Friday, November 30, 2012

Snowflakes are the Butterflies!

Sherry here with you today!  I’ve been in a tag and snowflake making mood recently and what better thing to hit my mailbox yesterday, but the new Quietfire Design set – Snowflakes are the Butterflies.


This tag was made with watercolor paper that was misted with a combination of Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink Refills that were mixed with water and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.  While the paper was still damp, it was embossed with Spellbinders Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities.  Leaving the paper damp gives such deep embossing and adding some Perfect Pearls to the water mixture gives great shimmer.

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The sentiment was stamped in Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Ovals LG.  The background layer to the sentiment is another piece of watercolor paper misted with the same Distress Ink mixture and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  Both layers of the sentiment, including the tag, were edged with Krylon Gold Leafing Pen.

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The snowflakes are white shipping labels that were die cut with a combination of Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Three, Create-A-Flake Four and the 2012 Snowflake Ornament.  Each piece was covered with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter.  The flourishes were die cut from a white shipping tag with the flair from Spellbinders Venetian Motifs and painted with the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen.

The seam binding ribbon was dyed with a combination of Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and then misted with the Tumbled Glass Perfect Pearl mixture.

That’s all for me today, except to say thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Hi Everyone! This is Holly and I'm very excited to present my cards today. There's a brand new stamp set available now at Quietfire Design, called Snowflakes Are the Butterflies 
There are six stamps in the set and this card uses four of them, with Distress Inks.
'Christmas' was stamped with Pumice Stone, then 'Merry' was stamped over it with Chipped Sapphire. I trim my stamps fairly close so it was easy to see the Christmas image and center the Merry image over it. The same Chipped Sapphire ink was used for the main sentiment as well. Milled Lavender was used for the snowflakes and the sponging around the outside edge.  Pumice Stone was also sponged around the edge.
Design paper from the Webster Pages Triple Pack was used to block the sentiment. A little bling here and there and it was done. I was on a roll and this happened....
I don't think it took five minutes to complete this card.
Distress Inks and simple stamping.
This beautiful stamp set is filled with design possibilities.
These are only the beginning!
Thanks for looking today- it's much appreciated.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Look for the dream Card

Hi Y'all, Monica here today.  Here's a quick and easy card. 

Apply Distress Stain, Picket Fence to middle of cardstock to act as a resist.  Use  Ink Blending Tool and Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord) to create a Spritz & Flick background.  Emboss with Crafts-Too Embossing Folder, Swirl Frame.  While the cardstock is still in the embossing folder, use blending tool to highlight the swirls.  Stamp Look For The Dream with Archival Ink Pad, Jet Black.  Use Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and rub edges with Distress Ink, Dusty Concord.  Add tiny rhinestones to the stars for a bit of sparkle.  Attach to base card with Be Creative Sookwang double-sided tape. 

Thanks for looking.  Wishing all a good day. 


Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday with a Bow Sale is on Now!

Black bows?  No, actually, they've been blue!  (I have lots of blue ribbon, it seems!) 

Black Friday sounds so ominous, so we're tying it up with a bow! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal friends for following us all year, so we're passing along some fabulous savings!

Our Black Friday with a Bow Sale is on now! Nov 22-25, 2012

Sale price does not appear till the item is in your shopping cart. Good on in-stock items only. For a complete list of categories on sale click here!

Thanks for reading!

Snowflakes are the Butterflies - New Stamps!

We have new rubber stamps!

Our brand new November rubber stamp release is just in time for the sale!  We just can't go through a season without a snowflake quote.  Thanks to Robyn Josephs for planting the snowflake of an idea for this one.

Our brand new

Snowflakes Are the Butterflies Set

is shipping NOW!! and will be on sale during the
Black Friday with a Bow event this weekend. Click here to go to the website.

We added "family" as a separate stamp in case you wanted to add it to the center of the calligraphic wreath.  We've included some calligraphic snowflakes (check out the negative spaces these spinning words create!) and a funky calligraphic flourish snowflake for your amusement.
Thanks for taking a look!
Happy stamping, Suzanne

Peace on Earth Card

Hello Everyone, Terre here with another Christmas creation using Quietfire Designs amazing one-of-a-kind stamps! For this card I have used Peace on Earth & O Little Town. I added some bling from Want2Scrap, and my pattern paper is from Kaiser Craft.

