Showing posts with label Cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cards. Show all posts

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mothers' Day Cards 2014

Good morning, sweet face!  I am so happy to finally be able to show you the two Mothers' Day cards that I made this year!  I usually make only two Mothers' Day cards each year, so I try to make them very special.  Let me tell you a little secret.  Come here...closer...cccllloooosssseeerrrr... for the longest time this year I just couldn't get my card making mojo going.  BUT I knew one thing for sure.  I wanted to use the chippie roses that I got in my design team package from Gina's Designs.  I really fell I love with these roses at first sight.

After a while of frustrating trial and error I realized that I was actually fighting the changes within my style.  I just couldn't get excited about making something really complicated and busy because I have been changing towards clean and simple for a quite a while already.  So I did something really simple.  I painted the chipboard pieces with a gold paint pen, except for the butterflies.  I used a red paint pen for those.  Then I covered them with a glitter pen for a big, in your face glitterfying! I also covered the butterflies and the little heart with Crackle Accent.  Why?  I don't know, just because.   One rub on sticker and one clear sticker finished everything.  I used matte photo paper and a glittery mulberry paper to make the card itself.   Its hard to glue things to mulberry paper, so I used hot glue and that worked very well.  Scroll down for a short video and a list of supplies.

Gina's Designs Supplies List:
Longstem Rose, Valentines Shape Set,  Butterflies and Dragonflies

Other Supplies:
Matte photo paper, mulberry paper, gold paint pen, red paint pen, glitter pen, Crackle Accent

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fathers' Day Card one reading this screen right now...come here....closer, closer....I have a shameful secret to tell you...:  I am not much of a card-maker anymore!  *Hanging my head in shame*

I used to bang out cards at the drop of a hat!  But as time went by I had less and less time to make cards.  Until it got to the point that I make very few cards each year.  So when I was given a sketch over at The Paperhaus, and was asked to make a card with it, my heart dropped to my stomach!  But then I remembered that I always make a Father's Day card for my dad and one for Larry's dad every year.  HALLELUJAH!  My dad collects owls (not live ones!) so I found a Halloween tag and used it to make this card.  I added a few stickers here and there and a cute little ribbon bow and voila!  I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out.  I was also encouraged my good friend, who was Skyping with me the whole time that I was making my card.  I'm sure that my dad will be pleased with it!

Of course, you don't have to make a card with the sketch, you can make a layout if you prefer.  Either way, you need to skip on over to The Paperhaus blog and enter this month's contest.  Hurry!!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Romantic Greeting Cards

Hello gorgeous!  This is a special Tuesday.  Instead of the usual tutorial,  I want to show a couple of cards that I made for a special guy.  His birthday is only a week after Valentine's Day, so I wanted to be ready for both!  I am using gorgeous paper by The Robin's Nest.  I really love this Valentine's paper.

Usually I find it kinda difficult to make a card for a guy.  The guys in my life are definitely not into frilly  Fortunately for us, Gina's Designs has a lot of manly stuff.  For the birthday card I used the Miniature Shapes Set-Guy Things and the High Fliers Shapes Set.  For the Valentine's Day card I used the ADORABLE Intricate Doilies Set, the Doily Set 8 Inch the String Alongs-Hearts set.    

The Happy Birthday sign is a border punch by Martha Stewart.  I just cut the letters out, most of them were attached to each other, so that made it easier to glue to the card.  I colored all the chipboard shapes with a silver paint pen.  Then added Crackle Accents to the shapes on the Valentine's Card.  The finishing touch was to spray Glimmer Mist for extra sparkle.

These are cards that can be made by beginners, by crafters that don't have a lot of spare time and even by children.  But they still come out very pretty.  Most people love getting handmade cards.  So don't wait, get your supplies and make some pretty cards!

Gina's Designs Supplies

Miniature Shapes Set-Guy Things
High Fliers Shapes Set
Cardstock Doily Set-Intricate

Paper by The Robin's Nest

Silver Paint Pen
Crackle Accents
Glimmer Mist

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday-Masculine Birthday Card

December 19 is my dad's birthday.  I like to make him a birthday card every year and he usually tapes them to the wall in his "man cave".  Sometimes I make something funny, like the year that I made him a paper computer.  That year I gave him a new computer as his gift.  But usually I make something simple that he can easily tape to his wall.  This year I'm giving him cash so that he can buy himself whatever he really wants.  But I didn't want to just stick the money in an envelope.  That's how I came up with this card/envelope/wallet  Its is easy as pie!


