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Friday, April 28, 2017

LDRS Creative Gal Pal's

Hi Friends,

Today I am finishing out my 3 part series this evening with Little Darlings Rubber Stamps "Gal Pals" stamp set. I have had a lot of fun with this set and the fact that you can use them all together or individually like I have done just gives you more opportunities and more bang for your buck. 

For this project I stamped the image and then used my Brother Scan & Cut to cut her out. I paired the stamped image with dies from the Gilded Oval Die Set also by LDRS Creative.
This die set works perfectly with all of the All Dressed Up Stamp Collections.

 Here is a close up of my coloring. I have used Copic markers in the following colors.

Skin: E000, E11, E21, R20 
Hair: E13, E15, E18
Clothes: B24, B26, B37 RV000, RV00, RV02

Below are the past two projects I have posted previously all using this one Gal Pal's Stamp Set. 


To purchase this Gal Pal set or any other sets from All Dressed Up, Click HERE! Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you and that you have a beautiful day.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Purr Stamp and Die Set

Hello friends,

Today I have colored up one of the fun kitty images which are part of the "Purr" stamp set by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I had fun coloring this image and designing this card to look as if the kitty was sitting on a fence looking out at the woods.

This card measures 5.5x4.25 (A2 size) with paper measurements as follows:

Card base: 5.5"x 8.5" scored in half
Forest/tree paper: 5.5"x2.5"
Fence paper: 5.5"x1.75" for larger piece and 5.5"x.50" for the fence top. I added distress ink around the edges of both fence pieces.

Attach the tree paper and the larger fence paper to the card base. Then using foam dots attach the fence top piece over where the two background pieces meet.

I used foam dots for behind the cat itself too. Then lastly I used versa mark and gold embossing powder to complete the sentiment.

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Supply List:
"Purr Clear Stamp Set"
"Purr Die Set"
"Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp Set"

Other Supplies:
Outdoor themed paper
Copic Markers to color the cat
Distress ink for paper edges
Versa Mark stamp pad
Gold embossing powder
Heat tool

Thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions feel free to email me. I hope you all have a HAPPY day! Melanie

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Circle Background Thank You Card

Welcome Friends,

Today I am ecstatic to share with you my Elizabeth Craft Designs' card using the  Circle Background Die

I cannot tell you how much fun this was to design. Below are the simple directions so you can make your own.

Step 1:
Cut the Circle Back ground die from 3 different colors of card stock. (Sample has white, dark purple, and light purple.)

Step 2:
Cut a card base from a dark purple card stock measuring (4" x10.5"), score and fold.

Step 3:
Adhere the white background die to the front of the card base. (hint... Use double sided adhesive to make these steps easier)

Step 4:
From all the inside pieces of the die begin to lay down the different sizes and colors until you like the design of the pieces then begin attaching them into place to form a mosaic design.

Step 5:
Die cut 7 dark purple stars from the "Entwined Ovals" die set, 1 white banner from the "Stitched Fish Tail Banners", and lastly the "Thanks" die cut from both dark and light purple paper.

Step 6:
Let the Assembly begin... Glue down all of the mosaic pieces in the pattern of your choice. Attach the dark purple stars to the white circles for some added contrast. Glue down the banner with the dark and light purple "thanks" dies slightly offset to create a shadow to the sentiment.

Step 7:
Using the "Glitter Dots Peel off Stickers" add one to the center to each of  the stars for a little added sparkle.

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Supply List:
Circle Background Die
Entwined Ovals Die
Smile Die 
4" Transparent Double Sided Tape
Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers

Other Supplies:
110lb White Card stock
Core'dinations Card Stock (Dark Purple & Light Purple)
Glue Pen

Thank you for visiting the blog today. Please come back often! Melanie

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Inside Out Challenge

Hello Followers,

Today I am excited to share with you my "Inside Out" card which is part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs' Challenge Blog. 

A lot of us tend to create cards without a second thought of the inside of the card. I know I for one do this and then when it is time to send the card to it's recipient we have to stop and finish the inside. So this week for our challenge we are not only completing the front of the card but also the inside. Take a look below at my sample to see this "ready to give" inside out card. 

