Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gina K Day 3 - Tag, You're Sweet!

Sweetest Blessings

Today I am previewing two new Gina K Designs sets in tins and a brand new product to Gina K, Digital Paper! This first card was created using a stamp set called Sweetest Blessings.

I also used Gina's new digital paper, Sweet as Sugar, on my card. You are going to love this digital paper pack and it will coordinate beautifully with the stamps from Sweetest Blessings. I also used a design from this pack on my card yesterday. Scroll down to yesterday's post for another peek.

The digital paper has 7 different designs and will retail for $3.95, but Gina is giving it away FREE to anyone that places an order Thursday night through Sunday!

To create the background panel in this card, I used a piece of the new digital paper and went over the cupcakes with a Versa Mark pen. Then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Next I just sponged on some Regal Rose ink. The embossing allowed the cupcakes on the digital paper to remain ink free.

Tag Lines

This card features a stamp from the new "Free With Three" set called, Tag Lines. This is a sentiment set and every image in this set will fit into one of the nestabilities tags dies! Most of them also fit the word window punch from Stampin' Up.

In addition to Tag Lines, I also used Tropical Flowers and Tree Silhouettes. The background is sponged. Then I just stamped the trees with Going Gray ink and the foliage with Basic Black.

The tag treatment is very similar to one of the nestabilities tag dies. I don't have any of those, so I had to improvise. You can scroll down for a tutorial on how I did this tag, plus a few others, with some common punches.

But first, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has done with these sets and paper...


The release party is tonight in the Gina K forums at SCS, from 7 - 10 pm, central. There will be more previews, full reveals of all the new sets, contests questions and challenges! I will be hosting one of the challenges, and I can promise it will be sweeeeet! I hope you can play along.

And here is how I did the tag for my card...

First I stamped my sentiment on a narrow strip of cardstock. I usually have scraps that will work for this. Then I used my Marvy Mega square scallop punch to punch one end of the tag. It is important to do your best to get it lined up diagonally.

Then just turn it around and do the other end.

Then I used my Marvy Giga punch to make another layer. I used a slightly wider strip of card stock.

You can make another tag shape using the Friskars Threading Water punch. Again I started with a narrow strip of cardstock and then placed it in the punch as shown.

After punching I was left with this. The edges were just a bit sharp.

So I used my 1/4 inch hole punch to round those out a bit.

And here is what it looked like when I was done. You can place brads, twine or narrow ribbon in the holes.

This last one makes a ribbon slider tag shape. I cut the strip of paper to just slightly narrower than 3/4 inch, then punched first one end, then the other with the Stampin' Up slot punch.

Next, I placed one end only into the 3/4 inch circle punch from EK Success and punched. It is important to get the strip of cardstock, in the previous step, a little narrower than 3/4 or it won't fit in the circle punch.

And here it is with both sides punched and ribbon added.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!!!


Carolina said...

You have some serious talent girlie! Love today's cards and thanks for your amazing step-by-step photos! You are so inspiring!

Melanie said...

super seet and super gorgeous, in that order, love those misty trees!
very clever modifciations with those punches!

Lee said...

Oooo I love the SWEET new set!!! And your sponged sweet bg is gorgeous!! Ohhh thank you so much for that tutorial on the sentiment pieces as I love new shapes for those!!!!

craftimamma said...

These are gorgeous as usual Theresa. My personal fave is the second one. Your tutorials are brilliant. Thanks for taking the time and patience to share.

Cat Tidwell said...

Beautiful Theresa! Both of them! I really love the tree one, that is just so stunning! Thanks for the tutorials on the tags, now I need all them punches, haha!

buggin2stamp said...

You are the tag making genius. I love all the new tag designs, but can't justify buying new dies to cute them out. Your tutorials are great and I already have all of the punches you used. Thanks so much for sharing

And your sneak peeks are absolutely scrumptious! See you tonight at the party!!

Kurtis said...

I love the pink cupcake and the purple with those ferns! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! Your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing all the tips for the different tags.

Elena said...

Cupcakes are so cute!!! Your idea with punches is so creative! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictorials on the tags. Very neat ideas that I will be using. Awesome cards too.

Anonymous said...

How thoughtful of you so share these clever ideas for making the sentiments look so awesome with supplies we already have. Adorable card and I'm going to make my trees using going gray now, I love that misty look. Kheila

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Theresa! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jennie said...

Love your sneak peeks! The cupcake card is so SWEET! Thanks for the tips on making the labels with punches. Looking forward to trying it when I get my order.

Tamara said...

You are a GENIUS!!

I love both of your cards, and the tips for creating the tags are fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

Love The Cup Cakes and the paper. Your idia with punches is so cool.

Mary said...

I love this card! I love the design, the way that you used the new designer papers and I love the colors. Thank you for showing all of use how a new way to use our punches.


Carolyn King said...

beautiful cards---love your tips too---good stuff! you rock girl!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for the ideas on making the tags! I never would have thought of the square scallop punch to make the beautiful curved ends on the tag. Your cards are beautiful!

Debby said...

Holy Cow you are awesome! Thank you for all these wonderful tricks and I love love love your blog.

Deb Neerman said...

These are sooooooo amazing!! LOVE 'em!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa.
I just love them both.
You have such amazing talent!!

Karen x

Sharri said...

Your cards are amazing! Thank for showing how to use punches to make the different labels!

SueB said...

T'riffic cards and LOVED the quick tutorials on making the different types of tags! I'd been thinking about breaking down and picking up the Nesties but will try using these first - TFS!

Rhonda Langley said...

Great ideas! I love being able to use what I already own in a new way. Great tags & great cards!

Anonymous said...

such wonderful ideas for all those them! And that scene you created on the second card is simply magical!! So beautiful!!
hugs, Jami

Shirley said...
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Shirley said...

Your first card is just lovely and fun too! Very pretty and love the tag.
What an absolutely beautiful second card and what a great tutorial on ribbon tags and slides too!