Thursday, January 18, 2018

Memories Scrapbook Layout with Triangles

Hello, Connie Nichol here with a scrapbook layout using the Quietfire Designs 'Memories' metal cutting die for the page title. 

Many times when I have only one small photo to document an event, I scrapbook it on an 8.5 x 11 size paper.  It comes together much more quickly, is easy to run through an inkjet printer if needed and there is not so much dead space.  For this layout, I just punched a bunch of little triangles out of scraps of patterned paper and then sewed across the base of them to create the background.  A little gold thread, a handful of gold sequins and a die cut Memories page title means that this memory will be collected in my scrapbook forever.  Get those pictures off of your phone or out of a shoebox and document the memories on paper while you still remember when the picture was taken and who was in it.   We often forget these things very quickly.

Supplies Used:  Paperhouse Productions patterned paper and sticker, Quietfire Design metal cutting die, Ranger spray ink, gold thread, sequins, Brother sewing machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love Script - Music Expresses That - Keyboard Easel card

Yogi here today and I thought I'd get a Valentine's card done...

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Baby Love Script" set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a quote and sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design ("Music Expresses That..."); ("Valentine-Love" 8pce set) 

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Folded my white 8.5 x 11 cardstock in half and hand cut the base card, scored along the center fold line to create the easel structure (bottom image). Cut another piece same size as front and adhered to front. Finished card size is 7"w x 5"h

Cut the upper heart from white cardstock and sponged/inked all over with Distress Oxides "Worn Lipstick" , misted with water.

Made sure the heart was totally dry, also used an antic static bag and stamped the quote minus the word "music" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed - making sure the stamping would not interfere with the keyboard. Adhered to front. (don't need a full heart as the bottom section is covered with the keyboard)

Stamped the "music" word on a piece of white cardstock with the black and clear embossed. Trimmed down and added picots to either end. Adhered diagonally to heart.

Cut the curvy piece from white cardstock and drew vertical lines using a black marker at 4/10" increments.

Cut a bunch of black strips 3/10"w and glue them appropriately to the keyboard, cutting off the excess. Adhered to card front.
On the Floor: Cut another wavy piece from white cardstock, sponged inked with the worn lipstick, misted with water.

Made sure the piece was dry and stamped the sentiment with the black and clear embossed.

Die cut the "Love" from a white and a black cardstock. Adhered both layers together, slightly offset, then adhered to wavy piece.

Adhered wavy piece to floor using 3D foam tape to act as my stopper. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mixed Media Valentine's Card

Hello and a Happy Monday to You!!!  Yes, Mondays can be happy... if we let them be :-)  

It's Wanda (Art By Wanda) here today to share a Valentine's mixed media card using products from Suzanne's A Way With Words line from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

I started with a 5" square of watercolor paper adding Grit-Paste through the hearts of the Hearts & Paw Prints Sprays Stencil in 3 lines flipping the stencil for the center line so the hearts sit together better.

Once the paste was dry I added color with Distress Spray Stains.  The Brushed Pewter was dripped on instead of being sprayed on.  I was heavy handed when spraying the Tattered Rose and Picket Fence getting puddles of color and allowing colors to blend and run and then dried it with a heat tool.

I deepened the color around the edges with Distress Ink Fired Brick.

Next I added embossing around the edge with Fran-tage Powder.  I rubbed an embossing ink pad on the edge, added the powder and heated.  When the edges were done I added some random spots/piles of powder on the card and heated it from underneath so I didn't blow the powder around.  I love these spots as you can really see the different grains in the powder.

"love you" (Love & Hearts Collection) is stamped on white cardstock with Archival Ink Jet Black.  I then drew a heart around the words, cut it out and added embossing.  Since I loved those spots of embossing on the card so much, I put more powder on the edges of the heart and heated it from the bottom.  I did get a few specks in the center but thought it looked fine for the card.

Gold mesh ribbon and cheesecloth start my grouping.

"love" from the Baby Love cutting die set was cut from red cardstock.

