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A Way With Words Cardmaking

You Are Perfect

July 25, 2020

IMG_0404Hey Friends!  It’s EK Gorman, and I popping in today to share with you a new card tutorial.  Have you ever found that your die is too big for the size card you want to create?  I just adore Suzanne’s Cannon’s A Way With Words Wreath & Elements die, but it really is meant to adhere to a project larger than 6×6 inches.  However, my favorite card size to work with is A2 (4.25×5.5 inches), so the die just doesn’t fit.  But today I am sharing a cool and easily solution to make the over sized die look like it was meant to be.

IMG_0397Step One:  Die cut the Way With Words Wreath & Elements die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  You do not need to die cut the full die.

IMG_0399Step Two:  Die cut the floral piece that is meant to be layered under the Wreath flowers.  Color the piece with ink.  I used Abandoned Coral.  Adhere with Kids Choice Glue under the die cut wreath.

IMG_0398Step Three:  Trim a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Spray the watercolor paper with liquid watercolor in two coordinating colors.  I used both an orange and yellow spray ink from Tattered Angel.  Let dry or set with a heat gun.  Splash the inked cardstock with the lighter ink to create more visual interest.

IMG_0400Step Four:  Die cut the sprayed ink paper with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

IMG_0401Step Five:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the watercolor paper to an A2 card frame.  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the wreath, letting it hand off the edge.  Trim off the excess.

IMG_0402Step Six:  Die cut from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock the piece of the You Are Perfect die set.  Leave the ‘you are’ white, but color the ‘perfect’ with an ombre effect.  I used both Canddied Apple and Abandon Coral Distress Oxide to create this effect.

IMG_0403Step Seven:  Adhere the sentiment to the cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.  Let it over lap the wreath.

IMG_0405I just love how you can get a whole new look using just a section of this beautiful die.  Do you ever trim your dies so they can fit smaller projects?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, Happy Crafting!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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

Thank You Tag

May 2, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Thank You Tag.

To create my Thank You Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as a die from the Planner Essentials Collection. 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 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tags & Topper die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the butterflies from the Butterflies & Stars Spray out of a piece of scrap cardstock. Place the now created stencil on the tag as desired. Place VersaMark Ink through the stencil. Sprinkle Armenian Pink Modern Gilding Powder over the stenciled image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Two. Die cut two wreaths from the Wreath & Elements die out of Watercolour paper. Using the Watercolours from the Watercolor Palette, colour one wreath using the Deep Green colour and a waterbrush. Colour the other wreath in using the Sap Green colour and a waterbrush.

Step Three. Die cut the Thank You from the Thank You 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply VersaMark Ink to the entire surface of the sentiment. Sprinkle Celtic Mint Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. Die cut five plain flowers from the Wreath & Elements die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut five cut out flowers from the Wreath & Elements die out of Watercolour paper. Using the Watercolours from the Watercolor Palette, colour three of the cut out flowers using the Rose colour and a waterbrush. Colour the remaining two cut out flowers using the Pink colour and a waterbrush. Adhere all five cut out flowers to all of the five plain flowers.

Step Five. Adhere the two wreaths together, making sure that the leaves on each leaf slightly overlap one another. Use foam squares on the top and bottom of the wreaths to adhere the wreaths to the middle of the tag.

Step Six. In the top left side of the wreath, adhere a rose colour and a pink colour flower as desired. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Thank You sentiment to the middle of the wreaths. Adhere the remaining three flowers to the bottom right side of the wreath.

Step Seven. With all the elements on the tag, cut the tag down to 5 1/2″. Tie a twine bow through the top of the tag. To finish the tag, add three Craft Drops in White at the bottom left of the tag. Add another two dots to the bottom right side of the tag and then another two dots to the top right side of the tag.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Quietfire Design: Modern Gilding Powder – Celtic Mint and Armenian Pink
  • Imagine Crafts: VersaMark Ink
  • Misc: Twine
A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Peel-Off Stickers Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Glitter Garden

February 22, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am playing around with both some positive and negative die cutting and a whole host of silk microfine glitter. With spring just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to play around with a garden theme. And I find the Suzanne Cannon line is perfect when you want to play around with die cutting on several layers.

Step One: Prep a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Die cut the flowers from the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements.

Step Two: Peel the paper from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and add Silk Microfine Glitter to the die cuts.

I used Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter for the steams, Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter for the back of the roses, and Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter for the rose outline.

Step Three: Adhere the flower together using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut the sentiment using the My Garden Flowers die set and the prepared 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Five: Peel half of the adhesive paper off the words. Add Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter to the peel half of the die cuts.

Step Six: Peel the second half of the adhesive paper off the words and add Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter to the words.

