Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our hop!

Today you're off to visit the following blog - just one today!


 Make sure you leave a nice comment on every blog you visit in the hop as it makes you eligible to win a prize!

Thanks for hopping with us.  Good luck!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of our hop!

Today you're off to visit the following blogs.

Kathy Jo

Make sure you leave a nice comment on each of their blogs because they do incredible work!  It also makes you eligible to win a prize!
I'm so excited.  I have no idea what they've made!
Thanks for hopping with us.  Good luck!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Welcome to the Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop.  Although the hop officially begins tomorrow, we just wanted to share the blogs you're going to be visiting this week.

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

March 30 - Kathy Jo and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda 
April 1 - Diana and Teresa
April 2 - Sherry and Suzanne
April 3 - Yvonne and Robyn

For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp or one of our new dies leave a comment on each of the Die-ing for Spring blog posts before midnight Sunday April 5th, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on each blog and the winners' names will be posted here on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. (There might be a little delay as we're headed to Edmonton to visit our "babies" for the Easter weekend!)

Good Luck! 
Thanks for joining us!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Each of Us Has a Song - Linda Lucas - Guest Designer

Hi, it is Linda here and I am excited to be back for my second post as the March Guest Designer for Quietfire Design - I love the sentiment I have used on today's card - my beautiful Nana insisted that everyone could sing - and she is right, but some voices have a rougher passage out! Just makes me smile!

The sets I have used are: 


The Crows, set of 9 stamps set has so much potential.  I started by lightly stamping the music sheet onto the Fleur De Elegance die, then using the Die as a Stencil and sponging the inside of the Die with Golden Glitz and a sponge dauber.  The bird has also been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, then cut out by hand/fussy cut and popped up onto 3D Foam Squares.

The sentiment has been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut out using the Classic Oval Die, the inside of the Die has been sponged using Delicata in Glistening Gold.  This has then been layered onto a Fleur De Elegance in white, using Crafty Foam Tape for dimension, followed by Labels Forty Decorative Accents, also popped up onto Crafty Foam Tape.  The completed layers have been adhered to the card base using double sided tape.

Finishing off by adding Mulberry Paper Roses and Want2Scrap Bling

Product List:
  • Quietfire Designs:  Each of Us Has a Song sentiment and Crows, set of 9 stamps set.
  • Spellbinders®: Grand Calibur® Machine, S4-466 Labels Forty Decorative Accents; S4-475 Fleur De Elegance Nestabilities® Decorative Accents; S4-110 Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities; SCP-014 Cuddle Cream cardstock,
  • Want2Scrap: Pearls Finesse - Cream - Self Adhesive; 72 Count - Le creme pearls - Self Adhesive
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black, Delicata Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz
  • Other: Mulberry Paper Roses, Acrylic Block, white cardstock; scissors
Thank you so much for having me and all of the encouraging comments you have left me - it has been a fabulous privilege being a Guest Designer - I hope you have been inspired in some way!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some people....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here today with a spring inspired card using the Quietfire Design stampset "Garden Delights".

The the sun shining a little more often and the daffodils blooming here in Holland, the first signs of spring are showing....
I love this season...the squirls hopping around in our garden and birds flying around, searching for a place to build their nests soon.

For my card I kind a created my own design paper by drawing silver lines onto dark blue cardstock.
The butterflies were cut out of some designaper I had.

Used materials:

Wishing you all a very lovely day....
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hello, my friend

Hi!  I'm so excited about Quietfire's new metal dies that I have two cards to share with you today.  They both use the Hello die and they were both hard to photograph, especially the first one.

I used Staz-On Opaque White ink. to stamp my butterflies on the clear acetate.   I made a purple watercolor wash and then used the Hello die to cut out the watercolor paper.  I then used just a thin strip of 1/8" Scortape to adhere my background paper to the back layer of the card.  That way you could still lift up the back to write your note if you didn't want to write across the floral paper.

