Monday, December 18, 2017

Glittery Merry Christmas card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Oh- we are so close to the holidays now.  This season has flown by!  Now I am using the cards created thus far...and quickly making last minute cards, too.  One of the many reasons why I love Suzanne's dies is the fact that the dies help to make a gorgeous card in a flash.  Today I am sharing one of those quick cards.

The card's focal point is the beautiful Merry Christmas die.  The die was used to cut some red glitter paper.  Isn't it stunning?
The instructions are super easy:

  1. Create a top fold 5 x 5 card using white card stock.
  2. Cut patterned paper smaller than 5 x 5 and mount to card base.
  3. Adhere doily.
  4. Adhere Merry Christmas to doily using liquid adhesive.
  5. Adhere embellishment as shown.  (I used holly but a bow looks just as great!)

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the quick card!

Have a wonderful holiday.
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Merry Christmas - I'm Telling You - Card In A Box



Yogi here today. The last time I made this type card was in 2014... since I'm seeing a lot of these cards pop up again... I thought I'd make one again and let you know how to make one yourself...

I'm using an A Way With Words dies "Merry Christmas" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/233644I'm using Quietfire Santa/Reindeer sleigh  file available on the Silhouette OnLine store Click on pic to purchase.

I'm also using quotes and the newest background stamps from Quietfire Design. ("I'm Telling You..." 2pce set); ("Merry Christmas Background")

See below for the cutting and construction details.

Before the box was glued together to make the box card, I decorated the inside by stamping the cloud background (Impression Obsession Cover A Card "Clouds") inking with various Distress blues.

Electronically cut the Santa sleigh & reindeers from white cardstock and colored while still on my mat using Distress dabbers "Black Soot". I cut off the first 2 reindeer and adhered them to the back of the other 3 reindeer. That way I was able to cut my image larger than would fit on my card... Adhered to clouds.

Die cut the evergreen trees a couple times (Tim's On The Edge "Tree Line") then colored with various Distress green's. Used the edge of a piece of cardstock to create shadow on the hill, sponging with "Stormy Sky".
Stamped the house (AlteNew "Winter Cottage") using Versafne Black Onyx and clear embossed. Fussy cut around the top edge.
 

Trimmed down the 3 layers as suggested below adding the 1/4" tabs to adhere to the box sides.

Stamped the quote onto a piece of white cardstock using the black, clear embossed and trimmed close to stamping. Sponged some blue around the edges and adhered to the house insert strip.

On the side flaps: Stamped the "Merry Christmas Background" onto white cardstock using the black and clear embossed. Sponged some of the blue lightly all over and trimmed down and adhered to fit edge to edge on both flaps.

On the large flap I adhered a piece of heavy texture white heavy paper (Coral Reef paper) edge to edge.

Die cut the Merry Christmas from a light blue cardstock, then inked it with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder. Adhered to flap.

 I cut and adhered some decorative paper to the front. Left the back as white cardstock. PS this was a scrap piece of decorative paper from a previous card I had made... It just seemed to fit perfectly...

Stamped the sentiment with the black and clear embossed. 

Please note, the back panel does not have a score line down
the middle, only the front piece does... If you've accidentally scored it, then cut another piece of cardstock the same size as back and adhere so that it remains as a stiff upright panel.

When ready to assemble, apply glue to the back panel tab and adhere to the inside of the front panel un-tabed side.

After trimming and decorating the strips, adhere the right hand tab to the partially assembled side, aligning it with the center fold. Continue with other two strips, leaving even spaces between the strips.

Apply double sided adhesive to the left hand tabs,  make sure your strips are aligned properly, then fold over the front panel and press down to adhere.

Adhere the card front panel tab to create the box. Voila, you're done.

Another option is to totally create and adhere the box and strips to create the card, then just adhere die cuts to the edge of each strip. Easy Peasy.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

May your heart....


Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a jewel Christmas card.
For my card I used the new Quietfire Design stamp "May Your Heart Be Warm", as well as a cutting die from the set "Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament.


Used materials:


The ornament is die-cut from gold cardstock and glued upon the card using 3D foam squares (cut into small stripes to fit the die-cut).
Then rhinestones were randomly glued into the ornament.


I hope you like the idea.
Wishing you happy Christmas crafting!

Yvonne

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Christmas to you


Hi everyone and it's so nice to have you stop by our blog today to see what is new for the holidays.  Today i am sharing a pretty card that i made with one of Suzanne's newest stamp sets called "Home for the Holidays" sentiments.  This is a gorgeous set with 5 stamps in it that you can use for your cards this year.  I made my card super simple with just a few dies, ribbon and some poinsettia's.


I went really traditional with it and mixed lots of ivory, red and green and the extra doily behind the die gives it a really country feel i think.  The dies are by Becca Feeken and the little hemstitch detail really sets off the sentiment.  It's perfect and is going to a special co worker for Christmas this year.


