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A Way With Words

‘Tis the Season: Spring and Summer Cards

March 17, 2018

by Judi Kauffman

It wasn’t love at first sight, but the 4 Seasons die set ended up becoming a favorite! (Suzanne and Els, you two were right, it’s so versatile!) I’ve used it on calendars and in planners and journals, and it has appeared on many, many cards. Today’s tutorial adds seven more to the count. They’re all super easy, and as I always say: Easy isn’t cheating!

I’ve chosen the Spring and Summer dies to help usher in the next two seasons, but these projects could easily be customized for Fall and Winter later in the year. Just change the papers and embossing folders to leaves, snowflakes, and other wintry themes.

Beginners: I’ve added some tips especially for you. Keep scrolling – you’ll find them after the instructions!

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A Way With Words

You Are…Perfect, Brave, Unforgettable (and Creative!)

January 13, 2018

By Judi Kauffman

What do you do with pieces of cardstock and paper filled with random brushstrokes, sheets used to wipe excess paint off of brushes before washing them? What do you do with the little bits and pieces of cardstock that fall out of die cut words (the negative pieces), and what do you do with the larger pieces that surrounded the words?

Make CARDS, that’s what! Care to join me?

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Becky Seddon Shimmer Sheetz

Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Snowflake Ornaments

December 10, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

Shimmer Sheetz ornaments add a special touch to a tree, mantel, or gift box. They’re also fun to mail instead of – or inside of – a holiday card!

Each of the three snowflakes in the new die set includes partially-cut elements that can be bent upward for dimension, a beautiful detail. Instead of cutting the snowflakes out of sparkly Shimmer Sheetz, I went for the opposite, the unexpected: Matte snowflakes with a sparkly 2-layer Shimmer Sheetz background.

Match the color of the snowflake to the color of the outer circle (Shown: White Iridescent SS). Choose a contrasting color for the Stitched Circle just behind the snowflake (Shown: Ruby Gemstone and Fire Opal Gemstone SS). See the supply list for more color options or pick your own combo!

Shimmer Sheetz is a challenge to photograph, but amazing in person, and the way light reflects off the surface of the Stitched Circle makes the ornaments really special.

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Becky Seddon Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Elegant and Festive Snowflake Christmas Wreaths

November 9, 2017

Hi, it’s Sandy here with you today sharing two cards.  It’s always fun to use our dies in an unexpected way and that’s what we are going to do.  One of my favorite die sets is the Snowflakes and I’ve used it many times to make backgrounds or as a focal point on a card.  This time I want to show you how to make a stunning Christmas wreath that is either elegant or festive depending on what colors are used.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Susan's Garden Club

Snowman Ornament Card

November 1, 2017

Hello my crafty friends!

Today’s post for Susan’s Garden Design Team is a simple little Christmas card.  Although Susan has some new releases which are wonderful I have used an older release for the simple reason I was going on vacation and there had not been a release date.  In order to have a post ready in time I went ahead and started this card before I left for vacation finishing on my return but have already started working on a card using some of Susan’s new releases which I will post soon.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Halloween Pop Up Card

October 22, 2017

 

Hello Everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve been here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog but it’s a pleasure to be back as your guest designer today. Halloween is just around the corner so I thought I would create a fun and spooky Halloween card using the Elizabeth Craft Designs General Pop Up die set. This set is so fun and versatile and really a must have in your collection. If you’re new to the General Pop Up dies, make sure to watch one of my latest videos HERE that will explain to you more about them. And don’t forget to visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to check out all their Halloween products which are now on sale. Use the code BOO15 and you will receive 15% discount on those Halloween products. Sale start today and runs through October 31st.

Happy Crafting,

Joset

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