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A Way With Words Susan's Garden Club

Sending Summer Smiles with Dahlias

July 22, 2017

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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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio ModaScrap

Contrast and Layering – With You!

July 15, 2017

Hi Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a sweet card to remind someone special that you’re always with them, even when you’re apart.

To get the best look with your A Way With Words dies you want good contrast between the letters and the background. I thought it would be fun to use the ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 as a background with a different colour behind it, but that creates a far too complicated pattern and the words disappear. We need more contrast! There are a number of ways to work around this problem, but here is the one I chose.

Follow along with me to see how you can make this card!

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A Way With Words Silk Microfine Glitter

Summer Fun Slider Card with Glittered Beach Ball

July 8, 2017

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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A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter

Rose Gatefold Petal-Fold Card

July 4, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

 It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial today for the Die Cut Design Team. This time round I decided to play with the ModaScrap Gatefold – Elegant Roses die to create a “Petal-Fold” card. It is an elegant card, suitable for weddings, invitations or any occasion where you want something a little bit different.

As the cardstock I selected to use for my card was duo-tone (also called “duplex”) – dark red on one side and light red on the other – I decided to keep to the three colors of white, dark red and light red for my card. By keeping the insert loose, I could turn it with the back showing when the card is closed, revealing the light red through the openings of the “petals”.

 

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A Way With Words Shimmer Sheetz

Live! – A Get Well Wish for D.S.

July 1, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

Back in April, I designed a project that I dubbed ‘Celebration Ribbons’ – three oversized award-style ribbons that said Live, Laugh, and Love. I’m revisiting the concept, but with a more serious purpose. I’ve made this ribbon for a friend who has just had surgery for a bleed deep within her brain. I’m saying an emphatic ‘Live!’ and this time it’s a get well wish, sent with many prayers.

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A Way With Words ModaScrap

Dream Mug

June 24, 2017

 

 

Hello artlets! It’s Suzanne here today to share an awesome gift idea.

How often do you sit quietly (or wish you could!) with a hot flavourful beverage and think about things you’d love to do?  Here is a super simple project you can create for yourself or someone special with dreams of their own. It’s so easy that you can whip up multiples for party favors, teacher gifts, family reunions, bridal and baby showers…

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A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Shimmer Sheetz

Be You – Combining Die Cuts and Stencil

June 17, 2017

 

 

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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A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock

Baby Love Butterflies

June 10, 2017

 

We all need baby cards at some point! But this set is so much more.  It’s Suzanne here today with an easy card that, with slight changes, can suit any little person’s colour palette!

Instead of the butterflies, you can substitute the Stars Spray stencil design or the Heart Spray stencil design, which is paired with paw prints. Oh, anyone have a new puppy? Pair Baby love with the Paw Prints Spray stencil. Awwww!

Here is how you can make this card!

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