Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bless these Blooms Home Decor Project

It's Suzanne here today.  I have these gorgeous Hydrangeas.  Some of the flowers said they wanted to come into the house.....  They needed a container just for them, so I created one.

Check out how it's done in this Tiny Tutorial that I've uploaded to YouTube.  Pause it if it's too fast.  It's a really easy project!
If you're receiving this as an email update, click here to see the video!

Bless these Blooms cutting file - Silhouette ID #264900
A little pail or other container 
Silhouette Matte Vinyl in pink 
Silhouette Transfer Tape

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Birds and Animals Dingbat Font- Love Lives here

Hi y'all!
Robyn here with an easy watercolor ATC for everyone who says,
"I can't draw."
Living in the Beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, bears are a way of life , and one of the reasons we love living here.
Suzanne's Birds and Animals Dingbat Font
sketches out for you the outline of the bear, 
and the rest is just looking at the mountains and letting the paint do what it will!

You don't even need a digital cutter. You can load the Fonts into your word processor.

On the mat

The bears are the letters J and K.

Be sure your paint is completely dry before stamping with Versafine Black ink and clear embossing.

Put some embossing powder on the paper and see if it sticks. 
If it does, the paint is still too wet.

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Unicorn Lantern- Shoot for the moon

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here confirming
I believe in Unicorns!
I've made quite a few of these lanterns now and they have become my most popular hostess and faerie godchild gifts.
You'll be surprised how quickly they come together.

On the mat
Only 4 pieces. (and window dressing if you use it)

The stamps are Suzanne's for Elizabeth Craft Design

Keep believing!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

"Without music..." Treble Clef card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Kathy Jo here doing 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.
Card Instructions:
(Mind you, I created this card as a newbie so I probably did some steps that could have been completed by the machine and not by me.  However inefficient I may have been in the creation of the card, I think the final card results are very pretty...and I enjoyed making it!)

  1. Cut Treble Clef card using black card stock.  Cut front to desired size.  Round corners.  Apply gold marker along edges.
  2. Create top fold card using black card stock.  Round corners.
  3. Cut and mat patterned paper to card base.
  4. Mount black clef background (from Step 1) to card front.
  5. Use black archival ink to stamp quote onto patterned paper.  Cut to size and round corners.  Apply gold marker to edges.  Mount to card front using double side foam tape.
  6. Optional:  Apply Nuvo Crystal Drops (or similar) to flower centers.
  7. Decorate inside of card as desired.
Isn't it just gorgeous?  The Treble Clef Blank Card digital file and the Without Music stamp are a perfect combination!  

You know what?  I am totally digging digital cutting.  :) 

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Christmas in July-Christmas Ornament Box Collection-The Star

Hi Y'all.
Robyn here, 
following Suzannes request to feature the new 
Christmas files, while they are on sale in July.
Soon as these files entered my mailbox, I couldn't help myself.
Faster than you can say, "down the chimney he came", 
this ornament was created!
Your choice of papers could make it an ornament for any star in your life, any time of the year!
Christmas Ornament Star Box
On the Mat
Only 3 pieces!
The collection
The inserts are interchangeable!

Please hop on over to Suzanne's Silhouette Design store to enjoy the inspiration while all Christmas is on sale.

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas in July - Cardinal Christmas Cards

Hello, Connie Nichol here with a couple of Christmas cards I created with Suzanne Cannon's Cardinal Christmas cut file available in the Silhouette Design Store.   There's nothing like making Christmas cards in the middle of summer - it's actually pretty fun!

The cut file is so beautiful it doesn't need a lot of embellishments and is very quick to cut and create.  Try cutting the bird and the backgrounds out of different colours of cardstock.  I made 6 x 6" cards, but the cardinal also fits on a 5 x 7 card base.  This yellow bird reminds me of a goldfinch and it makes a nice change from traditional Christmas colours.  I added 'berries' with Ranger Enamel Accents, but you could glue on a few beads or embellish the branches with a little bit of glitter glue.

Here's the Christmas Cardinal cut out of more traditional colours.  He is very striking.  I am not sure which bird I like best.  Do you have a favourite?, I am going to remember this cut file for when I need a beautiful bird to accent a scrapbook layout.  It would make an awesome blue bird!  Have a great July, Connie

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watermelon Tote with Tag- Happy birthday

Hi Y'all
Robyn here with a 3D summer cooler!

On the Mat

  •  Cut the elements.Use a heavy weight card for the base. Cut an extra base if you want to hide the tabs inside.

  • Adhere all the layers to the base.

  • Fold all the perforated score lines. 

  • Apply strong double-sided adhesive- Elizabeth Craft Designs to the tabs.***TIP*** Place the tape on waste please paper to make it easier to handle while cutting the small pieces.

  • Form the tote by adhering the tab at the side first. Burnish well and place a weight on it for a few minutes.
  • Place a tape runner inside to preform the curved sides. Let that sit for a few minutes.

  • Remove the tape’s release paper on one side of the tabs on the base. 

  • Align the point on the base with the side seam and work your way around to the other point by 
pushing the tabs against the base. Work with one hand inside pushing the tabs into the correct position. 
  • Remove the release paper on the other side and repeat until all the tabs are in place and secure. 
  • Layer the leaf tag and stamp your sentiment. Happy Birthday/ A way with Words/Eliazbeth Craft Designs
  • Attach to the tote with ribbon or twine. 
  • Create dimension on the seeds with glossy accents.
Fill your gift tote and give to someone special!

For more watermelon themed files visit 
watermelon box