Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello everyone! Welcome back!  It's Day 2 of the Quietfire - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop and Giveaway!  Are you all tuned up for more goodness?  Excellent!  Make sure you enter to win the prizes - read on to the end of the post for details!

Our first card today is from Diana, our Queen of CAS!  She makes the most elegant cards where the message just pops out.

Hi, everyone!  It's Diana here today to share with you my card for this hop.  I made a Christmas card with some very classic colors and papers - they were a  perfect backdrop to this beautifully lettered Christmas quote by Suzanne.
I started by stamping in black Versafine ink on a sheet from K and Company EB Visions of Christmas paper and embossing over the black ink in clear.  I then die cut the quote out with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  I use the Scrapbook Adhesive foam squares to pop up the layer.  The matting layers were also from the same paper stack.   


What's a Christmas card without some gold?  I added some gold foiling by cutting up strips of Scrapbook Adhesive Sheets and burnishing the gold foil sheet (from the 3D Foam Christmas Shapes kit) over them.  I love the subtle look of it.    I added a bow with some garnet seam binding.

Quietfire DesignChristmas Eve was A Night of Song

 Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Supplies
3D Foam Squares white mix
Adhesive Sheets 4x6 
EZ Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser #01200 3D Foam Christmas Shapes 

Others:  Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles

Connie is our scrapbooker and has created this sweet fun page to inspire and make us smile!

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring some fussy cut patterned paper and lots of dimension from 3D foam adhesive.

The patterned paper is a leftover sheet from a line called ‘Where the Wild Things Are” and although the theme didn’t really go with the enlarged photograph I wanted to scrapbook, the colours were perfect!!   So all I need was fussy cut bits of the leaves from a sheet of the patterned paper and tucked them under the photo.  To make the layout really pop, I used 3D foam squares, both small and large to pop up some of the leaves, as well as the monsters and the stamped ‘We do not remember days’ quote.


For the title, I die cut Friends from a piece of white cardstock and  adhered it to the photo by rolling up small Dodz adhesive dots and applying them to the back of the die cut.  This is a very non-messy way of adhering a detailed die cut which also gives a little bit of dimension.

Quietfire Design:
Friends metal cutting die
We do not remember days stamp
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:EZ Runner Permanent Strips Dispenser  
3D Foam Squares  White Mix
Dodz Adhesive Dots Small

Other supplies:  Bazzill cardstock, Paper House Productions patterned paper and monster die cut, Clearsnap ink.

If you missed our other blog hop day, no problem! Visit:

Day 1, click: Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop and Giveaway – Day 1! and our Day 1

We're giving away three prizes valued at $25 each. Make sure you enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter thingy below!  Then hop over to our Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L creative colleagues by clicking HERE to enter their giveaway!

Enter to win by leaving a comment through the Rafflecopter App. A winner will be randomly picked. International entries are welcome.

Love Joy Peace Ornaments - Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today with the Elizabeth Craft Designs October Designer Challenge.  We’re doing CHRISTMAS this month.  Here is the link to all the projects!

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners  
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What are your favorite projects to create during the holiday season?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

For my project I thought I’d share a way expand was to use your Love Joy Peace die set by creating  some hanging ornaments.  There is nothing like a little sparkle to catch the Christmas lights!

Here is how you can make these, too!

Supplies:  Click here to purchase directly from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc.  (image links below)
A Way With Words Love Joy Peace Ornament  Quietfire Design
Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Silver Gold, Teal Blue & Diva, Bright Cranberry & Go-To Green
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Fine Pointed Tweezers

Others: White cardstock, Tombow Mono or Beacon Kids Choice Glue, thread or cord or wire


1.       Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive to cardstock.  Die cut ornament and Joy (or Peace or Love!) with the release paper facing up.  Die cut the same dies again, but flip the cardstock over before cutting so the release paper is facing down.  Designer Note:  The ornament, and the words of course, have a front side and a backside and we want both sides to glitter!

2.       Choose glitter colours.  You can use the same colour for everything if you wish! I chose to use a different coloured glitter for the ornament and the word.  I reversed the colours on the backside of the ornament, but you don’t have to be that complicated!!

3.       Remove the release paper and apply glitter in desired colours.  Brush off excess glitter and polish the glittered surface with your finger to bring out the shine.  Be gentle so you don’t deform the diecuts.

4.       Place the ornament glitter-face down.  Lay wire (or thread or cord - or if you have fishing line, try that!) down the middle of the ornament and apply glue to the back of the ornament.  I used wet glue for this as it gives a little more open time to slide the backside of the other ornament into perfect alignment.  You are trapping the wire between the layers.

5.       Do the same with the word die and trap the cord between the layers.  Allow everything to dry.  If you get some white cardstock showing, simply use a coloured marker to disguise it!  Designer Tip: Try die cutting the ornament and words from cardstock of a colour similar to the glitter you are using.

