Wednesday, September 25, 2013

French country card and Scarecrow on a flower pot - Tutorial

Hi everyone :-)

Made this scarecrow and card for Fall home decor Graphic 45 design team project showcasing together with  Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesive. Used the gorgeous vintage French country collection. Love this paper line!

This week we are teaming up with our friends at Petloo and Xyron for a fun blog hop and prize giveaway. We will feature projects today that combine Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron products. We will also encourage G45ers to hop on over to the Petaloo & Xyron blogs to see more fun projects and enter to win their giveaways. We will also be giving away 3 prize packs this week to celebrate this amazing blog event.
Today we will feature G45, Petaloo & Xyron projects by Anne Rostad, Romy Veul and Maria Cole. Please spread the word on your blogs and social networks.

So fun making this card and scarecrow and making some cloth for him :-)
Used 12 x 12 paper for the shirt and 6 x 6 for the pants. All inked up with vintage photo and black soot distress ink.


The card measure 6 x 4. Layered different papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad and  Core dinations 12 x 12 paper pad. 

 Used the new glue gun runner from Xyron to glue it all down with.

Banner from the cardstock cut outs and petaloo flowers.
The little butterfly is made by taking the first layer of from a little flower and cut of one petal.Then glued on stemens. Grass punch from Martha Stewart and sizzix die. Corner die from Joy`s crafts 

Some more layering inside the card.Also used a coin envelope with home grown seeds.

Made a pocket for the seed package with the the beautiful French country stickers. Banner chipboard cut out tied with May arts ribbon that I inked up

Backside of the card

Smiling scarecrow man :-) I don`t think he not will scare anyone off lol.

Had to us some Petaloo flowers on his hat :-)

Have put in a tag between the grass to write a message to the receiver on the backside.

Made a lokk so I can put something inside the flower pot. I used seeds bags but a tiny circle mini album also would have been fun.

Love love this flowers :-)
Dahlias treastine x 10
Darjeeling mini mix x 8
Dahlias Autumn x 10
Darjeeling teastaine x 24

Decorated the flower pot with Petaloo flowers and May Arts jute ribbon.
Used Sizzix grass die and Martha Stewart grass punch. The orange paper is from the core`dinations paper pad.On top I used moss, some leafs, Petaloo flowers and fussy cut out roosters.
All inked up with vintage photo and black soot Distress ink.

Petaloo flower with a bird wood button in the center.

Glued a border on the inside. Put in some stones to make it study and some petaloo flowers for decoration.
Have dried some seeds and put them in a paper envelope. Also put in some other seeds so this will be a great gift for a friend :-)

Xyron is a great and strong glue to use and the sticker make i love using for my Tyvek envelope hinges on mini albums :-)

Petaloo flowers co0rdinate so well with the G45 paper lines

So fun to play with all this goodies from Graphic 45, Petaloo and xyron.

 Scarecrow Tutorial

Start with 4 wood sticks and use metal wire together with glue gun to secure the sticks together.
Use a  cotton wool ball for the head

Bind hamp on as large you want it. Mine is 10 inch from arm to arm and each leg bone is about 8

Paint the head white and draw a face. Glue hair on.

Use ink to give some red for cheeks and mouth. Also used a bit vintage photo with vater to make it a bit old. Gut hair, legs and arms.

Measurements for shirt and pants. Used Claudine Hellmuth multi matte on the clothing to make them more easy to form.

Used a plastic flower pot and put some stones inside to make it study. If you have a clay pot that would be perfect.

Making a hat

You can use oval or circle movers and shapers die ore punch
2 different sizes and Cut a strip for the side.
Glue as show on the picture ( i used score tape)

Wet the paper a bit and roll up the sides

Glue the side on the top oval

An other oval to cover

Glue down the brim of the hat

Glue a strip of paper inside the hat to cover up the glued hinge and make it a bit stronger

Finish hat

Supply list:
French country collection,banner cardtock cut outs,stickers,  chipboard cut outs, Core dinations paper pad, Petaloo flowers, Xyron adhesive, Claudine Hellmuth multi matte and white paint, wood sticks, bast, metal wire, cotton wool ball, Score tape, Scotch quick dry glue, black buttons, black thread, Zig pen and may arts ribbon.

Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Love this! TFS. Going to try and make a scarecrow. What a wonderful centerpiece for my Thanksgiving meal. Thanks again.

  2. This is awesome, Anne. You are such a talented lady! I only discovered you last week and have watched so many of your YouTube videos and seen your lovely creations here. I am in awe of your amazing work and your tutorials are wonderful! Among the best I have seen. Thank you for sharing so much with us. I am just starting with cards and mini albums and you have been a huge help. Happy day!

  3. Wow amazing projects Anne just love the scarecrow he is not scary just cute thanks for the great tutorial I am definitely going to try to make him.

  4. WOW - absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! I love the scarecrow!!!!

  5. This is so did you do the flower pot it...and thank you so much for the tutorial...

  6. Wow! Anne, every one of your projects just blows me away. You are such a talented lady and we are so lucky that you take the time to share them with your followers. Thank you so much - do hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
    Margaret A.

  7. Such wonderful work you do lady! Thank you for showing all your tricks and tecniques. I love looking at all your work!

  8. I absolutely adore the scarecrow I shall have to try to make one or even a family of them your imagination as usual is amazing, keep them coming Anne xxx

  9. Omg thank you Anne so much for doing this scarecrow I am going to try this with my girls today I can't wait to see how it comes out thank you for all that you do,Big Hugs olga

  10. How awesome is this? I love that you even have detailed instructions on how to make his hat! It must take you forever to create something; having to stop and take photos and video along the way!

    BTW, it is highly appreciated - I love your tutorials.

  11. All your work is Magnificent.

    Perhaps in the winter I will do some fun things again cards.

    Oh your fall little guy is so delightful.

    Perfect for Fall. Oh awesome!

  12. Your Scarecrow. I had to explain . I had a senior moment. Ha,ha.


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