Monday, April 26, 2021

The One with the Gina K Designs April 2021 Card Projects


Hello everyone. Today I have a few card projects using some of the products from the NEW April 2021 release from Gina K Designs. I have a video doing some very simple stamping and a few cards that I stamped by hand, just playing around. In the video I used the Go To Greetings stamp set as well as the Count it All Joy stamp set to create a simple one layer card. 

To check out the entire NEW release from Gina K Designs (CLICK HERE!) and visit her website where you can shop the NEW release and read the blog to find tons of inspiration using these products and much more. 

Continue scrolling down for more card projects.


I also have this three card set using the same sentiment stamp set Go To Greetings. I love the font used in this set and spent several hours with just me and my acrylic block stamping away. I loved the results so much that I made them into cards. 

This first card uses a diagonal design that is much easier to pull of perfectly using the MISTI, I was just playing and eyeballed the entire thing. 

I was using a gray pigment ink for the majority of the stamping, then used Ranger Archival ink for the one "hello" to stand out among the rest. I added a simple pre printed sentiment from my stash by popping it up with some foam adhesive. 

The entire panel was popped up with black craft foam and added to a medium gray card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. 

 For the next card I stamped the first "hello" from the Go To Greetings stamp set and then proceeded to stamp off with the subsequent stampings aligned with the original to give an ombre effect. I also added another pre-printed "congrats" sentiment with foam adhesive. 

For the next card, I stamped the "hello" vertically on a piece of heavy weight white card stock and then added the "you are the coolest" horizontally in Gina K designs Whisper ink. I then added one of the solid leaf images from the "Count it All Joy" stamp set. 

I finished this one off with a frame die cut from black card stock and adhered with liquid adhesive. Popped it up with some craft foam and stuck it on a Fog card base, this time in an A2 side folding landscape orientation. 

Last, but not least I have a fun card mixing the new stamps sets with the older Crafty Notes stamp set also by Gina K Designs. For this card I stamped the epicurean board from the Count it All Joy set onto alcohol marker friendly paper with alcohol marker friendly ink by Gina K and colored it with my alcohol markers. I also stamped the watercolor palette and Washi tape images from the same set and colored those as well. I just used my scissors to fussy cut them out. 

I then stamped the "hello" sentiment from the Go To Greetings set with Gina K watermark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped it onto watercolor paper so that I could make a piece of art to tape to my board. I watercolored it using water based markers and a water brush. I used that same marker and water brush to splatter on the same color onto a piece of plain white cardstock cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 for the background. 

This is absolutely what I use my epicurean board for. I have two of them. It works great to handle my watercoloring in progress. I know many of my crafty friends will understand and relate. 

Once all of my images were colored, I popped up the board and the palette and adhered everything else using tape runner adhesive. 

The sentiment is another pre-printed sentiment that was there and ready for me to use. To finish it off I added a few clear water droplets from my stash. 

I hope I've inspired you to create something today. To see more from Gina K Designs (CLICK HERE!) to visit her website. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 


Sunday, April 25, 2021

The One with the Spellbinders Love Block Stamp Set Card Project


Hello everyone. Today I have a card using the Love Block stamp set from Spellbinders. 

To check out more from Spellbinders and to find more inspiration from other designers using this set (CLICK HERE!) and visit their website where you can shop and search the blog. 

I cut the largest stamp in the set apart (don't worry it will always fit back together nicely) to be able to stamp the word love in a vertical line down the center of my card. 

I cut a piece of white heavy weight cardstock to 3 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches. I then cut strips of a select color palette of cardstock to 3/4 inch strips and adhered them to the card panel with tape runner adhesive. 

Once I had my card panel nicely adhered, I loaded it into my MISTI. I placed the "LOVE" letters from the Love Block stamp set into a vertical line in the center of my card panel. I stamped it with watermark ink and used fine detail white embossing powder to heat emboss it. 

