Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ECD Summer - In Summer the Song Sings Itself - Crackle Background

It's Wanda here on this wonderful Tuesday!!  There are so many fabulous new Quietfire stamps and dies that it was hard to choose which ones to use for today's project but I finally decided on Summer.  It even felt like Summer here in Southern Iowa this holiday weekend and we had sunshine for Memorial Day.

Here's how it was made -

1 - Cut manila cardstock 5" x 7".

2 - Take a piece of Tissue Wrap larger than the cardstock and glue to cardstock with Collage Medium.  Tear off excess along edges leaving any bits that don't tear evenly.

3 - Stamp Crackle Background randomly over Tissue Wrap with Sky Blue.

4 - Paint stamped Tissue Wrap panel with Dylusions paints and dry.

5 - Cut Summer from both black and white cardstock.  Attach words together with the white on top off-setting slightly with the black down and to the left.  Attach to center-bottom of panel.

6 - Stick Washi Tape above word.

7 - Die cut flowers from White Cardstock and trim stems to fit as shown.  Glue to panel.

8 - Stamp quote with Jet Black.

9 - Attach panel to black cardstock and distress edges.   

Supply List - 

Tissue Wrap - Composer (Tim Holtz idea-ology)
Dylusions Paint - Tangerine Dream, Lemon Zest, Bubblegum Pink (Ranger)
Archival Ink - Sky Blue, Jet Black (Ranger)
Tim Holtz Thinlits Wildflower Dies (Sizzix)
Collage Medium Matte (Ranger)
Washi Tape

Monday, May 30, 2016

"I love that you will Always be my friend" card

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a friend card using a gorgeous stamp from Quietfire Design's Always be my friend stamp set:
Always Be My Friend, Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted
The sentiment was stamped on white card stock using Jet Black Archival Ink.  After drying it was die cut using Spellbinders' Labels 50 Decorative Elements.  Gold card stock was die cut using the largest die in the same set.  Peeled Paint Distress Ink was tapped onto a silicone craft sheet.  A water brush was used with the ink to color the leaves on the innermost die.  
Peeled Paint Distress Ink was applied to the inside of Spellbinders' Imperial M-Bossabilities folder and spritzed lightly with water.  (Ink was applied more heavily to the bottom section of the folder to create an ombre effect.)  Watercolor paper was spritzed lightly on one side and embossed using the inked Imperial folder.  Gold card was cut to 4.25" x 5.5" and adhered to a white tent fold 4.25" x 5.5" card.  The embossed watercolor paper was mounted to the card base as were the die cuts.  
For the finishing touch, a triple seam binding bow was added with a wee green twine bow.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cottage Days - ECD Summer - Thoughts of You

Yogi here today with a summer memories card...

I'm using an electronic file Cottage Days  from Quietfire Design on the front which you can find in the Silhouette onLine store.

And I'm using one of the newest die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs which will be available soon. "4 Seasons" - loving this set. Also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And of course a card wouldn't be complete without at least some Quietfire Design stamps "Remember That The Earth..." 8pce set; "Life Journey Words" 6pce set; and part of "When I Saw This..."  

Scored and side folded my cream toned cardstock (5"w x 7"h).

Stamped the fishnet background using Versafine Black Onyx on Bee Paper "Recycled Sketch Paper" (it's brownish kraft type color) and clear embossed. Swiped over it with Distress acrylic daubers "Tumbled Glass" and "Broken China"

Die cut the frame from white cardstock using the 2 largest of the long stitched line dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles"). Sponged with "Tumbled Glass" and "Broken China", then hit the edges with some "Tea Dye" and "Ground Espresso. Adhered the fishnet background to the frame.

To get the sandy looking border - Applied Sookwang tape around the edges of the card, adhered my fishnet piece, then embossed the border, sprinkling with Distress embossing powders ("Pumice Stone", "Scattered Straw" and "Brushed Corduroy"). Burnished with my finger.

Created some background papers using watercolor paper and Brushos in a multitude of colors... Went a little wild... Then eCut the stamp shapes (if you don't have an electronic cutter, you can fussy cut around your stamped images. I'm lazy though...), stamped with the black and clear embossed the largest starfish and the seahorse. For the smaller starfish, stamped with  Distress pads and embossed with Queen's Gold or clear. Also cut the "Cottage Days" and embossed using Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder.

Adhered all the elements to my card front.


On the inside: stamped the quote ("Remember That The Earth..." 8pce set) on the left side of the card using the black and clear embossed. (ps I normally don't stamp on the left side, but since there are several layers on my front, the stamping won't show through...)

Die cut the word "Summer" (available on Quietfire Design HERE) from more of the Brusho watercolor paper and adhered to inside.

Stamped the word "Memories" ("Life Journey Words" 6pce set) using the black and clear embossed.

