Monday, August 29, 2016

God Gave Us Memory

One of my mom's favorite flowers is the rose so I always try to grow some in my garden - but gosh, they are hard to grow properly.  In July they are absolutely devoured by those nasty June beetles.  Then they have those black fungus, caterpillars - I'm so much better at sticking them on cards!

And I have a lovely variety of them - perfect for placing on a wreath around this beautifully lettered quote by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design.  

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, God gave us Memory, calligraphy, card

I stamped the quote in black pigment ink and embossed it with clear powder.  I then embossed my layer with an oldie but still lovely Rebecca embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, God gave us Memory, calligraphy, card

To add warmth to the card, I then sponged the edges with Tea Dye distress ink.  It really brings out the embossing.  The wood wreath by Spellbinders was colored with Zig clean color brushes and centered around the quote.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, God gave us Memory, calligraphy, card

God Gave Us Memory - Mounted

Friday, August 26, 2016

Congrats on your Wedding Day...

It's Friday and time for another post celebrating our team mate Yvonne on her wedding this week.   We are all so happy for her and I am sure it is going to be a wedding to remember for the rest of their lives.  Today i made a card with the Congrats Way with Words die.  It's a simple card with embossed dies and flowers for the back round in pretty purples and white.

I love the Congrats die because there is so many ways that you can use it.  And it's really nice paired with some of the old and new sentiments in the stamp shop.  You can use the dies with just cardstock or try inking it up like a rainbow or even stamping clear ink on top and embossing with clear embossing powder to make it stand out even more.  I added tiny little rhinestones on the letters in a few places to pop it out a little more and a few on the back round to make it more sparkly.  Everything is better with bling!!

Here is a closer look at the die and the flowers that i put at the bottom.  Yvonne loves flowers so i thought i would do some pretty ones at the bottom for her.

Thanks so much for stopping over and be sure and check back for more ideas and inspiration from all of us next week...  Can't wait to share all the fall cards we have for you!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mr and Mrs, Calligraphic Elements 2-ACT honoring Yvonne and Harrie!

Hi Y'all! Robyn here, ringing the bells and extending heartfelt wishes for  our own Yvonne
and her beloved Harrie on the occasion of their wedding!

The new dies from the A Way With Words collection by Suzanne Cannon, some ECD silk glitter and soft finish cardstock cut to ATC size is all it takes to commemorate the day!

More love-by-ACT with the same dies on my blog!
Congratulations to all who love!
Comments and Questions welcomed!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mr & Mrs

In keeping with the Quietfire Creations design team's celebration of one of our own team members, this wedding card was design for Yvonne and Harrie over in the Netherlands.  This is their wedding day and we want to Congratulate them.

There is nothing more beautiful than a calligraphy written sentiment for a wedding card.  Good Morning.  This is Selma today and I have designed a wedding card using Suzanne's new A Way With Words Mr Mrs and Calligraphic Elements 2 die sets. 

Mr Mrs - Metal Cutting Dies

Calligraphic Elements 2 - Metal Cutting Dies

 Here is how the card was created.  To give dimension to the die cut pieces, three sets were die cut and glued together.  By stacking the die cuts, it really gives them dimension and helps them look even more beautiful.  In the picture below, you can see the height of the die cut sentiment and elements.

This is a 6x6 inch card.  I have used both white and cream colored card stock.  For the frame, Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Square, Dotted Scallop Square and Fitted Frames 2 Lace Squares die sets were used. Dimensional tape was used behind the Stitched Square, and Dotted Scallop Square for dimension.

For the flower, Susan's Garden Notes Rose 1 die set was used to create a pretty rose.  Elizabeth Craft Designs Big Triple Leaf die set was used behind the rose and craft store purchased wedding pearl elements tucked in behind the flower.  The small die cut heart is from the Fitted Frames 2 Lace Squares die set.  To finish the card, cream colored flat back pearls were added.  

Don't you love that gorgeous die cut sentiment and calligraphic element on the wedding card!

