Cherish. What a wonderful word. Who do you cherish? Make them a card! This can be for Valentine’s Day, a birthday or a new baby.
Cherish. Think about it.
Okay, that’s long enough! Now let’s make the card!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you today my Let your Dreams Soar Card, which is perfect to give to that special someone in your life. To create my card, I’ve used a variety of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio.
Step One. Die cut the 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Hot Pink, Raspberry and Turquoise Magenta Nuance onto the rectangle. Spritz with water. Dry the paper with a heat tool. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the hexagon stamp from the Pure Spring stamp set and stamp randomly on the rectangle as desired. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. From the Butterfly Flourish, die cut two of the medium butterflies out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small butterfly from the same die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Four. Die cut the flourish from the Flourished Frame die twice out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Five. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Let your dream soar sentiment from the Soar Collection and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into two strips. Fussy cut the sentiment out of the two strips. Ink the edges of the sentiments using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Six. Adhere the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.
Step Seven. Adhere the two flourishes to the left side of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle. Foam square the three butterflies over top of the flourishes.
Step Eight. Adhere the sentiment strips to the bottom right hand side of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle.
Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Dream Soar Card.
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Hello Friends! It’s EK Gorman, and today I am crafting a card to celebrate a new year without actually saying ‘happy new year’. I am not gonna lie, I am more than ready to ring out 2019 and embark on the fresh start that 2020 will bring. I love the idea of the fresh start and fantastical possibilities a new year can create, so it only seemed fitting to pull out A Way With Words Once Upon a Time die to create this card.
Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×11 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to create a A2 card frame.
Step Two: Using some masking tape, seal the folded part of the card to protect it from ink. Using a blending water based ink, create an ombre effect. I used Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Weather Wood.
Step Three: Add a halo of light using a yellow toned water based ink. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Die cut both the A Way With Words Once Upon A Time die and the star from the new A Way With Words Flourished Christmas die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Spray the die cuts with a glitter spray. I used Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Frost. Let dry.
Step Four: Adhere the die cuts onto the card frame using Kids Choice Glue. Leave the stars dangling off the edges.
Step Five: Fold the star over the edges and adhere, so that one star wraps onto the back of the card, and the other wrap onto the inside of the card.
Step Six: Stamp a sentiment inside the card using the A Way With Words Soar Collection stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in a dark gray ink and the flutters in a pale gray.
Step Seven: Using a white pigment ink, stamp the flutters onto the front of the card.
Step Eight: Add a couple dollops of glitter drops. I used the new Transparent Crystal Craft Drops from ECD.
Step Nine: Add a touch of color to the die cuts using an alcohol marker. I used Y000 and Y02 Copic markers. Splatter the card from with glitter spray and let dry.
I am really happy with how this card came out. I think it is perfect for the new year without being too obvious.
And I really think the sentiment inside is perfect message of hope for the New Year. What are you crafting to celebrate the new year? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!
Merry Christmas! It’s Suzanne here today with a last minute Christmas card!
When I created this stamp, I knew it would be versatile when used with the dies. And when I went to create this card, I was torn! What would the focus be? Christmas? Believe? Magic? We have all three dies available to choose from! I guess I should make one of each card, but because glitter was on my mind, I decided that a shiny “Magic” would be the focus.
This is how you can make this card:
The holiday season is here –- are you ready for it?
Sometimes, it helps to see a few ideas to spark some crafting inspiration. Today, with the help of some DT members and friends, we’ve pulled together 6 quick, last minute projects that you can make for the holiday! Enjoy!
We hope your holiday season is filled with lots of joy and craftiness!
Diana here! My youngest son loves all things panda. He could say the name of his panda lovey before he could say his own name. Inevitably, he will get something panda related for his birthday and Christmas. Being a prepared momma, I made this card for him to use as a thank you card once Christmas is over.
Els has a great video on how to put the panda together so I won’t go through it here. The only thing I added was to sponge some pink on the paws and cheeks.
I started with a white background and then sponged some yellow and green on the bottom. This softens the background and makes the background not so stark because I knew I wanted to add the Symbol background to it. In the picture above, you can see that the negative of the Symbol background is all aligned because before I took it off the cutting mat, I pressed a sheet of Press and Seal on it. Then I could just add glue and place it directly onto the background. So easy and quick!
