Monday, August 31, 2015

Christmas is a Piece of Home!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have a card to share using one of the newer stamps, Christmas is a Piece of Home, and the new metal cutting die, Merry Christmas.

I don’t know about most of you, but I still have a huge stash of old Christmas/Holiday designer papers. In my quest to use what products I have, I dug deep and came up with a very old favorite from BasicGrey, Figgy, to use for the card.  The edges of the paper were inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then sewn to a cardstock base.  The sentiment was stamped in Forest Moss Distress Ink then die cut/embossed with some old retired oval die templates.  The seam binding ribbon was dyed with Forest Moss to match the sentiment.

For a change, I decided to decorate the inside of the card using the same Figgy paper.  Before die cutting the inside sentiment, a small piece of double-sided adhesive was attached to the paper so it was easy to adhere to the inside of the card.  It cut great and was easy as pie to attached the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!


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Friday, August 28, 2015

Floral Thank You - Guest Designer Chana Malkah

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This post features my final projects as a Guest Designer for Quietfire Creations.  
One of the products provided by Quietfire was their Floral Thank You (Item #5833.)  
The versatility of this rubber stamp set is a delight for the card crafter's heart!  

A Boxed Thank You Card Set allows the use of all stamps in the Collection.

Directions for creating the box and lid can be found HERE  Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial! 

I chose not to show all the cards I created for this project.  
The box accommodates 8 cards with envelopes

 I also created this combination Gift Card/Treat Box project using the "Thank You" sentiment!

These little boxes are easy to construct and and a perfect vehicle for the "Thank You" sentiment.
I originally planned to create a box using the same papers, but I was out of Teresa Collin's "Fabrications."  Hershey's Kisses look great in these boxes but all I had on hand were some Chiclets!

Directions for creating the Gift Card/Treat Box can be found HERE.   Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial!

Materials Used:
Gift Card Box
Teresa Collins Fabrications 8"x8" Designer Paper Pad
Tattered Angels High Impact Pigment - Tan
Prima Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - August 2015 Club Assortment
Fairy Dust Glitter
Gift Card/Treat Box
Quietfire Rubber Stamp:  Thank You
Bazill Textured Card Stock
Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Petaloo Vlvet Mini Blossoms - Dark Blue
Petaloo Chantilly Collection Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Adams' Chiclets Candy Gum

Thanks so much for stopping by!   
HUGZ, Chana

Many thanks to Chana for her wonderful creations this month. Her first post can be seen here.  You can see more of her work on her blog

Thursday, August 27, 2015

When I Saw This

Hello Everyone, hope your week is going great! Today I have a elegant, yet simple card to share with you. This creative card uses Quietfire Design's When I Saw This sentiment. My best friend recently moved to another state for her job, I miss her dearly so this sentiment says so much for our friendship so I think I will send this card to her.

The die templates that I have used in Quietfire Design's When I Saw This card are from Spellbinders, I love to use my sewing machine to stitch on my cards as well. To adhere everything together I used Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry as well as Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares to pop the sentiment up .
The Quietfire Design's When I Saw This sentiment was stamped using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The white paper flowers and gun mental pearls are from Want2Scrap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog post today, I hope you have been inspired to create a card and send it to your best friend, it is amazing how many people do not send cards, I think we should all change that, don't you? Crafty Smiles, Terre

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Hello, Diana here to share this beautiful quote by the amazing Corrie Ten Boom, author of The Hiding Place.  If you don't know who she is, you should definitely google her.  She's such an inspiration. And don't you just love the flourishes on top and bottom of this quote?  Yum!

I first stamped and embossed this quote on white card stock.  I then die-cut it out with Spellbinders Label 8, backed it with a kraft layer with Decorative Labels 8.  More foam tape on top of the large Tranquil Moments die, the stitched layer from My Favorite Things Blueprints 15, and then the kraft base layer.  I love foam tape... and butterflies and flowers so I added those too!  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the butterfly is Poppystamps Elsa butterfly with a row of adhesive pearls.

Worry - Mounted

Thank you so much for looking and I hope this helps inspire you to enjoy today!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We are like Snowflakes

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!!  It's Wanda here today sharing a wintry tag using the We are like Snowflakes beautiful Quietfire stamp.  We've had some cooler than average days the past week here in south central Iowa and the mornings make you think winter is on it's way... and it is... but hopefully won't actually arrive for a couple more months at least.

I started with a Ranger #10 manila tag and trimmed off the bottom so it was only 5 1/2" long. I swiped Distress Paint picket fence vertically on the tag not wanting full coverage at all. The paint was dried and then I put some Distress Stains on my craft sheet (you could easily use Distress Inks or Sprays for this) and dragged the tag through the ink, blotted it and dried it.  I dug out some snowflake punches (nothing new, just what I could find in my punch drawers), punched snowflakes from a scrap strip of cardstock and then used this strip as a stencil to stencil the snowflakes in the background with white paint.  I used  stencil brush for this to get great detail.  Don't overload the brush with paint, go easy and it works fabulous!!  The quote is stamped with Archival Ink jet black and embossed with clear detail powder.  A white paint pen was used to color in the hearts on the snowflake.  Vintage photo Distress Ink was sponged around the edges and then watered-down, white paint splattered over the tag.  I cut the Sizzix, Tim Holtz snowflake on-the-edge die cut from white cardstock, glued it on and added rock candy glitter along the bottom.  Ribbon at the top finishes it off!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Butterfly Heart Card

