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Quick and Easy Masculine Recycled Keepsake Box

May 12, 2018

Do you know who packages their products really well?  Tech companies.  Imagine the iPhone or iPad box – or any other electronic gadget… it’s usually in a really nice box – complete with that little magnetic flap.  So when my husband asked if I wanted his headphone box, of course I said yes!  I pulled out all my flower dies, thinking I was going to just pile on those 3D flowers for a really cute box and then I ended up with this super quick, clean, easy masculine recycled keepsake box.  Go figure! But it’s perfect because I have little boys who fill their pockets (and the washing machine) with little rocks, game pieces, and whatever else they find – and one can hope they will use something like this.  Read on to see how my plans got all turned around…

 

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Shoot for the Moon

May 5, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Interested in creating some crafty inspiration?  Well, you came to the right spot!  The card I am sharing today uses one of the inspiring and sweet quotes from Suzanne Cannon’s Soar stamp set, Shoot for the Moon.  Last week I shared a happy card using some of the other stamps from the set.  I just could not put them away without creating another card.

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“You were Born With Greatness” Flourished Calligraphy Card

April 28, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Spring is in full swing here in Nova Scotia. The birds are happily tweeting, the squirrels are playing, and my garden flowers are starting to poke up through the soil. Spring is so beautiful! I love this time of year.

The beauty of spring and the promises of summer inspired the card I am sharing today. The card uses the gorgeous Flourished Frame die and You Were Born with Greatness Clear Stamp set from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection.

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Butterfly Joy

April 14, 2018

Judi Kauffman

I’m here today for Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words Design Team with a tutorial that combines some of my favorite things: Suzanne’s dies, hanging ornaments, butterflies, and Shimmer Sheetz! (I can never have too much sparkle or too many butterflies…) And I mixed in dies from the Dashing Squares and Dashing Circles sets and corners from ModaScrap’s Victorian Gentleman set to show how well all collections from Elizabeth Craft Designs work together.

I picked a rich, deep, subtle color palette, but Shimmer Sheetz offers many other options for switching the combination to suit your taste and the occasion! Go with bright hues or soft pastels or stay totally tone-on-tone by using only ONE color.

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Collect Moments with Flowers and Distress Oxide Background

April 7, 2018

Spring is so close I can almost feel it!  And with spring comes the cherry blossoms.  I live in Northern Virginia, quite close to DC where we have the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but I admit that I have not been there in a while.  I would love to go except I don’t like crowds and my little boys just aren’t that excited to go see flowers in bloom.  Fortunately, there are plenty of cherry blossoms in the suburbs here but one of these days… This momma is going to get a picture of the family under the cherry blossoms again.  I love pictures and that is how I collect moments in our family life. Christmas ornaments from where we go is another way.  How do you collect the special moments in your life?  So as you can see, the cherry blossoms inspire my card today.  Please read on to see how I made it!

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