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posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 8th, 2018

Be your beautiful self!

Here’s a CAS (clean and Simple) card that is quick and easy to make. It looks elegant and beautiful. I am using some gorgeous Paper Temptress Papers with a beautiful peacock die cut and a sentiment cut out from a 12×12 sheet of paper (can’t remember what maker the sheet was, if you know, please tell me).

I cut out the peacock using shiny gold paper from Paper Temptress called Gold Metallic Glossy and a beautiful black cardstock on the base, Neenah Supersmooth Black.

Have a wonderful day!

Cheers, Holley

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 4th, 2018

For a dear co-worker

This is a card I made for a girl I work with that is leaving.

My goal was for more texture.  The base for this card is Aqua Basis.  The Aqua was also used for the cutout on the front.  It seemed I needed a darker color to accent the main image so the Teal Basis worked perfectly.  This cardstock is nice and thick so the distressing tool worked perfectly. The main card front is made from Opal Mica Metallic.  Using the mica metallic gave me a little sheen on the main image.  Finally Midnight Blue Vellum was used for the sentiment.  I accented FOR YOU with some blue stickles.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 28th, 2018

Vintage fashion and a cool masculine card.

This year I made a batch of Valentine cards for different family members, young and old.

I’m going to share two today with you:

This one I made for my Mom, She loves fashion and I know she was a fan of Audrey’s!

This card was made with a Digital Stamp, the printing came out perfect ( I have a cheapo Walmart canon- you would never know!).  I used Heavenly White 120#  to print on.  it just drinks up the ink with no feathering, perfectly crisp! I used Silver Metallic Glossy for the frame and the base is Eclipse Black 100#, perfect for a dramatic base.

This card I made for my mother’s boyfriend!

He’s a pretty cool guy and I know he would like this fun card:

The Beetle is an older Tim Holtz stamp ( I think- I took it off a block a few years ago) Again I printed it on the Heavenly White 120# and used the Silver Metallic Glossy for a frame.  On the focal image I only colored the grass, I left the VW in B+W to allow the beauty of the paper to enhance the image.

you might want to stop over at the Paper Temptress sight, the owner, Patricia always has a sale of some kind going on, often with free shipping!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great day!

Ginny M

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 28th, 2018

Printing on Paper Temptress and a Gecko Galz Image Freebie

Hi Everyone, Ginny Here and this week  I created a card for the “Putting on the Green” Challenge! The wonderful images by Gecko Galz needed the best in my paper stash to be printed on.

A favorite of mine is the Paper Temptress Cryogen White Paper, this glimmery paper creates a lush light reactive surface that my inkjet ink just loves!

Here is a free image for you to use in your crafting

Thanks for stopping by,

Ginny M-DT Paper Temptress

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Wedding on February 28th, 2018

Wedding invitation samples


Well this is the last batch of wedding card samples that I made for my daughter to chose from for her wedding invitations.

AKKKK!!! My daughter is getting MARRIED!!!! AKKK!!!

I used some of my favorite papers and favorite colors – my daughters colors are teal and copper. I used copper, chrystal and lagoon from the Mica mettalics line and teal from the basics line. I just love the weight and sparkle of the mica mettalics and the teal basics is such a gorgeous teal!!!

I used a couple Spellbinders dies and stamps from Flourishes(no longer in business) and some great copper and teal embossing powders – 2 shades of teal, the darker teal is a perfect match for the teal basics (found it on Ellen Hutsons site)

All for now – Take Care


posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 22nd, 2018

Adorable Fox

Here’s a darling stamp from Mmedel Illustrations on Etsy paired with some beautiful Paper Temptress papers and gorgeous Turkish lace. I just love this adorable Fox, he comes in a sweet set that includes a fox, a bear and a rabbit from artist Marie Medel.

The papers I am using on this card is a base of Black Glossy papers, a wonderful Hambly Studio Screenprint called Mini Graph; The image has been printed on Heavenly White paper and colored in copic markers.  I am having a wonderful celebration on my personal blog, Holley’s Blog in which Paper Temptress is offering a wonderful prize.  Please drop by (CLICK HERE) and leave a comment on Holley’s Blog for your chance to win from Paper Temptress.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 18th, 2018

Thinking of you with flowers

I saw this cute little design on pinterest.  You could highlight anything in the cutouts.  In the post I saw they had little puppies peaking out of the holes.  I decided I wanted different colors of flowers.  I used pop dots to pop the flowers up.

The base for this card  and the tag are Baronial Ivory linen.  Love the slight texture.  The green layer is Spring Larch glitter.


In the second picture you can see the sparkle in the glitter cardstock and the texture in in the linen line   The flowers were stamped on cryogen and colored with Copic markers.

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Wedding on February 14th, 2018

Wedding invite samples


For my post this week I am back with another batch of wedding cards that I did as samples for my daughter to chose from for her wedding invitations. I still can’t believe that my daughter is getting MARRIED!!! AKKK!!!

So I am using the same papers from Paper Temptress as the last batch – copper, chrystal and lagoon from the Mica mettalics line, and teal from the basics line. I LOVE the mica mettalics and I love these colors!!!

I used another Spellbinders die and a rubber stamp that I cannot remember  who made it. I used a copper  and 2 different shades of teal embossing powders.

All for now – Take Care


posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 8th, 2018


Here’s a sweet and simple card using some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  The stamp I am using here was a gift from my husband this Christmas. It’s the Istanbul skyline on top of a heart filled with birds.  I have also added some gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul.

The bottom sheet of back is called Black Basis. The wonderful mica metallic that is layered under the lace as well as under the stamped image is Silver Ore Glimmer . The image is stamped in Black Memento ink onto Heavenly White paper and layered on some Black Ruche paper. Paper Temptress is offering a wonderful set of paper as a prize this month in celebration of my successful brain surgery, drop by on Holley’s Blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing!

Cheers, Holley

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 4th, 2018

Purple Birthday

This was a late birthday card for my mother-in-law.  The middle flowers are a peg set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.  I stamped the flowers on Sweet Tooth Pop Tones.

The base for the card is Fairway Mica Metallic.  I love this The mica metallic line of cardstock  because of the beautiful sheen it has.

The light purple layer is Amethyst Mica Metallic.  I could not get away from the mica metallic so the corners are Violet Mica Metallic.  Sorry my lighting is a little off.  The corners are the same color.

See you next time.  I think it time for a technique.