Sending Summer Smiles with Dahlias

Hello, Diana here with another card sure to brighten the day for that garden-lover in your life.  My mom has not only a green thumb but her whole hand is green!  Seriously, she can stick a stalk in the ground and it will grow.  She had many, many kinds of flowers in her garden but dahlias always bring her to mind.  I’m pretty sure she would like this card even though I know she prefers live plants!  Who would you send it to?

 

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Summer Fun Slider Card with Glittered Beach Ball

Hello!  Diana here with a Summer Fun card I made after the Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly.  I had such a great time helping out at the ECD booth with the Silk Microfine Glitter demonstrations that I got some and continued to play with it once I got home.  At the Expo, I also picked up the Slider and Spinner die set. Here’s my card combining the two.  It’s been a while since I made a slider card and what I love about this die set is that there are four different shape slots you can make for the interactive feature instead of just the usual straight line.  The A Way With Words Dies ‘Summer’ and ‘Fun’ dies are the perfect topping for this card.

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Be You – Combining Die Cuts and Stencil

 

 

Hello, it’s Diana and I’m here  to share my love of butterflies with you.  I never seem to tire of adding butterflies to my cards and fortunately, there are lots of butterfly items to play with from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Today I combined A Way with Words die cuts, stencils, and a new (to me and maybe to you!) technique with liquid pearls.  Instead of using embossing paste or distress inks (my go-to items with stencils) I tested some liquid pearls and they work great!  Paired with the incomparable Shimmer Sheetz and you have a very bright and sparkly card.

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Fluttering By to my Sweet Friend

Hello, sweet readers!  Diana here again to share a clean and simple card that is perfect for any occasion.  The front is a simple greeting to a sweet friend – inside you could write Happy Birthday, Hello, Thank you, or just a note of friendship.  Read on to see how I made this card.  Though clean in design, a lot of interest is added by use of a veritable rainbow of colors, along with gold and some sparkly rhinestones.

 

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Always Amazing with Felted Lacy Poppies

Hello there!  Diana here with a soft card for a friend who would love a reminder of what you think of her.  You can make her day by telling her she is always amazing!  The flowers are made of felt so it even feels nice!  I went with different shades of pink but it would look great in other colors. Check to see what you have in your craft room!  Read on to see how I made this card.

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