Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Anniversary - French Heritage Card and Scrap Book Page

Hello every one, Jutta here and for today's share I have a very special
anniversary card and scrap book page made using the
fantastic new French Heritage Kit and 
the Happy Anniversary Stamp part of the 
Happy Family Days Stamp Set from Quietfire Design. 

I have to admit it was love at first sight for me when Suzanne 
introduced her latest kit offer. I could barely contain my excitement as I
waited for the kit to arrive as I needed a card for my
parents upcoming 55th wedding anniversary. But then once I was on a roll
I decided to add a scrap book page into the offering.  Enjoy!

For my card I used the gorgeous 12 x 12 Fabscraps Peacock 
cardstock from the  French Heritage Kit
This card measures 9 x 4 overall and fits a standard #10 envelope.

For my scrap book page I used a gorgeous Rose 12 x 12 
Fabscraps cardstock from the  French Heritage Kit.  

Card Instructions:
Start by cutting a pc of blue cardstock to 9" x 8" then score and fold in half for the card base.

Then cut several strips from the 12 x12 Fabscraps Peacock CS to 8-3/4 x 3-3/4 and use
corner rounder on upper right of base and upper right and lower left of Peacock CS.

Add ribbon to Peacock CS before attaching to base. Cut die cuts from Spellbinders Feathers  and Divine Eloquence Dies. 

For the numbers I used the TH Alpha parts stickers, ran them through the Xyron sticker maker and covered with Olive/gold LSG embossing powder from the French Heritage Kit and heat embossed them. Attach to label. (Note the letters shrunk and deformed a bit but I'm okay with it as my project is shabby chic.)

The Feather die cuts are covered with a solid layer of Ranger Perfect Medium then added Olive, Rose and Gold LSG embossing powder randomly to get a multi-coloured effect and heat embossed.

Attach feathers to card then attach the label.

To complete outside of card outline some of the Peacock Feathers on the Cardstock with Sakura Clear Glitter Pen and attach Pearls.

Supply List:
Cardstock- Fabscraps from French Heritage Kit, and Stampin Up! Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue
Stamps- Happy Family Days Stamp Set
Dies- Spellbinders -Feathers and Divine Eloquence
Embossing Powder - Lindy's Stamp Gang from French Heritage Kit,
Ink-  Ranger Perfect MediumDistress Ink - Faded Jeans
Misc. Markers, Glitter pen, Ribbon, Pearls

I hope you enjoyed my share today and I invite you to check out my blog here.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Winsday - Illuminations!

This week's Tuesday Winsday giveaway is the brand new stamp set "Illuminations".
Follow the Rafflecopter instructions for your chance to win.  Every option you complete gives another chance to win!  Good luck!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

New Vintage Paper Kit released today

Hi Everyone it's Teresa today and i get to give you a sneak peek of 
an amazing new kit filled with products from Fabscraps and Lindy's
Stamp Gang!  In this collection you will find beautifully coordinating
Papers, Embossing Powder and Sprays.  Each of them has a subtle 2 tone
feature that really sets them apart from other products.
The French Heritage paper collection is full of exquisitely rich colours
 and has birds, florals, butterflies and scripts on each page. 
 There is a color set for everyone.

8 double-sided 12 x 12" Fabscraps French Heritage cardstock papers
1 set of 5 bottles of Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist
1 set of 6 colours of Lindy's Stamp Gang 2-Tone Embossing Powders .5 oz Jars
1 set of cup and saucer Fabscraps silver embellishments

To begin my card you will need the "Love where you're at" stamp set #6160

For my card base I used basic white cardstock and layered pieces from the
 blue rose collection that i got in the set and cut it with one of the new releases 
from Spellbinders  called  A2 Valiant Honor with white cardstock and then 
stamped the image in black.  It fit perfectly and i added  a simple white bias bow 
and some flowers from my stash.  Super simple and easy to do.

There will be lots more samples showing the kit and everything in it real soon.
It's a really beatiful set and the sprays and embossing powders are so unique,
you are going to want a set too to have fun with!!

Have a very fun and crafty day.....

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Illuminations "Joy" Christmas card

Hello!  Kathy Jo here to share a Christmas card using the new Quietfire Illuminations stamp set.  Yes, you read that correct...a Christmas card.  It is barely spring and I am thinking of Christmas cards!  Well, there is a reason for thinking of the season: one of my New Year's resolutions was to make at least one Christmas card a month to avoid the rush closer to the holidays.  The Illuminations set helped to make a quick card for this month's holiday stash.
I stamped the Illuminations background onto ivory card stock using Versamark and then heat embossed using gold detail embossing powder.  Next I stamped the letters J, O and Y from Quietfire Designs Capital Letters set in red and heat embossed.  Spellbinders Classic Squares was used to die cut the images.  Red paper was die cut from Spellbinders Labels Fifteen.  The die cuts were stacked on wood grain paper and an ivory ribbon was adhered as shown.  The bow had a single red metal button applied.  Definitely a quick and easy card!