White cardstock, a strip of pretty, elegant paper, clear scotch tape, tuxedo and top hat sticker, Happy Birthday stamp, black ink pad, gold ink pad and Liquid Pearls or flat back pearls.


Cut the card stock into a rectangle measuring 4 x 12 inches.  Fold the long side in half so that you end up with a card that is 4 x 6 inches.  Then cut another piece that is 3.5 x 5.5 inches.  This will go on the inside of your card.   Take your decorative paper and cut a strip measuring 1 x 7 inches.

Close the card and put the decorative strip on the right side, within 1/4 inch from the edge.  Fold the "wings" in and tape them to the inside of the flap with your clear tape.

Take the extra piece of card stock and glue it to the inside flap to cover the clear tape.  I used the continuous line by Glue Dots because it is a great adhesive that won't wrinkle the paper.  But that's your choice.

Rub the gold ink pad to the edges of your card carefully.  This outline will give your card a "finished" look.

Stamp the sentiment to the top of your card

Add the tuxedo and top hat stickers.  I used a set by Jolee's.

Take another strip of card stock measuring about 2 x 3.5 inches.  Outline this piece with the gold ink pad like you did with the card.  Use your adhesive and create a pocket on the inside of the card.  This will be a great place for money or for a gift card.

This is a very easy card, and it takes away some of the doubts about how to make a masculine card.

I hope that you're inspired by this tutorial.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Masculine Spinner Birthday Card

Hello crafty people!  I'm Crafting Marfa and I am back today to show you this fun, interactive birthday card.  It is very easy to make and extremely versatile.  You can use it for a man, for a boy or even for a girlfriend that likes to party!  Scroll down for a simple tutorial and for a short video.

Supply list:

DCWV The Denim Stack paper
Birthday party stickers
Gina's Designs Chipboard Clock Hand
1 Brad


1-Cut 4 squares of white card stock into 1.5 x 1.5 inches.  The cut 4 pieces of paper from The Denim Stack by DCWV just a little bigger to use as matting.

2-Take a sheet of white card stock measuring 7 x 11 inches and fold the shorter side in half so that you have a tall card.

3-Cut a piece of denim paper in a light color, that will go on the front of your card.  Do not attach it just yet.

4-Place the drinks stickers on the matted card stock squares and glue the squares to the bottom half of the cover of your card.

5-Adhere a round sticker to the middle of the 4 squares and punch a hole in the middle.

6-Add a chipboard clock hand and hold it in place with a brad in a matching color.  At this time you can also add color to the chipboard clock hand.

7-Add a fun birthday party sticker to the top half of your card cover.  Then glue the cover to the front of your card.

8-Open your card and add a fun sticker inside.  This step is optional.

You are now finished and you have a fun, interactive greeting card.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Canvas Butterfly Card

Hello sweet people.  I hope that you're all having a good start to your week.  Today I want to show a card that I made for a very special reader ;-)  I used blank canvas shapes by Linnie Blooms.  I stained them with Distress Inks in 3 different colors and water.  Distress inks work really well with water.  Then I added some seed beeds to make the butterfly's wings stand out.  For the body I used some glass beads from my beads stash.  You need to check out the short video down below to get a better idea of what I did.  Its really short, I promise ;-)

I also want to invite you all to join a Linnie Blooms challenge for a chance to win a really cool prize.  Check it out and let them know that you saw the challenge here ;-)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fairy Dreams Greeting Card

Good morning pretties!  Can you believe that I didn't have a simple card when I needed it the other day?  Everything that I have is for  So the night before I had to mail it out, I sat down and made this card.  The fairy is a chipboard piece by Gina's Designs.  The chicken wire effect is another chipboard piece by Gina's Designs that I decided to use as a stencil.  Think out of the box.  What use can you give your supplies to get more out of them?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Super Easy Birthday Card

Hello gorgeous!  This week, in the Gina's Designs blog, we are showcasing  one of the newest products that will be hitting the store very soon, Heidi's Stars.  My bf's mom's birthday happens to be on July 4th.  So I decided that these stars are very appropriate for that reason.  Besides, they are so cute!  I used her favorite colors, green and purple.  The card is very simple.  I used acrylic paint and Triple Thick to color and give some shine to the stars, then I layered them.  I used Webster's Pages washi tape for an extra pop of color and to frame the birthday sentiment.  This card is super simple and very easy to make.  But the layered stars give it a real oomph.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wedding Card Using Prima Flowers

Happy Thursday!!!  Its a wet Thursday in Miami.  If I didn't know earlier that it was summer, I sure know now!  Its been a very wet couple of weeks down here. 

