Happy summer! It’s Suzanne here today with a great way to capture a special summer moment or holiday! The hard part will be choosing just the right photo. Look at these two enjoying a fabulous moment in the sun…. sandy toes and mermaid hair! Capture this now before they grow up!
Happy August! It’s Suzanne here today sharing a bright and vibrant project with you. It’s summer and a time to celebrate some great moments! Why not send a photo to someone you spent time with this summer as a sweet (or cheeky…Cheeky works) memory? Here is a folder (a big card, really!) just waiting for the perfect photo!
I’m actually not big on camping overnight –– it has always poured buckets –– but I love everything else, especially the campfire. So my card today showcases a little fire on a starry night. As you can see, you don’t need much to make a great focal point.
Make a standing card base by folding a 4.25″ x 11 in half.
Die cut a white circle approximately 3.25″ in diameter. Also cut out the fire, logs, sticks, and marshmallows from the Camping Accessories in white card stock.
Die cut the A Way With Words Summer in blue card stock.
To make the starry night, I sponged Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch around most of the circle, leaving the center and bottom for the yellow and brown inks. I went back and sponged Chipped Sapphire around the edges to make the sky very dark. Splatter some white or silver paint for the stars and set aside to dry.
To give the Summer die cut also a nighttime feel, I used Chipped Sapphire on the top half of the die cut also. In this way, the word will perfectly match the focal piece.
6. I used my Copics to color the logs, marshmallows, twigs and fire. To insert the stick through the marshmallow, use an Xacto knife to cut a tiny slit into the top of the marshmallow.
7. Arrange and glue all the die cuts as shown in the card.
I hope you’ve been inspired to take part of a set and focus on your favorite pieces to make a card. I love this one as it’s perfect for a masculine card and the focal point can easily be changed to anything else in the Camping accessories set.
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!
Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today as 2017 comes to an end. I hope it’s been a good year for you and you’re looking forward to an even better 2018! I plan to get out my art supplies more in 2018. I spend a lot of time at the computer and even if I’m being creative, it just isn’t the same as cutting and gluing and inking! What about you? Do you have plans to do more in 2018? Perhaps learn something new?
I’m here today with a quick and easy card for someone with a winter birthday! There are lots of winter babies out there who need cards! It’s a great example of how you can mix and match dies from the A Way With Words collection and it’s super easy!
Hi Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a sweet summer card guaranteed to cheer anyone up. What’s not to love about summer (if it’s not too hot for you)? Choose some happy paper that feels like the season and start creating!
Hello! Diana here with a Summer Fun card I made after the Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly. I had such a great time helping out at the ECD booth with the Silk Microfine Glitter demonstrations that I got some and continued to play with it once I got home. At the Expo, I also picked up the Slider and Spinner die set. Here’s my card combining the two. It’s been a while since I made a slider card and what I love about this die set is that there are four different shape slots you can make for the interactive feature instead of just the usual straight line. The A Way With Words Dies ‘Summer’ and ‘Fun’ dies are the perfect topping for this card.
Hello! It’s Suzanne here today with a fun summer card that will cheer anyone who receives it! Here on the westcoast of Canada it feels like we went straight from winter to summer as we are enjoying an amazing run of warm weather. I have the beach on my mind. And that’s how this card came about! (oh, wait, maybe that was the trip to Hawaii…..)
Spring has finally arrived and soon the air will be filled with the wonderful fragrance of lilacs. We can create realistic lilacs for our cards and other projects using Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac die set. Using the A Way With Words 4-Seasons die set we can complete a perfect Spring card. Here is how this card was created.