Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Happy Birthday florals

Hello Crafty Friends!

How is your August going?  Have you been enjoying your summer weather?  My flowers are enjoying the August sun.  In the past few days the lilies have started to bloom and they smell fabulous.  The Bee Balm are attracting humming birds and other busy fliers.  The Coneflowers are gleefully open and the Black Eyed Susans are starting to show their sunny petals.  The garden may have some weeds but even they are in bloom.  It is a beautiful scene.

The garden flowers inspired the birthday card I am sharing today.  Let's jump into the instructions:

  1. Create a top fold card from blue card stock.  Mat and mount floral paper (Bo Bunny Genevieve) to the card front.
  2. Die cut white card stock using Swirl Lattice die.  Cut blue patterned paper to size and apply gold marker along edge.  Adhere lattice die cut.  Mount to card front using double sided foam tape.
  3. Die cut patterned paper using Rose Buds die.  Form flowers and add stamens to center.  
  4. Mount flowers and gem swirl to lattice die cut.
  5. Die cut vellum paper using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die.  Cut Happy Birthday twice- once in gold and once in white card stock.  Offset mount to vellum oval.  Mount to card front.
  6. Decorate inside as desired.
 

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

Monday, August 6, 2018

A cup of Tea & Thee

Hello! 

How is your day thus far?  It is Relax-ville here.  I am sipping on some tea and watching my furry family chill in the air conditioning.  Seeing all of them peacefully sleeping makes my heart smile.  The card today almost suits the moment perfectly- except that, perhaps, an "s" should be added to the end of "Thee".  ;)

The card features one of the new stamps from Quietfire Designs' Tea & Thee set:
Tea & Thee, Set of 7 Stamps - Mounted


It was stamped onto white card stock and die cut using Spellbinders' Fancy Tags 2 Die.  Copper marker was applied to the edges and the die cut was mounted in a curve on the card front.

The papers are from Prima Marketing's Havana collection.  The tea cup is from the Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups die set (retired by Spellbinders but still in use at my house!).  The white background die is Spellbinders Roman Trellis.
I hope you are having a great day and that you enjoyed this quick little card.

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

Lovely layered Friends card

Happy Friday!

Today is a happy day...I start my "staycation"!  Woo-who!  I plan on hanging with the hubby and furries, playing in the garden, visiting friends and, of course, crafting.  To celebrate this happy day, I wanted to share a happy card. 

The gorgeous dies stealing the show are designed by Marisa Job for Spellbinders.  The flowers are from the die set Rose Buds and the lovely lattice is Swirl Lattice.
 Isn't the heart on top of the lattice beautiful?  It is so delicate and romantic.  Love it!
The inside of the flowers have flower stamens from Heartfelt Creations.  I also added Stickles to the flower petal centers.

All of the papers are from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection.
I hope you enjoyed this cheery, floral Friends card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great weekend!
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

"Without Music" digital die cut card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing my first post on Quietfire Digital.  Let me start with some honesty as a newbie to the digital cutting world: I was apprehensive.  I love die cutting and I was not sure if I would like digital cutting.  Would my creations look "flat"?  Would projects look elementary?  But mostly, would I be able to learn how to use my machine?  Well, my reservations were for naught.  It is quite enjoyable, adaptable (I can re-size files to fit my project!), easy to learn, easy to purchase new files and it is inexpensive to buy new files.  The digital cutting results are wonderful. Why didn't I pursue this sooner?!

My project is a combination of the lovely Treble Clef Blank Card digital file and the beautiful Without Music stamp.
Feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Digital blog for more photos and card instructions.

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

I don't need an inspirational quote...I need coffee!

Happy Monday!

After seven straight days of Christmas projects it feels strange to share something non-seasonal.  LOL.  Since it is Monday I thought it would be fitting to share a funny coffee card card.

The quote and coffee cup are from Quietfire Design's But first, coffee stamp set:
 But First, Coffee, Set of 8 Stamps - Mounted
The background was created using the same technique I shared in a video a couple of weeks ago:

After the background was dry I stamped the quote using dark blue archival ink.
The coffee cup was applied to watercolor paper using the same ink.  After drying I colored the lid using a watercolor marker and then I fussy cut the image.  Washi tape was applied to the background and the coffee cup was mounted using double faced foam tape.  Gold Liquid Pearls was applied to the heart.
The quote is a hoot and the stamp set is perfect for coffee lovers!
Have an awesome Monday!

Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Final Christmas in July day- Prima Marketing and Quietfire Design

It has been an awesome week here at I'm a Little Teapot.  This is the first time doing Christmas in July and I have so enjoyed sharing my first Christmas cards of the year.  I do hope you have enjoyed the projects!

Today's card used more of the sweet papers from Prima Marketing's Santa Baby and Quietfire Design's stamp, All hearts come home.
For card instructions and details, please feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Creations post.

Don't forget to enter into the draw at Quietfire Creations for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!

 Here is the link.

Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Christmas in July- Periodic Table "Ho Ho Ho"

Holy Smokes! 

It is Day 6 of Christmas in July.  This week is speeding by!

Today's card is for the science geek on your Christmas list: Periodic Table Ho Ho Ho.  Suzanne has many Periodic Table digital files on the Silhouette site.  I gravitated to this file because of the nerdiness of it.  Yes, I am a nerd...and I am loving her Periodic Table files!

Card instructions are on the Quietfire Creations blog postOh!  And don't forget to leave a comment on the Quietfire Creations blog post for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Friday, July 27, 2018

Day 5- Christmas in July! Prima Marketing Santa Baby and Quietfire

Hello Crafty Friends!

Day 5 of Christmas in July here and at Quietfire Creations.  Today's card is so simple yet so pretty!

