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A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Pretty Pink Cosmos

April 23, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Angela here today with a card for a young woman who is achieving wonderful things these days. With a background created with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powders and a die from 1168-Bead Strings 1, I’ve put together  the perfect place for Susan’s 1637-Garden Notes Cosmos. One of those lovely summer flowers that comes in lots of pretty colours.

Here’s how it came together:

1- Using the Color Burst powders and water on water colour paper, create a background in the colours of your choice.

2- Cut a 5.5 X 5.5 inch square of 90lb Soft Finish cardstock. Using the thicker curved die cut across the cardstock at about 4 inches from the bottom at a slightly downward angle. Save the larger bottom piece and the ribbon. Attach them to the created background using Double sided tape.

3- Cut a piece of coordinating cardstock, 5.75 X 5.75 inches, and use it to mat the background piece.

4-Fasten all of this to a 6X6 inch card base made from 110lb Soft Finish cardstock.

5-Cut flower pieces and leaves for 5 Cosmos. Colour using Copic markers. Use yellow pollen to finish centers as shown in Susan’s Garden Club Face book video.

6-Shape and create the flowers, using the 4 piece tool kit and Kid’s Choice glue.

7-Adhere to card front as shown in photo.

8-Stamp sentiment onto banner and fasten with foam adhesive and there you have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by ,

Angela

A Way With Words Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Just Happy

April 18, 2019

Hello crafters! The Garden Notes flowers are a perfect decoration for creating cards or frames for a friend. This is Luciana today and I designed a card with a Garden Notes – Cosmos die set .

Here is the step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1: Card base

Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12 X 6 , folded in half to make a 6 X 6 card. Using some Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, to adhere on the card a square 5 3/4 inches of watercolored White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2: Forsythia

Cut out two sets of the Garden Notes – Forsythia dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. You will need two layers of only one of the two branches of the set.
Color all the pieces as showed below.
Use the smallest ball tool and the molding pad to add a curly on the inner part of the branches, and on each petal of the flower.
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of the branch and all the flowers on it.

Step 3: Cosmos

Cut out six sets of the Garden Notes – Cosmos dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock (except the stem).
Color all the pieces as shown below.

Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals.
Add a ripple on the paper, using the ball tool.
Wrap the pistils with the tweezers
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of petals and the pieces of the pistils.

Step 4: Leaves

Add the vein to the leaves, using the leaf tool and the leaf pad. And then with the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details. Use all the several leaves from different Garden Notes Sets.

Step 5: Sentiments

Die cut the word “just” from the Die set – Words 2 – Thinking of You, and the word “happy” from the set A Way With Words, Happy Birthday 3, both in a White Soft Cardstock, and then color them with a brown color.

Use the Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Circles set in the White Soft Cardstock, to create a frame for a your picture.

Step 6: Assemblage

Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves as shown below.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.
Luciana

Supplies:

Other brands:
nuvo drops black;
sequins;
distress ink pads.

Krista Schneider Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bugs & Butterflies

April 15, 2019

Hello! Welcome! Samantha here sharing a simple background technique using the hills die from Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges. Landscape dies are one of my favourite die designs –– there’s quite a few ways to use them and if you think outside the box you can create fun backgrounds like the one I’ve created in my card today!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Colour in three butterflies using your preferred colouring medium.

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive (measurement 3cm x 16cm) to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Diva Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 4: Die cut the Adventure Edges die.

Step 5: Die cut again to create a thin wavy strip.

Step 6: Using a selected choice of card stock colours, die cut the Adventure Edges die again. Adhering each one on top of another (like a puzzle piece) to create your backgound.

Step 7: Trim off the excess card and stamp the sentiment.

Step 8: (Optional) Add machine Stitched details.

Step 9: Adhere the three coloured in butterflies, embellish card with sequins, a twine bow and adhere to an A6 side folding card base.

Here are two more background examples using this same technique. I personally love how the lady bug card turned out…


Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Items Used:

Other:

Twine

Sequins

Cardstock

Copic Markers

Foam Tape/Tape Runner

Paper Trimmer

Cuttlebug

Sewing Machine

A Way With Words Shimmer Sheetz

LOTS of Luck

April 14, 2019

Judi here! Graduation time is coming soon and I thought it would be fun to have a stack of Good Luck cards ready to send. I made them with my ‘By-the-Batch’ method –– one morning of cutting and layering and all ten cards were done. Suzanne Cannon’s Good Luck die is a perfect size for a card front!

