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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
A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team

Airbrushed Die Cuts

March 27, 2021

Hey everyone! It’s EK, and lately I’ve been trying to see how far you can push pretty die cuts. Today, I have pulled the Once Upon A Time die and airbrushed it with my copics, seeing if they technique can still keep the dreamy fairy tale look.

Step One: Die cut the Once Upon A Time die out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Using temporary tack tape, place the the die cut onto a trimmed 4.25×5.5 inch piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Using the copic air brush system, spray different shades of violet and lavender over the die cut sentiment.

Continue spraying the cardstock until the entire piece is covered.

Step Three: Carefully pull up the die cut piece and rub the temporary tack away. Save the die cut, because you could make an additional project with it.

Step Four: To add additional flair to the card, pull out the Flourished Frame stencil and arrange it on the cardstock, using tape to block where you do not want the ink to go. Spray a dark grey ink into the stencil.

Step Five: Add a final bit of flair, add a few Transparent Crystal Craft Drops.

I love the almost graffiti look of this card, and truly feel it still it has that dreamy story book feel to it. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.



A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite

March 6, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite.

To create my You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my invite at home.

Step One. Start by choosing a couple of pieces of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut a 4 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the other patterned paper.

Step Two. From the Big Balloon Die, die cut the balloon once out of Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. Choose another piece of coordinating patterned paper and die cut the balloon out again.

Step Three. Using the balloon die, die cut the string out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the You’re Invited die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Little Ones die, die cut the plain onesie out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the onesie with the heart on it out of another piece of coordinating patterned paper.

Step Six. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Something Special sentiment from the You’re Invited Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into a strip.

Step Seven. Foam square the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the patterned paper ballon to the plain blue ballon, making sure that you can see a bit of the blue. Adhere the string to the bottom of the balloon.

Step Nine. Adhere the balloon to the top left corner of the 4 1/2″ rectangle. Trim the string on the balloon so that it ends at the bottom of the 4 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the You’re Invited to the middle of the balloon as desired.

Step Eleven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4″ x 9″, score at 4 1/2″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Step Twelve. Adhere the patterned paper onesie to the plain onesie. Adhere the onesie to the middle inside of the card.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the Something Special sentiment to the bottom portion of the onesie.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Echo Park Paper: Welcome Baby Boy Patterned Paper Pack
A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team

Butterfly Flourish

February 27, 2021

Hey Friends, it’s EK. There is nothing I love more when die cutting when I can make two cards with one cut. I adore when you can use both the positive and negative of the die cut to create two coordinating and yet seperate cards. I think they make great little gifts. Today I am creating two cards using Suzanne’s Butterfly Flourish die set.

Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Blend ink onto the cardstock. I used Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose Distress Inks.

Step Two: Die cut the cardstock using the large and small butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die set. Save all the die cut pieces.

Step Three: Die cut the cardstock again using the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set. Save the boarder die cut.

Step Four: Using 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the negative die cut to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Place the large positive butterfly die cut back into the frame. Using liquid adhesive, glue the excess die cut pieces back into the empty spaces. I used Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step Six: Carefully lift the positive die cut out of the adhered sections.

Step Seven: Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the extra piece of die cut from the frame onto the edges of a second A2 card frame. Using liquid adhesive, adhere the butterflies. Spray both cards with a clear shimmer craft spray. I used Sheer Shimmer Spray in Frost.

Step Eight: On both card frames stamp a sentiment from Suzanne’s Soar Collection stamp set in a coordinating ink color. I used Dusty Concord Distress Oxide.

Step Nine: Add White Craft Drops to both cards. Let Dry.

Here is the finished card using the positive butterfly die cut and the negative frame die cut.

Here is the card using the negative butterfly die cut and the positive frame die cut.

Let me know in the comments below which of the two cards is your favorite. Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Love You Card

February 6, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love You Card.

To create my Love You Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from Jost Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. From the Worn Wood Paper Pack, choose one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose another piece of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Oval out of the paper. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Black Soot 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. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the three hearts die from the Entwined Hearts die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the three hearts again twice out of one of the previously used patterned papers. You’ll need a total of three white hearts and six of the patterned paper hearts.

Step Eight. From the Love & Hearts Collection Stamp Set, you’ll need the Love You sentiment, the plain heart and the two patterns that go inside of the plain heart. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Love You Sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the plain heart and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped heart. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Repeat the previous step for the other plain heart. Apply Milled Lavender Distress Ink to the Love you pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Apply Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the heart pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Fussy cut the hearts and sentiment out. Ink the edges of the hearts and sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

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

Step Eleven. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the flourished oval to the stitched oval.

Step Twelve. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the two embossed hearts to the middle of the stitched oval. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Love You sentiment to the bottom right side of the two hearts.

Step Thirteen. Use adhesive to adhere the nine hearts as desired on the card front.

Step Fourteen. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ 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 Love You Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Quietfire Designs: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders and Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders
A Way With Words Cardmaking Silk Microfine Glitter

Perfect

January 23, 2021

Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with a little black and white number today. It is amazing how keeping your color pallate simple, you can create a project with tons of impact. There is just something so classic about black and white, the sentiment dies from Suzanne really shine.

Step One: Trim a piece of black card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Layer with 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used my crafting surface to help up the adhesive.

Step Two: Trim off excess tape and die cut cardstock with Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Three: Peel off top adhesive paper and pour Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over it.

Step Four: Adhere cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Five: Die cut A Way With Words You Are Perfect die set twice, once in black and once in white 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six: Adhere the white die cut over the black die cut and adhere both to the cardstock using liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Seven: Finally add a few Craft Drops in White to the project. I used the drops to hide my glue flaws.

I know this card is incredibly simply but I feel it is in itself just perfect. Let us know in the comments below if you like using a black and white color palette as well. Until then, happy crafting.


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