Thursday, November 23, 2017

Snowflakes and Christmas Wishes


Hi Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving if you are in the US with us today and stopping by.... Today i have lots of cards to share with you to get you all inspired for all those holiday cards you will be sending out soon!  My first card up above is from the brand new release from Quietfire Design called May your Heart be warm and since my inspiration came from the ribbons i had in my stash i went with non traditional colors and did a pretty card in pinks and greens.  The dies are from Becca Feeken's newest die release too and i think they give the stamp a very special charm.  Not to mention the saying is beautiful too!!


The little spray is on the bottom of the stamp and i thought i would use some pink liquid pearls to accentuate them and match with the ribbons... it's really pretty i think and i know exactly who i am going to send this one to.


And this card i made with the new "Way with Words Christmas collection stamps" from Quietfire.  This set has lots of adorable and sweet sentiments that you can use for years to come... Love the snowflakes.





I went ahead and posted the set so that you can see all of them together and what a great set it is.


My next card i went with Santa themed plaid papers and created this cute card to send to a friend to make her laugh.  I even stamped in a bright Santa red ink and a pretty bow to match in red.


The die for this is from Becca Feekens newest release called Hemstitch Ovals.  It's one of my favorites and fits all the stamps perfectly.... 

Thanks so much for stopping over today and be sure and stop over to the Quietfire store and see all the other Christmas stamps to do your cards this year!!    

Teresa



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop Up Challenge


Hi there!  It's Suzanne here today.
It might not be the first thing that "pops" into your head, but it does in mine!  Let's use A Way With Words diecuts on a pop up card!

This month's Designer Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs was to use their General Pop Ups dies. I fell in love with these whimsical Winter Bears and knew they'd make a fun Christmas card surrounding A Way With Words diecuts!
 For today's challenge, Elizabeth Craft Designs will be giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 lucky winners.  To enter, simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge Blog Post!  Good luck!



Here is how you can make this fun card with bears sniffing all over the sentiment!  (Supplies are listed below)

Instructions:
  1. Form a tent fold card base measuring 6 x 4.5" from blue cardstock.  Cut a rectangle of patterned cardstock measuring 5.5 x 8.5".  Fold in half.
  2. Place pop up die centered along the fold line (secured with a small piece of removable tape) and die cut.  Fold and reverse-fold the score lines as shown in the photo.
  3. Stamp the bears on watercolour paper (I used my MISTI - my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform was occupied!) using black ink. Designer Tip: Since stamping on watercolour paper can sometimes be a bit tricky, using a stamp platform allows you to easily and accurately register a second (and maybe third!) impression.  Allow the images to dry.  Colour the images with markers.
  4. Die cut Merry Christmas from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front of the cardstock.  Remove the release paper and apply glitter.  Polish glitter with your finger to bring out the sparkle.
  5. Die cut Brrrrrr once from white cardstock and the extra snowflake multiple times from white and blue cardstock. I cut 7 in total.
  6. Tape snowflake side of the Leaf & Snowflake stencil down across the top of the patterned paper with removable tape and apply embossing paste with a spatula.  Carefully roll up the stencils and wash with water.  Allow the paste to dry before continuing.
  7. Assemble the card as shown or move the critters around where they please you most! Attach the large bear with foam adhesive to add even more depth.  Much as it pains me, you will have to do some surgery on the bottom flourish on Christmas.  You need a bit more surface area than is available when the flourish is full size, so trim the bottom bit of the flourish with scissors or a craft knife.  Make sure you have at least two points (or one long bit) to adhere the words to the pop up steps otherwise the words might want to twist.
  8. Stamp Thinking of You with Pearlescent Poppy ink as shown.  On the outside of the card base, stamp Baby It's Cold Outside and thermal emboss in white.
  9. Tape the pop up assembly to the card base making sure you do not apply adhesive under the pop up elements - or they'll have a hard time popping!
  10. Adhere Brrrrrrr to the card front and adhere the snowflakes as desired.
Enjoy your creation!  Now, what can you do next with the General Pop Ups?  I see balloons and Happy Birthday, or some of Susan Tierney-Cockburn's flower with Season's Greetings for a completely different look.  The list is fun and endless!

