Monday, January 13, 2014

How Does A Garden Grow?

I encountered a card on KittieKraft that really struck me, enough that I ran with my own version three times; I'm thinking new baby, new home, new relationship/engagement/wedding.  My fav is the kraft without green version.  I love these new heart rhinestones and how the light plays with them.  Swoon. And the MFT frame die I got over the holidays?  I cannot believe I used to cut frames by hand; it's sooooo much easier using the die.

To create the dimension in the card, I only glued the grasses and fence down at the bottom.  They then naturally want to stick out with a little "fluffing".  For the butterflies I just squeezed their wings together then glued their thoraxes down.  I only used pop dots on the cloud to better create the illusion of floating.  Easy peasy.

The Details:  PTI white and kraft cardstock, mystery green cardstocks, Memory Box butterflies die, Marianne fence & grass, Cameo flower stems/tall grass, MFT Chalkboard Frame dies, PTI cloud die, TPC Studio Playful Expressions sentiment, Glossy Accents, foam dots, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Paper Studio embossing folder

I'm entering this in Try it on Tuesday In With the New, Sentimental Sundays It's a Buggy Bug World, Sisterhood of Crafters Out with the Old In with the New, Jellypark New Beginnings, and Shopping Our Stash #133 Use Something New.


  1. A wonderful selection of cards, the heart shape stone look beautiful. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  2. Lovely CAS. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sensimental Sundays.

    Rocio -DT

  3. Wonderful cards, I love how you've done 3 versions (& each one beautiful) :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck! (& also for sharing them with Sentimental Sundays too)

  4. Lovely CAS cards, all so lovely and definitely very flexible in terms of occasion! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sunday challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  5. WOW these are gorgeous!
    I actually think the 1st one is my favorite but they are all fantastic! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. These are just fabulous. Love the layering that you have done.. Thanks for joining us over at Sentimental Sundays..

    Pam DT.

  7. Awesome cards! Love the CAS Design and the little hearts! Thank you for joining our New Beginnings Challenge at Jellypark Friends!

  8. Dies make card making so much easier! Love how you ran with your design. I love kraft with a touch of color, so your first card is my fave! Thanks for sharing your creation with us for the Buggy Challenge on the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog! Good luck! Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    SS DT
    Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

  9. Oh wow....Not one but three gorgeous cards!!! All of them are stunning, but my favorite would also have to be the first one!!! I LOVE kraft so that is partially why! I also love that the white frame pops and then green accents the card beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays Buggy Bug World challenge this week.

  10. beautiful CAS card! I love the white and red contrast! very nicely designed... Thank you for joining our It's a BUGGY bug world challenge at Sentimental Sundays .
    Mirella DK
    DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  11. wonderful! Great use of dies and those little hearts are perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  12. great cards, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays, good luck, hope to see you again soon
    caroline dt

  13. Beautiful! Love the flowers made with hearts and the picket fence. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  14. Beautiful CAS cards - so elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - Love from Laura xxx


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