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A Flourished Christmas

November 28, 2020

Hi Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in with a trio of cards featuring A Way with Words Flourished Christmas Minis 2. These three cards were all using the same techniques but ended up with different looks due to the different A Way With Words sentiments I picked.

Step One: Using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, blend water soluble ink over the paper. I used Distress Oxides. Splatter wet ink over the cardstock. Add a spray of Shimmer Spray.

Step Two: Repeat step one with two other pieces of cardstock. I used the new trio of Distress Oxides, Rustic Wilderness, Crackling Campfire, and Speckled Egg to create these looks.

Step Three: Die cut the A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis 2 out of Clear Double Side Adhesive Sheets. (I have recently mastered Clear Double Sided Adhesive die cut and adhere without applying the sheet to a piece of cardstock prior!)

Step Four: Peel off the brown side of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere it to your project. Then Peel off the slick top paper.

Step Five: Adhere a substance to the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used Nuvo Gilding Flakes.

Step Six: Using a stiff brush, rub off the excess substance.

Step Seven: Repeat steps five-six with the other cardstocks.

Step Eight: Die cut your cardstock and adhere the pieces to A2 card frames using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used both Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Nine: Using more Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, die cut A Way With Words sentiments. I used A Way With Words Peace on Earth, Merry Christmas, and Cheers.

Step Ten: Peel and stick the sentiments to the card frames.

Step Eleven: Add Silk Microfine Glitter to the sentiments. I used Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter for the sentiment and Cook Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter for the star.

I used Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter for the flourish card.

I used Imperial Garnet Silk Microfine Glitter for the sentiment on tree card, Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter for the ornaments, and Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter for the star.

Step Twelve: Finally, add Craft Drops to the cards. I used Pearl Rose on the orange card.

I used both Metallic Gold and White for the Speckled Egg card.

I used Metallic Gold and Pearl Olive Craft Drops on the green card.

Thank you for checking out my trio of Christmas cards today. Let us know your favorite one in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Cheers Card

November 7, 2020

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

To create my Cheers Card, 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 card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of coordinating Christmas Patterned Paper. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. out of the second patterned paper, die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From a piece of coordinating cardstock, die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. Die cut the Cheers word out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Entwined Circles, die cut the snowflake five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply a Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot to the center of each snowflake.

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

Step Seven. Foam square the flourished frame to the middle of the 3″ rectangle. Adhere the Cheers word to the middle of the frame.

Step Eight. Adhere the snowflakes as desired around the word on the frame.

Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, score at 4 3/4″. 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 Cheers Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder
  • Simple Stories: Simple Vintage North Pole Paper Pack and Color Vibe Textured Cardstock
A Way With Words

Summer Cheers

August 15, 2020
Cheers Mug

Hi there, Artlets!  I hope your summer is going well.  I have a fun project today that is so simple, you’ll be decorating everything that doesn’t stand still!  It’s as simple as cutting a small piece of craft vinyl and applying it to a glass or cup or mason jar mug. Decorate a whole bunch of mugs for the family summer BBQ!  We can all use a bit of bright fun this summer….

If you’re unfamiliar with craft vinyl, it is self-adhesive super thin plastic.  You can often get it in sampler packages of different colours and sometimes single small sheets if you’re just trying it for the first time.  Look for a vinyl that is permanent if you want it to stay on forever, or choose a temporary vinyl if you want to peel it off and have a different theme on your mugs next week! It comes in lots of colours.

Here is how you can party-up your mugs!


Wash your jar or mug so it’s nice and clean.  Dry it well.

Die cut Cheers from vinyl.  You are basically making a “sticker”!  

Remove the release paper carefully from the back of the design.  The design will more flexible as soon as the backing has been removed, so decide where you want the “sticker” in advance.  Simply lay the design down without stretching the design, then rub it down well.  Don’t forget to do the same with the “s”!

A handy helper that will make the transfer to glass a little safer and avoid stretching is to use transfer tape, or simply a piece of Removable Tape. 

Before you remove the release paper, apply the Removable Tape across the front of the “sticker”. 

Remove the release paper, then simply apply your “sticker” where you want it and carefully peel off the Removable Tape.  Burnish your “sticker” well on the glass. Do the same with the “s”.

That’s it!  You’re done!  Now invite some people over for some cold summer cheer! Ice cubes. You’ll need lots of ice cubes.

Happy creating, Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Mason Jar Mug (I got mine at the dollar store) or other plain drinking cup or mug
Craft vinyl
Scotch Removable Tape

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Celebrate The Season

December 2, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Season is in full swing. That means lots of cards and gifts and, if you’re like me, you sometimes need a gift or card in a hurry –– this is just for you.

It’s Sandy and I have two quick and easy projects to share with you today. I like to get the most value possible from my crafting supplies, so today I will be showing you how I made a stencil using the Snowflake die set and how I used it to make a card and a gift tag.

I began by cutting the Snowflake die, using only the center portion of the die – you don’t need the outside edge, from a sheet of transparent film, the kind used for presentations (shown below). This works well because I’m using a wafer thin die but a thin packaging material could work also.

I cut the 8.5″ X 11″ sheet in half to fit in my die cutting machine and then cut the snowflake directly in the center. I made two stencils using the large and medium snowflake.

This is a 5.5″ square card so the appropriate size Stitched Indented Square was used along with the Stitched Rounded Square that is one size larger. You could easily make this card any size you prefer using these die sets.

After securing the stencil to the paper with some low tack tape, I began adding the color using a circulare motion in the center. The Picket Fence brushes were used here but a color blender could be used as well.

The second color was added using the same method. The colors I used are Distress Oxide Inks, Broken China and Wilted Violet.

I covered the entire panel using the same method.

The panels were layered together and ribbon was added with a cute little bow.

The word “Celebrate” was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder and then cut out using the banner die.

The banner was added to the ribbon and then all panels were added to the white card base. The corners of the card were rounded to match the rounded squares on the card.

For this clean and simple tag – I used the same stenciling technique and then added some sequines for a little bling. “Cheers” was added to give a festive feeling to the tag. Now I’m ready to party, how about you?

Thanks for joining me and HAPPY HOLIDAYS,


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