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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

Be Not Afraid

February 27, 2019

Hello!!! It’s Wanda here today, sharing an idea of how to use any of the “spray” dies in the A Way With Words collection. I’ve used the Butterfly Spray (from the Butterfly & Stars Spray set) for my project today. This idea has been roaming about my mind for a couple of weeks and I needed to give it a try. I’m really pleased with the result!!!

To begin I cut a piece of 110# Soft Finish Cardstock to a 6″ square. I then added really light pencil lines from corner to corner and across and down at the halfway points. This gives you 8 lines or 8 spaces to use as a guide for die cutting.

Next I used a Stitched Circle die to cut a circle from the middle of my paper. This makes it easier to place the dies for cutting.

Place the die, putting the part of the die you want to cut on top of the paper and the part of the die you don’t want to cut through the hole and under the paper. Use a piece of removable tape to hold the die in place.

Run this through your die cutting machine, going only far enough to cut the design on the front of the paper and then go in the reverse direction to get your paper out of the machine. The first time I cut, I ran my piece all the way through the machine but it left marks where the die was behind the paper.

Continue placing and cutting the spray. Here I’m just using the larger end of the spray to cut on every other line. You could choose to line your die up in the open areas between the lines for a slightly different look.

After finishing the first 4 cuts, I then did the in-between lines using the smaller end of the spray.

And here is my piece with all the butterflies cut. Yes, that center looks ugly but we will be covering it up.

I erased all the pencil lines and then sponged ink around the edges.

I layered my Butterfly piece over another square cut to 6 1/8″. For this square I used a piece of Kraft Metallic card from the Jewels pack (Tim Holtz Idea-ology).

I stamped the quote (from the Where Flowers Bloom Clear Stamp Set) onto the textured side of 90# Soft Finish Cardstock using a stamp platform –– this allows me to stamp it multiple times to get a good image on the texture and to make it nice and dark. I die cut this with the Stitched Circle die that is one size larger than the die I used for the center.

Cut another circle with the next size larger Stitched Circle. Sponge ink around the edges of both circles. I used the same color as my Butterfly piece.

Layer both circles using Foam Tape and attach the stacked circles to the project with Foam Tape.

I then attached my complete piece to another square of 110# Soft Finish White, cut to 6 1/4″ square. This was just to make the whole piece a bit firmer.

You could choose to make this a large card for someone or even put it in a frame for a home decor piece (use one of the Happy Frame sets and size your project accordingly).

I hope you like this project and, if you have any of the Spray dies, you are inspired to try something like this!!!

Hugs, Wanda

Supplies:

Joset Designs

DIY Safari Animal Gift Box

February 17, 2019

Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller with you today and I have a fun project to share.

First of all, I must tell you that this is not my original idea –– I saw it on Mixed Up Crafts with Samantha. She made her box from scratch and decorated it with a fairy. I decided to up-cycle a box from my stash and am so pleased with the way it turned out!

Here are a few photos of the box that any child (or adult) would enjoy receiving. Below, I have also provided a complete step by step video of the project as well as the links to all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used.

ENJOY!

These cute jungle animals are perfect to decorate the top of the box.
When the box is opened, the adorable Monkey pops up. He is attached to a piece of acetate that folds down as the box closes.
The Safari Sayings Stamp Set is perfect for gift giving.

Watch the video tutorial below!

This is a fun and easy way to give a gift that is sure to be a hit! Hope you will give it a try.

See you soon,

Sandy

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Inspiration from the Design Team Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

You’re Cool

January 9, 2019

Hey friends! It’s EK sneaking in to the blog, and today I’m creating a little post holiday blues card. I find the time after the holiday, but before the weather warms up to be the most difficult time of the year to create. Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready to start thinking about spring crafting, but that is still month’s away. So today, I thought I would just embrace my winter blues and create a cute critter card.

Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches. Scor and fold paper at the 6 inches to create a 6×6 inch card frame. Trim some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.

Step Two: Stamp the critter images from the Winter Animals stamp set onto the white cardstock using copic friendly ink.

Step Three: Color in the stamped images using alcohol markers. I used copics and focused on shades of brown and blue.

Step Four: Die cut a frame for the card using Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and the Frame It/Stitched Squares. Die cut some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock with the Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Square.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the soft sky paper onto the card frame. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the grapevine wreath, squirrel and fox to the card frame. Add the owl with three dimensional tape.

Step Six: Using the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp snowflakes onto the background using white pigment ink. Add a sentiment to the bottom right corner from the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set in blue ink. I used Archival Cobalt Blue ink.

Thank you for peeking into today, and helping me embrace my winter crafting blues.

