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posted this in Designer greeting cards on May 6th, 2018

Best wishes on your retirement


This is a card for a girl at work that is retiring.

The base is Pink Basis .  I wanted a contrast so I went with Violet  Mica Metallic.  This cardstock is nice and heavy and did great with the embossing.

I decided that Cryogen White would be great for the tag sentiment.  The green I chose for the leaves is Spring Larch Glimmer.  The flower is Pink Basis and Azelia Mica Metallic.

Finished the tag off with beautiful two sided ribbon

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Easy and fast! on May 3rd, 2018

Woo freakin’ Hoo!

Here’s a funny stamp from Taylored Expressions stamp line, Grumplings paired with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress as well as some stunning lace that I got in Istanbul Turkiye.  I just love the attitude of this stamp paired with something as opposite as a beautiful set of papers in a lovely layout, you expect something sweet but the image just makes you break into laughter!

The base of the card is a wonderful mica cardstock called Rose Quartz.  I paired that color with some beautiful silver Mica.  The image is printed on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock which runs beautifully through my printer.  I added some little bling as the final touch on this card.  Hope you like it!

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Digital Images on May 2nd, 2018

Pink Pearls



Dropping by to show you a card I finished off today. I haven’t had much time in the craft room lately due to having a knee replacement surgery, but recovery is going well and I am back creating again.

This image is by Julia Burgess and is called ‘Pearl’ I colored her with polychrome pencils. I used my favorite paper to print her on – ‘cryogen white’ from Paper Temptress and the layered her to another favorite from the metallic line called ‘lagoon’ It is a pretty turquoise and has such a pretty sparkle also.

I edged the main image with gold metallic pen, added some gold corner stickers and lastly some salmon colored pearls .

All for today – Have a great week!!!


posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 25th, 2018

How to Make a Bold Masculine Birthday Card.

Hi everyone, Ginny Here, I wanted to show you a card I made with a freebie I received!  Because I own several Cricut products, I get a lot of emails to sell me more Cricut products.  I also get notification of freebies for my machines, and like that!  I’m always making birthday cards and recently I got a great  Freebie for birthday cards.  Today I am going to show you how I made a super fast masculine Birthday card.

I’ll show you the card and then the process:

I really wanted to use this Beautiful Nero Incandescent paper by paper temptress as a special focal paper, it is black with a gold shimmer`it is really beautiful! This is a #76cover weight paper and cuts perfectly on the electronic cutting machine and hand cutting dye machine ( I use both!).  Due to my lighting this looks browner than black in this picture. But It is blck with gold shimmer, and just a touch of texture!

I selected a card baselayering, and focal papers

I stamped a watermark image using my Misti and a TH stamp

This was the first time I have used this ink pad, it is a dye base white, I wasn’t sure how well it would work.

It worked great!

I die cut my Happy Birthdays ( this was the Cricut freebie)

And using my Best Glue Ever  I was able to easily dot on the right amount of glue- here I am using the no-clog cap, I keep several bottles on hand one with this fine line no-clog cap and one with the regular tip

 It goes on perfect! and one thing I love using Best Glue Ever, it something is not straight the first time, I have a few seconds to fix it – unlike using  ATG tape!

this fine cut lays perfectly flat

Along with all the layers – no rumpling!

The SVG cut is part of Cricut Access, so if you are a member you can find it over on the Cricut Design Studio.  when I am making masculine cards, they tend to have darker stronger colors on a trick to keep them from looking dismal is to keep your color contrasting high.  This high contrast will draw the eye and have an overall pleasing look.  dark colors can easily look muddy and dismal if the contrast isn’t high.

I hope you found this post helpful to your card making,

thanks for stopping by, Ginny M

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

Great news

Hi All has become a retailer for Heartfelt Creations so will be selling some of my favorite collections that Heartfelt Creations is selling… I am purchasing items that other retailers don’t carry which is basically Heartfelt Creations  I want it all collections which is the whole collection that comes in an adorable clear zipper bag.  Right now I do have their latest GORGEOUS Butterfly Dreams Collection at a very discounted rate of $135 which does include shipping so a great value, if purchased thru Heartfelt Creations the whole collection would be $179 and this is WITHOUT the adorable clear zippered bag…

The Butterfly Dreams Collection includes 3 stamp sets with 3 die sets that coordinate plus the paper pad which is STUNNING…the most gorgeous paper pad I have seen in my many years….so here are some pictures of the collection . If you are interested please contact me @…thanks and if you see something on the Heartfelt Creations website please let me know since I don’t plan on carrying all of their products.  A card I designed with the Butterfly Dreams collection…soooo easy! I cut these butterflies out of the butterfly and die stamp sets…the dies has 3 different dies, 2 outline dies which cut out both butterflies and then one that only cuts out the inside of the butterfly on the left, as you can see you can cut the larger butterfly with just the outline in case you want to color the butterfly or you can cut it out like the middle one which makes it more ornate and then there is the last butterfly…their measurements are:  the butterfly that is on the left is 3 x 4 and the butterfly on the right is 4 x 3.5.The top die does not actually cut out the stamped butterfly as shown but you can easily cut it out with scissors or there is a die that was released earlier so let me know if you would be interested in that die…the bottom butterfly does cut out completely as shown here

This is the last stamp and die set….amazing sentiments, another butterfly, and some very ornate cut outs including a Thank you die cut….and now the absolutely STUNNING PAPER PAD..
There paper pads come with different sizes of the pages so you can design greeting card and other designs easily.  And here is the whole collection in the very cute clear zippered bag that it will come in..