See how fun this card is with all the bling, if you fussy cut your pieces from your pattern paper and add some foam squares it will add dimension to your cards.
Here is a die cut using Spellbinders die templates and the Grand Calibur, you can find all of your die cutting templates right here at Quietfire, they have a great selection! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family & friends, thank you for stopping buy and visiting my creative card.
Crafty hugs & smiles , Terre

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Cuddlers,Flourished Noel, Peace on Earth

 Robyn here,  ho ho ho-ing, ready or not.
 I work in a  Fiber Art Gallery,(paper is a fiber  y'all) Nice Threads, in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, and Christmas arrived right on the heels of Halloween.

I've been playing with a new toy, the Stamp Gear, and in between card fails, I have been making these gift tags that I love.

Continuing in the ,"I bet you can't make just one", theme....

The holly's are stamped in Versamark, embossed with Ranger Sticky embossing powder and then Glitter Ritz Vintage Christmas.
I put off the Glitter Ritz for along time ( what did i need more glitter for.. too expensive, etc) and boy was I wrong!

The next two are Christmas Cuddlers.
 Snowflake/Wonder was thermal embossed with Ranger holographic embossing power. The die cut is Spellbinders Create a Flake Four.

The background of Spices/Joy was  mistletoe stamped in Distress Antique Linen, then spices stamped in Versamark Lagoon, Joy in crimson and thermal embossed clear. the snowflake is a Quietfire Freebee, sticky embossed with Glitter Ritz Frosty Mint(love this color- Distress Iced Spruce with more silver)

Seasons Greetings is stamped in Versamark sepia, thermal embossed clear and Peace on Earth overstamped and highlighted with Sakura Stardust pens.

Candlelight /magic  is thermal embossed in Ranger  Detail  silver and gold.

Glitter and Glitz are hard to photograph so I hope you will try some of these for yourself to get the full effect.

Comments and questions always welcome!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Cuddlers and Flourished Noel!

Sherry here with you today and I have another quick and easy Christmas card to share!  While I was working on this card, it occurred to me that it really would be easy to mass produce, even though it looks difficult.


Breaking it down into steps, the first would be to emboss the tree from Quietfire Flourished Noel by stamping the image in VersaMark and then embossing with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper.  Once the embossing has cooled, mist the image with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink Refill, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and water.  (Place one dropper of ink refill in a mini mister, add a little bit of Perfect Pearls, and fill the remainder of the mini mister with water.)  To add some additional color to the image it was misted with a Tumbled Glass mixture.  Die cut/emboss the image with the largest oval from Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG.  Trim the edges in gold leafing pen before mounting on a layer of white paper that was die cut/embossed with the largest scalloped oval from Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals LG.


To make the background, cut a piece of watercolor paper 5.5” square and mist it with a combination of the Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough mini misters made earlier.  You can see the Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls in the photo above, which gives the paper it’s own shimmer.  While the paper is still damp, emboss with Spellbinders Ornamental Iron M-Bossabilities.  Embossing while the paper is damp, gives a greater depth to the embossing and doesn’t cause the paper to crack or split (since watercolor paper is thicker than normal cardstock).  When dry, the background layer was trimmed on the sides, outlined with gold leafing pen and then mounted on another sheet of white paper.

The ribbon is seam binding that was dyed with the Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough mists, scrunching while drying to give it a wrinkled look. 

 The sentiment, Joy, from the Christmas Cuddlers Set was stamped in Evergreen Bough and then die cut/embossed with the tag from Spellbinders Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box.  It was tied to the seam binding ribbon with a piece of white embroidery floss.


The card base is another white layer, so you can write a personal note on the inside, while not weighing down the card for mailing purposes.

Thanks for joining me today and if nothing else, I hope I’ve inspired you to try this technique with watercolor paper for a different embossed look!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Nov/12 - Quill Flower - With heart

It's Yogi here with a quilled flower creation and lots of die cuts to go with the beautiful sentiment stamp. The quilled flower is quite easy to do. The dies mentioned below can be substituted for other brand dies and the fringing can be cut by hand. Click on any image to see a larger view. Enjoy
Flourish Die Cuts: I inked my stamp (Impression Obsess CAC Ornate Floral) with Perfect Medium and clear embossed on a glossy paper, then lightly sponged various Distress greens and yellows. Die cut with the Dee's Distinctively "Flourish" set #3 dies. Adhered to my white card front with the bottom of the flourishes creating a central focal area for my quilled flower.

Using my rubber mallet to lightly tap the Sizzix Tim's Cracked embossing folder around the edges of my card front, then sponging lightly with a dirty brown sponge, and some Frayed Burlap.