Today I want to show you my latest greeting card.  I was asked by a grandmother to make her a card for her granddaughter, who is getting married in July.  She wanted something different from everything that she has seen in the stores.  No pressure, right?  LOL  Well, I hope that she likes what I made.  I used Prima flowers, self adhesive pearls, matte photo paper, a little chipboard key by Gina's Designs and ribbon by Webster's Pages.  I had to edit myself like crazy because I can really go overboard if I don't watch  I decided to make something simple and elegant.  Hopefully, the family will like it.  Weddings are such special moments!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pop Up Mother's Day Card

Its May 1st!!!  I LOVE May 1st, I don't know why though.  April and May are my two favorite months of the year.  Well, this is my last card for Mother's Day this year. This card is for my boyfriend's mom.  Lavender and green are her favorite colors, and Disney is her favorite place to vacation.  She also loves cameos.  I pinned a very pretty cameo brooch to one corner.  The ribbon is by Webster's Pages.  I used gorgeous paper by DCWV, The Chateau Lavender Stack.  Absolutely stunning!  The flower on the front is from another paper in the same stack.  I fussy cut it and glued it to the front of the card.  Tinkerbell is a 3D sticker that I've had sitting around for like 8 or 9 years!  I kid you not!  I finally found a good use for  And in case that you're wondering, I got the cameo at  It has a little loop so you can turn it into a charm for a necklace.  Cool, right?  I think its lovely.  Don't worry, that's not the whole present hahahah!!!  ;-)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dangling Mother's Day Card

Mondays are so stressful for a lot of people!  So I hope that you take some time to yourself with a cup of coffee or tea or whatever you like to drink and do something fun and relaxing, even if its just for 5 minutes.  Really, you deserve it :-D  Today I want to show you the card that I made for my bff.  In all the years that we have been friend, and it has been MANY years, this is the first year that we are actually together on Mother's Day.  So I wanted to make her a special card.  The pretty paper that I used is DCWV's The Ciao Bella Stack.  I fussy cut the flower and added a slit on the back of the card so that it stands easier.  The little dandling charm is a stackable label and a dove from the Build A Layout Out Set by Gina's Designs.  I colored them with a couple of glitter pens and then I added Triple Thick of a nice, thick glossy finished.  I added a little friendship sticker to the bottom right corner and I emphasized the sentiment with a chipboard bookplate, also by Gina's Designs.  I also added a glassine bag on one of the inside flaps, where I'll be tugging in a tag for some writing.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Concertina Mother's Day Card

Gooooooood morning, lovelies!  One of my readers, Carolon, asked me to show her a finished Concertina card.  So today I want to show you the card that I made for my mom for Mother's Day.  Its simple version of a concertina card.  I turned the back into a pocket and I added a handmade tag where I'm going to do the writing.  It can also be used for a CD.  The ribbon is by Webster's Pages and the butterfly is by Prima.  The chipboard heart and the words Love You are from the Build A Layout Romance Set by Gina's Designs.  I painted the chipboard with Lumiere paint.  Then I added Glossy Accents to the heart and Crackle Accents to the sentiment.  The paper is the Ciao Bella stack by DCWV.  Remember that you have just 4 days to enter this month's GIVEAWAY.  Just leave one or more comments on any post for a chance to win a pack of clear stamps!  Its that easy :-D


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Coffee Filter Flower Card

Good morning gorgeous!  I hope that you have THE BEST Saturday ever!  One more week and I will be picking up my BFF at the airport!!  Wooohhhhooooo!!!!!  Well, in the spirit of our blog hop, which is about using a technique that is new to us, I decided to make a coffee filter flower!  It really was much easier than I thought.  Don't worry, when the Demystifying Card Series is complete I'm going to make a video showing you how to make these flowers.  They even feel like dry roses.  I also used two chipboard feathers from Gina's Designs and an adorable card stock doily, also by Gina's Designs.  I glitterfied everything with Gelly Roll Stardust pens by Sakura and Crackle Accents by Ranger.  I LOVE Crackle Accents!  OMG, I had never used it before and now I can't see myself without it!  Wow!  It works so well on chipboard!!!   The stamp is Cloud 9 Rubber Cling Stamps Words Borders.  Isn't it adorable?  I'm entering this card in Berry71bleu's Flower Challenge.

