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Let Your Heart Guide You

August 12, 2021

Hey Everyone! It’s EK and today I am playing around with a stamp set from the Way with Words collection by Suzanne Cannon. These stamp sets have such great sentiments that make such a great focal images. Make sure you go check out the full collection before they are gone.

Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Hand stamp two of the heart images from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set in repeating patterns in colored ink. I used Kitsch Flamingo and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

Step Two: Die cut the background with one of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Three: Die cut two different sized banner pieces from the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Line the fishtails die cuts up with the background piece and in a stamping platform, line up the heart stamps over a background stamp. Remove the background cardstock and stamp the image onto the fishtails in black ink.

Step Four: Adhere the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Line up the fishtail banners and adhere them to the card frame.

Step Five: Stamp a sentiment from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set onto some 90b Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the sentiment with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle and outline the die cut with colored ink. I used Kitsch Flamingo. Adhere to the card using three dimensional tape.

Step Six: Add some Craft Drops in Transparent Crystal to the sentiment banner. Let Dry.

What do you think of sentiment focal projects? What are your favorite ECD sentiments to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Good Luck Card

August 7, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Good Luck Card.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both papers. Ink the edges of both papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two coordinating pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both papers. Ink the edges of both papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the Good Luck word once out of black cardstock and a second time out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Adhere the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Six. Foam square the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the flourished frame to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Seven. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the middle of the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the two Good Luck words together, making sure that a bit of the black Good Luck word shows behind the white Good Luck word. Adhere the Good Luck word to the middle of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Good Luck Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool with foam
  • Misc: Black Cardstock
A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

White Washed Crafting

July 24, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a little bit of a festive card using a Christmas die from designer Suzanne Cannon that really could be used year round. However, I am also using one of my favorite crafting techniques leaving the project all white for a touch of crisp elegance. I just love how ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock makes this technique so flawless.

Step One: Die cut two frames from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set for the large frame, and two of the Stitched Indented Square dies for the smaller frame.

Step Two: Using more 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut a third frame and the sentiment from the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set.

Step Three: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the large rectangle frame to an A2 card frame.

Step Four: Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the square frame to the card on a diagonal. Trim off excess.

Step Five: Using a liquid adhesive such as Kid Choice Glue, adhere both the ornament frame and the sentiment to the center of the card.

Step Six: Adhere a few white and iridescent sequins to the card frame for more visual interest.

Step Seven: Finish off the project with a few dollops of both Transparent Crystal and White Craft Drops.

I hope you enjoyed this super simply yet elegant project.

Do you ever create in just one color? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry Christmas Gift Tag

July 3, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you a little Christmas in July with my Merry Christmas Gift Tag.

To create my gift tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift tag at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of red lightly patterned paper from the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the small tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 die, die cut the snowflake once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and a second time out of silver foil paper.

Step Three. Die cut the stars once from the Peace on Earth Die out of Champagne foil paper. You’ll need a total of three stars.

Step Four. From the Christmas Collection Stamp Set, you’ll need the Merry Christmas words. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the words and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the Merry word out and cut the Christmas word into a strip. Ink the edges of both pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Adhere one star in the top right corner of the tag. Adhere the second star in the top left corner of the tag. Adhere the third star in the bottom left corner of the tag.

Step Six. Layer and adhere the two snowflakes together, making sure that the silver foil snowflake ends up at the top. Foam square the snowflakes to the middle of the tag. Add Trans. Glitter/Gold Dots to the silver snowflake as desired.

Step Seven. Adhere the Merry Christmas sentiment to the bottom right portion of the tag as desired. The merry and some of the Christmas will sit on the snowflakes.

Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Merry Christmas Gift Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool with foam
  • Misc: Silver Foil Paper, Champagne Foil Paper and Twine
A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Silk Microfine Glitter Watercolor Palette

Christmas Crafting During Summer

June 26, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I figured it is almost July, so why not started on my Christmas Cards. I pulled out a couple of Suzanne’s A Way With Words holiday dies and my Silk Microfine Glitter to play with and figured it was summer so I might as well play with a pink and teal color scheme.