This A2 size card was so much fun to create. 

Step 1:
The stamp set used here is called "Jungle Cuties" Color your this little guy with Copic markers or any other coloring medium of your choice. Stamp a second elephant and fussy cut just the ear and pop it up with some foam tape to add some dimension. 

Step 2: 
Cut a card base for an A2 sized card. (5.5 x 8.5") score and fold. Cut one piece of patterned paper for the background measuring 5.5" x 4.25"and glue to card front. 

Step 3: 
Cut a yellow strip from patterned paper. (5.5"x2"). Cut two piece of teal colored ribbon approximately 6" each. Adhere these to the yellow stripe of paper before attaching to the card front.

Step 4:
Die cut layers using the following die sets. Labels & Circles & Fitted Circles. The largest label is adhered with foam tape as well as the elephant and the extra elephant's ear.

Here is a close up of my coloring.

Lastly the INSIDE of this fun card.... It is  decorated similar to the front layers of the card. This card is officially ready for gift giving. Just jot down a personal message and mail to a friend.

Crafty Hugs, Melanie

Friday, April 14, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Shimmer Sheetz Leaves

Hi There,

Today I am sharing a fun card made from numerous leaf dies and Shimmer Sheetz papers by Elizabeth Craft Designs. This was an experiment in the making but I think for the first try using Shimmer Sheetz that it turned out well. Due to the glare of the Shimmer Sheetz the photography was quite challenging.

Step 1: From a piece of 5.5"x4.25" black piece of card stock arrange the leaf dies to create a pattern. Run through die cut machine and remove the leaf pieces and discard. You are now left with a black card front with the negative space left behind from where the leaf dies were.

Step 2: Next using 2 different green colors of Shimmer Sheetz die cut two different leaves from each color. 

Step 3: Cut a green card base at 11" x 4.25" and score in half.  Cut a second black piece to 5.5" x 4.25" and glue two black pieces together. This will allow for a recessed space to be left where the leaves will be placed. 

Step 4: Carefully adhere the Shimmer Sheetz leaves into the recessed spaces left in the black card front. Trim off 1/8th of an inch from one short side and one longer side of black paper. This allows for minor error and trimming of longer stems. Attach the black card top to the card base leaving an 1/8" border around outside edge.

Step 4: For the sentiment the "Celebrate" die was used. Cut this die from black, green, and a green patterned paper as well. Adhere together allowing for the black to be slightly off set so it shows as a shadow.

Elizabeth Craft Supply List:
Pair of Leaves 1
Pair of Leaves 2
Leafy Branch 2
Leafy Branch 4 
Celebrate Die Set
Shimmer Sheetz

Other Supplies:
Green & Black Card Stock
A small piece of green patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by today. Melanie

Thursday, April 13, 2017

LDRS Creative All Dressed Up Gal Pals

Hi Friends,

I am sharing a fun card I colored using one of the stamps from the All Dressed Up, "Gal Pals" Stamp set. This set comes with 3 full size 4" tall girly stamps perfect for coloring. Feel free to use them together or one at a time. I just love a stamp set with so many possibilities.

I had a lot of fun using a handful of LDRS Creative's amazing dies. These dies cut like butter. I have used the following ones:

Lovely View

 For the sentiment I have used "Amazing Girls" which are all perfect for these girly stamps.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs ~ Purr

Welcome Back!

Today I am sharing a fun little mix of two different stamp sets by Elizabeth Craft Designs. The kitty itself is part of the "Purr" Stamp Set. This little orange tabby just looked like he was up to no good so I paired him up with the "Dreamers Clear Stamp Set"
Both of these above mentioned clear stamp sets also have the matching dies to coordinate with them. To see all stamp and dies sets by designer Krista Schneider click HERE.

This little rascal has been colored using Copic markers. Isn't he precious?
 Directions to recreate this card...

