Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cuts of the Week - Halloween Card in a Box Tutorial

Hello my spooky lovelies!  It's Suzanne here today with a tutorial on the new Quietfire Halloween Card in a Box.  You may find this project on the Silhouette America site here.  And it's brand new!

You can find templates all over the web for these kinds of cards, but I wanted to have the basic shape at my fingertips for use any time and never have to measure any of the elements. (Yes, I'm *that* lazy!  But really, it's more of a time thing.) Expect to see a few variations of the Quietfire Card in a Box soon!

Here is how you make the Halloween Card in a Box.

Halloween Card in a Box:
Core’dinations Nightfall Cardstock
American Crafts Cardstock in Apricot, Ash, Stone and Butter
Black 80# Cardstock from Quietfire
Tombow Stamp Runner 
ThermoWeb 3D Foam Squares & Glue Dots
Bone Folder
Double Sided Tape
Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Here are some of the other Quietfire digital cutting files available at the Silhouette Store.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wish You Where Here

Hello Everyone, Terre here with creative card with stamping and stenciling! I created my card using Quietfire Design In A Perfect World stamp set. This is a set of 4 sentiments and I have used two out of the four on my card. I must be missing my best friend as as the cards I seem to be creating lately reflect about how much I miss my best friend. Have you ever had one good friend that just pulls on your heart strings, well that's my friend!

I just recently figured out that I truly love using stencils, they are a perfect match with stamps, so here's a challenge for you, dust off your stencils and use them! Thank you for stopping by the blog today, have a wonderful week and visit Quietfire Design, they have the most amazing sentiment stamps! Crafty hugs, Terre

Monday, October 5, 2015

Thanks! Connie Nichol Guest Designer

Hello everyone! It's Connie Nichol here. I’m so happy to be joining Quietfire Design as a guest designer this month.  
I had a lot of fun playing around with a couple of Quietfire Design digital cutting files and combining them with the “Thanks” metal cutting die produced by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  These cards are so quick to put together and the designs on both the digital and metal die cuts look so elegant, especially when combined with metallic paper.   

For these cards, I used the Quietfire Maple Tree Four Seasons cut file.  In addition to the tree, the file contains leaves, snowflakes, a bird and a swing, so you can customize your tree to look however you like!

 I use a Sizzix Eclips2 as my electronic die cut machine, and it was a snap to load the svg files and cut trees and leaves of different sizes out of Core’dinations specialty cardstock.    I added a little stitching with gold thread to fancy it up even more.

Quietfire svg :: Silhouette .studio

This card uses the Flourished Leaf Rectangular Frame cut file available from Quietfire Design.  I loaded the svg file into my Eclips 2 and sized it so it would fit perfectly around the “Thanks”  metal die.  I love the flexibility of manipulating digital design files to whatever size you need.  And I love the simplicity of using a metal die and manual die cutting machine.  Combining them kind of gives me the best of both worlds.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to go check out the gorgeous digital cutting files that are available in the Quietfire store.

Connie Nichol is a contributing editor with Canadian Scrapbooker magazine and has been with them since the magazine launched ten years ago. 

When she is not scrapbooking, Connie works as a soil scientist and occasional university lecturer. She is an avid gardener with two green thumbs and an enthusiastic amateur photographer. Connie lives near Sherwood Park, Alberta, with Ron, her husband of 26 years, and their two sons, Ben (15) and Marty (13).

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Big, Bold & Beautiful with Quietfire Craft Dies

Card designer Janice Monforton loves the new Quietfire A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

 Janice is well on her way to having her Christmas cards done with this collection of beauties that she shared with me (lucky me!) - and I am sharing with you, because they're so full of great ideas!  I don't have a lot of details, but maybe if you have questions, you can ask in the comments. I know Tim Holtz and Stampin' Up had some influence in the designs!

Janice has created great impact (and saved herself from creative boredom!) by changing just a few variables in each card.  Here are the bold graphic tree cards.

I love them all and could never decide on a favourite.


A big round of applause for Janice's achievement! Great job!

Thank you for loving (and using) the dies so much Janice.

Friday, October 2, 2015

With Sympathy

I think Sympathy cards are so hard to make.  This one was especially hard as it was for a friend who lost her husband to cancer.  I wanted a card that showed I cared and took time to make.  After a couple of different starts, I ended up with this layered and flowered version.  

