Monday, December 20, 2021

Gina K Designs December release

 Hi everyone! Tonight is the December release for Gina K Designs and I am SO EXCITED to share a few projects using the 2 new sets - Friendly Silhouettes and Get Well Wishes. There are many other fabulous stamp and die sets in this release, so be sure to check them all out!!

First up I have a couple slimline cards using the Get Well Wishes set. This is designed by Debrah Warner and has 12 floral and vine images and 15 sentiments designed to let the recipient know you're wishing them well. I made 2 mini slimline cards using the Master Layout 7 dies and used a variety of the stems stamped in a fun color combination.

Colors used: Wild Lilac, Christmas Pine, a mint green and a soft gray

Next up I have 2 cards using the Friendly Silhouettes stamp set. This set has 5 images and 5 sentiments which includes a very large "friend" word which I love! There are many card and technique possibilities with silhouette stamps, the first and most obvious is to stamp them with black over some kind of background or even patterned paper. That's what I went with for my cards.

I don't do a lot of ink blending, honestly it kinda scares me, so once I settled on a color blend I kept it the same for both cards. I have to say I really love how these turned out!

Here are the colors I used from the bottom up:
Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Bubblegum Pink, Wild Lilac and Powder Blue
You can see here that I ink blended on a die cut panel (again from the Master Layouts 7 set), but sadly I stamped the silhouette a bit off center and to make it even I had to trim all the fancy die stitching elements from the panel!

Here are a few more pictures of the cards.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Friday, December 10, 2021

2021 Christmas card designs

Hi everyone! I thought I would take a few minutes and share some of the Christmas cards I will be sending out this year.  I've neglected this blog quite a bit, so if you are interested in following my work more frequently, you can follow my Instagram account. I post there more regularly.

First up are 2 cutie penguin cards. The first one is my favorite. I love the cozy sweater knit embossing folder with the penguin and matching blue poinsettia. All of it together makes me want to hug something!

I went old school CAS with the second one -simply colored image and some patterned paper. CAS and flat for mailing!  Both cards use Playful Pengiuns by Gina K Designs
Welcome Winter 6x6 paper by Carta Bella

Next up is an adorable pick up truck filled with poinsettias! Kind of going with a farmhouse feel with this one. The truck is from the Spellbinders October Small die of the month and the gorgeous poinsettias from Concord and 9th, Fresh Cut Florals 4 die set.

At this point I kind of decided to use poinsettias on the majority of my holiday cards and these next 2 use one of my new favorites, the Spellbinders Christmas Blooms. For the sentiment I used Spellbinders Create a Christmas Sentiments. The gorgeous cover plate dies on the base are the Stitched Stripe and Quilted by Concord and 9th. Patterned papers are Home for Christmas by Echo Park.

I have time to share 1 more card. This one is a mini slimline and once again features the Christmas Blooms poinsettias by Spellbinders. The sentiment strips are from Gina K Designs, they come in black and white and are so easy to pop onto any card! The patterned paper in the background is from the Happy Christmas collection by Carta Bella.
I love this mini slimline design because regular 6x6 papers will fit and boy oh boy do I have a lot of paper!! 😍

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Some gnomes and some Peace love and joy

 Hi everyone! When I say life is getting in the way of crafting and blogging, I'm not kidding! LOL! With my boys being back at school in person full time I thought things would slow down, but nope. I'm busy as ever! So this post will be sort of a catch up on a trio of projects I made months ago and will give me the chance to share 2 cards I made yesterday!

First up are a few cards I made a few months ago using the Gina K Designs/Thermoweb collaboration Gnome for the Holidays AND the add on kit called Gnome for the Holidays: Festive Fall.  

This Halloween gnome is rocking a sparkly hat and pants!

This little gnome with a sparkling pumpkin spiced latte!
Lastly is are 2 Christmas gnomes on a set of 3x3 cards. Perfect to tuck into a Christmas gift bag or box!

Next are 2 Christmas cards using the new Perfect Poinsettia stamp set by Gina K Designs. This set was part of the September kit and is now available to purchase on its own. I love it because it's a multi-step flower and it has great dimension without adding bulk making it perfect to mail! And this adds a few more poinsettia cards to my stash

Ink Colors: Bubblegum Pink, Pink Passion, Kraft and Christmas Pine (GKD) and Glam and Seafoam (Catherine Pooler)

This card is a mini slimline using the dies in the Gina K Master Layouts 7 die set. Not gonna lie, I am really loving the mini slimline card size!

That's it for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used on Shristmas cards:
Cover die used on Peace poinsettia card: Quilted card front die -Concord and 9th
Sentiments on the poinsettia cards: Sentiment sheets, Holiday Greetings -Gina K Designs
Peace and shadow die -Gina K Designs

Monday, November 1, 2021

Gina K Designs November release

Hi everyone! Tonight is the November release for Gina K Designs and I am SO EXCITED to share a few projects using the 2 new sets - Kitchen Tags and Mix and Match Holiday stamp set. There are many other fabulous stamp and die sets in this release, so be sure to check them all out!!

First up I have a couple projects using the Mix and Match Holiday set. This is designed by Beth Silaika and has 4 small snowflake images and 29 sentiments designed to be used together in many combinations. This is a set of 3x3 notecards. These are perfect to include with those last minute Christmas gifts.

Here's a cute circle card using non-traditional Christmas colors. I have a friend who has a pink Christmas tree all to herself (the kiddos have their own) and every year I make her a pink Christmas card to match!
Next is a set of tags that I made using the Kitchen Tags set which is illustrated by Debrah Warner. I love how this set has a stamp for just about anything you can make and give away -so so versatile! For my tags, I die cut a basic star shape and used the Sassy Stripes stencil with Powder Blue ink for the background. I added the stamped images and sentiment from the set and tied it to a premade box from my stash. Before I folded the box together, I stamped "cookies" along the bottom for a more personalized touch.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Merry Christmas Cardinal

 Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a Christmas card using the newly released set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps called, God Will Take Care of You. I combined the beautiful cardinal image with a sentiment from the set, Jesus.

I created the wreath the cardinal sits in by die cutting several circle rings from white, green and gold mirror cardstock. At the bottom I added sprigs from the same papers die cut from the Two Sprigs die set. I added a double bow from some 1/4" silk ribbon in red using the Bow Easy template.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Other supplies: Quilted Card Front die by Concord and 9th, Flat back gold gems, Copic markers