Friday, September 29, 2017

Live, Love, Laugh, Wine Is Sunlight - Easel card

It's starting to feel like fall here in Calgary... so I thought I'd make a fall card...

I'm using several A Way With Words dies "Live", "Love", "Laugh" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE . HERE and HERE

And I'm using a quote stamp set from Quietfire Design  ("Wine Is Sunlight" 4pce set); 

Scored and folded my purple toned cardstock to create the easel, and another piece the same size as card for the front. Cut a slightly smaller piece from a Pumpkin toned cardstock and adhered to front.

Created the grapes by punching out circles from the purple
cardstock, inking the edges of each with a Distress "Dusty Concord" mini pad, adhering them in place and then using a white Prisma colored pencil for the highlight mark.

Created an electronic cut file of the leaves, jug and various other elements from the sets (Heartfelt Creations "Jars and Vines"; "Italiana Grapevines"). Cut from white cardstock and inked with Distress pads, blending colors with a wet paint brush.

Stamped the quotes using Versafine "Imperial Purple" and clear embossed.
On the floor: Stamped the border of grapevines (Heartfelt Creations "Italiana Grape Borders") with the purple, clear embossed on the pumpkin cardstock. Trimmed down and adhered to floor with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper.

Die cut the words from a light peach Bazzill Monochromatic cardstock. Adhered the "Live" to the stopper and the other 2 words on the floor.

Added a sprig of the grapevines.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

CardMaker-Quietfire Blog Hop Winner!

Janis! Of her peacefulgarden.blogspot
(From Savannah's blog post)

Congratulations to our winner!

Please contact me by September 30th to get your prize!
Thank you to everyone who joined us and left wonderful comments!

See our newest products in our What's New department.

Please follow us on 
and of course, here on our blog!

Hope, Soar and Be Bold Photograph Cards

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a trio of cards featuring new Way with Words dies designed by Suzanne Cannon and manufactured by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I am an ardent amateur photographer and I take lots of pictures of pretty flowers, landscapes, birds, you name it.  I never really know what to do with these photographs without people though.  I scrapbook a few of them and might frame the odd picture or print it onto canvas to hang on the wall, but a girl only has so many walls.  So here's an easy idea - use those photographs to make cards!  It doesn't take much time, just adhere a word die of your choice to a photograph and then attach to a card base.  You can embellish a bit more with ribbon or photo corners if you like, but really, the photo and the word die do all the work.  Here's three ideas:

Hopefully these examples inspire you to make some cards from photos in your stash. Imagine the possibilities! 
Here's the new dies I used.  They are all available from the Quietfire Design online store here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Where Flowers Bloom with photo/marker background

Hello!  As the flowers are fading in the garden, I'm adding them to my cards using the new Where Flowers Bloom collection of clear stamps!  I love these clear stamps - especially since I changed my mind on the direction of this card and ended up stamping after I had popped up the frame by Sue Wilson.  Clear stamps are great when you would like to see exactly where it is going because even I can mess up with a stamp positioner... or place something popped up before you stamp... not that anyone does that besides me...

The background is using photo paper with Tombow markers (see this post for a video of how I did it).  I trimmed very skinny strips of foam tape to pop up my frame and made some Elizabeth Craft Designs Asters and Leafy Branch to go with my sentiment.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day!  

 Where Flowers Bloom Collection - Clear Stamps

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nature is full of Genius card

Welcome to our Quietfire blog and thank you for stopping by to see what is new today.  I used a brand new rubber stamp called "Nature is full of Genius" to create a really simple card on printed card stock and i am really happy with the way it came out.  The paper is a new winter paper from Kaisercraft and it has those pinecones on both sides so i thought how fun to just cut half of it off and then stamp my image in a nice light brown to go with it.  Then i put a kraft colored paper behind it to make it stand out and then put that on an ivory card.  Super easy right?

And since i am mostly about texture i thought i would add a few diamond Stickles on the pinecones to make them pop out more and tied a bit of twine across the bottom into a bow.  It's simple and easy and i can pretty much send it to anyone just to let them know i am thinking about them. 

Here is a quick link to the new stamps for you: "Nature is full of genius"

Thank you again for stopping by....  Teresa

Friday, September 22, 2017

CardMaker-Quietfire Blog Hop - Joyful Flourished Ornament

Welcome to our blog hop with CardMaker magazine!  

