Hello artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a thoughtful card designed for someone who needs encouragement. Hope, Believe, Courage – these are some of the more important words in the A Way With Words Collection and today I’ve chosen to use Hope.
Choose some beautiful paper from your stash and let’s get started….
Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s Frances here and it is my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I am playing with a couple of the Becky Seddon die sets, Stylish Snowman and Reindeer, to make a winter birthday card. I have created a mama and baby snowman for this fun card. Becky’s Stylish Snowman die set comes with lots of different options to create unique snow characters. This design could easily be changed to become a Christmas card or card for a winter birthday just by using different sentiments.
I love pop-up cards, so I have used the new General Pop-Ups die set to create the base of my card. On the front I used a couple of the new A Way with Words dies. You can use all or part of what I have done when creating your own, depending on what you want to do.
Good morning! Diana here with a fun card for you. Fall is finally making an appearance with the cooler weather here in Northern Virginia. Most of my flowers have started to fade but my Gerbera Daisies actually prefer the lower temperature. I love how bold and pretty they are – bigger than my other daisies and definitely more colorful. So when I saw the new Quietfire Design A Way With Words dies I knew I would be combining “be Bold” with the Gerbera Daisies. I also used my (current) new favorite technique for making backgrounds – Distress Oxide inks on coated photo paper.
By Judi Kauffman
Have you seen the new Calligraphic Elements 3 die set from Suzanne Cannon? It’s already one of my favorites. And speaking of favorites…Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. As I always say, what’s NOT to like about a celebration that’s all about costumes, candy, and cards!
Inspired by over the-top Mardi Gras masks from New Orleans, today’s project is sparkly, sassy, and fun. It starts with an inexpensive black cat’s eye style mask.
Hello Crafty Friends! Kathy Jo stopping by to share a card created using two beautiful new dies designed by the talented Suzanne Cannon. Have you seen her new release this week? She has created some amazing dies…and stamps! I have been using Suzanne’s gorgeous calligraphy stamps for years and it is fantastic news that Elizabeth Craft Designs is now offering Suzanne Cannon stamp sets. Woo-who!
The card I am sharing today uses the new “Soar” die and Butterfly Flourish die set. (The sets are perfect together!)
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.
Here’s the recipe:
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.