Friday, March 16, 2018

Twisty Technique with Dorlene!

Hey there, Dorlene here and ready to share my Club Q project with you.

Not only does Club Q pre-design layouts and project kits, but there's so much more you can do with them. I love the Spring Showers paper collection. It's so pretty and I just had to create something that shows it off so I pulled some papers and die cuts from the kits and made a couple of Twisted Pop Up cards.

I made one for my sister-in-law's 60th birthday and the other for my mom for Mother's Day. I can't wait to see their reaction to this fun, interactive and pretty card!

Before adhering the patterned papers, I inked all edges in Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Check out my instructional video and then make your own twisted pop up card.


  • Cut three pieces of card stock at the following measurements:
    • Card Base: 4 1/4 x 11 (score at 5 1/2)
    • Mechanism: 3 x 8 (scored at 1 1/2 on short side and 4" on long side then mark at 2 1/2" from the right and left on the top and bottom. Score an "x" to connect the marks)
    • Twisted Base: 3 3/4 x 11 (score at 2 3/4 at each end; flip it over and score at 5 1/2; fold it into a "w")

Patterned Paper:

  • Three pieces cut at 4 x 5 1/4 (mark at 2" at the top and each side then cut the corners off on two of these pieces)
  • Four pieces cut at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2

I said it in the video, but I can't stress this enough, be sure to decorate the four panels before adhering the twisted base to the mechanism. It will make your life so much easier!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
March Club Q (Papers and Die Cuts)
Spring Showers Paper
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Key Largo

Other Supplies:
Stamps by CTMH
Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad
Doily from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ Dorlene

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

By the Sea featuring Navigator with Rebecca

Good day, everyone! Rebecca here hosting today's blog post. The season of Spring brings thoughts of blooming flowers, robins and for some of the lucky ones... Spring Break! I used the Navigator Paper Pack to create the following double page layout.

"By the Sea"

This layout was inspired by all the strips of paper I had leftover from previous layouts I had created. I simply cut down the paper into strips that ranged from 4.5, 2.5, 1.5 and .5 inch strips.

I inked all the strips with Kokomo, Capri Blue and Sandy Shore.

I used one sheet of the colored world map paper on left side of the page and used the half sheet on the right side of the layout. I completed the right side of the page using the strips in various widths. I repeated layering strips on the left side of the page but went horizontal instead of vertical.

I stamped the flowers using Tropical Punch, the sea leaves with Cactus and the tree branches with Sandy Shore. I die cut the images and colored them with the same ink using a blending tool.

After matting and placing my photos, I began to layer my flowers, shells and sea leaves. I used a circle punch to punch out the circle phrases from the cardstock paper phrases.


I used a large die cut to mat the photo in the center of the page. I layers the flowers, sea leaves, and tree branches along the bottom of the photo. I had to strips left to use, so I cut a "v" out of the ends of them and placed them over the photo. I added some pearl flourishes as an added embellishment.

I repeated the flower layering on the right side of the page and added copper brads to the phrase I cut out of the cardstock phrases and popped it up with foam tape.

Although, I won't be "Spring Breaking" somewhere warm, this layout will remind me of the beautiful sea that is so blue. I hope you enjoyed today's blog post!

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack (Coming Soon)
Navigator Cardstock Phrases  (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Tropical Punch, Capri Blue, Cactus, Sandy Shore and Kokomo
Copper Brads

Other Products:
Tree Branches, Flowers, Shells and Sea Leaves by Heartfelt Creations
Pearl Flourish by Want2Scrap
Large Die Cut by Spellbinders
Other: Cardstock, Trimmer, Glue and Prills

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Inspiration with Louise

Hello Quick Quotes readers! Louise here, with some quick and easy Spring cards.

I am not a big fan of winter. This year, just after the first crocus poked through, we got hit with 2 winter storms. So, I'm thinking about Spring while we still have snow on the ground. I made these 2 Spring cards using the beautiful new Spring Showers collection.

