Friday, April 29, 2016

"I love you not only for what you are..."

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a card using a "love"-ly Quietfire Design stamped sentiment and an equally lovely A Way With Words die.  The sentiment is so heartwarming, "I love you not only for what you are..."
I Love You Not Only For What You Are
It was stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink onto ivory card stock and die cut using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.

The A Way With Words die, Love, matches the sentiment so well:
Love - Metal Cutting Die
While making the card I could not help but think of my sweet hubby (big smiles).
The patterned papers were from Bo Bunny's Soiree collection.  Ivory and gray card stock was also used.  Behind the ivory die cut Love was a patterned die cut Love.  So happy!
A few wee flowers and triple ivory wrinkle ribbon and the card was completed.

Thank you very much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.  :)

SALE ALERT!  All A Way With Words dies are all 15% off...woo-who!!

Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Live and Laugh Scrapbook Page

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring two A Way with Words dies and a Quietfire Design stamp.  The words 'Live' and 'Laugh' are perfect accents to many scrapbook pages, especially those that feature whitewater rafting.  LOL.  The Rocky Mountains are about a four or five hour drive from my house and we try to get to Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia every couple of years.  I really love it there.  The last couple of trips my family has spent a day on the river with Kootenay River Runners.  So much fun and it is great to introduce our boys to all sorts of different experiences.

Here's the Quietfire Design stamp I used to accent the page.  I love this quote!  Words to live by.....

And here's the beautiful versatile word dies:

Supplies Used:  Simple Stories So Rad patterned paper and embellishments, Quietfire Design stamp, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Clearsnap ink, Brother sewing machine.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mothers Hold Their Children's Hands - Calligraphic Love Bits - ECD Love

Hello!!  It's Wanda here today.  I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by.  It's almost May!!!  How did that happen!  With Mother's Day a short 1 1/2 weeks away (in the US) some of you might be needing card ideas and so I've used a wonderful Quietfire Mother-themed stamp.  You can find this and others under the topic, Mother... Here.  If, like me, your mother has passed away, this card easily translates to any theme such as Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary... etc. 

I love this leafy branch die, have used it several times and sometimes keep the negative such as the one used on this card that is watercolor paper.  I put some Distress Ink on my craft sheet, sprayed on some water and then dipped the paper in the color.  Since I only had the negative, I needed to cut a branch and did that from white cardstock so I could offset it from the negative piece.  The purple layer is dry embossed with a folder.  "Love" is cut from Shimmer Sheetz.  The heart (Calligraphic Love Bits stamp set) is stamped with purple ink and I've brushed Wink of Stella (Gl. Clear) over the purple ink.  The quote is stamped with Jet Black.  A pretty simple card with a big punch I think.  

Supply List --

Calligraphic Love Bits - Quietfire Design
Love - Metal Cutting Die - Quietfire Design or Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD)
Leafy Branch - Metal Cutting Die - ECD
Shimmer Sheets - a piece from the Gemstone Sampler Pack - ECD
Embossing Folder - Daisy Blast (Sizzix)
Archival Ink - Jet Black, Deep Purple (Ranger)
Distress Inks (Ranger)
Cardstock - White, Purple

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thank you for all that you do....

Hi Everyone it's Teresa here today with a share using one of the beautiful new Way with Words Thank you dies and the Thanks Cuddlers mounted rubber stamp set.

I wanted to keep the card really simple so I used a really simple dotted pattern paper to make the base of my card and layered it with 3D foam squares to make it stand out more with the white matting on the top piece.  We needed to match a die with a saying so i found this wonderful set of Thank you sayings and it fit perfectly in the bottom corner.  The ink didn't take on the embossed dots like i wanted it to but i think it looks really nice and works really good with the die cut words.

To finish my card I added a red ribbon that i cut in half to make it double and then added a pretty bling button on the top.  It was super easy and took no time at all to do.  You gotta love that :)  

Here is a quick peek at the stamp set and all the other sayings that come in the set.  It's really nice. There are so many choices to chose from.

And here is the die set and you can order both on the website.  Be sure and check out all
the other Way with Words die here and have fun crafting and making pretty things with them!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Welcome Little One - card give away :-)

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a new card combining a gorgeous Quietfire Design stamp with a Quietfire Design-ECD die-template.
Since the card is in pink it's meant for a newborn baby girl.
We have a granddaughter on the way (end June) and that was my inspiration for this card.