Here is the stamp set with all the other pieces in it.  As you can see there are lots of other gorgeous designs in the set that you can use for tags and other projects this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by...  Teresa

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Decorate, Bake, Wrap, Nap, Repeat - Judi Kauffman, Guest Designer




Decorate, Bake, Wrap, Nap, Repeat…Those words just about sum up the holiday season in a single stamp, don’t you think? But why stop at just one stamp when there are so many more to play with? Dip into your collection or do a little shopping to add whatever else you think would look just right! I mixed in Quietfire Design’s crackle pattern background, flourished tree and holly flourish stamps, did a bit of coloring and doodling, and embellished with glittery and gold peel-offs.




 The top layer with raised border is a panel card, sold by printing companies to use for invitations and reply cards, but if those aren’t available simply mask off a rectangle and smudge on some inks with a craft sponge to create the frame. (Masking was needed even with the raised border). Each side-fold card base is solid color cardstock, chosen to coordinate with the stamped and embellished layer. Tip: It is usually easier to choose the card base last rather than first, and it doesn’t have to be a solid color! Get out some cardstock-weight patterned scrapbook paper and use it instead.

Please use these whimsical cards as inspiration. Go for whatever color combination you prefer. As usual, I picked a quirky off-beat palette rather than traditional. Doodle and draw, or not. Add border peel-offs, tiny six-petal flower peel-offs as snowflakes, top the trees with glittery stars! Or keep it simple. Stamp, smudge on a bit of color – Done!




SUPPLIES:

Quietfire Design –

Other –
Inks in shades of green, brown, butterscotch and raspberry
Craft sponge
Panel cards in ivory
Solid color cardstock
Glitter Border, Gold Border Lines, Gold Lace, and Glitter Flower peel-offs (Elizabeth Craft Designs)




Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mason Jar Lid Noel Ornament


It's Suzanne here with a little home decor project. I was itching to make an ornament with the A Way With Words diecuts using something that was handy around the house.  How about a mason jar lid as a wreath? To create this, you just have to make sure the diecut will fit in the middle and swing loosely (although you could glue a larger greeting across the front and not worry about dangling the word!). 

Here is how you can make this ornament.

Supplies:
A Way With Words Noel die  Quietfire | ECD
Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Bright Cranberry
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Red ribbon
Gold cord
Tim Holtz idea-ology Tiny Bells
Christmas foliage
Mason jar lid - standard size
Glue Dots - Micro
thread, wire


Instructions:
  1.  Die cut two Noel from red cardstock.  One piece of cardstock should have double sided adhesive on the front and the other should have adhesive on the back.  Adhere the diecuts so they appear as a single word.  Remove the release paper from the front and back and sprinkle with red glitter. Polish the surface gently with your finger to bring out the sparkle.  Designer Tip:  If you use red cardstock for the diecut, you don't have to worry about missing any spots with glitter!
  2.  Loop about 8" of gold cord through Noel flourish.  Wrap thread around the looped cord to tighten it around the flourish. This is the hardest part of this project!  There are usually lots of flourishes on A Way With Words dies to loop a cord through, but sometimes they hang lop-sided!  A simple Glue Dot in the right place fixes that problem. Allow the diecut to hang loose and place the Glue Dot to secure the cord where so the diecut will hang straight.  Tie the gold cord around the rim of the mason jar lid so the word hangs in the middle of the ring.  Secure with a Glue Dot so it doesn't slide along the rim.
  3. Run a strip of double sided adhesive tape around the lid.  Adhere ribbon.  Create a bow.
  4. Tie gold cord around the rim of the lid to form a hanger. It's best to secure the hanger with some double sided adhesive so it doesn't slide along the rim, too. Add foliage, bow, bells and any other doodads you might like.  Sweet!
 Now make another one!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Every Leaf Fluttering Resist Card


Happy December!!!  The weather the last few weeks here in southern Iowa has been much warmer than we would expect this time of year but that all changed yesterday.  We got up to a warm, windy day and then the temperatures fell all afternoon and evening for a difference of 40some degrees and now it really does feel like winter out and there is a chance of snow on Friday.  It's all good though!!!

I know we are all thinking about Christmas and creating our Christmas cards but I just couldn't resist making a card using the brand new Leaves set of stamps.  Like I said, it had been warm here - much more like fall than Christmas coming.


My main panel began with glossy white cardstock.  I stamped the leaves with Ranger's Watermark Resist ink and then pulled out one of my old Kaleidacolor ink pads, Autumn Leaves, and a brayer to add the color over the resist.  After brayering on the color, I buffed the surface with a paper towel, spritzed water over the panel, blotted it and dried it.  Beautiful!!!  I used a stamp platform to stamp the quote so I could stamp it multiple times getting the black nice and dark.  I stamped one leaf with black down in the corner and without thinking rubbed over it without first drying the black ink smearing it just a bit.  I went ahead and colored it with a marker but ultimately decided to layer a leaf over it.


I stamped the leaves on a piece of Distress Oxide background I had left over and cut them out. 


