Friday, December 30, 2016

Carnation Card for the Guys

Hi and happy Friday, all. First off, if you were having trouble with my last post and those pesky printable calendars, I apologize. I believe I've fixed the problem so please do try again if it didn't work for you before. If they still don't work, just e-mail me and I'll take care of ya.

Today, I'm featured over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with my final post on the Susan's Garden Design Team. It's been a wonderful year and I was asked to stay, however I chose to decline in order to focus on my goals for 2017. Namely putting more focus on travel teaching and events, making more YouTube videos, plus offering more kits in my Etsy shop as well as quarterly classes here at home. It should be a busy, jam-packed year of creative fun!

Working with all the beautiful Susan's Garden flower dies throughout the year, I realized I had never created a masculine project. So, I thought this would be the perfect way to close my term. The flower that came to mind for a masculine card? Carnation, of course. But be careful friends, because carnation colors have certain meanings. For instance, I learned that a yellow carnation symbolizes disdain, rejection or disappointment. Oh dear! Red, on the other hand, symbolizes love, pride and admiration. Perfect. This will be Paul's Valentine's Day card this year. (Shhh...)

I've got a quick and easy tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today showing how to make this carnation and card with Graphic 45's "Off To The Races" collection. I hope you have a chance to join me for this final post.

I'm a BIG fan of Susan's Garden dies as well as many of the other ECD dies, so this won't be the last of me using them, I assure you. I can't wait to see what new dies are coming at the upcoming Creativation show in Phoenix (CHA).

Thanks for stopping in today and for all the support for my Susan's Garden creations throughout the year. Happy New Year!


  1. This is beautiful Annette. Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing your creativity continue into 2017 xx

  2. I love this card and I have enjoyed your posts sharing these fab products!


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