AWWW Focus Day


Welcome My Crafty Friends!

Today is another Focus Day on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  The Design Team has been busy creating cards that are showcasing A Way With Words brand new release of dies.  I have chosen Miss You and Long Stem Rose to showcase.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK to see what other design team members have created using the new dies.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ using largest oval from newly released Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Ovals die cut oval in center.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern shade with ink shape by pinching up fronds around tweezers from Garden Notes Tool Kit.  Using Kids Choice Glue on just on lower portion of stem adhere to card front inside oval.

Step 4  From 2 shades of patterned paper using new release A Way With Words – Long Stem Rose die set cut rose then from green cardstock cut stem and shade with ink.  (I used the same paper that was used for the card front it happened to be 2 sided)  Assemble Rose & Stem using Kids Choice Glue.  When dry lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rub back of rose to give little dimension.  Adhere to card over ferns using Kids Choice Glue on stem and just very edge of rose.

Step 5  Cut twice A With Words –  Miss You once from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back once from dark cardstock once from coordinating cardstock attach coordinating Miss You over dark offsetting just a little to give shadow effect.  Attach to card front.

Step 6  Add pearls to corners.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and be sure to pop on over to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at link above to see what other designers have created using dies from the new release of A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon.

By Clicking on pictures below they will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs shopping page.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – Colonial white, green, peach

Patterned paper (Graphic 45 used here)

Adhesive backed pearls



Welcome My Crafty Friends!  Spring has arrived finally and I believe we are all happy about that at least I know I am.

Sadly we are all touched by “Cancer” at some point in our lives some more than others.  I know my family and friends have been touched many times.  Today my card is for a friend that has just recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Using pink Nuvou crystal drops make berries on branches.   Do 1 side let dry then do back side and let dry.  I do both sides like Susan does but it is optional.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Round Grapevine Wreaths.  Using Kids Choice Glue just dab around center area on back of wreath (no glue on the little branches) attach 1 wreath at a time to card front giving each wreath a quarter turn to off set each wreath.  Once dry pull up on some of the branches to give it fullness.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes Lilac 2 and 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock color front and back of a piece large enough to cut flower plates 2-3 times each.  Just kind of scribble you want little areas of white and varying shades.   Shape and build your lilacs   Here is Susan’s video for making lilacs.


Step 5  Cut 3 pink tulips and 2 white tulips using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set. Shape and build tulips.  Susan’s video below for making tulips.


Step 6  From green cardstock cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.

Step 7  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Courage die  to cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top twice and once from cardstock with adhesive on top and bottom (this will be the bottom of the stack).  Cut once from pink glitter cardstock.  Cut ribbon from Suzanne Cannon’s Hope die set 3 times from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top then once from pink glitter cardstck.  Stack together.  You are making 3 pink ribbons and 1 Courage.

Step 8  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue starting with ferns.  Ferns, berries, lilacs, tulips then leaves.  Add courage to bottom under wreath and use pop dots to add ribbons.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  By clicking on any of the product pictures below it will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!





Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – Green, Brown, Pink

Glitter Cardstock – Pink

Embossing Folder – Dots

Nuvou Crystal Drops –




Lacy Love In A Mist

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Hello My Crafty Friends welcome to my blog!

Today my post is a card I did using my first attempt with the shibori technique that Susan recently did on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club page.  Mine came out quite light so my next attempt will need some work on paint to water ratio but when I saw the color I just knew Love In A Mist would be the perfect flower to use with it.

My card today February 28th, is for my nephew, sister, father and brother which probably sounds a bit strange but for my nephew it is his birthday, my sister who died having him, my Dad who died 45 year to the day after my sister losing his battle with mesothelimoa and my youngest brother’s funeral was on this day 3 years ago.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1 Make shibori background referring to video on Susan’s Garden Club on Facebook

Step 2  Cut Garden Notes Berry Spray from brown cardstock.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries to branch set aside to dry.  (Midnight blue drops used here)

Step 3  Form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.

Step 4  Make frame from 100 lb white Soft Finish Cardstock using ModaScrap Dashing Square.  (Picture shows black cardstock but it was just to show how frame was cut)

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Step 5  Attach shibori type piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to center.

Step 6  Cut 1 ModaScrap Lace Card from white Soft Finish Cardstock trim off side tabs and straighten bottom.  Attach to back side of lower half of frame using Kids Choice Glue.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame to card front.

Step 7  Cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink, shape using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit along with molding and leaf pads.  Using Kids Choice Glue attach to lower right corner of frame.

Step 8  Cut, shade, shape and build  1 Garden Notes Love In A Mist (mine was cut from blue cardstock and shaded with PanPastels Set 2) but you can cut from 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with Copic Markers as well.  Flower was assembled directly onto card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Cut apart Garden Notes Berry Spray tucking around flower using Kids Choice Glue to attach.

Step 10  Using self sticking pearls to corners and on lace.

Thanks for stopping by today I sure hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.  See below for supplies used.  If you click on any of pictures of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies it will take you directly to the site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies


Nuvo Crystal Drops

Cardstock – brown, green, blue

Distress Ink – Peeled Paint

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