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Quietfire Cards

 

These cards are also going into the 120 card order, but since they are made almost exclusively with Quietfire and SU, I decided to give them their own post. The blue marble paper is from WalMart (as is the yellow marble paper). This flower paper was from Michaels in a big paper pack… I loved the color scheme (as it’s close to Affectionately Yours from SU),  but I got more paper for a bit less money :). The butterflies are die cut from Recollections Shimmer White cardstock/paper, and are from SU.  The Celebrate and Thinking of You are from Quietfire Designs.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Suzanne’s calligraphy… always have since I discovered her for myself 🙂  I did One Sheet Wonders again, and I got 14 cards from each sheet of paper. I did use a HA flourish stamp on some of the blue marble paper cards, just to add a bit of interest.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

 

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Valentine’s Day cards

Yes,  I know I’m beyond a day late and a dollar short, but I wanted to post the Valentine’s Day cards I did.  Unfortunately, I sold 1 all season….. so I am stocked for next year. I used a mish mash of products, from recollections paper, to Memory Box, Quickkutz, Quietfire Designs, Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix dies, to some long forgotten PSX, Hero Arts, Quietfire Designs, and some unknown stamps. Inks are Palette, Hero Arts and Colorbox Frost White.

The Use Your Paper Challenge

OK, so I’ve been doing some wedding invitations (I won’t post those til after the ceremony, in case someone decides to crash the party), and then, on Pintrest one day, I found a blog. This lady, Kristie, has a unique way of using up paper. She buys 6×6 inch pads, and uses the entire pad on as many cards as she can make, then will buy another one when she needs more cards.  Her blog is here: Using up 6×6 Paper Pads

I took this challenge… and LOVE the results. I have always been a bit afraid to use a lot of patterned paper on a card, mostly because as a stamper, to NOT do a lot of stamping on a card seems wrong.. but I worked around my notions, and ended up with some really lovely cards that I am happy with.  I have enough paper left from the two packs I used (They were big paper packs, so I did 1/2 a pack at a time). The pictures below show a sample of what I made.

 

I used a Penny  Black paper pad, and a Recollections paper pad for the cards. I threw in a bit of SU paper for accents, when I couldn’t find the perfect paper to match.  My biggest problem with this challenge, is to find a variety of card sketches that use up different sizes of paper.. I struggled with this.

Thanks for having a boo today 🙂

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge

This photo is for me to put up for the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws challenge #28.  I have been battling depression, but had an order for some mini valentine’s for kids. I used the Newton’s Nook Wild About Zoo stamp set, some black ink, and pencil crayons/Copics to colour the critters.. and of course, for the kids HAD to add glitter 😀2016.01.31 NEWTON'S NOOK MINI VALENTINE'S

 

And here’s a photo of the whole mess together.  I made about 70 of them, using multiple stamps from CraftSmart, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, SU, Simon Says Stamp, Inkadinkado and Newton’s Nook. 🙂 Adding glitter where I could.

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Thanks for looking 🙂 I have been doing some creating, I’m just lousy at photographing all my work.

 

Christmas Card Order

I’ve been trying to get my photos to be at the top, and  post on the bottom isn’t working.  Hopefully it’s fixed now 🙂

I had an order for 24 Christmas cards, 12 religious, and 12 with “Merry Christmas” on it, but the sentiment didn’t have to be religious.  So, I went to work, since I hadn’t made ANY extra Christmas cards that weren’t already spoken for.

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With the top photo, I used the Quietfire Design die by Elizabeth Crafts “Merry Christmas”, die cut in glitter cardstock, then adhered on an embossed piece of white or cream cardstock (the embossing folder is a retired SU folder from last year), then the panel was adhered to a matching or coordinating card base.  I did all 12 Merry Christmas cards this way, and the person purchasing it was very pleased.

The religious/Christian cards were a bit harder, as I needed to do 4 each of 3 designs.  The  first design is from Tim Holtz’s Joyful Song.  I took the wise men from that set, and stamped it in Delicata Gold on dark navy cardstock, which was cut to 4 x 5.25. Once the ink dried, I used a retired SU star punch, and punched the stars out of scrap champagne glitter paper and adhered it to the navy panel. I then took the panel and foam mounted it to a cream card base.IMG_3036

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The second and third designs. For the second design, I used a digi stamp to print out the O Holy Night sentiment, then I adhered it to retired SU Christmas paper, cut to 4 x 5.25/ That was put on to a white card base.  The third design, I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock (SU), and embossed it using a Hero Arts flourish stamp and emboss set, I just used the embossing folder. I cut out white circles, and stamped the nativity scene in a lighter colour, then stamped Luke chapter 2 in a darker colour over top. I used some silver thread to make it like an ornament, and foam mounted the circle to the embossed card base.

I believe I used all Quietfire Design sentiments inside. “May the longest list you have this year is your Blessings” (and I KNOW I have messed this up, the sentiment isn’t correct), and a couple of others that I have now forgotten.

Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas!!