Big score Merry Christmas card
Welcome to my tutorial page thank you for showing an interest in how this card is made.

For this project you will need:
Big score board, A3 card stock, gold mirror card, traditional merry Christmas die, traditional entwined holly die, die'sire classic poinsettia die, traditional Christmas 6x6 paper pad, collall 3d glue and collall all purpose glue.  Other items faux pearls or something similar to make the centre of the flowers an embossing mat and tool to shape the flowers and holly.

Cut the A3 cardstock to 6inches width.  Leave the length this will be trimmed later. Using the side of the board with inches,  Butt the short edge of card to the top left side of the board and score at 3 inches, 5 inches, 9.2 inches, 11.2 inches.  Fold the last scored mark (11.2 inches) and then butt the folded edge at the top left of the board and score at 3 inches.  Trim off the remaining card at the last 3inch mark.

Fold all score marks and your card should now look like the image above, this is the basis for the project.

Using gold mirror card die cut several middle size poinsettias and several small size poinsettias, you will need two of each size for each flower.  Diecut several large holly leaves the Merry Christmas and the entwined holly die all with gold mirror card.  Using embossing mat and tool rub the petals of poinsettia and holly leaves on the wrong side to create some dimension to the die cuts.

I used collall 3d silicon glue to put the flowers together and in the centre of the flower to give the pearls some lift, the 3d glue dries clear.

Using papers from the 6x6 paper pad decorate the card then attach flowers with collall 3d glue, adhere sentiment and frame to the card with collall all purpose glue.

Here is another version of the card just using black card, still effective.

Thank you for looking, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial 
love Susanne xx


Heart (mdf) Wedding Keepsake tutorial

Begin by printing off the crafters companion papers from July's download of the month onto copier paper.

You will need
Crafters companion July download of the month

other items
2 x mdf hearts approx. 9"x 8.5"
A4 copier paper
silver detail embossing powder
white detail embossing powder
silver glitter embossing powder
embossing mat/tool
4mm faux pearls
organza ribbon

 Using a paintbrush and white gesso, coat both sides and edges to both mdf hearts.  The gesso seals the mdf and allows sanding without any toxins from the mdf.

 Once dry sand all the edges with the coredination sanding block to ensure a smooth surface.

 Draw around the mdf hearts onto the backing paper with a pencil, cut both hearts out with a pair of scissors.  Apply collall all purpose glue to both mdf hearts and adhere backing paper.  Smooth out and bumps before the glue dries. Once dry use distress ink around the edges of both hearts.  Tip: use sanding block again to file down any paper overlapping the edges.

 Stamp a series of sheenas flowers onto vellum and copier paper with versmark ink.  Emboss some flowers with silver glitter embossing powder and some flowers with white detail embossing powder.  Stamp the sentiment stamp onto Neenah white crd amd emboss with silver detail embossing powder.

 Cut out flowers using scissors.

 shape flowers with embossing tool and mat.

 Layer two different sized flowers together and add 2 or 3 faux pearls to the centre of the flower.

 Die cut the stamped sentiment with the outer heart die and distress around the edges.  Die cut the create a card Art deco die, ornate heart die, leaves and branches with silver mirror card.  Place the art deco die cut across the mdf heart as pictured above, glue in place and trim any parts of the die cut that overlap.  Adhere the sentiment to the centre with 3D glue.

 Add flowers, branches and leaves, adhere the ornate heart to the patterned side of the second heart.

 Use approx. 40cms of white organza ribbon and attach both ends with glue.  Use tacky glue to adhere backs of both hearts together sandwich the ribbon between both hearts.

 The back of the heart has been left quite plain, a message, names, dates can be added if desired.
 Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial

thank you for looking

Susanne x


Book Folding

for Mum

 Front view

 left side view (front of book)

right side view (back of book)

Supplies needed for book

Hardback book at least 20 cms in height
long ruler, pencil, bone folder, book folding pattern (debbi Moore)

Supplies needed for decoration 

1x A4 lavender centura pearl card
1x A4 printed pattern paper from crafters inspiration cd issue 7
2x A4 purple patterned paper from crafters compendium cd rom
Sara Davies Signature English country garden collection floral duo dies, grand floral die
Spectrum noir marker LV2
Organza ribbon, embossing ball tool and mat, paper trimmer, glue

Thanks for looking

Susanne x


  1. Thank you for sharing Susanne. A stunning card, I love it xx