Thursday, March 21, 2019

New release from Crafter's Companion! "True Friends"


Hello Crafty Friends!

For the next week I will be sharing projects using the newly released product from Crafter's Companion.  The product are available now at the HSN site and will also be shown on HSN on March 27 and 28. 

Today's card uses a newly released sentiment set: True Friends are never apart.  It is part of a multi set:
Crafter's Companion Friendship Inspirational Sayings Stamps
Card Instructions:

  1. Create a top fold card using black card stock.
  2. Cut Aqua Paper to desired size.  
  3. Apply Spectrum Noir water reactive inks Straw bale, Honey Pot, and Fuchsia to the card front starting with the lightest color in the center and blending your way out to the darkest.
  4. Use Spectrum Noir Finesse water proof ink pad to stamp sentiment on card front.  
  5. Apply Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to color heart.
  6. Mat onto yellow card stock and mount to card front using double sided adhesive foam tape.
  7. Die cut red corners using corner die/emboss set and red card stock.  Mount to card corners as shown.

Isn't it bright and cheerful?  A great friend sentiment and (hopefully!) card.  :)


Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New Release! Crafter's Companion Bees in the Border Layering stamps!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is new release time for Crafter's Companion and it is fully of crafty goodness.  The product will be shown on HSN (in the U.S.) on March 27 and 28.  At the end of this post there are links to some of the product currently available.

The first project I will share using the new product is a cute little bumble bee background layering stamp.  This is a 3 stamp set and I used all three for the card.  However, you do not need to use all three on your backgrounds.  I tried out the stamps in different combos and they all look great.

On my card I used three different Spectrum Noir Fast Drying inks.  After drying, I added glitter to some flower petals and centers.  The bees bodies had glossy accents applied for even more depth.
The bow was created using seam binding dyed from Spectrum Noir Water Reactive inks.  As a side note, and what is an extra nicety for the inks, is that Spectrum Noir offers the same colors in both water reactive and fast drying inks.  YAY!
The background is full of happy details and helps to create a joyful any time card.
Crafter's Companion product used:
Layering Background stamp- Bees in the Border (not available yet!)
Spectrum Noir Water Reactive inks
Spectrum Noir Fast Drying inks
Royal Lattice dies (not available yet!)
Spectrum Noir Aqua paper (not available yet!)

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



Monday, March 18, 2019

Stamp Focus: A Cup of Tea & Thee

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to post at Quietfire Creations and I created a sweet tea themed card using the 7 piece  Tea & Thee stamp set from Quietfire Design.
Tea & Thee, Set of 7 Stamps - Mounted
Isn't it a sweet set?  So many happy tea projects can be made using the set.

For card instructions feel free to hop on over to the blog.  :)

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Video!! Newly released Crafter's Companion products

Sara Signature Sew Homemade - 12x12 Paper Pad
One of the newly released goodies on HSN!
Hello Crafty Friends!

Please pardon my absence- it has been a busy month here!  I am a team member on both the U.S. and Canadian Crafter's Companion teams!  How exciting!  They are keeping my busy making samples for The Shopping Channel in Canada and the Home Shopping Network in the U.S.

Today I submitted my latest round of samples for HSN.  The product is now available on the HSN site if you want to order some of the crafty goodies now.  I also created a video showing the new product I received and some of the projects I created using the new product.  Feel free to follow the link and see what is new at Crafter's Companion!  (I apologize for the dark lighting- my crafty space was dark this morning.)
Now, if you are in Canada and are looking for some Crafter's Companion supplies, you can order from Maple Syrup Designs.  (I buy most of my crafty supplies from her...a great store!)  And some product is available on the TSC site.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Beautiful Baby card: The Moment a Child is Born

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is Baby Month at Quietfire Creations and the design team is sharing all sorts of baby projects using Quietfire Design stamps, dies, stencils and digital files.  My first project this month is a sweet baby card created using Quietfire Design's The Moment a Child is Born stamp.

For more card details and baby inspiration, feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Creations blog.

