Monday, October 20, 2014

Friends Are Those Rare People!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a 5x7” card to share using the newly redesigned stamp, Friends Are Those Rare People (which now comes mounted on cling).

I used the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection for the background papers and flower.  The sentiment was stamped on cream cardstock (to coordinate with the card base) in Potting Soil, then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Ovals.  The bottom oval was die cut/embossed with the new Oval Bliss.


The ribbon came out of my stash jar (already dyed so I don’t remember the color of ink), but I did want pink (October Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to match the flower.  This is my reminder to all you ladies out there to schedule your mammograms and be screened.  The ladies in my family have gone together annually for the last 10+ years.  We get our screenings, have lunch and make a day of it.  If you haven’t schedule your screening yet, please do so!


That’s all for me today . . .  thanks for stopping by and joining me!


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Friday, October 17, 2014


Hi Everyone! This is Holly, and I'm sharing a couple cards today that have the same masked design, yet look so different.

I began by cutting my tree mask, using MAPLE TREE-FOUR SEASONS
e-cut file. You get SO MUCH with this file! I just need the tree today.

I laid the tree mask on white card stock, off to the side a bit, then sponged on DISTRESS INKS, peeled paint, fired brick and stormy sky. I applied the inks more heavily around the tree and card edges. Using the same inks, I stamped the leaves randomly, hoping for a breezy day look. The sentiment was stamped with jet black ARCHIVAL INK. The sentiment and leaves are from HOW BEAUTIFULLY THE LEAVES GROW OLD stamp set. Love it!
On a scrap of white card stock, I stamped a few more leaves, cut them out, and stuck them to the lower area of the card.

So simple, I had to give you another one.

The second card starts with stamping Friendship is a Sheltering Tree (FRIENDSHIP QUOTEMARKS SET) all over the white card stock, using dried marigold and antique linen distress inks. The tree mask was placed over the stamping, again to the left side a bit, then sponged over with faded jeans, broken china and chipped sapphire distress inks. 
Two stamps from THE WOODS WOULD BE VERY SILENT  were stamped on white card stock, then cut with Spellbinders CLASSIC OVALS. The ovals were sponged around the edges with more antique linen and dried marigold ink. All three pieces were then edged with jet black archival ink by rolling the edges against the ink pad.
The ovals were attached with foam tape and black gems were added to the card base.

I hope you try masking. It provides an easy background for your card.

Thank you for looking today!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old

Hello!  Kathy Jo here sharing a fall card using the exquisite new stamp from Quietfire, How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old.  
How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old, Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted
The black card stock base was die cut using Spellbinders' Timeless Rectangles.  Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale paper was used for the rest of the card.  Spellbinders' Elegant Ovals and Classic Ovals were used for the sentiment.  The sentiment was heat embossed in black as shown.  
Seam binding was dyed using Distress Stain in Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.  A wee maple leaf was die cut using Spellbinders Little Leaf Sets and colored using Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade.  Stickles was applied to the leaf and the frame.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the autumn card using the newly released stamp from Quietfire.  Be sure to check out the other new won't be disappointed!

Have a great day!
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Winsday - Wine is Sunlight

Wine is Sunlight
Both Yvonne and Teresa have made beautiful creations in the last week using our new Wine is Sunlight stamp set, so it's our giveaway this week!

This set is perfect for a card when gifting a bottle of wine.  (If you ask me, the cards are better than the wine!!)

Good luck!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Gifts for Wine lovers

There are lots of new projects being shared with all the new release of stamps
 coming out this month and i jumped at the chance to create with the 
brand new Wine is sunlight stamps too.  
To be quite honest i was only going to do the coasters but then i started 
stamping and had so much fun i kept on going with them.

Living in Southern California we have lots of winery's scattered 
everywhere and now that wine bars have become a social place to
 be there are lots more of them starting up again.  So i decided to 
make a few tags and the coasters so that i have some special ones
 to give for gifts maybe for the holidays.

The coasters are actually really easy to do and i used Tsukinko Momento 
Luxe ink on them for mixed media projects and it worked really great.  
I used watercolor markers to color in the design on it but i think that sharpies
 would be better when you finish them with a decoupage glaze to seal them.
Mine ran a little but i like it.  I also added a backing of pretty wine colored 
paper and sealed that too.  These would be a great gift to tuck in along with
 that bottle of wine you are sharing at the party.....

This tag was really fun to do.  I cut it out with a new Spellbinders die
and stamped the beautiful sentiment in the center.  Then i inked it with pink
and lavender inks to match and finished it with ribbons and pearls and 
a few roses that i had in my stash.  The little bits of gold are done by
sprinkling on the powder on the top and heating from underneath.
it's a fun trick and you can really fancy up your projects by doing it.