6.       Trim the cord at the bottom and form a loop (or hook if you’re using wire) to finish. 
You can attach this ornament to the front of a card - it would mail flat!
I photographed these ornaments against a white background, but under normal circumstances you wouldn't notice the wire up the middle of the ornament.  Let me know what you decide to use for a hanger!
Merry Christmas!  Happy creating, Suzanne
Here is a photo of the back of the ornaments!  They look just as nice! (Sometimes, depending on the glue, the words will spin in the center of the ornament.  Sweet!)


Monday, October 16, 2017

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog Hop Day 1

We're so lucky to be playing along this week with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®!  We're going to have lots of inspiration from two whole design teams and the goodness will continue all week.  Make sure you enter to win the prizes - read on to the end of the post for details!

We'll start with our Yogi who is the Queen of Easel Cards. The great thing about easel cards is you can see the inside and outside of the card at the same time.

I'm using an A Way With Words dies "Brrrr" and sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design. ("A Whisper on My Nose..."); ("Let It Snow Snowman" 5pce set)

Scored, folded my deep blue cardstock to create the easel. Cut another piece same size as card and adhered to front using the EZ Runner Permanent Adhesive.

I raided my stash of Oxide backgrounds I made a while back... Trimmed down and adhered to front offset.

Die cut some snowflake borders (Memory Box "Frosty Border") from white cardstock. Inked with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow". Pieced 2 together and adhered to left edge.

Adhered three adhesive backed foam snowflakes (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L "3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit"). Removed the release liner from the front and sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Diamond".

Stamped the quote using Versafine "Majestic Blue" and embossing with Emerald Creek "Blue Sparkle" embossing powder.

On the floor: stamped the various items using Distress Picket Fence and embossing with white embossing powder.

Painted the snow angel with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Color paints

Die cut the "Brrr" from DoCrafts Silver mirror cardstock.

Cut, scored and adhered the die cut word and then adhered it to the floor to act as my stopper.


Quietfire Design Supplies:
Brrrr craft die
A Whisper on My Nose rubber stamp
Let It Snow Snowman 5pce set

Scrapbook Adhesives Supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives "3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit"
EZ Runner Permanent Adhesive

It seems Monday is blue day!  Kathy Jo has also used winter blues and snowflakes for her project.

Hello Crafty Friends!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Quietfire Design and ScrapbookAdhesives by 3L Blog Hop!  This is Kathy Jo from the Quietfire Design Team and I am happy to help kick start this Blog Hop...so let's get crafting...

With Christmas quickly approaching, I decided to create a shimmery snowflake card.  The card's gorgeous and sweet sentiment is QuietfireDesign's Good Friends are Like Snowflakes stamp.  It was stamped on white card stock and cut to size.  A circle die cut was placed on top of the sentiment and blue ink applied.  It was mounted using 3D FoamSquares onto the card front.

Next, the happy snowflakes from the 3D FoamHoliday Embellishments Kit were applied.  The blue foil from the same kit was adhered to the top (how easy!) and gems added.

The card came together in a flash and was too fun to make.  Also, the card is perfect to give away at Christmas and the recipient can keep it on display well into the new year.  





We're giving away three prizes valued at $25 each. Make sure you enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter thingy below!  Then hop over to our Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® creative colleagues by clicking HERE to enter their giveaway!  Good luck!

Enter to win by leaving a comment through the Rafflecopter App. A winner will be randomly picked. International entries are welcome.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Walnut Ink Magic with Your Family

Hi Artlings!  It's Suzanne here to day with a video tutorial - gasp! - yes, the second one in two weeks!

I was celebrating my grandmother's birthday this week and thought it was time I created this piece.  I love walnut ink and this is just the tip of the iceberg of techniques you can create with it.

(If you're receiving this as an email update, click HERE to view on YouTube)

Family die 
A Family is a Circle of Strength Stamp
Walnut Ink Crystals (craft store or John Neal Bookseller)
Arches Text Wove paper (from a fine art supplier)
Glue Dots - Micro

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Winter Wonderland - Bonnie Hampton, Guest Designer

Hello everyone! I am delighted to be guest designer for Quietfire Design this month. I use so many of Suzanne's elegant calligraphy stamps on my cards, they stamp beautifully time after time and add the extra touch of style to my cards.
Today I have chosen a winter themed card to share with you. Here is how you can make it.

  1. Winter Wonderland Stamp Set
    Start with smooth Bristol paper and scribbled various colors of Zig Clean Color brush markers in a random pattern on it. Spritz with water until the colors started to blend on their own. Don't be tempted to tilt the paper at this point as the colors lose their individuality and you get a very muted blend. Let dry completely.
  2. Dry emboss some snowflakes on the edges. I used a Sizzix embossing folder and only embossed parts of the pattern on various parts of the card. 
  3. Now stamp and heat emboss Quietfire's Winter Wonderland greeting, snowflakes and deer in silver embossing powder.
  4. Edge each side of the panel with Inkssentials foil tape sheets and mount the panel on a textured white card base. 