Die cut the leaf sprigs (Cheery Lynn "Pair of Ferns") from some decorated cardstock done in greens. Cut part of the leaf sprig apart before adhering.
The quote (Quietfire Design) was two tone stamped with Distress Rusty Hinge and lightly touched with Evergreen Bough.

The flower was made with 18 pieces of 3" length quill paper (or 1/8" w paper) in 2 colors of pearlized white & cream paper, both ends cut into points, paper curled
between your finger and your nail (like curling ribbon), then 6 were glued together at the centers (see dia. below). Make 3 of these assemblies, then adhere the 3 together at the centers, off setting each.

The little white center uses Quilled Creations Mum fringing die and white quilling paper. (There are other brands that make the fringing type dies including Memory Box). Cut 2 strips of Chiyogami red Oriental design paper using the Cuttlebug Quilled Flower Daisy die set. Start making a tight coil with the white fringe, then adhere the Chiyogami pieces and continue coiling, glue the end down. Adhere to center of petal assembly, then onto card front.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Snowflakes are Kisses ...

Hi, it's Darsie with you today and I am sharing a Clean and Simple card with you! In the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season, sometimes it's hard to create your Christmas or Winter cards! Clean and Simple styled cards are the way to go for those who want to send out cards but don't have the time!

I used a pretty red snowflake paper for my background, then cut, embossed and stenciled one of the new Die D-Lites from Spellbinders for my sentiment "Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven". I added a Stampin' Up felt snowflake with a flat-topped brad, then adhered it to a white card and I was done! Didn't take more than 5 minutes from start to finish!!

Happy Crafting ~ Darsie

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi Everyone! This is Holly with an altered item for you today.
It all starts with a button pin, and I found a bunch at the Thrift Store and a couple in my junk drawer.
I chose the 'Believe' stamp from the Textured Holiday Words set and stamped it using a Jet Black Archival Ink Pad. I used a variety of sheets of paper from the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas paper pad {Ed. Note: Sorry!  This paper is now sold out, but we have lots of other beautiful papers!} to cover the button pin and then make the layers behind it. Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circles created the layers and cut out the center circles to access the pin back.
This pin uses Spellbinders Stars and 'Rejoice' from the Rejoice and Hallelujah stamp set, with a small Flourish added. 'Rejoice' was stamped with a Sepia Archival Ink Pad and the edges were sponged with Distress Inks. Gold glitter was mixed into Diamond Glaze and applied to the star and around the button base.
These pins are like potato chips- you can't have just one. Make some for friends too.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Congrats to our Special Followers!

Congratulations to our three followers who were chosen randomly to win prizes! You will each receive a goody bag of Quietfire Rubber Stamps!  I have already sent out emails to you, but they might just think I'm spam, so check your junk mail!

Thanks to everyone of you who follows us!  We really appreciate you being here.

Our winners are:

layne - down memory layne!

Thanks for stopping by! Suzanne

Friday, November 9, 2012

Trees Are the Earth's Endless Effort Journal Page

Hi Y'all, Monica here today.  I have another creation inspired by my garden to share with you today.  We've planted three Japanese maples in one of our garden rooms in the past two summers and I wanted to capture a fall leaf from each tree for my altered garden journal.

The background was done with Dylusions Ink Sprays (Lemon Zest and Vibrant Turquoise).  Stamp small flourish from the Flourishes 1 set repeatedly over background using Brilliance ink (Galaxy Gold).  The tag was done using the wrinkle-free Distress Inks technique.  "Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven" quote was stamped with Archival Ink (Jet Black).  I picked the leaves and soaked them in water overnight to soften them.  They were brushed with a glue wash and left to dry, then attached with more glue wash. 

I hope y'all are able to get out and enjoy the last bits of fall color.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I Will Honour Christmas Card

Hello everyone, Terre here with another crafty creation using Quietfire Designs amazing stamps. For my project today I chose to use the stamp called "I Will Honour Christmas", this sentiment just fills my heart with joy!

I used a stipple brush and a blush colored stamp pad to ink up the outer edges of the die cut and the poinsettia, this gave the card a soft yet colorful look. Add some crushed glass flakes to the poinsettia and stamp your I Will Honour Christmas sentiment in the center of the die cut and there you have it a beautiful Christmas card that looks like it took hours to create. If you would like to recreate this simple and elegant card just follow the links to Quietfire Designs, they are all there! Thank you for stopping by my blog post and I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card. Crafty Smiles, Terre

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