting lily pads from a pond, making molds, making tile, bisque firing, glazing, glaze firi…

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