Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Hello again,

Today Summer is in full bloom and I hope you will sit back and enjoy a cool lemonade with me. Let's just CHILL.  

I have a complete tutorial on how I made this card including all the templates you may need on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog

To see all the details  CLICK HERE.

I look forward to seeing  you there,

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

YAY It's Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi again my crafty friends,

Today we are all about Hexagons - that is the challenge. 
My card is for my dear hubby, Mac, for our anniversary.  This year we celebrated #54 on June 13. 

I used three hexagons in my card, two on the outside and one inside.  This card has a fun fold that I saw on YouTube while watching Dawn.  It opens from the top and the side.  I have included scoring and cutting instructions below.  A belly band is just perfect to hold this one shut and to add some extra color.

To get the shape of this card here is all you need to do.  You will get two A2 cards from one piece of 8.5" X 11" cardstock.

To see all the projects created by the talented design team - CLICK HERE.
You can also enter to win a gift card by commenting on this question:
What is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies. 

Give it a try and have a crafty week,

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hello Summer

Hi friends -
Today is the Paper Pros monthly challenge and this month the theme is "Food & Drink.  What food is more fun in the summer than watermelon?  I used Karen Burniston's Tent Pop Up die set to make my juicy slice of summer fun.  It's always fun to use dies in different ways to get more use from them.  ENJOY!

I kept the outside of the card very simple using the Circle Crosshatch and some fun words.  On the inside I used the tent die cut from red and then added some seeds and some green and white for the rhine.  

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Until next time,

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Way With Words - A New Release

The folks at Elizabeth Craft Designs have some great things to share with you today.  Their licensed Designer, Suzanne Cannon, has some beautiful newly designed dies to share and I had so much fun with the first one, I decided to make two of them today.

For the first card I made an easel using the new (#1543)Rosebud Wreath & Elements die set. The lovely design on the wreath is delicate yet sturdy enough to make a fabulous card.  I cut one of the elements (three times) to make the design on the bottom portion of the card. For the sentiment I used the beautiful new Thanks You 2.

For my second card I used the words Eat, Drink & Be Merry that have been designed in Suzanne's signature calligraphy style.  I combined these great words with the Summer Drink Set and the Stitched Ovals and Rectangles

To see what the entire team made simply CLICK HERE.

Stay creative,

Friday, June 1, 2018

Just For Fun Friday - We Flamingo Together

Hi and welcome back friends,

I have a  fun card to share today - I used the fabulous new Flamingo Die Set from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the Fitted Hearts along with the Adventure Edges.  

I began with the flamingos cut from pink paper and then used Copic Markers to color on top of the pink - adding some darker colors to the soft pink. 

I made a simple gate fold card and the cut the heart directly in the center.   Next, add some grass at the bottom of the card.  Add the colored flamingos to the center so their beaks meet in the center to form a heart shape.  For this card - I cut 4 flamingos and colored them the same.  I then glued them back to back so they would look good from both sides when the card is opened.

A simple colored panel for the inside of the card adds lots of color.  I used Distress Inks for the background.

For the finishing touch, stamp the sentiment on a Stitched Rectangle and edge with some ink.

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Have a creative weekend,

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lilac Trinket Box for Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi my crafty friends,

Today I have a 3D project to share on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I used the beautiful Lilac Die from Susan's Garden Notes, Lilac 2 along with some other great products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I hope you will join me for a complete tutorial by CLICKING HERE.

Hope to see you there,

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Creative Card Making for A Vintage Journey

Hi all and welcome back -

This week I am sharing a card making tutorial over at A Vintage Journey.  I hope to see you there where we will be making this card.

You can see the full tutorial by clicking HERE

Have a creative weekend -