Friday, April 17, 2015


Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a very quick and clean card to share with you.  I’ve been so taken by all the clean and simple watercolor cards I’ve been seeing on Pinterest and other social media sites.  Now typically this is SO NOT my style, but I decided to give it a try anyway.  I’m afraid I didn’t get all the white space that I’ve been seeing, but believe me . . .  I will be trying again!

The background was made my mixing up some Color Burst with water and first misting the watercolor paper with Aquamarine Blue adding just a hint of Orange.  Once that was dry, I used a flourish stencil (from a prior Quietfire hop with Dreamweaver Stencils) which was placed on the background and misted with more orange.

The sentiment “Hello” was die cut/embossed from blue paper with the new Quietfire Design Metal Cutting Die - Hello.  Hello was then affixed to the card front using a Quickie Glue Pen.  A second layer for the card with cut from the same blue paper.

Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!!


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some people...

Hello!  I'm so excited that flowers have started to bloom that they are creeping into my cards too!  I made this card using Quietfire's Garden Delights.  I first embossed it using ultra fine black embossing powder and cut it out using Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  I had just gotten Sue Wilson's Spanish Collection - Seville and I thought it would be a great backdrop to this sweet quote.  I popped up the layers and added a swag of flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers - you just have to with a quote like this! :)

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Garden Delights, Sue Wilson, Spanish Collection, Seville, Wild Orchid Flowers

Hope you like it and find pleasure in all the people and flowers in your life!

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Garden Delights, Sue Wilson, Spanish Collection, Seville, Wild Orchid Flowers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mom card using Mom rose stamp from Keep Calm & Call Mom set

Hello Crafty Peeps!  Kathy Jo here sharing a card for Mother's Day. The card used the Mom rose stamp from Quietfire's Keep Calm & Call Mom stamp set:
Keep Calm & Call Mom - Set of 3 Stamps
The stamped Mom is so beautiful that I wanted it framed on the card and heat embossed in gold.  The stamp looks gorgeous in gold!  

Here are the steps for the card:  

1. Form a tent fold card from ivory card stock
2. On watercolor paper stamp Mom in Versamark and heat emboss using gold embossing powder.
3. Apply Distress Marker in Peeled Paint along the inside edge of a leaf and use a water brush to give a watercolor appearance to the leaf.  Repeat with all leaves.  Apply Distress Marker in Worn Lipstick to each rose petal and repeat.  After drying apply Glossy Accent to the rose and Stickles (Lime Green) to the leaves.
4. Dry emboss watercolor paper with embossing folder.  Die cut into a frame using Spellbinders Matting Basics dies.  Apply Peeled Paint to raised edges with water brush. 
5. Cut white card stock to size and double heat emboss (along the outside edges) using Versamark and gold embossing powder.  Mount onto card base.
6. Mount Mom stamped paper onto gold edged paper.
7. Use foam dots or squares to mount frame to card.
8. High five yourself for a job well done.  

Hope you enjoyed the card!  I know I liked making it.  :)
Have a great day!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thanks Card

Hello Everyone, Terre here in sunny and bright Arizona! I thought today I would share a quick and easy card using one of Quietfire Design new stamp Thanks Cuddlers. This stamp set has 7 sentiments that you could stamp right under the word Thanks. For this card I just chose to use the simple work, Thanks!

I also used a 3D Em-Bossing Folder Floral Labels Four from Spellbinders. I used a piece of Jewel tone foil and embossed the folder then sanded it to give that two toned look. Added some Want2Scrap Rhinestones to embellish. I die cut the Labels Four die out of white cardstock then stamped my  Quietfire Design new stamp Thanks Cuddlers in the center with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black in. I secured all of this using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry,

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card, don't forget this amazing stamp set has several sentiments that can be stamped right under the word Thanks! Crafty Smiles, Terre

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thanks For Being My Friend

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  It's Wanda here today sharing a card using the Thanks die, a stamp from the Thanks Cuddlers set, the large Flourishing Inside Heart, and a flourish (smaller version of the large flourish) from the Flourishes 1 set.

