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A Way With Words Birthday Gift Box

September 28, 2019

Hi Friends! It is EK, and I am so excited to share this small gift box I created. I have a teenager now, and I have been looking for a fun way to give his friend’s birthday cash in a more creative way than just a simple card. I thought the A Way With Words Gable Box by Suzanne Cannon was the perfect way to give a little birthday cash.

Step One: Die cut some Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock with the Gable Box die.

Step Two: Pre-fold all the edges of the gable box. This make a big difference later when you are assembling the box.

Step Three: Using some copic friendly black ink, stamp out the long candle image twice and the sentiment from the A Way With Words Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.

Step Four: Using alcohol makers, color an ombre effect across the whole box. I used YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E19, E18 (lightest to darkest) copic markers.

Step Five: Color in the candles with an alcohol maker. I used E07 for the base and Y02 for the flame.

Step Six: Using a white gel pen, add some details to the stamped images. Using some Kids Choice Glue, paint a little glue onto the flames and add some Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step Seven: Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add some adhesive to both the tab and the bottom of the box. Assemble the box.

I just love how this little box came out. I think it is perfect for a fall birthday.

Thanks for peeking in today. Let us know your favorite way to gift cash outside of a traditional birthday card in the comments below.

EK Gorman


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A Butterfly Birthday

August 24, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in today to share a birthday card I created using the Butterflies and Stars spray from the Suzanne Cannon’s A Way with Words Collection. I just love how this simple die can create such bold magical beauty.

Here’s how I made it:

Step One: Blend a trio of Distress Oxides onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches. I used Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick.

Step Two: Die cut out the butterflies from the blended cardstock using the Butterflies and Stars Spray die. Save the die cut butterflies for later.

Step Three: Die cut the blended background again using the Dashing Rectangles die set.

Step Four: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using 10mm Clear Double Side Adhesive adhere the bonnie blue card stock to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Adhere the blended cardstock to the bonnie blue cardstock using a combination of 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Using Suzanne’s Happy Birthday Collection stamp set add a Birthday sentiment. I also used a stamp from the Wedding Sentiments stamp set to add a a little visual interest.

Step Seven: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere back on the die cut butterflies to the finished card.

While this is a fairly simple card to craft, I think it has a huge visual impact with its trio of colors and spray of butterflies. Thank you for peeking in today to this butterfly birthday card. Let me know what trio of colors you would have used with your spray of butterfly stamp set in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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Share Your Garden Bliss

February 3, 2019

Diana here today! One of my favorite things about my garden is remembering where each plant came from. I always buy some annuals every year but the perennials hold a special place in my heart. I remember which one came from my mom’s garden, my sister’s, and even co-workers from over a decade ago. My hydrangeas and azalea actually come from our first home as well as some others.

Long intro but my card is inspired by the idea of sharing your garden. Wouldn’t it be thoughtful to have a few pots of small plants from your garden, some seeds, and a card to a neighbor or friend?


To make this card, I started with watercolor paper and white card stock.

  1. Make a white frame by nesting two rectangle dies. I like to use watercolor paper for the frame because it is stiffer.
  2. The inside of the frame is aslo a die cut from water color paper using the larger of the two dies above. I used blue and green water colors to color the opposite corners of the background.
  3. Make a rainbow wash on watercolor paper to cut out the butterfly spray as well as the Garden and Bliss word dies. The tiny flowers for the center of the Shasta Daisy is also cut out from it also so make sure it is a large enough sheet/scrap.
  4. The Shasta Daisy is cut from white card stock.
  5. Pop up the frame on the green and blue watercolor paper.
  6. Adhere to a white tent card base.
  7. Adhere all the die cuts as show in the picture below.

I can’t wait for spring to come – my garden is so dead right now but I look forward to splitting and sharing my perennials.

Diana Nguyen

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Other Products used:

  • Koi watercolors

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His & Hers Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes

January 12, 2019

I thought it would be fun to make ‘His & Hers’ treat boxes for Valentine’s Day, but as soon as I came up with the title for the tutorial, I had to chide myself and ask this question: Why do some colors get defined as masculine and others as feminine? And why is Valentine’s Day usually pink, red and white?

Color is not assigned the same way in all cultures (the Indian weddings I’ve attended prove that the groom doesn’t have to be the guy in a black tuxedo!) and it’s certainly not the same for all species (Mr. Peacock and Sir Rooster look more like what we in Western cultures think of as red-carpet-ready than their partners, Ms. Peahen and Mrs. Chicken, don’t you think?).

