Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Twinkle Twinkle - Shoot For The Moon

Yogi here today and I had an urge to create this twinkle card. Love the lyrics. I remember creating a calligraphic piece of it in a class I took with Betty Locke eons ago...

I'm using a quote stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design "Soar Collection" 8pce set also available on Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE

And am using the "You're A Star" font from Suzanne available on Silhouette and the Twinkle Twinkle file. Click image to purchase.

Scored, and folded my white cardstock to create my side fold card (7"w x 5"h) splicing another piece on the inside. Adhered a piece of deep blue paper to the front.

Opened my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software. Resized the star spray to 3.595"w x 2.442"h and the words to 5"w x 3.92"h. Cut from white cardstock. Inked the star burst with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.

Inked the words with Versamark and embossed Emerald Creek "Winter Mistake", but didn't like the lack of contrast against the blue so reinked with Versamark and silver embossing powder. Don't know if you can see it but the words have a beautiful textural effect now. Love the contrast between the stars and the words. Adhered to front.

On the inside - left side:
In Excel, I created the text for the lyrics in Arial font and the letter "H" using "You're a Star" OTF font. Printed out on white cardstock. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles" die set. Inked around edges direct to paper with Distress "Faded Jeans"
On the inside - right side:
Adhered a piece of the deep blue paper. Stamped the quote using Versamark and embossing with silver embossing powder.

Punched out a 1"circle from white cardstock. Put some blue streaks through the moon and adhered to inside.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Baby Scrapbook Layout

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a 8.5 x 11 layout featuring digital cut files from Suzanne Cannon's Baby Boy Bendi Card cut file available here in the Silhouette Store.  I had one of those tiny wallet sized photographs of my youngest son laying around my house and I wanted to scrapbook it before it got lost or damaged.  It's from the days when you used to take your babies to Sears for the photo packages in the portrait studio.  Those department store photo studios have certainly disappeared in the last few years.

connie nichol, quietfire design, baby boy bendi card

Many of the cut files that are designed by Suzanne Cannon to create cards also typically have many components that work beautifully on scrapbook layouts.  In this case, the title and the adorable little cars, planes and footprints come from the Bendi card cut file.  Here's what the card would look like.  Cute, huh?

In addition to the digital elements, I also used a Quietfire Design Baby stamp from the 'Welcome Little One' collection and the Hearts Spray die to create a temporary stencil.  I just cut the hearts out of a scrap piece of white cardstock and dabbed some blue chalk ink through the cut out shapes.  Just be sure to tack down your temporary stencil with some washi tape to keep it in place while you are using it.

Add a few sequins, beads or dew drops as an accent and make sure to put names and dates on your layout (in this case I put them on the back on the page).  Thanks for stopping by, Connie

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