Step One: On a piece Watercolor Paper, randomly paint pink and teal watercolors from the Watercolor Palette. Let dry.

Step Two: Splatter the watercolor paper with a heavy pink and teal watercolor paint. Trim the paper to fit an A2 card frame and using a 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhere it to the card frame.

Step Three: Die cut both the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die set and the A Way With Words Flourished Holly die set out of 8.5″x11″- 5 pack Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step Four: Peel the adhesive tape’s backing and adhere the holly back pieces and the Christmas die cut to the card frame.

Step Five: Using the Earth Glitter Palette Vintage Teal Silk Microfine Glitter, color the die cuts. ECD’s Brushes are perfect to wipe off excess glitter.

Step Six: Repeat step five with the holly berries back piece and the Merry die cut using Silk Microfine Glitter Bright Cranberry.

Step Seven: Finish the layers of Flourished Holly die cut by adding the holly outline over the bottom pieces.

Step Eight: Add Ice Teal from the Earth Glitter Palette to the holly outline.

While these color may not be traditional, I love how festive this holiday card turned out. Let us know in the comments below what non traditional colors you like to use on your holiday projects.

And don’t miss out! Suzanne’s Holiday Dies are priced to sell, so make sure you pick up yours before they are gone forever. Until then, happy crafting.

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Special Moments Wall Hanging

June 5, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Special Moments Wall Hanging.

To create my wall hanging, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my wall hanging at home.

Step One. Get a heavy piece of cardstock, cardboard or a print you no longer want to use and die cut a 4 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of it. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose five pieces of coordinating patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 4 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. You’ll need another two of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of the second piece of patterned paper. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of the third piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Now you’ll need the remaining two pieces of patterned paper. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of the fourth piece of patterned paper. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of the last patterned paper. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Choose a sixth piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the large butterfly flourished from the Butterfly Flourish die out of the patterned paper. Die cut the small butterfly twice from the Butterfly Flourish die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the Special and Moments words from the Special Moments Die out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the words a second time this time out of black cardstock.

Step Eight. Adhere the 4 1/2″ rectangle to the 4 1/2″ heavy cardstock piece. Adhere the 4 1/4″ rectangle to the 4 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the flourish frame to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Foam square the large butterfly flourish to the middle of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the two butterflies around the large butterfly flourish as desired.

Step Twelve. Adhere the kraft cardstock special word to the black cardstock special word, making sure that you get a bit of shadowing. Adhere the kraft cardstock moments word to the black cardstock moments word, making sure that you get a bit of shadowing. Adhere the words overtop of the large butterfly flourish as desired.

Step Thirteen. To finish the wall hanging, punch two holes at the top. Tie a piece of white twine through both holes to create the wall hanging.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Special Moments Wall Hanging.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Blending Tool with foam
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, White Twine and Heavy Cardstock (wall hanging backer)
A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team

Gel Print Birthday Card

May 22, 2021

Hey friends! It’s EK, and today I am popping in with a super easy, super quick birthday card using both my gel press plate and Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words dies. I just love how simple this card was to make, but yet how impactful the look of it is!

Step One: Die cut the A Way With Words Big Balloon out of Watercolor paper.

Step Two: Ink up a gel plate with ink and blend with a brayer. I used Crackling Fire, Ripe Persimmon, and Wild Honey Distress Oxides. Press the die cut balloon onto the gel plate.

Step Three: Die cut the A Way With Words Happy Birthday 3 die set out of Watercolor Paper.

Step Four: Ink up the gel plate and blend with a brayer. I used Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides.

Step Five: Splatter an A2 card frame with liquid ink. I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink Spray.

Step Six: Splattered the Big Balloon inked die cut with liquid ink. I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray. Let dry. Ink the round edges with a black ink pad.

Step Seven: Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the Big Balloon onto the A2 card frame. Let the straight edges hang off the edge of the card frame.

Step Eight: Using a craft knife or scissors, trim the excess balloon off the card frame.

Step Nine: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the birthday sentiment onto the balloon.

Step Ten: Using a black pen, add shadows and details to the die cut sentiment.

