Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January Designer Challenge - Elizabeth Craft Designs

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge for January is "You Fill My Heart", just in time for Valentine's Day!  

I wanted to use this simple thought which says it all....  You're never getting rid of me!  ;-)   I chose delicate colours, I even used the same paper to cut Forever that I used on the background.  A black diecut used as a dropshadow made all the difference!

For today's challenge, Elizabeth Craft Designs will be giving away Gift Card 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! 

Here is how you can make this card.  It's so simple. Choosing the paper is fun!

1.       Form a 6 x 7” side fold card base from pink cardstock.  Cut a green panel measuring 4.75 x 5.5” and a white mat that is about 1/8” larger.  Adhere panels together with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere the panels to the card base with foam squares to give some dimension.
2.       Die cut Believe from white cardstock, Forever from green cardstock and the flourished heart from pink cardstock.  Die cut all three dies from black cardstock as well. 
3.       Layer the words together so the black diecut is slightly offset.  Designer tip: make sure each of the black diecuts is offset the same way (distance offset and direction of offset) in each pair of diecuts!  You don’t have to use lots of Glue Dots, just a few placed in the widest parts of the letters.
4.       Use Glue Dots to adhere Believe and Forever to the green panel as shown.  Cut small pieces of the Kool Tak Clear Foam to raise up the heart as shown so it appears to float above.  Voila! You’re done!
5.       Give the card to someone you love!
This would make an wonderful wedding card when done in white!

Thanks for dropping by for a peak.  Don’t forget to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to be eligible for their giveaway!

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Believe  QFD | ECD
Forever   QFD | ECD
Calligraphic Elements 2   QFD | ECD
Beacon Kids Only Glue  ECD
Clear Double Sided Adhesive  ECD

Micro Glue Dots
Maja Designs Papers – Sofiera collection and other pink
White cardstock
Black cardstock
Ranger Distress Ink – Mahogany
Ranger Ink Blending Tool

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape

Monday, January 29, 2018

With very leaf a miracle...

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a spring card.
I used the "autumn"stampset "Leaves" to show you you can also make a spring card with the set.
Simply use bright (fresh leaf) colours to color the stamped leaves (instead of orange, yellow and brown) and voila....
For the background I used the dandelion stamp from the stampset "A rustle in the wind"and stamped with yellow ink for the spring-effect.
And added a bright pink layer for even more spring-feeling :-).

Used materials:

  • Quietfire Design: Leaves #6082 (set of 6 stamps), A Rustle in the Wind #5593 (set of 4 stamps).
  • cardstock: white, pink
  • Black inkpad, acryllic stamp block
  • for coloring: distress inks
  • 3D foam tape, tape runner

I hope you like the card.
Thanks for stopping by
and wishing you a happy crafty day!

Hugs from Holland,

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The moment a child is born....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a cute baby card.
Being such a wonderful and loving Quietfire Design quote the stamp "The Moment a Child is Born"is, I could not resist making a cute baby card with it.
And of course perfectly to be combined with the Quietfire Design  - A Way with Stencils -  Heart and Paw prints.

To make the card:

  • stencil the hearts onto some white cardstock using an ink blending tool and pink (chalk) ink.
  • dab some pink ink onto the bottom of the card as well.
  • Stamp the Quietfire sentiment stamp using black ink.
  • die-cut the pram and the bunny and adhere using 3D foam squares.
  • embellish with liquid pearls, pearls and rhinestones.
  • Mat upon blue cardstock and then upon a white card base.

Used materials:

I hope you like the card.
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Valentine's Gift Box for You

I am getting started early on a couple of gifts i want to give this year for Valentines day so today i am sharing one of them i did to upcycle a box i found left over from Christmas.   I just got a brand new pad of paper from Kaiser craft so i paired it with one of my favorite Quietfire stamp sets called "Just for You" and made this pretty flowered box that i can fill with something special to give.  And it doesn't have to be pink... sometimes it's more special to give them gifts in what colors they love :)

As you can see this is a beautiful set of flourished stamp sentiments with lots of cute words in it to use for Valentines or any special projects that you might need to make to give away.

Here is a closeup of the box and that beautiful "Love You" sentiment.  I made that cute flower from one of Becca Feeken's new dies and also the label that i stamped the sentiment on.  It has lots of old fashioned vintage charm.  And there is lots more from all of our team in the weeks ahead so be sure and check back for more inspiration from all of us.  Have a wonderful week.