I made my white layers using the Sue Wilson Spanish Seville Die collection and popped up each layer.  I then die cut the With Sympathy metal dies twice - out of lavender and then darker purple card stock.  I glued them and created a shadow effect by offsetting them just a bit.  I then raided my Wild Orchid Flowers stash to created my floral sprays.  

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, With Sympathy, die, Sue Wilson

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, With Sympathy, die, Sue Wilson

With Sympathy - Metal Cutting Dies

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Being Thankful

It's Wanda here today on this beautiful Wednesday!!  There is much to be thankful for and Suzanne's stamp set, Being Thankful, has some very important ones.  I have combined stamps from that set along with the beautiful Thanks die to make this card. 

I lined up all the stamps from the Being Thankful set that I wanted to use on an acrylic block and stamped them onto vellum using Archival Ink jet black.  After drying the ink, I tore the vellum into a square around the words and inked the edges with Distress Ink mowed lawn.  

The next layer is a sampler pack size piece of gold shimmer sheetz from the metallic pack.  I inked over the piece with Alcohol inks (sunset orange, rust, raisin), embossed it with the curvy leaves ECD embossing folder, sanded it, inked the edges with Archival Ink jet black and heated the edges lightly allowing the shimmer sheetz to curl a bit.  The piece of stamped vellum is attached to the shimmer sheetz using a tiny attacher just along the top edge and the rest is left lose.  

For the next layer I used the curvy leaves embossing folder as a stamp.  I inked the side of the folder with the raised leaves using Distress Ink (wild honey, barn door, spiced marmalade), lightly misted over it with water and then pressed it onto white cardstock.  I repeated this to fill the cardstock and dried it.  The edges are inked with Distress Ink mowed lawn.  

Thanks is die cut from a black velvet adhesive sheet, attached directly onto the background as shown, and the shimmer sheets piece is attached with foam tape.  Everything is attached to a folded rust colored card and then I added some black dots using a Glaze pen.  The finished card measures 6 1/8" x 5 1/2".

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friendship and snowflakes

Although it's not time for snow yet it's always time to make up cards to send to friends.  Today i have a card to share using the "We are like Snowflakes" stamp.

I wanted to do a little something different with the shape so i started with a card that had a scalloped edge on the bottom and the cut a piece of the Maja Design winter snowflake papers to fit.  Then i layered lots of the other prints in both squares and die cuts.  And a few white snowflakes too.

For the front i stamped it in Versafine ink and embossed with white embossing powder and glued
that on with 3D Foam squares.  And just to add a little more glitz i put some small dots of diamond stickles around the border and on the snowflakes to make them shine.  I love how it came out.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a fun day stamping and creating something fun!


Monday, September 28, 2015


Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing an easy and quick to create project: a little photo frame with a Quietfire Design quote stamp. It's ment to be a little gift to comfort, encourage, remind or help someone....
Of course you could use any other quote stamp...Quietfire has so many gorgeous ones!

This cute little project is really easy to make.
I bought my plain wooden photo frame (mine is sized 3.25"x 4.5") and embellished it with some mulberry flowers, leaves, stamens and a little birdie ....that is all it took!
Just enough to keep all emphasis on the quote.

Used materials:

I hope you like the idea!
Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Easel Card - Kelly Klapstein, Guest Designer

Hello Everyone! I’m so pleased to be joining you again this month as guest designer, and today I have a Thanksgiving card to share.

The beautiful stamp set “To Give Thanks” is perfect for a Thanksgiving card. I made an easel card base and added pieces of patterned paper and a pumpkin, along with stamped images.

To Give Thanks, set of 4 stamps

Quietfire Thanks die from Elizabeth Craft Designs 

The die “Thanks” was cut from black cardstock and layered onto paper that has the “To Give Thanks” text stamped onto the background.  You can easily make your own script paper by stamping text onto it.

I just love this stamp set and die combination! 

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to work with the Quietfire Design products, and I am thankful for the invitation. The exceptional quality makes crafting a delight!
Kelly Klapstein

Additional Supply list:
Core'dinations cardstock; FabScraps paper; Brother ScanNCut; Clearsnap Ink; May Arts Twine; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and Crafty Foam Tape.  

To see more of Kelly’s projects and learn some crafty tips, visit her website
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