Friday, March 16, 2018

Tangling with Joy

Many of you who visited the Quietfire booth in Edmonton will know my friend Susan! I met Susan when we both lived in Surrey, BC and our friendship has lasted through many years and moves.  She was one of my calligraphy students and she's a very determined lefty calligrapher.  Although she's not doing as much lettering as she used to, she still loves picking up pen and paper.  In the last year or so she's been Tangling.  When we visited at Christmas, she showed me her sketchbook filled with tangles and Zentagles.  It was amazing!

Joy- Fill 'er Up Stamp

So.  Fill 'er Up stamps from Quietfire + Zentagle Inspired Art in Susan's hands and we get this awesome artwork!

Susan stamped with Imagine Crafts StazOn ink then used a Sakura Pigma Pen to do the tangling.  She says she has been inspired by the books Totally Tangled by Sandy Seen Bartholomew and One Tangle a Day by Beckah Krahula.  She has also been inspired at - I get almost daily emails from them and find it overwhelming (because I want to do it, but will need to clone myself first)!  But it's a great place for inspiration.

Here are all the Fill 'er Up stamps for you to tangle in.  So far, there are eleven letters!

Fill 'er Up Caps

Here are some more from Susan's play time! Doesn't it just make you want to get out your pen and paper?
Happy creating and a big thanks to Susan for sharing!  (She had no idea these were going to become a blog post!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fairies and Flowers

Hi and it's so nice for you to drop by and see what is new on the Quietfire blog today.  It's Teresa here today with a share for all of you looking forward to spring coming in the weeks ahead.  I found some brand new paper called Cherry Blossoms from Prima and i thought it was a perfect match to go with the stamp i had called "A Rustle in the Wind".  This is a set of 4 stamps, 2 are sentiments and both are just adorable.  

To make my card i created a simple layered backround and then added a few beautiful die cuts in white to frame the sentiment.  Then i added some beautiful flowers from Prima and just a few pearls to make it sparkle a little more.  

I also did a card a while back with the bottom sentiment so i thought i would attach it below so that you can have 2 ideas for this set.  Its fun to add extra glitter to this one with stickles or even use some of that superfine glitter you have stashed away for something special.  

Monday, March 12, 2018

You are my Sunshine...

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a Spring card using two Quietfire Design stamp sets:
"Always be my Friend".

The card is all about stamping...both sentiment and background.

First stamp lots of butterflies onto white cardstock using green and grey inkpads and then trim the cardstock to the size you like.
Then use some brown and grey distress ink and an ink blending tool to alter the edges of the cardstock.
Glue the stamped background cardstock onto kraft cardstock (using 3D foam Squares) and then upon a white cardbase.

Stamp the  sentiment upon white cardstock using a black inkpad and cut a banner.
Mat the banner upon kraft cardtsock.
Glue the banner to the cardbase using 3D foam Squares.

Glue two flowers to the card and finally add some glitterglue to the butterfly wings.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Wishing you a wonderful and crafty day.

Hugs from Holland,

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Find yourself a cup of tea with Distress Oxides

Today I pulled out a couple of oldies but goodies... 

Ever since I saw this Find yourself a cup stamp, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  But then I got side tracked and never got to ink it up.  But today I sat down with purposeful intention and made this card that is perfect for old friends who might just happen to enjoy tea.

I used Distress Oxides to make a gradient of soft colors with which to die cut my teacup stack (by Poppystamps).  After carefully stamping my sentiment on the top right corner of my 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" white layer, I masked and sponged a line to make it look like my stack of cups were on a table.  I also added a bit of steam from the flourish die from the Calligraphic Elements 3 die set.

The best news about this oldie but goodie is that it is now a mounted stamp!  Yay!

Now I'm thinking this might be a cute little sign on a tiny easel next to some pretty tea cups.  Hmm...