Another of the Designs By Ryn stamps the sea spray bubbles, also cut from the Brusho watercolor paper, stamped with Distress "Mermaid Lagoon" and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Midnight Sky" embossing powder. Adhered to card along with the smallest starfish.

Stamped part of the "When I Saw This..."  stamp, masking off the upper section, using the black and clear embossing.

Hope you enjoy how I made this card.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


2016 has been a tough year.  There's been a few losses this year and that's inspired this simple card.  Live!  Time is short!  Send cards to your loved ones.  :)

The background was sponged with white opaque Staz-On ink and a Memory Box Mesh stencil.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Live, A Way With Words, Stencil

The Live die was used with silver craft metal sheet and popped up by cutting the same die on black foam.  This ensured that the whole letter would be popped up evenly.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Live, A Way With Words, Stencil

If you'd like a chance to win this Live metal die, please stop by my blog to see how!  Thanks!

Live - Metal Cutting Die

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Quietfire Memories die

It's Tuesday and it's Teresa here for another new post with the new release of "Way with Words" dies by Quietfire. Today i am sharing the "Memories" die and i created a cute page of my niece with some pictures that i found just recently.  I adore this die because you can do so much with it... everyone has memories to save so what better word to start a project with.

For my page i used lots of bits from my stash of things.  I used some corrugated paper in kraft that i had to start the base of the page and then i layered some pretty colored papers over it to make the photos pop out more. I also added some pretty flowers and stickers to it.  She was such a smart and fun little girl so this was fun to make to remember her when she was little.

For the new "Memories" way with words die i cut it twice and glued it together and then glued that on a few band of paper that i tucked under the bottom photo.  The little flags come in the paper set and so did the extra small letters that i used to make up the title.  These are great little words and you could add glitter or ink them to go with pretty much anything that you are working on.

And lastly here is just a quick closeup of the little bits on the side.  I added a tiny tag under the photo so that i could write down some fun things i remembered about her and when she use to come over to visit with me.   

Thanks for stopping over and below is a photo of the new die and a link to get one for yourself!!  Have a really wonderful and crafty week.

Monday, May 23, 2016


Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing asimple, elegant card using the gorgeous Quietfire Design stampset "Thank You". This stampset is a set of 4 beautiful stamps.
The card is about simple layering and is quick an easy to make.

Used materials:

I hope you like the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a great day!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Memories - I am the Connections

Hi there!  It's Suzanne here today.  Well, I'm sure by now you've seen this card.  Now I'm going to tell you how to make it!
The Memories die is just one of the new dies released this spring and expands the A Way With Words collection to 29 dies and sets.
I am seriously in love with Maja Designs paper.  I love the shabby look, but seldom have the time to create it myself from scratch, so this solves my problem!  And there is lots of opportunity to use tone on tone.
Here are the supplies you will need to make this card.
A Way With Words Memories die  Quietfire | Elizabeth Craft Designs

Quietfire Design I am the Connections
Tsukeniko/Imagine Crafts Midnight Black stamp ink
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Ovals 
Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock in Lavender
Maja Designs Cardstock
Distress Ink Tattered Rose
Tape runner
Copier or Laser Printer
Laser Jet white paper
  1. Form a tent fold card base from dark pink cardstock measuring 6.25 x 5.75".
  2. Cut a rectangle from striped cardstock measuring 3.5 x 5.75" and a panel of polka dot cardstock measuring 5.25 x 3.75".
  3. Laser printer copy made from the die.
    Stamp sentiment and trim cardstock to create a panel which fits stamped image.  Mat this panel with a panel of dark pink cardstock measuring 1/8" larger.
  4. Die cut Memories from lavender cardstock.
  5. Designer Becca Feeken first made me aware of the possibility of surrounding a diecut with a gold foiled border.  You may see her video tutorial here.  Here is how I created my version. I placed my die on the glass and made a copy onto white laser paper. If I used heavier paper, my laminator wouldn't heat up hot enough and the foil didn't stick everywhere... :-(   You MUST make a laser (toner) copy, not one from an inkjet printer.
    Cover photocopied image with foil and run through laminator.
    Trim your printed copy a bit and send it through the laminator with the foil gold side up, directly on top of the toner. Wrap up your foil-covered image in a separate sheet of folded paper.  (The folded paper keeps everything together and insures you don't laminate any gold to the inside of the machine!) 
  7. Remove the foil sheet from the surface of the image and admire the shine!  
    Diecut the gold foiled image with a Stitched Oval die. Adhere die cut on the foiled surface.
  8. Sponge Tattered Rose around the edge of the oval diecut.
  9. Assemble the card as shown in the photo alternating foam and double-sided tapes to give some layers dimension.
Designer Tip: You can substitute quotes or change the sentiment panel for a photograph.
Thanks for having a look!  I hope you love the new die designs!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Good Morning. This is Selma today. Have you had fun seeing all the projects the designers have been posting, on the blog, using the new Spring release dies?  We hope we are giving you a lot of inspiration for using these beautiful new die sets.