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Other Supplies
Copic Markers
Black copic friendly ink
White pigment ink
Cobalt blue Archival Ink

Joset Designs Susan's Garden Club

Hello Sunshine Inside Shadow Box Card

January 8, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here with my first post for 2019. Before we get started I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and I wish you all a fabulous year ahead. With the holidays over I thought I would share a card without a snow theme… so I am sharing some sunshine and color your way using the Color My Flowers Stamp set. Below are the instructions so you can make your own Floral Inside Shadow Box.

Step 1 – Trim a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock measuring 8 1/2″ x 11″ in half so you have 2 sheets measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

Step 2 – The first sheet will be scored at 4 1/4″ an folded in half. You will need to trim 1/2″ from the back. See photos.

Step 3 – The second sheet will be scored at 1/2″, 4 1/4″ and 4 3/4″. Fold all and then snip about 1/8″ off from the 1/2″ section. See photos.

Step 4 – Using the first sheet you will emboss the Garden Notes – Frame It Stitched Ovals. This will be the front of your card. See photo.

Step 5 – Mask the outer section of the embossed area as you will be stamping on the inside of the embossed oval. Stamp Color My Flowers Clear Stamps all around the inner edge using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Remove the masking carefully.

Step 6 – Stamp Sentiment Banner underneath the Embossed Oval. I used Hello Sunshine!

Step 7 – The second sheet you will diecut the Garden Notes – Frame It Stitched Oval. This will be the opening of your shadow box which will be decorated. See photo.

Step 8 – Now we need to assemble the two sheets. Place 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to second sheet on the 1/2″ area. Remove the relase sheet and align it with the crease of sheet one. Fold over the front and press firmly to secure it. See photo.

Step 9 – Turn it over and add 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the edge and crease. Remove the release sheet and close the right side and then fold the left side. See photos.

Step 10 – Stamp Color My Flowers on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Memento Ink for Alcohol Coloring. It will be the same flowers and leaves you used for the front of the card. Color in the stamped images using Alcohol Markers of your choice. I used Winsor & Newton Promarkers. Diecut the images with the matching dies. Adhere the flowers and leaves in the same position as the front and adhere to the inside of the Oval using Kid’s Choice Glue. For added interest use a White Gel Pen to add sme detail to the flowers.

Step 11 – For added interest and sparkle add some colored sequins to the center of the flowers on the front of the card.

I hope you enjoyed a break from all the Holiday and Winter cards. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the images, colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Elisabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

Other Products Used:

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Memento Black Ink

White Gel Pen

Winsor & Newton Promakers

Joset Designs Krista Schneider

Non Traditional Color Holiday Card

December 30, 2018

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here and this will be my last post for 2018. I want to wish you all Happy Holidays and see you again in 2019. By now Christmas has passed but I am sure you are still having parties or visiting friends and family. I have a super easy and fun card to share with you for those last minute unexpected holidays cards. It uses the Snowflakes and Winter Bears Clear Stamps by Krista Schneider and the Polar Bear from Joset’s Designs. Here are instructions so you can make your own Non Traditional Color Holiday Card.

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Joset Designs

Snowflake Thanks

December 28, 2018

It’s Karen here.  I hope everyone had a fun and happy holiday.  It’s a great time to create some fun cards to say “thanks” to our loved ones for coming to visit, for gifts we may have received, and lots of other reasons.  I’m providing some inspiration today using the Snowflakes dies and some Silk Microfine Glitter.

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Krista Schneider

Winter Animals Christmas

December 24, 2018

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances Byrne here today with another tutorial to share with you. It’s Christmas Eve … Santa will be coming tonight and I hope he brings you all something nice. For my tutorial today I have another Christmas card to share using a couple of the Krista Schneider stamp sets. (This is a fun card for last minute mailing, you could get a head start on next year’s cards, or simply skip the “Merry Christmas” sentiment and the card is suitable all through the winter…)

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Joset Designs Susan's Garden Club

May the Magic of Christmas Make You Feel Like a Kid Again !

December 23, 2018

What can I say? I love everything about Christmas – all the lights, the smells, the snow, the cold, hot chocolate, rosy cheeks, childhood memories and being with all the ones I love! I feel like a kid every time I hear a Christmas song and I cry watching all the happy-ending Christmas movies on TV. I hope that the magic of the holidays will fill your heart and that you’ll remember to enjoy every minute of the time spent creating the most wonderful memories with your loved ones.

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A Way With Words Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Holiday Inking

December 21, 2018

Hey Friends, it is EK here and I thought I’d share just a bit of holiday inking with you today using some A Way With Words holiday dies.  Recently I introduced my eight-year-old crafter to Distress Inks, and realized that I have not been taking advantage of all the cool things you can do with them, especially when it comes to stenciling.  Then I wondered how well the A Way With Words sentiment dies would hold up as stencils and I was off to the races.

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