I decided to use butterflies because I think they look beautiful with flowers.  Once I had the idea for the card, I decided to make it in 2 sizes.

I own several sizes of butterfly punches and dies. I decided to use 2 sizes for the small card and 3 for the larger one. 
  • The butterflies are punched from the backs of the Spring Showers 100 and 105 papers. 
  • For the body of the small and medium butterflies, I folded the wings back and dabbed the middle onto PowerPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confession. (The largest butterfly has a separate die for the body).
  • The wings are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Bermuda and Key Largo. 

I folded the wings back up before adhering them to the card. I used a small dab of adhesive  behind the body so that the wings stick up. Here is another photo of the small card:
I left the insides blank so I can stamp a sentiment when I send it. I think they could be used for thank you notes, Easter, female birthdays, or just to say hello. 

These cards were made completely with scraps leftover from a previous project. All of the papers in this collection go together so beautifully, that I could have used any of the papers. I chose the card sizes to fit in envelopes that I have around the house. You can make a card like this in any size. If you don't have butterfly punches, you can use this same concept with a variety of shapes including birds or flowers.

To finish the cards, I added a drop of liquid pearls for the butterflies' heads and some twine.

I leave you with another photo of both cards, this time with my snow in the background.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers 100, 101, and 105 (Coming Soon!)
Powderpuff Chalk Inks: BermudaMidnight Confessions and Key Largo

Other Products:
Butterfly punches by Kreaxions
Butterfly die by Quickutz
Twine by The Twinery
Liquid Pearls by Ranger
Black Cardstock
White Card Bases

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Easter with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today with an adorable Easter card using the new Spring Showers collection.

I wanted to make a cute Easter card for my niece, Grace, who is 5 years old. She loves Easter egg hunts and bunnies, so this fun card will be perfect for her.

This card came together really fast:
  • Die cut eggs from Spring Showers 101 and 105, then edged them with Bermuda and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Inks. 
  • Die cut grass from Spring Showers 105 and edge with Green Leaf PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Stamp the bunny and color. 
  • Next, paper piece the egg with Spring Showers 104. Edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Arrange die cut pieces and adhere to white cardstock. 
  • Pop dot the tops of the bunny and front two eggs. 
  • Add twine and stamp sentiment.
  • Mat on Spring Showers 104 and edge with Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Collection (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bermuda, Tropical Punch and Green Leaf

Other Products:
Bunny and sentiment stamps by Art Impressions
Egg die by Sugar Peas
Grass die by Quickutz

Happy spring and thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, March 12, 2018

You Are So Loved with Rhonda

Greetings and welcome to the blog! It's Rhonda here today with a bit of Monday inspiration to 'perk' you up after Daylight Savings time.

I used a variety of PowderPuff Chalk Inks to edge the die cut pieces on my card. I selected the papers as they had a nice Spring feel to them. The sentiment is stamped in Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink and if you don't have it, definitely put it on your list! 

The coffee ring image is stamped with one of our 2018 PowderPuff Chalk Ink colors, Kokomo. To accent the design, I added some additional die cut pieces from my stash.

Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata: 100 and 101
Harmony: 102
49 Shades of Grey: 101
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Seabrook and Kokomo

Other Products:
Coffee Cup Die by MFT
Stamps by BoBunny
Floral and Bird Die Cuts by Tim Holtz
Other: Cheesecloth, Twine and Heart Gem

Thanks so much for stopping on over for a visit today!
~ Rhonda
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Beautiful Vintage Design with Connie and Canon!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Spring Showers Collection by Quick Quotes and my iP8720 Canon Printer. 

The photo I wanted to use was a vintage print and it was small, about 3" x 3 1/2".  I really wanted to make it bigger without losing details in the photo.

 The photo was scanned into my computer and printed out using the iP8720 Canon Printer.

I printed out the photo at a 4" x 6" size and was really happy it was so clear and crisp after being enlarged from a 3" x 3 1/2" pocket size photo.  The third picture in the collage you can see the difference.

