Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Winsday - Vintage Kraft Kit

This week we're celebrating vintage and all things kraft.

We"ve assembled a variety of papers and goodies so you may mix and match them to a set of scrumptious kraft cards and envelopes.  You may find the Vintage Kraft kit on the website here.

This set includes:
4 Kraft Cards and matching Envelopes
4 sheets of Tim Holtz Distress 9x9" double-sided papers
1 piece of textured kraft paper
1 piece of corrugated kraft paper
1 piece of Tim Holtz Linen Ribbon
1 piece of  Wrinkled 1/2" wide white ribbon
1 hand charm and
1 Quietfire Rubber stamp "Fill Your Paper"

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Artwork by Wanda Hentges

Artwork by Wanda Hentges

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Monday, September 22, 2014

...Always be my friend....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with another card using the brandnew Quietfire stamps.
I love adding a a sentiment to my projects and these new stampsets are...well...simply GREAT!

Today I'm sharing with you all a notebook I made using the Quietfire "Always be my friend" (SKU5615) stampset.
Don't tell Suzanne Cannon, but I'm going to send it to her as a little gift ;-)

The base is a simple black A5 size notebook I bought at a dollar store.
These are always great to give them a scrap-stamp-make-over.

I love distressing the edges of my cardstock and find the Tim Holtz paper distresser a great tool to get that torn effect.
First I glued a layer of distressed kraft cardstock upon the notebook.
Then a clean cut white layer.
And the third layer is distressed + inked.

For the label I used Spellbinders templates:
- S4-424 Gold Labels 34
- S4-416 Labels 34

To make the sentiment label:
  1. Cut Labels 34 #6 (with #1 being the smallest die-template) from red cardstock
  2. Layer Labels 34 #6 and Gold Labels 34 #6 and cut + emboss from white cardstock.
  3. Leave the templates on the cardstock and stencil the label using an Ink blending tool and a Distress inkpad color Brushed Corderoy. Tip: use some removable tape to keep the template in place during cutting.
  4. Glue upon the red label.
  5. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock.
  6. Position Labels 34 #4  over the stamped sentiment and cut + emboss + stencil.
  7. Glue the sentiment label upon the larger label using foam tape for an extra dimensional effect.

The notebook was finished using lots of mulberry flowers, leaves, stamens and...a large bow.

I hope you have enjoeyd my project an I'm looking forward to your comments.


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.


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.


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


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


Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!


Project Supplies:

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.)
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 15, 2014


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!
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!




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... 
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