Since I am so happy about this, I would like to give away this card to a randomly chosen commentor on this blogpost.
So...if you would like a chance to win the card, simply leave a comment under this blogpost.
My next Quietfire Design blogpost will be on May 5th and I will announce the winner in that blogpost.
Good luck!

Used materials:

I hope you like the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Hugs from Holland,

Saturday, April 23, 2016

"Home is where your Mom is" Mother's Day card

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a card I made for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day.  The card's focal point is the sweet Quietfire Design sentiment, Home is where your Mom is, from the Keep Calm & Call Mom set:
Keep Calm & Call Mom - Set of 3 Stamps
There are several layers to the card.  Here are the layers starting with the card base and working up to the sentiment: ivory tent fold base, Graphic 45's Gilded Lily pink patterned paper edged with gold, ivory card stock die cut (Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accent), brown patterned Gilded Lily die cut (Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels), Gilded Lily die cut (Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria), ivory card stock die cut (Spellbinders Swirl Bliss band) and mounted on Gilded Lily and finally the lovely stamped sentiment die cut (Spellbinder Victorian Garden Fancy Diamond).
The card does have a lot of layers but the lovely sentiment stands out.  (And isn't the heart below the "o" in Mom just the cutest?)
The inside of the card has more Gilded Lily and die cut ivory card stock (Spellbinders Decorative Elements Fancy Diamond).
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.  Feel free to check out the other beautiful Mother's Day stamps from Quietfire Design.

Have a happy, crafty weekend!
Kathy Jo

Friday, April 22, 2016

Pierced Shimmer Sheetz Thank You Card

by Judi Kauffman

Suzanne Cannon posted a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog featuring hand-embossed Shimmer Sheetz surrounding a die cut. She used a stylus tool to draw de-bossed lines and doodle patterns around the sentiment. I thought it would be fun to take that concept in another direction.

For my project, I used a piercing tool in addition to a stylus and did most of the work on the BACK of the Shimmer Sheetz. Pierced holes form a raised dotted pattern on the front. The stylus, in turn, creates de-bossed dots that help to flatten the Shimmer Sheetz around the word ‘Thanks’ since piercing will distort the Mylar and cause it to curve. This is not a problem with the butterflies so there is no stylus work on those.

Change the color combination to suit your taste, and if you don’t have alcohol inks on hand to alter Shimmer Sheetz for the butterflies, skip that step.


1. Die cut the word ‘Thanks’ from Shimmer Sheetz or heavy cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the FRONT side. Adhere the word to the back of a piece of Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz (or whatever color you’ve selected).

2. Place the piece on a soft mouse pad or piercing pad and use a piercing tool to create a dotted outline around the word as shown in the photo above. Pierce larger holes in some of the areas, smaller and more closely spaced holes in other areas for variety and interest as shown in the photo below.

 3. With the piece facing up, use a craft knife to scrape lines on the inside of each letter (lines will be white, the core color of the Shimmer Sheetz). Use a stylus tool to create randomly spaced de-bossed dots all around the word as shown in the photo below. Cut a rectangle measuring 4.25” x 2.5”, back with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet; mat to Perfect Pink Soft Finish Cardstock, leaving an eighth-inch border.

4. Alter a piece of Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with alcohol inks (Optional). Put black outline butterfly peel-offs on the BACK and selectively pierce around and inside the outlines. No need to pierce all of the pattern lines. Pull away and discard the butterfly peel-offs.

5. Turn the Shimmer Sheetz right side up and use fine pointed scissors to hand cut around the butterflies. Bend wings upward as shown below.

6. Emboss a 5.25” x 4.75” piece of Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with the butterfly folder. Lightly sand to tone down the sparkle and bring out the white core color.

7. Cut a 5.75” x 12” piece of Rosebud Soft Finish Cardstock. Score at 6”, fold in half for card base (fold at left side).

8. Assemble the card front as follows: Embossed Shimmer Sheetz rectangle, centered left to right, a quarter-inch down from top edge; greeting (foam tape beneath rectangle for added dimension); butterflies (secured with small slivers of Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs, ideal for holding Shimmer Sheetz to Shimmer Sheetz).

Quietfire Design A Way With Words –

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Shimmer Sheetz in Pink and Light Pink Iridescent
0412 Butterflies peel-offs in Black
Soft Finish Cardstock in Perfect Pink and Rosebud
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and Tape
KB101 Butterflies embossing folder

Other –

Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs
Foam tape
Piercing tool
Ball stylus
Fine pointed scissors
Piercing pad or soft mouse pad
Craft knife
Sanding block

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Garden Delights

Good Morning.  This is Selma Stevenson today.  I have designed a card with one of Suzanne's Garden Delights stamps.

