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Suzanne Cannon

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Cheery Hello Balloon!

July 18, 2020

It’s a good time to say Hello to someone special!  It’s Suzanne here today and I’m sharing this fun technique that I’m in love with.  It seems to be called the Eclipse technique and I like it because it’s a bit subtle, but it’s a great way to help the delicate Away With Words diecuts stand out from a busy patterned paper! If you’re familiar with the technique, this is a double-decker version! Join me!

Instructions:

Cut a panel from patterned paper measuring 5-1/8” x 6”. Cut a panel from black cardstock measuring slightly larger: 5.5” x 6.25” (not shown here).

Die cut the Big Balloon from the patterned paper panel as shown and also  die cut the Big Balloon from fun foam.

Die cut Hello from the middle of the patterned paper Big Balloon diecut on a jaunty angle.  Make sure you keep all the inside counterspaces of all the letters!  Die cut Hello from a new piece of fun foam (NOT from the Big Balloon fun foam diecut!).  You don’t need the fun foam counterspaces.

Center and adhere the patterned paper panel to the black panel.

Adhere the black fun foam Balloon into the cut out patterned paper panel. Glue the patterned paper Balloon on top of the fun foam Balloon.

Adhere the black fun foam Hello into the cut out Hello on the Balloon. 

Add the patterned paper counterspaces where they came from. Tweezers are super helpful!

Then glue the patterned paper Hello on top of its fun foam version. It’s super cool that the patterned paper all lines up perfectly! Love it!

Form a 6” wide by 7” high side-fold card base from coordinating paper.

Adhere the eclipse panel on your card base. Tie a little bow of coordinating thread or ribbon and adhere it to the Balloon.

Very cool card! Aren’t they fun! Enjoy making more of these! Try changing the colour of the fun foam and see what happens.
Happy creating! Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Glue
Black Fun Foam
Black Cardstock
Thread

A Way With Words Stamping

Love You To The Moon

June 20, 2020

I think now more than ever we need to reach out to those we love.  Not for any special reason, just to share love.  I thought this might be a fun way to do it! We get to make a beautiful bright moon inside the ornament, create a stencil so we have a sweet spray of stars and we get to stamp a super special message.

Here’s how you can do it, too…..

Instructions:

Form a 5 x 7” tent fold card base from navy cardstock.

Cut a 4 x 6” panel from navy cardstock.  Die cut the Star Spray from scrap cardstock and use as a stencil.  Lightly stencil the stars across the panel with Distress Oxide Brushed Corduroy.

Die cut the flourished ornament and the flourished moon from white cardstock which has had Double Sided Adhesive adhered to the front side.

Remove the release paper and one at a time thermal emboss the flourished ornament with Forever Platinum and then the flourished moon with Brushed Silver. So nice and bright!

Stamp the sentiment (Awwww!) on white cardstock with Night Sky ink and die cut with the smallest Fitted Rectangle.  Die cut the smallest Stitched Rectangle from navy cardstock and adhere them together. 

Mount the gilded ornament and moon as shown on the stenciled panel (the flourishes can hang over the edge of the panel!).  Mount the sentiment panel on the panel with 3D adhesive squares overlapping the ornament.

Mount the stenciled panel on the card base with 3D adhesive squares.

Send to someone you love!

Be kind, be calm, stay safe.  You are loved!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Love Joy Peace Ornament

Others:

Navy Cardstock
White Cardstock
Modern Gilding Powders: Burnished Silver, Forever Platinum
Distress Brushed Corduroy
VersaMagic Night Sky
Glue Dots
3D Foam Squares

A Way With Words Cardmaking ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter Stamping

Christmas Magic

December 21, 2019

Merry Christmas!  It’s Suzanne here today with a last minute Christmas card!

When I created this stamp, I knew it would be versatile when used with the dies.  And when I went to create this card, I was torn!  What would the focus be?  Christmas?  Believe?  Magic?  We have all three dies available to choose from!  I guess I should make one of each card, but because glitter was on my mind, I decided that a shiny “Magic” would be the focus.

This is how you can make this card:

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Sneak Peek: Flourished Deer!

October 19, 2019

I’m thrilled to introduce you to some of the brand new dies coming VERY soon to Elizabeth Craft Designs! 

Meet the Flourished Deer – large enough to be a feature design on a card and yet leave room for lots of other embellishments if you wish.  The Flourished Deer comes with a collar, a bell, an eye and a Rudolph nose should you wish to use it!  It’s so versatile!

The flourished snowflake is part of a new set of Flourished Christmas Minis which are perfect on their own and also fit beautifully inside the Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament.  They’re great for combining with stamps, too.  (We have a new set of those as well!)

This is how you make this card….

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Adorable Fuzzy Gable Box

September 7, 2019

It’s Suzanne here today with such a cute little gift idea!  I “felt” like creating with the Gable Box.  So you know those times when you make these purchases and think “I’ll make this with that!” and then you forget what you were going to do?  Well, this project almost became one of those! 

I think these little boxes made from felt make the cutest little warm-fuzzy ornament – or I suppose they could be a pin cushion!  The supplies are super inexpensive so you can make a whole herd of them.  They don’t have to be stitched, but I think it adds a nice little bit of colour and decoration.  You could have a lot of fun by using different stitches.

Here is how you can make them….

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