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).


nattyboots said...

Beautiful cards

christi said...

cute cards. I love the how old ... stamp. it's one of my favorites. it invites you to be creative.

Valerie H. Marshall said...

Congratulations on your first post, Kathy Jo!!! What a stunning set of cards! I just love the combination of shapes and colors in the 'mothers' card - it's simply gorgeous!! I always find masculine cards difficult so I appreciate the inspiration you've shared with this one - it's fantastic!! You've showcased the sentiments perfectly!
Val :)

Robyn said...

I love your use of color and how you integrate all of the elements. Thanks Kathy Jo!

KVencel said...

Gorgeous cards, Kathy Jo! Thank you for sharing.
Also, thank you so much for allowing us to see what you placed inside your card. I have always wondered what sentiment to place inside after such beautiful words were used on the outside.

Yogi said...

both beautiful cards. Love the green layer on the first card. Have a great day

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Thank you for the sweet comments! Also, I will keep in mind to show the inside of cards. Sometimes the inside of a card can be as time consuming as the out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Thanks for leaving the lovely comment! :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Hi Christi! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comments! I agree...the How Old stamp is a favorite. It will be used on many cards to my friends and family this year. :)

Have a great day!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Thanks, Val! It was such fun making the "man card" at our Crafty Weekend!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comments.

Jutta said...

Congratulations Kathy Jo, both cards are wonderfully inspirational. Your Mother's Day card is vibrant, and elegant at the same time, love the perfect balance. The masculine birthday has just the right touch of whimsy with the blowing banners and bold colors that it will suit all ages. With a change of sentiment it will make a fine Fathers Day card too! TFS

Anonymous said...

Great cards Kathy Jo! I love all the layers on the birthday card!

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