Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Video: Candy Striped Poinsettias!

Today I am sharing how to make some beautiful Christmas card in no time with my bestselling Festive Frame set, back in stock!  I demonstrate a fun direct to stamp technique for making striped poinsettias in the frame with a bold image from my coordinating Pressed Flowers set. Please enjoy! I Watch to the end for a different layout, and let me know which you prefer in the comment section below.

I apologize for a little clumsiness this week, I got a deep cut in my finger* but didn't want to skip creating a video for you! Makin' it work!

Gina K. Designs Festive Frame, Pressed Flowers stamp sets
Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Dusty Rose (4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”) and White (4” x 5 ¼”) cardstock
Gina K. Designs Dusty Rose, Red Velvet, and Charcoal Brown ink pads
Adhesive, Nuvo Crystal Drops Rhubarb Crumble or Autumn Red, water brush and/or blender pen, acrylic blocks and/or MISTI, sticky notes or scratch paper for masking

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Make Your Holiday Shine with Foil-Mates™


Good morning! Today the design team is hopping with some gorgeous ideas for all the new  Foil-Mates™  products from Gina K. Designs! We will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter so be sure to visit all the stops and comment on each post for more chances to win! The winner will be posted in the Big News Forum a few days after the hop. 
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Today I have a simple card and some packaging ideas!  My holiday cards are usually pretty clean and simple because let's face it, there are a lot to distribute! Hope this inspires what you can make when you need cards or packaging in pinch!

Here is a simple card using the Foil-Mates™ Tag Tidings, Decorative Tag die, and some of the White Fancy Ribbon.  I like to cross the ribbon on the back and then in front so that it makes 4 quadrants, which looks like festive package under the tree!  Tie on the foiled tag and and your holiday is shining!  Love the "...naughty or nice"!  The Radiant Red Fancy Foil™  is stunningly beautiful, like ruby slippers! You just have to see it in real life! Card base is the coordinating GKD Pure Luxury Red Velvet.

I used the negative pieces of Fancy Foils™ (Glittering Green and Sparkling Silver ) from my other projects today to wrap around these candy bars! You can do a simple Hershey's or make it a little fancier and not much more more money with some interesting flavors and the like!  I wrapped it right around the Godiva bar, letting the branded wrapper peek through (kind of a surprise, but also kind of a spoiler!) and secured with some Scor-Tape.  

Tip: Although I used the green side for the card I shared above, I liked how the back side of it looked better over this baby blue printed bar, still very silver and sparkly! So all the foils are kind of a "two-fer" when you are using up your scraps and negative pieces, fabulous and fancy front or back!  
Note:  You cannot make the foil underside adhere to the toner printed pages, I tried out of curiosity just to see what would happen!  Just wanted to share that if you were wondering if you could substitute a colored foil piece like red and make it foil the pattern with the underside in silver, know what I mean?

Finally, add a foiled tag (Tag Tidingsand boom! Greeting and gift, done and done!  This is a nice way to use your negative foil pieces without having to do spray adhesive to adhere it to more cardstock.  Cost effective easy  and very pliable wrap!

I also used the whole sheet of foiled Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds Ornamental Holiday, trimmed just a bit, and stuck it to brown bag with Scor-Tape.  The patterned sheet was slightly longer than the foil, so I centered it before running through my laminator so the black edge (the unfoiled pattern) would make a nice contrasting border at the top and bottom.  Add a foiled tag with Fancy Ribbon , and boom! Fancy bag and tag, done and done!  On this one I used the negative piece of foil and die cut a plain white tag to layer it over.  no adhesive needed since I pulled the ribbon through the hole!

Now let's see what the rest of our talented team has for us!

Gina K.
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thanks for visiting!!)
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber
Claire Brennan

Have a terrific day!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Video and a Coupon!

Hi, everyone! Hope you are a having a good weekend!  Is this time of year as busy for you as it is for me??  I realized I hadn't posted my video from this week yet, so here it is!
Can you believe how grown up William is looking?  7th grade! ThirTEEN in February!  Where did the time go?  ( I know you're probably thinking, "Where did the HAIR go?"  Don't worry, ladies, his curls are still in there, wore it high and tight for first day of school and pictures.) ;)

Here are supplies for the video.  I am so stinkin' excited about gift tag and homemade ornaments galore with these stamps and dies this season! I apologize that the video cut off *just* before my  closing!  As always, " thanks for watching and God bless!"

Gina K. Designs Fabulous Holiday Labels and Fabulous Holiday Fillers stamp sets
Gina K. Designs Fabulous Label dies
Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White ( 4” x 5 ¼” mats and scraps for die cuts) Silver, Kraft and Ocean Mist cardstock
Gina K. Designs Red Hot, Ocean Mist, and Dark Chocolate ink pads and White pigment pad

Adhesive foam, tape runner, bakers twine, mini clothes pin clips (silver and gold painted assortment of 60 found at Hobby Lobby), Cropodile or 1/16” hole punch, die cutting machine, acrylic blocks

Fabulous Holiday Labels Stamp Set-  CLEAR

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Also, did you see the coupon codes for Gina K. Designs and Unity Gina posted earlier this week?  They are good through Monday night so I hope you have an opportunity to take advantage of 15% off  your GKD purchase and a mini stamp!

Blog hop on Monday morning too, so I expect to see you back here bright and early for some foiled inspiration! Hugs!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Video: Fabulous Frame Holiday Cards

Hey everyone, happy November! Christmas is less than 2 months away, and I've got some beautiful single layer cards for you with my new Fabulous Holiday Labels set and Fabulous Frame stamp as the base sketch! The frame creates a layout you can use in four orientations and all the fun two step elements in the coordinating labels set let you easily customize it with whichever holiday motifs and colors you desire! The minimal supplies demonstrated here make fancy and fabulous holiday cards in NO time! Please enjoy!

Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame and Fabulous Holiday Labels stamp sets
Gina K. Kraft, Charcoal Brown, and Cherry Red ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock
Acrylic blocks
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Thanks for visiting!  Which card is your favorite?