Quietfire Design, Hello die, butterflies, Diana Nguyen

So much glare but it looks quite neat and dainty in real life.

 Quietfire Design, Hello die, butterflies, Diana Nguyen

On my second card I made a shaker card though it started out just as a negative die cut.  But after adding the acetate to adhere the little inside pieces, I went ahead and added some beads and sequins.  

Quietfire Design, Hello die, butterflies, Diana Nguyen, friends

I also stamped "My friend" below the die opening and added some sequins to the front.  

Quietfire Design, Hello die, butterflies, Diana Nguyen, friends

Hello - Metal Cutting Die

Butterflies/Dragonflies set of 7 stamps

Friends, Set of 4 Stamps

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wheresoever you go...

Happy Tuesday to all of you and hope that you had a wonderful weekend
and maybe had the chance to get something crafty done too.  Today i am
sharing a gate card that i did with a new die from Spellbinders and one
of my favorite stamps called Wheresoever you go.

This card was a little trickier to do because i had to make sure that
all of it lined up in the front and the inside sat just perfectly too. The 3 pieces
in the die set (S6-016 Heirloom Rectangle) made it easy to cut and overlap them to create this window in the card and to stamp and emboss the image for the inside of it.

I folded the card and then laid the die on the 2 fronts and cut out
the center piece.  Then i used that same piece with the outside edge
and cut the rose paper to create a layer underneath the lacy border.
And then i cut it in half and adhered it to the card with 3D foam dots.

The sentiment i stamped on the inside piece with Tsukineko versafine ink 
in vintage sepia and added just a touch of ink around the edges with chalk ink.

The papers are from Pion from Sweden and i adore the soft pastels and pretty prints
they have and it goes perfect with all my Quietfire stamps.  I hope you like it and
be sure and leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Have a wonderful day....Teresa

Monday, March 23, 2015

Butterflies card

Happy Monday, All!  Kathy Jo here sharing a butterfly card using stamps from two different Quietfire sets.  Yes, spring is supposed to be here which means that flowers will be in bloom and butterflies will flutter by soon.

The front of the card used the butterflies stamp from the Butterflies Circles set:
It was stamped on Prima's Butterfly paper and die cut using Spellbinders circle die.  It was then layered on a die cut doily.  Around the doily is a circle of punched butterflies and in the middle of each of the large butterflies is a wee pearl.
The inside contains the beautiful butterfly sentiment, If Nothing Ever Changed:
If Nothing Ever Changed - Mounted
It was also stamped on the Prima paper:
So pretty!  Love the swirls on the sentiment.  It is if the sentiment is about to gracefully fly off the page.  

I do hope the butterfly card brought happy thoughts of spring to your day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kathy Jo

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Coming Soon! Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop!

Join us beginning March 30, 2015 for our Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop when our talented designers will share creations featuring our new dies and rubber stamps.  There'll be prizes, too!

More details coming soon. See you soon!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thanks - Judi Kauffman Guest Designer

Designer Judi Kauffman is back as today's guest designer. Her project is a thank you card made with our  new "Thanks" die. 

Quietfire Design's new Thanks die
She cut the word from alcohol ink-altered ShimmerSheetz, backed with Elizabeth Craft Designs' transparent double sided adhesive sheet before cutting.* 

She sewed on the star beads with pink thread, but you could use Beacon GemTac glue if you don't feel like stitching. 

The leaves are gold outline peel-offs on the same ink-altered Shimmer Sheetz (fussy cut along the outline), accented with Gold/Silver Glitter Dots peel-offs. 

Judi used a soft pink cardstock rectangle atop an Anna Griffin patterned paper left side folded card base and foam tape to pop up the leaves. 

(*Reminder: You MUST use a metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz - review the YouTube video if this is new to you.  Also when cutting Shimmer Sheetz backed with double-sided tape, it's necessary to use the Elizabeth Craft Design's transparent double-sided tape which is thinner than other brands.)

A big thanks to Judi for sharing this beautiful card and technique with us!

