Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Gina K Designs September release

Hi everyone! Tonight is the September release for Gina K Designs and I am SO EXCITED to share a few cards using the new set called Winter Wishes. There are many other fabulous stamp and die sets in this release including A NEW KIT called Holiday Cheer and 4 new embossing folders! So be sure to check out the entire release!!

Winter Wishes is illustrated by Beth Silaika and is an adorable set with 3 words with a letter missing from each and several little images that you can use in their place. So adorable! I made 3, each using a different word and sized card. I'll showcase each separately and list all the ink colors and die sets I used.

I had some issues with the true colors coming through in the photos (especially the Blue Denim), so head over to my Instagram page and check out my short reel showing each card!

PEACE card:
Cardstock: medium gray, Solar Crest white
Iridescent gems

HAPPY card:
Cardstock: Christmas Pine, Solar Crest white
Iridescent gems
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Christmas Flourish Collection Noel and Sugarplum Tweet cards

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share a few cards using the new Christmas Flourish collection by Spellbinders designed by Becca Feeken. The collection has 7 die sets and 1 embossing folder. I have 2 cards to share today and stay tuned for a few more!

First up is a mini slimline card using the Noel Mini Slimline Frame die set. I love the shape of the dotted frame and love that it has a smaller stand alone tag die that can either fit in the middle or be used by itself. I cut the dotted frame from white cardstock and backed it with black for a fun pop. The tag is also cut from white and I popped it up on foam squares and decorated it with some flowers, a flourish, the sentiment and some red gems. This card is actually pretty simple to make and flat for mailing.

Products used on this card:
Gold String
Next up is a card using the adorable Sugarplum Tweets die set. These cute birdies comes with a few tiny sized elements to decorate them with and sentiment dies that inlay the words into the cardstock. I added a bit of sparkle to each birdie by using some glitter foam for the tails and wings. I love the tiny holly berries and leaves -so darling! This is another card that ended up being flat for mailing.
  Products used on this card:
Diamond Plaid embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Mini Slimline Christmas Mitten cards

Hi everyone! I have a pair of mini slimline cards to share using Stamp Simply Clear Stamps NEW Christmas release. The release is small, but oh so adorable! It has a couple stamp sets, a coordinating die set and some word dies. You can check out the entire release here.

I used the mitten dies and die cut them from patterned papers by Carta Bella. I really love the style of Carta Bella, they are not too frilly or ornate and I love the traditional colors and patterns they use.
There is one mitten die in the set, but it's easy to get the mitten facing the other way by reversing the patterned paper and die cutting it from the back. Then to flatten out the die cut "curves" I used a bone folder. With the patterns on the mitten you can't even tell the die cut is up side down. I dressed up the mittens with a die cut snowflake and some gems.
The sentiments are from the Peace & Joy Word die set and you will notice that on each I trimmed them a little to fit them into the space I had on the card. For the Joy sentiment, I kept all the swirls at the bottom and trimmed a little off the top. And for the Peace sentiment, I trimmed all of the swirls, making it more clean and simple. I love the versatility with these dies!
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Merry Christmas color block slimline cards

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas card that uses the Be Bold Color Block Merry Christmas die set by Spellbinders. Of course I had to accent the letters with some poinsettia flowers and this time I used the Christmas Blooms die set that was released last year. I LOVE this entire set!

Supplies used on this card:  
Gold micro beads for flower centers
 One good thing about die cutting the CHRISTMAS word in several colors, is you can make multiple cards with little extra effort. I made a second card using the extra letters and poinsettia flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2022

White poinsettia Christmas cards

Hi everyone! Well, it's that time again -time to focus on making Christmas cards!! And with the right supplies you can make some gorgeous Christmas cards. Today I am sharing a couple cards using the Holiday Blooms die set by Spellbinders. All I can say is WOW. What a stunning die set. 

 I started out with making a slimline card and then with all the extra die cuts and patterned paper I was able to make a second card with little effort! First up the mini slimline card, check it out.

 Supplies used on this card: 
Winsor & Newton White Gouache

I wanted to keep the color palette simple with the white poinsettias, so I used 2 colors of green and did some sponging with a sage green ink for the centers and some leaf clusters. I added a few pops of red to keep things lively.
Next is a card I made by using the extra die cuts and scraps of the wood texture paper. I grabbed a piece of cardstock already embossed from my stash and organized them into a smaller cluster. I love how this one turned out! And adding the sentiment from Gina K's Sentiment Sheet is such a quick and easy to add a sentiment with little effort. She has sentiment sheets for other occasions as well, check them out here.
 Supplies used on this card: 
Winsor & Newton White Gouache 
 May Arts silver string
MFT Stitched Rectangle dies

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!