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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

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Black and White Daisy Note Card

Black and White Daisy Note Card


This simple note card features the “Watercolor Daisy” stamp from Hampton Art.  When I originally purchased it, I intended to add color to the image, but I really liked how it looked in black and white so I “threw together” a quick black and white note card.  (I’ll try it with color next time!)

The image was stamped with Gina K Black Onyx ink on white card stock.  A Teresa Collings Enamal Dot was added to the center. The background panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug “Swiss Dots” embossing folder.  Black mats and a piece of black and white ribbon (by Offray) finished it off.

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Happy Easter with GKD Bunny

Happy Easter with GKD Bunny

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(inside: Hoping whatever comes your way will bring you joy on this special day!)

This CAS card features the adorable bunny image and greeting from the Gina K Designs “Spring Fling” stamp set, stamped with Stampin’ Up Blackberry Bliss ink.  Gina K Edible Eggplant and white card stock was used along with Melissa Frances “Betty-Ann” patterned paper.  The focal image was cut with a die from the Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles die set.

The inside sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up “Sayings and Such” stamp set.

Thanks for checking out my card project!

Basic Paper Crafting Supplies

Basic Paper Crafting Supplies

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A friend, considering getting into card making, recently asked me for a list of the basic tools and supplies she might need.  Some of the items on my list are consumable and/or project-specific, and some are “necessities” that I use all the time.  I also included some of the tools needed for a few of my favorite techniques.  While I am NOT suggesting that a beginner should go out and buy everything on this list, I tried to come up with a list of things I use often.  Consider your needs and buy accordingly, and if you live near me, consider taking a “test drive” with my stuff before buying anything at all!

I’ve included links (in red) on some of the items below so that you can see samples and/or the specific brands I use, but these are by no means the best and/or only choices.


Acetate Valentine’s Day Card

Acetate Valentine’s Day Card


(Another card design using this holographic card stock…)

This card was fun to make but VERY hard to photograph!  The card base is acetate which practically disappears in the photo (or reflects everything!), and the holographic card stock on the front looks best in person as the light hits it at different angles.

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I stamped the swirl image from the “Beautiful Peacocksale-a-bration stamp set from Stampin’ Up (a free set with $50 purchase until March 31, 2018) onto the acetate with Cotton White Stazon ink.  (A quick note on stamping stazon on acetate – if you make a mistake and need to remove a stamped image or smudge, rubbing alcohol takes it right off.)

Once the stazon was dry, I layered Hot Off The Press “Hearts Red Holographic” card stock (HOTP-10448), Papertrey Ink White, and Gina K Edible Eggplant to create the center panel.  I used a Creative Memories punch for the heart.


For the inside, I used the Hampton Art (SC0744) stamp and die set and Gina K Cherry Red ink.

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Scripty Balloon Birthday Card

Scripty Balloon Birthday Card


(inside:  Happy Birthday May today be the start of a wonderful year)

This CAS birthday card features some partial embossing, a scripty greeting stamp, and a balloon die cut for a pop of color.

I saw this card on Etsy and thought a scripty greeting would also make a great string for a birthday balloon.  The stamp I used is from the “Wonderful Words I” set from Stampin’ Up (retired?) and was heat embossed with versamark ink and Gina K Designs fine detail black embossing powder.

The balloon (and background mat) was cut from a piece of  Pebbles “Garden Walk” card stock from the Happy Day Collection (#732692).  The die used was from the “Balloons” die set from Paper Smooches (#FBD119).

The left side of the card was embossed with an embossing folder called “Happy Birthday” (unknown manufacturer) I ordered on ebay.  I used my Scor-Buddy scoring board to create the embossed lines separating the balloon from the embossed section.

The sentiment on the inside is from the “Birthday Sentiments” stamp set from Honey Doo Crafts.

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