Hello Crafters.  Kathy Jo here sharing a project using a digital cutting file from Quietfire Design.  Quietfire Design offers many digital files in their store and also in the Silhouette Design Store.  For my card I used the Butterfly Heart Card which is found on the Silhouette Design site.
 For the card I started with an ivory card base, then a patterned paper from Graphic 45's Gilded Lily, a piece of vellum, digital cut ivory heart doily and finally the digital butterfly cut from the patterned paper.
The butterfly wings were lifted slightly.
A small piece of lace and ivory wrinkled ribbon and the card was complete.  This will be a perfect card for a Thank You, Thinking of You, anytime friendship or Happy Birthday card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed the card.
Big crafty hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, August 22, 2015

And A Little More Food for Thought! (Dessert!) Guest Designer - Judi Kauffman

 Guest Designer Judi Kauffman took the holiday cards you've already seen during the roll-out week for A Way With Words Collection dies and added Silver Glitter Dots Peel-offs to them for some extra sparkle. (The sheets have hundreds of Dots in four sizes. She used the largest size in the corners of the ivory cardstock rectangles and the smallest size for the berries on the dark green branches.) 


It adds only a couple of minutes per card and is such a nice touch, don't you think?

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Way With Words - Happy Birthday - Our Final Day

Today is the last day of our A Way With Words Event. Thanks so much for joining us!  We hope you've enjoyed our ideas and projects using these awesome new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

It's Suzanne here to share something a little different.  If you've hung around with me long enough, you'll know this style isn't too much of a surprise.  I love shabby elegance!
Here is how you can make this card.

Quietfire Happy Birthday from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Core'dinations French Roast cardstock
Staples White #110 Cardstock
Distress Rock Candy Crackle
Distress Weather Wood, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo
Ink Blending tool
Golden Gesso
Palette Knives
Star Rondelle Beads
piece of corrugated cardboard
Ranger Collage Glue stick
Transfer foil
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs

  1. Form a 5x7" card base from French Roast cardstock.
  2.  Die cut Happy Birthday from white cardstock and sponge around the edges with Weathered Wood.  Allow to dry.  Apply medium thickness coating of crackle medium and allow to air dry and crackle.  Sponge with Vintage Photo and rub excess off with fingers, pushing ink into the cracks. Add some highlights with Worn Lipstick and more Weathered Wood.
  3. Tear a piece of corrugated cardboard and peel some of the top layer off to expose the corrugation.  Spread Gesso over the surface. Allow to dry.
  4. Sponge Vintage Photo onto mini-tags. Allow to dry.  Swipe with glue stick and allow the glue to become tacky then press transfer foil onto surface. Do the same in various place on the Happy Birthday diecut. Assemble brads, beads and mini-tags as shown and adhere to project with foam tabs.
  5. Adhere Happy Birthday die cut to surface with foam tabs.
  6. Attach decorative bead and mount corrugated cardboard onto card base with foam tabs.

Thanks again for joining us during our A Way With Words Event.  Stay tuned!  We'll continue to share fresh new ways of using your Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Word dies.
Happy creating, Suzanne

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Way With Words - Get Well Soon

Hi Y'all! Robyn here introducing....

A Way With Words

Each day during this event we’re sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs word dies. 
 All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the
 and on the 
Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

The full line of dies 

Showcased today is

  • Create a gate fold card out of Neenah white card stock
  • Apply 1/8" Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape to the edges
  •  Apply Elizabeth Craft Designs silver Silk Micro Fine Glitter
  • Die cut Get Well Soon, out of Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheet
  • Emboss the Shimmer Sheet with Elizabeth Craft Designs Gingko embossing folder
  • Apply Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Paper to chip board- it's self adhesive
  • Die cut Get well soon out of the Velvet paper/chipboard
  • Apply the Shimmer sheets to the card base with double sided tape
  • Inset the die cut into the card base with adhesive
  • Admire!

This second card was created with a scrap on my desk, layered on a Shimmer sheet.
An Elizabeth Craft Designs peel off  and some  silk glitter were added for interest .

Thanks for visiting! 
Please enjoy using the new dies and let us see what you re creating!

A bit of back story and more cards at
Comments and Questions always welcomed!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Way With Words - Congratulations


Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event we’re sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs word dies.  All these designs are from
original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon 
and can be found on the Quietfire site, and on the Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

It's Wanda here today and I hope you've been enjoying all the inspiration with the new dies, I know I have!!!!!!!!

I'm sharing three cards today all using the Congratulations die.  There are many big events and even more little accomplishments in life when we can tell someone "Congratulations" and share how proud we are of them!!  It's good to have a stash of cards ready so we can just grab one and not miss an opportunity to put a smile in their day!!  All my cards today are quick and easy cards.

For this first card I've used an Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder (E121 Bouquet) to create my background.  I inked one side of the embossing folder with Distress Ink (fossilized amber), embossed a piece of white cardstock, sprayed the inked and embossed piece with Perfect Pearls (perfect pearl), and distressed the edges.  This is layered to a colored panel, wrapped with lace and twine, and attached to the folded white card.  Congratulations is die cut from colored paper with Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive on the back and attached to the card.  A paper flower with a brad finish it up.

The background on this card is created by laying a silk leaf stem onto white cardstock and spraying over it with Dylusions ink spray.  Once dry the edges were distressed and it was layered onto black and then the folded white card.  Congratulations is cut from black card with double sided adhesive on the back.

This final card uses Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off Stickers to make the flower.  I used individual "wings" from sheet #ECD0414 placing them to make a flower and drew the stem with a Pitt pen.  Color was added with Distress markers.  I inked a scrap of white cardstock (large enough to cut congratulations from) with Distress Ink salty ocean going from lighter to darker with my inking, put double sided adhesive on the back, cut my word and added it to the card.  I used a water brush and spattered salty ocean ink over the panel.  This is layered to a second panel inked with salty ocean and then to the folded white card.   

I hope you've enjoyed today's cards!!!!


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