Supplies used for this card:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:



Other Supplies:
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Imagine Crafts VersaMagic Midnight Black Dewdrop Stamp Pad
Imagine Crafts Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy Stamp Pad
Core'dinations Cardstock - Tidal Wave
KaiserCraft Silver Bells Collection
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares
Emerald Creek White Embossing Powder
My Sweet Petunia MISTI stamp positioner
Removable tape

Monday, November 20, 2017

We Only Have This Moment - Moments - Layered Oxides


Hello there on this Monday!!  For those of you in the US we have Thanksgiving this week.  I hope yours is filled with love and family!!

If you hadn't heard, Quietfire Design has new stamps!!  Woo-Hoo!!  You can find them all in the What's New Category on the website.  I used one of them on this wintry card, We Have Only This Moment.  It's a beautiful stamp with a wonderful message.  It's good to look ahead and make plans but we can only be sure of this moment and we don't want to miss it!!


I've taken some step out pictures.  Distress Oxide Inks have been used to create my panels.  For the main panel I thought I'd layer my colors one at a time rather than do them together.  I started with Wilted Violet on my craft sheet sprayed with a lot of water, dipped my paper in and dried it.


Next I used Salty Ocean with not quite as much water.


I then did a layer of Picket Fence but forgot to take that picture.  You really don't see the white of the picket fence.  It just kind of softens/lightens some areas and I thought it worked well here for that more wintry feel.  After drying it, I then lightly sprayed water onto the panel, blotted it and dried it again.  This created lots of little dots that looked like falling snow. 


I used the A Way With Stencils Leaf and Snowflake Spray stencil along with Versamark Ink and Snowflake Sparkle Embossing powder.  I inked through the stencil, removed the stencil, added the embossing powder and heated it.  I then added ink and embossing powder around the edges creating a thicker area along the bottom so it looks like a layer of snow on the ground. 


I chose one of the Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Dolls tinting it with Distress Marker Wilted Violet by coloring on the girl and then blotting/rubbing off the excess with a paper towel.


I stamped the quote onto vellum with Archival Ink Jet Black, trimmed it to size, and attached it to the panel by putting a drop of glue behind the center of the snowflake at the top and also gluing the girl over the edge a bit and then adding a die cut snowflake over another corner.  The snowflake is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.  I added double sided tape to the top of a piece of white cardstock, cut the snowflake, removed the liner of the tape and glittered the snowflake with Microfine Glitter Cool Diamond.  In the center of the snowflake I added a Tim Holtz Mirrored Star.


The base panel is colored with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean.  Again I used Versamark Ink and Snowflake Sparkle Embossing Powder around the edges and then wider at the bottom.  

Finally I die cut the word Moments from Distress Mixed Media Heavy Card, inked it with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, sprayed it with water, dried it, sprayed it with Mica Spray Pearl (Ranger - Wendy Vecchi) and attached it to the panel.  


I hope you've enjoyed today's project!!!  Have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs, Wanda



Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Christmas is the day" step card


Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a side step card using Quietfire Design's Christmas stamp, Christmas is the day:
Christmas Is the Day - Mounted
Instructions:
Call me a lazy crafter, but I created the side step card using the Sizzix Framelits die set, Hearts Step ups.  (I picked up mine at Michaels.)  After it was die cut, I bent the die cut hearts down- but you do not need to do this.  The gorgeous sentiment was stamped onto Graphic 45 paper using Jet Black Archival Ink and cut to size.
Next, I cut the Graphic 45 image and mounted it as shown.  An ivory lace ribbon was mounted and Nuvo Crystal drops applied.  Flowers and a stamp were fussy cut and mounted on the card as desired. Stickles was applied at will.  :)
I am so happy with the finished card!  The quote is beautifully timeless...Suzanne creates the most stunning stamps and dies!
Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Quietfire Design product used:
Christmas Is the Day - Mounted

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Winter Fun - Baby It's Cold Outside - International Merry Christmas - snowflake frame

It's Yogi here today with a snowflake framed easel card white on white - not my usual colorful self... I really had to concentrate not to add color... I started playing with Tim's Bigz edger die "Snow Flurries" and the next thing I knew, I created a frame... and the rest just evolved... If you don't have this die, any edger die should work.