Find Yourself a Cup - Mounted

Calligraphic Elements 3 - Metal Cutting Dies

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dark Pointed Firs and Beautiful Lake Louise Scrapbook Layout

Hello, it's Connie Nichol here today.  I seem to be on a bit of a Lake Louise scrapbooking binge lately, but it's not intentional.  This Quietfire Design quote stamp about dark pointed firs was just a perfect accent to these are pictures I snapped last month when I visited the mountains.  The trees were SO pretty after a huge snowfall!

I hand cut some triangles to simulate mountains and dabbed them with a bit of white molding paste.  The title combines the Way with Words die Beautiful along with some alphabet stickers.  Beautiful comes packaged with the die 'Amazing', which would also have worked on this layout.  And Lake Louise is truly a beautiful and amazing place at any time of the year.  Have a wonderful week.  I hope you are inspired to use the 'here and there the dark pointed firs' quote stamp for your winter layouts and don't hesitate to  combine word dies with alphabet stickers to come up with the perfect custom title for your page.  

Monday, March 5, 2018

Acrylic Paint on an Acrylic Block; Mothers Hold their Children's Hands

Hello!!!  It's Wanda (Art By Wanda) here today with a couple of cards to share including a tutorial for creating the background color.  It's hard to believe it's March already and as quickly as March has come, May will be here in a flash so it's not too early to think about Mother's Day.  My first card uses a stamp just perfect for that occasion.  

For my background I'm using acrylic paint, specifically Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics (colors - coral, orchid).  I put a small puddle of each color on my craft sheet.

I spread the color using my finger, blending where the colors came together, and making sure it was a large enough area for the acrylic block I wanted to use.

Press the acrylic block into the paint.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

"You are sunlight to my heart"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Kathy Jo here sharing a card using a classic Quietfire Design stamp, You are Sunlight:
You are Sunlight - Mounted
Isn't it the sweetest sentiment?  I remember the first time I used the stamp- it was on a card I made for a wonderful friend of mine.  That card was shared here on Quietfire Design on December 31, 2014!
Wow- time has flown!   Even though it was released a few years ago- like all Quietfire Design stamps- it is a timeless stamp to be used again and again.  This time I paired it up with the lovely heart die from the Calligraphic Elements 2 set:
Calligraphic Elements 2 - Metal Cutting Dies
I think the stamp and die were made for each other as they look so happy together.  :)
The flower ribbon is a beauty, too. The ribbon tucked under the heart is from the Prima ribbon set, Nature Garden Trimmings:
Nature Garden Trimmings
Oh!  And I had to add some bling that shimmers in the light.  The bling looks quite content on the heart:
The shaped card has several soft layers that allow the beautiful stamp and heart to be the focus of the card front.
I do hope you enjoyed the card...I know I enjoyed making it!  It felt great to pull out one of the Quietfire classics and create another project.

What are your favorite older Quietfire Design stamp sets?  Do you have a favorite one that you use often?  Or that makes your heart smile whenever you use it?

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

You were born to greatness

Hi and welcome to our blog today. It's Teresa here and I have a really special card i did for my niece to send her because she is a little down about going back to school to get her degree.  It's a hard thing and a huge leap of faith to quit your job and go back but she was born to greatness so this will be perfect to give her inspiration to reach her goals.

To make my card I used one of our new clear stamp sets and some special vintage papers that i just got.  The stamp set is called the "Soar Collection" and there are lots of beautiful stamps in the set.  I think you will really love to create with them. 

You all know that i love making vintage inspired things so using all these pretty muted colors with the butterflies fussy cut on it was really fun.  Sometimes things just work and the stamp says it all.
I added some extra flicks of Tim Holtz ink on it and also a touch of glitter spray.  Soooo fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you get a chance to hop over and see the new clear stamps.
Next time i will make a few things with the birthday set to share!!

Have a really nice day....

Oh and you can get this stamp set in the store >>> HERE

Monday, February 26, 2018

Thinking Of You - Star Stencil - If I Had A Star

Yogi here today and Suzanne asked us to use older stamps... No problem...  I have ust about all of Suzanne's stamps and love them all... BIG GRIN and I thought I'd combine it with one of Suzanne's stencils..

I'm using an A Way With Words die  "Thinking Of You" 3pce set & "Flourish Frame" 2pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

I'm also using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("If I Had A Star...")