Garden Delights, set of 8 stamps - Mounted
Here is a picture showing all the stamps in this set.

The pretty sentiment was stamped using black Versafine Ink then die cut using one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles.  It was backed with red card stock.

The flowers were created with Susan's Garden Geranium dies.  The green Leafy Branch and the red Ribbons down the left side are from the Els van de Burgt Studio line, from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Don't you love all the stamps in this Garden Delights stamp set!

5859  Garden Delights, set of 8 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thinking Of You - Coneflower - Reminding One Another - Easel

Yogi here today... I wanted to do a multiple cascading type of word card... this is what evolved. BIG GRIN

I'm using one of the A Way With Words die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thinking Of You" also available on Quietfire Design HERE.

I'm also using  an oldie but goodie quote stamp from Quietfire Design "Reminding One Another..." . And an eCut file "Coneflower" available on the  Silhouette onLine store

("Reminding One Another..."); Silhouette: "Coneflower"

Die cut my words Thinking Of You (on Quietfire Design HERE.) from white cardstock. Inked with Versafine "Vintage Sepia" and embossed with Emerald Creek Embossing powder - top one with a touch of "Thanksgiving" and "Chic Camo"; 2nd one down with just the chic camo; 3rd one down with "Oil Rubbed Bronze"; and the "of You" same as the top one.

Pounced acrylic daubers on my craft sheet (Mustard Seed", "Scattered Straw" and "Wild Honey", misted generously with water and smeared a 5" x 7" piece of white cardstock through the paint - just once to avoid muddying the colors... Dried.

Placed my words on the background and penciled in where I wanted my narrow horizontal strips to land, then cut the openings.

eCut the coneflowers (4 of them) from white cardstock. Sponged the flowers with "Picked Raspberry" then some "Mustard Seed"; the stem with "Forest Moss" and the cone head with  "Ground Espresso". Applied glue to the extra cone head piece and sprinkled with flower soft "Earth". Pressed the flower soft into the glue and set aside to dry. Used a pink colored pencil on the front flowers to delineate the petals and a scoring tool on the floor flower, then adhered the dried cone to flower. Adhered the flowers to the front layer. Then adhered the die cut words.

Stamped the leaves (Designs By Ryn "Hibiscus") inking the stamp with Mowed Lawn" and a touch of "Forest Moss". Fussy cut around it (I created another eCut file - I'm lazy...), adhered to front.

 Scored and folded my white card to create the easel. Placed my front over the card and penciled in the opening, cut away and then adhered my front piece to the card front.

On the back of the front piece, sponged with "Shabby Shutters" and then "Tea Dye"

On the floor: Cut a piece of white cardstock and embossed the butterfly background (Craft Concepts "Wings") inking the folder with the mustard seed all over and here and there with the raspberry and "Cracked Pistachio", misting with water and embossing. Repeating to cover the whole cardstock. Adhered to floor.

Adhered a piece of orange/white polka dotted ribbon.

Adhered the 4th coneflower as a stopper.

Stamped the quote (Reminding One Another...) on white cardstock inking all over with the Sepia and here and there with Black Soot. Clear embossing. Die cut with Stitched Rectangles (Elizabeth Craft Designs), moving the die cut to cut a square shape... If you have the square set - all the better. Sponged with the mustard seed around the edges. Adhered to card floor.

As a final touch, I wanted a white background for when the card is closed, so adhered a piece of 5 x 8.5" white cardstock to the back of the card , scoring at the 7" point so it folds back when card is opened. See pics below. 

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Birthday shaker

Today I am sharing a fun birthday "card" that is perfect for kids.  I don't know about yours but mine always love the more interactive ones - where things move - so they can break it off.  Just kidding - but not really.  Today's project is a large shaker element that doubles up as a birthday card.

I had gotten the Memory Keeper Fuse Tool a while back - for the specific purpose of making sugar cookies and sealing them individually as gifts.  It worked out really well but I thought I should use it for more than just one thing to make it worthwhile.  So I made this fun birthday shaker for one of my son's friends.  It was quite simple but perfect fun for a little kid.

