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Introduction & Information Hi! I’m Suzanne Cannon and I’m a calligrapher.

The designers featured in this book may be found…

Lettering has been my main creative passion from the time I was very young. As an art form, I love the challenges that fine lettering offered me.

Connie Nichol connienichol.blogspot.ca

My route as a professional calligrapher took a fascinating turn in 2002 when I launched Quietfire Design fine art rubber stamps. I was honored to join Elizabeth Craft Designs as a licensed designer in 2015, launching my die collection – A Way With Words.

Diana Nguyen yourstrulybydiana.blogspot.com Kathy Jo Wood daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca Robyn Josephs rainbowweaves.blogspot.com Selma Stevenson selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com Suzanne Cannon quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca quietfirestyle.blogspot.ca

I am delighted to bring you 12 projects from my extremely talented and creatively diverse design team who, along with two special guest designers, enrich my life in so many unexpected ways. I thank them for taking this journey with me. Most of the products used in our projects may be purchased at Elizabeth Craft Designs online store or are available at fine retailers worldwide. For more projects and ideas using A Way With Words dies visit Elizabeth Craft Designs’ blog and Pinterest pages. We also regularly post projects using A Way With Words dies on Quietfire Creations’ blog, and we have an extensive gallery of projects on our Pinterest board. Happy creating! Suzanne Cannon April 20, 2016

Teresa Horner victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com Wanda Hentges artbywanda.blogspot.com Yogi Grunwald yogiemp.blogspot.ca Yvonne van de Grijp phoebeez.blogspot.com Guest Designers: Susan Tierney Cockburn stierneyc.wordpress.com Judi Kauffman Author of countless articles and books in the craft industry A Way With Words – Cards & More Spring 2016 ©2016 Suzanne Cannon All right reserved. Contributed projects and photos are used with permission, remain under the copyright of each designer, and are for personal use only. Commercial use of the projects, such as for teaching, online sales or craft fairs, requires permission from the designer. (Just ask!) Although every effort has been made for accuracy, we cannot guarantee individual results.

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Suzanne Cannon page 4 page 6 Diana Nguyen Judi Kauffman page 8 Guest Designer page 10 Kathy Jo Wood Robyn Josephs page 12 page 14 Selma Stevenson

Connie Nichol page 16 page 18 Teresa Horner Wanda Hentges page 20 page 22 Yogi Grunwald Yvonne van de Grijp page 24

page 26 Susan Tierney Cockburn Guest Designer


It’s a Party by Suzanne Cannon Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Form a 5 ½” x 4” side-fold card base from Whisper Blue Soft Finish cardstock, blue on the outside. 2. Die cut all the Ice Cream cone elements and A Way With Words It’s a Party from White Soft Finish Cardstock. 3. Blend Distress inks on each of the elements on the textured side of the cardstock. Assemble the ice cream cone using Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape for the larger pieces and foam adhesive for the cherry. 4. Lay the ice cream cone against the right (opening) side of the card front and mark the outline of the cone. 5. Trim the card front to the outline and adhere the ice cream cone in place using foam tape. Depending on how you assemble the ice cream cone, you may have to trim the height of the card.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • It’s a Party

Joset Designs • Ice Cream Cone • • • •

Soft Finish Cardstock 100# White & Whisper Blue Clear Double Sided Adhesive 8 ½” x 11” Fine Pointed Scissors Fine Pointed Tweezers

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Ranger Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Bundled Sage, Tea Dye and Festive Berries Foam blending tool Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape Kool Tak Clear Foam Adhesive

Other Supplies

6. Adhere the words to the card front as shown using clear foam adhesive. Tip: Cut small pieces with the scissors and place the clear foam with the tweezers. 7. Write your message on the inside of the card. It’s white!

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Merci by Diana Nguyen Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Form a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” tent-fold card base from white cardstock. 2. Cut a panel from white cardstock measuring 4 1/8” by 5 3/8” inches. Die cut A Way With Words - Merci in one corner. Keep all the small pieces from inside the letters and flourishes as they will be required later. 3. Cut a piece of Shimmer Sheetz backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive measuring 2 x 3” and adhere it to the bottom right corner of the card base. 4. Use foam tape to adhere the die cut Merci panel to the front of the card, ensuring that the Shimmer Sheetz shows through the die cut. Tip: Use tiny pieces of foam tape to secure the smaller negative shapes within the M, e, and the swirls of the lettering saved from step 2. It is easy to see where these pieces go within the Shimmer Sheetz word. 5. Use scraps and drop-out pieces from other Shimmer Sheetz projects to create decorative shapes of different sizes (like those from Corners 1 die set and others). Arrange the pieces around Merci and glue in position as shown. Write a message on the inside of the card. It’s white!