I hope you're enjoying our hop!  If you're new to Quietfire Design, please feel free to look back through our Quietfire Creations blog where our Design Team has lots of wonderful and diverse projects for your creative inspiration. 

I'm Suzanne and I'm a calligrapher and love to design stamps and dies and digital files with a calligraphic flair for your enjoyment.  Please feel free to follow our blog - sign up is >>>>> this way in the sidebar!

I'd like to thank CardMaker Magazine and their Designers for sharing their time and creativity with us. It's very exciting! CardMaker is a joy to work with!

I want to share this project with you using one of the brand new Quietfire dies and bring a little Christmas sparkle to your creativity. 

Here is what you will need to complete the project as I've made it:
A Way With Words Love Peace Joy Ornament
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sprig with Berries
Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose, Vintage Pink and Soft Green

Bazzill cardstock in Tutu Pink and Vintage Pink
White cardstock 
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives Micro Adhesive Dots and 3D Foam Squares


  1. Form a side-fold cardbase from Tutu Pink measuring 5 x 7-inches.
  2. Cut a panel measuring 4 x 4-inches in Tutu Pink and mat it with a slightly larger panel from Vintage Pink cardstock.
  3. Die cut the flourished Ornament, Joy and the sprig from white cardstock covered in a double sided adhesive sheet on the front of the diecuts. Remove the release paper and apply glitter, then rub the glittered surface to bring out additional sparkle.
  4. Attach the diecuts to the pale pink panel as shown using micro dots.  Designer Tip: Roll the dots between your fingers if you need them to be even smaller.
  5. Attach this panel to the vintage pink panel and mount them on the card base using foam squares.
Love Joy Peace Ornament

Here is the list of blogs for you to visit:

Yogi Grunwald
Yvonne van de Grijp 
Nicole Coursey:
Suzanne Cannon (You're here!)

 Make sure you leave a comment on every blog because there will be a $50 Quietfire Gift Certificate awarded randomly to one lucky commenter!  All comments should be made by midnight PST on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and the lucky winner will be announced within a few days!  Good luck! And thank you so much for joining us!

Happy creating, Suzanne

See our newest products in our What's New department.

Please follow us on 
and of course, here on our blog!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The best thing I ever did....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing a card made with one of the latest Quietfire Design stamps "The best thing I ever did was Believe in Me"....such a gorgeous quote!

The card all about simple layering of die-cuts, adding an extra 3D effect by using 3D foam tape, altering and embellishments :-)

Used materials:
  • Quietfire Design: The Best thing  #6283 - red srubber mounted stamp
  • Archival inkpad: Jet Black
  • Die-cuts
  • cardstock: white, vanilla, patterned
  • brown ink and an ink blending tool for altering the (background) die-cut
  • selfadheisive Pearls, mulberry flowers, leaves, stamens, satin ribbon
  • paper trimmer, bone scorer 

I hope you like the card.
Thanks for stopping by
and wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

B-oo-tiful Halloween - Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge

Since I don’t have any Halloween Elizabeth Craft Designs product, this month’s Designer Challenge Halloween theme really was a challenge for me!

 Here is how I overcame the obstacles!  Ghosts are just shapes, right?

Elizabeth Craft Design Products: Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc. 
A Way With Words - Amazing Beautiful (Quietfire Site)
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Fitted Ovals
Fitted Circles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White, black and orange cardstock

1.       Form a side fold card base from an 8.5 x 11” sheet of black cardstock.

2.       Die cut Beautiful from black cardstock as well as the Alphabet 1 Caps.  Die cut the largest Fitted Oval from white cardstock and cut in half. Die cut the second largest Fishtail Banner from orange cardstock.  Cut a rectangle from white cardstock measuring the width of the card base and about 1/3 of the card face in height.

3.       Die cut two of the smallest Fitted Circles from black cardstock and then overlap the same die and die cut the circles in approximately half.  These crescents will be the laughing eyes of our ghost.

4.       Surgically remove “eau” from the Beautiful diecut with a craft knife.  Adhere “ b---tiful” on the banner and glue two “o”s from the Alphabet 1 Caps in the blank space.

5.       Adhere the large oval to the cardbase.  Trim overhanging bits.  Adhere white rectangle below it with no gap.  Position the banner across the seam and adhere.  Trim any parts of the card necessary.

6.       Add the crescent eyes as shown.

7.       Boo! 

Happy Halloween!

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Dies, New Stamps & A Sweet Project!

