Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Only from the heart can you touch the sky"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Last weekend it was my turn to post at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Valentine's Day was the theme of the project.  Unlike yesterday's posted card, this card is considered clean and simple.  The hearts and sweet quote are from Suzanne Cannon's stamp set, Love & Hearts:
A balloon was created using two of the hearts stamps.
The quote is too sweet!
 For card instructions, please feel free to hop on over to the ECD post.  :)
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

 Product Used:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

"Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom"

Hello Crafty Friends!

It may be January but my thoughts have turned to spring.  I love the beauty of spring gardens as they are full of bright bulbs and cheep-cheep-cheeping birds.  Spring garden life is captivating.  Seeing the earth awakening from the winter sleep and new plants bursting from the soil carpet is amazing.  Life is truly magical.

Garden magic inspired today's card.  I wanted to make something bright, beautiful and magical.  Fairies are definitely all three and Suzanne's fairy stamp set, Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom, was the focal point of the card front.

Nothing Can Be Truer, Set of 2 - Mounted
The card was created and shared on the Quietfire Creations blog.  Instructions with photos are available on the blog post.
The quote is so sweet!  I can't help but smile when I read it.
A list of all product used is shown at the end of this post.  It was fun to create!

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the happy card.
Have a happy, crafty day!

Monday, January 1, 2018

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"

Happy New Year, Crafty Friends!  May your 2018 be full of love, happiness and beautiful wonderment.

It is that time when many of us are setting goals or dreaming dreams for the new year.  You may be setting a goal to be healthier or to find inner peace.  Perhaps you are hoping to save money for a trip or planning to organize your home.  A desire to create without limits may be your crafty dream.  Whatever you choose for 2018, remember that you can do it- and smile when you imagine your goals being completed.  As Quietfire Design's stamp states:  The best thing I ever did was believe in me.

I am kicking off the new year with a project at Quietfire Creations. The card combines the inspirational stamped quote, You are never too old
You Are Never Too Old - Mounted
with the lovely A Way With Words Dream die.
Dream - Metal Cutting Die
The stamp and die set are a sweet pairing.  Together they can be used to create projects to encourage yourself or others.
Feel free to visit the Quietfire Creations blog for more project photos.

If you love the stamp and die pairing then I have some good news for you: the A Way With Words dies are 15% off right now.  Suzanne has a captivating collection of dies for your projects that could become your next favorite dies.

Thank you for stopping by.  I do hope you enjoyed the project and that it has inspired you to Quietfire create.

Kathy Jo

Other products used:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Winter Wonderland festive Christmas card

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I shared a flip card using Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland papers.  I couldn't put the papers away without creating another card with them.  The beautiful images are perfect for card fronts.  The layout of this card could be used to recreate several cards using different images from the Winter Wonderland collection.

Easy Instructions (Note optional steps: I applied Distress Ink in Vintage Photo along the outside of all of the patterned papers and applied gold ink along edges.)

  • Create a 5x5 tent fold card base using ivory card stock.
  • Cut green background paper smaller than card front.
  • Cut two rectangles using coordinating patterned papers.  Cut two ivory rectangles slightly larger than patterned rectangles.  Mat rectangles.  Mount vertical rectangle set to card front.  Do not mount horizontal rectangle set yet.
  • Create double bow using dyed seam binding or your choice of coordinating ribbon.  Wrap second matted rectangles (from above step) using ribbon.  Mount to card front as shown.
  • Cut image and ivory paper size.  Mount to card front using double sided foam tape.
  • Mount double bow to card front using liquid adhesive.  Mount button to bow center.

Isn't the image lovely?  There are several lovely images in the Winter Wonderland set that can be used as the focal point on card fronts.

Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Product used:

Monday, November 27, 2017

"Joy" Flip card using Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland

Hello Crafty Friends!

As I am writing this blog post, one of my sweet kitties (Pepper) is curled up between my keyboard and my arms.  She is purring away and giving head butts every moment she can.  There are many sources of joy in my life- moments like this are included on my joy list.  It is fitting that she here while I write this post to share the latest Christmas card, "Joy".

The fancy fold card base was created using a flip fold die from Sizzix.  Red card stock was used as the base.  Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland supplied the coordinating patterned papers and fussy cut flowers/stamps.  The Joy die was used to cut gold metallic construction paper.
A Sakura Calligraphy Marker was used to apply the gold on all of the edges.  More gold construction paper was used to die cut the vertical edge (die from the same set) and Nuvo Drops were applied as shown
On the back of the flip, I left the area blank to write a sentiment and sign.
It is difficult to see in the photos, but Stickles was also used in the flower centers and on the stamps.  The card is definitely joyous and glittery.  :)
The card looks complicated to make but the dies and patterned paper did most of the work.  It is a neat style of card because it has dimension but flattens well and is easy to mail.

Hope your day is full of crafty fun and joy!
Thanks for stopping by.
Kathy Jo

Product used:
Joy Love Peace die set
Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland
Nuvo Drops
I could not find the exact flip it die set online (see photo of the set I used) but here is a link to similar Sizzix dies.
Sizzix Elegant Flip-its Card Set

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Another easy gift card holder!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Yesterday I shared a post of an easy gift card holder that was created for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The card was so easy to make that I decided to make another one...and then another one.  :)

Below is the diagram showing the folds, cuts and tape required to make the card.  Instructions are list on the bottom.
The card used more stamps from the set, Christmas Collection.  The patterned paper is from my stash (this card is a great way to use up scrap papers)- it is from BoBunny but I do not recall the collection.

The card came together in a flash and is perfect for a last minute rush gift card holder.

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

Products used:
Christmas Collection
Dotted Scalloped Rectangles
Distress Ink- Faded Blue Jeans
Archival Ink- Coffee
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