Monday, April 24, 2017

You Are

Hello, Diana here with a question for you!  So have you ever bought a stamp set and used every single stamp in that set?  I actually have a hard time doing that - there's always that one stamp in the set that I must have and others I find I love to use but as much as I hate to admit it, there's usually a stamp in a set that never gets inked.  However, I am happy to say that is not the case with this stamp set You are from Quietfire Design.

I lined up all of the 4 descriptives and embossed in clear on white card stock.  I then used my blue and green Distress Inks and sponged over two third of the card stock to make the lettering pop.  The top third is gold embossed with flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower Power.  I then embossed in white on black card stock the "You Are" and popped it up above the background.

And voila!  I used every stamp from the set! And I let the recipient know in no uncertain terms just what I think of them.  :)

You Are, Set of 5 - Mounted

Friday, April 21, 2017

Just in time for Mother's day

Hi everyone it's Teresa here today to share a quick Mother's Day card that you can whip up with just a few simple papers and one of my favorite stamps called "Mother's Hold their children's hands". This is such a beautiful saying and would be perfect to give to a special mom or grandmother too.

To make this card i used a watercolor paper that i got from Micheal's that had tiny gold flecks in it for my background.  I matted it with a matching pink cardstock and then a shiny ivory cardstock for my card base.  Over that i glued two strips of pink and gold ribbon to the base and then i cut out a gold filigree die from Becca Feeken.  This gave the perfect trim to go under my stamped image.

 I thought that gold embossing would really set it off so i stamped it in black Versafine ink and embossed it with gold powder.  It came out really thin and clear and really made all the gold in the ribbon and backgrounds pop.  I hope that you like it.

Supply List:

Black Versafine ink
Gold embossing powder
clear stamp block
Ivory, pink and gold cardstock
Pink and gold watercolor paper
yellow gold rhinestones
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares, tape runner

Thank you for stopping by... and have a wonderful crafty weekend.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a new card using a gorgeous Quietfire Design stamp.
With this month's theme being "friendship", one cannot forget making a special card your best friend's birthday :-)

For my card I used the Quietfire Design stampset Happy Birthday Plain and Simple (set of 7 stamps).

Hope you like the card!
Hugs from Holland,

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"You are so loved" shabby card

 Hello Crafty Friends!

Kathy Jo here sharing a card using Quietfire Design's new stamp set, You are:
You Are, Set of 5 - Mounted
The lovely, versatile stamp set is perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media art.
The base of the card was created using Spellbinders die designed by Becca Feeken (Regal Allure).
The back side of the card had the flourishes removed.  The blue cardstock base had white paint applied along all edges for a shabby look.
A triple crinkle ribbon was added to the front for a sweet finish.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Special birthday

I have a niece who is turning 21 this month so I made this special card for her.  The message is made by combining two different Quietfire Design die sets:  Special Moments and happy birthday 2.  The "21" is from Lawn Fawn but the "st" is surgically cut the Christmas die cut!  I didn't want to mix too many "fonts" on the card.  The 21st is anchored on a doily and a cluster of Wild Orchid Flowers complete the card.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, birthday, Wild Orchid Flowers, Lawn Fawn, Our Daily Bread Designs, Doily

Purple is hard to photograph but it's one of my favorite colors to work with.

Special Moments - Metal Cutting Dies

happy birthday 2 - Metal Cutting Dies

Merry Christmas 2 - Metal Cutting Dies 1235

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Live In The Moment

Don't you love the look of the die cut sentiments in combination with a stamped sentiment!  This is Selma today and I have combined two A Way With Words die sets along with the Live in the Moment stamp.
Live in the Moment - Mounted

This is the stamp used on the doily background.  

happy birthday 2 - Metal Cutting Dies

Special Moments - Metal Cutting Dies

I used the 'happy' from the happy birthday die set and the 'Moments' from the Special Moments die set.  These were die cut using lavender card stock.

To create this feminine card, I created flowers using Susan's Garden Notes Rose 1 dies.  The small flowers are die cut from the CountryScapes Clematis-Ivy Die set.  The doily was die cut using the Gatefold Roses die.  To cut an opening for the Gatefold Roses die cut, I used the Fishtails Border die set.   The doily was tucked down in the opening created in the Fishtail Border opening.   The sentiment was stamped using black VersaFine ink and cut around with scissors and glued to the center of the doily.  The butterfly was die cut using the Dancing Butterfly die set.  All these dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017


Hello everyone,
This months theme at the Quietfire Design blog is Friendship.
For today's card I used a Quietfire Design cutting die as well as a Quietfire Design stencil.

Dor the background I used the stencil with structure paste.
The die-cut is glued upon the card using 3D foam tape.
And of course ;-) I used flowers as embellishments.

Used materials:

Wishing you a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs from Holland,

Thursday, April 6, 2017

"Always Believe" upcycled frame

Hello Crafty Friends!

