Adventures in Card-Making · Sentiments

Flower sentiments for cards

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Here are some flower sentiments for you!


“Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right.”

Stephen Richards

“Flowers are like friends; they bring color to your world.”-unknown

“Flowers don’t tell, they show.”

“Earth laughs in flowers.”

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up.and turn toward the light that makes them beautiful.” Jim Carrey


The month of flowers

Hello Fellow Crafters,

June -the month of a myriad of celebrations:  weddings, graduation, Father’s Day you name it! It’s also the month of ROSES!


So, when I saw this card on Pinterest I had to make it. The directions are below.

Have a great June.


Dies R Us

Flowering Lattice Card

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 07:09 AM PST Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a lovely Lattice card.

This card has an open front panel – However, you can place a colored cardstock behind the lattice for a different look.

To create this card you will need an A2 card base and a piece of cardstock measure 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″.

On the extra panel die cut the lattice.

Next, on the card base measure a 1/8″ from the score of the card. I did a light pencil line for you to see.

Now, trim off the card base front panel.

Next, adhere the lattice to card base.

Your card should look like this – with a see through front panel.

Next, die cut several flowers and leaves.

I like to do what I call a dry run for placement of the flowers and leave so I get a general idea if I like the look of where everything will be.

Once, I like the placement. I adhere the flowers and leaves in place. Next, I add a bit of Nuvo Drops to the centers of the flowers. **Note – you can add Liquid Pearls, Stickles or any other embellishment you would like to the centers.

Now, the card is complete. You can add a sentiment if you would like. I like having blank cards like this in my stash. This way I can use them for Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Easter or Just thinking of you cards.

I hope you give this card a try.

Supplies Used:

Dies: Sue Wilson Designs- Finishing Touches – Faux Quilled Blooms

Sue Wilson Designs – Finishing Touches – Spring Foliage

Sue Wilson Designs – Finishing Touches Collections – Nasturtium Cluster

Sue Wilson Designs – Shadow Boxes Stitched Lattice Frames

Embellishment: Nuvo Crystal Drops: Pale Gold

Adhesive: Zig 2-Way Glue Pen – Fine Tip

Cardstock: Recollections Brand: White, Pink, Purple, Blue, Yellow & Green.


Tissue Paper Flowers in 5 steps!

Dear Fellow Crafters,

When I was a teenager, one of my friend’s mother taught us how to make flowers using Kleenex. Back then you could only buy nasal tissue is white. Luckily I found tissue paper was a great substitute.

Fast forward to 2017 and an article in Issue 172 of Cardmaking and Papercraft. The good news -the only things you need are tissue paper, floral wire and scissors.

1. Choose what color flower you want to make, then cut squares of tissue paper. Each large flower (about 6″ across) uses 6 10″ square sheets and each small flower (about 4″ across) uses 6 7″ square sheet.

2. Lay the paper on top of each other and fold like a fan. Make each fold about 1″ wide. Using a ruler or bone folder make a strong crease.

3. Wrap a piece of floral wire around the center of the folded paper making sure to leave a long piece to act as a stem.

4. Cut around the ends of the folded paper to shape the petals. The easiest way is to do it all at once.

5. Carefully push the layers apart to form the flower.


Easter Cards

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Below are several cards that I have made over the years. Several of them have been pinned!

Thank You Tulips  TH3  Candy Egg Basket. CE1    E2011-A_Welcome-to-Spring_jpgStained Glass Window. ER2     Easter Poem  ER1      E07-5_Bunny-on-Egg_06-25-10_jpgE082_Carrot Express_jpgE2011-B_Miracle-of-Spring_jpg-1E2011-C_Buttoned-Flowers_Happy-Easter_jpg


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