Because I used tape runner adhesive to stick down my paper strips, the heat from the heat tool started to lift the strips from the panel. Next time, I will be sure to use a stronger adhesive. To save the panel, I attached it to a piece of grey board to help give it some strength. Then I saturated the edges with the same sticky ink and embossed a white edge all around my card panel to give it a more rustic look. It wasn't the clean lines I was originally going for, but I really like how it turned out. 

I added the panel to a white card base cut to 7 by 8 1/2 inches and scored at 3 1/2 inches. 

I hope I've inspired you to create something today. To check out more by Spellbinders (CLICK HERE!)

Thank you for visiting my blog, 


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The One with the Spellbinders Lilly of the Valley Card Project


Hello everyone. Today I have a project using the Spellbinders Lilly of the Valley die set by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I was inspired to create this card based on one of my favorite video games, Animal Crossing New Horizons. In this game when you reach the level of five stars you are given a special Lily of the Valley flower as a trophy of sorts, hence the sentiment "you will always be five stars to me". 

To check out more from Susan and the Spellbinders team (CLICK HERE!) and visit the website to shop and to find inspiration. 

This card is simple but the dies can be a little tedious to handle due to their size. Once you cut out all of the pieces in the Lilly of the Valley die set, you shape them with a round ball tool. I used my scoring tool that has a small and medium ball on the two ends. I followed Susan's video that you can watch (CLICK HERE!) to assembly the flowers. Once they were assembled I adhered them onto my background panel using liquid glue. 

For the background I used an old embossing folder by Stampin' Up! to emboss the triangular trees that mimics the look of the designs of the animal crossing game art. 

The sentiment was created in Photoshop and printed out. Once I printed it out, I trimmed it down using my paper trimmer and popped it up using foam adhesive to give it dimension. 

I can't wait to send this card to one of my crafty friends that I play Animal Crossing online with. In fact, I may make several and send them to all of my gaming buddies. 

I hope that I've inspired you to create something today. To check out more from Spellbinders (CLICK HERE!). 

Thank you for visiting my blog today,


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The One with the Video Using the MFT April 2021 Release


Hello everyone. Today marks the day for the My Favorite Things April 2021 release. I have a video using the NEW Wheelie Great Friend stamp set and coordinating dies. 

To check out the entire NEW Release (CLICK HERE!) to visit the MFT online shop.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Make sure to find the MFT Blog (CLICK HERE!) to see more inspiration using this set and other from the NEW April 2021 Release. 

I hope I've inspired you to create today, 


Saturday, April 10, 2021

The One with the Colorado Craft Company April 2021 Release


The Giveaway Winner was announced. Congratulations @zannedu! 

Hello everyone. Today marks the April release from The Colorado Craft Company. I have a video showing off most of the NEW products as well as a little card project for you. I also have a card using the NEW Dad's Cooking stamp set. Scroll down to read all about it. This card was out of my house before I could even blog about it. My daughter took it. I guess I did a good job. 

To check out the entire NEW release from The Colorado Craft Company (CLICK HERE!)

There is a $25 Gift Certificate for one lucky winner. To enter comment here as well as at all of the designers being showcased in todays release. A winner will be chosen by each designer. You must leave a comment with each designer to be entered to win. This GIVEAWAY will end on April 13th at midnight.


If you can not see the above posted video you can (CLICK HERE!) to watch!

As for this card, I used the NEW Dad's cooking stamp set. I watercolored it with some Daniel Smith Watercolors and adorned it with a few sentiment strips. "Now you're cooking!" is from the same Dad's Cooking stamp set from the Three C's release. 

I added a piece of patterned paper in a wonky fashion, mostly because I stamped my image on an odd size piece of paper. No worries, I think it looks cool in spite of my error. Keep scrolling for an added list of supplies for this card. 

I hope I was able to inspire you to create today. Make sure to check out all of the featured designers and enter into the giveaway. 

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