Back to School 2019

My area schools are starting back in session on August 26th so I have a few cards to share that I’ll be sending to some of my little “buddies”.

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First up are the ones for our grandchildren Chase and Brooke.  It is hard to believe that they will be in 2nd and 3rd grade.  Oh my how time flies!  These little ones are enjoying their vacation with mom and dad in Hawaii!

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The second batch is from 3 little grand”friends” who will be entering kindergarten and two in first grade.  They are a long time girlfriend’s grandchildren and they love receiving mail so I added them to my card list.

I don’t have too many Back to School stamps but found some on the Falling For You stamp set from GKD and a set from TPC Studios and just picked up the Love Nicole apple stamp and die set from AC Moore with a 60% coupon. The rest was patterned papers that I cut apart for images and used as the background.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Layers – Not

I decided to play along with the ModSquad Challenge “Layer Me Not” to create a one layer card.  Challenge can be seen here:  http://modsquadchallenge.com/

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I taped off the edges of the card base on all sides with washi tape and then using versamark stamped a StampinUp stamp From the Garden image and added the sentiment from GKD’s Dogwood & Butterfly illustrated by Theresa Momber then heat embossed in GKD’s fine detail gold embossing powder.

The idea of this card came from Yana Smakula’s Modern One-Layer Floral Card with Simon Says Stamp.

My original card in navy and gold is below but it seemed too dark to me so I went with the white and gold.

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Thanks for looking.

Happy August!

How the summer is flying by!  We are still experiencing hot and humid weather but not too much hazy in my neighborhood.  I’ve been working on a variety of cards the last week and here’s what I came up with.

First up is a card for our grandson using a stamp set from Impression Obsession “Max” stamp set.  The background is D’vine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder and the insert sponging was a wave stencil by Pretty Pink Posh and patterned paper by Gina K Designs.

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Next is a card for our granddaughter using a Sizzix framelit with stamp set continuing with my ocean theme also uses the Pretty Pink Posh wave stencil  on pixie powder background and then white heat embossed.  These two will be enjoying paradise on Hawaii end of the week.

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Then I couldn’t leave out our youngest granddaughter who I hope remembers the bubbles she played with at our home on her last visit.  I dug out my The Cat’s Pajamas stamp set Bubbles Happen for this cute layered image.

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We have a wedding the end of the month and I created this card which I love the way it turned out.  Very simple but to me elegant, too.  The main image sentiment was from GKD’s “Love Is” on white with a Technique Tuesday “Butterfly on the Border” die.  I inserted the butterfly cuts with gold glitter paper and put an pearlescent paper insert from Denami Designs with a GKD sentiment inside.

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One sympathy card for my sister’s mil that came together pretty quickly using a sponged oval and a Simon Says Stamp Daisy Stem die.  One birthday card using a Simon Says Stamp Carnation Frame die.  Both were cut and layered 4 times and the inside petals or layers were cut from pixie powder backgrounds.

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And finally, not my favorite, but tried my best to save the jungle vines die cut from the My Hero Arts Monthly kit.  I like the tiger but not too keen on the background….maybe it will grow on me.

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Another long post but thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Hugs to all!!

Flagged!

Today’s card will be entered into Gina K Designs July 2019 Monthly Mix Challenge “Flag!  You’re It!” hosted by Cat to incorporate the colors of a flag into your project.   I chose Red, White and Blue to represent the flag of the USA.  Using my favorite Bold & Blooming stamp set from GKD, I heat embossed in GKD fine detail white embossing powder on GKD Blue Denim cardstock, layered on some white glitter paper popped up the sentiment in cherry red ink and then punched out some butterflies from a Martha Stewart punch.

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Details on this challenge can be found here: https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2019/07/02/july-2019-monthly-mix-challenge/

This card will be for my sister-in-law’s birthday and I better get it in the mail today!!

Thanks for looking.