I'm using an A Way With Words dies "4 Seasons - Winter" 4pce set and "Fun/Play" 2pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design  HERE and HERE

And using a "Christmas Collection" clear stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a sentiment stamp set from Quietfire Design. ("International Merry Christmas" 6pce set)

Scored, folded my white cardstock to create the 7"w x 5"h easel. Cut another piece same size as card,  and adhered to front. Cut a piece of white Coral Reef texture cardstock and adhered to front. (it's a very textural thick paper)

Stamped the quote using Versamark on white cardstock and embossed with silver embossing powder. Die cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles" and adhered to front.

Die cut the snowflake pieces from white cardstock. Inked the largest snowflake (using the negative die cut piece as a stencil for the bottom legs of the snowflake) with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow" (again more texture). Colored the other large snowflake with a Krylon silver leafing pen. Applied Quickie glue pen on the small snowflake pieces and sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Diamond". Trimmed off some of the little snowflake legs where they overlapped when forming the frame and adhered them to mask the frame joins. Adhered the pieces together to create the frame. Stamped the Xmas sentiments using the Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder. Adhered to front with 3D foam tape.

Added white pearls to some of the snowflakes.

On the floor: adhered a piece of 3D thick foam to a white/silver gauze ribbon and adhered to floor to act as my stopper. Tied and adhered the bow adding a white snowflake button.

Added a white and a silver snowflake brads

Die cut the "Winter Fun" from DoCrafts silver mirror cardstock and adhered to floor.

 Adhered a piece of white gauze ribbon with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper. Tied a large bow and added a snowflake button.

Added a couple snowflake brads.



Monday, November 13, 2017

The Magic of Christmas....



Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing a Christmas card.

For me Christmas has that magical  feeling and I love theglitter that comes along with that.
On today's card I combined a Quietfire Design not-Christmas stamp and  Christmas cutting die....by combining I thought it was perfect for a magical Christmas :-)



Quietfire products used:

Other products used:
  • Cardstock: white, red, kraft, gold, vellum
  • Deer cutting die, dark brown felt, gold glitter cardstock
  • Archival ink Sepia
  • foam ball clay (for the snow), Stickles, red rhinestone
  • stamping tool, Glue pen, Self-adhesive tape.


I hope you like the  card.
Thanks for stopping by
and wishing you a great day!


Hugs from Holland,
Yvonne

Thursday, November 9, 2017

All Hearts come home for Christmas


Well it's time to great ready for Christmas now that Halloween has passed-- today seems like a great day to get started on your Christmas cards right.  The Quietfire store is filled with beautiful stamps and dies to make cards this year and i used a special one and did it with white and gold papers to give it a beautiful and stunning sparkly effect.



The stamp i used is called " All Hearts come home" and it fit perfectly inside of the die cut circle.  I added a huge white snowflake behind it and then used foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives to pop it up on this gorgeous gold tag from Becca Feeken's dies.  The stamp i did with gold ink and gold embossing to match the papers and then i finished it with a gold cord and a rhinestone.


I am trying to use pretty papers and just layer simple shapes so that i can make lots of them to mail out.  Pretty but simple is good and once they are cut you can put them altogether watching a wonderful Christmas show or have your kids help you put them all together.  How fun!  


Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!!



Paper: Hobby Lobby 6x6 Christmas pad

Dies: Spellbinders "Becca Feeken"

Adhesives:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L,  3D Foam Squares mixed white, tape runner

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Shaker Card with glitter background and extra sparkles

I'm getting better at playing with glitter!  I wanted to just make a pretty shiny background and ended up with this shaker card.  Sometimes you just play and let it go where it goes.



I covered a sheet of white card stock with ECD double sided adhesive and then added glitter to the top side and let it fall down in a diagonal manner.




I then burnished in the glitter with my finger to complete the background.



I cut out the "Sending" and little flowers out of white cardstock.  A rhinestone in the middle made the flowers match my sentiment perfectly.  The shaped glitter inside the shaker element added an extra dimension of fun.



Hope you like it and have a wonderful day of sparkles and fun!


Sending Hugs Kisses - Metal Cutting Dies

Sending Hugs and Kisses Die (Quietfire Design | ECD )

Wishing You Whimsy, set of 4 - Mounted



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