It is an awfully strange times at the moment. And I am sure someday soon (hopefully sooner rather later) we are all going to say “Once Upon a Time there was this virus…” and all of us crafters spent a lot of time playing with our collection of crafting supplies. It seemed only fitting to pull out Suzanne’s A way with Words Once Upon a Time die and start the story.
Step One: Trim a piece of colored Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches and score and fold to make a 6×6 card frame. I used Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the A Way With Words Once Upon a Time die into the card frame.
Step Two: Trim a piece of contrasting Soft Finish Cardstock to slightly smaller than 6×6 inches. I used Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Three: Adhere the contrasting cardstock inside the card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Four: Blend some ink around the edges of the card frame. I used Crushed Olive Distress Oxide. I also splashed some shimmer spray onto the card to add some more visual interest.
Step Five: Blend the same ink onto the die cut sentiment.
Step Six: Using some Kids Choice Glue adhere the sentiment back into the card frame.
Step Seven: Die cut three candles from the A Way With Words Flourished Candle die set out of some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I full die cut our one of the candle dies, but only cut out the top portion for the other two.
Step Eight: Blend some ink onto the die cut candle bases. I used Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide.
Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the top die cut piece to the candle bases.
Step Ten: Adhere the fully die cut image to the card frame using some Kids Choice Glue.
Step Eleven: Add some Peel-off silver border stickers to the edges of the card. I used the Corners and Borders Straight stickers.
Step Twelve: Adhere the other two die cut candles onto the card frame. I adhered them on an angle and trimmed off the bits that hung off the card frame. I added some color the flame using some water activated sparkle ink.
Step Thirteen: Blend some ink onto a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut some butterflies from the A Way With Words Butterflies and Stars Spray.
Step Fourteen: Adhere the butterflies onto the card frame.
Before we know, this card will be a perfect way to tell the story of how you sheltered during this world wide shut down. What are you doing during these strange times and what craft supplies are you playing with? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy crafting.