by Judi Kauffman
I’ve been collecting heart-shaped buttons for ages. They’re the perfect accent when it’s time to whip up something for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or Valentine’s Day. If they’re vintage or valuable, I always hand-sew them to my project so they aren’t damaged and can be removed and reused if the person has something else in mind. However, many of them are inexpensive plastic and those are the ones I reserve for cards. I cut off the shank and use a strong hold adhesive tab to keep them in place.
This card is so easy to customize. Use various shades of pink and lavender, as shown, or pick a different palette to suit the occasion and the taste of the recipient. If you don’t have hearts, switch to feminine round buttons or buttons culled from men’s shirts in a mix of sizes, or add clusters of small paper flowers instead.
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By Judi Kauffman
This card is for my friend Jane. Hope. That’s the word we’re embracing. We hope her treatment continues to knock cancer out of her body, we hope to go to the Cape together next summer, we hope to make each other laugh for many, many more years!
And I hope you’ll want to make this card for someone brave in your life, too.
When I sat down to write this blog post, I wasn’t sure where to start! It’s Suzanne here today sharing two very special new items. The A Way With Words collection is growing to include six stamp sets! We’re going to have so much fun combining stamped phrases and images with the dies. You’ll have lots of new ways to create and share your messages of love and encouragement.
The A Way With Words die collection is expanding, so you will have even more amazing word combinations and there are new designs that aren’t words but have lots of calligraphic flair. I wanted to share one of those with you today.
I’m so excited to use this die and stamp combination; this is the Butterfly Flourish die set and the sentiment is just one of the stamps in the Soar Collection.
Here is how you can make this card!
Hello my crafty friends Christine here from Susan’s Garden Design Team. Today my post is using Susan’s Victorian Teacup and Saucer Die Set along with Garden Notes Hydrangea in blue and white. Els’ Fitted Hearts and Scalloped Heart Dies also used.
Hello, fellow crafters! Diana here today to ask that you dream big and to have fun while doing it! Personally I find this hard to do as I like my little comfort zone but I’m hoping to be more daring this year and take some risks. And I know some like-minded folks so I though this card would be a great way to encourage one another. As always, I kept it pretty clean but I think that wood grain background photographed by Els really ties it all together. Read on for the instructions on how to make this encouraging card for someone in your life.
Hello Crafty Friends! Kathy Jo popping in today to share a sweet baby card using soft colors and the beautiful “Baby” die from Suzanne Cannon’s “Baby Love” die set. What a cute die! And the heart in the “a” is a perfect touch.
By Judi Kauffman
Suzanne Cannon’s new clear stamp sets at Elizabeth Craft Designs are filled with wonderful quotes, small motifs, and flourishes. Like her dies, they begin with pen and ink – calligraphy that is unique to her hand and eye. She truly has a way with words and that’s why it’s the name of her collection (“A Way With Words”).
Hello crafty Friends! Kathy Jo here sharing a fancy frame card using three of Suzanne Cannon’s soon-to-be-released die sets. Oh, you will love her new die collection! Gorgeous!
The card is fun to make and you will find that once you make one, you will want to do another.
By Judi Kauffman
I’m excited to share a sneak peek at some brand new dies from Suzanne Cannon. They’ll be shipping soon, so be sure to watch for them! I chose a flourish from Calligraphic Elements 3 and used all four word dies that come in the Brave/Bold set (Be, Brave, Bold, Yourself).
It’s such an easy project and quite versatile. Make several to send as cards, but be sure to make one to keep. Display it framed or propped on a desk, bulletin board or dresser so you won’t forget to stay true to yourself and embrace life to the fullest.
Hello! Diana here today with not just one but two cards to share with you using just one die. The initial setup takes a bit more time but it makes for two fun and shimmery cards. I chose to use the A Way With Words Happy Birthday die as my focal point. Sometimes you just don’t want to cover up the background too much, right?