Friday, August 28, 2015

Quietfire - Thank You - Boxed Set

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

This post features my final projects as a Guest Designer for Quietfire Creations.  
One of the products provided by Quietfire was their Floral Thank You (Item #5833.)  
The versatility of this rubber stamp set is a delight for the card crafter's heart!  

A Boxed Thank You Card Set allows the use of all stamps in the Collection
 and Gingko biloba (Item #5855) (The Gingko biloba card is not pictured below)

Directions for creating the box and lid can be found HERE  Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial! 
I chose not to show all the cards I created for this project.  
The box accomodates 8 cards with envelopes

 I also created this combination Gift Card/Treat Box project using the "Thank You" sentiment!

These little boxes are easy to construct and and a perfect vehicle for the "Thank You" sentiment.
I originally planned to create a box using the same papers, but I was out of Teresa Collin's "Fabrications."  Hershey's Kisses look great in these boxes but all I had on hand were some Chiclets!

Directions for creating the Gift Card/Treat Box can be found HERE.   Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial!

Materials Used:
Gift Card Box
Quietfire Rubber Stamps: Floral Thank You, Gingko biloba, Raindrops are like Fairy Whispers
Teresa Collins Fabrications 8"x8" Designer Paper Pad
Tattered Angels High Impact Pigment - Tan
Prima Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - August 2015 Club Assortment
Fairy Dust Glitter
Gift Card/Treat Box
Quietfire Rubber Stamp:  Thank You
Bazill Textured Card Stock
Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Petaloo Vlvet Mini Blossoms - Dark Blue
Petaloo Chantilly Collection Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 
Adams' Chiclets Candy Gum

Thanks so much for stopping by!   
HUGZ, Chana

Friday, August 7, 2015

Believe - Quietfire Guest Designer

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I am so excited to present this project as a Guest Designer for Quietfire Creations!
I was honored to be invited, and trust me, I agonized over what to create!  Eventually,
I created two projects using the  Quietfire "Believe" Die

Project #1   An Upcyled Ping Pong Paddle
Project #2   A Journal Cover

I was inspired by a project from Asmah Abidin.  She had the fabulous idea of upcycling a ping pong paddle.  I thought this would be the perfect showcase for the Quietfire "Believe" Die!
I sent my hubby off to the Goodwill and he returned with 2 paddles, and a Racketball Racket, which he says he purchased in self defense just in case inspiration took a left turn somewhere.
(Translation no more sudden trips to the Goodwill. )

The elegance of this Quietfire "Believe Die"  really draws the eye into this design, I think!   
Quietfire offers a Believe Stamp Set that could be used to complement the die. 
Paper piecing has become a true port of refuge for me on the days my hands don't work well enough for me to color.  I drew the colors for my paddle from her jacket!.
 The dark wood stain, really brought out the earth colors.   To brighten the palette a little,  I added the orange-red flowers and a smathering of TH Abandoned Coral DI on the flourishes.
I resisted the temptation to make the spine and back more elaborate!  I decided to leave both black and add only random swipes of gold!  I covered the entire project with three coats of  Liquitex Professional Gloss Varnish...the effect is quiet lovely!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Earth Safe Finishes - Notecard Folder

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

One of my favorite gifts to give my friends are these wonderful Notecard Folders!  The inside can be configured for so many uses.  I have used them to create coupon holders, business card holders, and of course, post it notes and memo pads.

This project was created for my DT posting this week at Earth Safe Finishes.   The complete supply list and brief instructions for creating the folder can be found at the Earth Safe Finishes Artists Blog.
All ESF Products are VOC free and made right here in the U.S.A.

The Ann Butler Sheer Silver Iridescents is my new favorite medium!  I used a toothbrush (thanks, Tammy Tutterow) to spread it over the base coat of Chalk It Up Blood Orange Sorbert.  The shimmer on the folder is absolutely gorgeous and I wish it had photographed better.  You can see the shimmer on the stenciled design.
This folder is my attempt to break out of my usuals color palettes (greens, tones) and use some brighter colors.

To find out more about Earth Safe Finishes Paints, visit us here!