I made the Garden Notes Rose 2 flower for my card.  There is a video on the Elizabeth Craft Designs You Tube channel for this flower Here.  I used green cardstock for the stem, cutting 2 to layer.  Shading was done with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Highlights with Pan Pastel Bright Yellow Green.  The pieces for the rose and rosebud were cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink Worn Lipstick.  For the rose I punched a small circle and built my flower on that because once it was built I sprayed it and the pieces for the bud with Ranger Mica Spray Pearl.  This way I could spray the rose without spraying everything else.  I attached the stem to the card, glued on the rose and built the bud right on the card. 

The love you heart was attached with foam tape.  I also added some wet glue onto the tape so it would press through the cloth and ribbon giving a good bond to the card.

The red hearts are Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mirrored Hearts colored with Red Pepper Alcohol Ink.

In this picture you can see the shimmer from the Mica Spray on the rose.  I also added some dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops Honey Gold onto the card.  You can see a couple in this picture.

I'm very pleased with how this card came out!!!  I hope you are too!!

Thanks for following along and, please, if you have time, leave us a comment.

Hugs, Wanda

Friday, January 12, 2018

"Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom"

Hello Crafty Friends!

It may be January but my thoughts have turned to spring.  I love the beauty of spring gardens as they are full of bright bulbs and cheep-cheep-cheeping birds.  Spring garden life is captivating.  Seeing the earth awakening from the winter sleep and new plants bursting from the soil carpet is amazing.  Life is truly magical.

Garden magic inspired today's card.  I wanted to make something bright, beautiful and magical.  Fairies are definitely all three and Suzanne's fairy stamp set, Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom, was the focal point of the card front.

Nothing Can Be Truer, Set of 2 - Mounted
Card instructions:
  1. Create a top fold card base using white card stock.
  2. Cut and mat purple glitter paper.
  3. Cut patterned paper smaller than mat in step 2.  Outline using gold marker (optional).  Mount to card front.
  4. Die cut white card stock and mount.
  5. Cut and mat purple glitter paper to white die cut using double faced foam tape.
  6. Cut patterned paper smaller than mat in step 5.  Outline using gold marker (optional) and mount to card front.
  7. Use ornate die to cut purple card stock.  Mount.
  8. Stamp quote onto white card stock using purple ink.  Die cut and outline using gold marker (optional).  Mount to card front using double faced foam tape.
  9. Create bow and mount using liquid adhesive.  Adhere tag.  Apply Stickles at will.
  10. Apply sparkly gems.
  11. Decorate inside of card as desired.  (Below are the inside views of my card.  It is nice to create a pocket using patterned paper- just in case you would like to use the card as a gift card holder.  The white card stock is also not stamped yet- it is left open for a Quietfire sentiment stamp.)
The quote is so sweet!  
Isn't the stamp lovely?  I can't help but smile when I read it.

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the happy card.
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,

Monday, January 8, 2018

Together forever....

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the Quietfire Design blog.
With a new year begun it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day cards.
Yvonne here sharing a "love themed"card, using one of my many most favorite Quietfire design stamps ;-)

Used materials:

  • Quietfire Design: Together forever #6390 (red rubber mounted stamp)
  • cardstock: white, pink, patterned
  • die-cuts, mulberry flowers, ribbon, rhinestones
  • paper trimmer, scissors
The card is really easy to's all about simple layering.
First stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and then position a die-template over it to choose the best place for the sentiment before die-cutting.
Use soft  colored cardstock for creating a romantic card.
Layer the die-cut using 3D foam squares for a 3D effect and finish the card with flowers, leaves, ribbon and some sparkling rhinestones.

Uhmmmm....while making my card and playing with my stamp I simply could not resist...
(p.s. it's temporary/just Archival ink!) ;-)

Well, I hope you got inspired to start making your own Valentine's Day cards.
Thanks for stopping by and
wishing you a happy, crafty day!

Hugs from Holland,

Because I am thankful

Today is my first post for the this brand new year and i decided to start in with a Valentine card.  Quietfire Design carries beautiful dies in their online shop that you can pair with their stamps so for my card i use the "Because" die for the outside and stamped " I am thankful for all you do" on the inside.  I used new Valentine papers from Bo Bunny and cut out the sentiment in the same shade of deep rose to match.  I especially love the flowers on both edges and how it really makes the die cut pop across the center.