1. Cut dark blue card base at 6"x12" and score to fold in half.

2. Cut a contrasting color piece of card stock (yellow) at 5 3/4' square.

3. From patterned paper cut a piece of card stock a tad bigger than   5" square and die cut using the Dotted Scallop Square Die Set

4. for the center squares that are on point cut the blue card stock to 3 3/4" square and cut both the yellow and white scalloped pieces at 3 1/4" and 2 1/2"square.

5. Color and die cut the cat as well as the yarn/bubble. 

6. To assemble... first attach the scallop pattern paper to the yellow card stock. Then wrap some twine around the two layers before attaching to the blue card base. This gives the kitty a little yard to actually play with ;-)

7. Lastly the 3 "on point" squares are attached flat with the cat and yarn bubble raised up with foam tape. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Krista Schneider's Purr Clear Stamp Set 
Krista Schneider's Purr Dies
Krista Schneider's Dreamers Clear Stamp Set
Krista Schneider's Dreamers Die Set
Dotted Scallop Squares    
Clear double sided adhesive 6mm

Other Supplies:
Lakeside 6x6" paper by Pebbles
White, blue, and yellow card stock
Orange and white twine
Foam Tape

Thanks for stopping by. Check back often for more inspiration. Melanie


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies Challenge

Hi Friends,

Today over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog we are hosting a "Glitter Background" challenge. I had quite a bit of fun with this project as I haven't had much experience with glitter before. Let me tell you the burnishing (rubbing) of the glitters on the double sided adhesive it such a MAGICAL experience. Make sure to check out all the projects from the team plus all the you tube videos showing the many tutorials using our Silk Microfine Glitter.

The striped background piece was created using a 4x5" piece of 85lb Soft Finish Card Stock in white. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive in 3mm, 6mm, & 10mm sizes. The adhesive was put down on the diagonal and were randomly spaced. The adhesive backing paper was removed from just one size at a time (3mm, 6mm, or 10mm) and Silk Microfine Glitter was added and burnished in to reveal a beautifully glitter stripe. Continue with this one size tape at a time until all 3 are dazzling. Once completed use a stitched rectangle die to finish off the edges. To see technique videos on this technique click on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs You Tube Channel.

I have used numerous products by Elizabeth Craft Designs. See below for all the details.

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Product List:

Moda Scrap Dancing Butterflies
Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Rectangles
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
Susan's Garden The Butterfly is Proof Stamp
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Soft Finish Card Stock 85lb
Silk Microfine Glitter in Ruby, Antique Silver, and Antique Gold. 

Non ECD Products:

DCWV Patterned Paper
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Stampin' Up! Pearls

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LDRS Creative & All Dressed Up "Gal Pals"

Hello My Friends.

Today I have a card for you that is ready for spring.... I am using LDRS Creative's "Gal Pals" stamp set and a couple different dies by LDRS including "Gilded Die & Embossing Collection"

I have used a clean and simple card and with a few different layers of dies and doilies along with some beautiful designer paper helped jazz up this lady just a bit.

I used Copic markers to color this adorable All Dressed Up stamp set. This set has 3 full stamps in it which can be used together or apart. See the full stamp set HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy crafting! Melanie

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Magnolia-Licious Picnic Tilda

Hi Friends,

I am excited to bring you this card today. Unfortunately it is my last card for Magnolia-licious for the time being but they will ALWAYS be my go to place for all things Magnolia.

I am excited about this card for a couple of reasons. First off I don't believe I've ever designed a card with this type of perspective. She is laying looking up to the sky which is something I use to do as a child. I loved laying in my back yard with the pine trees above me swaying in the wind. Also over all I just like the way this card layout came together. I hope you like it as well.

The Picnic Tilda stamp is by Magnolia and is part of the Recipe Card Collection just released in 2017. Make sure to check out the entire release HERE.

Copic Colors used in this project:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 
Hair: E13, E23, E29
Clothing etc: GB10, BG11, BG13, Y13, Y17, Y19

I want to publicly thank Shawn and Candy for their on going support. I am excited what the future has to hold and I will always be a part of their lives if not as a DT member, then as a happy shopper. Thank you both so much! I wish you and Magnolia-Licious the very best. 


Elizabeth Crafts Celebrate YOU!

