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posted this in Designer greeting cards on January 9th, 2018

A Sweet Adoption Card

Hi everyone, Ginny here.  Today I’ve made a sweet Adoption card!  I think this is the first I have made for this type of event, I have friends that are soon to bring home a 7month old baby girl and I wanted to have something special to put in her baby book.  I created this card using Paper Temptress Heavenly White 80# to print on and 120# Paper as the base and the  Gecko Galz Stamps from the Land of Nod Set.

I also used a piece of  scrapbook paper from my stash in the background

Suchh a happy occasion, I printed my stamp in a slate blue, as I originally intended to make this card with a blue palette, I changed my mind when I cam across this Cherry blossom paper. One nice thing about using digitals, you can easily change the stamp colors.  I stayed with the blue and decided it worked  well giving just a bit of contrast

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!

Ginny M

posted this in Designer greeting cards on January 7th, 2018

Welcome to the tribe

Happy New Year everyone.  Here is my first card for the new year.  My daughter’s brother-in-law and his wife are having a baby.  The theme for the shower

r is Our Tribe.  I found this image on Apex for free.  It seemed just perfect.

They don’t know if they are having a boy or a girl, so I went with brown and teal.  The base for this card is Hot Fudge Pop Tones.  The second layer is shimmery and is Aquamarine Mica/Metallic.

Finally the wording was cut on the cricut from Teal Basis.  The tent is also Hot Fudge Pop Tones.

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

Elegant Flower

Here’s a sweet and simple flower image from Tiddly Inks that I used for this card. I am using simple and elegant papers from Paper Temptress.  The base of the card is a very elegant silver that shimmers when you move it in the light.

The base of the card is called Silver Ore.  I used a die cut to cut the pattern out on the right and then used some Basis Black to put behind the from layer of the card.  The image is printed out on Heavenly White paper and layered onto Basis Black.

Hope this floral card gives you great idea for the upcoming new year!


posted this in Designer greeting cards on December 27th, 2017

How to make a Sparkeling ATC

He everyone, Ginny here and today I am sharing an ATC I’ve made

This is actually an ATC that I have used digital images to create, using more than one layer and lots of bling!


I’ve printed the background layer on Cryogen White Paper and Fusion Ivory from the HIT paper pack!

and printed the mermaid on Fusion Ivory

Foil flakes, shaved ice, glitter pen and iridescent nail polish and  Best Glue Ever

These papers can handle all the glitter and glitz I added to the surface.

No pilling and wrinkling colored with Alcohol Markers,

I added the sentiment stamp, colored the mermaids dress

and a layer of shaved ice

Then using the nail polish, I coated the entire ATC for shimmer

Next, I glued the edges of the ATC with BGE for adding the foil.  I let it sit a few minutes and dipped in the flake.  I let it dry completely and simply brushed off with a dry paintbrush

It dries permanently holding the silver edge – it looks like gilt.

I  really love the fine quality of the Paper Temptress Products – for all my paper projects!

Ginny M

posted this in Christmas cards, tri-fold cards on December 20th, 2017

Noel – 3D card


I didn’t get too many Christmas cards made this year but now that all mine are sent out and all my Christmassy stuff done(except Christmas dinner) I am finishing off some that I started and didn’t get finished.

This card started out with the base cardstock from Paper Temptress called ‘wild cherry’ from the ‘pop tones’ line. I used a 3D die cut to cut it out and then I added some tiny spritzes of a sparkly black ink to make tiny sparkles in the paper. They don’t show up sparkley at all in the pics, bummer….

I used the other part of the same die cut to cut the frames and other pieces from patterned scrapbook paper. The center piece is from one of last years Christmas cards that I cut with a die cut also. The picture on the card was just too pretty to throw away!!! I added some clear rhinestones on the inside.

The outside of the card I decorated with red rhinestones around a piece of scrapbook paper that says Noel and I added a small bow(also from a die cut) with a clear rhinestone accent.

A very quick and easy card to put together with all the hard stuff done with die cuts!!!

Have a great Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!





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

Kitty Pilot

Here’s a brand new stamp this month from one of my favorite artists, Sandra Caldwell. This awesome image is called #1940 Kitty Pilot.  Isn’t he awesome?  Purrrfect for that cat lover or that pilot in your life!  I have also used some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress on this card that just make the image POP right off the card.

The base of the card was cut from an 8.5×11 sheet of paper into a 5.5″ square card. I am using some awesome shiny glossy cardstock called black pearl.  To accent the corner I am using some 1/2″ strips of Mica/metallic in Antique gold.  The image was printed out in Heavenly White.

Hope you love this cute cat!  Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Holley


posted this in Christmas cards on December 14th, 2017

Wintertime fun!

Here’s a delightful winter card using a wonderful image from Artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND on Etsy paired with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  Doesn’t the image just jump off the card?


The base of the card is glossy black cardstock.  Then I added a  Hambly Studio Overlay called White Falling Snowflakes.  I trimmed the overlay to 6″ square and used glue dots to adhere the overlay to the shimmery paper. Then I added glue dots to stick the buttons on the top side of the overlay.  The image was printed out on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper.  You could either add the image to the top or under the overlay, in this case I added it to the top using pop dots to give the card and extra dimension.

I hope this wintertime card inspires you to make some cards today!


posted this in Designer greeting cards on December 13th, 2017

Beautiful Winter Tags!

I love making tags and ATC’s.  There are so many ways these can be made and so many ways they can be used! Today I used several of my Gecko Galz images to create a Christmas and a Winter tag.

All you need is a little bit of paper and a little bit of bling and lace bits – perfect for Stash Busting!

My Christmas Tag:

 I cut a piece of Paper Temptress Jelly Bean Green for my tag  base and printed my tag images on Heavenly White 80#

 Heat embossed it with white powder and white ink this paper really hold the ink and powder well!  I then added a 3″ width of vintage lace

To hold the glue dow I used “Best Glue Ever”  this is great stuff for fabric adhesion!

 I fussy cut the medallion image from the collage sheet and added crystal effects.  One thing so nice about using quality digitals you can size things to suit your project!

I then added sequins and glitter and gold foil:

For my Winter Tag, I used a standard office tag for my base  and a lot of distress ink, until I was happy with the colors

I Love playing with the distress inks!

Combined and printed my images on Cryogen white for this tag – that shimmer really added a nice touch!!

Tore the edges and distressed

I added specialty glitter using  Best Glue Ever

Plus a little silver foil flake edges

I’m just getting settled from my trip away from home and really enjoyed making these tags, I hope you find time over the holidays to give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny M

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.