Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 4 of our hop!  Thanks for stopping in!

So far, I don't think any of us have done this with a Quietfire die....  I thought I'd do a partial die cut.


What that means is that when I die cut the Hello, I didn't cover the entire die with the top plate, so some of it remained uncut.  Click here to go to the tutorial for this!





Supplies needed for this card:
Quietfire: Hello die
Graphic 45:  Botanical Tea cardstock collection, 12x12 and 8x8"
Staples: Ivory 110# cardstock
Core-dinations: Aquarium cardstock
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Tombow: Stamp Runner and 3D Foam Tabs




Instructions:
  1. Form a tentfold card base measuring 7-1/2" x 6" from blue.  
  2. Cut panels 7 x 5" and 6 x 4-1/2" from ivory.  Cut a blue panel about 1/16" smaller than the smaller ivory panel.  Cut a panel of the toile wallpaper patterned paper about 1/16" smaller than the blue panel and layer them as shown in the sample photo. 
  3. Cut the strip of Hello Friend from the 12x12 patterned paper and mount it on a strip of ivory cardstock measuring 6-1/4 x 5/8".  
  4. Cut the striped cardstock to 6-3/4 x 4-3/4" and mount it on the larger ivory panel.
  5. Make a partial die cut of Hello (see tutorial on partial die cutting) using blue cardstock.  Trim the diecut panel to approximately 5-1/4 2-3/4" with the word in the middle.
  6. Use 3D Foam Tabs to layer the card as shown to the right. All other layers are attached using the Stamp Runner and are non-dimensional. You may have to trim one of the small foam tabs to very small to attach (optional) the little piece of flourish that may have been cut off.  I used tweezers!



 

I think this is a really fun technique!  I hope you try it!
Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne


Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

March 30 - Kathy Jo and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda
April 2 - Diana and Teresa
April 1 - Sherry and Suzanne (you're here!)
April 3 - Yvonne and Robyn




For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp or die (Don’t be shy!) leave a comment below before midnight Sunday April 5th, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Die-ing for Spring blog posts!

Good Luck!

79 comments:

  1. Lovely card Suzanne! Excellent instructions and easy to follow. Thanks!!

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  2. FABULOUS card & tutorial Suzanne!!!
    LOVE the ELEGANT "hello" and your CLEVER die cut (a technique I need to try), LOVE your dimension too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial!!!

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  3. Your Hello card is stunning! I love how you partial die cut the Hello. I haven't tried that technique yet. I also love the Graphic 45 paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful card and what great instructions for the partial die cutting, thanks.

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  5. Love your beautiful card. Great technique for the die.

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  6. Really great idea of partial cut. Makes a different look. Beautiful card.

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the background also! So soft and subtle.

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  8. Loving the layers ,and colors )

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  9. Love the card, I really like the background paper so pretty. Great card thanks

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  10. Love the partial diecut technique ... so pretty! The layering on your card looks awesome! Beautiful card!

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  11. Lovely card and great tutorial, really love that background paper!

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  12. Peaceful colors. I like the partial die cut and layers.

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  13. Pretty card. Love the partial cut and the colors are my favorite!

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  14. Beautiful card! Love your detailed instructions!! I never thought of using a die like that. Thank you for sharing that technique with us! :-) Loving this hop!

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  15. That idea of a partial cut is wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial! Happy Easter! Mary

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  16. Thanks for the instructions for this technique. I see new life for some of my dies.

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  17. This is a gorgeous card. I need to try the partial die cutting someday :)

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  18. this is gorgeous. can't wait to get my hands on your new stuff. love all of the layers.

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  19. Beautiful card! I have seen other dies that only cut on the edge so it is great to see how to use a "regular" die for this technique.

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  20. Love the use of the wallpaper as the background. The layering really makes this card pop.
    The blue Hello is a great idea. I'm off to see the video.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. Oh gorgeous card! I love how you put that beautiful card together! Love it! Blessings!

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  22. Wow! What a great card! I love that partial die cut technique, I gotta try it! Love the colors you used and that wonderful Hello die!

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  23. Suzanne I absolutely love this card. It is simple, elegant yet very vibrant. I love the colour choices but I especially love how the new die makes the card just pop! Love the dies.

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  24. well that's a technique I haven't thought of yet. BIG GRIN Lovely
    Have a great day

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  25. Great idea, Suzanne! Sometimes this is the answer to adding a die in a special way. I am really enjoying this blog hop. I have learned lots of tips that I can't wait to try!

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  26. What a great idea! I love it! It goes to show that there are many ways to use a die and thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  27. Love these new dies! Have to try this new technique of yours, thanks Suzanne.