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Merci • Shimmer Sheetz Gemstone Sampler Pack (Diana used Turquoise Gemstone for this project) • Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - 6mm

Other Supplies

• White Cardstock • Foam Tape • Multipurpose Glue

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Congrats & Live by Judi Kauffman Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Choose a mug with straight sides. Pick Shimmer Sheetz colors and alcohol inks to coordinate with the mug. 2. Choose a die from A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon. The shape and size of the die will determine the shape and size of the Stitched Oval, Square, Rectangle, or Circle used needed for the background. 3. For the word(s): Back a piece of Shimmer Sheetz just slightly larger than the die with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Shown: Blue Iridescent (Congrats) and Turquoise Gemstone (Live). For the background: Back another piece of Shimmer Sheetz just slightly larger than the Stitched Oval, Square, Rectangle or Circle with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Shown: Turquoise Gemstone. 4. Die cut the adhesive-backed background shapes. 5. Die cut the adhesive-backed word(s). 6. Alter the background shapes with alcohol inks in 2 or more colors plus gold metallic.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Congrats • Live

Els van de Burgt Studio • Stitched Ovals • Stitched Rectangles • Shimmer Sheetz in color(s) of choice (Shown: Blue Iridescent, Turquoise Gemstone) • Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape or Sheet

Other Supplies

• Coffee mug with straight sides • Alcohol inks (2 or more plus metallic gold) • Ink applicator tool

7. Adhere the ink-altered shape, topped with the word(s), to the side of the mug. Refer to the project photos for position.

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Thank You by Kathy Jo Wood Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Form a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” tent-fold card base from white cardstock. 2. Cut a pink vellum panel measuring 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” and adhere to card base. 3. Dry emboss white card stock, trim to ¼”smaller around than the vellum panel and apply gold marker along edges. Mount to vellum panel. 4. Die cut Thank You once in white card stock and once in a Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Adhere to card front as shown. 5. Die cut eleven 4-petal hydrangea florets from pink vellum.  Adhere to card front.  Add gold centers to florets with Pearl Pen.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Thank You

Susan’s Garden Club • Susan’s Garden Hydrangea • Berry Branch embossing folder • Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet

Other Supplies • • • • •

White cardstock Pink vellum Viva Pearl Pen - gold Sakura gold marker Aleene’s Tacky Glue

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Love by Robyn Josephs Supplies: Elizabeth Craft Designs Products: A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Calligraphic Elements • Love

3. Iron freezer paper die cut onto card, pressing firmly on the craft iron for about 30 seconds. Avoid burning the ATC by placing a piece of copy on top of the freezer paper as you iron. (Freezer paper must be securely in place so no paint can seep beneath.) 4. Use a paintbrush to apply a small amount of water over the freezer paper heart and ATC front. Use the same brush to add some watercolor (red, as shown, or color of choice). Allow to dry.

• Clear Double Sided Adhesive 8 ½” x 11” • Silk Microfine Glitter – Ruby • White Soft Finish Cardstock 100lb

Other Supplies • • • • • • • • •

Freezer paper Thin craft foam sheet Wet glue Watercolor paint Paint brush Craft iron Heat tool Craft knife Copy paper

5. Back craft foam with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and die cut the word Love two times. (Make sure adhesive is on the BACK.)

Instructions: 1. Sandwich Clear Double Sided Adhesive between two pieces of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim to ATC size, 2 ½ x 3 ½”. 2. Die cut A Way With Words - Calligraphic Elements 1 Heart from freezer paper. When cutting, place the shiny side of the freezer paper face up (facing the cutting edge of the die) and the dull side facing the cutting plate. Did you notice that Robyn flipped the heart? Reversing a Calligraphic Elements die is a fun option. 6. Remove release sheet from one Love and layer it on top of the second for extra dimension. 7. When the ATC is completely dry, use a heat tool to loosen the freezer paper heart. Use a craft knife if needed to lift it. 8. Remove release sheet from the back of the doublelayer Love and place on the ATC. 9. Run a tiny amount of wet glue around the edges of the ATC. Dip into Silk Microfine Glitter. Allow to dry. Polish glitter with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

