Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Christmas is the day" step card

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a side step card using Quietfire Design's Christmas stamp, Christmas is the day:
Christmas Is the Day - Mounted
Call me a lazy crafter, but I created the side step card using the Sizzix Framelits die set, Hearts Step ups.  (I picked up mine at Michaels.)  After it was die cut, I bent the die cut hearts down- but you do not need to do this.  The gorgeous sentiment was stamped onto Graphic 45 paper using Jet Black Archival Ink and cut to size.
Next, I cut the Graphic 45 image and mounted it as shown.  An ivory lace ribbon was mounted and Nuvo Crystal drops applied.  Flowers and a stamp were fussy cut and mounted on the card as desired. Stickles was applied at will.  :)
I am so happy with the finished card!  The quote is beautifully timeless...Suzanne creates the most stunning stamps and dies!
Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Quietfire Design product used:
Christmas Is the Day - Mounted

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Winter Fun - Baby It's Cold Outside - International Merry Christmas - snowflake frame

It's Yogi here today with a snowflake framed easel card white on white - not my usual colorful self... I really had to concentrate not to add color... I started playing with Tim's Bigz edger die "Snow Flurries" and the next thing I knew, I created a frame... and the rest just evolved... If you don't have this die, any edger die should work.

I'm using an A Way With Words dies "4 Seasons - Winter" 4pce set and "Fun/Play" 2pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design  HERE and HERE

And using a "Christmas Collection" clear stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a sentiment stamp set from Quietfire Design. ("International Merry Christmas" 6pce set)

Scored, folded my white cardstock to create the 7"w x 5"h easel. Cut another piece same size as card,  and adhered to front. Cut a piece of white Coral Reef texture cardstock and adhered to front. (it's a very textural thick paper)

Stamped the quote using Versamark on white cardstock and embossed with silver embossing powder. Die cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles" and adhered to front.

Die cut the snowflake pieces from white cardstock. Inked the largest snowflake (using the negative die cut piece as a stencil for the bottom legs of the snowflake) with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow" (again more texture). Colored the other large snowflake with a Krylon silver leafing pen. Applied Quickie glue pen on the small snowflake pieces and sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Diamond". Trimmed off some of the little snowflake legs where they overlapped when forming the frame and adhered them to mask the frame joins. Adhered the pieces together to create the frame. Stamped the Xmas sentiments using the Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder. Adhered to front with 3D foam tape.

Added white pearls to some of the snowflakes.

On the floor: adhered a piece of 3D thick foam to a white/silver gauze ribbon and adhered to floor to act as my stopper. Tied and adhered the bow adding a white snowflake button.

Added a white and a silver snowflake brads

Die cut the "Winter Fun" from DoCrafts silver mirror cardstock and adhered to floor.

 Adhered a piece of white gauze ribbon with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper. Tied a large bow and added a snowflake button.

Added a couple snowflake brads.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Magic of Christmas....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing a Christmas card.

For me Christmas has that magical  feeling and I love theglitter that comes along with that.
On today's card I combined a Quietfire Design not-Christmas stamp and  Christmas cutting combining I thought it was perfect for a magical Christmas :-)

Quietfire products used:

Other products used:
  • Cardstock: white, red, kraft, gold, vellum
  • Deer cutting die, dark brown felt, gold glitter cardstock
  • Archival ink Sepia
  • foam ball clay (for the snow), Stickles, red rhinestone
  • stamping tool, Glue pen, Self-adhesive tape.

I hope you like the  card.
Thanks for stopping by
and wishing you a great day!

Hugs from Holland,

Thursday, November 9, 2017

All Hearts come home for Christmas

Well it's time to great ready for Christmas now that Halloween has passed-- today seems like a great day to get started on your Christmas cards right.  The Quietfire store is filled with beautiful stamps and dies to make cards this year and i used a special one and did it with white and gold papers to give it a beautiful and stunning sparkly effect.

The stamp i used is called " All Hearts come home" and it fit perfectly inside of the die cut circle.  I added a huge white snowflake behind it and then used foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives to pop it up on this gorgeous gold tag from Becca Feeken's dies.  The stamp i did with gold ink and gold embossing to match the papers and then i finished it with a gold cord and a rhinestone.

I am trying to use pretty papers and just layer simple shapes so that i can make lots of them to mail out.  Pretty but simple is good and once they are cut you can put them altogether watching a wonderful Christmas show or have your kids help you put them all together.  How fun!  

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!!

Paper: Hobby Lobby 6x6 Christmas pad

Dies: Spellbinders "Becca Feeken"

Adhesives:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L,  3D Foam Squares mixed white, tape runner

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Shaker Card with glitter background and extra sparkles

I'm getting better at playing with glitter!  I wanted to just make a pretty shiny background and ended up with this shaker card.  Sometimes you just play and let it go where it goes.

I covered a sheet of white card stock with ECD double sided adhesive and then added glitter to the top side and let it fall down in a diagonal manner.

I then burnished in the glitter with my finger to complete the background.

I cut out the "Sending" and little flowers out of white cardstock.  A rhinestone in the middle made the flowers match my sentiment perfectly.  The shaped glitter inside the shaker element added an extra dimension of fun.

Hope you like it and have a wonderful day of sparkles and fun!

