Cardmaker & Quietfire Design Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Quietfire Design and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Yogi Grunwald’s blog, you are on the right track. If you found your way here on your own, head over to the CardMaker Magazine blog so you can start hopping from the beginning! Be sure to visit all the blogs along the hop and leave comments as you go!  When you get to the end, Suzanne from Quietfire Design will have the details on a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to the Quietfire online store.

I was sent a few stamps to play with. They all had such great sayings it was hard to choose which one to use for my blog hop card. I finally decided to use one of Quietfire’s newer stamps, “The Best Thing I Ever Did” for the blog hop and I plan to use the other ones for some beautiful Christmas cards so be sure to check back and see those creations!

For my card today, I began by creating the background using a stencil and distress inks. I was heavier with the ink in the two opposite corners so your eye would be drawn towards the beautiful sentiment which is the focal point of the card.

I stamped the hand lettered, inspirational saying on white cardstock and cut it out with an oval die. I used dimensional adhesive to lift the sentiment from the front of the card and tucked some die cut flowers underneath it.

Hope you enjoyed your visit! Next up on the hop is Wanda Hentges. If you get lost along the hop you can find a complete list below and at the CardMaker blog.

CardMaker
Robyn Josephs
Clare Prezzia
Teresa Horner
Yogi Grunwald
Diana Carr (You are here!)
Wanda Hentges
Gaylynn Martling
Kathy Jo Wood
Jen Shults
Yvonne van de Grijp
Nicole Coursey
Diana Nguyen
Savannah O’Gwynn
Teresa Kline
Suzanne Cannon/Quietfire Design

 

Happy Crafting!
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My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar – Clean & Simple

Hey Guys! Have you heard about the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest? There are 3 categories — Clean & Simple Genius, Coloring Virtuoso, and Innovation Master.

I created today’s card for the Clean and Simple category.  Clean and simple cards typically have clean lines, plenty of white space, and few embellishments and this card definitely fits that description.

Starting with a 4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of white cardstock, I die-cut the word HUGS using MFT Words for Friends die-namics and stamped the cute “I NEED YOUR HUGS. STAT!” sentiment below it.

I used foam adhesive to mount this on a pink cardstock mat which gave the die-cut HUGS a nice 3D look.  Lastly, I added a few stitched hearts which added some interest without taking away from the clean look of my card and attached everything to an A2 card base.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

SSS=Simon Says Stamp  SBC=Scrapbook.com  AMZ=Amazon  CDD=Craftin Desert Divas  P&M=Paper&More  MFT=My Favorite Things  SU=Stampin’ Up!  BAS = Blick Art Supply

 MFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear StampsMFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear Stamps

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SSS

MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

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SSS

MFT WORDS FOR FRIENDS Die-Namics

MFT WORDS FOR FRIENDS Die-Namics

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SSS

Razzle Pink Cardstock 100#

Razzle Pink Cardstock 100#

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CDD | SU

Black Cardstock 100#

Black Cardstock 100#

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SSS | SU

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad

My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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SSS | SBC

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

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Cardmaker Magazine & Spellbinders Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Spellbinders and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Debi Adams blog you are on the right track. If you found your way here on your own, head over to the CardMaker Magazine blog so you can start hopping from the beginning! Be sure to leave a comment on each blog because Spellbinders is giving away a One Year Spellbinder Kit Membership — what an awesome prize!

I was sent the Spellbinders September Large Die of the Month kit to work with. The dies in this kit are so elegant and lacy — as soon as I saw it I thought it would be perfect for creating wedding themed items.

I used the dies to create a Shower Invitation, Table Numbers, Place Cards and a Decorative Strip that is perfect for decorating water glasses or a candle.

I printed the shower invitation on white paper and mounted it on layers of pink and navy cardstock. I die cut the lacy strip out of navy cardstock and then cut it in half, using each half along the edge of an A2 invitation.

I printed the table number, centered on a piece of 5 x 5″ white paper and layered it on pink and navy cardstock. Then I used the frame die to cut the pretty lacy border.

To finish off my bridal ensemble, I used the border die to create a wrapper that works perfectly on a water glass or candle and topped off the place card with a pretty blue accent piece cut with the accent die.

Hope you enjoyed your visit! Next up on the hop is Gaylynn Martling. If you get lost along the hop you can find a complete list below and at the CardMaker blog.

CardMaker
Savannah O’Gwynn
Jen Shults
Clare Prezzia
Debi Adams
Diana Carr **YOU ARE HERE**
Gaylynn Martling
Teresa Kline
Yana Smakula
Nicole Coursey
Spellbinders

 

Happy Crafting!
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