Oooh I almost forgot to tell you!  I got new glasses yesterday.  Wow, I never knew that the world was that sharp!  HA HA HA HA!!!!  Honestly, I found out that I'm near sighted, but anything farther than a few feet away is quite blurry.  I just realized just how black my dog's spots really are :-D   ROFL

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday-Easel Card How To

Welcome back, jelly beans!  Today's tutorial is a short video showing  how to make a simple easel card.  Enjoy!

Remember that every comment that you leave this month is a separate entry to win a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Set!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Mom's Birthday Card

Today is my mom's birthday!  So I hope that all of  you join me in wishing her a very happy birthday.  I made this card for her using her favorite color (green) and my favorite color (pink).  My mom is a seamstress and has made a lot of my clothes since I was a little girl.  So when I received this chipboard dress form from Gina's Designs I knew that it was perfect for my mom's card.  I covered it with white gesso and made a cute little dress with a pretty Christmas ribbon and silver thread.  I used a couple of stamps for the sentiment and a border punch to decorate the side.  


Chipboard Dress Form-Gina's Designs
Paper- Ledger Paper Pad by Prima
Birthday Sentiment by Studio 112
Crafty Secrets Small Art Stamps, Material Girl, Clear by Clear Art Stamps

Remember to leave as many comments in this blog as you can throughout the month of January to win your very own package of chipboard shapes from Gina's Designs.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mini Clipboard Fridge Frame

Happy Wednesday ya'll!!!! I have been a very busy bee lately. I've had a surge of creativity and I've been riding that wave! Today I want to show you the fridge frame that I made over the weekend. I used a mini clipboard chipboard shape from Gina's Designs. As soon as I had this baby in my hands I KNEW that I wanted to make a frame for my fridge. I also had the perfect photo. Its my parents back when they were boyfriend and girlfriend, during the times of the dinosaurs ;-) 

Supplies: Gina's Designs Mini Clipboard FramePaper-
The Ledger Stack by Prima
Trims by Webster's Pages
Distress Ink by Rangers Magnetic strips

 Remember that this month we have an awesome giveaway.  A big package of chipboard shapes Gina's Designs.  So comment, comment, comment. Each comment is a separate entry.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday-A Simple, Masculine Birthday Card

Happy New Year!!!!!!!! Last month was my dad's birthday. He loves owls, so I made him this easy, simple birthday card with a little owl. Masculine cards are always hard to do for me. By using this easy formula and following the idea that "less is more" I came up with a card that anyone can do. This is what the card looks like:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday Simple Christmas Card

Christmas is almost here.  Many of us like to send out handmade cards, but time is never enough.  So this year I decided to make simple, time saving cards that still look elegant and beautiful.  So if you don't think that you can make Christmas cards in a jiffy, check out this week's tutorial.

Here's the card that we're going to be making:

Remember that we still have December's Giveaway going on.  The more comments that you leave this month the more chances that you have to win.  Every comment is a separate entry.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Simple Christmas Cards

My Christmas cards are DONE!!!  In part because I cut down my list  A LOT.  Making these cards is supposed to be fun.  When you  put so much pressure on yourself to complete 30 of them it becomes a chore! 

I made these cards using the same formula.  This helped me work fast and still come up with a design that I really love.  Here’s the formula:

  1. For a clean look buy or make white cards. 
  2. Washi tape and ribbon or bakers’ twine on the left side.  Tie a bow and hold in place with a glue dot.
  3. One large embellishment in the middle of the card
  4. Sentiment stamps on the top and bottom
  5. A small sticker on the upper right corner (the bottom corner is optional).

My cards are 6 x 8 and then folded in half.  If your cards are smaller consider using only one sentiment stamp so the card doesn’t look cluttered.

That’s it!  If you prepare all your supplies ahead of time, you can whip out a bunch of these babies in one afternoon.  They are also easy for children to make, so you can spend quality time with the kids in your life making cards.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Enjoy Life Greeting Card

I made this sweet card with Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring Collection.  First I used matte photo paper to create the card.  Next I made the grass and the sky out of their designer papers.  The houses, trees and other embellishments are from the sticker sheet.  I used a couple of stamps for the sentiment.

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I still needed clouds, so I took a swirly stamp.  Instead of ink I used a glue pad and I stamped on the card.  Then I sprinkled fine glitter on the glue and smeared it with my fingers.  I love how it turned out!

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