Sending Hugs Kisses - Metal Cutting Dies

Sending Hugs and Kisses Die (Quietfire Design | ECD )

Wishing You Whimsy, set of 4 - Mounted

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sanded Embossing; May Your Longest List This Christmas

Happy Monday to You!!!  I hope you had a good weekend!!  It's Wanda here today to share an easy Christmas card.  Be sure to click on the pictures to bring them up larger.  

I'm using Quietfire's fabulous stamp - May Your Longest List This Christmas.  It is stamped onto cream card using Archival Ink Potting Soil and then die cut with a Stitched Square cutting die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix).  The edges of the square are sponged with White Fire Fresco Finish Paint (PaperArtsy).  The square is wrapped with Craft Thread (Tim Holtz/Eclectic Elements) that I've tied a couple of bells (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology) onto.

The background is super easy.  Cut Kraft Core paper (Tim Holtz/Core'dinations) to fit the Poinsettia Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix).  Emboss the panel.  Sand the paper to expose some of that Kraft Core and to bring out the poinsettia more.  Die cut the bottom left corner with the Poinsettia Mixed Media die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix).  Attach this panel to a cream colored panel leaving a small edge.  Splatter with White Fire paint thinned with water and then sponge White Fire around the edge. 

Onto a folded cream card, using double stick tape, attach a piece of Kraft Core Metallic Gold that you've distressed the edges on. Attach the background panel using foam tape.  Attach the quote panel using foam tape.  You now have a beautiful, elegant Christmas card!!!

Thanks for following along!!  I hope you have time to get crafty this week!!

Hugs, Wanda


Thursday, November 2, 2017

"Love" Christmas Ornament card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Kathy Jo here sharing a holiday card using Suzanne's festive Love Joy Peace Ornament die set:
Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament - Metal Cutting Dies
Her sweet die set is the focal point of the holiday card.  The colors chosen for the card are not-so-traditional- but I really like how it turned out.  The pink and light red "love" die cuts look fabulous against the gold ornament.  The blue background is a nice contrast and allows the "love" to pop!
  1. Create a 4.5" x 4.5" top fold card from ivory card stock.  
  2. Cut blue patterned paper smaller than card base and apply gold marker along edges.  Mount using double sided adhesive tape.
  3. Die cut ornament from ivory card stock and gold construction paper. Mount using liquid adhesive.
  4. Die cut "love" from pink and light red paper.  Offset mount using liquid adhesive.
  5. Fussy cut flowers and holly from patterned paper.  Die cut evergreen sprigs.  Layout flowers and sprigs onto card.  When satisfied with the layout, adhere all layers using liquid adhesive.
  6. Create double bow from ivory ribbon.  Mount using liquid adhesive.  Mount fussy cut flowers to bow center with liquid adhesive.
  7. Apply glitter to flowers as desired.
  8. Take a look at your happy, holiday card and smile.  
  9. Repeat steps 1-9. 

Admittedly, after I made this card I had difficulty putting the die set away!  I ended up making four more- and totally different- cards using the die set.  It really is a great set and, I think, a must have for die cutterers!  

I would love to see your project using Suzanne's new dies or stamps!  Feel free to share a link in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!  
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Joyeux Noel...

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a simple but elegant Christmas card using a gorgeous Christmas ornament die-template set by Quietfire Design and also a Quietfire Design stampset.

I used the ornament die-template also for die-cutting the image of the robin...this way it fits perfectly in the frame. Before taking the image out of the die-template, I embossed the die-cut.
Joyeux Noel is a stamp from the set International  Merry Christmas.
For the background I embossed parchement paper.

Used materials:

I hope you like the card.
Thanks for stopping by
and wishing you Happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, Unforgettable and Magic - More Photo Cards

Hello, Connie Nichol here again with three more cards using a photograph as a base and adding a die cut word from the selection of Way with Words dies from Quietfire Design.  I am in love with this idea.  It is such a quick way to make a unique card for that special someone.

It's also quite a frugal way to make cards - it costs only about 15 cents to print a 4x6 photo if you take advantage of a sale promotion.  And of course, the metal dies are a great value because you can basically use them forever to cut infinite numbers of die cut words.

Adhere the die cut directly on the photo if there is room, or on the card base if there is not. You don't have to get fancy.  I had some leftover patterned paper and burlap that I used up, but really, it's all about the photograph and the die cut word.

I hope you are inspired to create some beautiful cards.  Here are the dies I used:



Other Supplies Used:  Elizabeth Craft Designs patterned paper and cardstock, EK Success border punch, Brother sewing maching, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive, burlap, ribbon.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Foiled Merry Christmas 2 - Bonnie Hampton, Guest Designer

Bonnie Hampton is back with us to share another fun and easy technique!  If you'd like to see her card earlier this month, click here

Merry Christmas 2
  1. On a non-stick craft mat, put down some colors of Distress Inks and gently spritz with water. I used northern lights colors - my favourite thing to try to replicate is the northern lights!
  2. Swipe a piece of watercolour paper through the wet colours and allow to dry. 
  3. Place the panel in the Stampin' Up Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and run through the Big Shot. 
  4. Highlight the raised trees with Black Soot Distress Ink. 
  5. Add snow in the sky, crooks of branches and on the ground. I used Marvy's Snow Marker by simply drawing on the paper surface.  Apply heat with a heat tool and it puffs up! 
  6. Cut Quietfire's Merry Christmas 2 from Inkssential Metal Foil Tape Sheet and apply to card.

A big thanks to Bonnie for sharing her projects!  You can visit Bonnie's blog and more of her awesome cards at Bonnie Lynn's Blog.

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