Good Luck cards are useful year-round, just right for friends starting a job or moving to a new home, picking themselves up after a divorce, entering retirement, opening a business, entering retirement, and more…

Here’s how to whip up an easy batch of Good Luck cards:

  1. Choose cardstock and patterned papers in coordinating colors to go with the ten 4” x 5” pieces in a Shimmer Sheetz Iridescent Sampler Pack. (Or choose the Gemstone Sampler Pack.)
  2. Using the smallest die in the Stitched Ovals die set, cut a cardstock oval to layer onto each piece of Shimmer Sheetz.
  3. Die cut Good Luck ten times, coordinating colors with ovals and Shimmer Sheetz.
  4. Emboss and lightly sand each piece of Shimmer Sheetz. Wipe with damp paper towel.
  5. Using the photos as a reference, layer and adhere pieces onto ten patterned top-fold card bases measuring 4.25” high by 5.25” wide (.25” narrower than a standard A2 size). Use three pieces of narrow Washi tape to secure the Good Luck die cuts! Optional: Back the cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhersive Sheet before die cutting Good Luck; skip the Washi tape.

TIP: Use the same By-the-Batch strategy to make birthday, anniversary, get well, or sympathy cards. Vary embossing folders to suit the occasion(s).

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Judi Kauffman

Other:

  • Cardstock in assorted solid colors
  • Patterned cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • Assorted embossing folders (Shown: circle and dot patterns)
Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Planting Happy Thoughts With The Fuchsia!

April 13, 2019

Good morning –– Kathy here from the ECraft Design Team! Today I’d like to showcase another of Susan’s releases –– the Fuchsia. I created this on a 6”x 6” card with a 51/2”x 51/2” top layer, with a thin gold foil border behind it.

The Fuchsia is a very interesting and beautiful hanging flower, coming in bold colors, or all soft shades. 

They are planted in the Garden Notes ‘Potted’, using Seth Apter’s Chunky Rust embossing powder. (I cut the pot down a bit to better fit on this card). They’re hanging over a window, the Garden Patch. 

I knotted 3 pieces of twine and put them through 3 small holes I punched in the pot and secured them behind the 1st layer to make a ‘hanging’ pot. 

The words are from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’

Don’t forget the Ladybug!

I know you’ll love to add these lovely flowers to your collection! Susan gives wonderful tutorials on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page on how to sculpt her flowers –– check her out!

All the products I’ve used are listed below. To purchase any of them, click on the picture(s) and you’ll be directed to Elizabeth Craft Designs where you can complete your order.

See you soon,

Kathy Sabarese 

A Way With Words

A Note For You

April 8, 2019

Diana here! Today I’m sharing a blank note card that can be sent for any occasion or no occasion at all –– which is always a pleasant surprise. I combined several different word dies from Suzanne’s A Way With Words collection. It’s always a fun challenge for me to see how many ways I can combine what she has lettered.

1. I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ sheet of cardstock completely sponged in Distress Oxide ink. I was going to use it as a background but then decided to die cut butterflies out of it instead.

Blueprint Sketch, Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron & Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks

2. I die cut 3 of the butterflies from the Butterfly Flourish set making sure that the cut butterfly’s colors would be symmetrical. It doesn’t have to be but I was feeling that it needed to be. 🙂

3. On a white card base, I used the same inks to create a splatter. Squish the ink pad onto an acrylic block and a wet brush to pick up the ink color and tap on a finger to add droplets.

Repeat this process for the colors used on the butterflies.

4. Die cut “a,” “Notes,” and “for you” from the various dies. I trimmed off the “s” on “Notes” by following the curve of the “e” and sanding down the edges to make it look smooth.

5. Adhere all the die cuts on the splattered card base. The card looked a bit unfinished so I used the Copic Multiliner Pen to draw a frame around the card. I didn’t bother making it perfectly straight (because we all know how that would turn out!) but I think a freehand box works well with the ink splatters.

Hope you like it! What other word combos can you think of from the A Way With Words collection?

Thanks!

