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!!!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Rejoice Christmas Card. The inspiration came from A Way With Words dies – Flourished Candle and Rejoice. With those elements figured out, I added more with dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and ModaScrap to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
Hi there, Marilyn here and today we’ll create a fun Santa’s little helpers Christmas card. Hopefully you have all or most of your cards done by now because Christmas is almost here. For me, it usually ends up that the closer we get to Christmas the fewer people will get handmade cards because I nearly always run short of time, and this year is no exception. The good thing with this card is that once the images were coloured, the remainder of the card worked up very quickly. Below are the steps I used to create it:
I always seem to need just a few more Christmas cards (sound familiar?), so I’ve devised a strategy for making some that are simple and fast, but don’t look that way! Today’s tutorial is a trio that uses a non-traditional palette. I have lots of friends with taste as quirky as mine… I’m calling it a ten-minute card, but it probably won’t take that long.
I timed myself: Die cut two circles (2 minutes or less!), emboss and sand the smaller circle (2 minutes or less), add scrapbook paper to card front (1 minute at most), layer and complete the ornament (about 2 minutes), attach ornament to card front (30 seconds or less). This leaves a couple of minutes to unwrap and savor a peppermint patty while admiring your creation!
Hi everyone! Here in Montreal, our first major storm has just been through, leaving us with a lovely blanket of snow. One of my daughters, although an adult, still gets excited at the thought of snowman building, so this card is for her. It combines my love of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s CountryScapes with the Build a Snowman die set as well as her lovely Garden Notes – Whitepine Boughs and Pinecone and Garden Notes – Holiday Holly & Berries die sets. Silk Microfine Glitter adds the perfect sparkle to the snowman.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my JOY Christmas Card. The inspiration came from Susan’s Garden Notes Berry Spray and Frosty Fern dies. With those elements figured out, I added more with dies from ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Merry Christmas Card. The inspiration came from ModaScrap’s Christmas Flower die. With that element of my card figured out, I added more with dies from ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio, A Way With Words, and Susan’s Garden Notes to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
I enjoy making flat ornaments to mail as an alternative to greeting cards. They can go straight to the tree or hang in a window or on a doorknob. And now that it’s become something of a tradition for me, friends have come to expect them!
Suzanne Cannon’s new A Way With Words release includes a fabulous flourished candle die set that has separate pieces for a dimensional flame and dripping wax. The candle can stand alone on an ornament, but I thought the word ‘Rejoice’ added a nice bit of extra sparkle. And the lettering provides visual balance when tucked just beneath the candle – The letter ‘R’ almost touching the flourishes, but not quite.