Artwork by Wanda Hentges
It's Suzanne here and I'm over-the-moon thrilled to share this exciting new release of Quietfire Design designs from Elizabeth Craft Designs! (Got that? Say it five times!)

There are 15 new dies/sets that I hope you're going to love. Attendees at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Edmonton last weekend were lucky enough to be able to purchase these dies!  Five of them sold out quickly - can you guess which ones?  (no, there is no prize for guessing, sorry!!) 

Wanda is going to share a project in a minute, but without further ado here are the new dies!  You can find all of these products on the Quietfire website today in the What's New Department.

In addition to all this bumper crop of dies, I'm simply delighted to share something completely new.  We now have *clear* Quietfire Design stamps!  Elizabeth Craft Designs has produced six big beautiful sets that I know you're going to love.  They are very cool!
Just click on the image to read more about them in the What's New Department.  How's that for lots of quotes and images?

Now I'm handing this post over to Wanda who created this adorable card to share with you.
Please ask if you have any questions!

Hello, it's Wanda here!!  

Isn't this a super fantastic release.  Wow!!  So much good stuff!!!  I'm using just a tiny bit of that "good stuff" on this card.

What I've used from the new release -
     New Stamp Set, #CS074 - Soar Collection  Quietfire Site | ECD Site
     New Cutting Die, #1444 - Soar      Quietfire Site | ECD Site

Other Supplies -
     Watercolor Paper
     Black Cardstock
     White Cardstock
     Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry
     Distress Oxide Ink - Picked Raspberry
     VersaFine Ink - Onyx Black
     Water Brush

On watercolor panel stamp "let your dreams" and butterflies with black ink.  Run a line of artists tape across the panel just at the bottom edge of stamped words. Ink top of panel (area above tape) with Tumbled Glass using the blending tool. Keep the color darker around the edges fading near the butterflies.  Color butterflies using Oxide ink and a water brush.  Die cut soar from white cardstock. Ink completely with Oxide, spray lightly with water, dry, add shading with Distress Picked Raspberry, attach to stamped panel.  Splatter panel with oxide ink using the water brush.  Attach panel to black cardstock and then folded white card. 

Thanks to Wanda for kicking off the celebrations!
Create without limits!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Queen of Everything - Judi Kauffman, Guest Designer

Thank you for inviting me back as today’s guest designer, Suzanne! It gave me a chance to play with your fabulous new Queen of Everything stamp set and the Leafy Acanthus Background. (I didn’t experiment with the flourished heart stamp from the set this time, just the five with words.)

 Leafy Acanthus Background - Mounted  Queen of Everything, Set of 6 Stamps - Mounted

For experienced cardmakers: I think looking at the project photos and supply list will tell you everything you need to know. For new cardmakers: I’m providing a step-by-step tutorial to ensure your success!

For all: I hope you have fun with this project and will vary the colors, switch things around, and make cards that are uniquely your own.


1. Take the four queens out of a deck of playing cards.
2. Choose a color palette that goes with the playing cards. Gather assorted solid color cardstock, glittered papers, large adhesive-backed gems, faux watch faces, and other embellishments of choice that are within that palette.
3. Stamp larger pieces of cardstock with the Leafy Acanthus Background. Stamp smaller pieces with the words.

4. Using the photos for layout ideas, tear, cut, layer, and adhere all stamped pieces.

5. Add the embellishments to the card fronts.

6. Optional: Die cut a sparky ‘Romantic Corner’ from Black Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz to accent the upper corner of a 6” square card. (Reminder – Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz.)


Instead of a full size playing card, find a mini deck so you can vary the size of the card, or make tags and Artist Trading Cards.
Stamp in your art journal!

Instead of a real playing card, use a rubber stamp or embossing folder. That way you can make as many as you want and don’t have to stop at four.

Incorporate a photo of someone who would like to be Queen of….Everything, way too much, the last minute, or hearts (Patti, this project has your name all over it!). Fussy cut the face and glue it to the playing card, or simply use a 2.5” x 3.5” photo and skip the playing card.

Or perhaps the queen in your life is your cat or dog (Bree and Ulla, I’m talking about you two, my favorite poodles!). Use photos, rubber stamps – as shown, or freehand drawings.


Quietfire Design –

Other –
Romantic Corner die (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Large adhesive-backed gems
Faux watch face (Stanislaus Imports)
Solid color and glittered cardstock in assorted colors
Inks in black and purple
Foam tape
Double-sided adhesive tape
Poodle and crown stamps (Rubber Dance Art Stamps)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...