Friday, September 19, 2014

CardMaker and Poppystamps Blog Hop

 Hello and happy Friday! Today the CardMaker design team has teamed up with the PoppyStamps design team to bring you a fun blog hop featuring products from PoppyStamps. I love this Elsa Butterfly Branch die. So fun and whimsical! I'll show you how I made this card below, but first, I have another card to show you.

 On this card, I used PoppyStamps wonderful Maple Leaf Die. I love the delicate cut border. I used Sandy Beach cardstock to cut from and then sponged color onto the leaf insert.

The next stop on the blog hop is Michele Henderson.

 To make the first card, start by cutting lavender and green card stock using the Elsa die.

 Use scissors to trim the butterfly from the lavender die cut.

 Sponged the outside edges of the butterfly with purple ink.

 Gently sponge along some of the foliage of the green die cut.

Adhere the lavender butterfly onto the green die cut. Add a few pearl embellishments to the center of the butterfly.

 To create a background for the die cut, trim white cardstock to 3 ¼ by 4 ½ inches and sponge along the bottom with green ink.

Sponge the top using blue ink.

Prepare a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch white card base and score at the corners. Layer the background with a piece of black cardstock and adhere to the card base with adhesive foam squares. Stamp the sentiment onto a small strip of white cardstock. Place a black twine bow under the sentiment and secure the sentiment using adhesive foam squares.

Thanks for hopping with us. I hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Lily Card Video Tutorial

Hello there! Today's card is one I made for a wedding recently. I wanted it to look elegant, but still pretty clean, so I used a simple white card base, but used a very detailed Spellbinders die template to add some glam and show off the calla lilies from the Elegant Florals stamp set from Gina K Designs.

Here is a video in case you would like to follow along. If you prefer to watch directly on Youtube, click here to visit my channel directly.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Finished Card Size 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches.


Elegant Florals Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Sweet Corn Ink - Gina K Designs

Pure Luxury White and Sweet Corn Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Spellbinders™ Majestic Labels Twenty-five and Tool- in- One

Memento Espresso Truffle Ink

Copic Markers - Y17, Y000, E53, E51, YG03, YG93


Self Adhesive Foam Squares

Xyron Mega Runner Adhesive

Silver Cord

Glue Dot

Craft Glue

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wonderful Family Gold Pen Frame Card Video

Happy Friday! I have a post up on the CardMaker blog today. You can find it by clicking here. . In addition to the CardMaker post, I have another Always Autumn card to share with you. This is my favorite time of year for card making. I love using fall colors! 

Here is a video to show you how I created the card. If you prefer to watch directly on Youtube, just click here

Start by stamping both sizes of the leaf image, from Always Autumn, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It's not shown in the photos, but I wound up using a third leaf for the finished project, so if you decide to make this card, stamp the small leaf twice so you can color them all at the same time.

Begin coloring using Copic marker E37.

Add YR04.

Fill in with E33.

Cut and emboss ivory cardstock using Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A die template and sponge Gina K Sweet Corn ink around the edges with the die cut still in the die template.

Sponge Gina K Warm Cocoa ink.

Stamp the sentiment with black ink, then stamp the wheat image using Gina K Honey Mustard ink. But stamp off onto scratch paper first so the image will be lighter.

Trim a piece of brown cardstock to 4 by 5 ¼ inches and position another A2 Matting Basics die template over the cardstock. Secure in place using re-positionable tape. Draw around the inside and outside with a gold metallic pen.

Layer the sentiment die cut with a piece of Honey Mustard cardstock and using self adhesive foam squares to adhere the layers to the Honey Mustard card base. Add dimension to the leaves by curling the edges and add a crease along the main vein, then adhere the leaves to the card, tucking the ends under the sentiment layers slightly.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Finished Card Size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


Always Autumn Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - Gina K Designs

Gold Metallic Pen


Copic Markers (E33, E37, YR04)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gina K Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hello there! Today, the Gina K Design Team are blog hopping featuring my new stamp set, Alway Autumn, along with the new StampTV kit, called, The Simple Things.

Here is a video to show you how I made my card. If you prefer to watch directly at Youtube, just click here.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the DT...

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches

Supplies -

Always Autumn Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Sandy Beach, Dark Chocolate, White, Ivory Cardstock - Gina K Designs

Honey Mustard, Dark Chocolate Ink - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black, Espresso Truffle Ink

Copic Markers (Y17, Y000, YR07, YR68, E39, E59)

Spellbinders® Labels Eighteen

Jumbo Sponge Daubers

Self Adhesive Foam Squares

Mega Runner Adhesive

Vellum Paper

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CardMaker Magazine and The Paperloft Blog Hop

Hello! I am so pleased to be blog hopping today with the CardMaker and The Paperloft blog teams. The Paperloft is a fabulous pattern paper supplier.  There are many collections to choose from and you can also find coordinating accessory sheets and layouts. I love that they have a gallery full of ideas right there on their website.

I fell in love with the Island Sun collection and used it on my card. The designs are perfect for many card making occasions and they are so perfect for scrapbooking your favorite summer beach memories. I love that these papers will work great for masculine and kids cards, too!

Your next stop on the hop is Vicki Garrett.

The Paper Loft will be hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to their online store to one winner on their blog (

To get started on the card, stamp the sailboat, from By the Sea 2 by Gina K Designs, onto white cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring, using Copic marker Y23 on the sails.

Blend along the previous color using Y21, leaving a few uncolored areas as highlights.

Use a colorless blender pen to smooth out the transition from the yellow to uncolored areas.

For the main part of the boat, begin with Copic marker W5.

Then fill in with W1.

After coloring, cut out the image using scissors and set aside while you prepare the background.

Cut and emboss white cardstock with Spellbinders® Classic Ovals SM. Sponge around the edges with Gina K Ocean Mist ink with the die cut still in the die template.

Place a sticky note over the top section to mask for the sky and continue sponging with Ocean Mist ink.

Adhere the sail boat to the oval. Notice there are some white parts in the center of the image that would have required some extreme fussy cutting, so I just left them.

To make the white parts blend into the background, I filled in those areas with a BG10 Copic marker.

Add some ripples to the water by making squiggly lines with a BG02 Copic marker and a shadow below the sailboat with N3.

Trim a piece of the Island Sun paper to 4 ¾ inches by 1 ½ inches, then use scissors to cut a notch on one end to shape it like a banner.

Trim another piece of the Island Sun paper to 3 ¼ inches by 1 inch and cut a notch on one end.

Cut another piece to  ½ by 3 inches. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and trim slightly smaller than the pattern paper. Layer and adhere. 

Prepare a 4 ¾ inch square card base from white cardstock and adhere the banners. Attach the oval and sentiment layers using adhesive foam squares and embellish with self adhesive gems. 

Thank you for visiting. I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the hop! 


By the Sea 2 Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko

Ocean Mist Ink - Gina K Designs

Copic Markers (Y23, Y21, W1, W5, BG10, BG02, blender pen) - Imagination International

Mega Runner Adhesive - Xyron

Self Adhesive Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Self Adhesive Gems


Paper Trimmer