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Butterfly “Let your dreams soar”

September 15, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Do you know what I like to do with Suzanne’s  A Way With Words collection?  Mixing and matching!  Last week I shared a project using a stamp and stencil.  This week’s project incorporates the lovely and inspirational ‘Soar’ quote stamp and the beautiful ‘Butterfly Flourish’.  Let’s flutter happily into the card instructions as they are super easy!

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Warm Thoughts with Penguins and Alcohol Ink Background

September 8, 2018

The number one item on my bucket list is to see the northern lights or the aurora borealis.  It’s just too bad that I have to be somewhere really cold to do so.  Until then, I attempted to make a sky inspired by the northern lights using alcohol inks.  I couldn’t get it quite soft enough but it does have a cold nighttime vibe.  I’ll have to play some more but it’s definitely something worth exploring – those penguins are too cute to not keep going.  I think they pair quite well with the sentiment.  Please read on for the instructions to replicate the card you see below.

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A Way With Words Shimmer Sheetz

Book of the Month Club 2 – Do-It-Yourself Story Books

August 25, 2018

By Judi Kauffman

When the office supply store had composition books for only fifty cents as a back-to-school doorbuster deal, I bought thirty to give to a friend who teaches in a school that serves children from low-income families. As part of her curriculum, she has the students make up stories I thought that the words ‘Once Upon A Time’ (Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words die) would be the perfect fit!

GETTING STARTED –

If working with a group or class, decorate a couple of books to give students an idea of how to start, but then encourage them to customize their book as they choose. They will each need a rectangle to cover the printing on the front cover. Older children can cut their own. It’s a good idea to have the die cut words ready ahead of time with a few extras in case someone tears theirs. (I am donating die cuts, patterned papers, stickers, gems, glue, embossed and lightly sanded pieces of Shimmer Sheetz, and washi tape, along with the composition books.)

ANOTHER OPTION –

Turn it into a family affair. Make books so you and the kids can “interview” aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents, siblings and each other, and can pretend that pets can talk. Write down their stories. Paste in photos and drawings! Write questions on the top line of each page and be sure to add the date of the interview and the name of the person giving the answers, along with the name of the person asking them… For example, “What were your favorite games as a child?” “When did you know you wanted to be a ______________?” (teacher, fireman, dancer, farmer, doctor…) “What were your favorite movies, who were your favorite singers, when you were my age?” Instead of taking notes, videotape the interview and write in the books later!

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“Shoot for the Moon” Mixed Media Card

August 18, 2018

 

Hello Crafty Friends!

Kathy Jo here today sharing a card using the inspirational quote from the Soar Collection stamp set and the sweet star from the Flourished Night Sky die set.  The die and stamp set are a perfect pairing!  And although I used the flourished star for the card front, I could have easily used the flourish moon.  Let’s jump into the card instructions!

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Where Flowers Bloom

August 11, 2018

Alert: Husband brag coming.  🙂

My husband knows I love flowers and he’s very good about buying me orchids – they last a really long time and it lets me have flowers blooming year round… which means there’s hope in our house all the time.  That is a good thing because we need it!  LOL!

Read on to find out how I made this card!

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What’s on the Menu?!

August 4, 2018

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today with some fun and easy projects for the next time you have a dinner party or special dinner event – perhaps even a wedding!

It’s a wonderful touch to leave a copy of the menu at each place setting or to display a single copy in the middle of the table. Create a  tent-fold card with the word Menu die cut for the front and the list of food on the back or inside. So many possibilities!

The look can be rustic or elegant. I love the contrast between the kraft paper and the elegant white lettering, and with a single rose and pastel colors the look is totally different. The color combo is up to you!

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Book of the Month Club

July 28, 2018

By Judi Kauffman

Are you on board with using planners and journals? If so, this project has your name on it! It couldn’t be easier…Gather clear stamp sets by Suzanne Cannon – Months and numbers, your favorite quotes and sentiments, and create a coil-bound book for each month. Make them small enough to pop into a purse (shown: 4” x 6”) or whatever size you prefer!

I hope you’ll join me.

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A Way With Words Silk Microfine Glitter

“Make a Wish Before The Place Burns Down” Birthday Card

July 21, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

This is the heart of birthday season for me.  Many of my friends and family have a birthday between now and the end of September.  I went through my birthday card stash last week and realized that I need to make several more.  Oh darn!  I guess that means more time in my craft room.  🙂

Today I am sharing two birthday cards created using the same instructions, stamps and dies.  The focal point of each card front is the funny quote from the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon: “Blow out the candles…”.  The instructions below list the products I used.

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