I've cut Thanks from an Idea-ology mask sheet and stuck it to a piece of white cardstock. These die cuts are gorgeous with their beautiful letters and fancy tails but this also means that when making a mask there is not a lot of adhesive holding the mask to your substrate and it can be easy to move them out of place.  If you roll over the mask with a brayer it does help it to hold to the paper better but you still need to be careful when inking because you can lift the mask.  I think the effect is worth having to be a bit more careful.  

For this card I've used Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, broken china, barn door, and peeled paint) inking and blending over the mask until the paper was covered.  I removed the mask, flicked water over the piece, blotted and dried it.  "for being my friend" is stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  Blue dots are added to Thanks with a Tombow marker.  The edges of the panel are inked with Distress Ink vintage photo and I stamped along the top and bottom edges using the flourish image and vintage photo.  At this point I thought there seemed to be too much space between the words and the edges and thought "maybe I'll tear off the top and bottom, use just the center and layer it up on a card".  I tore off the two edges and as they were laying there I thought "that would look good, I can layer all 3 pieces onto another piece".  I used a piece of corrugated packaging to layer on.  The bottom left corner needed something and the flourishing inside heart was perfect.  It's stamped with barn door onto a scrap of Specialty Stamping Paper.  Everything is attached to a folded white card.  The final dimensions are 5 1/2" x 6".  


Thanks for following along!!!  Have a great weekend!!!

~ Wanda

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thank you so very much

Hi Everyone, it's Teresa here today sharing a card that i did
with the new Thank you sentiment stamp set called Thanks Cuddlers.

This is a super fun stamp set to get because it has so many amazing
sayings that you can use for the front or the inside to change it up for
all those special people in your life that you send cards to.

I found some fun papers by Carte Bella and used the Curved matting basics and
the Labels 40 Decorative Accents dies from Spellbinders along with another
 new SB die from Becca Feeken called Adorning Accents.  I used it for the backround
 under the vellum sentiment that i embossed with Thanks on.  Then i just added a pretty
crinkled ribbon in white with a flower and a charm and wha la!!
It was really quick and easy and i love that.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful week.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Garden Delights....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here today with a springcard using QuietFire Design´s  "Garden Delights"

and "Butterflies/ Dragonflies"

Since it's a spring themed card I used happy color such as pink an green for my card :-)
By adding little mulberry  roses I wanted to create the look of a little rose garden on the card.
I hope you like it...

The butterfly was stamped using gold ink to match the frame (die-cut from gold colored cardstock).
some stickles were added to the wings for an extra sparkly effect.

Used materials:

I hope you like the card and am (as always) looking forward to your comments.
Wishing you all a very nice day!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Winners from Our Die-ing For Spring Blog Hop!

And here they are!  Drum roll please!

Here are the winners from each of the blogs.  Please contact me if you're a winner (I'll need your snailmail address!)

Kathy Jo:
  Chana April 3, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Bloggernewfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...Love your cards so much detail and inspiration in your tutorials . Thanks for sharing

Marg said...
What a beautiful background. I love the bright colours.

Deborah JenningsApril 1, 2015 at 11:16 PM
Fantastic card, love the colour scheme. And I am so interested in trying black foam behind the words Thank you for sharing.

Christi ConleyApril 1, 2015 at 6:44 PM
Beautiful! Don't you love it when what you have in your mind actually gets translated to your project??

Mary Holshouser says:
I love the silver/gold on the believe. The background is beautiful.
I had my fingers crossed to win some of the color burst last week but it never happened.
The big bows on the cards are so pretty too.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards

Lovely card Suzanne! Excellent instructions and easy to follow. Thanks!!

Jen Rey3 April 2015 at 11:48 Wonderful set of cards! Love all the color combinations. That die and coordinating stamp set is a must have! I love the added sequins!

TracyM #6773April 3, 2015 at 9:43 AM
DELIGHTFUL cards Robyn - they're BEAUTIFUL, inside & out!!!
They cut soda cans? HOW COOL!!! I think your "out takes" are EXCITING, I've not used alcohol inks before, so you have introduced me to two techniques to try!!!

