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. 🙂  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! 🙂

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,





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. 🙂 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!