Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Birthday card- Quietfire and Spellbinders

Hello All!

How is your week going?  I hope great!  I have been playing with my new Spellbinders and trying to figure out how to make cards that are a flatter (as least flatter to me) to mail.  I always seem to make a card that does not fit well in envelopes.  My goal tonight was to make a quick little birthday card that had two layers...but I ended up with six on the front part of my card.  LOL.  Let's just say it is a work in progress.

The sentiment is from Quietfire's set Happy Family Days and I can't get over how much I keep using this set!  The paper was free from a magazine (three cheers for cool free paper!).  The layers are from top to bottom: Spellbinders Mystical Embrace, seam binding dyed with TH Victorian Velvet, two Spellbinders Corner Flourish, one Die-Versions Ornamental Fence (used on vellum), one sheet of patterned paper, and the base is Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  Also used were TH inks in Victorian Velvet and Walnut Stain.
The good thing about my "flatter card" is that I actually did not apply a big flower to my bow (I was tempted!) and went with a single pearl.  High fives to a card that is mail-able!
Have a good night and thanks for stopping by!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:

My Craft Creations, AG
Papertakeweekly, AG
Dies R Us, AG
Jo's Scrap Shack, AG
Just B Creative Crazy, May Linky
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG 
Little Scrap Pieces, Show it off Saturday
DL Art, May Linky


  1. I laughed when I read this, as I'm on the same mission. My cards are costing a fortune to send, but I'm like you, I lurve me some layers! I got six layers on a card today, but by skipping the foam tape, it's pretty flat. *Sigh* I miss the foam tape.... Anyway, your card turned out beautifully.The colours and papers are lovely, and I like the Quietfire stamps you've been showing. I love all the new SB you are using, I'm living vicariously through you, as I have (mostly) successfully resisted the Siren song of the new Spellbinders. (River needs dental work $$)

  2. What a wonderful card you've made! Great use of color and dies. The result, a lovely, super elegant creation. Thanks for joining our very first challenge at Dies R Us.

    Dies R Us Challenges DT
    gracielliedesign . blogspot . com

  3. I think....GORGEOUS, STUNNING, and just plain AMAZING. Your art always blesses my heart and I greatly appreciate having you share with us. Have a wonderful week, and thanks for sharing!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. WOW This is stunning!!! STUNNING indeed!! I just LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us this week over at JO's FFC!!!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  5. WOW, such a beauty. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS! What a fabulous use of dies and congrats on a 'flatter' card ... so hard to do when we love all those beautiful layers! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  7. This is gorgeous !!!!! Stunning , beautiful , I love this !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack !!! I hope you join us again, and have a wonderful day !!

  8. This is just gorgeous Kathy Jo!!
    Love the paper and that die is a "must have"!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  9. This is stunning, Kathy Jo!! My gosh, more dies to add to my must-have list!! You layered them beautifully!! And what gorgeous paper!! If you figure out how to make flat cards, please let me know ;)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Just love your "flatter" card and your use of dies. Thank you for participating in our "Anything Goes" challenge from Dies R Us!

  11. Beautiful Kathy Jo! You are too funny, trying not to layer to much, Impossible I think! He! He!

  12. Such a pretty card & the die cuts you used are just beautiful!!!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our new challenge!!!!!

  13. Stunning card! I love how you used all the dies (especially the fence - love it but haven't used it yet myself). Your layers were worth it but I'm glad it's mail-able too. :) Thanks for joining us at the Dies R Us Challenge and hope to see you again soon! -Jenny, DRU DT

  14. Beautiful card love the details about this card, thanks for sharing your card with us at Jo's Funday Friday

  15. Totally stunning. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  16. Oh that is such an elegant card and gorgeous colour choices.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.


  17. Oh, how gorgeous. What an amazing die, and beautifully constructed card. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We are so grateful for all those who participate and support our efforts to encourage uplifting craft projects. Thanks for joining us!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)


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