Happy Graduation!

Peonies always remind me of the end of the school year. We have two lovely plants; a pink one, that my dad gave me when my husband and I bought our first home 30 years ago and another, white, from a neighbour years later. As the school year would come to a close it was always a race to see if the peonies would bloom in time for our children to take a bouquet to their teachers. The great big beautiful blooms are always so pretty.

This year as the end of June approaches, my youngest niece graduates from High School. To celebrate this very special occasion I’ve created a card using the Garden Notes Peony ( 996 ) die from Susan Tierney-Cockburn at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Using Elizabeth Craft Designs White Soft Finish Cardstock I created a card base measuring 5X7 inches (10X7 scored and folded). The folded paper at the bottom is created by first cutting on the diagonal from the bottom left to the top right a 4″X12″ piece of patterned paper. Then scoring at 2,3 5,6 8,9 and 11inches. Fold on the score lines to create an accordion and adhere to card front.

Finish edge with coordinating paper and trim. Create flowers according to Susan’s video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mESvXBo3OuQ&list=PLCP2iiaN5icAagDS5tBwmkcxr4Lnzq4AQ&index=43

You can create the flowers directly onto the card front. I finished it with the 724-Best Wishes die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.




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