I made a second card in the same fashion this time deleting the pink from the color scheme and going just with icy blues and greens. I chose a circular base and this time fussy cut the deer after embossing and popped it up on the edge.

Ed. Note:  Bonnie is a busy crafter and makes lots of gorgeous cards!  Check out her blog https://bonnielynnsblog.wordpress.com/  for a real treat!  Make sure you leave her some love in the comments!  Bonnie will be back in a couple of weeks with more inspiration.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CAS Cards with the new Soar Collection of clear stamps

Hello!  Recently I was asked to make some cards with a back to school theme.  One can only do so many apple-themed cards and then I remembered the new Soar Collection.  Every single quote was perfect for reminding each child or young adult how special and capable they are.  

This modern lettering just went perfectly with a cute and fun stamp set from Mama Elephant Up up and Away.  I simple masked a blue area and popped up the bunny.

This moon card could not be simpler to make.  I punched out (yes, I still have punches because they are so easy and quick) and used different shades of gray Copics to give my moon some craters.  Splatter some gold and silver Finetec mica paint and instant stars.  The quote was embossed in white.  So simple, quick, yet striking.

I liked the moon card so much I made another and added just a touch of Distress Oxide Inks to the black card stock. It was a lot faster than creating a galaxy background from scratch but I think it works!  What do you think of it?  Adding the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders made it easy to add the stamped sentiment to the bottom.

Since I was on such a roll with this set, I went ahead and made another card with the remaining sentiment/quote.  I LOVE butterflies so I knew anything that mentioned wings would be an opportunity for me to add butterflies. The Memory Box Fairyland Butterflies die cut out of watercolor paper and colored with inks paired up perfectly with the Rumi quote.  I also added a layer of shimmer on the butterfly with some Wink of Stella glitter.

 You can tell I really love this Soar Collection stamp set!  I think you will too!

Soar Collection - Clear Stamps

Soar Collection  (Quietfire Design)
Soar Collection (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Eve was a night of song

Hi and welcome to our blog today... i know it seems a little early to start inspiring you with Christmas ideas but it's always good to start early on the fun things to get you in the spirit and be ready!!

My card that i am sharing is with a brand new stamp called "Christmas eve was a night of song".  I tried to make it really simple since you might have to do alot of them so I only used the one die "Hemstitch Rectangles" to stamp the sentiment on and then just layered it with the papers.  This would be a wonderful man card too and the sweet sentiment really takes you back.

And here is a closeup of the sentiment.  It's so beautiful and Suzanne did an incredible job with the calligraphy on it.  I really love all the pretty swirls on each of the letters.

And that's it for me today... just in case here is a supply list for you:

Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas Edition
Dies: Becca Feeken Hemstitch Rectangles
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares, My Stik

Clear Embossing Powder, Want 2 Scrap Red Rhinestones

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Baby It's Cold Outside with Oxide Inks

It's Wanda here today hoping you are doing well.  I have a cold card to share with you that uses stamps from the new Merry Christmas collection of Clear Stamps.  

On a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock make lines of Distress Oxide Ink Wilted Violet by rubbing the edge of the pad directly onto the cardstock.  We are not tring to fill the paper.

Add more lines with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean trying to work mostly between the violet lines but also allowing some overlap.   

Dry the ink while also dripping water using the Distress Sprayer.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Love you... Quietfire Design clearstamps...

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing a card using one the latest Quietfire Design/ECD clearstamp sets.
The set I used for today's card is called "Love & Hearts" and contains 11 stamps.

The romantic sentiment combined with soft colors with matching die-cuts, make all parts come together...a very romantic, sweet card...
The blue patterned cardstock is altered using a paper distresser and some brown ink...a nice contrast with the clean die-cuts :-)

Used materials:

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

Hugs from Holland,

Monday, October 2, 2017

"Believe in me" card

 Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a card using one of the newly released Quietfire Design stamps, The Best Thing:
 The Best Thing - Mounted
The stamp is beautiful not only because of Suzanne's gorgeous calligraphy but also because of the quote.  This stamp could be used for graduates, new college students, a person on a new endeavor or just a wonderful reminder for someone to believe in his or her self.

  1. Create a tent fold card using ivory card stock. 
  2. Cut patterned paper smaller than base and apply gold marker to edges.  
  3. Cut ivory card stock and coordinating patterned paper. Apply gold marker to edges and mount using double sided foam tape.
  4. Die cut gold card stock using Spellbinders' Oval Ironwork.  Die cut patterned paper using smallest die from Oval Ironwork set.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto ivory card stock. Heat dry.  Die cut using oval die from same set.
  6. Mount gold die cut onto base.  Mount outer oval ring and small die cuts as shown.  Mount oval sentiment onto stack using double sided foam tape.
  7. Apply flowers and pearls as shown.

Oh- the stamp is inspirational!  Suzanne really knows how to create and inspire.

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card and that it also inspired you!

Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo
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