Step Seven: Trim a piece of Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Blend different green inks onto the trimmed cardstock. I used Distress Oxides in Pine Needles, Bundle Sage and Iced Spruce.

Step Eight: Die cut out butterflies from the green blended cardstock using the Butterflies & Stars Sprays. Save the die cut butterflies.

Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the roses and sentiment to the green blended cardstock.

Step Ten: Add a metallic trim to the edges of the cardstock using the Borders & Corners Peel Off Stickers. Glue the left over die cut butterflies to the card frame, letting the light butterflies rest in the dark areas and vice versa.

Step Eleven: Trim a piece of Dusky Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Add a piece of trimmed Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the top corner of the card frame. Add two strips of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the other side.

Step Twelve: Peel the adhesive paper and adhere the green blended cardstock. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the open die cut areas.

Step Thirteen: Add Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to the die cut butterflies to add dimension and sparkle to the added butterflies.

I hope you enjoyed my glitter garden as much as I do.

What are you looking forward most too in spring? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Spring Crafting!

EK Gorman

A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team

A Non-Traditional Christmas Card

November 23, 2019

I love Christmas cards as much as the next crafter, however, there comes a point that I stop being excited about the limited color pallet that goes along with the holidays. So today, I have pulled a few of the new Way with Words dies and paired it with some non traditional holiday colors and even a few non holiday dies.

Step One: Pick your traditional holiday colors. I pulled out a piece of Pewter Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 12×6 inches to be the card base along with some Lavender, Silver Gray and Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Die cut the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements large wreath out of Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small wreath and flower from the same die out of the Lavender cardstock. Finally, die cut the new A Way With Words Flourished Deer out of the Dusky lavender cardstock.

Step Three: Using liquid adhesive, adhere the die cuts onto the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut the sentiment from the new A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die and die cut it twice, once in dusky lavender and once in lavender. Adhere the die cuts together, leaving a shadow of color behind.

Step Five: I started to add the sentiment to the top of the card frame, but thought the card look too busy.

So instead, I added the sentiment inside the card.

Step Six: Finally, I added a few craft drops to the small wreath in a darker pink color because I thought the card needed just a little bit of something.

I hope you get as excited as I do about creating holiday cards in new color pallets. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite non traditional colors to craft with are. Until then, Happy crafting!

EK

A Way With Words

Planner Books

June 30, 2018

 by Judi Kauffman

Planning a wedding or other big event? Need to keep track of invitations sent and RSVPs received, the menu and other aspects of the special event? Give some inexpensive composition books a facelift and you can do it in style!

To customize the books for use as a journal instead of a planner, incorporate the word ‘Courage’ or ‘Memories’ or ‘Faith’ or ‘Make a Wish’ instead. And ‘Special Day’ remains a good choice for journals as well as planner books. Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection has so many wonderful options.

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Design Team Focus on New Release – A Way With Words

June 5, 2018

Hi Everyone,

We have another release for you today! This time from Licensed Designer Suzanne Cannon/A Way With Words  releases her A Touch of Elegance Collection.

Suzanne’s words and greetings begin with her own unique pen and ink hand-lettering, not computer fonts. Dies are large enough to star on card fronts and they are perfect for journal pages, mixed media, and more. One of our favorite things about Suzanne’s charming and graceful dies is that they mesh seamlessly with other products from the Elizabeth Craft Designs collections.

We are adding 21 new die sets and 3 new Clear Stamp sets to the A Way With Words Collection.

Let’s take a look at what our Design Team created using them!

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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Treasure Tins

June 3, 2018

By Judi Kauffman

One of my neighbors handed me a paper bag the other day, grinning like a Cheshire cat as she said she thought it might be something I could use. Boy, was she right! The bag held twenty little empty Gingermints tins from Trader Joe’s. She’d been saving them for ages without any idea what to do with them till she met me and realized I loved to give items a face lift.

Who doesn’t love empty tins? These are the perfect size for jewelry, small seashells, canceled stamps, more candies or other treasures.  knew right away that I could cover them with Shimmer Sheetz without having to paint the sides. The top is already a nice soft peach and the bottom an interesting shade of green. Maybe it’s time for a visit to Trader Joe’s to see what other candy tins I can find…

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Little Boxes Here, There, Everywhere!

June 2, 2018

Happy Saturday! It’s Suzanne here today.  We’re getting so close to the big date, this blog is starting to glow! I love being able to give you a Sneak Peek at a project I designed with the Gable Box from my new collection of dies and stamps! You can see many more projects on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and web site on June 5 – Not too long to wait!

These little boxes are so cute.  You’ll want to make a whole family of them!  They’re great for weddings, baby showers, teachers and, well, just about anyone.  It’s all about dressing them up.  And your imagination is the limit.

Here is how you make these little cuties –

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