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posted this in Designer greeting cards on December 10th, 2017

Blessed Christmas Wishes

Happy holiday season everyone.  I love this time of year.  It just seems like time flies and I don’t get all my projects done.

This is a card I saw online and loved the shape and pieces.  First I want to tell you the score and cuts for this card.  With the 8 1/2 inch side score at 4 1//4 and then move and cut at 6 1/4.  On the 11 inch side cut at 5 1/2.  This should give you 2 card bases.  The inside is 4 x 5 1/2.  The front layers are 3 x3 and 3 1/4 x 3 1/4.  The side layer is 1 3/4 x 5 1/4.  This is all in inches.

I made the base out of Blumarino Incandescent.  It has a gold shimmer to it.  The inside and small front piece is Gold Pearl Linen.  Finally the red down the side is Wild Cherry Pop Tones. Manger was all cut from Cryogen White and then colored with ink.

The small manger die and stamp set is from Papertrey Ink

posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 30th, 2017

A Fall Bestie

Here’s a wonderful Fall theme card using a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy and wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.  I just love this gorgeous stamp that you can get in Sherri’s store, My Besties Shop.  The wonderful papers I have used can be found in the Paper Temptress store.

The base paper on this card is a beautiful yellow that has gorgeous speckles of mica all over it.  It glimmers when you open and close it and move it in the light, it’s called Mangue.  The image was printed on Heavenly White.  Under the image I have a wonderful layer of Hambly Studio Overlay.  This gorgeous print I cut into a tag shape. This pattern is called Grandma’s Wallpaper.  I am also using some beautiful ribbon from the store, Gold Oppulence.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 28th, 2017

Making ATC’s and a Freebie

Hi everyone, Ginny here. Last night I made an ATC for a swap, I Love making and receiving  ATC’s! I thought I would
One of the most import factors about a great ATC is the quality of paper they are made on.  Premium papers always
Premium papers always helps yield premium results.
ATCs are meant to be collected, I have some over 20 years old!
ATC’s are always 3.5×2.5.  I cut paper  in batches Just for ATC’s
This is my recipe for a long lasting and beautiful ATC:
Base layer: 100# kraft
Framing layer: Neenah Black 80#
Art layer: Heavenly White 120# – for hand stamping and Heavenly White 80# for ink jet  printing
Back Signature layer: Heavenly White 80#
I use Glue to hold things together  for all of my ATCs
Here is the one I made last night
I used a digital image and printed on 80# Heavenly White.   I added black glitter to the sash shaded with soft gray to make the image pop,
hand stamped the “friend” and added bling.  For this ATC I also added a layer of Silver paper for more Wow factor.
I clear coated the printed image with Lineco glue.
The back of the card is Important too, you need to have your Artist info on the back.
Knowing  who and when and why you received the ATC is a big part of the fun!
I created an ATC back for you, you can print these off on your printer and hand write the info.
I made this to print to correct size, download and then copy and paste into word for the set or change up the sizes with the individuals.
I made this to print to correct size, download and then copy and paste into word for the set or change up the sizes with the individuals.
These I also print up in batches and cut them.  I have a draw that all these parts are stored in so I can just sit down and play!  Often an oops card can be turned into t brilliant ATC!
  Often an oops card can be turned into a brilliant ATC!
I hope you find these helpful!
Thanks for stopping by,
Ginny M
posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 26th, 2017

Georgia is Two

This is card for a friend’s little one that is turning two.  They are having a donut party.

The base for this card is Red Pepper Classic Linen.  I wanted another color pop so I used Yellow Thin Columns for the second layer.  I used ink around the edges to accent the pattern on the paper.  Razzle Berry Pop Tones seemed to be perfect for some of the wording.  I wanted to showcase here how well the Pop Tones line cuts in the cricut.  The first part of Two is  Orange Fizz Pop Tones.  Finally the donut is Hot Fudge Pop Tones with the icing being Banana Split Pop Tones.

Glitter was used as much as possible to finish off the accents.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 23rd, 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and more)

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY!
except this sale is lasting until Dec 15th!

To celebrate the holidays PaperTemptress is offering FREE SHIPPING on the very beautiful Christmas Speciality Pkg which works out to let you only pay $1.75 to ship up to another 50 sheets of any cardstock including any of the Copic Blending cardstock and only $6 shipping for up to another 400 sheets since the first $3.75 is deducted from shipping cost once you add the Christmas Speciality to your shopping cart so a PERFECT time to add speciality cardstock to your paper stash!

