“My heart never knew loneliness… until you went away…”
In this age of faster communications, the Internet, messaging apps and social media platforms, it is easy to be connected to the people we love. But the fact remains that showing emotions has always been difficult, even with all of these new modes of communication.
Today I bring to you a lovely hand-crafted card that is a unique way to send a heartfelt message.
I have used the dahlia flower as the central theme. The dahlia is a symbol of inner strength, creativity and standing strong in your sacred values. Dahlia flowers also symbolize a commitment and bond that lasts forever, just like the bond of friendship with the one for whom you are creating this special project.
Happiness is being in the flower garden chasing dragonflies or butterflies! Good Morning, this is Selma Stevenson and I have designed a card using the cute Krista Schneider Purr Clear Stamp Set.
By Judi Kauffman
I admit it: I love ‘fussy cutting’! I know it’s not everybody’s favorite activity, but I really like sitting down with a pair of fine point scissors to cut around complicated shapes even when I have dies that would do the job and significantly reduce the time it takes to do a project. Dies leave a bit of a halo around the shapes, fussy cutting goes right up to the outlines. Yes, I do like to hand-hem what I sew, too. And I hand-baste rather than using pins when I sew a seam on the machine. I think it’s the slow pace that appeals to me, along with the hands-on aspect.
Today’s projects include stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting for the flowers, but I did include some die cutting for the Shimmer Sheetz branches, tag reinforcement and corners, the tag itself, and the Garden Fairies on the bonus card.
Hello and welcome. It’s Sandy Diller here to share a friendly greeting with a card that is easy to put together. It’s nice to have a card or two around that can be sent out for no reason other than to say “I’m thinking of you”. I live in the Southwest and find that using these great Feathers from Joset Designs is always appropriate.
Do you like to celebrate birthday’s with cake? Birgit here with you today with a sweet cupcake card to celebrate any occasion.
DT Melanie here with you today to share a fun card made from our Ribbons 1 die set by Els van de Burgt Studio. I decided to get out my Distress Oxide Inks and play with the pieces created from die cutting the ribbon 1 dies from the card front.
Hi Everyone! It’s Katelyn here, sharing with you a masculine Father’s Day Card. Father’s Day is right around the corner, so why not create a special card for your Father or that special Father figure in your life. The starting point for my card was the Manly Man Patterned Paper and then using a variety of different die cut images from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap and Joset Designs it just grew from there. Let me show you how to make it.
Masculine cards can sometimes pose a challenge and since Father’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I would combine some of the adorable new ModaScrap patterned papers with some of the Teddy Bear Picnic stamps to create a card that any dad would love.
Hello everyone Christine here from Susan’s Garden Design Team I am so excited to be using a couple of Susan’s brand new releases coming soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs. This card has Susan’s Garden Notes Begonia and Garden Notes Window w/window box. My card is a 5-1/2″ square tent fold card but it can certainly be made in another size and could be a side fold card.
It’s the Die Cut Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our Challenge this month is ….. Anything but a Card – for our challenge this month let’s create a project that is anything but a card. Think along the lines of a home décor item; journaling; tags etc.
For our Challenge today we are giving away ….. two sizes of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive which will include: a pack of the 5” x 12” sheets and a 10 mm roll of tape, in addition we will also give away a pack of the new ModaScrap 12” x 12” Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper Pack to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Besides the classic card, what are some project ideas you like to play around with?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, June 9, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the projects, click on the designer’s name under each project to be taken to the designer’s blog post that will open up in a new window.