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Perfect Winter Birthday

December 30, 2017


Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today as 2017 comes to an end.  I hope it’s been a good year for you and you’re looking forward to an even better 2018!  I plan to get out my art supplies more in 2018.  I spend a lot of time at the computer and even if I’m being creative, it just isn’t the same as cutting and gluing and inking!  What about you?  Do you have plans to do more in 2018?  Perhaps learn something new?

I’m here today with a quick and easy card for someone with a winter birthday!  There are lots of winter babies out there who need cards!  It’s a great example of how you can mix and match dies from the A Way With Words collection and it’s super easy!

Here is how to make it:

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February 18, 2017

Hello from Northern Virginia!  We’ve had the strangest (yet typical) weather here.  It can be 70 one day and dropping to freezing the next day… even snow followed by 60 degrees.  But one of those cold wintry days did inspire me to make this clean and simple card using A Way With Words Brrrrr die and the cardinal from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Birds set.  I just think that bright shock of red is so pretty against the snow covered trees outside.


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A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Peel-Off Stickers Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Let It Snow Scrapbook Layout

November 13, 2016


Hi there! It’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing today. I’m thrilled to be creating projects using the amazing Elizabeth Craft Designs products! When I design I love to combine layers, inks, and die cuts to make my projects come to life. I’d like to share with you how I created this Let it Snow layout using the Els van de Burgt Studio Holidays Garlands 2 die as my starting point.


  1. Cut a piece of patterned paper using the 4.5″ x 5 .75″ Stitched Rectangles die.


2. Cut two 3.5″ x 4.75″ Stitched Rectangles from 100# White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut the photo with the same Stitched Rectangles die.


3. Cut two patterned paper pieces with the 4″ x 5.25″ Stitched Rectangles die and one White Soft Finish Cardstock rectangle.


4. Blend Antique Linen Distress Ink onto the three white cardstock rectangles.


5. On one of the small rectangles, stamp “Let It Snow” in Potting Soil Ink toward the bottom right corner.


6. Die cut ‘Brrrrrrr’ from White Soft Finish Cardstock.


7. Blend Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the die cut as shown above.


8. Die cut three large White Soft Finish Cardstock snowflake borders using the Holiday Garlands 2 die. Cut one snowflake off of the third border.


9. Lightly blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto the snowflake borders and single snowflake.


10. Add Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots to snowflakes.


11. Die cut the Birdhouse from White Soft Finish Cardstock.


12. Blend Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the Birdhouse and Heart. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the roof and birdhouse base.


13. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the snowflake dies from the Entwined Circles and/or Brrrrr word to cut out eleven snowflakes.


14. Peel off the release sheet to expose the adhesive on the front of the snowflakes and sprinkle White Silk Microfine Glitter over them. Tap off excess glitter. Polish the glitter with a fingertip. Repeat for all snowflakes. (Note: White Silk Microfine Glitter is opaque. For more sparkle, substitute Warm or Cool Diamond.)


15. Add Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots to the center of the snowflakes.

Time to assemble the layout:


16. Adhere two 4″ x 6″ patterned paper pieces to the bottom right and top left corners.

17. Adhere the postcard and January cut out to the top left of the patterned paper.

18. Adhere the snow card in the bottom right of the patterned paper, leaving 1/4″ showing of the bottom patterned paper.

19. Adhere the inked but not stamped rectangle to the slightly larger patterned paper rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere the patterned paper rectangle to the top right hand corner.

20. Adhere the small inked rectangle with “Let It Snow” sentiment to the slightly larger patterned paper rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere in the bottom left corner.

21. Adhere a 1″ patterned paper border to the middle of the bottom left rectangle.

22. Adhere the photo to the slightly larger inked rectangle. Adhere the inked rectangle to the large patterned paper rectangle. Adhere the Brrrrr die cut to the top right hand side of the layered rectangles. Use foam squares to pop the layered rectangles to the middle of the layout.

23. Adhere the snowflake border across the dark blue border.

24. Use foam squares top add dimension to the birdhouse at the birdhouse to the left of the photo.

25. Add the glittered snowflakes as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own Let it Snow layout.



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

White Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″ 100lb

Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots

8.5″ x 11″ Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Clear Double Sided Adhesive – 6mm

White – Silk Microfine Glitter

Stitched Rectangles

Entwined Circles

Holiday Garlands 2


Winter Sentiments


Other – 

Distress Ink – Fired Brick for the birdhouse, Tumbled Glass for the snowflakes, Vintage Photo for the birdhouse and Antique Linen for the stitched rectangles

Ranger Ink Mini Blending Tool and Replacement Foam

Archival Ink – Potting Soil

Graphic 45 – Children’s Hour: January



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