And as mentioned a stencil "Stars & Butterflies spray" from Elizabeth Craft Designs also available on Quietfire Design HERE

Scored and folded my dark blue toned cardstock to create the easel. Cut another piece, same size as card and adhered to front.

Lay the stencil under a thin piece of cardstock and with the side of a dark blue colored pencil, colored the whole piece. Burnished with a piece of tissue paper, staying clear of the star spray.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

With my finger applied a very light coating of Dorland's wax medium (same as Micro Glaze) over my whole background. Burnished that as well, again staying clear of the stars.

Die cut the star frame border (Elizabeth Craft Designs), moving the die to create the size I needed. Adhered to star base and trimmed off the excess.

Adhered to card front.

On the floor: Die cut the "Thinking Of You" from a glossy white thick cardstock. Adhered to floor.

I had the flourished frame already cut in my stash, so trimmed it down to those two side elements. Adhered to floor.

Adhered some white star rhinestones to act as my stopper

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Celebrate and making a subtle background with stamps

Hello!  Diana here with a card that can be used for any celebratory occasion but feels like spring to me!  It's in the 70s today and it's FEBRUARY!  I like it.

But on to the card itself:
It's hard to see in some of the photos because the background is so subtle but that was what I wanted so that the beautiful Celebrate die cut would really pop.  I used the "Celebrate" clear stamp from the Happy Birthday collection to make my background.  I stamped it repeatedly on a white card stock and clear embossed.  Though the picture looks almost ivory there, it was the best picture that captured the clear embossing even though everything was done with Neenah white card stock.

The Celebrate and butterfly die cut were sponged with Distress oxide inks and then adhered to the front of the card.  I added a bit of adhesive rhinestone to my butterfly and voila, all done!

For a little big of extra sparkle, I went over all the die cuts with a clear glitter Wink of Stella pen.  It's so pretty and delicate in real life!

I hope you like it and it inspires to you to look through your stamps to see what would make a great background!

Happy Birthday Collection - Clear Stamps
Happy Birthday collection (clear stamps) available from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design

Celebrate - Metal Cutting Die
Celebrate metal die available from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design

Butterfly Flourish - Metal Cutting Dies

Butterfly Flourish metal die  available from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easter Blessings - Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge

This month's challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog is to create a project with an Easter theme. Make sure you hop over to their blog to be eligible for a giveaway. For today's challenge, Elizabeth Craft Designs will be giving away Gift Cards to use on their website to 3 lucky winners!  To enter, simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge Blog Post!  Good luck!  (I like comments here, too!!!)

I chose to work with a pink palette, using a subtle difference between the frame and the background in order to emphasize Blessings.  The butterfly is telling us that big changes are coming as the spring arrives and the earth wakens from its winter sleep.

Here is how you can make this card!

Supplies with links:
Blessings Prayers  QuietfireElizabeth Craft Designs
Flourished Frame  Quietfire |  Elizabeth Craft Designs
Butterfly Flourish  Quietfire |  Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape   Elizabeth Craft Designs
Soft Finish Cardstock 100lb  Elizabeth Craft Designs


Maja Designs papers


  1. Form a 7x6" tent fold card base from dark pink card stock. Cut a medium pink panel measuring 6 x 4 3/4" and mat with a pale blue card stock measuring about 1/8" larger on all sides.  Cut another mat from white measuring about 1/8" larger than the pale blue card stock on all sides. Adhere all the panels together.
  2. Die Cut the Flourished Frame from a pale pink card stock.  Die cut one Blessings and the butterfly from white card stock.  Die cut another Blessings from dark pink card stock.
  3. Adhere the two Blessings together with the darker one behind and slightly offset to form a drop shadow.
  4. Adhere all elements to the panels as shown and attach this to the card front with foam adhesive.
It's an easy card!  You can make it your own, by changing the colour of the card stock, or hand colouring each element.  Have fun!

Thanks for visiting! Don't forget to enter the giveaway at Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge Blog Post!

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