Friday, March 20, 2015

If I Had A Star

Happy Friday Everyone, Terre Fry here with an elegant yet simply card to create using Quietfire Design stamp If I had A Star For Every Time You Made Me Smile. This card was quick and easy but it doesn't look that way.

I used Anna Griffin pattern paper as well as black and white cardstock. I die cut using Spellbinders S4-475 Fleur de Elegance die template, I stamped If I had A Star For Every Time You Made Me Smile using Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then turned my die template over and traced the inside of the die around my stamped sentiment and hand trimmed around it.
I added Want2Scrap Baby Blink Silver Rhinestones to embellish the outer die template. To secure all my pieces in place I used Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry as well as Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares.

I hope you have enjoyed this simple yet elegant card, please leave a comment and let us know what inspired you from this project and make sure to visit us on Facebook. Crafty Smiles, Terre

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thanks Dies - More than 1 way - Give Thanks & There is Always cards

Yogi here today with a couple of cards using one of Suzanne's NEWEST dies. Love them. Suzanne came out with 3 beautiful dies "Thanks", "Hello" & "Believe". Can't wait for more to come out...

There is more than 1 way to use a die... for the first card I'm using it to emboss/deboss the word. On the 2nd card I'm actually using it to die cut the word BIG GRIN, but I'm decorating the card with some home made flower baubles - instructions included below. Enjoy

inside of card
ID: DT Mar/15 - Thanks - There is Always card 
Size: 7"w x 5"h
I dry embossed the thanks onto 110# white cardstock using the Spellbinders tan mat - careful, don't use too much pressure... Trimmed it down to size, then hit the high points direct to paper with Distress "Pumice Stone".

Dry embossed the brickwork (Sizzix Tim's "Bricked"), only partially running it through my machine. Hit the high points again direct to paper with "Brushed Corduroy". Adhered to a blue cardstock and used my layering ruler set to trim 1/16". Wrapped some orange string around the 2 layers and then adhered to a tan cardstock. Again used the layering ruler and trimmed 1/4".

Dry embossed the checked design (Spellbinders "Gold Rectangles 1" set), hit the high points with "Broken China" then adhered my thanks layers and trimmed down then adhered all this to my white top folded card.

Adhered some masculine buttons, tying them with some of the orange string then using a hot glue gun.

A final touch was to add the little lizzard. An image I found on line and eCut, painted with Distress acrylics and added some black dots for eyes.

 On the inside stamped the quote "There is Always..." using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Cut a mask and stamped the brickwork (Kaiser Craft) inking with Distress mini pads ("Pumice Stone", then here and there with the burlap, misting with water prior stamping. Swiped "Antique Linen" over the whole design.

I had cut a 2nd lizard, painted with Distress in orange and blue and adhered it.

ID: DT Mar/15 - Thanks - Give Thanks card
Size: 5.5"w x 4.25"h
Side folded my white card. Die cut the "Thanks" from cream cardstock.
Baubles detail pic.
Stamped the leafy frame (Creative Expressions "Cabbage Rose Frame") using distress greens, misting with water prior stamping. Adhered the thanks.

Adhered the flower baubles that I made...

Using Michael's plastic beads. Warm toaster oven to 300ºF. Using the tray that comes with the oven and a silpat layer (or a heat resistant craft sheet) arrange 5 beads touching each other like petals. Place in oven and allow to melt - approx 20 min. You can open the oven part way through to push the beads if they are not touching each other using a metal spatula or I used the ends of my tweezers. Put back in oven to continue. When done, remove from heat and IMMEDIATELY press a half pearl in the centers, pushing down. You'll feel some resistance which is good, probably means it's attaching itself to the inner side edges of the flower. If there is really a lot of resistance, put the beads back in the oven to warm up again. Adhere with Golden's gel medium.

Tie some little bows and adhere between flowers.