Spring has sprung and, as a gardener, my mind is full of ideas for the gardens.  Last week my friends and I started various sunflower seeds.  The visions of tall, happy sunflowers in our late summer gardens has been the subject of our excited talks this week.  I guess you could say that gardeners always believe- that with our pleasurable work- something wonderful is about to happen.   

With gardens on my mind, I upcycled a frame using Quietfire Designs' "Always Believe" stamp and "Believe" die.  
 Jet Black Archival Ink was used on Graphic 45's Nature Sketchbook ivory paper.  (Nature Sketchbook was used entirely as the papers for this project.)  Sweet butterflies and lush foliage create a natural frame around the beautiful stamp.
Believe was die cut and mounted on two layers of papers.  Lady bugs and a dragonfly grace the lovely die cut.
After hours of fussy cutting, mounting with foam tape and adding Stickles or clear enamel, my dreamlike garden wall art was complete.  Seeing the frame on my wall makes me smile with thoughts- and belief- that the gardens will lush and beautiful with life.

Thank you very much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the project.  Maybe it has inspired you to make a project for a gardener friend or yourself.  Feel free to share a link in the comments here or on social media as we would love to see it!  :)

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mothers Hold Their Children's Hands - Love Cutting Die - Hearts Spray Stencil

Hi There!!!  It's Wanda here today.  I hope this post finds you well!!  In the US Mother's Day is only a bit more than a month away which means there is time to get one (or more) of Suzanne's gorgeous Mom stamps and make some cards. Today I've combined the Mother's Hold Their Children's Hands stamp with the Hearts and Paw Prints Sprays Stencil and the Love Cutting Die to make a beautiful card.

I've also used the gorgeous Kanban paper set - Shabby Chic Dots - Pink.

I began by cutting a square of paper, adding some white paint to the center, stenciling the Hearts Spray....

and then stamping the quote in black and embossing it with clear powder. I also heavily distressed the edges using a Distrezz-It-All. Later, after choosing a color of plain cardstock, I stenciled over the hearts more with a couple more colors of Archival Ink to help them match a bit better. 

I die cut Love from the plain cardstock - decided that shorter (from top to bottom) would be better for what I thought I was doing - and carefully cut off some of the flourishes.

Gold embossing paste through the Hearts Spray is beautiful!!

My original plan was for the strip of patterned paper with the strip of plain cardstock across the bottom and just the word love in the center.  Then I thought it needed more and decided to also cut a Love form gold paper.  I was going to trim it to match the trimmed cardstock Love but liked the extra gold flourishes so left them. Lastly I cut the Elizabeth Craft Designs, ModaScrap, Leafy Branch 5 from the same plain cardstock, splattered it with gold paint, and added fine gold thread like a bow.

I had meant to distress the edges of the bottom printed paper with the larger flowers but got carried away and glued it down before that happened.  Oh, well, it still worked out fine.  

I hope you've enjoyed today's card!!!  If you have a moment, I'd love to hear what you think in a comment.  

Hugs, Wanda  

Monday, April 3, 2017

Love - Calligraphic Elements 2 Heart - Our Friendship - Happy Birthday

Yogi here today using my new Oxide pads for the backgrounds... Loving them

I'm  using a couple of an A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Baby Love (2 pce set)", and "Calligraphic Elements #2" 3pce set, both also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

And using a couple quote/sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design
("In A Perfect World" 4pce set); & ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7 pce set)

Scored and folded my red ribbed cardstock.
Created the oxide background on white cardstock by smushing the pads onto my craft sheet ("Fired Brick";  "Fossilized Amber"; "Walnut Stain";) misting generously with water and patting my cardstock into the wetness. Dried. Repeat several times till I got the look I was looking for...  Cut the background piece in half, trimmed down. Adhered to a red layer. Wrapped some ribbon white heart gauze and a twisted red/white rope cord. Then adhered it all to a heavy textured white cardstock then onto the front of my card..

Stamped the quote using Distress Picket Fence pad and white embossing powder. Repeated to get a nice thick layer of embossing. Used my Misti...

Die cut the script love and the flourished heart. Layered the heart onto a scrap piece of the textured paper and fussy cut around it. Then adhered to card front with 3D foam tape. Adhered the love.

On the inside: Used the other half of the background and adhered to white cardstock then onto the inside.

Die cut the outline flowers (Memory Box) from white cardstock. Colored the whole thing with Distress "Mowed Lawn" then hit here and there with "Forest Moss" in the leafy areas. Used the edge of a "Black Soot" pad on the floral outline. Clear embossed the whole thing, then adhered to inside. Used a Quickie Glue Pen to the open spaces and sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Diamond"

Stamped the "Happy Birthday" with the Picket Fence and embossed with the white embossing powder, using my Misti to double stamp/emboss.

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