Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Forsythia set. 

I love creating window scenes especially with outdoor elements like trees, fences and flower borders.  The small blossoms and leaves in the forsythia set are the perfect size to pair not only with branches but also flower gardens. 


KC Sizzix Flower Forsythia 1 left  

I started by cutting two sets of blossoms and two sets of leaves and forming them with the stylus and loop tool from Susan’s tool kit.  I cut two window pieces, a fence and both grass borders.KC Sizzix Flower Forsythia 1 center

I attached the blossoms and leaves to the branches with glossy accents.   I used one of the windows as a template to draw lines for cutting the opening in the card base,  cut it out using my craft knife and attached the window to the opening with ATG adhesive.  I cut a decorative border on the window shade, crimped with my crimper and attached it to the opening on the inside of the card. attached the second window on the inside opening to cover the hand cut opening for a clean finish.

I attached the fence to the card base with mounting tape and then attached the tree to the card base with rolled glue dots.  The glue dots not only hold the branches in place but also pop up the branches for dimension.

KC Sizzix Flower Forsythia 1 side

I attached the blossoms to the Grass Border and attached it directly to the fence with ATG adhesive.  I applied mounting tape to the Fresh Cut Grass and finished by attached it in front of the flower border.

KC Sizzix Flower Forsythia 1 right 

Check out my see thru window tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I create my open window.  You may also want to check out my blog candy post for a chance to win the Memory Box Flowering Vine Border.

I hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by.


    Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Forsythia by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 2PK     Impression Obsession Dies, Bare Branch   Poppystamps Dies, Small Madison Window   Poppystamps Dies, Picket Fence  Impression Obsession Dies, Border Duo 1     My Favorite Things Die-namics, Fresh Cut GrassImpression Obsession Dies, Grass Border Fiskars Paper Crimper, Straight                                Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnAccents, Glossy Glue Dots, 3/8 ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape 2 pack, 1/4"ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder  Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12Comfort Craft Craft Knife by Ingvild Bolme


Paper:  White, Olive, Papertrey Paper Pack    Accessories:  Sizzix Flower Forsythia, Impression Obsession Bare Branch, Border Duo 1, Grass Border, Poppystamps Small Madison Window, Picket Fence, My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass, Crimper, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Craft Knife, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Metal Adapter Plate, Paper Piercer, ATG , Refill Tape, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder, Snips, Guillotine Paper Cutter,