Here is the stamp set just so you can see all of them together!
It's a good one so be sure and order yours to have fun with today :)

Happy Monday...Teresa

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wine is bottled poetry....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a bottle label using the ever so gorgeous new Quietfire "Wine is Sunlight" stamps (#6463).
I do like a good glass of wine and when going to visit friends I like to gift a bottle.
Plain giftwrapping is a bit boring (everyone can predict what's inside the paper) so I like to add handmade labels to the bottles I gift.
These labels are really easy and fun to make.

Simply cut a rectangle piece of paper and die-cut a circle on one end (if the hole is too big, simply mat with a smaller die-cut circle on the back of the label)
Then fold the label.
For this label I also chose to emboss it: put the to be embossed part between the embossing folder and run through your machine.
Then start dresing up your label anyway you like.

For this label I stamped the "Wine is bottled Poetry" onto white cardstock and then die-cut/embossed/stencilled a circle.

Glue some ruffled, aged old paper behind the circle.
Cut a banner and ink the edges.
Die-cut/emboss/paint a grey ornament. Glue the banner to the back of  the grey ornament.
Use foam squares to stack all layers.

Used materials:
- Quietfire Wine is Sunlight (#6463) stamps
- Spellbinders Standard Circles Small (S4-116), M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice (EG-003), Majestic Circles (S4-409)
- Black Archival ink
- Distress inkpad Brushed Corderoy and an Ink blending tool
- white, cream and grey cardstock
- some old book pages, mulberry flowers and leaves, some lace, self-adhesive Pearls, satin bow
- glue, scissors and 3D foam squares.

I hope you like the idea and am looking forward (as always!) to your comments.

Have a nice day and 'till next time,

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Guest Designer - Judi Kauffman

After Judi Kauffman finished her project for the Quietfire Design/Walnut Hollow Blog Hop that ran from September 29 - October 3, she kept going (as is her habit) and made a batch of cards as a bonus for me to share. 

Same method - collage, stamping, some peel-offs and Glitter Flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs - but this time instead of wood she chose cardstock as the surface. 

Love how she combined several polka dot patterns. She said she picked dots to repeat the feel of the small berries in the peel-offs. 

 Cards are A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inches). 


Thanks, Judi, these look like they were a lot of fun to make.

Always Be My Friend
Twirl & Enjoy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Napkin Fold Card - A Smile is the Best

Yogi here today with a napkin fold card structure I came across recently and have been having fun making them... so I thought you might enjoy it too. The nitty gritty instructions for the structure are at the bottom of this post.

I scored and folded my pink marbled paper as per instructions. Added pieces of the heavily embossed cardstock as accents and the other areas I painted with Distress Acrylic Daubers "Victorian Velvet".

Used Martha Stewart punch around the page punch set "Deco Fan".

Created the center strip wide enough for my ribbon, plus a border to put my adhesive and plus the 2 punched borders out of 110# white cardstock. Wrapped it around my closed card to get where the folds would end up. Adhered my ribbon to the back section of the strip only in the area that would be adhered to the back of the card, leaving the rest of the ribbon loose. Now adhered the strip to the back of the card. I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock (rectangle shape) to enclose the loose ribbon and adhered them to the strip.


Stamped the quote (A smile is the best) on white cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx, clear embossed and die cut with Spellbinders circle die set. Sponged edges with a dirty pink sponge. Adhered to strip and added some white rhinestone stars.

On the inside: Stamped the tree line (Just For Fun "Pine Forest") using Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder. Cut a wavy shape on some post it notes and used them as masks sponging Distress "Tumbled Glass" and "Spun Sugar". Heat set.

Stamped the quote (Christmas waves a magic wand - revamped) with the black and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to inside of card adding some rhinestone stars.

Note: this quote is an updated version - a little larger too.

Check your punch set instructions to decide what size square you will work with.I used 10.25" square. I found the mid point (5 1/8"), then folded the sides toward the mid point (3 1/16"). Repeated along the other side. (see dia #1)

Find your center point and mark with a light pencil.
Fold each corner point to the center, aligning your edges, and making sure your folds are square. (sorry, my diagram is a little lopsided...) (see dia #2)


Push the "C" & "D" folds inwards (mountain folds) to create the napkin fold. It will also force the "A" and "B" folds to align with the edges of the pink square on the outside. (see dia #3)

Finally, fold down the points to the edge of the card. It's at this point you unfold everything and punch around the edges.

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