Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I Don't Need an Inspirational Quote...

Hello Quietfire fans!  Betsy on the blog today with this cute coffee card!  You'll see as we go along
that I changed my mind twice as I was making this!  Products I used:

I love the quote from this stamp set!  The first step was to cut my papers to the correct size.  My
card base is an A2 size top folding Neenah Desert Storm card.  My next layer is dark brown
and measures 4" x 5 1/4".  My patterned paper is 3 3/4" x 5".  I adhered those together in
that order.  My smaller panel starting with the dark brown card stock measures
2 3/4" x 3 1/2".  The patterned paper is 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".  I did not not adhere these
together at this point.

I heat embossed the coffee cup and steam on striped paper with the Acanthus Teal Modern
Gilding Powder.  I also heat embossed the sentiment with the same embossing powder
directly onto the smaller patterned paper panel.

I fussy cut the coffee cup and steam.  And then decided that I didn't like the quote stamped
directly onto the patterned paper.  So I decided to stamp it onto a scrap of patterned

I really didn't like that either, so I heat embossed it onto some teal colored vellum.  It was very
easy to keep lining these up.  But I was finally happy with the teal vellum.  I used a Zyron Sticker
maker to adhered the vellum panel.  You really can't tell that I heat embossed this 3 times
and layered them one over the other LOL! I adhered the coffee cup and steam above the sentiment at an angle.  I then added some dark brown peel-offs to give the piece of vellum some definition and adhered this patterned panel to the dark brown one. Then I glued the whole small panel to the lower right corner of my card.  I added a small white & gold twine bow at the top left corner of
the sentiment and 3 gems in the lower right corner.  And my card was done!

I was really pleased with the final card and was glad I had made the changes
to the sentiment.

Quietfire Design Products Used:

Other Products Used:

Unity Stamp Company - Coffee Lovers Paper Pad
Paper Wishes - Teal Vellum
Gina K. Designs - Dark Chocolate
Love From Lizi - Dark Brown Metallic Peel-offs
Brown Gemstones
White & gold twine
Neenah Desert Storm card base
Heat Tool
Anti-static Powder bag

Thank you for stopping by today!

For a more detailed tutorial for this card visit my blog:

Monday, January 20, 2020

Sleeping Under a Quilt, a Scrapbook Layout

Sleeping Under a Quilt stamped and embossed with Acanthus Teal Modern Gilding Powder/ scrapbooking layout

Happy January 20, 2020! Kim here today, sharing a scrapbooking layout using a new favourite stamp from Quietfire Design; ‘Sleeping Under a Quilt’ [item #6245]

My Mom is an exceptional quilter! This past Christmas, she gifted us beautiful quilts. My son was over the moon to receive a full size quilt, he has been sleeping under my Mom’s quilts all his life, and was wanting one to fit his bed! This stamp was perfect to tell this story.

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine January Sketchy Challenge

My layout started with the January Sketchy Challenge from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. I love adapting them, to make them my own. Sketches are such a great place to start the creative process!

I used the quilt quote in the lower right corner of the grid design. I stamped it onto a piece of sturdy white cardstock using Distress Oxide ink and then embossed with Acanthus Teal Modern Gilding PowderThe Distress Oxide leaves a beautiful, crisp yet ‘juicy’ image for embossing. I like to choose a similar colour to the Modern Gilding Powder I use. Not necessary, just something I have been doing for so long, it’s just instinctual. 

Acanthus Teal Modern Gilding Powder / Distress Oxide Ink

Note that I also added stitching to the border.

Sleeping Under a Quilt stamp / embossed with Acanthus Teal Modern Gilding powder

I sewed on two fabric hearts, it seemed to be a perfect embellishment for my ‘quilted’ layout. 

scrapbook layout using Sleeping Under a Quilt stamp

I found the perfect background paper for the layout from a Moda Scrap collection I had in my stash called ‘The Beautiful Season Collection’. The colour was great and it looks like a border one might find on a quilt...I was really trying to keep with that theme!

Scrapbook layout using Sleeping Under a Quilt stamp and acanthus Teal Modern Gilding Powder

I am really happy to have this story told and tucked into a scrapbook album. Often we think of stamps as a card making elements, but some of them are so lovely to add to scrapbooking layouts. This particular quote couldn’t be any more perfect for the job I needed it to do!

Happy creating in 2020!


Creative Scrapbooker Superstock 
Moda Scraps: The Beautiful Season Collection
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: Evergreen Bough
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Ali Edwards: cork heart & speech bubble chipboard

Bernina sewing machine

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

I will write peace on your wings

Hi, Diana here today to share with you a card I made with the "I will write Peace" stamp and how I changed it up just a bit for a second card with the same layout to show you how different materials can be swapped in and out.

After I stamped the quote on a sheet of white card stock, I used the slope die from Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges.  Now you can simply sketch and cut out a wavy line but the dies makes it a bit easier and cleaner as I wanted to do this twice.

The second time I did it I had the bottom point touch and the top about an inch and a half apart to make a small V shape cutout.

I then used green and blue Copic markers to color the inside.  I popped the white layer up on foam tape on a blue card base but not the colored swatch to add depth to the card.  I also added a butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die set covered in Elizabeth Craft Design Microfine Glitter Silver Sands.

