Monday, August 21, 2017

Let It Snow - Bright Holiday Words - Nature Is Full of Genius - Box Frame Card


  Yogi here with a box frame card I hope you'll give a try... It has so much potential.

I'm using an  A Way With Word die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Let It Snow" 3pce set, all also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using one of the newest quote stamps  from Quietfire Design as well as a sentiment stamp set. ("Nature Is Full of Genius"); ("Bright Holiday Words" 4pce set) 

I created the box using 8" x 10" dark blue Bazzill monochromatic cardstock. I used a 2nd piece of the same cardstock for the cover. (you can use the same or complimentary cardstock) See step by step instructions below. Note: make sure the cardstock you use creases well and doesn't crack on the crease...

Cut an insert piece for the floor from a plain dark blue cardstock. Embossed using Darice "Snowflake Swirl" embossing folder. Lightly hit the high points with Distress "Picket Fence" pad. Adhered to floor (note: if you are stamping directly onto the floor piece, do all stamping prior to adhering to box floor...)

Stamped the quote onto some blue cardstock using the Picket Fence and embossed with white embossing powder. Adhered to floor with 3D foam tape.

Adhered some snowflakes die cut from silver mirror cardstock.

Adhered a silver metallic narrow ribbon to the edges of the box with Sookwang tape, starting and ending with a small piece stuck to the left side edge. (this will be covered with the cover later.) 

On the Inside Cover: Stamped the holiday words using the Picket Fence and the white embossing powder.

Adhered a couple more snowflakes.
On the Front Cover & Assembly:

Die cut the word and snowflakes from the silver mirror cardstock. Adhered to cover.

Stamped some of the snowflakes using the Picket Fence and embossing with Emerald Creek "Iridescent Shimmer" embossing powder.

Adhere the cover to the box. Adhered the snowflake blue gauze ribbon, tied a bow, and adhered the velcro tab. (see instructions below)

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Here's another option: by making 2 boxes stuck together with a hinge.


Cut cardstock to 8" x 10"

Note: if using a patterned or textured cardstock (like I am) decide what side you want visible on the frame edge and back. I have the textured side visible therefore I'm scoring my lines on the untextured (or back side) of the cardstock.

Score at ever 1/2" on the 8" side
(1/2"; 1"; 1-1/2"; 2"; 6"; 6-1/2"; 7"; 7-1/2")


Flip cardstock to the 10" side and score at ever 1/2" (1/2"; 1"; 1-12"; 2"; 8"; 8-1/2"; 9"; 9-1/2")


On the 8" side, score at the 3-1/2" point 1" down. Repeat at the 5-1/2" point.

Flip cardstock to the opposite end and repeat those 2 lines.

Cut off pieces as show.

Cut along the 8" side through all 4 score lines on the left end, then vertically through 1 score line, then diagonally to the 2nd score line, then vertically to the end.

Repeat on right  end, then repeat on opposite end


Crease/bone fold every score line well.


On the right side of cardstock (textured side) Apply Sookwang tape
along the score edge of the outside flap. Make sure it's the last one because it hides after being scored (ask me how I know...)

Flip cardstock over to wrong side (untextured side).

Apply tape to those little diagonally edges.

Starting on long 10" edge, remove release paper on one side. Fold over on the 2nd score line, then fold over onto the floor of box. This will give you a perfectly aligned piece.

Press down firmly. Repeat on other 10" side.

Pop up to look like a frame edge.

Remove release paper from the little diagonal sections, replace with scraps of release paper. (if you don't do this, these edges will stick to other surfaces before you're ready to stick them down... but you need the tab ends to pull the release paper free)Remove release paper from the 8" side edge piece. Fold over on the 1st score line, then fold over onto the box floor.

STEP 10:

Pop up to look like a frame edge. Pull out one side of the little release papers, and holding both frame edges together to get a good corner, press down to adhere. (see finished right corner)

Repeat on opposite corner. Repeat on opposite end.

Cover: Use your box to pencil draw the box shape on your cover cardstock. Add 1/2" + 1/16" (9/16"w) for the side hinge panel to one side of the box drawn shape. Score along the 9/16" point. After decorating etc, adhere to side of box by placing box flat on surface and pushing the side hinge section against box. This will align the bottom edge of the side hinge with the bottom of the box perfectly. The hinge will stick up above the box edge by the 1/16" making closing and opening easier.

Velcro Hook & Loop tab under bow

finished box frame


Friday, August 18, 2017

Christmas Eve was a Night of Song

I love this quote.  It makes you slow down and read.  Whether you sing or not, it leaves you warmed.  You have a tiny smile on your face.
Christmas Eve was a Night of Song is another of our brand new rubber stamps.  It comes as part of a set with a companion stamp that simply says Merry Christmas. 
I let this gorgeous Bo Bunny Paper do a lot of the "heavy lifting" for me.  I love it's woody, wintery look.  The pink cardstock adds a little pop and the jute twine (left over from bookbinding projects) helped keep that outdoor rustic look. 

Here is how you can make this card!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Rustle in the Wind - Fairies!

Some people don't like fairies.  Now I ask you, what's not to like about tiny magical creatures flitting here and there and doing no harm?  I blame my fondness for fairies on my mother....  So if I find a fairy quote I like, sooner or later it will find its way into a rubber stamp!  Here is one of the new ones - it's a set - called A Rustle in the Wind.  The other quote is about magic, so not quite fairies, but close enough!
There is a Fairies Department on the Quietfire site - it's now grown to 5 stamps/sets!

This card is delightfully simple, requiring only some floral designer paper.
Here is how you can make it!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Whisper on My Nose - New Quietfire Snowflakes!

