Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TTCRD Guest Designer :)

Hello Crafters.

I am honored to be a Guest Designer this week at Through the Craft Room Door challenge blog where it is always Anything Goes!  This week's challenge is sponsored by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  

For my card I chose four patterned and solid tags from the Cotton Candy Collection.  After printing I fussy cut the tags and mounted them on a dry embossed (Cuttlebug folder) die cut using Spellbinders Modern Stationary.  The card base was light colored Kraft card stock die cut with the Modern Stationary.  A blue banner from the Cotton Candy collection was heat embossed in white using the Happy Birthday sentiment from Quietfire Design's, Happy Birthday Plain and Simple.
Seam binding, a wee button and blue twine was added as shown.  Bonus to the card design: it can be easily mailed.  Yay!  (I just high fived myself.)

A big THANK YOU to Cara at TTCRD and Lisa at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles!  I do hope you all get to stop by both sites to see the lovely projects and digi designs!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Kathy Jo

PS!  Don't forget about the stamp or die giveaway!  Hop on over to yesterday's post to see the project and to get further details on all of your chances to win!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Day 1- Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop!

For my project I wanted to use the new Quietfire Design "Thanks" die on the front of my card.  The inside I planned on using a stamp from the newly released Quietfire Design set, Thanks Cuddlers.  The stamp set is so cute that I could not decide which sentiment(s) to use.  After much thought and playing in the craftroom, the idea evolved into a Thanks gift card set.  

Here is the front of the gift card package.  The "Thanks" die is the showpiece on top of the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection.  Stickles was added to the die cut (the photo does not do it justice!).
The inside contains more of the pretty papers on the top and there is a large pocket that holds five Thank you cards with envelopes.
A closer look at the pocket with cards/envelopes:
Each card uses the "Thanks" stamp on the outside...
...and a different sentiment inside:
Card 2:
Card 2 inside:
Card 3:
Card 3 inside:
Card 4:
Card 4 inside:
Card 5:
Card 5 inside:
I could have really blinged up the cards and added lovely layers but I wanted to make sure that the cards were easily mailable for the gift card pack recipient.  

Here is another look at the outside.  
And inside:
I hope whoever receives it will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. :)

Now onto more fun stuff...the blog hop!  Today the ever so creative and awesome Yogi is sharing a Quietfire Design project on her blog.  Make sure you stop by and leave a comment on her blog after you leave one on mine, of course!  One lucky commentor on each blog will receive a Quietfire stamp or die...WOO-WHO!!!  The other fabulous Quietfire Team will be posting all week (see schedule below).

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

March 30 - Kathy Jo (that's me!) and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda
April 2 - Diana and Teresa
April 1 - Sherry and Suzanne
April 3 - Yvonne and Robyn

For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp or die (Don’t be shy!) leave a comment below before midnight Sunday April 5th, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Die-ing for Spring blog posts!

Good Luck!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Butterflies card

Happy Monday, All!  

Today is my day to share a project on the Quietfire Creations blog.   I decided that since spring is here that I should celebrate with a happy butterfly card.  :)

Here is a closer look at the front:

For more details on the card and to see the inside, please hop on over to the Quietfire Creations blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!
Kathy Jo

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

Below is my submission for the Graphic 45 Design Team Audition- 2015.  As many of my friends and followers know, I love using Graphic 45 product!  Graphic 45 is my "go to" paper for my projects because of its versatility and design. I am drawn to the vintage beauty, art, lifestyle and fun found in all of the paper collections.  For me, every Graphic 45 paper pad is a world of crafting possibilities!

I do hope you enjoy the projects below...I know I enjoyed making them!  Click on the header to go to the blog post- except the first project which will soon be posted with a tutorial on my blog.  For additional Graphic 45 projects, please visit the Graphic 45 page on my blog.

"Shopping Buddy" using Home Sweet Home:
 The inside contains a coupon holder on the left and a shopping list pad to the right. 
 Inside of coupon holder:
 Back of the Shopping Buddy

quietfire, elegant ovals, spellbinders, shabby, corrugated, miracle, graphic 45, A Ladies Diary, card

Thank you for the consideration and thank you so much for stopping by!
Kathy Jo
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