 

Christmas in July 2019

Happy Christmas in July!  I’ve been working on a variety of Christmas in July 2019 cards that were so much fun to create.  It’s been so very hot at home that I really wanted to tie in that hot weather theme!  Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Christmas in July 2019 Relaxing

This little relaxed snowman looks very comfortable under his palm tree.  The image is an older rubber stamp from Hampton Art Stamps, the sun was create using a Spellbinder’s die and my clouds are the fabulous stencil by Bonnie.

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Next up is summertime Santa and his reindeer taking a tropical drive.  The die is from My Hero Arts monthly kit add on die and Cruising Santa is an older Stampendous mounted rubber stamp.  I sprayed on some Glitter Dust for sparkle.

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Tropical vibes on this one for my flamingo friends uses the Spellbinder’s die cut out in glitter paper for the sun and multiple stamp sets used were from My Hero Arts monthly kit and Newton’s Nook Festive Flamingo.

Christmas in July 2019 Palms

Deck the Palms is again from Newton’s Nook Designs Sun-Soaked Christmas.  I added some Gina K Designs patterned paper for layering.

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Santa Detoured to the beach on this outside and inside look.   Santa inside was again from Newton’s Nook Sun Soaked Christmas as was the front sentiment.  The directional pole sign is unknown.  I was thinking either a DRS Designs or Rubbernecker but could not identify.

Sorry for the long post.  Enjoy your day and Happy Christmas in July to all!!

P.S.  for all the Buddies!!

Buddies Christmas in July 2019

 

Family Fun

It was a busy weekend for us which is very unusual.  Saturday was the annual Chrvala picnic hosted by one of my husband’s cousins.  Always such a good time and the one time that the cousins get together and catch up with each other.  Our son, daughter inlaw and our 18 month granddaughter decided to come home the day before the picnic and stay with us and our daughter’s two children decided to sleep over the same night.  It was fun but a whirlwind of activity but worth it when our two oldest grandchildren decided it was the best picnic ever so I created this Thank you card for our hostess and host.

GKD stamp sets  Massive Messages, Blossom, and Hello Sunshine were used as well as embossing powder for my “fireworks”.  I then sponged the galaxy background with distress inks but it looked too dark so sprayed on irridescent Glitter Dust to try to brighten it up.  This is a 5×7 card so the children can write in their own thanks.

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July Joan

Hi Buddies,

My card today  is one of my favorite folds, the gatefold card.  This year we, my high school girlfriends and I , all turn 65 so I’m trying to create some fun cards with the hopes that it brings a smile and chuckle for each and everyone.  I found my never been inked before Art Impressions (Hampton Art) and decided that it would be perfect for Joan’s birthday. There was no name on this set but it has fun girlfriend images and sentiments.

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The outside on this one uses Gina K’s Glitz Glitter Gel and the fabulous stencil by Bonnie!!

Seven Sparkles

Celebrating Brooke’s 7th birthday with rainbows, unicorns, stars, clouds and lots of sparkle.  Today’s card uses a variety of stamps and dies. My unicorn is a SimonSaysStamps “Magical Birthday set, the stars and clouds were from a Hero Arts monthly kit, the Happy die cut came from a Hero Arts stamp and cut set.  I also used Spellbinder’s classic hearts dies and Lawn Fawn’s rainbow die.  Sparkle came from glitter pens, wink of stella, glitter paper, Sakura clear star gelly roll pen and some unknown glittery spray that may have been included in a past kit.  All I need to do is complete the inside which will be like creating another card for the birthday girl.  SAM_3949

It’s a Jungle

So I did break down and ordered the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kit for June which was a jungle theme.  It was a nice kit and something different than what’s already in my stamp collection.  I’ve really been trying to be more selective in my purchases.

First one uses the monkey image which I used three times and found three different “hello” sentiments to use….things are better in threes or maybe see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil???  It’s a little busy and not really sure if I like it or not.

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The next one uses the elephant image which is an awesome stamp and used the stencil from the kit to lightly sponge the background.

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and finally the flamingo which I never tire of using.

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Sorry for the long post but thanks for looking.  I really need to try to post as I finish a card.  We are heading for a possible heat wave but it is officially summer so I’ll deal with it.