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us.  We hope you enjoyed the projects and found some inspiration that will have you trying something new.
See you next time!

Heirloom Roses - Those Who Find - HB

Yogi here today using a couple of my newest acquisitions that I absoultely love... I have to say that the Hybrid Heirloom Roses (Die-Namics) is the BEST rose die I've come across... It's a 3 piece die set. The center cluster is one of those coil type that just shapes so beautifully without having to adjust or force it to shape. It's beautiful just on it's own too. But when paired with the other two layers - I'm loving it.

The other die I'm in love with is another Sue Wilson (Creative Expression) die from the Gemini series "Lyra". It makes such a gorgeous edge - sigh!!

OK enough drooling and on to the card...
I used a bunch of birthday sentiments (Happy Birthday Plain & Simple" 7pce set) for the front and a quote ("Always Be My Friend" 3 pce set) on the inside by Quietfire Design

 I die cut my edge from white 110# cardstock, then scored, folded and trimmed it down.

Masked of the die cut edge, stamped the birthday sentiments using Versamark and clear embossed. Repeated till the front was filled. Sponged Distress "Mustard Seed" heavily all over. Removed the mask and wiped off the embossed words with a damp paper towel.

Adhered some olive green satin ribbon. Stamped the "Happy Birthday" with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to ribbon.

Created the roses from 65# Staples brand white cardstock. Sponged with "Picked Raspberry" using a streaking motion rather than evenly filling the die cut shapes. Then streaked with the mustard seed. Repeated the process on the backs. Rolled up my coil, allowed it to loosen and glued it to it's backing, set aside to dry. Used a large balled stylus and a foam mat to shape the petal pieces on both sides, glued the little tabs and then glued the flower parts together.

The smaller flowers:
Note: For those of  you that have the capabilities of scanning and uploading images to an electronic cutter. I then cut the shapes at two smaller sizes than the die cut.

PS if you don't have this choice, just use a couple of the die cuts - eliminating the larger petal layer and or adding a 2nd small layer or just using the center bud - so you get a variation of sizes.

Colored some 110# cardstock with the mustard seed and die cut the rose leaves (Memory Box "Sonora Rose"). Held the leaf down on my craft mat using the flat edge of the point of my x-acto knife and direct to paper with "Peeled Paint" ink pad.

Stamp Pad Note: since the Distress pads don't go edge to edge in the container, fingers get in the way when inking small pieces, so using the tip of something narrow or fine to hold down the leaf, allows the pad to skim right to the edge.

Then added a few pink rhinestone flourishes.

On the inside: embossed the right edge using Crafts Too "Blossom" embossing folder. Skimmed "Spun Sugar" over the high points.

I made a little booboo when I stamped the quote... So had to cut a separate piece of white cardstock  using the die cut edger die to cover it up BIG GRIN -. Trimmed it down and adhered.

Stamped the quote with the black onyx and clear embossed.

Stamped the birds on branches (Local King Rubber "Asian Essence") using Distress markers to color the stamp, misting with water and stamping. masked off part of the design to stamp the 2nd stamp.

Bottom bird (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn; Flower: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry; Leaves: Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss; here and there some black.

Upper bird: (Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry; Flower: Festive Berry; Leaves: same as above and the black)

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Last Call for Our Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop Giveaways!

Thanks for following our blog hop!

Make sure you leave a nice comment on every blog you visit in the hop as it makes you eligible to win a prize!
Here is the complete list of blogs with links directly to their blog hop posts!

March 30 - Kathy Jo and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda
April 2 - Diana and Teresa
April 1 - Sherry and Suzanne
April 3 - Yvonne and Robyn

You have till tonight at midnight Sunday April 5th, 2015 to comment on the blog hop blog posts (you don't have to comment here!) then winners will be chosen from each of the blogs.
Have a happy Easter weekend!

Thanks for hopping with us.  Good luck!
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