Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Always believe" 15 minute elegant and inspirational card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to share at Quietfire Creations and I created a quick, easy and elegant card using the beautiful Always believe stamp:
Always Believe - Mounted
The card comes together in a flash yet the results are gorgeous.  Feel free to hop on over to Quietfire Creations for more details and instructions.

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

Saturday, August 25, 2018

"Shoot for the moon" mixed media card

Hello Crafty Friends!

How is your day going?  Do you plan on getting some crafty time in or are you looking for some crafty inspiration?  Hopefully the card I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs will provide some inspiration.  :)

The card used two Elizabeth Craft Designs products: the Soar stamp set
...and the Flourished Night Sky die set:

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

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

"A bit of fragrance..." thank you card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing an elegant layered thank you card using stamps designed by Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The lovely quote is showcased on layers of ivory and gold die cuts.  The quote is from the stamp set, A bit of Fragrance:
It is a stamp set full of beautiful quotes and images!

This card was shared on the Quietfire Creations blog.  Feel free to hop on over for more details.  :)

Product used:
A bit of fragrance stamp set, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Iron Romance die set, Spellbinders
Iron Elegante die set, Spellbinders
Large Labels die set, Spellbinders
Ivory and gold card stock
Unknown patterned paper

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

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


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
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