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mix and Match stamp sets! "I love you"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Love is in the air...and in my craft room.  I created an "I love you" card using a few different Quietfire Design stamp sets.  Mixing and matching Quietfire Design stamp sets sparks your creativity and gets even more uses for your stamp sets.
This card was shared on the Quietfire Creations blog so feel free to hop on over to see the product used and info on how I created it.

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

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Masculine Birthday card: You deserve a Beer!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Recently my brother-in-law celebrated a birthday so I created a card for him using The Ton Stamps' set, Beer.  This ended up being a fun project playing with the layered stamp set and determining the card front layers.
After picking out the ink colors, I decided to add more depth by using Glossy Accents on the handle and mug.  On the foam I added Nuvo Crystal drops.
The sentiment is from the same set.  I created a banner using We R Memory Keepers banner punch and mounted it to the card front using double faced foam tape.
The background die is from Spellbinders (Contemporary Circles) and the oval die is from Sizzix (Stitched Ovals).

The card ended up with cool textures and patterns.  I think that I may need to make a few of these to keep on hand!  :)

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Focus on Fairies: create a fun Garden Fairy tag

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to post at Quietfire Design Digital and I created a sweet tag created using Quietfire Design's Garden Fairy Tag digital cutting file.

For tag instructions and more photos, please feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Design Digital blog!

Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Focus on "Love"- elegant handmade card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to post at Quietfire Creations and I created a "Love" card using the following Quietfire Design product:

Love die
Calligraphic Elements 2 die set
Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments stamp set


The hearts look so sweet in the card corners:
For more card details and instructions, feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Creations post.

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

Combining stamp sets: Merry Christmas Kraft card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to post at Quietfire Creations and I am sharing a Christmas card created using two Quietfire Design stamp sets, Home for the Holidays...
Home for the Holidays Sentiments, Set of 5 - Mounted
...and Poinsettia Banner and Sentiment.
Poinsettia Banner & Sentiment, Set of 4 Stamps - Mounted
Aren't the stamp sets lovely?  Great sets for your holiday projects!

Feel free to hop on over to Quietfire Creations for card instructions and details.

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

Thursday, November 22, 2018

It's a Gable Box-a-ganza!

Hello Crafty Friends!  Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S!

Today is a special day at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Creations: all of the designers are sharing super fun ideas that you can do with the awesome Gable Box die designed by Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My submission for the Gable Box-a-ganza.  (No, it is not really called Gable Box-a-ganza...but I thought it would be cool if it was called that.  Big Smile )

Instructions:

  1. Die cut snowflake acetate using Gable Box die.  Use clear double sided adhesive tape to secure Gable box folds.
  2. Die cut silver card stock using Dotted Scallop Squares.
  3. Die cut blue metallic paper using Joy die.
  4. Tie top of Gable box using matching ribbon.
Easy!  And so pretty!
ECD product used:


Thank you for stopping by!  And don't forget to check out the other creations at Quietfire Design and Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Video Tutorial: mixed media Reindeer flight

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to post at Quietfire Creations and I decided to share a video tutorial on how to make this reindeer flight mixed media card.  The card uses Quietfire Design stamps, stencil and dies in conjunction with watercolor, texture paste, metallic card stock and Nuvo Drops.  Too fun!


Here is the link to the video!  Enjoy!  :)


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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Being Thankful: The thankful receiver

Happy Sunday, Crafty Friends!

It is that time of year when many of us are taking time to celebrate all for which we are thankful.  An extra special way to thank a loved one or friend is to create a thank you card.  The card I am sharing today has a beautiful thankful quote that is perfect for a thank you card.  The stamp is from the A Bit of Fragrance stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


The instructions and product list can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs post.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Stamp Focus: Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments

Hello Crafty Friends!

It was my turn to share at Quietfire Creations and I created a card using the newly released stamp set, Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments.
Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments, Set of 5 Stamps - Mounted
The twiggy heart is so pretty!  The card created was simple to make and the steps could easily be used to make other cards.  Just mix and match your washi tape and pick coordinating ink for the heart and you have cards for almost any occasion. 

Here is a great Christmas project: create many cards as a gift for someone.  Not only does it save the happy recipient time and money for cards, they are also able to give beautiful handmade cards to their friends and loved ones.
For more card details and instructions, feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Creations blog post.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

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