Friday, November 28, 2014

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Happy Friday to all of you... it's Teresa here to share a new stamp set that
is just perfect for today since it is the first real day of the season!

I wanted to make something new that i could put up in my house to put me in the spirit
of the season so i created this wall hanging with a cut out wood shape that i bought at
my local craft store and the new "It's beginning to look alot like Christmas"
stamp set and Christmas papers by Graphic 45.  I also used 2 dies from
Spellbinders to create the flower and do the Lacey label that i stamped on.

I used archival red ink to stamp the image and embossed it with clear to really
make the sentiment stand out and shine.  And just to add a bit more glitter i added a 
little bit of gold to the front and the flower and hung a pretty crystal to 
catch the light coming in from outside when i hang it up.  It was super
fun to make as i played Christmas songs to get me in the spirit a few days ago!  

Here is a photo of the new stamp set and the link for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and
have a fun day out shopping today!! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Die-cut "Winter Wonderland" card

Hello everyone,

It's Yvonne here today with an elegant yet very easy to make Christmas card using the  brandnew Quietfire stampset Winter Wonderland (a set of 6 stamps!)

The "secret"of this card is layering.
Use a die with an intrigate design and layer using accenting colors and metal's that easy!
This combining with a very swirly Quietfire Christmas sentiment  and...voila...

The gold label was made by hand using scissors:
Simply put the largest Snowflake View die upon gold metallic paper. score the inside line using an embossing tool. Cut out this scored label about 1/8 " smaller than the scored line using scissors.

The card measures 7½"x 5½".

Used materials:

I hope you like the card and idea.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
As always I'm looking forward to your comments.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday Winsday - Silhouette Online Store Download Card or Quietfire Stamp

We have something a little different this week!  I thought it was time I gave away this $10 download card for the Silhouette America Online Store that I've been clutching for many months!  Now this will only work for you if you have a Silhouette digital cutting machine like a Cameo or a Portfolio because you can only buy .studio files with it.  So to make this a more inclusive raffle, the winner may choose the alternative gift: a Quietfire rubber stamp.  (Note: this giveaway is not sponsored by Silhouette - I've never asked them! .... Gee now there's an idea!)

I'm sure you saw the gorgeous card Yogi shared yesterday on this blog!  That made me think it was a perfect time for this giveaway!  If you're a "cutter" and you win the download card, you'll be able to buy this Cardinal Christmas cutting file if you wish!  If you're a stamper, you may choose the stamp Christmas Waves a Magic Wand.  One or the other! Not both!

Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions and enter to win!  Good luck!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

eCut Cardinal - Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

Yogi here today with an eCut card. As soon as I saw this eCut file, I knew I had to use it. Love all the elements in it...

Side folded my white cardstock (7"w x 5"h). Since I'm using an 8.5 x 11" piece of cardstock, I had to splice another piece to the inside... (which I did after doing the stamping and coloring).

I ungrouped the elements in the Studio file, cut them, adding a few more sprigs of pine and also cutting a shadow layer for the sentiment (offset function). Colored the branches while on the mat using Distress mini pads "Forest Moss" and then some "Crushed Olive".

For the Cardinal, applied various Distress reds direct to paper, then a bit of sponging. Glued the elements together.

Applied Versafine "Toffee" to the word and embossed with "Queen's Gold" embossing  powder. Sponged "Worn Lipstick" to the shadow layer, then ran through my embossing machine with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots", hit the high points with "Aged Mahogany", Adhered both layers together.

 On the front of the card, used a Memory Box "Snowflake Flurries" stencil which I lightly sprayed with Krylon "Easy Tac" (to keep my stencil in place) and sponged "Tumbled Glass". Moved the stencil as needed.

Adhered my eCut elements, over and under lapping. Masked off the top and bottom of the quote (Christmas Waves a Magic...) with masking tape and inked with Versafine Black Onyx, removed masking and stamped.

Added dots of Marvy "Puffy Velvet" white and heat activated to mimic snow.

As a final touch, put lines of Quickie Glue on the stenciled snowflakes and sprinkled with Stickles "Star Dust" glitter.

On the inside stamped the pine boughs (Old Island Rubber) using the Moss & Olive, misting with water and stamping. Repeated for the 2nd bough. Then stamped the bottom of the quote, masking the top section and using the black.

Friday, November 21, 2014

If You Don't Believe in Miracles Holiday Card!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a Christmas card to share using Quietfire’s set, If You Don’t Believe in Miracles.  The card measures 4-1/4 x 7” and has minimal layers . . . which with a piece of extra card stock on top, could be mailed easily.

The top half of the background for the card was embossed and then double lines were scored beneath the embossing and again at the bottom.

Believe, stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder, was die cut/embossed with ovals.

The ornament (Spellbinders S5-223 Heirloom Reflections) was die/cut embossed.  Glitter was applied to the center piece of the ornament using a Quickie Glue Pen.  Both the sentiment and ornament were raised with foam mounting squares.

I guess that’s all I have for today,  Thanks for stopping by and joining me!


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Always Be My Friend

Hi!  It's Diana here today to share a card on friendship.  What would we do in life without our friends - especially long time friends who's seen a lot in our lives?   The set Always Be My Friend has some wonderful sentiments to express just that.  I wanted a more aged look to go with my sentiment.  First I stamped in black ink onto white Neenah card stock and then place my a standard circle die over it.  After die-cutting and embossing, I used pumice stone and antique linen distress inks to sponge the edges while it was still in the die.