Hi Friends,

Today over at Elizabeth Craft Designs challenge blog we are kicking off a new challenge. The theme is "Fab Florals" so get those markers & pencils ready and lets see some flowers!!!

I have colored a stunning flower which is part of the Spring Blooms Stamp & Die Set by Elizabeth Craft Designs. These florals are just breathtaking. 

The Copic colors I have used are:
YR12, R20, R22, R24, YG11, YG13

 All of the dies I have used are by Elizabeth Craft Designs including Karen Burniston's Labels and Circles, and Els van de Burgt Studio's word dies.

To submit your project into the Floral challenge simply visit the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Challenge Blog.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Elizabeth Crafts "Smile" Card


I hope your having a wonderful day today. I was playing around with my Elizabeth Craft Designs' dies and stickers at my last retreat and this is what I came up with. I just love how the added peel off Glitter Dots fit perfectly inside the Bead Strings 2 Dies.

 The four die sets used are Karen Burniston's Labels & Circles
 and Els van de Burgt Studio's Bead String 2, Stitched Rectangles & "Smile" Dies. 

I absolutely love Elizabeth Craft Designs' dies. if you haven't added any to your collection yet make sure to add them to your list :-)

Here is the link.... Elizabeth Craft Designs Online Store.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 1 - Lace

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am here to share a "die inspired" project for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I decided to have a little fun with the "Tags & More 1 - Lace" die set along with numerous other sets. Lets take a look...

Easy Instructions:

Step 1:

Select papers for both the background as well as for the top lace layer of the tag. The sample shows yellow patterned paper the base and the wooden print paper for the lacy top piece. Using double sided adhesive on the back of your papers before die cutting allows for easy assembly later.

Step 2:

With the same yellow card stock, cut the hole support and corner pieces using the dies in the set. The "Tags & More 1 - Lace" set has a wonderful selection of pieces to strengthen up your tag. In the sample, the floral hole support along with the curve corner dies were used. For reference, the product pieces are shared below these instructions.

Step 3:

Assemble your tag pieces.

Step 4:

Cut a "Leafy Branch 4" die from a piece of green patterned paper.

Step 5:

Die cut two dancing butterflies, one from both the yellow and wood grain paper. Do not use double sided adhesive in this step.  Adhere the bodies of the butterflies down on your tag. The darker butterfly first, to give the butterfly a shadow, followed by the yellow butterfly. This gives an illusion of the butterfly flying.

Step 6:

Add the word "Smile" and glue to the tag.

Step 7:

Finish off your tag with ribbons and trim.

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Supply List:

Tags & More 1 - Lace

Leafy Branch 4

Dancing Butterflies

Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy Crafting, Melanie

Monday, March 13, 2017

LDRS Creative All Dressed Up With a Little Bling

Hello There,

I would love to share a super fun card with all of you today using the LDRS Creative All Dressed Up "A Girl Can't Have Too Many" This collection of stamps are so much fun to color. 

I have used a couple of our amazing dies here including Fancy Rectangles & Layers along with the Gilded Oval Die Set. 
I have also used the "Amazing Girls" Sentiment set.
I have colored this amazing stamp with Copic Markers in the following colors

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR21, YR24, YR27
Clothing & Misc: YG13, YG17, R22, R35, R37, B26, B37, & B39 

Pop on over to the LDRS Creative Online Store to see their amazing offerings. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Magnolia-licious Wine Tasting Tilda

Hello My Friends.

Today I am sharing with you this adorable Magnolia Tilda Stamp called "Wine Tasting Tilda" She is from the new Recipe Card Collection by Magnolia.

I have used the an older Magnolia Stamp of the Grand {Piano because I thought she looked adorable perched up there while sipping her wine. 

Magnolia-licious is your go to store for Magnolia stamps in the US. Simply click HERE to visit the store. 

One last look...

Such a sweet little Tilda and so much fun to color. Until next time... Go get crafty! Melanie

Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Challenge ~ Boxes

Hello Peeps,

Today's Die Challenge over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog has a fun theme. We challenge each of you to create a box of some sort. I have chosen to use the Triangle Treat Box die set. Look at how adorable they open up...