On the inside, stamped the quote "Give Thanks..." using the black. Stamp the flower (Rubbernecker "Blossom") inking stamp with Distress "Broken China" & "Seedless Preserves" & green for the stems, misting with water and stamping.
inside of card

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thanks For Your Thoughtfulness

Happy Wednesday!!!!  Wanda here today to share a card using the new Thanks die and a stamp from the new Thanks Cuddlers set of stamps.  

For the background a piece of Ranger manila cardstock was cut to 4" x 6 1/8".  Color was added with Distress Inks (picked raspberries, seedless preserves. spiced marmalade) - I used the sprays but the inks or stains would work just fine. This was dried and then crackle paste was spread over the piece using a palette knife and allowed to mostly air dry.  The Distress Ink bleeds up through the paste giving wonderful color as the paste dries.  I did grab the heat tool a few times and hit it lightly in my desire to have it dry "now" but then tried to keep myself busy with the other parts of the card.  Once the paste was completely dry I sponged on some Distress brushed corduroy, mostly around the edges, and added some drips of brushed corduroy.  I decided it needed some yellow and sponged on some mustard seed.  The leaves (Dylusions) are stenciled with Distress mowed lawn.  And finally I added some Archival Ink magenta hue on the edges.  I die cut thanks first form the magenta color of Core'dinations.  It cut FABULOUSLY!!!!  These are Nice!!!!  Then I cut it from the yellow, then thought white might be better so cut a white one and finally, as you can see, I used all three colors together.  For your thoughtfulness, was stamped onto a scrap with Archival Ink magenta hue, torn out using a straight edge to tear against, and Distress ink (mustard seed, picked raspberry) added to the piece.  The butterfly (Memory Box) is cut from yellow and magenta Core'dinations.  On the yellow butterfly there is magenta hue ink sponge along the outside edges and a very light brushing of Treasure Gold here and there added to catch the light as you move the card.  The butterfly body/antenna are sponged with jet black Archival.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

No Act of Kindness Card

Hi Everyone it's Teresa here today to share a fun easel card that i did with one
of my favorite stamps called No Act of Kindness.  

I just finished teaching a class with lots of easel styles so i had to do another
for my post today.  I love making shaped cards so that the person receiving the 
card can actually set it up somewhere to enjoy it for longer.

For my card i used a Teresa Collins 6x6 paper pad and created a simple
folded easel for the front to put the sentiment on.  I used Spellbinders 
Labels 41 die set and cut layers of papers and glued them on with 3D Foam dots.
The sentiment i stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and embossed it with 
clear embossing powder.  And to finish it i added 2 layers of ribbon and a few
pretty WOC flowers from my stash.  

That's it for today so thanks for stopping over and hope you like
my new card and the beautiful stamp i used.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Love Lives Here - Guest Designer Linda Lucas

Hi, it is Linda here and I am so excited to have been invited to be a Guest Designer for Quietfire Design - I have always loved these beautiful sentiments - and the calligraphy makes them even more special.  I have to say it was nearly impossible to choose the ones I was going to use - they are all fabulous!

I did finally manage to choose, and for my card today I have chosen the Love Lives Here sentiment.  It works so beautifully with the Painted Lady Die from Spellbinders.  I have used the stamp to create a house sign, almost wreath like - it is what we would all like for our homes....

The sentiment has been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut out using the Standard Circle Die, the inside of the Die has been sponged using Danube Blue Ink.  This has then been layered onto a larger circle in blue, using Crafty Foam Tape for dimension.

Flowers are the perfect embellishment, framing the sentiment, along with a double Seam Binding bow.  I love the way that such a small sentiment can say so much!

  • Quietfire Designs:   Love Lives Here sentiment
  • Spellbinders®: Grand Calibur® Machine, S6-018 Painted Lady Shapeabilities®, S4-116 Standard Circles Sm,  SCP-014 Cuddle Cream cardstock, SCP-002 Cool Caribbean cardstock
  • May Arts: Red Ribbon
  • Want2Scrap: Pearls
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal
  • Other: Seam Binding, Acetate,
I look forward to coming back and sharing another project with you soon.

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