The stamp on the inside i used from the set called "I don't tell you often enough".  

It's a great set that has lots of other beautiful sentiments you can use for so many other cards to send throughout the year.  It even has i love you for Valentines day! It's a definite must have...

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!  Teresa

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Don't wait for someone

Did you get some new craft supplies for Christmas?  Well, I did - and I have to admit that I got them for myself.  It's the best way to get exactly what you want.  Lol!

This Elizabeth Craft Design Amaryllis die was actually something given to me a while back but I never got around to using it.  Why did I wait?  I love how bold it is - yet is does not take away from my sentiment from the Where the Flowers Bloom by Quietfire Design at all.

To create the above card, I made the amaryllis (you can see how to make it with this YouTube Video) - the only difference is I used yellow embossing powder in for my pollen.

I also made a black frame for it by nesting rectangle dies and popping them up with foam tape.  With my new Tim Holtz stamp platform tool, I got it lined right between the flower and frame. 

I guess instead of flowers, I didn't wait for new craft supplies.  :)

Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a great start to 2018!

Where the Flowers Bloom (available at either Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Love and Hearts Always

Hello on this 2nd day of a new year.  I hope you got to spend some time with loved ones over the holidays!!  Valentine's Day is just a quick hop, skip, and jump away (maybe not even that far as it seemed 2017 went by in just a hop, skip, and jump) so my card today is totally Valentine's worthy.

I've used the A Way With Words Love & Hearts Clear Stamp Collection and the A Way With Words Always cutting die.

My background panel is kraft cardstock.  
  • Stamp the hearts border along the top and bottom with VersaMark Ink and emboss with Queen's Gold powder. 
  • Ink around edges with Distress Ink Festive Berries, splatter with water, blot and dry.
  • Color inside the hearts with Wink of Stella Gl. White.
  • Ink edges with Versamark and emboss with Queen's Gold. 
Hearts panel is Specialty Stamping Paper.
  • Using a craft mat, add Distress Oxide Inks (worn lipstick, candied apple, picked raspberry) to paper spritzing with water, drying, and redipping into ink until you like the color.
  • Stamp solid outline hearts with Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Stamp insides with Archival Ink Vermillion.  Dry well and tap with an anti-static bag.
  • Stamp solid outline hearts again with Versamark ink and emboss with Queen's Gold powder.
  • Add white around hearts with Gel Pen.
  • Add Wink of Stella to inside of little hearts. 
  • Distress edges.
Finishing Up.
  • Cut "Always" from both red and white cardstock.  Attach together so you see a bit of white. Glue to card as shown.
  • Attach everything to folded white card.
  • Add dots of Classic Cherry Enamel Accents as shown.
Finished card measures 6" x 4 3/4".

Thanks for following along.  If you have time, I hope you leave a comment and let me know what you think - good or bad.  

Hugs,  Wanda

Monday, January 1, 2018

"...set another goal or to dream a new dream"

Happy New Year, Crafty Friends!  May your 2018 be full of love, happiness and beautiful wonderment.

It is that time when many of us are setting goals or dreaming dreams for the new year.  You may be setting a goal to be healthier or to find inner peace.  Perhaps you are hoping to save money for a trip or planning to organize your home.  A desire to create without limits may be your crafty dream.  Whatever you choose for 2018, remember that you can do it- and smile when you imagine your goals being completed.  As Suzanne's stamp states:  The best thing I ever did was believe in me.

The first project of the new year was made in the spirit of resolutions.  The card combines the inspirational stamped quote, You are never too old
You Are Never Too Old - Mounted
with the lovely A Way With Words Dream die.
Dream - Metal Cutting Die
The stamp and die set are a sweet pairing.  Together they can be used to create projects to encourage yourself or others.
Die cutting in gold results in a bright and gorgeous one word statement: Dream.
Gold, glitter and sparkly gems add radiance while the quote stamped in black is a solid reassurance.  You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
If you love the stamp and die pairing then I have some good news for you: the A Way With Words dies are 15% off right now.  Suzanne has a captivating collection of dies for your projects that could become your next favorite dies.

Thank you for stopping by.  I do hope you enjoyed the project and that it has inspired you to Quietfire create.

Kathy Jo

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