Fall Candle Base

Hi everyone, it’s Annette Green today with Susan’s Garden Design Team. Even though Florida is rather hot and humid this time of year, it’s Fall in my craft room. While strolling through my local craft store the other day, I came across realistic-looking scented candles with battery-operated wicks. This is what inspired me for my project today.

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Shimmer Sheetz Sweater Cards

Shimmer Sheetz Sweater Cards
By Judi Kauffman


The minute I saw the newly-released ‘Sweater’ die set from the Joset Designs collection I envisioned it in school colors as a letter sweater or with the graduation year in large numbers. I pictured a fancy sweater for holiday parties with lots of bling. And I knew I wanted to keep going with topiary tree cards like the Gingerbread Man Topiary Tree Cards posted here on the blog on August 14, 2016.

The die set also includes a reindeer and snowflake for winter and holiday sweaters, as well as the charming coat hanger die. It’s so versatile! Just imagine cardstock ski sweaters with stamped patterns across the front or sweaters cut from soft, fuzzy felt. And how about making some for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, as gift tags for friends who knit, with ‘#1’ on the front to celebrate someone’s achievements? There are so many possibilities…

The three cards above show my first three ideas. Instead of giving detailed instructions, please use the images and my design strategies and tips to create your own customized Shimmer Sheetz Sweater Cards for any occasion.


*If you’re new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, review Els van de Burgt’s video TUTORIAL. A metal adaptor plate or Big Shot machine with a Precision Base Plate is required for this technique. Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz before die cutting or use pieces of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to secure the sweater on the card front.

*The alphabet stickers I chose for ‘YOU’VE GOT BLING’ didn’t include an apostrophe so I made one with a single petal cut from the largest Glitter Flower peel-off used on the sleeves  and yoke of the sweater. The sweater is Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. I mixed Glitter Dots, Glitter Flowers, and adhesive-backed gems for the ‘bling’. 

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*To anchor the Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz hanger onto the card front, pierce 2 holes and use a needle to pull metallic braid through the holes; tie a small bow. Notice the tiny Glitter Dots along the raglan sleeve seam line. They’re the smallest size on the sheet of peel-offs.sweater C

*Tone down the sparkle on the Emerald Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz topiary tree sweater by lightly sanding BEFORE adding the leaves die cut from Light Green Velvet Adhesive Sheet as shown below. This card measures over 9″ and is sized for a #10 business envelope. (I did not sand the other two sweaters because I liked them shiny and sparkly. They are A2 size.) Refer back to the project instructions on August 14, 2016 for a complete how-to for Topiary Tree Cards.

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*The contrasting numbers, neckline piece, cuffs at the sleeves and bottom of the school sweater are die cut from Blue Velvet Adhesive Sheet, providing a soft matte contrast to the sparkly Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz sweater.

*Your cards can be any size, as long as the sweater fits.

*Add some embellishments, printed stickers, layers of patterned papers and/or solid color cardstock, and your fun and easy card will be ready to mail!

*The supply list below covers materials used for all three cards.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Shimmer Sheetz in colors of choice

  (Shown: Peridot Gemstone, Silver Metallic, Purple and Yellow Iridescent)

Joset Designs ‘ Winter Sweater’ die set

Els van de Burgt Studio ‘Leafy Branch’ die

Els van de Burgt Studio ‘Numbers & More 2’ die set

Susan’s Garden Club ‘Garden Notes – Potted’ die

Velvet Adhesive Sheets in Blue and Light Green

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets and Tape

Glitter Dots peel-offs in Pink/Silver

Glitter Flowers peel-offs in Pink/Silver

Through the Lens Metal series 6 x 6 cardstock (background layer, school sweater card)

Other –

Solid color cardstock in assorted colors

Fine ribbon and cord for ‘Bling’ and ‘Topiary Tree’ cards

Needle to pierce cardstock and to pull cord through cardstock for ‘Bling’ card

Coffee stir stick for topiary tree card

Faceted adhesive-backed gems in Purple, 3 sizes for ‘Bling’ card

Lightweight cork sheet for flower pot

Assorted printed stickers, alphabet stickers, and plaid paper from Graphic 45

Always Wedding Card

Always Wedding Card by Suzanne Cannon

Hi there, artlings! It’s Suzanne here today with a card that is easy to assemble yet has the clean and simple look that makes it stand out in a crowd.

One of the members of the Quietfire Design team was married this week, so to celebrate, we’ve been sharing all sorts of projects using the new lovey-dovey A Way With Word dies! Cherish, Forever, Always, Mr and Mrs and the Calligraphic Elements were designed with weddings, anniversaries and newborns in mind.

Our newlywed shared that she was going with white and grey (or silver) on the big day, so this card evolved in my creative space! I dropped in a hint of pink and I just love how it turned out.

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All Occasion Card with Removable Tag

Happy Friday Everyone! It’s Tina today and I am going to start your weekend with a fun and easy project. It’s a 2-in-1 card/tag.  Below are the steps on how to recreate my card/tag.

  • Diecut patterned paper with Tags & More 5 – Sunburst.
  • Diecut White Soft Finsh Cardstock pieces with Garden Notes Jasmine dies. Shade the center of the Jasmine flowers with a soft yellow.  Shape, shade and assemble the leaves and stem; shape and assemble the flowers and adhere to tag as shown below.
  • Decorate the tag with ribbon of your choice and some sentiments.

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Christmas Greetings


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today. It’s the 25th of August today which means it is only 4 months until Christmas, so for my project I have a Christmas card to share with you using some of the newly released products from Joset Designs and A Way with Words as well as two of the new Silk Microfine Glitter colors.

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Pop it Ups Wednesday With Raquel – Anita Frames Pop Up

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today. I’d like to show you how you can make an impressive birthday card with the new Anita Frames Pop Up. I love this new die because it has so much dimension when you open the card. Let me show you how I made it.



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Hanging Winter Mitten Pull Tab Card

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Hello crafters! Mary here with a fun interactive winter card. The new Winter Mittens from Joset Designs are so adorable. I decided to make mine out of felt, alhtough you could use cardstock instead. For the card, I wanted to do something different. The Hanging Charm Pull Tab was out of stock for a while at ECD so when it finally came back in, I jumped on it! The mitten fits perfectly inside the frame. Yes! Continue reading



There are two very popular flowers we see at Christmas time; one is the Poinsettia and the other is the Amaryllis. Good Morning, this is Selma today and I have worked with Susan’s beautiful Amaryllis die set from her new release. This flower is very easy to assemble and is so real looking.

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Noel Holiday Card

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Hello Crafty Friends! I am very excited to share a project using one of the newly released Elizabeth Craft Designs dies designed by the lovely Suzanne Cannon. This card is super easy to make and perfect to mass produce for Christmas. Also, the card can use some of those scrap pieces of paper you have stored in a bin for a future project. (woo-who!) The papers do not all have to be Christmas patterned papers, either. The card sample today only used one Christmas patterned paper and the beautiful Noel did the rest!  Let’s get started! Continue reading




Have you seen all the new die sets in the Joset Designs Collection?   Good Morning.  This is Selma today.  The card I designed for you is created with the  new Joset Designs Skate die set.  I have also used the new Small Poinsettia from Susan’s Garden Notes, Whitepine Bough & Pinecone dies, Berry Branch, and the the new A Way  With Words NOEL.    Here is how the card was created.

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