Make Your Holiday Shine with Foil-Mates™

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hello everyone,

The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs are showcasing the beautiful Holiday Foil-Mates™ . All of the new Holiday Foil-Mates™ are available in the Gina K. Designs store. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful cards and gift projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

 Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

My first card is an A2 gate fold card. I used the snowflake pattern from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™Backgrounds - Blizzard pack. I foiled the snowflakes with the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" - Sparkling Silver. The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments - Joyful Holiday and die cut with the Gina K. Designs Double Stitched Squares Dies and Gina K. Designs Single Stitched Squares Dies and foiled with Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" - Radiant Red.
I have some baked cookies that I have added one of the tags from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Tag Tidings.  These tags are perfect for any gifts that you want to give.  The added foil makes the tags look so classy.  They are quick and easy to put together, using the Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag Dies set.  As you can see I couldn't just make one!

I created a box of Christmas cards to give as a gift.  The box has 4 cards and 4 envelopes.  The clear box is sold in the Gina K Store, here.  There are 10 boxes in the set.   

The gift tag on the clear box is from Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Tag Tidings, I used the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" • Radiant Red to foil my tag.  I die cut the tag from the Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag DiesThe white ribbon is very nice, I used the Gina K video to make the ribbon.  If you have trouble making bows like I do, stop over to Gina's YouTube Channel or StampTV and watch the video, there are several tips on how to make bows.  The following cards are in the gift box.  
GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Minc, Misti and Big Shot

GKD Supplies Used:

GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Minc and Misti 

GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Heavy weight White and Black
Tools: Minc, Misti and Big Shot

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $25 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.  

Here is the list of designers, be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment for a better chance to win!  Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Joy Clair New Release!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair featuring the newly release Everyday set called ""Calendar Fun" and the Color by Faith "Born is the King". If you have not visited the Joy Clair blog, please stop by to see all the wonderful designs the design team has created. You will definitely be inspired!

I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here. As always, you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

Here is how I put the December calendar together:

1. I stamped the calendar grid on colored card stock measured 4 3/8 x 4, the white layer measures 4 5/8 x 4 1/4, the red layer measures 4 3/4 x 4 1/2,
2. I then stamped the month (December) in the center of the grid with Versafine Onyx Black ink,
3. I stamped the days of the week and then I added the numbers.

This is a simple and easy stamp set to use. I didn't add to much on the calendar because I don't have anything scheduled for December, but I'm sure it will fill up soon!

Calendar Fun Clear Stamps

My second card is the Joy Clair "Born is the King".  This set is so nice!  I love the font of all the sentiments.  This set can be used over and over on any of your Christmas cards.

Here is how I put it together.

1.  I cut several layers and adhered them to my card,
2.  I stamped the sentiment and image from the Joy Clair "Born is the King" set,
3.  I then cut another dove and used copics to color it and popped it on the dove I stamped on the paper,
4.  I finished the card off by adding some clear droplets.

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Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and YouTube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #75 - Fall Style!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another wonderful challenge with Retro Rubber!  The challenge for the next couple of weeks is "color, fall style".  I believe I have told you before, I love making autumn cards, I love the rich colors of orange, brown, green and purple.  I hope you will play along with us!  To play along with the Retro Rubber Challenges you must use a stamp set that is at least a year old and tell us how old your stamp set is.

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Here is my take on the challenge.  I love this stamp set by Taylored Expressions, it is called Lavender Bouquet.   The set was  released sometime in April 2015.  

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until November 17th to join in on the fun!

Joy Clair New November Release - Dog Gone Chirstmas

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hello everyone!

So excited about Joy Clair Christmas release!   There are so many cool stamp sets!  I am featuring the new set called "Dog Gone Christmas".  This is the cutest set, there are a couple of dogs, dog paws, a dog house and some other small dog related elements.  Perfect to use even after Christmas!

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Let's start the fun, the design team has been creating away and you will want to hop along to each of the blogs, which are listed below.  As always there is a prize for our readers and visitors that comment.  So don't forget to visit each blog, leave a comment and tell us which is your favorite stamp set from the new release!  I can't wait to read which is your favorite.


Here is my card:

Here is how I put my card together:
  1. My card is an A2 card (horizontal) measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
  2. I cut a piece of card stock  4 1/4 x 3 1/2 and stamped the dog paws, I adhered it to the base of the card,
  3. I cut a piece of white card stock to look like a hill of snow and adhered it to the card,
  4. I stamped all the images from the Joy Clair Dog Gone Christmas stamp set with Black Memento Ink, 
  5. I then cut the images with the Brother Scan and Cut, and colored them with copics, and placed the images where I wanted them on the cardm
  6. I  stamped my sentiment and cut it out and used dimensional's to add it to my card.
Are you ready?!  If you get lost along the way, you can start HERE on the Joy Clair blog.  Don't forget to leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of this release! Here is the complete list for the November Blog Hop:

Donna Idlet -YOU ARE HERE

Have fun and enjoy!!!

A Blog Named Hero with Neat & Tangled!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hello everyone!

This month A Blog Named Hero is collaborating with another one of my favorite companies which is Neat & Tangled! Make sure you stop over at A Blog Named Hero's blog to get some inspiration all month long! And join in on the challenge which will be announced November 6th, so make sure you come back to see what the challenge will be.

Now onto my card, my card is an A2 card, I started by die cutting the Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti Fancy Frame with white card stock using my big shot machine.  I then used Distressed inks to create the blue background.  I then cut a piece of silver glitter paper to go behind the snowflakes to give them some dimension.  I then stamped all the images I wanted to use from the Neat & Tangled Merry Kisses (aren't those fox so cute!), I colored all the elements with copic markers. I then die cut the word "winter" with silver glitter paper and the background with black card stock from  the Neat & Tangled Hello Winter Die set.   The sentiment "wishes" is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Dimensional Bird which I stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder

I hope I have inspired you in some way to get those embossing materials out and have fun! Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon.

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Ellen Hutson
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