I almost did not add grass to the background but when I did my layout with the panda and bamboo, it looked as if the panda was floating. Adding the grass anchored him a bit. And the good news is that it does not have to be perfect as most of it will be covered by the panda.
I die cut the bamboo and the A Way With Words “for you” out of green cardstock and added shading by coloring with a darker shade of green Copic. I’ve found this keeps my die cuts some dimension.
Thanks for looking and hope it gives you ideas on how to personalize your thank you cards!
Other products used
Black and green cardstock
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you my Believe in the Magic of Christmas Gift Tag, which is perfect to add to any Christmas gift or gift bag this holiday season. To create my gift tag, I’ve used a variety of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies the Planner Essentials Collection.
See my step-by-step below – I hope you enjoy my tutorial!
Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the two snowflakes from the Christmas Collection stamp set and stamp randomly on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamps as needed. You’ll want to stamp a total of four large snowflakes and three small snowflakes. Sprinkle Burnished Silver Modern Gilding Powder over the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. From the Falalala word, die cut it out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the word down to 2 1/2″. Apply Emboss It Ink to the word. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Three. From the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 you’ll need the star. Die cut the star out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the star. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Four. From the Peace Die, you’ll need the stars. Die cut the star out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to three of the stars. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over each star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Five. Die cut the Christmas Ornament from the Love, Joy, Peace Ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the ornament. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Six. Die cut all the pieces from the Flourished Holly out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Festive Berries Distress Ink over the entire surface of the berries. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flourished holly piece and small outline holly leaf. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of the full holly leaves.
Step Seven. Die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Eight. From the Let Your Heart Be Light stamp set, you’ll need the Believe in the Magic sentiment. Apply Festive Berries Distress Ink to the sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into three strips. Ink the edges of the strips using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Nine. Adhere the stitched circle to the middle of the Falalala word, making sure the flourish is showing. Foam square the Falalala word to the left side of the tag. Adhere the ornament overtop of the circle.
Step Ten. Adhere the flourished holly together. Adhere the star to the middle of the circle. Foam square the flourished holly to the left hand side of the ornament.
Step Eleven. Adhere the three sentiment strips to the right hand side of the circle. Adhere the three stars as desired around the tag.
Step Twelve. To finish the tag, tie a piece a twine through the hole at the top of the tag.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Believe in the Magic of Christmas Gift Tag.
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The 2019 Holiday Season is in full swing. That means lots of cards and gifts and, if you’re like me, you sometimes need a gift or card in a hurry –– this is just for you.
It’s Sandy and I have two quick and easy projects to share with you today. I like to get the most value possible from my crafting supplies, so today I will be showing you how I made a stencil using the Snowflake die set and how I used it to make a card and a gift tag.
I began by cutting the Snowflake die, using only the center portion of the die – you don’t need the outside edge, from a sheet of transparent film, the kind used for presentations (shown below). This works well because I’m using a wafer thin die but a thin packaging material could work also.
I cut the 8.5″ X 11″ sheet in half to fit in my die cutting machine and then cut the snowflake directly in the center. I made two stencils using the large and medium snowflake.
This is a 5.5″ square card so the appropriate size Stitched Indented Square was used along with the Stitched Rounded Square that is one size larger. You could easily make this card any size you prefer using these die sets.
After securing the stencil to the paper with some low tack tape, I began adding the color using a circulare motion in the center. The Picket Fence brushes were used here but a color blender could be used as well.
The second color was added using the same method. The colors I used are Distress Oxide Inks, Broken China and Wilted Violet.
I covered the entire panel using the same method.
The panels were layered together and ribbon was added with a cute little bow.
The word “Celebrate” was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder and then cut out using the banner die.
The banner was added to the ribbon and then all panels were added to the white card base. The corners of the card were rounded to match the rounded squares on the card.
For this clean and simple tag – I used the same stenciling technique and then added some sequines for a little bling. “Cheers” was added to give a festive feeling to the tag. Now I’m ready to party, how about you?
Thanks for joining me and HAPPY HOLIDAYS,