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Spooky Tree ~ Halloween Scenery

September 29, 2017

Welcome back friends.

 Melanie here with you today to share a little Halloween Magic. Before receiving these Halloween dies I would have said “I don’t make Halloween cards,” but now that I have played with the dies and stamps from this collection I am hooked. They are amazing and if you like doing scenes then make sure you check out all the others from the collection, especially the Haunted House Set.

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A Way With Words ModaScrap Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock

Sending Kisses by Judi Kauffman

January 15, 2017

Sending Kisses
By Judi Kauffman

Who says that Valentines have to be red, pink, and white and filled with hearts and cupids? I know that’s the norm, but I thought it would be fun to go in a different direction. Besides, who says that ‘Sending Kisses’ is only for Valentine’s Day in the first place? I think this project would serve well all year. You can send kisses for birthdays and anniversaries, with get well wishes, and when there’s no occasion whatsoever.

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A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock


January 14, 2017


Hello Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today and I’m so excited to share a card using one of the brand new dies!  We have 20 new words that can be used alone or combined with lots of other dies in the A Way With Words Collection. In addition to the new dies, we’re introducing a series of stencils that can be used as feature elements and as backgrounds. Stay tuned to see lots more examples in the coming weeks!

For my first card, I chose this simple format that makes a bold statement. There are so many reasons you might send this card.  Because…. I love you, you’re my friend, I can’t stop thinking about you, you’ve been so helpful…. the list is endless!

This card can be easily changed to any colours your heart desires. I fussed with this card for hours, adding ribbon, removing ribbon, adding the heart element from the Calligraphic Elements 2, removing the heart element and on and on it went.  My workspace looked like a bomb had gone off in a craft store.  Yes, glitter was involved, too!  But the more you add, the more you overpower the elegant beauty of the classical broad-edged letterforms and flourishes so I went back to ‘simple’ and here is the final result!

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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock

Gingerbread Man Topiary Tree Cards

August 14, 2016

Gingerbread Man Topiary Tree Cards
By Judi Kauffman

Topiary 8

I’m back as today’s guest designer with a project that takes the new Joset Designs Gingerbread Man die in an unexpected direction: As a shape for topiary* trees. Did you know that one of Santa’s elves is a gardener when he’s not getting ready for the holidays? Well, that’s how I imagine it…

These cards are designed for someone blind or with impaired vision, as well as for the sighted. For those who ‘see’ by the sense of touch, the textures tell the story: Shimmer Sheetz, a wooden stir stick, felt, Velvet Adhesive Sheets, cork, woven and knotted seam tape, layered rectangles made of heavy cardstsock. I shut my eyes as a test and was able to figure out everything but the greeting, though I think I would have had a tough time with the leaves if I hadn’t already known what they were.  (*Dictionary definition – “Topiary: The art or practice of clipping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes.”

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Shimmer Sheetz Seashell Pocket Cards

July 31, 2016

Shimmer Sheetz Seashell Pocket Cards
By Judi Kauffman

7-31-2016_AI’m back with cards that use a couple of the extra Shimmer Sheetz seashells I made for my blog post on July 17, 2016*.

This time, each shell is positioned atop a pocket, and combined with assorted pre-printed tags and layers of designer paper and glittery cardstock. Polka dot Washi tape in soft colors echoes the beachy blue tones. Bright primary color brads echo the strong primary colors in the pockets and tags and tie things together. There is a larger brad on the tag, three small ones at the other corners, forming a visual frame. Continue Reading

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