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Happy Birthday by Selma Stevenson Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Use Tags & More 7 - Vine die to create a solid purple cardstock tag measuring 8 ½” long. 2. Use the same die to cut another tag from designer paper; then use overlay die to cut the decorative leaf design. Adhere the patterned tag on top of the solid tag. 3. Add a narrow strip of purple cardstock across the bottom of the tag. Use a die from the Chains 1 set to die cut a white chain. Add to the purple strip as shown. 4. Use the third largest die from the Stitched Rectangles set to die cut a purple stitched-edge cardstock rectangle. Use fourth largest die to die cut a purple dotted-edge rectangle. (Stitched Rectangles set includes dies with 2 edge options – stitched and dotted.) 5. Die cut Fitted Frames 3 - Curvy Rectangles from white cardstock. Optional: Back cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Set aside all but the second largest frame for other projects. 6. Glue white Fitted Frame over the largest purple rectangle, allowing purple frame to show all the way around. Attach small purple rectangle with foam tape over the Curvy Rectangle, to give it a little dimension. Attach frame to tag, right under die cut design on tag. 7. Die cut A Way With Words - happy birthday from white card stock and attach to bottom of the purple rectangle, as shown. 8. Create a hydrangea head and leaves using Susan’s Garden Hydrangea die set. Attach at bottom left of the frame. Susan’s video tutorial is available HERE. 9. Use Small Butterfly dies to die cut butterfly (solid silhouette shape) and decorative butterfly (overlay) from Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Reminder: A Metal Adaptor Plate is required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video HERE if you are new to this technique. 10. Attach butterfly overlay to silhouette with tiny slivers of tape. 11. Add three adhesive-backed half-pearls to the upper left corner.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Happy Birthday 2

Els van de Burgt Studio • • • •

Tags & More 7 - Vine Chains 1 Stitched Rectangles Butterfly 1

Susan’s Garden Club • Susan’s Garden - Hydrangea • Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz • Metal Adaptor Plate • Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

• Foam tape • Adhesive-backed half-pearls • Glue

TIP: Choose different sentiment dies, Tags & More die set, and/or Susan’s Garden flowers for other occasions. Switch to a different color palette. There are endless great options!

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Dream by Connie Nichol Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Die cut Circles five times from Elizabeth Craft Designs White Soft Finish Cardstock. Dab die cuts with light blue chalk ink. 2. Die cut Dream, the flourish from Calligraphic Elements and the decorative overlay from Tags & More 2 – Deco. Dab all diecuts with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with copper embossing powder.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Dream • Calligraphic Elements

Els van de Burgt Studio • Tags & More 2 - Deco • White Soft Finish Cardstock 100#

Other Supplies • • • • • • •

Colorbox Chalk Ink Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Ink Clearsnap Copper Embossing Powder Heat tool Sakura copper calligraphic pen Dimensional foam adhesive Ribbon

3. Die cut a heart from Tags & More 2 – Deco and adhere onto the tag overlay. 4. With copper coloured pen and ruler, draw a frame around the edges of an 8.5 x 11” sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs White Soft Finish Cardstock. 5. Adhere the circle die cuts to the cardstock, trimming to fit. 6. Using foam adhesive, attach a 4 x 6” photo to the page and tuck the tag underneath the right side. Glue Dream and the Flourish under the photo. 7. Tie a piece of ribbon at the bottom of the layout and add journaling as desired.

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Dream by Teresa Horner Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Form a 5 ½” x 6” tent-fold card base from polka dot cardstock. 2. Cut a 1” x 5 1/2“ strip of ivory cardstock and adhere 1 ¼ “ from the bottom of the card base. 3. Cut blue flower print to 4 5/8” x 5 3/8” and mat with chevron print measuring 5” x 5 ½” inches. Glue together and then adhere to card with 3D foam squares. 4. Cut ivory paper to mat the pink Cadillac print and adhere to card with 3D foam squares. 5. Die cut A Way With Words Dream from ivory cardstock and adhere to the bottom of the Cadillac print. Add bubble letters to spell BIG and add small pearls as shown.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Dream • Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies • • • • •

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics and Summer Crush cardstocks Paper trimmer Scissors 3D Foam Squares Self-adhesive pearls

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Laugh by Wanda Hentges Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Form a 6 1/8” x 4 5/8” tent-fold card base from White Soft Finish Cardstock. 2. Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock panel measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ¾”. Emboss with Bouquet Folder. 3. Die cut A Way With Words - Laugh 4 times from white cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Tape. Remove release paper from the top 3 and stack the die cuts. Remove release paper from last (bottom) die cut and attach stack to embossed panel; sponge Gesso over the entire surface. Allow to dry. 4. Use Spun Sugar and Twisted Citron Distress Spray to spray the panel. Keep the colors separated, allowing minimal overlapping. Allow to dry. Spray the Spun Sugar areas with Picked Raspberry. Allow to dry. Spray green areas with a second application of Twisted Citron. Allow to dry. 5. Use a fingertip or sponge dauber to dab Brushed Pewter Distress Paint onto the Laugh stack. Allow to dry. Then dab Picked Raspberry over the Brushed Pewter. Gently blot with a damp paper towel to allow some of the Brushed Pewter to remain visible. Allow to dry. Repeat with Picket Fence (apply, blot, allow to dry). All 3 colors will remain visible. Optional: Use only Picket Fence instead of 3 colors. 6. Distress edges of panel with Paper Distresser. Attach panel to card front. 7. Cover the front of a piece of white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Die cut Rope strip. Remove release sheet covering adhesive and add Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with a fingertip to bring out the sparkle. Paint over the glittered Rope strip with Picket Fence, allowing glitter to show through in some areas. Use a fingertip to add a bit of Picked Raspberry Paint along the bottom of the Rope strip, again allowing some glitter to show through. Use tiny dabs of glue or slivers of foam tape to adhere Rope strip to card. 8. Die cut detailed Butterfly (overlay) from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut off antennae. Die cut Butterfly body (solid silhouette with antennae) from adhesive backed white cardstock. Paint body with Brushed Pewter. Allow to dry. Paint body again, this time with Picked Raspberry. Blot with a damp paper towel, allowing some Brushed Pewter to show. Allow to dry. Remove release sheet from Butterfly body and attach to Butterfly overlay. Attach layered Butterfly to card with Foam Mounting Tape.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Laugh

Els van de Burgt Studio • Butterfly 1 • Ropes 1 • Bouquet Embossing Folder • Soft Finish Cardstock 100# White • Clear Double Sided Adhesive 8 ½” x 11” • Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond

Other Supplies • • • • • • • •

White Gesso (Golden) Distress Spray Stain – Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron (Ranger) Distress Paint – Picked Raspberry, Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence (Ranger) Die Cutting Machine Non-stick caft sheet Foam mounting tape Glue ‘n Seal Paper distresser (Tonic)

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Faith by Yogi Grunwald Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Form a tent fold card from White Soft Finish Cardstock (folded size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”). 2. Randomly apply PanPastels in Yellow Ochre, Orange, and Permanent Red to the textured side of a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock that is just slightly larger than the card front. 3. Create foam stamps by die cutting A Way With Words - Faith and the smaller flower from Big Flowers Set 1. Cover one side of an acrylic or wood block with low-tack tape to use as a temporary stamp mount. VERY Important: When temporarily mounting the die cut foam word ‘Faith’ remember that it has to be BACKWARD to your eye in order to stamp so it reads correctly (from left to right). 4. Ink the Faith stamp with clear embossing ink, stamp onto the cardstock created in step 2, and while it is still wet add clear embossing powder and heat emboss. Stamp and heat emboss flowers to fill the rest of the sheet. 5. When the embossing has thoroughly cooled, erase the background color. Full color will remain under the embossed areas. Not all color will be lifted by the eraser so the background will not be white. It will remain softly toned with a speckled effect. 6. Apply glue to flower centers, sprinkle with glitter and burnish when the glue has dried. 7. For a 3D look use a pencil to draw dropped shadow lines at one side of the word Faith as shown. Soften the shadow with a pointed paper stump to further the 3D effect. 8. From alcohol ink-altered glossy paper or Shimmer Sheetz, die cut the Fitted Frames – Lace Rectangles. Use the largest frame for the card; set aside all other pieces for future projects. Option: Choose a solid color or patterned paper that compliments the project. (Tip: For speed and ease, back with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet before die cutting!) 9. Add the frame to the background. Trim. Add the panel to the card front. Adhere yellow, white and brown half-pearls to the frame. 10. Die cut lower case letters to spell out ‘have’ ‘in’ and ‘yourself’. Using the project photo as a reference, position the words as shown. Carefully arrange/align the words to your liking before attaching one letter at a time. Tweezers may be helpful. 11. Die cut the butterfly overlay from colorful paper. Adhere to card. (As shown: Watercolor paper altered with ColorBurst powdered pigments.)