After I did, I thought about how I could have made it using different mediums.  This time I stamped and embossed with Gothic Black Modern Gilding powders.  It made the quote defined and just more striking. 

The other change I made was to use a gradient of Silk Microfine Glitter for my swatch of color instead of Copics.  Since I used the glitter for the background, I switched to Burnished Silver Modern Gilding powders for my butterfly.

I love both of these cards - they each have their own beauty to them.  Hope that inspires you to play around - because that's what it's all about!  Have some fun.


I Will Write Peace - Mounted

 Butterfly Flourish - Metal Cutting Dies

Modern Gilding Powders:  Gothic Black and Burnished Silver

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy Anniversary Card

Hey Quietfire Fans, Happy New Year! For today's project, I'm sharing with you a Happy Anniversary Card. By combining a variety of stamps and the Modern Gilding Powders, they were all perfect for creating my card. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite winter time beverage and learn how to recreate my card at home.

Start, you'll need to die cut a 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle out of white cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Dotted Harlequin stamp and stamp onto the rectangle. Sprinkle Dragon Berry Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the rectangle. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Apply Emboss It Ink to the wreath from the Twiggy Wreath stamp set and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the stamp heart. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Twiggy Wreath stamp set and stamp in the middle of the twiggy wreath. Sprinkle Dragon Berry Modern Gilding Powder over the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the heart out. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Die cut a 4" Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of black cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle.

Die cut two 1 1/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of black cardstock. Cut each banner down to 2 1/4". Adhere the two banners together. Distress the edges of the banners.

Foam square the fishtail banner to the middle of the 3 1/2" rectangle. Wrap twine around the middle of the 3 1/2" rectangle five times and then tie a bow on the right hand side.

Adhere the 3 1/2" stitched rectangle to the 4" stitched rectangle.

Use adhesive and 3D foam square to adhere the Happy Anniversary heart to the middle of the stitched fishtail banner.

To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of white cardstock that measures 5 1/4" x 8", score at 4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Here are a few closeup photos of the finished card.

Here is the finished Happy Anniversary Card.

Quietfire Design Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtail Banners
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Misc: Twine, White Cardstock and Black Cardstock

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to recreate your own version of my Happy Anniversary Card. 

- Katelyn

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sending Hugs

Hello Quietfire fans!  Betsy on the blog today with this beautiful rose gold card.  What
a beautiful way to send someone a paper hug!

I used
Quietfire  Design - Sending Hugs & Kisses #1304

This is such a beautiful die set.  To begin, I die cut one "Sending" and one "Hugs"
 of some rose gold foil paper.   Then I cut each word again twice out of some
heavyweight white card stock.  Next, I adhered these together.

I cut this many for several reasons.  For the "sending" I did it for the stability.  And for
the "Hugs" I did it for added height.
For my card base I used a white A2 size side folding card base using the fold on top.
I made another score line on the front at 2 1/8".  I covered the front with 2 panels
of patterned paper cut to 2" x 5 3/8" each.  I adhered these to the front leaving
the fold line with nothing adhered to it.  On the bottom I placed a 1/8" strip
of the rose gold paper.
On the inside I adhered a panel of patterned paper that was 4" x 5 3/8".
On the front I added my die cut stacked "Sending" placing the glue on the
bottom half of it and adhering it to the lower panel.  I added a crepe bow
and some paper flowers.

On the inside I adhered the "Hugs" and made sure it was in the proper place
to act as a stopper for the front of the card.

And that finished my project!  Not hard to do but so elegant!

Quietfire Design Products Used:

Other Products Used:

DCWV - Rose Quartz Paper Pad
Paper Wishes - Crepe Ribbon
Prima - Paper Flowers
ScraPerfect - Best Glue Ever
We R Memory Keepers - Scoreboard

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A Card Featuring the Even A Little Star Stamp

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy here with you today!

Today I'm sharing a fun card that features a beautiful stamp,
  some gorgeous gilding powder, and a fabulous digital cut file! 

Here's the card I made:

Before I began, I knew that I wanted to use the Acanthus Teal Gilding Powder,
along with the Even a Small Star Stamp.
As I was trying to decide just what to make,
I popped over to check out Suzanne's section in the Silhouette Design Store.
I entered "star" in the search menu and many options popped up.
This is the one that caught my eye the most!
It's called: Knitted Star.

Isn't that a fun design? 
It could be made in so many wonderful colour combinations!
Since I was using the teal gilding powder, I opted for a teal and yellow combination.
The file includes one more smaller star mat.
I chose not to use it, as the stamp fit perfectly in the bigger space.

I cut all the layers out first.
Using embossing ink, I stamped the sentiment onto the star.
I sprinkled it with the gilding powder and hit it with my heat tool. 
In my photos the embossing looks greener than the paper
but in real life it's an excellent match!

I adhered all the layers together, and mounted them on a white card base.
Finally, I added a small ribbon bow, and a few matching sequins!

I think it's a fabulous design!
The star on the knitted background is just so cozy and fun!

Quietfire Products Used:

Other Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock;
VersaMark Embossing Ink;
Unknown Sequins;
Offray Ribbon.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon to share another fun project!

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