Becca Feeken Lily Pearl Flat Fold Flower
Becca Feeken Breanna's Corset Label Die Set

Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy collection

Adhesives:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Paper trimmer, scissors, blue ink, white cardstock, ribbons

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Memories Scrapbook Layout with Triangles

Hello, Connie Nichol here with a scrapbook layout using the Quietfire Designs 'Memories' metal cutting die for the page title. 

Many times when I have only one small photo to document an event, I scrapbook it on an 8.5 x 11 size paper.  It comes together much more quickly, is easy to run through an inkjet printer if needed and there is not so much dead space.  For this layout, I just punched a bunch of little triangles out of scraps of patterned paper and then sewed across the base of them to create the background.  A little gold thread, a handful of gold sequins and a die cut Memories page title means that this memory will be collected in my scrapbook forever.  Get those pictures off of your phone or out of a shoebox and document the memories on paper while you still remember when the picture was taken and who was in it.   We often forget these things very quickly.

Supplies Used:  Paperhouse Productions patterned paper and sticker, Quietfire Design metal cutting die, Ranger spray ink, gold thread, sequins, Brother sewing machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love Script - Music Expresses That - Keyboard Easel card

Yogi here today and I thought I'd get a Valentine's card done...

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Baby Love Script" set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a quote and sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design ("Music Expresses That..."); ("Valentine-Love" 8pce set) 

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Folded my white 8.5 x 11 cardstock in half and hand cut the base card, scored along the center fold line to create the easel structure (bottom image). Cut another piece same size as front and adhered to front. Finished card size is 7"w x 5"h

Cut the upper heart from white cardstock and sponged/inked all over with Distress Oxides "Worn Lipstick" , misted with water.

Made sure the heart was totally dry, also used an antic static bag and stamped the quote minus the word "music" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed - making sure the stamping would not interfere with the keyboard. Adhered to front. (don't need a full heart as the bottom section is covered with the keyboard)

Stamped the "music" word on a piece of white cardstock with the black and clear embossed. Trimmed down and added picots to either end. Adhered diagonally to heart.

Cut the curvy piece from white cardstock and drew vertical lines using a black marker at 4/10" increments.

Cut a bunch of black strips 3/10"w and glue them appropriately to the keyboard, cutting off the excess. Adhered to card front.
On the Floor: Cut another wavy piece from white cardstock, sponged inked with the worn lipstick, misted with water.

Made sure the piece was dry and stamped the sentiment with the black and clear embossed.

Die cut the "Love" from a white and a black cardstock. Adhered both layers together, slightly offset, then adhered to wavy piece.

Adhered wavy piece to floor using 3D foam tape to act as my stopper. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mixed Media Valentine's Card

Hello and a Happy Monday to You!!!  Yes, Mondays can be happy... if we let them be :-)  

It's Wanda (Art By Wanda) here today to share a Valentine's mixed media card using products from Suzanne's A Way With Words line from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

I started with a 5" square of watercolor paper adding Grit-Paste through the hearts of the Hearts & Paw Prints Sprays Stencil in 3 lines flipping the stencil for the center line so the hearts sit together better.

Once the paste was dry I added color with Distress Spray Stains.  The Brushed Pewter was dripped on instead of being sprayed on.  I was heavy handed when spraying the Tattered Rose and Picket Fence getting puddles of color and allowing colors to blend and run and then dried it with a heat tool.

I deepened the color around the edges with Distress Ink Fired Brick.

Next I added embossing around the edge with Fran-tage Powder.  I rubbed an embossing ink pad on the edge, added the powder and heated.  When the edges were done I added some random spots/piles of powder on the card and heated it from underneath so I didn't blow the powder around.  I love these spots as you can really see the different grains in the powder.

"love you" (Love & Hearts Collection) is stamped on white cardstock with Archival Ink Jet Black.  I then drew a heart around the words, cut it out and added embossing.  Since I loved those spots of embossing on the card so much, I put more powder on the edges of the heart and heated it from the bottom.  I did get a few specks in the center but thought it looked fine for the card.

Gold mesh ribbon and cheesecloth start my grouping.

"love" from the Baby Love cutting die set was cut from red cardstock.