The photo sleeve was already sealed on three sides.  I generously added sequins and shaped glitter to the sleeve.  I then die cut the balloons from Elizabeth Craft Designs Balloons out of all my stash of scraps.  So that all the balloons would not fall to the bottom of the shaker, I adhered some of them to the photo sleeve on the back.  I then added a diagonal panel of white cards stock across the front and adhered a green die cut of Quietfire Design's happy birthday 2.  I also popped up a yellow balloon and silver twine.  The back of the shaker also has a white panel where my son could write his message.

Hope you like my card that is not a card!  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Just living is not enough...

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a happy card using Quietfire Design's lovely stamp, Just living is not enough:
Just Living is not Enough - Mounted
It was stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink onto ivory paper from Basic Grey's Serenade collection.  It was die cut using Spellbinders' Stately Circles.
Green card stock was die cut using Spellbinders' Wreath die set.  The larger wreath die cuts had Inka Gold applied as shown.  Light green patterned paper (Basic Grey Serenade) was dry embossed, covered with Distress Ink (Picket Fence) and heat embossed.  It was layered on polka dot paper from the same paper collection.  The tent fold base was created using orange card stock  
Such a sweet sentiment!  Reading it makes me smile.  :)

I hope you enjoyed the card!  Here is another link to the stamp.  Oh- and don't forget about the current specials at Quietfire Design:

All unmounted stamps are 50% off
All Spellbinders are 50% off

Thanks for stopping by!  
Have a happy, crafty day,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wine is Sunlight

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with another scrapbook layout designed around a Quietfire Design stamp.  Today I am using the ‘Wine is Sunlight’ stamp from one of my favourite stamp sets.  It is a perfect accent for photographs I took while I was on a wine tour near Niagara Falls last fall.  This area of Canada is simply beautiful and there are many many wineries to visit.

The ‘Wine is Sunlight’ stamp is from a set of four stamps, all of which would be wonderful for embellishing scrapbook layouts about wine tours or getting together with friends. Or,these stamps make great tags for wine bottles given as a hostess gift or on invitations to wine and cheese parties.  Imagine the possibilities!  

Supplies Used:  Quietfire Design stamp, Heartfelt Creations patterned paper and vine die, Sizzix alphabet die, Clearsnap Ink, May Arts ribbon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Friendship Isn't A Big Thing

Happy Mid-Week!!!  I hope things are going well for you!!!

It's Wanda here today and I decided to get a little shabby chic for this post.  I've combined one of Quietfire's wonderful friendship quotes with a self done background, some 7 gypsies paper, and some die cuts.  

Let's get started...

1.  Create a 5" x 6 1/2" side-fold card from Misty Mauve.

2.  Cut Watercolor Paper 4 1/2" x 6".  Stencil numbers with gesso in three areas and let dry.

3. Put Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, and Fired Brick on craft sheet, drag stenciled paper through color, spray water on paper to help color move tipping paper to allow it run, blot over stenciling a little and dry paper.  

4.  Use dauber top to add Bundled Sage across paper and dry.  Use dauber top to rub Picket Fence across paper and dry.  Distress edges.

5.  Choose patterned paper from book, cut/tear pieces to use, use dauber top to rub Picket Fence over papers, splatter patterned papers and watercolor paper piece with gesso thinned with water.  

6.  Choose paper to stamp quote on.  Stamp quote with Jet Black ink.  Rub Picket Fence around edges.  Tear and distress edges.

7.  Attach papers together.  Stamp gesso circles.  I used an empty paint bottle cap and the end of an eraser to stamp the circles.

8.  Attach a piece of lace along left edge of layered papers and then attach stack to folded card.  

9.  Add some shading along the edges of layered papers by scribbling pencil along edge and activating with a water brush. 

10.  Die cut leaves from watercolor paper.

11.  Die cut flowers from Misty Mauve, spray with just a bit with water, crumple flowers, carefully uncrumple, dry with heat tool, dry brush some gesso on petals and dry.  

12.  Attach leaves and flowers as shown adding pearls to center of flowers.  

13.  Cut a butterfly from pattered paper and attach to card.  Add a scrap of lace under paper layer in lower right corner.  

Supply List -

Quietfire Design Rubber Stamp - Friendship Isn't a Big Thing
Soft Finish Cardstock - Misty Mauve (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Victoria Paper Pack (7 gypsies)
Distress Stains - Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Bundled Sage, Picket Fence
White Gesso (Golden)
Bunch of Flowers 3 Die Set (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Leafy Branch Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Distrezz It All Paper Distresser (Zutter)
Inktense Pencil - Black (Derwent)

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