Monday, April 27, 2015

You Never Know How Strong You Are

Happy Monday!!!  Wanda here today with a card to share with you.  

The Quietfire stamp I've used is You Never Know How Strong You Are.  This stamp is available cling mounted. 

I've done lots of distressing of edges on this card.  My top layer is Ranger's manila cardstock and the other layers and folded card are from the Tim Holtz Core'dinations Distress Cardstock pack

On the piece of manila I started with stenciling snow cap Pigment Ink through the Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil and dried the ink well.  I scribbled some Distress Stain (tattered rose and weathered wood) on my craft sheet, sprayed a little water over the ink and dragged my manila piece through the ink.  After drying I dipped the tattered rose colored area into ink again to deepen the color and dried it.  The quote is stamped with Archival Ink jet black and embossed with detail clear powder.  I sponged Distress Ink pumice stone around the edges and then distressed edges.  To further distress the edges I sprayed some water on the back side of the piece just around the edges, let it sit a bit and then crumpled around the edges.  I distress the edges of the next two layers and lightly sanded the edges of the folded card.  The manila piece is attached to the green piece with foam mounting tape and the green piece to the yellow piece with double sided adhesive.  I colored some ribbon from Tim Holtz Trimmings with Distress Stain tattered rose and weathered wood, crumpled it and dried it.  I tied the ribbon around the card and also tied a piece of Tim Holtz Linen Ribbon over the first ribbon finishing my colored-ribbon knot on top of the linen ribbon.  I added mini paper clips and a trinket pin and then attached the whole thing to the folded card with foam mounting tape.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A special little gift box

Well it's finally friday for everyone and it's time to have a nice relaxing
crafty weekend for me.  Today i am sharing a quick little paper gift box
that i made to put some homemade goodies in that i am going to make.

The boxes come in a set of six so they are nice to make up ahead
with some of those scrappy pieces of paper that you have laying
around.  I did mine in Graphic 45's Home Sweet Home collection so
that it looked more country looking.  To cover the box i measured
each side and cut each of the pieces a 1/4 inch smaller and glued each 
of them on to the box.  For the front i cut a few Spellbinders circle dies
in coordinating prints and glued them together with 3D foam dots.  And 
then i cut a pretty Butterfly in red and ivory and glued that on the top.

Then i cut another piece of the ivory and stamped the Just for you in
black and then flagged both ends of it.  It is from the Just for you Set
and has 3 other stamps in the set as you can see below.

It's a really wonderful set and i use it all the time.  

Well that's it for me today and thank you for stopping over
for a little bit of inspiration today.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015




Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a new spring card using the Quietfire Design "Thank you" stampset (set of 4 stamps). I love that it's some totally different handwritings in this set!
Thank You, set of 4

The lovely sunny weather here in Holland inspires me so much to use spring
Though it´s still rather cold early in the morning (dew everywhere), the sun we have had this week made the birds building their nests and the trees start to form their leaves again....small green dots everywhere...
I love this time of the year!

Back to today's card....
I used the"Quietfire Design "Thank you" set (set of 4 stamps) and simply stamped the sentiment with gold ink.
The card is layered and by using 3D foam squares you get that nice 3D-look.
The self-adhesive Pearls give the die-cut background an extra luxurious effect.
And of course lots of mulberry flowers to finish it :-)
Used materials:

I hope you like my card and get inspired to make your own Spring cards!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a very nice day!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Double Flap Card - Friends Are Those - Happy Birthday

Yogi here today with a double flap card, also called a "Joy Fold Card". I used to make this type of card eons ago, but one of my quilling friends brought it back to my attention... so had to make one again BIG GRIN

I cut my dark green textured cardstock 6" x 12" and scored at 6" to create the base card.

Cut my cream toned card 10.75" x 4.75", scored in half (approx 5.4") (ps I use a 10ths ruler...)

Front: Embossed one side of the cream cardstock using Cuttlebug Anna Griffin "Matelasse" embossing folder. Hit the high points with Distress "Bundled Sage" and on the back side "Peeled Paint". Adhered the unembossed side to the right inside flap, making sure when the flaps are closed there is no interference and keeping the borders equal. I then cut a piece of the green cardstock and adhered to the cream cardstock, both on the front flap and the inside so it had the appearance of the same border all around...

eCut the word "Ginkgo" and a shadow layer from white cardstock. Inked the word layer using Versafine "Toffee" and embossing with "Paprika". Inked the shadow layer with the toffee, adhered the word layer, and then embossed with "Detail Gold". (PS your ink should be juicy, so you have enough time to glue your word piece before your ink dries...). Adhered to card front. eCut the ginkgo leaves from cream toned cardstock, embossed vein lines using a small balled stylus, then hit the leaf direct to paper with the sage pad. adhered the leaves to the front.

