A Way With Words

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky”

January 6, 2018

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends.

January is chilly here in Nova Scotia.  After work I quickly walk my puppy, then put some comfy clothes on and spend time in the craft room.  It is a wonderful time of year to be in the craft room and get the creative juices flowing.  Yes, crafting is a happy thing to do on these chilly winter days.

This week I created a card using one of the stamp sets designed by Suzanne Cannon, the Love & Hearts Collection.

The card has shimmer, texture, playfulness and Suzanne’s beautiful calligraphy.


  1. Create a 4.25″ x 5.5″ top-fold card using white cardstock.
  2. Die cut Kraft brown cardstock using the  die from the Dotted Scallop Rectangles set that is the closest fit to the card front.
  3. Stamp quote onto die cut using black archival ink.  Adhere to card front using double-sided foam tape.
  4. On a separate piece of cardstock, stamp the “love” heart using white pigment ink.  Heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  5. Stamp heart outline onto heart in step 3 using black archival ink.  Dry.
  6. Apply a dab of Inka Gold Magenta onto a silicone mat or similar surface.  Use a watercolor brush with water (or watercolor brush pen) to dilute the Inka Gold medium.  Apply liberally to stamped heart.  Dry.  Fussy cut heart.
  7. Use double-faced foam tape to adhere the embossed heart, now a heart-shaped balloon, to the card front.
  8. Stamp wee hearts onto the card front using black archival ink.  Dry.  Apply diluted Inka Gold to color in the wee hearts.
  9. Cut pink and white baker’s twine for the balloon string. Mount to card front with small dots of liquid adhesive. Tie a bow and mount at the base of the balloon.
  10. Add shimmery adhesive-backed half-pearls or gems as shown.


Thank you for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the happy heart card.

Have a great day!


Kathy Jo


Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Inka Gold Magenta

Black Archival Ink

White pigment ink

Paintbrush or water brush pen

Clear embossing powder

Cardstock in white and Kraft brown

Foam tape

Heat tool


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  • KATHY JO WOOD January 14, 2018 at 4:47 am

    Thank you, Marjorie! 🙂

    I agree- Suzanne’s calligraphy is gorgeous! Her work is beautiful.

    Have a great day! Hugs

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER January 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    That’s a wonderful card ! The calligraphy is gorgeous !

  • Kathleen Adams January 6, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Very simple and very effective. Love it!

    • KATHY JO WOOD January 14, 2018 at 4:46 am

      Thank you, Marjorie! 🙂

      I agree- Suzanne’s calligraphy is gorgeous! Her work is beautiful.

      Have a great day! Hugs

    • KATHY JO WOOD January 14, 2018 at 4:51 am

      Hi Kathleen!

      Please ignore the first reply. For some reason my reply was set up as a reply to you and Marjorie!

      Thank you for your kind comment. I find simple difficult but I wanted to try simple to showcase Suzanne’s stamps. 🙂

      Thank you again! Have a happy, crafty day! Hugs.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe January 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    This is sweet and beautiful!

    • KATHY JO WOOD January 14, 2018 at 4:53 am

      Thank you, Kirsty! I agree- Suzanne’s stamp set is sweet and beautiful. I am always in awe of her beautiful calligraphy!

      Thanks again for the lovely comment! Have a wonderful day! Hugs

  • judi kauffman January 6, 2018 at 11:11 am

    The heart works great as a balloon and how perfect that the string is pink and white – the perfect match.

    • KATHY JO WOOD January 14, 2018 at 4:53 am

      Thank you, Judi! 🙂

  • jean marmo January 6, 2018 at 7:34 am

    So pretty! Love this quote!

    • KATHY JO WOOD January 14, 2018 at 4:56 am

      Thanks, Jean!

      I agree- the quote is so sweet. And you know Suzanne’s work…her calligraphy is always awesome!

      Hope you are having a great weekend. 🙂

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