Take this simple Thank You card, for example, which I created with two different Susan's Garden Notes dies: Lavender and Wisteria Vine in addition to the Barrel Basket with Pop-Up die set from Karen Burniston and Through the Lens Wood Series papers.
Let's take a closer look...
I cut the barrel from one of the sheets in the Wood paper series. (In this paper collection there's a wide variety of wood grain images shot through the lens of Els van de Burgt herself. There's also a Stone and Metal series.) I inked the edges of the pieces with different shades of brown Distress ink.
Next, I cut the pieces from the Lavender die, using Olive Twist and Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock. I cupped the tiny purple flowers to prepare them for adhering.
I assembled the bucket along with its handle, then adhered the stem portion of the lavender plant.
Using my tweezers, I picked up each tiny flower and dipped it into a puddle of Tacky Glue and adhered them into place.
For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of pattern paper (Graphic 45's Botanicabella) 3 3/4" x 7 3/4" then die-cut the pop-up portion across the fold. I adhered this paper to a brown cardstock base measuring 4" x 8" to create a folded 4" x 4" card.
I adhered the bucket of lavender to the pop-up, stamped a sentiment and added the bow. The bow is part of the lavender die set.
Oops! Here's a lesson learned. You have to make sure your card base is tall enough for the pop-up so it doesn't hang off the inside of the card like mine.
I could've started the whole card over, but instead I added a strip of lace across the bottom.
I cut another wood paper 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and adhered it to the card, stamped Thanks onto pattern paper, fussy cut the bird, and added two leafy branches from the Wisteria Vine die. To finish it off, I added two metal photo corners at the top.
This little 4" x 4" card was super simple and fun to make, and came together quickly.
Here's a list of the supplies I used today...
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Metal photo corners
Thanks stamp (Close To My Heart, retired)