Best Wishes to the happy couple!


Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs include:
Stitched Square, Dotted Scallop Square and Fitted Frames 2 Lace Squares, Garden Notes Rose 1, Big Triple Leaf 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"I don't tell you often enough...I love you" stair card

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing in the week long celebration of Yvonne and Harrie's upcoming nuptials!  To celebrate this week of love, I created a side step card using the sentiments from the "I don't tell you often enough" stamp set:
I Don't Tell You Often Enough, Set of 5 - Mounted
I think any of those sentiments would work so well with our significant other and perhaps saying those things more often would result in more cuddles.  Win-win!  :)

Card instructions:

Step 1: Create side step card using black card stock.  (Quietfire has a sweet stair card electronic die file that would work well.)

Step 2: Cut pattern papers to size and adhere to card front.  Die cut heart and adhere.
Step 3: Stamp both sentiments on ivory card stock and cut to size.  Mount on patterned paper.
Step 4: Adhere flowers, fussy cut butterflies, bow and pearls as desired.

Products used:

Lots of love and best wishes to Yvonne and Harrie!  I hope your life together is better than you ever dreamed!  HUGS!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy, crafty day!

Forever - Love - Hand in hand life's journey begins.

Wedding Week at Quietfire!!!!!

We’re pretty excited over here at Quietfire Design. One of our own is being married this week!  Congrats Yvonne van deGrijp!!!!  
Yvonne is marrying the love of her life, Harrie, in the Netherlands – in a windmill... tomorrow.  Very romantic!!  She’s so excited!

This week we’re celebrating her happy event with a collection of well wishes!  Congratulations Yvonne and Harrie!  Have a wonderful day.  We wish you all good things in your life together.  

For the background of my card I've used Distress Inks (various greens including evergreen bough which brought in some blue-green) applying them to white cardstock using the wrinkle free distress technique, dipping and drying until I liked what I had.  Next I stenciled hearts (Tim Holtz Stencil) with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke.  I added a heart rub-on adhesive (Prima, Christine Adolf) to the left side of the paper applying silver foil over the adhesive.  At this point I decided to cut my background into two pieces, edged them with hickory smoke and distressed the edges of the heart piece.  "Forever" and "Love" were cut from grey, white, and black cardstock, layered together as shown and attached to the heart piece.  This piece was attached to the folded white card.  The other piece of background was stamped with the Hand in Hand quote using Archival Ink jet black.  I wrapped grey twine around the bottom and tucked in a little bouquet of roses.  This piece was attached to the folded card with foam mounting tape.  

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mr, Mrs, Forever & Always - The Heart Has Its Reason

With all the new dies that have come out by Suzanne, I thought I'd make a card I rarely make - Wedding... I watched Susan Tierny Cockburn on the Elizabeth Craft Designs uTube create these beautiful Jasmin flowers and thought they would be perfect for my wedding card BIG GRIN. (I dropped the "e" on Jasmin using the French version... don't ask)

I'm using several of the newest  "A Way With Words" dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs which will be available soon ("Mr, Mrs" 2pce set); ("Forever"), ("Calligraphic Elements 2  Ampersand" 3pce set); ("Always") all available on Quietfire Design  HERE HERE; HERE and HERE

I'm using quote stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design   ("The Heart Has It's Reason"); 

Scored and side folded my white cardstock. Layered a piece of light blue Ruche cardstock leaving a 1/8" border all around.

Created my flowers from 65# Soft Finish cardstock, using the smooth side. Tooled the flowers and added a dot of ochre Pan Pastels. Added some ochre pastels to the stamen tips, rolled the die cut and adhered to the center of the Jasmin.

The leaves I colored with Distress "Mowed Lawn", both sides, tooled the vein and added a stroke of the ochre to the high point, then tooled the tip.

Adhered all the flowers onto the leafy branches.

Adhered a piece of blue/gold Sari ribbon and tied a multi loop fork bow.