I made the Garden Notes Rose 2 flower for my card.  There is a video on the Elizabeth Craft Designs You Tube channel for this flower Here.  I used green cardstock for the stem, cutting 2 to layer.  Shading was done with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Highlights with Pan Pastel Bright Yellow Green.  The pieces for the rose and rosebud were cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink Worn Lipstick.  For the rose I punched a small circle and built my flower on that because once it was built I sprayed it and the pieces for the bud with Ranger Mica Spray Pearl.  This way I could spray the rose without spraying everything else.  I attached the stem to the card, glued on the rose and built the bud right on the card. 

The love you heart was attached with foam tape.  I also added some wet glue onto the tape so it would press through the cloth and ribbon giving a good bond to the card.

The red hearts are Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mirrored Hearts colored with Red Pepper Alcohol Ink.

In this picture you can see the shimmer from the Mica Spray on the rose.  I also added some dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops Honey Gold onto the card.  You can see a couple in this picture.

I'm very pleased with how this card came out!!!  I hope you are too!!

Thanks for following along and, please, if you have time, leave us a comment.

Hugs, Wanda

Friday, January 12, 2018

"Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom"

Hello Crafty Friends!

It may be January but my thoughts have turned to spring.  I love the beauty of spring gardens as they are full of bright bulbs and cheep-cheep-cheeping birds.  Spring garden life is captivating.  Seeing the earth awakening from the winter sleep and new plants bursting from the soil carpet is amazing.  Life is truly magical.

Garden magic inspired today's card.  I wanted to make something bright, beautiful and magical.  Fairies are definitely all three and Suzanne's fairy stamp set, Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom, was the focal point of the card front.

Nothing Can Be Truer, Set of 2 - Mounted
Card instructions:
  1. Create a top fold card base using white card stock.
  2. Cut and mat purple glitter paper.
  3. Cut patterned paper smaller than mat in step 2.  Outline using gold marker (optional).  Mount to card front.
  4. Die cut white card stock and mount.
  5. Cut and mat purple glitter paper to white die cut using double faced foam tape.
  6. Cut patterned paper smaller than mat in step 5.  Outline using gold marker (optional) and mount to card front.
  7. Use ornate die to cut purple card stock.  Mount.
  8. Stamp quote onto white card stock using purple ink.  Die cut and outline using gold marker (optional).  Mount to card front using double faced foam tape.
  9. Create bow and mount using liquid adhesive.  Adhere tag.  Apply Stickles at will.
  10. Apply sparkly gems.
  11. Decorate inside of card as desired.  (Below are the inside views of my card.  It is nice to create a pocket using patterned paper- just in case you would like to use the card as a gift card holder.  The white card stock is also not stamped yet- it is left open for a Quietfire sentiment stamp.)
The quote is so sweet!  
Isn't the stamp lovely?  I can't help but smile when I read it.

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the happy card.
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,

Monday, January 8, 2018

Together forever....

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the Quietfire Design blog.
With a new year begun it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day cards.
Yvonne here sharing a "love themed"card, using one of my many most favorite Quietfire design stamps ;-)

Used materials:

  • Quietfire Design: Together forever #6390 (red rubber mounted stamp)
  • cardstock: white, pink, patterned
  • die-cuts, mulberry flowers, ribbon, rhinestones
  • paper trimmer, scissors
The card is really easy to make...it's all about simple layering.
First stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and then position a die-template over it to choose the best place for the sentiment before die-cutting.
Use soft  colored cardstock for creating a romantic card.
Layer the die-cut using 3D foam squares for a 3D effect and finish the card with flowers, leaves, ribbon and some sparkling rhinestones.

Uhmmmm....while making my card and playing with my stamp I simply could not resist...
(p.s. it's temporary/just Archival ink!) ;-)

Well, I hope you got inspired to start making your own Valentine's Day cards.
Thanks for stopping by and
wishing you a happy, crafty day!

Hugs from Holland,

Because I am thankful

Today is my first post for the this brand new year and i decided to start in with a Valentine card.  Quietfire Design carries beautiful dies in their online shop that you can pair with their stamps so for my card i use the "Because" die for the outside and stamped " I am thankful for all you do" on the inside.  I used new Valentine papers from Bo Bunny and cut out the sentiment in the same shade of deep rose to match.  I especially love the flowers on both edges and how it really makes the die cut pop across the center.

The stamp on the inside i used from the set called "I don't tell you often enough".  

It's a great set that has lots of other beautiful sentiments you can use for so many other cards to send throughout the year.  It even has i love you for Valentines day! It's a definite must have...

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!  Teresa

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