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Cockatoo Fun

May 11, 2022

Hello everyone.. It’s my turn on the blog today with this fun hanging frame decoration featuring three cute fun loving cockatoos. The frame is made to look like bamboo, now I know that bamboo is not really square but anything goes in papercraft right!

Step One.

Die cut the smallest frame part four times into buff coloured card then use the watercolour paints to make the frame pieces resemble bamboo, a very small thin paint brush will make this easier.

Step Two

Pierce four holes into what will become the top most part of the frame, you will only need to do this on one part, make a re-enforcer for each hole to add some stability. See photo for approximate hole placement.

Step Three

Roll up a piece of card approximately 5cm long, you can use a straw or pen to help make the card roll. Once rolled nice and tightly fix with glue then use the watercolour paints again to create a wood effect, then use a pointed tool to puncture a hole though the wooden batten at each end.

Step four

Next die cut and build all the parrots and flowers using the photo for colour reference, the parrot is coloured using a pale pink Spun Sugar distress ink and his feet are coloured a with a light grey Hickory Smoke, colour the eye with black ink then add a tiny white dot in the centre.

Step five

Attach the wooden swing post, feed the thread through the holes and knot. Then start arranging the leaves and flowers in two corners.

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Step Six

Add the parrots to finish.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to have a play with these brilliant new frame dies.

Until next time – Happy crafting Jackie

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Enjoy the Little Things

April 20, 2022

Hello and welcome back! It is Karan Gerber here today sharing a project with you designed using some of the new Florals Volume 4 Dies to create this stunning Floral Bucket Frame. 

I began by cutting out the frame die four times to create the frame. For this projectI did not cut it down and the overall measurement of this project is 8.5″ x 8.5″ with the inside frame pattern paper measurement being 7.5″ x 7.5″.

I colored the Florals with Kitsch Flamingo and a mix of antique linen

I colored the leaves with Peeled paint Distress Ink. I then turned the florals and leaves over lightly misted with water and began shaping. I used stamens from Dress My Crafts to add the detail in the center of these florals. I cut the bucket out from one of the coordinating papers from the collection pack.

It is a beautiful floral framed project and I love how it turned out. 

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Autumn Pairings

September 19, 2020

Happy autumn, artlets! Last month I created a series of projects using “Summer” from the 4 Seasons die set: Summer in Our Hearts.  This month, I will share some projects using “Autumn” from the same 4 Seasons die set and combine it with other dies from the A Way With Words Collection.

Let’s have a closer look….

The first card (above) combines Autumn and “Bliss”.  Of course this card could use any of the season dies and you could just change the colour of the Alcohol Inks to get the effect you want.  This card front was made by spreading Alcohol Blending Solution on Yupo paper and droppering in Sunset Orange, Lettuce, Terra Cotta and Butterscotch Alcohol inks.  You never know what you’re going to get!  I die cut Autumn and Bliss from extra inked pieces and backed both words with light green and pale orange cardstocks to lift them off the page a bit.  There is a little peak of a flourish along the side, cut from the Flourished Heart in Calligraphic Elements 2.  This card measures 5 x 7”.

My next card is a photo card using a picture I took on a hike in 2016 on a perfect day in the Canadian Rockies.  The larches were brilliant yellowy orange.  I didn’t want to cover up any of the photo, so it became a larger card than expected at 6 x 9.5”.  I just chose coordinating colours of card stock to die cut the words and to mount the photo.  So simple!  This is going up on our mantle till the next amazing photo.  “Amazing” is from the Amazing Beautiful die set.  Of course, I could have used Beautiful instead of Amazing and it would have worked perfectly.  It’s another super useful set from the A Way With Words Collection.

For this Autumn Fun card, I let the patterned paper do the heavy lifting for me.  This paper is really busy!  I used the Flourished Oval Frame in the center of the card and added Autumn and Fun (from the Fun Play die set).  I blended some Distress inks on the words which always creates a nice effect. To help the words stand out from that busy background, I cut the Flourished Oval Frame from vellum and used the inside on this card front.  It worked perfectly! This card measures 5 x 7”.

My final combination today is Autumn + Garden (from My Garden Flowers die set) for a planner page. I see an all-season photo planner in my future! I’ve again used the Flourished Oval Frame and overlaid it with the words and some paper flowers I purchased.  I went for a muted look here, but you could do the same layout with bright autumn colours. 

So here are some other combinations you might not have thought of. Some of them you’ve seen already in the previous season blog post:

Remember Autumn
Autumn Memories
Unforgettable Autumn
Autumn Joy
Autumn Love
Autumn Blessings
Autumn Prayers
Autumn Smiles (perfect for a scrapbook page!)
Autumn Flowers
Autumn Moments
Autumn Snow – hopefully not….but then again….(from the Let it Snow die set!)
Special Autumn
Perfect Autumn
Autumn Hugs & Kisses
Hello Autumn
Bold Autumn
Autumn Magic

Please tag me with your combinations when you make them!  I’d love to see your artwork!

Happy creating, Suzanne

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Others:

Coordinating Cardstock
Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution
Vellum
photo
Patterned paper

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Summer Joy Photo Card

August 10, 2019

Happy summer!  It’s Suzanne here today with a great way to capture a special summer moment or holiday! The hard part will be choosing just the right photo. Look at these two enjoying a fabulous moment in the sun…. sandy toes and mermaid hair!  Capture this now before they grow up!

Here is how you can create this sweet card!

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Baby Puppy Love!

June 29, 2019

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today with a fun baby card for you! 

Oh, my.  There is nothing like a puppy! Puppy eyes are guaranteed to melt any heart.  (But really it’s a little plan on their part to get what they want –– and it works!) You can’t get mad at this wee fellow when he knocks the frame askew!

Here’s Joset’s sweet Dog die set combined with some A Way With Words classics! It’s a celebration of Mark’s, Joset’s brother, new puppy who is to die for (the puppy that is 🙂 …)!

Here is how you can make this card for a new baby puppy dog!

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