When the new Prima Marketing Santa Baby was introduced, I knew I HAD to have it.  Yes, it was a crafty need.  The papers look soft, elegant, and happy.  Just what I would like to use on many of my Christmas projects this year.  Suzanne Cannon's beautiful calligraphy dies and stamps are a perfect pairing with the paper collection.

The card has the oh-so-sweet "warm wishes" from the Home for the Holidays stamp set:
Home for the Holidays Sentiments, Set of 5 - Mounted

Today's card is easy to make and lovely when complete.  Let's dive in to the instructions!

Card Instructions:
  1. Create side fold 4.25" x 5.5" card using white card stock.
  2. Cut desired image to size and apply copper marker along all edges (optional).  Mat onto white card stock.
  3. Cut background paper to size.  
  4. Lay background paper and image onto card base.  Determine location for Warm Wishes stamp.  (If you have a Misti or similar, setup card and stamp as desired.)
  5. Use dark red ink and stamp Warm Wishes on background.
  6. Assemble background to card front.
  7. Assemble image to card front using double sided foam adhesive.
  8. Add gems around Warm Wishes.
  9. Add Stickles or Nuvo Crystal Drops to baubles on image.
There are many images in the 12x12 pad to use as card fronts.  If you have a stamping platform, you could quickly make several cards.
I hope you enjoyed this CAS card as much as I enjoyed sharing it.  Feel free to pop in tomorrow for another project.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Day 4- Christmas in July! Merry Christmas shimmer and snowflakes

Wow!  This week is flying by!  Can you believe that it is already Day 4 of Christmas in July week?  Time flies when you are having fun!

Today's project used more of the beautiful calligraphy dies designed by Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The card is full of beauty, shimmer and, as an extra bonus, is easy to mail!

Card Instructions:

  1. Create top fold tent card using white card stock.
  2. Die cut several snowflakes using the Brrrrrrr and Snowflake die set.
  3. Mat and mount shimmer paper to card front.
  4. Die cut Merry Christmas 2 twice: once from blue shimmer card stock (or metallic construction paper) and from white card stock.  Use liquid adhesive to offset mount the dies to the front.
  5. Mount snowflakes as desired.
  6. Embellish snowflakes as desired.
This is project that can easily be mass produced and completed while you are watching one of your favorite programs.  Just cut all of your pieces ahead of time, grab your glue and embellies and have fun!

Have you entered each day for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate at Quietfire Design?  Follow the link here for crafty inspiration and your chance to win.


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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas in July! "May your heart be warm..."

Hello Crafty Friends!!

It is Day 3 of Christmas in July at Quietfire Design and here at I'm A Little Teapot.  Today's project is a lovely layered card using Quietfire Design stamp, May your heart be warm.
May Your Heart Be Warm - Mounted
Let's dive into the instructions!

Card Instructions:

  1. Die cut black paper using Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles.  Create top fold card by mounting die cut onto top folded black card stock.  Mat patterned paper onto card front (in this project I used gingham).
  2. Die cut red patterned paper using second largest die from Timeless Rectangles set.
  3. Use black archival ink to stamp quote onto white card stock.  Die cut using Spellbinders Opulent ovals.  Mount onto red die cut from step 3.  (Optional: Use double sided foam tape in center and liquid adhesive on the ends.)  Mount to card front using double faced foam tape.
  4. Apply Nuvo Drops (or similar) to berries.
  5. Decorate inside as desired.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more Christmas in July happiness.  :)

Don't forget to hop on over to Quietfire Creations for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Quietfire Design!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Christmas in July GIVEAWAY!

Hello Crafty Friends!


Yesterday Quietfire Design started their Christmas in July celebration: a week full of Christmas inspiration…and a giveaway!  Woo-who!
Today is my day to share a project and I used the elegant “Peace” die as the focal point of the card front:
You may recognize some of the colors used as I also used the pink metallic paper on recent wedding projects.  I had some of the card stock left and thought it would look great for the die cut.
For card instructions, please feel free to visit the post at Quietfire Creations.  Oh- and don’t forget to enter in to win a gift certificate to the store!  Details are below and on the Quietfire Creations blog:

To celebrate Christmas in July we’re having a giveaway!  One randomly chosen follower will win a $25 gift certificate for the Quietfire website.  All you have to do to be eligible is comment on the Quietfire Creation blog posts and follow us on YouTube!  https://www.youtube.com/user/QuietfireDesign   Entries close Sunday July 29, 2018 at midnight.  Good luck!!

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

Monday, July 23, 2018

Kickoff to the Christmas in July...and GIVEAWAY!

Hello Crafty Friends!

This week Quietfire Design is having a Christmas in July celebration.  All week the Quietfire Creations blog will showcase Christmas projects.  My day to post on Quietfire Creations is tomorrow but I really got into the Christmas crafting and created many projects!  I thought I would share them with you all week, too.

My first card was created using the "have yourself a merry little Christmas" stamp from the similar named stamp set:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted
It is a three stamp set including the quote, snowy background and the tree.  I stamped the quote on white card stock using brown ink.
Also used on the card is the adorable deer from Prima Marketing's Santa Baby paper collection.  I cut the image to size, rounded the corners and applied the brown ink along the edges.  I applied white Nuvo Drops to the harness and Stickles to the hooves and antlers.

The card is quick to make and full of Christmas joy.  
Hope you liked my first Christmas card of 2018!  More to be shared soon!

Don't forget to hop on over to Quietfire Creations and enter into the contest!  Good luck!

Big Crafty Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Make a wish..." birthday card duo

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to share at Elizabeth Craft Designs and I created two cards using the "Make a wish before the place burns down" quote and the candle spray from the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.
I created two cards using the stamp set using the same instructions but different papers.

For card instructions, feel free to hop on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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