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  28. Thank you for the tip on
    the cutting and your card
    is so pretty! Love all the
    papers and layers.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Beautiful card! Love the color choices and the "half cut" die!

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  30. Wow this is an amazing creation! I love the colour scheme too! TFS!

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  31. Simply gorgeous!! Love the partial die cut!!

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  32. Beautiful card! Loved your tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love this card thanks for the tutorial very easy to follow

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  34. Love your stamps. Love the dies! Love your cards!

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  35. Gorgeous card with those wonderful layers and that was a fabulous and easy to follow tutorial for that die cut that I can't wait to try it. Such a fun week with all those gorgeous dies, cards and beautiful calligraphy sentiments.

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  36. What a clever way to use this die! Gives a whole new look to the card!

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  37. I really like this card, Suzanne. It looks like it should be in a magazine- lovely layered card that crafters would want to CASE!

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous card...and...love the idea of partially die-cuttng too!
    These dies are so gorgeous!!!

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  39. Very pretty card! Love what you did with the die!!!! Thanks for the tutorial on how this is done! Love these dies!

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  40. What a lovely card love the layers, and loads of thanks for the tutorial.

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  41. Love the partial cut! and how it pop out from the lovely background paper!

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  42. Off to try partial die cutting! :) Love it!

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  43. I enjoy using popups and now have a new use for them with the partial cut. Thank-you.

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  44. Love the colours and papers. Great idea on how to create a sort of Pop-Up with the die.

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  45. This is sooooo pretty!! Love all those beautiful layers on it :)

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  46. Beautiful card, Suzanne. My vagabond machine is broken (and irrepairable) so I'm going to have to wait awhile before ordering those beautiful dies, which is KILLING me, believe me! I love the cuddler stamps as well, they're on my Wish List! :) I love the layering and coordination of color in this card, with the hit of stronger color in the Hello. :)

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  47. Beautiful card! I love all the blue coordinating papers and cardstock! Thanks for the tip on partial die cutting. Going to try that! It sure does make an impressive display!

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  48. Oh, I am going to have to try the partial die cut tutorial!! Love this sentiment die with the toile background!

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  49. Beautiful card! Love the partial die cut.

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  50. Gorgeous card! Loving the blog hop!!

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  51. Wonderful layers. The partial cut technique is so awesome with word dies. I love the papers you chose and the dimension you achieved.

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  52. I am amazed with how differently creative each card is, using the same die cuts. Beautiful card!

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  53. Captivating card! The colour scheme is gorgeous, the papers are incredible, and the finishing is impeccable. I also learned how to do the partial cut which I had never seen before. I am anxious to try it. Thank you for sharing.

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  54. WTG, It's about time that some dies are available. Love it!

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  55. Thanks for the great tips for using the die in another way. The layered card is absolutely gorgeous.

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  56. Love the muted colors of this card Suzanne! And a big Thank You for the partial die-cut tutorial. I can hardly wait to give it a try. Love the layers.

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  57. Lovey card, Suzanne! I absolutely LOVE the new dies! Thanks for the link to the how-to, I've never tried this before. Looks fun!!

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  58. I love the colour of blue used. This is a beautiful card that anyone would love.

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  59. Love your new die! I remember using Spellbinders die with your stamps at CHA in 2008 and now you have your own beautiful die! Congrats!!

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  60. Great design on your card, Suzanne, with the HELLO die! And I love all the layers! Thanks for sharing the technique!!

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  61. I had never thought of doing that with a die - like you did with the Hello! Very creative and I love the colours!!

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  62. This is an awesome card. thanks for all the instructions. Also the ideas.

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  63. Thank you for the instructions about the partial die cut...definitely adds that extra to a card.

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  64. This is stunning. Gorgeous colors and design.

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  65. What a lovely card. I have never tried the partial die cut, Thankyou for the tutorial :)

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  66. I am going to try this with the Thanks die. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. Thanks for a great idea. Love the papers and colors too!

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  68. I love every thing you do! I do!! Mary

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  69. Love the partial cutting, Suzanne, not to mention all your new LOVELY dies!

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  70. Great tutorial - can't wait to try!!Many Thanks

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  71. I love the beautiful nostalgic feel of your card. Very nice!

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  72. Totally wonderful design work...love the look of the new dies...hope to get some soon!!! TFS and for a chance to win!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  73. Gorgeous card! I loved the tutorial on partial die-cutting, thanks for sharing that. Your design and your colors are so very pretty. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. Your card is very calming and I appreciate your instructions on the half die cut of Hello. Wonderful idea and great execution. thank you

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  75. So pretty! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  76. A wonderful card, Suzanne!!! I need to make me some partial die cuts :)

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