I decided to use both photos on the page.  You can clearly see which one is the original print but can see details, that are in the picture, looking at the larger photo.  Love the contrast from old to new.

The journal strips were created using Microsoft Word and printed out using the iP8720 Canon printer.  (The journaling information is covered for privacy.)

The edges of the pattern papers were shaded with PowderPuff Chalk Inks. They have brand new colors for 2018 that match the new paper collections. The papers are gorgeous!!!!
Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Collection - Coming Soon!
Windsong Quotes and PhrasesPowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Key LargoCapri Blue and Midnight Confessions

Canon Products:
iP8720 Canon Printer
Other Products:
Darkroom Door stamps
Buttons Galore and More
Vintage Trim
Scrapbook Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Creative Cards with Alicia!

Hello and happy Thursday to you - Alicia with you today to host the blog! 

I have created a couple of shaped cards with die cuts using of our double sided card stock. It is a great weight for the card base but with enough flexibility so the card folds properly.  These cards begin with a 6x12 size sheet of card stock as the base.  I chose to use this beautiful water color green from the new Spring Showers collection.

This was the first time I played with my cactus card die set.  It was so much fun with all the cute accessories. Quick Quotes has coordinating papers that provide so many options for cutting and accessorizing. I used a punch to select just the right area to cut the flowers on the front.  I tucked the faux pot I added under the flowers to create a closure.

I cut the cactus twice and used panels from the second cut to decorate the inside.  I layered two cuts of the sentiment to make it pop!  Designing my character cactus was fun, this set came with a variety of eyes and mouths.

I also made the owl version.  I actually owned this die set first and have made a few different owls before this one.  I think this one is the prettiest yet primarily because of the gorgeous papers from the Spring Showers collection.  

The inside owl is so striking using the floral side of the paper.  I used the wing die cut and cut some of the side off to fit on the small owl.  I stamped my sentiment on the blue water color side with Cool Gray Powderpuff Chalk Ink.  I kept the interior of this card white for a striking contrast for the inside owl.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Tropical PunchCapri Blue Key LargoCool GrayJade and Midnight Confessions
Spring Showers (100, 102, 103 and 105 - Available Soon)

Other Products:
Cactus and Owl Fold-a-Long Dies by Sizzix
Pair-a-phrase Sentiment Stamp by Close to My Heart 
Scalloped Circle punches by Stampin Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Challenge 84 Winners!


We have a few winner's to share with you this afternoon from our Friday Challenge 84 - Love! Thank you so much for your beautiful entries, we just love to see your creativity!

Congratulations and Happy Shopping 
to our randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:

#2: Ellie


"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog)

 Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play, 
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 
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Hidden Journaling with Neva!

Good day Quick Quotes fans!  Neva here today to share with you a layout that tells one story and includes a hidden story!  

There are times when the story behind an event is not something to be shared with everyone who might sit down to look through your scrapbooks.  There are other times where it is an important part of the event, but you don’t want to make it the focus.  

This layout is intended as the opening page for a trip my husband and I made to Germany in the spring of 2016.  You can glimpse the gist of the renewing the passport story in the following photos.  Suffice it to say, don’t let your passport be within 3 months of expiration and try to travel internationally!

I wanted the focus to be about the flights we took and the cool photo I had of the map projected to the seat-back screen.  What a great way to show the flight!

This is the layout with the hidden section extended that tells the behind the scene story that it took to get on our flights, a day late!

  • I designed the basic layout and determined the area I had available for an extendable pull tab section. 
  • I started with Far and Away 101 and trimmed it to 12” x 8 ½”, 
  • I wanted the plane section to be part of the layout without being covered by photos so I used an Exacto Knife and carefully cut around the nose section of the plane and part of the engines.  
  • Next I used a mustard colored strip from Far and Away 105, and a quote from Far and Away 500 in the same color, as well as a quote from Far and Away 600.  
  • All the elements were inked with Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  
  • With those embellishments selected, and the photos backed the Far and Away 104 (inked with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink), I was ready to start working on the hidden panel.


