Friday, September 19, 2014

eCut Sunflower - You Are My Sunshine

Yogi here today with a summery, warm card. I needed it after the snow and chilly weather we had up in Calgary last week...

I'm loving these newest eCut designs and quote stamp sets from Suzanne.

I'm using two eCut files (Step Card) & (Sunflower) created by Quietfire Design and can be found on the Silhouette OnLine store. And the butterfly is from a previous eCut project using the Butterfly Circle Frame.

I'm also using one of the newest quotes from Quietfire Design "Always Be My Friend" 3 pce set.


 I eCut the step card, enlarging it to approx 7"w x 10"h on the mat from white cardstock, scored and folded.

Masked off the two small panels using post it notes. Inked up my text stamp (Local King Rubber "Happiness") using Distress mini pads "Mustard Seed" all over, then some "Dried Marigold", "Spiced Marmalade" & "Picked Raspberry". Misted the stamp with water and pressed down on my card, leaving the stamp there for a minute to activate the water and ink.

Direct to paper using Distress "Antique Linen" all over a piece of white cardstock as large as the front of my card. Used a Spellbinders mBossibilities folder "Wood Grain", repeating the embossing till the whole piece of cardstock was embossed, then hit the high points, again direct to paper, with "Frayed Burlap" & "Vintage Photo". Trimmed down to fit front and adhered with Sookwang tape.

eCut the sunflower elements, coloring the flower and word while on my mat with "Mustard Seed", removing the word and clear embossing it. I also cut a silhouette/shadow piece for the word and painted it with Distress acrylic dauber "Black Soot". Adhered both word elements together then onto card front. Removed the flower pieces, colored the stem/leaves with greens, curled the petals on the side of a pencil and adhered together. Colored the center of the flower with some brown, applied a bunch of white glue and pressed brown flocking, then adhered the flower to the card.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock. Clear embossed. Die cut with Spellbinders "Beaded Ovals" die set, sponged mustard see around the edges and removed from die. Added some amber oval rhinestones. Adhered to card front and added the butterfly (left over piece from a previous "Butterfly Circle" project).

As a final touch, tied a bright yellow narrow ribbon bow around the flower stem.


Click on any card image to enlarge. Enjoy.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Give Thanks!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have an altered frame to share using the new Quietfire Design set, Give Thanks.  I debated on whether to make a card or alter a craft frame, and I settled on the frame.

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I began by using a Dreamweaver stencil of a flourish and added Crackle Embossing Paste to the front of the frame.  Once the paste was dry, the frame was painted black.    To highlight the embossing paste, a bronze metal paint was brushed over the black paint.

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The Quietfire Design sentiment was stamped on a cream card stock and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels One.

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I think I’ll set this frame out for the fall holidays and then sentiment can be changed for the seasons.

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Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!

SHERRY SIGNATURE






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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Winsday - Spellbinders again! & Quietfire


We are once again delighted to have Spellbinders sponsoring this week's giveaway on Tuesday Winsday!
Teresa created another masterpiece to show how beautifully Spellbinders compliments Quietfire stamps designs.  A match made in heaven!

Here is the Spellbinders die set included in the week's giveaway and we're giving away the stamp set that Teresa has used here.

Spellbinders Elegant Ovals
Always be My Friend





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Make sure you come back every week to see what we have! (Psst! There'll be more Spellbinders.)
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Monday, September 15, 2014

GIVE THANKS- CARD

Hi Everyone! This is Holly and I'm excited to be showing you this card featuring GIVE THANKS- one of the new stamp sets at Quietfire Design.
On kraft cardstock I stamped the sentiment using VERSAMARK ink, then applied the COPPER EMBOSSING POWDER. Then it was cut into a simple rectangle, and sponged around the edges with Black Soot DISTRESS INK

I made two embellishments with the PAPER CORD, forming three loops and fastening at the base of the loops. The ends were tucked under the edge of the sentiment kraft cardstock. Some leaves were attached over the loops- they had been stamped then copper and metallic green paints were dabbed on. A few dots of paint added to the sentiment piece to complete the card,

Fall is heading our way and we love it! The colours are so rich and warm. A true feast for the senses and one more thing to be grateful for.

We're grateful for you too. Thank you for your visit today!



Friday, September 12, 2014

Always Be My Friend set

Happy Friday!  Kathy Jo here sharing some cards using the new stamp set from Quietfire- Always Be My Friend.  I agree with the other lovely ladies this week: it was too difficult to choose only one stamp from this set to share!  I ended up making three cards using this gorgeous set!
The first card is a bright and cheery card using the "You are my Sunshine" stamp.  Oh...I love this stamp and this card!  I used to sing the song as a kid and when I saw this stamp it made my heart smile.  Right away I grabbed the yellow patterned paper from Graphic 45's Secret Garden pad.  The dies used were all Spellbinders (from the bottom up): Valiant Honor, Tranquil Moments and Belly Band One.  
I applied Tim Holtz' ink in Scattered Straw as shown.  I fussy cut some of the flowers from the same paper and adhered around the sentiment.  Stickles was applied at will. 



