Monday, October 16, 2017

Quietfire Design and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Hello Crafty Friends.

Exciting news:  Quietfire Design has teamed up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for a Blog Hop and giveaway!  The giveaway is three prizes worth $25 each!  Woo-who!
For my project, I used Quietfire Design's Good Friends are Like Snowflakes stamp and several Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.  For more information on the card (and of course the giveaway!), hop on over to the Quietfire Creations Blog post.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, October 5, 2017

In the "happy" dog house

Hello Crafty Friends!

My hubby celebrated his birthday recently and our Saint Bernard, Teddy, asked if I could make a card for him.  (big smile)  The card had to be cute and sweet- just like their friendship.  Yes, they are BFFs through and through:  wherever Greg goes, Teddy follows.  It warms the heart seeing those two together.  Their BFF relationship was the inspiration for this happy card.
The card's focal point is the cute dog house stamped image from Penny Black.  My Prismacolor pencils and gamsol were used to color the sweet scene.
The image was die cut using stitched square dies and mounted onto a tent fold card.  The patterned papers are old and from my crafty stash (Basic Grey papers, perhaps).  After all of the layers were adhered, clear Glossy Accents was applied to the dog bowl.

Greg really liked the card and thanked Teddy for the thoughtfulness.  (That is what BFFs do.)

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed "Teddy's" card.
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo

Products used:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"The best thing I ever did"...

Hello Crafty Friends!

It was my turn to share a project at Quietfire Creations and I created a card using the newly released "The best thing" stamp:
The Best Thing - Mounted
As I was stamping the quote, I thought of the many people and projects that could use the quote: a graduation card, a card for a student heading off to school, a person starting a new endeavor, an inspirational plaque, a journal, and, of course, a scrapbook page celebrating a milestone completed.  (I am working on a journal now and this quote may be on the front cover.)
Instructions: please visit the blog post on Quietfire Creations.  Listed below are the products used- just click on the image and the links will take you to the product.

Products used:
The Best Thing - Mounted

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

"Soar" Butterfly Flourish card

Hello Crafty Friends.

How is your day?  Have you crafted or plan on crafting?  Or are you looking for crafty inspiration?  Hopefully you think you have come to the right spot.  :)

Elizabeth Craft Design is celebrating their new releases and the design teams are sharing projects.  One of my projects used two newly released dies, Soar and Butterfly Flourish.
Looking for instructions?  The instructions to make the card are located on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  Feel free to check out all of the other great projects on the blog.  The blog is jam packed with inspiration and tutorials.
Oh!  And if you were wondering about the pretty papers...they are from Graphic 45's Nature Sketchbook collection.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, September 25, 2017

Simple "Wanderlust" card

Hello Crafty Friends.

Many thanks to everyone who left comments on the CardMaker magazine/Quietfire Design blog hop post this weekend.  The winner has not been announced yet but I wish you all the best of luck!

Today's project is very much so different than the last post with layering of die cuts.  This card took only a few minutes to make but I really like how it turned out.  It also used a stamp that I enjoy using on projects, Wanderlust, by Quietfire Design.


  1. Create top fold 5.5" x 4.25" card using white card stock.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 5.25" x 4". Die cut using mixed media die.
  3. Stamp Wanderlust onto white card stock.  Die cut using pennant die.
  4. Mount onto card using double sided adhesive tape.

(As an item of note, the package of stone paper is on sale right now at Elizabeth Craft designs for $1.95!  Sweet!)

Products used:

Thanks for stopping by.  I do hope you enjoyed the simple Wanderlust card.

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

CardMaker-Quietfire Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop with CardMaker magazine!  

Make sure you leave a comment on every blog because there will be a $50 Quietfire Gift Certificate awarded randomly to one lucky commenter!  All comments should be made by midnight PST on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and the lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards!  Good luck!

I created two Christmas/winter cards for the blog hop.  The first card used the newly released stamp set, A Whisper on my Nose:
A Whisper on my Nose, Set of 3 - Mounted
The quote was stamped onto white card stock and die cut.  While the die cut remained in the die, I gently applied blue ink around the embossed rim.
Next, several layers of blue glimmer and white card stock were die cut and layered.
The snowflakes from the same stamp set were stamped using the blue ink and mounted as shown.  White seam binding was used to create a double bow and a snowflake adhered to the bow.  Wee gems were added to the snowflake centers.
The second project was the small "Merry Christmas" card.  The sentiment is from the newly released stamp set, Christmas Eve was a Night of Song:
Christmas Eve was a Night of Song, Set of 2
This small card is perfect as a gift card holder.
Of course I had to add the sweet snowflakes to this card, too!

Products used:
A Whisper on my Nose, Set of 3 - Mounted Christmas Eve was a Night of Song, Set of 2  Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Filigree Booklet Etched Dies

Be sure to hop to everyone's blog to check out the amazing projects and enter for your chance to win!

Yogi Grunwald
Gaylynn Martling:
Kathy Jo Wood  <You are here!>
Yvonne van de Grijp 
Nicole Coursey:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"A bit of fragrance" using Graphic 45 and Elizabeth Craft Designs new release!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am popping in to share another project using a newly released stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, A Bit of Fragrance:
A Bit of Fragrance Collection - Clear Stamps

As soon as I saw the new stamp set, I thought of using it with some Graphic 45 collections such as Cafe Parisian or the gorgeous flowers from Portrait of a Lady.  Cafe Parisian was pulled first and I am glad it was!  The fussy cut flowers were used to surround the beautiful quote.  Some flowers were adhered flat while others had double sided foam applied for pop.
The canvas doily anchored the quote and flowers to the card base.  Half pearls, a twine bow and Stickles were the finishing touches.
Thank you for stopping by to see the project using another wonderful Quietfire Design/Elizabeth Craft Design release!

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

Products used:
A Bit of Fragrance Collection - Clear Stamps    

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Flowers bloom" hope card- Graphic 45 and NEW Quietfire Design!

Hello Crafty Friends.

Exciting news: Suzanne Cannon has newly released stamps at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  The new stamp sets are each full of several stamps from gorgeous calligraphy quotes to whimsical designs.  Of course, Suzanne was busy designing her beautiful dies, too, and the new release is full of must-haves for a die cutter.

The first project using one of the new stamp sets is from the Where Flowers Bloom set:
To make the card (please note all product links are shown at the end of the post):

  1. Create a tent fold card using ivory card stock.
  2. Cut the patterned paper smaller than card base and adhere.
  3. Adhere canvas doily as shown.
  4. Cut image and adhere.  
  5. Die cut heart and adhere.
  6. Stamp quote onto ivory card stock and fussy cut.  Adhere buds and quote.
  7. Cut lace (two types) and adhere.
  8. Adhere antique seam binding.  Create bow and add button.  Add pearls to flower centers

I know I have mentioned this before in previous posts, but I love how Quietfire Design products and Graphic 45 products work together.  They are a great pairing!
This card will be on display in my craft room.  The beautiful papers and uplifting quote will help to make my crafty space even more happy.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed this first sneak at the new release.
Have a happy crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Products used for this card:

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