We’re adding to the growing collection of snowflake quotes available on the Quietfire site! I just counted 17 stamps and sets about snow or with snowflakes!   We’re using this new stamp to make a fun card with Distress Oxides. The colours remind you of icy winter days! 
Here is how you can make this card.  I did my best to match the cardstock to the Distress colours.  It took me a while!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Always Lavender

I created this project for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge.  This month the theme is Gift Giving.  Here is a little gift that is fast to make and sweet to give.  You probably already have the dies and an empty shadow frame!  


Monday, August 14, 2017

Nuvo Mousse Resist; It is said that When it is the Darkest; Fiddleheads; Stars

Hello on this wonderful Monday!!!  It's Wanda here today. 

I love resist!!  And it's always fun using something new for that resist.  Today I've used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse as my resist.  I applied the mousse through the star spray using a brush.  You could also use an ink blending tool which would give you a heavier application.  Don't you just love the metallic shine!!?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Love with markers on Photo Paper

How is your summer going?  I can't believe it is August already.  Kids start school soon and but before that, we get to go shopping for school supplies.  I LOVE school supplies and office supplies.  I do hate having to find just the right colored folders though.  My favorite purchases are markers... so I thought I'd show you a card I did using a new technique I saw on the Tombow facebook page.  It is so incredibly easy and the end result is amazing.  You can see it in the background of this Summer love card here as well as in the words themselves.

I simply scribbled different Tombow markers on a sheet of acetate, spritzed some water over it and pressed the photo paper to it.  Voila - all done!  (I used the blue, green, and purple from the Primary Palette set.)


This is the final result - it dried very quickly.  And the colors just seem to glow off the paper.

I trimmed the paper to fit an A2 card base and added some seashell outline stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs filled in with ECD silk microfine glitter.  I added a light gray background using a very old Spellbinders die set - Deckled Rectangles so that the words Summer love would not get lost into the background. The words Summer and love were also made from another sheet using the same technique.

A very fun and easy card to make, especially the background.  It's a great way to make your own designer paper with whatever colors you need.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Friendship mini book

Hi Friends and welcome to the Quietfire blog today.  I have a pretty little mini card book to share that i did using a fun piece of watercolor paper that i had in my stash.

Sometimes you just want to tuck in a little something with your gift with a wonderful message to tell the receiver how much you care about them--- so i had this idea to create a little mini card using a book die i had from Becca Feeken.  I used a piece of watercolor paper and the die to cut this design on the outside and layered another piece under the top layer to make the colors pop.  

Then i cut the inside in the yellow part of the paper that you see below.  The stamp that i picked is called "Friendship isn't a big thing".  It was the perfect size and the perfect sentiment to fit inside my mini book.  And then all i had to do was decorate the outside with a pretty flower and some twine.  It's perfect and it went together so quick.

Here is the stamp and the link just in case you need to order one!!

Be sure and check all the new things in the store, it's pretty amazing!

Have a wonderful and crafty day...


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"Baby Love" puppy scrapbook page

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a sweet scrapbook page of my "baby", Teddy.  That's right, the Baby Love die set is perfect for the furry family members, too!  I adore this cute photo of Teddy and had to create a scrapbook page to remember him as a wee puppy.

The Hearts and Paws Prints Spray stencil was also used on the page.  I used texture paste for the paws...
...and brown archival ink with the hearts.
Did you notice the heart in the "a" in Baby?  Brown ink was used in that heart, too.  So cute!
The layout is adorable with the Baby Love die set and Hearts and Paw Prints stenciled details.  Seeing the page makes my heart happy.  :)
Thank you for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the layout.  Feel free to share your "Baby Love" projects via link below or on the Quietfire Facebook page.  Would be great to see what you create!

Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunshine, Freedom & a Little Flower - Karen Hasheck, Guest Designer

Karen Hasheck here today and once again, I am honored to be sharing a card with you as a guest design team member. Quietfire Design’s “Just Living is Not Enough” stamp is the focus of this card and one of my favorites from Suzanne Cannon. I am also sharing a new to me fun fold and here are the directions for this card:

Just Living
1.     Cut an A2 sized (8 ½” x 5 ½”) card base out of yellow cardstock and fold in half.
2.     Using temporary tape, attach the folded card to a craft mat and tape down the sunshine stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop over the card. Sponge Mustard Seed Distress Ink through the stencil holes, then remove the stencil.
3.     Die cut a stitched square with a Lil’ Inker die out of the middle left of the card front and stamp the “Just Living” sentiment in the center of the cut out stitched square.

Wishing you Whimsy
4.     Cut a piece of floral designer paper (mine was from The Paper Studio) 5 inches by 7 ½ inches and score at 2 ½” and 5” on the long side.

5.     Stamp “Wishing You” from the WishingYou Whimsy stamp set on the left third towards the top. Die cut and attach “Love” below it. I had to trim just a bit of the swirls on the Quietfire Designs “Love” so it fit on the folded piece.
6.     Attach the floral piece with adhesive only on the far left side of the folded designer paper to the inside of the card.
A Way With Words Love

7.     Fold the floral dp in thirds and from the front, attach the square sentiment piece so it fits perfectly in the square hole in the front.
8.     Die cut Tim Holtz’s Wildflower out of green and pink cardstock, and attach the flower to the front of the card.

I had so much fun playing with Quietfire Design’s gorgeous stamps and dies and hope you have enjoyed the cards I shared as a guest design team member here.
[Thanks so much for joining us Karen and sharing your awesome projects!
Karen can be found on her blog Karen's Kreative Kards.]
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