These are cleverly designed with score lines and the open pull already built in. 

To create this gift:

Step 1: Chose 6 coordinating designer papers. Then from each one I cut one box. This way each side of the hexagon gift box has a different pattern. 

Step 2: Using a bone folder crease all score lines.

Step 3: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs' 6mm Double Sided Adhesive attach all parts of the box except for one end. (Shown below)

Step 4: You can choose to stop here and fill this little box with some candy possibly for an Easter gift OR you can go a little further and make 6 of these boxes to create a Hexagon shaped box as seen below.

Step 5: To add ribbon I used the same double sided adhesive between the boxes and ribbon around the circumference.  This makes it really sturdy. The bow at the top was made separately and added on with the same adhesive.

Happy Creating,

Friday, March 3, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs's Dreamers Stamp & Die Set

Hi Friends,

I am here today to share a fun birthday card that I created for a close friend of mine. Michelle has an adorable little long haired dachshund named Sadie. She keeps us company when I am over crafting at her house

Directions on how to create this sweet card:

Step 1: Cut Card base from brown card stock to 4 1/4 x 11" then fold in half.

Step 2: From the Dotted Scallop Rectangle die set cut the largest die from a piece of patterned paper.

Step 3: The word "Happy" was cut from a card stock page of words and framed with coordinating brown card stock same as base card.

Step 4: Stamp out the dog, cloud, and bone from the "Dreamers" Stamp set.

Step 5: Color using these Copic markers, E53, E39, E59, RV11, RV14, Black Multi liner.  The liners was to darken the stamp lines after coloring in with such dark colors, see close up photo below. Use coordinating dies to cut the individual stamps. Even the bone has a die!!!

Step 6: Begin to assemble the card using foam tape under the dog and cloud.

Step 7: Using the "General Sentiments" stamp set, ink up half of the stamp as shown below and stamp below "Happy" on the card front.

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Product List:

Dreamers Stamp Set

Dreamers Die Set

Dotted Scallop Rectangle Die Set

General Sentiments Stamp Set

Other Supplies:

Brown card stock

Patterned paper of your choice

Copic Markers

Pink Ink Pad

I hope this birthday card inspires you to grab some stamps to color today. You can see all of Elizabeth Craft Designs' stamp sets in the online store.

Have an awesome day.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Magnolia-licious Mid Week Challenge ~ CC Designs Swiss Pixie May Day

Hello There,

I am excited to share today's midweek Magnolia-licious card. Join us over on the CHALLENGE BLOG for your chance at winning a $20 gift certificate. 

I am showcasing C.C. Designs Pixie May Day. Isn't she perfect for spring? I know I for one is READY for the spring flowers!!! Actually on that topic I noticed our first Daffodil in bloom in our backyard flower garden today. Now if freezing temps will just stay away we will slide right into spring!

This is an A-2 card and I have colored the stamp with Copic markers. I have just minimal embelishments because I really wanted this little pixie to jump off the page. C.C. Designs is just one of the stamp brands Magnolia-Licious now carries. Make sure to head to the ONLINE STORE to see all of the current specials. 

Happy Stamping My Friends, 

Monday, February 27, 2017

LDRS Creative Art-Z Peacock Feathers Background Stamp

Hi Friends,

This beautiful background stamp is from the new LDRS Creative Art-Z line of stamps and dies. These beautiful stamps, dies, and background stamps are just breathtaking. Lets take a look....

Today I decided to showcase the Peacock Feathers Background Stamp.  I wanted to showcase the stamp not just as a background but as a focal as well, so she used Copic markers in B29, B23, G17, G14, and Y17 to color this.


This vibrant background just pops off the page but not only can this be colored with Copics but also think of the possibilities with sponge daubers, brayers, etc. The possibilities are endless. Basic Stitched Flag Dies were used for the sentiment.
I hope this inspires you to think outside the box when crafting. Let your mind go and dream up some crafty magic. Till next time...