The beautiful Christmas Speciality pkg is 20 sheets of gorgeous speciality cardstock that coordinates to design amazing Christmas cards…here are a few samples of cards made with PaperTemptress’s Christmas Speciality Pkg.

I need more space BADLY so my needs are going to be really good for your stash….ALL ribbon is 60% off ! You just can’t beat this sale especially since all ribbon carried @ PaperTemptress.com is high quality ribbon, most of the ribbon is May Art ribbon which is extremely popular…so take advantage of this amazing sale quickly since there are limited supplies on most of the ribbon!

The whole Linen line is 40% off…yep you read that right 40% for a very high quality 80# cardstock that cuts like butter with a digital cutter, and spray inks look amazing with this cardstock…..plus this Classic Linen works GREAT for watercoloring…check out this video… Watercoloring Classic Linen youtube video …check out how you can still see the texture on the Linen cardstock:  

posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 16th, 2017

Giving Thanks

Here’s a Thanksgiving theme card that I made using some great stamps from Unity stamp company and wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.  The papers are just so shimmery that I wish the image captured the real beauty of them!

The sentiment and the pumpkin where printed out on Neenah solar white classic crest.  The base of the card is a wonderful sheet of Mica/Metallic in Flame.  I then used two layers of gorgeous cardstock underneath the pumpkin stamp, the black is actually a beautiful shimmery Incandescent paper called Nero.  Underneath the Nero is some wonderful Mica/Metallic paper called Citrine.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 15th, 2017

Beautiful Simplicity, and a Freebie

Hi everyone,m Ginny here.  I wanted to share a card(s) I made for formy recentt trip to  Ilion NY  for the Split Coast Stampers event in October, I joined the Black and White swap. I love working in Black and White – do you?  I used a classic Audry Hepburn image –                                        a favorite of mine for card making.

Perfect printing on luxurious paper made this card really pop!

I printed this image on Heavenly White 80# paper  by Paper Temptress

my go-to for print, stamping, and coloring.

I use a cheap Canon Pixma printer- and it does a wonderful job for me.  I paid about $60.00 for the printer. I also re-ink my cartridges.

I layered her on Silver Metalic Paper

I had to take her picture on a turquoise background!

 

The card base is a deep rich Black – Neenah Eclipse

 

And for you and your card making:

All papers were from the yummy yummy online store Paper Temptress

Thanks for stopping by

Ginny M

posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 12th, 2017

Oh Bethlehem

I was trying to decide on a card for my post.  Patricia posted on facebook yesterday how beautiful some of the Paper Temptress cardstocks did with alcohol ink.  Sounded  like the perfect idea for my post.  The base for this card is  Pop Tones Whip Cream.  The shimmery silver for the second layer and the buildings and star are all from Silver Metallic Glossy.

I used the alcohol ink on Pearl Glimmer for the background for the main image.  It took the alcohol ink beautifully and has a shimmer to it.

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Easy and fast! on November 11th, 2017

Jack-o-Lantern

Here’s a quick and easy jack-o-lantern card to make, which can also be made as a pumpkin for Fall/Thanksgiving cards.

For this card, I started out using Amber Mica Metallic cardstock. I used the Pumpkin Fold-It die set to create the card.  Included in the set are various shapes for the face and layering pieces for the pumpkin.  The stem is cut out of Kraft/Brown bag cardstock, and the face is my favorite Epic Black cardstock.  I inked the pumpkin with Memento Tangelo ink and then with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink.  The card front is embossed using an embossing folder, which gives it a little extra dimension.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

posted this in Designer greeting cards on November 2nd, 2017

Happy Dia De Los Muertos

Here’s a quick and cute card that combines some great Hambly Studio Overlays from Paper Temptress to make a bright and fun festive card for Dia de los Muertos.  Some time ago, I shared a card and talked about Dia de los Muertos (and I am sure I have shared many more cards, but at least once I talked about the actual holiday, which is quite popular where I grew up in south Texas).   Today is actually day 2 of the holiday.

 

It works perfect with these bright and beautiful papers from Paper Temptress for this holiday.  I started with Basis Black for my background.  Again, when I don’t have cardstock that gives me 6″ cards, I just take an 8.5×11″ sheet, fold it half and make a 5.5″ square card like this one shown.  I then added super cute layers of Hambly Studio overlays.  The first layer is pink bows called Pink Bow Ties.  Then I made a 3 layer sandwich of Neenah solar white, my stamped image, also on Neenah solar white, and a cut out from the Hambly Studio Overlay called Urban Chic Frames in lime.

Cheers, Holley