I leave it to you to decide whether one of these boxes looks like it’s for the men and boys in your life and the other for the women and girls. 

Meanwhile, I’m going to make lots of boxes from ModaScrap Wood Effect and Rainbow Bark cardstock, label all of them with the word LOVE (in red, the color we have assigned to romance, love and Valentine’s Day) and fill them with goodies: a piece of candy, a golf ball and tee, a lure for my friend who loves to go fishing (who happens to be a lady over 80), and a pair of earrings for a friend whose birthday falls close to Valentine’s Day.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Die cut a treat box from Wood Effect or Rainbow Bark cardstock and the word Love from red cardstock. Optional: After die cutting, alter the cardstock with inks, embossing folders, stamps, cut or torn collage.

2. Assemble the box using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to secure the bottom pieces and side flap. Fill the box and close the top. 

3. Adhere the word Love at an upward angle as shown using small dabs of Beacon Kids Choice Glue. To help you position the word, notice that the rounded loop flourishes on the lettering in the die cut word extend past the left, right and top edges of the front side of the box, but the tails of the flourishes below the ‘L’ and the ‘o’ touch the left side and bottom edge. Option: If you don’t like the word extending as shown, fold the loop flourishes as needed and secure to sides and top of the box.

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Masculine Birthday Card

January 10, 2019

Hi all, Angela here with a guest blog.

Today’s card is a birthday card for a dear friend. I’ve always found making a man’s birthday card much more difficult that making one for a woman. This is especially so when I’d like to use flower dies. So this month’s project is one that I hope he’ll like; I know that I enjoyed putting it together. Susan’s “Garden Notes – Feverfew” combined with Suzanne Cannon’s “A Way With Words – Happy Birthday” are the dies I used to create this card.

Here’s how it comes together:

1 -Cut a card base 6 ½ X 9 ½ inches folded in half from 100lb Soft Finish card stock.

2 -Cut a pretty piece of paper 5 ½ X 3 ¾ inches as well as a coordinating piece of paper 5 5/8 X 3 7/8 and also a piece of matching metallic paper 6 X 4 ¼ inches. Layer them and adhere with double sided adhesive.

3 – Cut 2 copies of the Happy Birthday die from coordinating papers that have been backed with Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere to the layered card front

4 –Using the Garden Notes Feverfew die, cut the pieces for seven flowers.

5 –Colour leaves and centers using Copic markers.

6 –Shape leaves, petals, and centers using Susan’s toolkit, leaf mat, and molding pad

7 –Adhere flowers to card front using Kid’s Choice glue.

8 –Using a toothpick, dab glue onto the centers and sprinkle with yellow pollen. Allow to dry and blow off excess.

And there you have it!

Hope you get to try this one.

Angela

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Christmas Stamp Collection: Baby It’s Cold Outside

December 8, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you still working on your holiday cards?  I have a card today that is easy to make and has beautiful results.  The card features stamps from the lovely Christmas Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon.  The set contains so many sweet and timeless stamps that can be used this year and in years to come.  Let’s dive into the instructions!

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Stamp Focus: A Bit of Fragrance “Thankful Receiver”

November 10, 2018

 

Hello Crafty Friends.

It is that time of year when many of us are celebrating life and being thankful.  In the northern hemisphere we are thankful for our harvest, the beautiful fall foliage, and perhaps the kids being back at school.  🙂   There are many reasons to be thankful-  especially for acts of kindness.  The gorgeous calligraphy stamp from the A Way With Words collection, A Bit of Fragrance, is perfect for your next thank you card and is the focal point of the thank card I am sharing today.

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“Rejoice” Festive Candle Card

October 13, 2018

 

Hello Crafty Friends!

‘Tis the season to start on those holiday cards!  I know, I know.  It is “only” October – but if you are anything like me, you have to rush make some last-minute cards right before the holidays.  I seem to do this every year!  However, with the newly-released A Way With Words dies and stamps I can get several beautiful cards produced quickly.  Today’s card can be easily reproduced with festive results.

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Butterfly “Let your dreams soar”

September 15, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Do you know what I like to do with Suzanne’s  A Way With Words collection?  Mixing and matching!  Last week I shared a project using a stamp and stencil.  This week’s project incorporates the lovely and inspirational ‘Soar’ quote stamp and the beautiful ‘Butterfly Flourish’.  Let’s flutter happily into the card instructions as they are super easy!

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