I just love how easy this card is to create. Make sure you pop over to the store and pick it up while it is still in stock and on sale!

Let us know in the comments below if you ever use a gel plate to add splashes of color to your die cuts. Until then, happy crafting.



A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Something Special Is Happening Card

May 1, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Something Special Is Happening Card.

To create my Something Special Is Happening Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. You’ll need to choose two pieces of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut a 4″ Fitted Indented Square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Fitted Indented Square out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both squares using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one more coordinating patterned paper. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the third patterned paper. Die cut a 2 1/4″ out of the second patterned paper. Ink the edges of both squares using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Flourished Frame die, you’ll need the flourish. Die cut the flourish out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Little Ones die, you’ll need all of the pieces for the stroller. Die cut the stroller out of a piece of Silver Grey Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the stroller accessories out of a fourth piece of coordinating patterned paper.

Step Six. From the Please Join Us Stamp, you’ll need the Something Special sentiment. Apply Detail Black Ink to the sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into three strips. Ink the edges of each strip using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Adhere the 3 3/4″ square to the 4″ square. Adhere the 3 1/2″ square to the 3 3/4″ square.

Step Eight. Foam square the 3 1/4″ square to the 3 1/2″ square. Foam square the 2 1/4″ square to the middle of the 3 1/4″ square.

Step Nine. Adhere the flourish to the middle of the 2 1/4″ square.

Step Ten. Adhere the accessories for the stroller to the stroller.

Step Eleven. Adhere the stroller to the middle of the 2 1/4″ square.

Step Twelve. Adhere the three strips to the bottom right side of the 3 1/4″ and 2 1/4″ squares as desired.

Step Thirteen. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 8, score at 4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Something Special Is Happening Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Blending Tool with foam
  • Pink Fresh: Detail Black Ink
  • Echo Park Paper: Hello Baby Paper Pack
A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team

Floral Love

April 24, 2021

Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and today I am bringing your a little project featuring two different stamp sets from Susanne Cannon’s A Way with Words collection. One of my hands down favorite dies from this collection is the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament. Despite being a holiday die set, that ornament is so very versatile. I thought I would play around with it today and make a very spring card!

Step One: Die cut the ornament from the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set from some craft glitter paper.

Step Two: Rub some purple ink onto a slick surface, spray with water, and smooch with Watercolor Paper. I used Distress Oxides in Milled Lavenders and Seedless Preserves. Dry the paper.

Step Three: Die cut twice the flowers and floral outline from the Wreath & Elements die set. Try to place the outline dies on the darker parts, and the flower base on the lightest.

Step Four: Repeat step two, but rub green inks instead. I used Distress Oxide Pine Needles and Bundled Sage.

Step Five: Due cut the floral stems two times from the green smooched watercolor paper.

Step Six: Repeat step two once more to create the base of the card. I used Distress Oxides in Dusty Concord and Stormy Sky, and managed to get two prints from it. Adhere one of the prints onto an A2 card frame.

Step Seven: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the ornament onto the background. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Eight: Adhere three of the flowers into the ornament letting them over lap.

Step Nine: From the bonus background print, die cut a sentiment from the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set. I used the word love.

Step Ten: Adhere the sentiment and final flower onto the card frame.

Step Eleven: Add a few drops of Craft Drops in White around the sentiment. Let dry.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created a soft pastel floral spring card using my holiday Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set. Let us know in the comments below if you use your holiday die sets in the off season. Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Your Heart Guide You Tag

April 3, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.

To create my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. Choose a piece of green paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut half of the leaf wreath from the Wreath & Elements die out of the patterned paper.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 3/8″ Fitted Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 2 3/4″. From the Love & Soar Collection, you’ll need the Let Your Heart quote. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the quote and stamp onto the fishtail.

Step Four. Choose a piece of light pink paper and a piece of patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die out of the light pink paper and the patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the small butterfly from the patterned dark pink paper.

Step Five. Adhere the leaf wreath to the left hand side of the tag.

Step Six. Use foam squares to adhere the fishtail quote 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the tag.

Step Seven. Adhere the three butterflies as desired to the left side of the tag.

Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Elegance 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Twine
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