Die cut the "Mr, Mrs" from a deep blue cardstock and the "&" from the white.  

On the inside left: Stamped the quote on white cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut using a Stitched Rectangles die set (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Sponged some blue around the edge and adhered to inside of card.

Inside right: Stamped the flower sprig (Flourishes "Bees and
Blooms") using Distress pads in blues and greens, misted with water and stamped. Inked the stamp again using Black Onyx and stamped again.

Die cut the "Forever & Always" from the deep blue cardstock and then the words from white cardstock. adhered the words offset to the blue layer, then onto the card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Always and Forever

This week at Quietfire Design we are celebrating a marriage of one of our own team members.  Since we're spread out all over the globe, we're with her on-line all week.  Congratulations,  Yvonne van de Grijp!  We hope you have a wonderful day and an even better "happily ever after" always and forever.  (And we can't wait to see pictures!)

Yvonne has given us an idea of what her elegant and gorgeous wedding is going to be like so when I made this card, I kept the colors white and grey.  I die cut out the Always & Forever out of white shimmer card stock and grey card stock.  The hydrangeas and curvy leaves by Elizabeth Craft Designs were also cut out of the same shimmery card stock though I did add a touch of grey and green with my lightest Copic markers.  

The Always & Forever die cuts were glued together with a slight offset for a shadow effect and the hydrangeas were clumped together to look like wisteria.

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you join me in sending beautiful thoughts and wishes Yvonne's way!

Always - Metal Cutting Die   

Calligraphic Elements 2 - Metal Cutting Dies

Calligraphic Elements 2 metal cutting dies

Forever - Metal Cutting Die

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wedding Week at Quietfire - Congratulations Yvonne!

We’re pretty excited over here at Quietfire Design. One of our own is being married this week!  Congrats to Yvonne van de Grijp!  Yvonne is marrying the love of her life, Harrie, in the Netherlands – in a windmill! on Wednesday.  Pretty romantic if you ask me. She’s so excited!
This week we’re celebrating her happy event with a collection of well wishes!  Yvonne makes the most gracefully elegant cards, so you can just imagine how beautiful her wedding will be.

Congratulations Yvonne and Harrie!  Have a wonderful wedding day.  We wish you all good things in your life together.
Here is how I made this card: 
  1. Form a 7 x 5" tent fold card from white Soft Finish Cardstock.
  2. Die cut Cherish and the Fitted and Scalloped Ovals from Soft Finish Cardstock.
  3. Sponge Worn Lipstick Distress Ink around the edges of the Scalloped Oval and on Cherish, adding more colour near the bottom of the word.
  4. Adhere Cherish to the center of the Fitted Oval with Glue Dots.  Adhere this to the Scalloped Oval with foam adhesive for dimension.  Attach these layers to the card front with foam adhesive.
  5. Embellish with a messy bow.

A Way With Words Cherish  Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Fitted Ovals - 4" oval
Stitched Ovals - 4.5" oval
Soft Finish Cardstock – 100# White
Ranger :
Distress Ink – Worn Lipstick
Ink Blending Tool 
Glue Dots, Foam adhesive
Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Elizabeth Craft Designs, A Way With Word Dies! Cherish-Cozy-Let it Snow-Warm Thoughts and Peace

Hi Y'all, Robyn here getting carried away with the new Away With Word Dies!
The new dies are just a tad smaller than the last release, perfect for my love of ATCs!
The new ElizabethCraft Designs dies are available pre order at Quietfire Design.

Add some embossing folders, ECD glitter, dimensional adhesive, and you have a little bit of love to give away!

Let it snow                                                                               Brrrrrrr and snowflake

 Try as I might, I had to go 5x7 to fit theses beauties in!

Warm Thoughts                                              Caligraphic Elements 2

 The rest of the Quietfire Design team is just as excited as I am so be sure to visit here often for more inspiration!
I can't wait to see what you do with your new dies!
Comments and Questions welcomed!

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