Always be my friend, Quietfire Design, Diana Nguyen

Popped up behind that panel is a die cut of the largest of the Spellbinders Splendid Circles die out of kraft card stock.  The base layer is embossed using Darise damask embossing folder and the corners are also sponged using the pumice stone and antique linen distress inks.  Finally I added a bold striped ribbon and some flowers in the corner for a pop of color.

Always Be My Friend, Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted
Always Be My Friend

Thank you so much for visiting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Smile is the Best Christmas Decoration wreath card

Hello All!  Kathy Jo here sharing a Christmas wreath card using the heart warming Quietfire stamp A Smile is the Best Christmas Decoration.
A Smile is The Best Christmas Decoration - Mounted
The wreath may look intimidating or time consuming but after you do one you easily get into a wreath making groove and you end up wanting to make several!

Create 5 1/2” square tent fold card with white card stock. Cut red card stock to 5 1/8” square. Next, cut a piece of wood grain paper (I used My Mind's Eye) to 5” square. Mount to card front.  Stamp sentiment onto vellum paper with black pigment ink and heat emboss. Die cut using Spellbinders' Circle die.

Now is the inky part!  Randomly ink green card stock using Distress ink in Forest Moss and Vintage Photo. Dry.  Punch out wreath branches.  (There are many branch die cutting options available and I used Martha Stewart's branch punch.)
Apply glue only to the perimeter of the bottom of the die cut sentiment and mount to card front. Apply glue to the perimeter of the top of the die cut sentiment and layer branches as shown.  (I found it was easiest to start at the bottom of the wreath and stack the branches clockwise.)
Create bow and glue to bottom of the wreath.

You can make the wreath as thick or thin as you would like.  My wreaths consisted of many branches so I ended up using one 8.5 x 11 paper for two cards with some scrap left over. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!  

OH!!! And don't forget to check out Quietfire's Super Amazing Awesome sale!!!  (That is not the actual name of the sale but it should be!)

Hugs, Kathy Jo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Winsday - Spellbinders!

Spellbinders is sponsoring another giveaway for us!  I've saved this last die set for a special occasion!

The die set we are giving away is Decorative Labels 34!  I don't have a card to share with you using these dies because I don't own them!  (Can I win?)  But I'm sure you can imagine all sorts of wonderful cards made using this die set.  (Come to think of it, why *don't* I own it....?  *Nobody* makes frames and labels like Spellbinders!)

Because a Spellbinders die always looks so awesome with a Quietfire stamp inside, we're adding to the prize.  The winner will also receive I Wouldn't Have Missed Being Your Friend, which I'm pretty sure will look just fine inside this die set!

Let's give a big round of applause to Spellbinders for sponsoring our Tuesday Winsday!

Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.  Thanks for playing and good luck!

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Monday, November 17, 2014


Hi Everyone! It's Holly here today, and I want to share one new stamp set, and a variety of ways to use it. 

I chose this stamp set and got busy!

For this card, I stamped the trees in various shades of green distress ink, onto white card stock. Torn pieces of red card stock were attached to the to and bottom of the stamped trees piece, then cut down to 4 x 5 1/4 inches. The piece was embossed using Spellbinders M-Bossibilities. It was matted onto green card stock, then attached to the white card base.
A few trees were stamped in red and cut out, and the sentiment was stamped with jet black archival ink. The bottom edge was torn, then it was attached to the green mat and it was torn as well. Foam tape attached the panel  to the card, and the red trees were glued down as shown on the card. 
A red marker was used to draw a line along three sides of the panel.

After embossing the left third of the green card stock panel, I stamped the sentiment, glued on the strip of designer paper, and set it aside.
Bo Bunny Silver and Gold Collection provided the design paper used for all of today's projects. I selected three different designs and stamped the small trees with jet black archival ink. I cut the trees into pennant shapes by cutting straight just outside the line and cutting off the flourishes. Once I decided how I wanted to arrange them, I glued the pennants to linen thread, then glued them to the card. A few pearls from my stash complete the card.

I had a few more ideas, and decided to make tags.
First up, simple stamping, and a sequin.

Stamped and cut out trees in two sizes, to make a tree.
Oops- I see my star got bumped a bit.

More trees used here for a border and string attachment.

The small tree used to stamp a wreath shape.

Just a few ideas for you. One stamp set- many ways to use it.
How about a five point star? I used the more traditional colours here, but what about blues, purples, silver? Use the pennant and border ideas in different colours and designer paper, for bright and fun birthday and celebration cards. I think you could find many uses for this great stamp set.

I enjoyed creating these cards and tags to share with you today, just as I've enjoyed all the posts I've put up here at Quietfire Creations. This will be my last as a design team member, and I want to thank Suzanne for the opportunity, and my design team mates as well. It's been my privilege to be a part of the Quietfire family, and so much fun too!  Thank you, dear readers, for your wonderful comments and support. I'll be joining you in following the Quietfire Creations design team from here on in. :) 

I wish you all well, and thank you again.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Just for Friends

I everyone it's Teresa here today to share a quick friendship card i made.

I could think of so many friends that i could send this card to.  It's the perfect 
sentiment to give to pretty much anyone to let them know how much you care
about them and thinking about them too!

For my card i used the new "Friends are those rare people" and it's one
of the new mounted rubber stamps.  It's so simple and easy to use ....

I found some really pretty papers in a soft mint color and mixed it
with whites and simple black ink for the sentiment. The flowers and leaves
i made too with the Bitty Blossoms die and dipped them in a little
glitter to make it all glisten... 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a really wonderful day!
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