Back side of front flap: I used Peeled Paint, direct to paper on the backside.
For the quote, I cut away the word "home" from the "May Your Home" stamp, and inserted the word "day" from the "Valentine" stamp set, inked with Versafine, Black Onyx and clear embossed on cream toned cardstock. Trimmed down, sponged edges with the Peeled Paint, hit the edge with the pad to get a darker edge and adhered to another piece of cream cardstock, trimmed down using my "layering Ruler" set, then adhered to card flap. Raided my butterfly stash and adhered the butterfly.

Main Card Flap:  Die cut the Spellbinders "Labels 41 - Decorative Accents" largest frame from cream toned cardstock, sponged with the Peeled Paint and adhered to card flap. Stamped the quote ("Friends Are Those...") using the black, then used the die to trace the inside contour and fussy cut around it. adhered to flap. added the 4 amber pearls.

Left Inside Flap:  Stamped the ginkgo leaves using Distress greens, misted with water and stamped on cream cardstock. Repeated till I filled the area. Trimmed down, and used a circle punch to nick the corners.

Stamped the flourish frame using the toffee and embossing with Queen's Gold. Stamped the frame again on another piece of cream cardstock and fussy cut the inside contour. Stamped the "Happy Birthday" using the black and clear embossed. Adhered to card flap. Added a couple tiny butterflies from my stash.

Inside:  The cream cardstock is the unembossed side of the front flap. I had added the green strip on the right side to give the illusion of an equal border frame around.

Stamped the ginkgo leaves using the distress and various greens, misting with water on white cardstock. Fussy cut around them (or you can create a silhouette image and eCut them... which is really what I did). Adhered to card.

Stamped the flowers (Altenew "Floral Motifs") onto a cream toned vellum using the toffee and embossing with the Queen's Gold. These I really fussy cut around... Added some Quickie Glue pen to the centers and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Gold". Adhered to card using 3D foam squares in the center only. Tied a fork bow from a salmon colored narrow ribbon and adhered to card. Added another butterfly from my stash.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and maybe you'll give it a try... Have a great and creative day.

Friday, April 17, 2015


Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a very quick and clean card to share with you.  I’ve been so taken by all the clean and simple watercolor cards I’ve been seeing on Pinterest and other social media sites.  Now typically this is SO NOT my style, but I decided to give it a try anyway.  I’m afraid I didn’t get all the white space that I’ve been seeing, but believe me . . .  I will be trying again!

The background was made my mixing up some Color Burst with water and first misting the watercolor paper with Aquamarine Blue adding just a hint of Orange.  Once that was dry, I used a flourish stencil (from a prior Quietfire hop with Dreamweaver Stencils) which was placed on the background and misted with more orange.

The sentiment “Hello” was die cut/embossed from blue paper with the new Quietfire Design Metal Cutting Die - Hello.  Hello was then affixed to the card front using a Quickie Glue Pen.  A second layer for the card with cut from the same blue paper.

Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!!


Project Supplies:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some people...

Hello!  I'm so excited that flowers have started to bloom that they are creeping into my cards too!  I made this card using Quietfire's Garden Delights.  I first embossed it using ultra fine black embossing powder and cut it out using Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  I had just gotten Sue Wilson's Spanish Collection - Seville and I thought it would be a great backdrop to this sweet quote.  I popped up the layers and added a swag of flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers - you just have to with a quote like this! :)

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Garden Delights, Sue Wilson, Spanish Collection, Seville, Wild Orchid Flowers

Hope you like it and find pleasure in all the people and flowers in your life!

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Garden Delights, Sue Wilson, Spanish Collection, Seville, Wild Orchid Flowers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mom card using Mom rose stamp from Keep Calm & Call Mom set

Hello Crafty Peeps!  Kathy Jo here sharing a card for Mother's Day. The card used the Mom rose stamp from Quietfire's Keep Calm & Call Mom stamp set:
Keep Calm & Call Mom - Set of 3 Stamps
The stamped Mom is so beautiful that I wanted it framed on the card and heat embossed in gold.  The stamp looks gorgeous in gold!  

Here are the steps for the card:  

1. Form a tent fold card from ivory card stock
2. On watercolor paper stamp Mom in Versamark and heat emboss using gold embossing powder.
3. Apply Distress Marker in Peeled Paint along the inside edge of a leaf and use a water brush to give a watercolor appearance to the leaf.  Repeat with all leaves.  Apply Distress Marker in Worn Lipstick to each rose petal and repeat.  After drying apply Glossy Accent to the rose and Stickles (Lime Green) to the leaves.
4. Dry emboss watercolor paper with embossing folder.  Die cut into a frame using Spellbinders Matting Basics dies.  Apply Peeled Paint to raised edges with water brush. 
5. Cut white card stock to size and double heat emboss (along the outside edges) using Versamark and gold embossing powder.  Mount onto card base.
6. Mount Mom stamped paper onto gold edged paper.
7. Use foam dots or squares to mount frame to card.
8. High five yourself for a job well done.  

Hope you enjoyed the card!  I know I liked making it.  :)
Have a great day!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thanks Card

Hello Everyone, Terre here in sunny and bright Arizona! I thought today I would share a quick and easy card using one of Quietfire Design new stamp Thanks Cuddlers. This stamp set has 7 sentiments that you could stamp right under the word Thanks. For this card I just chose to use the simple work, Thanks!