Next up was the "I love that you will Always be my friend" stamp.  Such a sweet sentiment!  It was stamped on chalkboard paper and die cut to size.  A frame was die cut using Spellbinders Captivating Squares and Classic Squares.  (If you do not have Captivating Squares, Fleur de Lis Squares would also work well.  Drop me a line on my blog if you want me to make another card using that die.)  
Distress white crackle was applied to the frame to give it an antique look.  The framed sentiment was mounted to distressed edge paper  from Secret Garden.  A double bow and silver button was added.  The finishing touch was sparkly gems applied to the sentiment and the frame.


Last- but hopefully not least!- is a gatefold card using the "Those who find a faithful friend" stamp.  This jaw droppingly gorgeous stamp was stamped in gold on ivory paper.  A circular die stack was mounted in the middle of the card.  The stack from the bottom up is Spellbinders Majestic Circles, Standard Circles, Stately Circles and then Standard Circles.  
Gold was applied to the outside edges of the standard circles die cuts and also on the front rectangular cut panels using a gold marker.  A simple double bow and gold button was the last addition.


Thanks for making it to the end of this post!  I hope you enjoyed the projects using the new stamp set.  It is such a beautiful set!
Always Be My Friend, Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted

Good news: if you like the stamp set then now is a great time to purchase it because all new stamp sets are 20% off! Yay!

More good news: if you like the dies used then you could take advantage of the current offer at Quietfire in which you buy $48 worth of in stock Spellbinders and get a free Spellbinder die set from the special offer category!

Even more good news: if you like the paper used then you could buy it at 30% off!  (It excludes the items in the "what's new category".)

Even more, more good news: You can now preorder the new Spellbinders at Quietfire.  Woo-who!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The brand new "Always Be my Friend" stamps...


Hello everyone,

Yvonne here, sharing with you 2 projects with one of the brandnew stampsets Quietfire has launched.
Like Teresa said yesterday...all the new stamps are so beautiful I too hard a hard time to pick one for a project....so... I made 2 projects for you all today ;-)


For this blogpost I chose the set "Always be my friend"(#5615).

 
I also decorated a little notebook to match the card.
 
 
Together a beautiful set to gift to that someone special...
 

Used stampset: Quietfire "Always Be my Friend" stamp set (#5615):

 
Used Spellbinders die templates:
- Edgeabilities Classic Decorative Inserts One
- Majestic Elements, Marvelous Squares
- Nestabilities Lacy Squares

Used inkpad: Archival ink, Jet Black.

I hope you like the set I made and am looking forward to your comments!

Don't forget to enter yesterday's Tuesday Winsday (sponsored by Spellbinders)...
there's a really great prize to win!
To enter: simply scroll down to the next blogpost for all the details.

Have a nice day!
Yvonne

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Winsday - Spellbinders and Quietfire!


We are delighted to have Spellbinders sponsoring this week's giveaway on our Tuesday Winsday!
I'm sure you saw Teresa's gorgeous cards on our blog post yesterday.





 She created amazing cards to show what is possible with Spellbinders giveaway prize and Quietfire stamps.  Didn't she do a fantastic job?

Here is the Spellbinders die set included in this week's giveaway and Quietfire is giving away our Give Thanks stamp set which Teresa used so beautifully.  

Spellbinders Majestic Labels One
Give Thanks


Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below for chances to win. Tell your friends!
Make sure you come back every week to see what we have! (Psst! There'll be more Spellbinders.)
Thanks for visiting and Good luck! 
Thanks to Spellbinders for this awesome giveaway!

{Note: we currently have a special on our Spellbinders dies and embossing folders: When you order $48 worth of Spellbinders (in stock) dies or embossing folders, you get to choose a free set from our Special Offers Category.  This offer excludes machines, accessories and Pre-Orders.}

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Being Thankful and Friends

Hello Everyone and happy Monday to all of you! It's Teresa here today.

With all the new cling stamps that are being released it was really hard to 
chose one to use today so i decided to do a few fancy ones to share with you.


So my first share is made with a new stamp set called Always be my Friend
that has 3 amazing stamps in the set.  I love this saying and i know the perfect
person i am going to send this away to.  I used Kaisercraft paper called
75 cents 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper pad and it had gorgeous papers in it that 
you can use with all of your favorite Quietfire stamps.  And the dies that
i used are from Spellbinders and this center oval is called Elegant Ovals and
then i used the Borders 2 above and below it.  I love how all these lacy dies
really make the stamp stand out and look that much more vintage...

