A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio

Spring Memories

May 14, 2016

Spring Memories Suzanne Cannon

Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today. Thanks for joining me for today’s project. Needless to say, I’m over-the-moon-happy with the new A Way With Words release from Elizabeth Craft Designs! I’m sure you’ve already seen them.

In celebration of the scrapbooking community and National Scrapbooking Day last weekend, I created Remember and Memories. Spring_Memories_detail_3_Suzanne_May2016 Designer Susan Tierney Cockburn requested the seasons, so here I am today combining dies!

This card came easily. The new dies arrived as I was celebrating my mother’s life. This is probably my favourite photo of her, even though she has a suspicious look on her face only a mother can have. I can’t help but smile at her expression.  The lilacs she holds were from cuttings brought lovingly from her parents’ home in Ontario years ago and nurtured to magnificent displays in their new west coast home.

I hope this card inspires you to create your own glorious Spring Memories cards!




  1. Form a tent-fold card base measuring 8.5 x 5.5” using striped cardstock. Cut panel measuring 7.5 x 4.5” from designer paper and mat it with a panel of Dark Purple cut 1/8” larger. Adhere panels with Clear Double Sided Adhesive and mount them on card front with foam tape.
  2. Die cut Spring from Dark Fuchsia and Memories from Perfect Purple.
  3. Die cut photo using appropriately sized oval from the Fitted Ovals die set. Mat the photo with sequentially larger ovals from the Fitted Ovals and Stitched Ovals sets. Adhere stack together using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere stack to card front with foam tape as shown.
  4. Attach Spring to card front using slivers of Clear Double Sided Tape. Adhere Memories slightly below Spring using Clear Foam Adhesive to create dimension. DESIGNER TIP: Use a small T-square to help accurately align the die cuts as you’re adding them to the card front!
  5. Assemble the Lilac with the help of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s video tutorial HERE. Trim the Lilac as shown in the photo. Tie a thread bow around the stem and adhere to card front using foam tape.

Use a T-square to help align the diecuts.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words
4 Seasons

Els van de Burgt Studio
Stitched Ovals
Fitted Ovals

Susan’s Garden
Garden Notes – Lilac
Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools Buy it All
PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2

Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock in Dark Fuchsia and Perfect Purple; Olive Twist and Dark Chocolate for Lilac
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Beacon Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies

Kool Tak 3D Clear Foam adhesive
Foam Tape
Maja Designs cardstock



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  • Reply Kathleen Adams May 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Suzanne, this card is just beautiful and just made me smile. I think the fact that it is such a personal memory for you that is sooo well portrayed in this card that also makes it so special to see! Thank you!

  • Reply Nancy Yoder May 14, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I LOVE the nostalgia of ur most recent cards/pages! And the memories beautiful calligraphy text combines with the spring text…really speaks to me! Thank you for this inspiration…& thank Susan too!

  • Reply Sandy Diller May 14, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Lovely card Suzanne, such great colors and a sweet thought. Love your new dies!!

  • Reply CM Taylor May 14, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Suzanne, The card is a beautiful tribute to your mother. The art work is so pretty and I love the details. Wanda and you are both on the purple lavender kick! It must be Spring! Thank you for sharing but more importantly thank you for your design work. I love the calligraphy work that you incorporate into all your art. I love your dies and use them as often as I can.

  • Reply wandahentges May 14, 2016 at 9:00 am

    A beautiful card, Suzanne!!!! It is so funny that unbeknownst to each other we both used the same words and the lilac on our cards.

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