Saturday, April 30, 2016


Need a beautiful sentiment for a card?   There are 26 beautiful A Way With Words sentiment dies to help you create beautiful cards or scrapbook pages. 

thank you - Metal Cutting Dies

Thanks - Metal Cutting Die

If you need a Thank You card, there are two different A Way With Words die sets to use from.  I chose to use the 1058 - Thanks die for my card.

My card was designed using the Elizabeth Craft Lots of Dots embossing folder, Glitter Strips created using ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive Strips and Silk Microfine Glitter, and Corners 1.  The magnolia is one I created several years ago and decided to use it.  The die cut behind the flower was cut using a Marianne Designs die.  

Be sure to check out the collection of A Way With Words dies to create beautiful sentiments for your projects at this LINK.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

With Sympathy

It is always sad when you need to make a sympathy card, but when you have Susan's Garden flower dies and A Way With Words dies, you can create a beautiful card. This is a card I made for a dear friend who recently lost her mother.

The card is 6x6 inches.  A piece of design paper with tiny roses was used on the bottom portion, and an off white piece of card stock that was embossed with dots used on the top.  A piece of lace was backed with Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive and attached over the seam line between the design paper and embossed card stock.

Susan's Garden Rose 1 dies were used to create a pretty rose.  The petals were die cut using a very soft yellow card stock then lightly sponged with light pink ink, for a variegated look.   The color of the rose corresponds with the colors in the design paper.

Susan's Garden Notes Queen Anne's Lace die set was used to create the tiny flowers to resemble Baby's Breath under the rose.

One of Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 were die cut using white card stock and attached to the upper corners.

The A Way With Words "With Sympathy" dies were used to die cut three tan sentiments and one white sentiment.  All the die cuts were glued together, having the white one on top, to give dimension, since it was not die cut in a bold color.
Self adhesive backed pearls were used to complete the card.  

The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Susan's Garden Rose 1
Garden Notes Queen Anne's Lace
Corners 1
A Way With Words - With Sympathy
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Garden Delights

Good Morning.  I am back from my vacation and this beautiful stamped image from Quietfire Creations reminds me of how you can feel when you are enjoying the outdoors.  This is my Quietfire Creations Design Team Blog Post.  You will find all the information about this card at this LINK.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2016

No Winter Lasts Forever

Good Morning. Today I have the card I designed for my Susan's Garden Design Team Blog Post for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

This card was designed using Susan's CountryScape dies.  When working with the CountryScapes dies, you can be so creative designing different scenes.   There has been some very terrible weather in our country this past year and it is nice to know that “No Winter lasts forever . . . No Spring skips its turn”.   It always makes me so happy to see the trees, shrubs and flowers come to life with glorious color.
This is how I created this scene:
  1.  Use one of the Els van de Burgt Studio Wood Series, Through The Lens Patterned Cardstock, of your choice, for the background.  The piece I chose showed a gap between the wood slats, with a rail at the bottom.  I used a craft knife to cut along the top and bottom edge of that rail.  I wanted it to look like the rose-bush was coming through the gap in the fence; however with the grass and flowers at the bottom, this doesn’t show very well.
  2. Die cut three CountryScapes Flora 5 vines.  The bottom of the vines were slipped behind the fence rail.
  3. Die cut as many flower pieces and leaves, as you would like, using the spiral flower die from the CountryScapes Flora 5 die set.  I used two of the vine die cuts facing to the left and one I turned backwards to face to the right.  Glue the leaves and tiny roses on the branches of the vine.
  4. Use the CountryScapes Cloud & Grass die set to die cut two grass borders.  Use the Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Scissors to cut between each blade of grass to make thin grass blades. Glue to the bottom of the Patterned Cardstock.
  5. Use the CountryScapes Garden Edges Daffodil die to create the flower border.  I cut the daffodils apart and glued them down behind the grass.
  6. Use the CountryScapes Critters 3 die set to die cut the Cocker Spaniel dog.  I used Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Inks to sponge on color.  Attach with dimensional glue dots on the lower left side.
  7. Use Susan’s Seeds of Thought Winter Spring rubber stamp for the sentiment.  I used black VersaMark ink.  Die cut the sentiment using the smallest die from the Stitched Ovals die set.  Before removing from the die, sponge on Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  8. Use Garden Notes Bug &  Butterflies die set and die cut several butterflies.  Sponge on yellow and rust ink.  Attach with small glue dots.
I can almost smell those pretty little roses!

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Good Morning.  This is the card I designed for my  design team post for Quietfire Creations.  You can go to this LINK to read about it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

We Should Hang Out

Good Morning.  Today is my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog with my design team post.   I have created a card to make your mouth water, wanting strawberries.  I used the Joset Design Strawberries dies.  The card was created using one of Karen Burniston's Pull Card dies.

To create this Oval Pull Card, you can watch Karen Burniston's YouTube video at this LINK.  I followed all the steps for assembly exactly the way they are explained on the video.
  1.  Start with card size of 6 x 8 inches.  Score on left side at 3 3/4 inches.  Tape Oval Pull Card die on score line, with die on the 3 3/4 inch side.  Run through die cutting machine.
  2. Cut designer paper of choice for the inside (right side of card), slightly smaller (approximately 4" x 5 3/4", and attach with adhesive/glue.
  3. Cut designer paper of choice for the front of closed card measuring approximately 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" and attach to front panel of card.
  4. This card has an acetate window in the oval "swing" part of the card.  It also has an acetate pull arm to use for movable objects.  I suggest you watch Karen's YouTube video for complete instruction to see how easy this step is completed.
  5. The basic Oval Pull Card is now complete to start decorating.
  6. Die cut 5 large Joset Designs Strawberries and backing.  Glue yellow backing to back of each strawberry.  Die cut and add green stem to each strawberry.  Die cut 4 sets of Strawberry leaves and color.  I used white Soft Finish Cardstock and sponged on Memento Bamboo Leaves green ink.
  7. Die cut 3 small strawberries and assemble.
  8. Use Joset Designs Cupcakes die set to die cut 4 white flowers.
  9. Using Karen Burniston's Barrel Basket with Pop Up die set, die cut the basket.  I did not use the handle.
  10. Use Karen's Garden Bench die set to die cut two grass pieces.  I cut between each of the blades of grass with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Scissors.
  11.  Use Karen's Accordion Oval Card die set and die cut 2 of the smallest stitched oval.
  12.  Use stamps in Karen's Cheeky Monkey Clear Stamp set for the two sentiments
  13. Assemble the card as shown.  There are two large strawberries that show in the acetate window.  You need to glue two strawberries, back to back so it looks good when the card is closed - One of these strawberries is on the front of the card and one is on the acetate swing arm, on the inside.


This is how the card looks when closed.  The Oval Pull Card die has a little tab, which you can see at the top of the card, to keep it closed so it does not reveal the message inside.

Would you "Hang Out With Me" if I sent you this card?  Perhaps we could go eat some strawberry shortcake!



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