  
To stamp my image I used Ranger Archival ink in dark coffee and added
clear embossing powder to define the edges better.  There are lots of
beautiful swirls on this stamp and i wanted all of them to show up..


And...For this second card i used another of the new Cling Stamp sets
called Give Thanks and i wanted to really make this fall looking
so I used lots of papers from a Kaisercraft pad called Miss Empire and 
another die from Spellbinders called Majestic Labels One.  I cut
the outside layer of this out in the deep orange color and then I
cut the inside out with the coordinating die set Labels One and 
popped it up with a few 3D Foam dots.  Then i added lots of flowers
from Petaloo and Prima and that was it.  The layers are simple and
lots of color to really make it feel like fall is coming!!  

Thanks for stopping over and don't forget 
Tuesday Winsday tomorrow for a chance to win... 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Snowflake Frame - 3 Xmas Cards

 Yogi here today with a loooong post... with several Christmas cards using the Snowflake Circle Frame in various sizes. Love this eCut that Suzanne created and available on the Silhouette onLine Store HERE and the Heart Snowflake HERE


First Card: Take Time to Delight
I Side folded my dark blue card (5"w x 5"h). Embossed the front using Sizzix"Snowflake" set embossing folder.

eCut the snowflake frame at 4"dia on 110# white cardstock. Sponged Distress "Tumbled Glass" all over then some "Tattered Rose". Dried. Stamped the quote "Take Time to Delight" using Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.

Applied white glue on the snowflake edge and sprinkled with Stampendous "Crystal Snow" glitter. Adhered frame to card front.

eCut the snowflake, inked with the Versamark and embossed with "Rainbow Sparkle" embossing powder. Adhered to card front with a 3D foam tape and added a pearl heart.



standing open
card closed
Second Card: - Tri Fold - Snowflakes Are Kisses
Card made using light blue cardstock. Card is scored (left side at 2.5") and (right side at 2.75"). Card closed is 4"w x 6"h

Embossed the left flap with Sizzix "Snowflakes". Wrapped a piece of Sari ribbon (Denim) around the flap and tied a bow.

Lay the snowflake frame (4" dia) on my cutting mat and eCut. Sponged with Distress "Chipped Sapphire", dried, then applied the glue on the snowflakes and sprinkled with Stampendous "Crystal Snow" glitter. eCut a basic 2.75" circle and stamped the quote "Snowflakes are Kisses..." using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged the circle with "Broken China" then with the Sapphire, sprinkled with water and dried. I found it too dark so went over it with Distress Stain "Picket Fence" Hit the edge of the circle with Deco Arts "Snow Writer" and heat activated. Adhered circle to snowflake frame and then to the front flap. eCut another frame (same 4" size) and adhered to the back on the inside to give it more body. Stamped the larger of the "Merry Christmas Snowflakes"  using Versafine "Majestic Blue" and clear embossing.

Stamped the Snowflakes "Merry" and "Christmas" "Snowflakes are Butterflies" on the inside with the blue and clear embossed.

Final touch, eCut the snowflake, inked with the Versamark and embossed with "Rainbow Sparkle" embossing powder. Adhered to card front with a glue gun to the center of the bow. Added a pearl heart.




















For this third card: Booklet - Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

I side folded my white card (5.5"w x 4.25"h). Embossed the front and the inside using Cuttlebug "Winter Frolic" set. On the inside, sponged with a dirty blue sponge.

I had left over pieces from 2 previous cards (light blue and deep blue), so trimmed them down a bit and adhered them to the front. Edged one of the flaps of the deep blue with a Versamark pad and embossed with "Queen's Gold" embossing powder.

eCut the snowflake frame - 1 at 3" dia (front) and one at 2.5" dia (inside). Stamped the quote "Christmas Waves a Magic Wand..." using Versafine "Majestic Blue" and clear embossed. Hit the snowflakes with the Versamark pad and embossed with the gold. Adhered to light blue front piece.

Next page I eCut the "Noel, inked with Versafine "Toffee" and embossed with the gold. Adhered to light blue layer. This light blue layer was then adhered to front of deep blue.

eCut the snowflake, inked with the Versamark and embossed with "Rainbow Sparkle" embossing powder. Adhered to light/deep blue layer. Added a pearl heart.

Stamped the "Merry Christmas Snowflake" using the blue and clear embossed on the smaller snowflake frame. Adhered to deep blue layer.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Always Be My Friend!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a 5.5 square card to share using Quietfire Design’s new set, Always Be My Friend.

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The paper used for the background and all the different embellishments is Prima Stationer’s Desk.  The flower was made using Spellbinders Anemone Flower Topper, and the leaves are Spellbinders Foliage and Foliage Flourish.

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A frame for the sentiment was made by using Spellbinders Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight.  The sentiment was stamped in gray and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels One, then while still in the die was inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

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The ribbon was dyed with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

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Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!

SHERRY SIGNATURE





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