I played around with some other colors using the Illuminations background and the Capital stamps.  The gold with red really seemed to work well with the wood grain which is why I chose that combination for this card.  I also tried a light gray background with red letters (very classy and clean looking with some pop) and Tim Holtz' Antique Linen on the background with dark brown letters (which will look fantastic on vintage card).  I will share those cards when they are finished.  Hopefully the Illumination cards will inspire you to get a head start on your stash, too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mothers Hold Their Children's Hands card, How Old Would You Be masculine birthday card

Hello All! Kathy Jo here sharing my first post for the Quietfire Creations blog!  I am very honored and happy to be part of the Quietfire Design Team.

Today's post will show two card projects: one feminine and one masculine.

Mother's Day is fast approaching and I cannot think of a more perfect stamp for a card than Quietfire's Mother's hold their children's hands sentiment. It is such a sweet and heartwarming sentiment!
Here is a closeup of the sentiment. It was stamped and embossed in a pale green to match the base die cuts. The top two die cuts are from one of my favorite sets of Spellbinders- Opulent Ovals. Opulent Ovals has lovely curves that compliment the flourishes on the stamp set.
The pink and ivory paper was made by using Spellbinders Impressabilities Flourish as a screen. Tim Holtz' Victorian Velvet was applied as shown.

Next I would like to share the birthday card I made for my dad.  The card front used the Quietfire stamped quote "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?".  This is a great stamp- not only is the the quote absolutely amazing but because any baseball fan would love it.  (As soon as I saw this stamp, I had to have it!)  The quote was from Satchel Paige- a professional baseball player that many would argue was one of the best pitchers of the 20th century.  My dad is a baseball fan so this stamp was a must on his card!
To stick with the baseball theme, I used Graphic 45's Good Ol' Sport paper.  All edges were stained using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.  The card base is a Recollections corrugated card base.  The quote was die cut using Spellbinders Marvelous Squares.
The paper pennants were adhered to give an appearance of blowing in the wind. The largest die from Spellbinders A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader was distressed and had ivory twine threaded through the holes as shown.  
The inside of the card used Quietfire's Happy Birthday stamp from the Happy Family Days with Calligraphic Frame set.  Marvelous Squares die cut more of the Graphic 45 paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the new stamps and new Spellbinders at Quietfire Designs!  There are two specials right now: new stamps are 20% off and you can pick a free special offer Spellbinders with any in stock Spellbinders order of $48 or more.

Mother's Day card supplies: 
Quietfire Designs (Mothers hold their Children's Hands stamp), Spellbinders (Opulent Ovals, Labels Twenty Eight, Exquisite Labels Eleven, Flourish Impressabilities, Moroccan Accents), Tim Holtz (Victorian Velvet ink).

Masculine birthday card: 

Quietfire Designs (How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?Happy Family Days with Calligraphic Frame), Spellbinders (A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader, Marvelous Squares), Graphic 45 (Good Ol' Sport), Tim Holtz (Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain), Recollections (corrugated card).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Winsday! Win "Garden Delights" Set of 8 Stamps

This week we're celebrating our luck at having Tammy Tutterow guest designing for us!  Yesterday she used one of the stamps from the Quietfire Garden Delights stamp set (there are 8 stamps in this set), so it's our prize this week!  There is lots to keep you busy in this set!
Enter to win through Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Guest Designer Tammy Tutterow - Some People, Like flowers

Hello! My name is Tammy Tutterow and I am so thrilled to be a guest here on the Quietfire blog! I live just outside of St. Louis in Illinois. I have been a designer in the papercrafts industry for about 9 years. I fell in love with inking and stamping about 4 years ago and now can't seem to do a project with out some stamping or inking on it! It is such an honor to be a guest here and get to work with Suzanne's wonderful hand lettered stamp designs.

  Tammy Tutterow Quietfire Post 1

Today I want to share a card I created featuring the Garden Delights stamp set. Using this set ended up being difficult... because the phrases were all so wonderful, I wanted to use them all! To create my card, I cut a piece of 10" x 6" manila cardstock. I folded it 4" and 8" to create a tri-fold card. I tore the edge of the small flap. I applied Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, and Bundled Sage Distress Inks to both sides of the card. I brushed the edges and folds of both sides with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Tammy Tutterow Quietfire Post 2

I tore a 2" x 9 1/2" strip of vellum. I adhered the vellum band around the outside of the card so that it wrapped around the front, back, and onto the flap. I stamped my sentiment on the front of the vellum so that it was on the center left front of the card. I accented the script with Peeled Paint Distress Ink applied with a waterbrush. The color helped make the sentiment pop out. I embellished the flap of the card with a small bundle of vintage millinery pieces tied together with a bit of vintage ribbon. I stamped a few random bees on the front of the card as well.

 Tammy Tutterow Quietfire Post 3

I covered the inside back of the card with a piece of handmade paper by Adorn It. I added a bit of ink to it to tied it in with the rest of the card. I added a few more bees to tie the inside design to the front (and because those little bees are crazy cute!!). Thank you so much for joining me today! I will be back again later in the month with some other projects to share with you featuring more Quietfire stamps!

 tammy tutterow

{We are honoured to have Tammy guest designing for us!
You may check out her site

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thank You - Gratitude - Easel Gelli Bkg'rd

card size closed: 7"w x 5"h
Yogi here today with my favorite backgrounds - Gelli Prints & dye inks... (PS - click on any image to enlarge - enjoy)

Creating the Gelli Print: I used Memento dye ink pads, but any juicy dye ink pad will work on cheap cold press watercolor paper.