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Faith

Els van de Burgt Studio • • • •

Big Flowers Set 1 Small Butterfly Alphabet 2 - Lower Case Fitted Frames 1 - Lace Rectangles

Susan’s Garden Club • Pan Pastels Kit 1 • Silk Microfine Glitter: Imperial Garnet, Spring Peridot • White Soft Finish Cardstock 100# • Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

• Craft Foam (any colour) • Low-tack tape (Tack n’ Peel or 3M Scotch Poster Tape) • Acrylic or wood block • Pencil, blending stump, eraser • Half-pearls • Paper glue, Gem glue • Die cutting machine • Heat tool • Clear embossing powder • Clear embossing ink (VersaMark)

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Celebrate by Yvonne van de Grijp Supplies:

Instructions:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1. Form a 7¼” x 4¾” tent-fold card base from white cardstock. Cut a panel from patterned paper to 6¾” x 4¼”. 2. Use a craft knife and ruler to cut a rectangle of approximately 4¼” x 1¾” from the centre of the patterned paper. 3. Cut a panel from black cardstock measuring 7” x 4 ½” and cut a rectangle from the centre of approximately 4” x 1½”. 4. Adhere the black cardstock behind the patterned rectangle using foam adhesive squares. 5. Adhere a piece of sheet music to the centre of the white card base. Adhere the layered black and patterned paper on top allowing the sheet music to show in the window. 6. Die cut two A Way with Words Celebrate, one from gold cardstock and one from black cardstock. 7. Attach the gold diecut on top of the black diecut, slightly offsetting it to form a drop shadow effect. Adhere layered diecut words onto the card frame using foam squares.

A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Celebrate • Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6mm

Other Supplies

• Cardstocks in white, black, gold and patterned. • 3D Foam squares

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Happy Birthday by Susan Tierney-Cockburn Supplies: Elizabeth Craft Designs Products: A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon • Happy Birthday

Susan’s Garden Club • • • • • • • •

Garden Notes - Sunflower Garden Notes - Rose 2 Garden Notes - Hydrangea Garden Notes- Lilac Susan’s Garden - Tool Kit Leaf Pad Molding Pad PanPastels Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3

2. To create the unusual background, use a mesh veggie bag. Place white cardstock panel under bag; dab Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the surface.

Els van de Burgt Studio • Stitched Ovals • Leafy Branch • • • • •

Soft Finish Perfect Pink Cardstock Soft Finish White Cardstock 85# Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6” x 6” Clear Double Sided Tape 6mm Peel-Offs #1016/Silver

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Ranger Distress Inks in Forest, Peeled Paint, Abandoned Coral USArtQuest Prills--Go Green, Power Outage Beacons Kids Choice Glue, Zip Dry Glue Green Cardstock

Other Supplies

Instructions: 1. Form a side-fold card base from pink cardstock measuring 6 1/4” x 4 1/2” (A6). Cut a white panel to 6” x 4 1/4”. Die cut a Stitched Oval from white cardstock. Die cut your favorite Susan’s Garden/ Garden Notes. Shown: Sunflowers, Roses, Lilacs and Hydrangeas. Die cut Happy Birthday twice in White Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

3. Add the Stitched Oval to the card 4. Die cut a Leafy Branch from Spring Green. Place on the Leaf Pad and create a stem line down the center of the leaves using the Leaf Tool. 5. Die cut five stems from Rose 2 and remove the leaf and branch to create a cluster of stems for the bouquet. 6. Shade the Happy Birthday die cut with Abandoned Coral and adhere to card. 7. Form flowers by following the online instructions: Sunflower, Rose 2, Lilac, Hydrangea. Add leaves to fill in. Refer back to project photo for placement of flowers and the rest of the leaves. Add a tiny ladybug (Susan’s signature accent) if you want.

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