Saturday, January 23, 2016

Clean & Simple Thank You Card

Here's a clean and simple thank you card that I made following Gina K's video on You Tube called Birthday Poppies.

Here are the supplies I used: Flowers & Frames 1 & 2; PureLuxury CS in White - Heavy based and Layering weight; Memento tuxedo black ink; Copics: R22, R24, C1, C3, YG93; MISTI, Sakura Gelly Roll in Clear Star.

Full disclosure - I am not compensated in any way from Gina K. Designs or StampTV, I just happen to think their products are of excellent quality and are definitely my favorite stamps for image quality and design.

More Thank You Cards...

I just loved this card layout that I just had to CASE from Gina K. Designs over at StampTV. There is a how-to video on You Tube called Embossed Roses 

The supplies I used are: Gina K. Designs Flowers & Frames 1 &2; GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock in White, Black Onyx, and Fresh Asparagus; GKD Ink in Prickley Pear; Memento ink: Pistachio and New Sprout; Recollections Gold EP; VersaMark, and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Where to buy Gina K. products? Here's a link: Shop Gina K. Designs

Full disclosure - I am not compensated in any way from Gina K. Designs or StampTV, I just happen to think their products are of excellent quality and are definitely my favorite stamps for image quality and design.

Blue Roses - Thank You card

I've been busy making thank you cards to keep on hand for those impromptu, last-minute, I need a card now moments. This one I made for the January Release Party Challenge over at StampTV January Release Party Challenge Here are the details of the supplies used:

January Release Party Challenge: JANBLUES

GKD Stamp sets: Flowers & Frames 1 & 2
CS: Kraft, Blue Denim, Powder Blue, White Layering weight
Inks: GKD Blue Denim, Memento Sky Blue, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves
Embellishments: 7Gypsies corrugated paper and buckle; GKD grosgrain ribbon

I used the free Silhouette cut file from GKD to cut the roses, leaves and frame. I cut full pages of each stamp for future projects

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stamp Organization & Index of Cardstock-Ink-Marker Color Matches & Stamps

I think I may be the queen of procrastination because a project I began almost two years ago, is finally nearing completion. Wow! I was tired of the way I had been storing my stamps mostly because my collection had grown considerably and it was getting too cumbersome to find the stamps I wanted. So I started looking at all the different ways my fellow crafters stored their stamps. I liked the binder boxes because it seemed simple, easy to maintain, could grow as my collection grows, and a nice visual way to see the different themes at a glance.

My system:

After toying with the idea, do I keep the stamp sets together, or do I separate them by theme, I decided upon the latter. I wanted to have all the different greetings together, holidays, floral images, etc. so that I wouldn't have to go searching from box to box in order to piece together a card layout.

The binders, and binder sheets can be purchased at Gina K. Designs Shop Gina K.  The binders are also available at Unikeep Shop Binder Boxes. They can hold up to 4 sheets of the rubber cling stamps and 5 of the clear stamps. On the back of each binder sheet, I added the box # that it came from so that I could return them to the right box. Each binder sheet has a corresponding page of the stamp images with its box # noted at the top.

The Cardstock-Ink-Marker & Stamp Index:

I put together some charts with cardstock samples along with the matching inks and markers so I could have an easy, quick reference of what goes with what. I also added separate charts for inks and markers. Here are some pictures of the charts. I have templates that I am happy to share with anyone that wants them; you can request them in the comments section (sorry, I couldn't figure out how to add the files to my post).

I have my stamps organized by theme and at the back of the index, I have included the stamp set inserts so that I know what sets the stamps belong to. I guess one day, I may add the box # to each stamp image, but not right now, LOL.

Well, that's all for now. I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe new year.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #40 - Anything Goes + an Option (Sentiment)

Here's my entry for the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - I used the Sherri Baldy Digi Image "Sweet Geek Book Nerd" for these birthday cards I made - one for a dear friend and the other for my awesome sister-in-law.  I used Gina K Designs cardstock, Spellbinders dies, Silhouette Cameo flourishes and embellishments, and of course, my Copic Markers.