For the next layer I used Kraft cardstock, embossed it with the Tim Holtz/Sizzix leaves folder, rubbed the Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade ink pad over the panel and then sprayed it with Distress Mica Spray Antique Bronze.


Here we have the card all put together.  The edges of the main panel are distressed and I curled that top left corner because I wrinkled it while distressing the edge.  The leaves are attached with foam tape and the main panel is attached with foam tape.  I put this to the top of the embossed panel and then added Tim Holtz Craft Thread at the bottom.  Everything is attached to a folded black card.


Thanks for following along!!!  I hope you've enjoyed today's card!!!

Hugs, Wanda


Monday, December 4, 2017

"May your heart be warm" Christmas Blessings card

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Monday!

We are entering December in a flash!  If you are looking for Christmas ideas, you have come to the right blog as Quietfire Creations is full of crafty inspirations for all.

Today I would like to share a festive and elegant Christmas card using Quietfire Designs' "May your heart" stamp:
May Your Heart Be Warm - Mounted
The Quietfire Design stamp is the focal point of the card front- and rightfully so as it is gorgeous!

Card Instructions:

  • Create top fold card using ivory card stock.  Cut patterned paper smaller than card front.  Apply Distress ink in Antique Linen along edges.  Mount to card front.
  • Die cut metallic paper using Spellbinders die.  Mount to front.
  • Die cut plaid paper and mount to metallic paper.
  • Stamp sentiment onto ivory card stock using black archival ink.  Die cut using Spellbinders die.  Emboss.  Keep die cut in die and apply Antique Linen around die cut.  Remove from die.  Mount to card front using double sided foam adhesive.
  • Create double bow and adhere to card front using liquid adhesive.
  • Apply half pearls.

A heartwarming sentiment to be used for someone special on your Christmas card list!

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

Friday, December 1, 2017

Make a Christmas Word Tree

 
It's the countdown to Christmas! Bring on the glitz with this bright Christmas Word Tree card (or it would be awesome in a frame!). It's Suzanne here today. For this project simply choose the A Way With Word dies that you have (or maybe pick up a couple more) and start die cutting!
I still have Noel and Dec.25 die cut in gold for another project.  All you need to do is choose words that get progressively wider.  Don't worry about overlapping flourishes!
There are really no directions for making these. Simply decide which words you will use and die cut them.  Deciding on the size of the triangle might be the hardest part.  Here is how you can do that part!
 
Instructions:
  1. Die cut your a Way With Words from gold cardstock.
  2. Take a scrap piece of paper and draw a pencil line down the middle with a ruler from top to bottom.  Lay out your words as they will appear on the final card, centered over the pencil line, aligned with the bottom of the paper. Mark the edges of the bottom (largest) word. Make sure the word really is centered. If not, measure the distance from the center line to the marks and adjust.
  3. Draw a pencil line from the mark on the bottom edge to the center line above the smallest word at the top.  Duplicate this line from the other mark at the bottom to finish your triangle.  Cut this shape from the paper you will use for the tree.  The triangle for my card has a 5" base and is 7.75" high.
  4. Adhere the words to the triangle tree as shown and add some embellishments if you wish. Create a side-fold card base that is sized for your tree and mount your tree onto it with foam adhesive.
Supplies:
Blue and Gold cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Square
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz
 
If you're looking for a different, less formal look, here is an idea!  This one is more winter themed, but it could just as easily be Christmas.  Make it in the look that's right for you!  Mix and match your designer papers to create branches on your tree.  Have fun!!


The triangle for this card measures 5.5" across the base and is 8" high.  The "branches" are 1.25" high. The smallest is 1.25" wide, then 2" wide, then 2.75", 3.5" and finally 4.5" wide.  Depending on the papers you use, you might not even need the triangle.

Supplies:
A Way With Words Let it Snow  | ECD
A Way With Words Cozy  | ECD
A Way With Words 4 Seasons  | ECD
A Way With Words Brrrrrrr  | ECD
Authentique Cozy Cardstock Collection

Let us know all about the Word Tree you create!  We'd love to see it.  Tag us on Facebook!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Thursday, November 30, 2017

We have only this moment with glitter background and vellum

Hello!  Any snow out there yet?  None here.  It doesn't look like there will be a white Christmas this year.  But there is a glitter everywhere in my craft room!



To make this card, I used the release sheet of Elizabeth Craft Design's Double Sided Adhesive to make a mask of a Snowflake Sky die by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I used blue glitter all of the background and then added the clear diamond glitter after removing the mask.
To add my quote, I stamped with black Staz-On ink on vellum.  I also added some shiny blue washi tape near the edges of the vellum after I cut out a fish tail on the bottom.  Otherwise, the vellum just seem to blend into the background.  It was also a great way to hide some adhesive!




Between the glitter and color combo, the card has a nice wintry icy feel to it - as do my craft room since it is in the basement.  :)

Thanks for looking and stay warm!



We Have Only This Moment - Mounted


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