Friday, February 24, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' ~ Flower Power

Hello To All My Crafty Peeps

I have an amazing little stamp & die set to share with your today. Elizabeth Craft Designs' has released 14 brand new stamp & die sets and "Flower Power" is one of my favorites.

To recreate this card you will simply cut a 5"X10" card base and fold in half to form a 5"X5" card. The yellow mat is 4.75"x4.75" and the floral paper is cut 4.5"x4.5"

I have used the Fitted Frames 4 ~ Curvy Squares to cut the green frame. When using this die use a 5"x5" piece of paper so you can cut all the different sizes of curvy squares all at once as seen here. 

I have only used one frame in this project but you get numerous different pieces all from just one pass through your die cut machine.

The focal flower here was stamped on Copic X-press It paper using Momento Black Ink. It was then colored using Copic Markers. Once colored I die cut it using the coordinating Flower Power die set. I used Prills in the center of the flower for extra dimension.

If you would like more information on any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs' products listed in this post click on over to the ONLINE STORE. Also make sure to check out our challenge blog...we would love for your to play along with us.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Semifinalists for Heartfelt Creations

Oh my goodness...

I just received notice that Heartfelt Creations has chosen me as one of their semifinalists for their 2017 design team call. I submitted 3 projects along with step by step instructions and the top 20 were just announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

I am super EXCITED and HONORED to even be considered. I am constantly looking for ways to grow as an artist and I know that working with Heartfelt Creations would allow me to grow even more. Thank you Heartfelt for allowing me to move forward in this journey.

What's the next step you ask??? To make it to the finals all I need for you all to do is VOTE. They are asking for YOU to choose your top 5 choices to move to the finals. So please look over everyone's projects and vote for your top 5 favorite artists.  To view all the semifinalists visit the Heartfelt Creations blog. To vote please click HERE. You must vote for 5 different people to enter.

Here are the first of my three submitted projects.

With this card I have used the  Flowering Dogwood Collection for the stamping, Paper and the floral parts of my card. I also used the Botanical Window Die Set and the Fleur Borders and Pockets Die Set. For the coloring medium on the chapel I used Copic Markers.

 Here is a close up to show the details to the flowers.

For my second entry...

Fairystampland would not be complete without me using the Wildwood Cottage Collection. Coloring this project with my Copic markers was such a joy. The cottage itself is from the actual paper collection but I hand colored all the windows, doors, sign,  fence, flowers and the fairy and have them attached with foam tape to add dimension. This sweet little fairy scene was by far my favorite project to create. It is truly magical. See below for more photos.

For my third submission project...

I have combined the two collections (Flowering Dogwood Collection as well as the Wildwood Collection) to create this stunning card. The flowers are from the Flowering Dogwood Collection and they are all hand shaped, colored, and glittered. The stamped fairy is from the Wildwood Collection and is colored with Copic Markers. The Eyelet Oval Die set was used for the multi layer backdrop for this lovely floral fantasy. 

Thank you for stopping by and for considering me for your vote. I am blessed just to be a part of this process.

Melanie Smith

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Honey Bear

Hello Crafty Peeps,

Elizabeth Craft Designs is kicking off a brand new coloring challenge over on our challenge blog. I hope you will click on over there and check out all the details. 

I have an amazing little stamp & die set to share with your today. Elizabeth Craft Designs' has released 14 brand new stamp & die sets and this is "Honey Bear".

For this card I used a 5 3/4" square card base in white. 

Step 1: Cut 5 3/4" square from a piece of brown card stock to cover the front. 

Step 2: Cut a 5 1/2" square of brown card stock

Step 3: Cut a 5 1/4" square of designer paper.

Step 4: Cut a 3 3/4" square piece of brown card stock.

Step 5: Cut a piece of white Copic Xpress It paper to 3 1/2" square and color with your Copic markers or alcohol markers of your choice. 

Step 6: Die cut the "Smile" sentiment with brown card stock and attach to the white paper. 

Step 7" Use liquid glue and foam tape to assemble the card. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supply List:

Honey Bear Stamp Set
(I did not use the coordinating dies in this project but they are available HERE)

Smile Die