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Make a Wish

June 27, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK Gorman back to share one of my favorite things in this world to do when making cards.  I just love to make a card that looks elegant and lovely, but in fact has an underlined teasing tone to it.  One of my favorite stamps to create this type of card is A Way With Words Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.  It has just the right amount of elegance and teasing to create the perfect birthday card for that friend who might be getting old.

IMG_0263Step One:  Pull out a piece of Yupo paper and splatter on some alcohol ink to create a background.

IMG_0264Step Two:  Die cut the yupo paper with the A Way with Words Big Balloon die set.

IMG_0265Step Three:  Using a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Blend a collection of coordinating ink onto the cardstock to create a soft background.

IMG_0266Step Four:  Adhere the balloon onto the cardstock using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

IMG_0267Step Five:  Die cut and adhere the bow to the balloon from the Big Balloon die set.  I used Kids Choice Glue to adhere the bow.

IMG_0268Step Six:  Using a permanent black ink and a stamping platform, stamp the sentiment onto the balloon from the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.

IMG_0329Step Seven:  Adhere the card front to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Trim any bit of the balloon that hangs off the card frame.

IMG_0330I hope my birthday card makes you smile.  Let us know in the comments below if you enjoy making cards that make people laugh.  Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Inspiration from the Design Team

A ‘Masculine’ Way With Words

July 27, 2019

Hey Friends! It is EK here and I thought I would share the masculine birthday card I created with you today.

I find masculine cards really difficult to create a lot of the times, let alone masculine birthday cards. However I have found that the A Way With Words line from Suzanne Cannon really does am a great job leaning toward my masculine card making needs.

Step One: Die cut some 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock with the Butterflies & Stars Sprays die twice with the star die. This will allow you to create your own stencil with the star cut outs.

Step Two: Using the homemade stencil, add some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide onto a piece of 6×6 trimmed piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three: Die cut the inked paper with the A Way With Words Big Balloon die set.

Step Four: Ink the edges of the balloon with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Step Five: Trim a piece of Cafe au Cait Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Spray the front of the card with some brown metallic ink so there are some splotches of reflective ink.

Step Six: Die cut a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon paper with the Stitched Indented Square die set. Adhere the die cut onto the card frame using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the die cut balloon on top of the die cut square.

Step Seven: Die cut the bow from the Big Balloon die set out of the left over stenciled cardstock. Adhere to the balloon.

Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment from the A Way With Words Happy Birthday 3 die set out of both a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon printed paper and some White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer the printed paper over the white cardstock, letting a bit of the white show on the upper left side of the word. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the sentiment to the card frame.

I really love how this card can be used for any gender at any age. It is a simple message, but exactly the one you want to convey.

EK Gorman


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A Way With Words ModaScrap Planner Essentials

Planning for a Baby!

January 5, 2019

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today. No, I’m not the one planning for a baby, but I know people who are!  And the great thing about these planner pages is they can become part of an ongoing baby journal!

The new Elizabeth Craft Designs Planners are a great way to expand the use of dies you already have in your stash and allow you to create something completely new.

I love the blues and browns of the Moda Scrap My Little Boy papers and used it for a base for creating this baby shower planner spread. Here is how you can make your planner spread, too!

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