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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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A Way With Words ModaScrap

“Our birthdays are feathers…”

March 31, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends.

Recently a very good friend of mine celebrated her birthday and I wanted to create a card that was bright, beautiful and inspiring.  The quote “Our birthdays are feathers…” in Suzanne Cannon’s Happy Birthday Collection stamp set was perfect for the card front!

Instructions:

  1. Create a top-fold card base from black cardstock.
  2. Die cut patterned paper using the Stitched Rectangles die that closely fits the card base while leaving a narrow border.
  3. Die cut corners from blue patterned paper.
  4. Stamp quote onto white cardstock using black ink.  Stamp balloons using colors to coordinate with patterned paper.  Die cut using Stitched Rectangles die.
  5. Cut black cardstock to mat stamped quote.  Mount onto patterned paper.
  6. Mount corners onto mat stack using liquid adhesive, folding and gluing the tabs to the back of the patterned paper. (Alternatively, trim off the tabs.) Mount to card front.
  7. Create triple bow using coordinating ribbon and mount to card front using liquid adhesive or instead of wet glue use small snippets of a Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tab.

The card came together rather quickly and the results were bold and beautiful.  My friend loved it!

Thank you for stopping by.  I do hope you enjoyed the birthday card!

Have a happy, crafty day,

Kathy Jo

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


 

Other:

Graphic 45 patterned papers (Artisan Style)

Black and white card stock

Coordinating ribbon

Ink: Black plus coordinating ink(s) for balloons

 

 

A Way With Words ModaScrap

Clean and Simple Butterfly Birthday Card

March 10, 2018

Hello!  I’m back with my favorite component on cards – butterflies!  I just think they are the prettiest and most wonderful creatures, and so easy to play with on cards.  They can be any shape, design, colors… so versatile.  I must say though that my favorite butterflies for papercrafting are the more delicate die cuts.  Read on to see how I created this simple but elegant card.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Celebrate Snowman

December 4, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. The countdown is on …. Christmas is only about 20 days away, so today I’m sharing a Christmas card while there’s still plenty of time to make some. Although at this time of year it is HOT where I live, snowmen are always fun for a holiday card!

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