I also used a 3D Em-Bossing Folder Floral Labels Four from Spellbinders. I used a piece of Jewel tone foil and embossed the folder then sanded it to give that two toned look. Added some Want2Scrap Rhinestones to embellish. I die cut the Labels Four die out of white cardstock then stamped my  Quietfire Design new stamp Thanks Cuddlers in the center with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black in. I secured all of this using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry,

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card, don't forget this amazing stamp set has several sentiments that can be stamped right under the word Thanks! Crafty Smiles, Terre

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thanks For Being My Friend

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  It's Wanda here today sharing a card using the Thanks die, a stamp from the Thanks Cuddlers set, the large Flourishing Inside Heart, and a flourish (smaller version of the large flourish) from the Flourishes 1 set.

I've cut Thanks from an Idea-ology mask sheet and stuck it to a piece of white cardstock. These die cuts are gorgeous with their beautiful letters and fancy tails but this also means that when making a mask there is not a lot of adhesive holding the mask to your substrate and it can be easy to move them out of place.  If you roll over the mask with a brayer it does help it to hold to the paper better but you still need to be careful when inking because you can lift the mask.  I think the effect is worth having to be a bit more careful.  

For this card I've used Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, broken china, barn door, and peeled paint) inking and blending over the mask until the paper was covered.  I removed the mask, flicked water over the piece, blotted and dried it.  "for being my friend" is stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  Blue dots are added to Thanks with a Tombow marker.  The edges of the panel are inked with Distress Ink vintage photo and I stamped along the top and bottom edges using the flourish image and vintage photo.  At this point I thought there seemed to be too much space between the words and the edges and thought "maybe I'll tear off the top and bottom, use just the center and layer it up on a card".  I tore off the two edges and as they were laying there I thought "that would look good, I can layer all 3 pieces onto another piece".  I used a piece of corrugated packaging to layer on.  The bottom left corner needed something and the flourishing inside heart was perfect.  It's stamped with barn door onto a scrap of Specialty Stamping Paper.  Everything is attached to a folded white card.  The final dimensions are 5 1/2" x 6".  


Thanks for following along!!!  Have a great weekend!!!

~ Wanda

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thank you so very much

Hi Everyone, it's Teresa here today sharing a card that i did
with the new Thank you sentiment stamp set called Thanks Cuddlers.

This is a super fun stamp set to get because it has so many amazing
sayings that you can use for the front or the inside to change it up for
all those special people in your life that you send cards to.

I found some fun papers by Carte Bella and used the Curved matting basics and
the Labels 40 Decorative Accents dies from Spellbinders along with another
 new SB die from Becca Feeken called Adorning Accents.  I used it for the backround
 under the vellum sentiment that i embossed with Thanks on.  Then i just added a pretty
crinkled ribbon in white with a flower and a charm and wha la!!
It was really quick and easy and i love that.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful week.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Garden Delights....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here today with a springcard using QuietFire Design´s  "Garden Delights"

and "Butterflies/ Dragonflies"

Since it's a spring themed card I used happy color such as pink an green for my card :-)
By adding little mulberry  roses I wanted to create the look of a little rose garden on the card.
I hope you like it...

The butterfly was stamped using gold ink to match the frame (die-cut from gold colored cardstock).
some stickles were added to the wings for an extra sparkly effect.

Used materials:

I hope you like the card and am (as always) looking forward to your comments.
Wishing you all a very nice day!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Winners from Our Die-ing For Spring Blog Hop!

And here they are!  Drum roll please!

Here are the winners from each of the blogs.  Please contact me if you're a winner (I'll need your snailmail address!)

Kathy Jo:
  Chana April 3, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Bloggernewfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...Love your cards so much detail and inspiration in your tutorials . Thanks for sharing

Marg said...
What a beautiful background. I love the bright colours.

Deborah JenningsApril 1, 2015 at 11:16 PM
Fantastic card, love the colour scheme. And I am so interested in trying black foam behind the words Thank you for sharing.

Christi ConleyApril 1, 2015 at 6:44 PM
Beautiful! Don't you love it when what you have in your mind actually gets translated to your project??

Mary Holshouser says:
I love the silver/gold on the believe. The background is beautiful.
I had my fingers crossed to win some of the color burst last week but it never happened.
The big bows on the cards are so pretty too.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards

Lovely card Suzanne! Excellent instructions and easy to follow. Thanks!!

Jen Rey3 April 2015 at 11:48 Wonderful set of cards! Love all the color combinations. That die and coordinating stamp set is a must have! I love the added sequins!

TracyM #6773April 3, 2015 at 9:43 AM
DELIGHTFUL cards Robyn - they're BEAUTIFUL, inside & out!!!
They cut soda cans? HOW COOL!!! I think your "out takes" are EXCITING, I've not used alcohol inks before, so you have introduced me to two techniques to try!!!

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us.  We hope you enjoyed the projects and found some inspiration that will have you trying something new.
See you next time!
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