4 Seasons, Set of 4 - Metal Cutting Dies - Pre-Order

My card today is showing the beautiful A Way With Words "Spring" die cut, which is one of four dies in the 4-Seasons die set.

One of the first things we see announcing Spring, are the Cherry Blossoms.  I have designed my card using Susan's Garden Cherry Blossom dies to create a branch, which was attached over a piece of design paper with Cherry Blossoms.  A piece of dotted design paper was used on the bottom.  Across the center of the card  is one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Ribbons & Jewels die cuts.  

The Spring die cut was attached on the bottom portion of the card and two Elizabeth Craft Designs Corners 1 were glued to the upper corners.

There are three new die releases; 4 Seasons (set of 4), Memories, and Remember.  You can see these new die sets at this LINK plus be sure to check out the beautiful stamps sets that will coordinate with these dies.

What project(s) would you like to create with these new dies -- a card, a scrapbook page, or perhaps a Memories Box for keepsakes!  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Die Release - Autumn Card

Hello!!  It's Wanda here today sharing a card for this week of New Die Release ideas!!  

I've chosen Autumn from the 4 Seasons set of dies...

and I've combined it with the quote from this set.

I began with a piece of Mixed Media Cardstock (Ranger), a leaves stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), and Distress Inks - Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Barn Door.  I used an ink blending tool to add color through the stencil onto the paper and removed the stencil.  Then I put some Abandoned Coral on my craft sheet, picked up color with a water brush, and flicked it onto the panel.  The quote was stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black.  I wanted to "fade" the leaves a bit where the quote was so I brushed on water in that area, blotted it up and dried the paper.  Autumn was cut from black cardstock and glued to the panel.  The edges were distressed and the panel was layered to a red panel and then to a folded white card.  I colored a scrap of Mixed Media Paper with Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber using a water brush, dried it, die cut the leaf (Elizabeth Craft Designs) from that scrap, shaped the leaf using the Susan's Garden Tool Set, Molding Mat, and Leaf Pad (Elizabeth Craft Designs) and attached it as shown below the word Autumn.  

I hope you're enjoying this week of ideas!!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Die Release - Hello Spring

Hello, Connie Nichol here today.  I am absolutely thrilled with the new 4 seasons metal cutting dies just released from Quietfire Designs.  The words Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter make beautiful titles for many scrapbook layouts, alone or combined with other words.  So many possibilities.....

Here are the 4 seasons dies
I combined the word 'Spring' with the Hello die and a flourish from Calligraphic Elements 1.

The lily of the valley embellishments are Quietfire Design cut files - aren't they pretty?  I cut these with my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutter, but they are also available in the Silhouette Design Store here.

Supplies Used:  Close to my Heart cardstock, Crafter's Workshop stencil, Clearsnap Smooch Spritz, Sizzix Eclips 2 electronic die cutter, Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way with Words and clouds dies, washi tape.

Monday, May 16, 2016

New die release!: "Memories" scrapbook page

Hello Crafters!  Today is my day to post at Quietfire Creations and I am so excited to share a project using one of the newly released A Way with Words dies, Memories:

Memories - Metal Cutting Die - Pre-Order
Love, love, love this new die!  

I made sure to accentuate the lovely die by placing it on layered banner dies:

With such a pretty die, I decided to use some of my treasured Graphic 45 paper for page (Botanical Tea)...and I am so happy I did.  
Now I have the first page in Teddy's scrapbook: "Memories".
I hope you enjoyed the "Memories" scrapbook page.  Feel free to hop on over to check out the other new lovely releases...well worth the trip!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day.  :)
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Quietfire Dies! Spring and Summer -15 minute wonders!

Hi Y'all!
Robyn running by with a quick post.
I was honored to receive pre release dies from the new 
by Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
All dies are pre- order at this time.

In less than 15 minutes:
  • Adhere fun foam and Shimmer Sheetz to Elizabeth Craft Designs  Double Sided Adhesive
  • Cut the die from the foam and shimmer sheets
  • Adhere fun foam cut to Artist Trading Card- 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"- mine are from never ending stash!
  • Adhere Shimmer Sheetz cut to foam cut.
  • Admire! and gift or trade your new cards!
You can stop there and be done, or embellish to your hearts content.
I'm a busy girl and tickled to show you how much you an do with so little

Here a few Elizabeth Craft Design Peel Off Stickers and a bit of ink add some interest!

The New Dies are in the mail to the rest of the Design Team so check back often for inspiration!
Comments and Questions welcomed and be sure to post your creations to our FaceBook Page!

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