  • To create the hidden panel, I trimmed Far and Away 100 to 6 ½” x 8”.  
  • After composing and designing my journaling in MS Word I printed a test copy to check for spacing and alignment.  
    • Truth be told I printed this one about 5 times because I wanted the journaling to align with the photo!  
  • Once satisfied I used temporary adhesive to adhere the Far and Away 101 to the test copy and printed it out.  

Using an envelope punch board, I punched notches 2 1/8” from each edge.

The remaining outside sections are trimmed away to create a perfect pull tab.  All the edges are inked in Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 

  • A second sheet of Far and Away 101 is the base of the layout.  
  • I placed the slider 3” from the outside edge with the other side 4 ½” from the outside edge.  
  • It is drawn in using a black marker for visibility on this post, normally I just use pencil.  
  • An Exacto Knife and metal ruler is used to cut the slider.

  • Using an Exacto Knife and a ruler, I cut two notches ½” apart and center at the bottom of the hidden panel.  
  • As you can see my cuts are not precise but will work well. 

  • The slider is inserted through the notches and secured with an additional section of card stock.
  • This also is adjusted to allow the hidden panel to not slide too far behind the main layout.  
  • All the parts of the layout are adhered in to place.  
  • The top edge of the pocket for the hidden panel is adhered to within ½” of the panel.   
  • I did make a slight adjustment to the top of the slider as the panel needed to extend a bit farther.
  • It is better to make the slider longer AFTER the layout is put together as it is easier to make this correction than to make it shorter!

The title “Berlin Bound” is die cut from white cardstock that has been inked with Cool Gray.  This is a close-up of the title and selective trimming of the airplane to accommodate the edge of the photo. 

Quick Quotes Products
Far and Away: 100, 101 and 104
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Deep Sea and Cool Gray

Other Products:

Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Star Mini Font by Quickutz

Now you are ready to create your own behind the scenes journaling hidden panel! It takes a little planning ahead of time, but is a great way to add a fun element of surprise to a layout.  

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Neva
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

All Smiles with Dorlene

Hey there, it's Dorlene to show you my first project for March. I decided to do another one photo scrapbook layout. You know, I rarely do one photo layouts but for some reason there were a lot of events this year where I only took one photo.
This particular photo is of my granddaughter at her first sewing lesson. She was so excited and couldn't wait for me to teach her to use my sewing machine. We decided she'd come over every Wednesday during the summer for lessons. 
I used the Far and Away paper collection for this layout. I know what you might be thinking..."What? Isn't that collection only for travel layouts?" No, it can be used for so much more! That's the beauty of paper collections, they don't have to be used for the obvious. When I saw the ruler paper, I knew it was perfect for a layout about sewing. I used both sides of 102 and 104 for this layout.  

I cut strips of different sizes from the two sheets. Before I adhered them to the white cardstock base, I inked all edges in Powder Puff Chalk Ink in Cool Gray. I got a little messy around the corners by applying a little more pressure and changing the angle of the pad.

The title and quote are from the "All Smiles" Vellum Strip. I decided not to ink the edges of the vellum pieces because I wanted them to blend in with the background papers but it's nice to know with the PowderPuff Chalk Inks, I have the option to ink vellum if I wanted to.

I finished the layout by adding sewing themed embellishments, word stickers and coordinating color enamel dots. This was a quick and easy scrapbook layout and would be perfect for using up scraps.

Speaking of always, here is a card that I made using the scraps from this project:

There were very little scraps left over from this layout but I was able to make a simple card by cutting down the scrap to 4 x 5.25" and then using the back side for a coordinating strip.

I crimped a portion towards the bottom, added a stamped sentiment, some enamel dots and viola! I love this card because of it's simplicity. I'll be giving this one to my boss for his birthday next week.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack (102 and 104)
Other Products:
White and Pink Cardstock
Words by Tim Holtz
Sew Suite stamp set by SU!
Cricut/Nifty Fifties Cartridge
Enamel Dots by Queen and Company
Sentiment by FSJ

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit!
~ Dorlene
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