Diana Nguyen

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Other products:

Distress Oxide Inks, Copic Multiliner

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Just Bee-Cause

April 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a sweet card to share with you using the Honey Bear Stamp and die set from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to make your own card… Just Bee-Cause. 🙂

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Stamp Honey Bear images on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Amalgam Ink. Color images using alcohol markers. Diecut images with matching dies.

Step 3 – Diecut Garden Notes – Frame It – Stitched Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock, then 1 die smaller using Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the branch and bear image slightly under the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. Adhere the panels to the card front Dark Chocolate first and then White using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the bees and butterfly.

Step 4 – Stamp Bee Sentiment Clear Stamp to the card front.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Just Bee-Cause!

Tina

Other Products Used:

Tri-Blend Markers

Amalgam Ink

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Joset Designs Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday –– Blooming Spring Tree Card

April 5, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

This week, we’re welcoming Spring with this Blooming Spring Tree Card. Els turns the Safari Tree into this beautiful blooming tree!

Watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Technique Friday!

A Way With Words Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

15 Hoppy Easter Projects You Can Make Today!

April 1, 2019

Easter will be here before you know it –– are you ready? If not, don’t worry –– we’ve got you covered! Our amazing design team has put together a list of 15 projects that are sure to make your Easter a HOPPY one!

Samantha Klaebe

Your Easter can be a colorful one with cards like Samantha’s! These are so fun!

Suzanne Cannon

The elegance of Suzanne’s design is perfect for anyone on Easter Sunday.

Suzanne Cannon

Tanja Kabel

This adorable ornament is adorable hanging on any Easter gift! You can cut felt, among other fabrics, with our die sets!

T

Joset van de Burgt

Joset’s newest collection is perfect for Easter. The Little Chick and Easter Egg die sets give you a lot of options!

Laura Gilhuly

Creating an Easter scrapbook layout is easy when Laura is here to help! Loving the colors!

Laura Gilhuly

Diana Nguyen

Diana perfectly combines dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as Susan’s Garden to create this beautiful card. Blessings!

Diana Nguyen

Sara Torzullo

Love stamping? This beautiful Easter card, made by Sara, is simple to put together!

Katelyn Grosart

Choosing colors that pop is key! Katelyn wows us with this colorful card!

Katelyn Grosart

EK Gorman

How about a card in the shape of an egg? This project is so simple, but makes a big statement!

EK Gorman

Joyce Schmidt

The flowers are blooming for Easter! Combining your favorite blooms with our Easter characters is a perfect fit!


We hope you gain some inspiration from these projects! Let us know which one you loved in the the comments below!

Krista Schneider ModaScrap

Creating Patchwork With Hexagons

March 27, 2019

Samantha here…and for today’s card/s I’m combining Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Stitched Hexagons with the stamp set Patchwork. There are many creative moments where I’ve been really stuck on colour combinations…so I just pull out a (random) piece of pattern paper from a paper pad (in this case Fly and Scrap by Modascrap), match it up with cardstock and Copic markers and start creating!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using a combination of pattern paper and cardstock die cut 12 small stitched hexagons.

Step 2: Piece these together, forming two rows on the bottom of your card front. (Card front measurements: 15cm x 10.5cm). Trim off the sides.

Step 3: Next, stamp the Patchwork flower and other smaller Patchwork images on Copic friendly cardstock, die-cut them out, and colour them in with Copic markers (or your preferred colouring medium).

Copic Marker Colours: V01/V04/V06/RV02/RV04/RV06/YG00/YG01/YG03

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment with black ink using Elizabeth Craft Designs Banner Sentiments stamp and coordinating die.

Step 4: Assemble card as shown, adhering the sentiment to the (hexagon) card front with foam tape and tucking the Patchwork flowers under the banner.

Step 6: Embellish with sequins and a twine bow before adhering the card front to an A6 card base.

Below are two more fun examples of ways to create a more detailed hexagon background. At first I thought the colour scheme pick out in the first card wouldn’t work…but I’m really happy I persisted. I think the pastel colour combination really suits these Patchwork bees and that it is a great alternative to ‘normal’ bee colours!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card tutorial today and if you are ever stuck on a colour scheme just try my tip…you never know how interesting the card will turn out in the end!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Black Ink

GlueDot/Tape Runner/Foam Tape

Copic Markers

Stamping Block

Corner Punch

Twine

Sequins

CuttleBug

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