I am selling this whole amazing collection for $135 which does include shipping…if you purchased this thru Heartfelt Creations you would pay $179 and would NOT receive the very cute bag…I only have 2 of these so if you want one DO NOT HESITATE to contact me at

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

Thanks (so much)

This is a card I made for a dear friend.  All the cardstock from this card came from the Spring Speciality Package. For a limited time shipping is free.

The base for the card is Aqua Basis.  The Silver Lustre (cardstock that has the stripe to it) is accented with Teal Basis.  Actually all the layers are accented by Teal Basis.  All the patterned cardstock is Cryogen White.  This cardstock is so versatile.  On two of the pieces I put ink on the embossing folder and ran it through my big shot.  The other piece I just stamped on.  This cardstock also has a nice sheen to it which is awesome also.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 21st, 2018

How to Make a Fun Bookmark Card


Hi Everyone, Ginny M here and today I am going to show you using some of the beautiful paper on sale right now at Paper Temptress

Here is the pack, filled with Lucious pearlescent and textured papers!


I used a Cricut SVG and cut it out on this beautiful Purple Luster paper

 I picked out coordinating paper from my stash, cut a 2″ strip and folded over to create a backing for the cut out on the front and a removable bookmark on the inside

Best Glue Ever to keep it all together

A little embossing for the front of the card to highlight  the sentiment

Friendship sentiment stamp by Magenta


These papers just give your art such a beautiful touch!

Check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny M _ DT Paper Temptress

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 19th, 2018

Beary Cute!

Here’s a sweet and simple girl with her teddy bear (and the cutest little hat) from Dilly Beans. I paired that with some gorgeous papers from the Spring Premium Package at Paper Temptress for this cute and simple little card.

This awesome package is currently on sale and you get free shipping!!  Every sheet is amazing specialty papers.  I am using some of the beautiful Amethyst Mica/Metallic paper, printed my image on the cryogen white.  Then I surrounded the image with some gorgeous ribbon, I wish you could see the wonderful detailing on this ribbon, check it out HERE, it’s called Plum Splitz Ribbon, it has two stunning textures on the same ribbon!  I glued the sheer side under the image and have the beautiful textured side creating a frame around the image.  I also added a small piece of Silver Mica/Metallic to the card (not in the Spring Premium Pack);

I hope you will just LOVE the Spring Premium Pack on sale now and free shipping!

Cheers, Holley

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 14th, 2018

One Stamp, Two styles, Part Two

Hi Everyone, Ginny here.  Today’s card is the second card of my one stamps two style cards. The first post is here along with the process.  Today’s card is also very dramatic and completely different!

Here is the card:

The first card – I even placed the stamps in the same areas.

The stamping paper I used for this card is Vintage Silver  Luster by Paper Temptress.

For today’s card, I used Paper Temptress Eclipse Black

I stamped my images and heat embossed in gold

Picked a few colors of metallic  colored pencils

I use a scrap piece to swatch out my colors

and then simply color- a hint keep your stroke all going the same way.

this works up really fast – I also added a little glitter

The Eclipse Black really hold and showcases the colored pencil beautifully!

I used The Best Glue Ever to keep it all together, including the ribbon!

There you have it one stamp, two styles

Thanks for stopping by and stop by the Paper Temptress, you never know what special she’s running till you get there!

Ginny M

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

Been busy making cards!

I actually spent the weekend making cards…I can only show a couple here since I did send a couple of them out so will show them once they have been received but had a lot of fun making these….

First one….I stamped one of my favorite stamps from Concord & 9th (soooo in love with this company now) called Blooms fill in where you fill in the openings with stamps that are included in the set (just found out it is on sale..ugh just spent $40 LOL…true..but bought the dies that go with this stamp set)…on  Heavenly White 120# which is becoming my go to cardstock these days since it truly inks beautifully…after done stamping or using a stencil it looks more like it was printed then ink love love. So I kept it fairly simple with just adding the sentiment (MFT) with an older Spellbinder die that was also cut out of Heavenly White and actually sprayed with Heidi Swapp’s Color shine in the color Primrose…that is why there is a spot just a little darker than the rest but I thought it added interest. of course I had to add a little bling….and then placed it on another of my favorite cardstocks the Teal BASIS 80# . I am OBSESSED with Teal and have been for a long long time so this Teal cardstock is used a lot these days!And now for the 2nd card….this one just started out of no where LOL..I was actually going thru some of my stamps and came across a round one with a variety of flowers on it…I had also been watching Theresa Momber’s video on using mask to create a partial scene so I wanted to try that technique.  Of course I had to use my absolute favorite technique of resist stamping where you heat emboss with clear embossing powder (mine had a little sparkle in it which you can see a bit of and then inked over the embossing powder, and once again used the Heavenly White 120# my card didn’t turn out anything like Theresa’s video but it did give me ideas.  While I am working on this card I came across the pink circle that I had cut out who knows when LOL and it just happened to fit perfectly and looked good…then I used the circle mask that was leftover from the mask I had created to create the resist area and covered up the center and took a 6×6 polka dot stamp and stamped over the full sheet….and again placed the front on the gorgeous Teal BASIS 80# cardstock….then added a simple sentiment to a die cut from a PaperTrey Ink die and all done!