I pounced "Dandelion" all over the Gelli plate, then did about 4 pounces of each of the next colors, overlapping them and angling my pad for each pounce "Tangelo", "Teal Zeal", "Lilac Posies". Then I brayered the Gelli plate to blend the square edges from the dye pads. Be careful if you brayer too much you'll get MUD... so just once or maybe twice over any area. Place a stencil over the Gelli Plate (Prima 12 x 12 #960445 - dots/circles) and pounce with a clean piece of paper towel to remove some of the dye ink from the opening in the stencil. Remove stencil and lightly mist with water and pull your print. Dry.

Don't bother cleaning your Gelli plate if you do more printing, adds character to subsequent prints. BIG GRIN

Then eCut my "Thank You" word. Carefully removed it from my mat, keeping all the little pieces (don't lose them...). I applied some Distress "Peacock Feathers" on the word only, and clear embossed.

Cut another piece of cardstock (white) the same size as my card front. Applied double side tape all over it and adhered the cut out Gelli plate print to it. I then inserted the embossed word and started inserting the little drop out pieces. When done, you can run your finger over the whole piece and it will be just one layer, no raised areas.

The white area you see above is the area where I still have to insert the drop out pieces and shows the double sided tape showing through.

I trimmed down my Gelli eCut piece. Wrapped a piece of pink twine around twice, adhering it to the back. Adhered the white lace around both side edges and top area using Allene's glue.

Die cut the flowers (Marianne Creatables LR0162) from some cheap felt (Michael's store) & hand painted canvas material I had left over from some journal projects. Shaped them and adhered the bottoms with hot glue, then hot glued them to the card.

Die cut the leaves (Memory Box "Sonora Rose") from another Gelli print background. This die has embossed vein leaves, so I lightly swiped the Peacock pad over the the leaves (the veins show up more now). Shaped them with a large balled stylus on a foam mat and adhered with the glue gun.

Added some floral buttons I picked up at the last sewing show. The dragonfly is a Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam cut out which I sprinkled with glitter. I added the white pearl heart shape (K&Co adhesive gems pkg.)

Adhered to the front of my my easel folded deep pink card.

 Stamped the lace floral background (Harmonie stamps) using Versafine Toffee and embossing with white embossing powder direct to floor.

Stamped the quote on a small piece of the Gelli background using Verafine Black Onyx and clear embossing. Trimmed close.

Die cut the border 3 times from a left over piece of the card using  (Marianne Creatables CR1242), then splicing them together. Adhered to floor with a double layer of 3D foam tape.

As a final touch added some pearl flourishes from the K&Co pkg & a small bow..

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Releases! Illuminations / Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme / Window Card

Hi Y'all! Robyn here today Illuminated, herbed and humming!

Going or not! to Scarborough Fair, you will want to get both the new herb stamps  and the Illuminations  to guild your Italic Caps and your home decor!
This project can also be folded and mailed. The backs of the cards are blank for personal messages, or more stamping!


Begin by creating the cut files.
I save everything, even what I don't need to cut and make notes on the file and  set them to no cut.

Here the the cut pieces ready to assemble.

Decorate your cards as you will, and attach the ribbon with the Dotz and add your backing piece.

When you have everything lined up adhere your front cover piece.

Here are some close ups of the four herb panels.

Are you humming yet?

Click on them for bigger images.

Comments and questions always welcomed!
Some back story and out takes on my blog.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Stamps Release: Illuminations 1

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We have new stamps!

Illuminations have been on my to-do list for a few years.  I kept stalling because traditionally letter decoration is done uniquely for each letter.  So I had to stop thinking like a calligrapher and do something that would work for every letter of the alphabet.

What is an illuminated letter?  In the most strict sense, it is a letter gilded with gold leaf, but the term now encompasses any decorated letter.  Here are a few historical examples. I won't start into the historical lecture! I can see you nodding off already....

Capital letters, Double Stroke, full sheetOur Illuminations 1 consists of four different decorations designed to compliment the Quietfire Capital Double Stroke Letters.  We go from traditional, semi-traditional, floral and contemporary funky.

The first of our set is similar to a 16th Century design found in an illuminated manuscript.  Robyn will posting very soon sharing how she's used that.
The intertwined vines are a William Morris-type design.

The floral is the Barberry from our front yard!  I adore the graceful drape of the branches (it looks lovely, but it's a lethal plant with really sharp spines).

The last design is reminiscent of designs by calligrapher Sherry Kiesel and may be used as a standard square shape or rotated to be used as a diamond.  Don't worry if the letters stretch outside the box - literally!  Create to your hearts content!

We hope you enjoy Illuminations for whatever projects you are working on.  We look forward to seeing what you do with them!  Watch over the next few weeks as the Design Team weaves their magic with our new stamps.
Happy creating! Suzanne
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