A Way With Words

It’s a Party

December 29, 2015

Hi Y’all, Robyn here of RainbowWeaves , excited to be guest designing for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, sharing with you the new A Way With Words die set designed by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design,. It celebrates my love for Artist Trading Cards (ATCs).

The 2 ½ x  3 ½ size limit sparks my creative imagination and can simply highlight a beautiful sentiment or focal image. They are also a great way to use up small stash scraps.

ATCs are only gifted or traded, never sold, fostering artistic and cultural exchange and world peace.

The New Year is a wonderful time to party, so why not give a tiny piece of art as an invitation. There is plenty of room to write all the particulars on the back.

I bet you can’t make just one! And it doesn’t take long if you want to make a bunch.



  • Trim Soft Finish Cardstock to 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches.
  • Remove one side of the cover paper of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and adhere to the back of patterned paper and trim to 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches.
  • Remove the other cover paper and adhere the patterned paper to the Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Removing the cover paper a bit at a time, carefully place 1/4 inch Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the edges of the ATC, leaving a bit to overlap. These photos are of another ATC and the process is the same.
  • Press down well on the cover paper, before you remove it, and cut off any excess on the edges of the card.
  • Remove the cover paper and place the card in your glitter box. (Els has a video on this.)
  • Sprinkle Silver Silk Microfine Glitter onto the border and rub in with your finger to polish. Wipe the card with a Swiffer sheet to remove excess glitter.



  • Removing one side of the cover paper, place Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on both sides of a piece of fun foam.
  • Die cut, It’s a Party die from the fun foam, running through a couple of times to ensure a clean cut through all of the layers.
  • Position the die cut before you remove the backing paper to check the placement.
  • Remove the cover paper on the back and carefully adhere the die cut to the card. Press down well.
  • Remove the cover paper and place card in the glitter box and sprinkle the Green Silk Microfine Glitter on the die cut.
  • Polish the glitter with your finger and remove excess glitter with the Swiffer sheet.
  • Use a hole punch to cut small dots from Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
  • Position the dots, then remove the cover paper, working one at a time, and adhere to the card. Layering dots will give you some extra dimension.
  • Place the card in the glitter box, apply glitter to the dots, polish, and remove excess glitter with the Swiffer sheet.

I couldn’t make just one! These are embossed with embossing folders.


Word ‘Faith’ was die cut from Velvet Adhesive Sheet and embellished with some peel-off stickers.


Use a rubber mallet instead of the usual machine to selectively emboss.



Elizabeth Craft Designs


  • Rubber mallet
  • Swiffer sheet
  • Patterned paper
  • Paper cutter
  • Die cutting machine
  • Craft foam
  • Paper hole punch
  • Scissors



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  • Vickie okienurse December 31, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    awesome ATC’s I love using the tape to make the glitter border and it does contain some of the fall out pretty well. Thanks for sharing.

  • lirpastory December 31, 2015 at 9:08 am

    What a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

  • Carole Sweeney December 30, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I love words dies and how fun the results…well done Happy New Year! Carole 33

  • Julia December 30, 2015 at 4:26 am

    I love the fun foam use, it cut really well! And the velvet paper, tough time choosing between them!

  • quietfire December 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I love the puffy words with the fun foam!

  • Karen Aicken December 29, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Wonderful ATC’s, and I love your tip about the selective embossing. Thank you!

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