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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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“Make a Wish Before The Place Burns Down” Birthday Card

July 21, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

This is the heart of birthday season for me.  Many of my friends and family have a birthday between now and the end of September.  I went through my birthday card stash last week and realized that I need to make several more.  Oh darn!  I guess that means more time in my craft room.  🙂

Today I am sharing two birthday cards created using the same instructions, stamps and dies.  The focal point of each card front is the funny quote from the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon: “Blow out the candles…”.  The instructions below list the products I used.

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“You were Born With Greatness” Flourished Calligraphy Card

April 28, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Spring is in full swing here in Nova Scotia. The birds are happily tweeting, the squirrels are playing, and my garden flowers are starting to poke up through the soil. Spring is so beautiful! I love this time of year.

The beauty of spring and the promises of summer inspired the card I am sharing today. The card uses the gorgeous Flourished Frame die and You Were Born with Greatness Clear Stamp set from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection.

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