Hello and Welcome to Karen's Creative Designs. I have been enjoying making cards for about 6 years now. I started out making Scrapbooks for the Grandkids. Searched You-Tube for techniques for background and found Gina K.Designs. I was hooked and just had to make cards! I have always been one to have a craft of some sort to do. I have done some crochet, jewelry making, pottery, cake making, ect.... you get the picture! I am hooked on card making and I love that it brings a smile to someones face when they receive a handmade card!
Hi Everyone!!! *** Edited*** the Winners have been picked and they are Joan Kinnishtzke $25.00 Mirella Rogan $10.00 and Debra A. Lockhart $10.00 Thank You ALL for commenting and I hope you all have a very Happy New Year full of creativity and laughter. Good Health and what ever makes you happy! ❤
Happy New Year to You all!!! 🙂 Welcome to the 8th. Seasons Giving Blog Hop! Yay!!!! Ms. Latisha has been bringing this Fun Hop together for years now and it is greatly appreciated. It is a way for some of us bloggers to say Thank You to everyone that has stopped by our blogs this year! This Hop is huge with lots of inspiration and give-a-ways. Your stopping by and leaving some comments on our blogs through out the year is very much Appreciated. What a fun hop this is! ❤ Each blog will have a gift for someone that is picked from the comments on their blog. Be sure to read each post as we will all have info on the winners and dates to be picked. Those that have visited my blog before and left a comments I want to say Thank you! Those that are new, I’m so glad you are here! You truly make my day and Inspire me! ❤
Here are my top 12 cards from the year 2019. Looking forward to a lot of creativity in 2020. ❤
I am Gifting a couple of Gift Cards to Gina K. Designs as my way of saying thank you!
What are you looking forward to in 2020? Any card making goals? What is your favorite technique? Curious Minds want to know! LOL. Leave a comment so I know you were here!
Gift 1 – $25.00 Gift Card
Gift 2 and 3 is a – $10.00 Gift Cards.
3 Random Winners will be picked from the comments on January 7th. 2020.
Winners will be posted here and on FaceBook on Karen’s Creative Designs Page.
I want to take a moment and Say “Thank You” all again for stopping by! ❤ I appreciate your time and you leaving a little love in the comments! I Hope You all have a Wonderful, Healthy, Joyful, Loving, & Happy New Year!
So many wonderful creators in this hop, Scroll Down to see who is Next up:
Hi Friends! Happy December… ❤ The Tree is up as well as the stockings and a few other decorations! I am really enjoying our cooler weather here in East Texas.
I made a card & tag with the Christmas Silhouette stamp set and dies! I stamped a lot of the flowers and then die cut them out. I used the Christmas Script for the To: on the tag.
I have been a little obsessed with the Black and White (Buffalo Plaid). So I decided to make a background to look like that, and then Die cut it out with the oval dies and then did a black layer to add behind it. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make a tag or a card… So I made both! LOL. I rearranged the poinsettias and added the greeting. I thought this would make a great tag as well. So now, matching card and tag for someones gift this year! 🙂
Welcome to my Blog! Hope you all are having a great Thursday! The Holidays are getting close and I am thinking of all those preparing Thanksgiving meals. This year Hubby and I have decided to stay home and enjoy his 4 day weekend. Hopefully the rain will pass quickly and we can get in the yard some. 🙂 What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Are you cooking? Staying Home or traveling?
For this Months Challenge over at Gina K. Design, the Challenge is to make a project with Snow or Snowmen on it. So I made a card to play along. I can’t get enough of the Folk Art Snowflakes that came in the Recent Card Kit – Warm Winter Wishes. Here is the card I made. CAS. I love the Tranquil Teal accents and the softness of the Ocean Mist.
These are the product I used. I didn’t list the Card Kit as it is sold out. The set will be available before long. The embossing folder isn’t listed below as Gina don’t carrie it and not sure where to find it.
Thank you for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me! I hope you will comment on what you are doing for Thanksgiving! 🙂 Have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving! ❤ To Check out the details of the Challenge you can click > Monthly Mix Challenge
Welcome!!! I am so glad you have stopped by today! ❤ It is Day 3 of our Gina K. Designs Illustrator & Card Kit Hop. Today we are featuring the Fabulous New “Warm Winter Wishes” Card Kit! This kit is so full of wonderful goodies to keep you creating for a very long time! 🙂
There are so many wonderful things in this release. To Recap some of the New Stuff Here is a look a the two new background stamps & the two New Stencils and the Incentive Stamp Set. ❤
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We will also have a Instagram Hop On Monday October 28th at 9:00am ct.
Ok, Let me share the cards made with this Fabulous Card Kit and other goodies! ❤
This one showcases this beautiful tree & Snowfall Stencil in the Christmas Silhouette Stamp Set that is in the Warm Winter Wishes Card Kit. I also used the Greeting from the Christmas Script Stamp Set. Laying the Snowfall stencil down over a piece of card stock and then inked it up with my Embossing Ink Pad. Once I removed the stencil and added the Gold Embossing powder I Die cut the center out with the Largest Single Stitched Oval Die. On another piece of card stock I stamped the tree and heat embossed it in the same gold embossing powder. Took Velum from my stash and heat embossed the greeting in the gold powder too. Wrapped the ends around the top layer and secured them on the back. Using foam squares I popped up the top layer on to the layer with the tree. Added that all to my card base. You could easily emboss the tree on the card base and save a piece of paper. I used a piece of Gold Metallic Card Stock and then layered it with a piece of white. There was a small strip of the Snowfall that I had cut off and saved, so I attached to the inside. You can see it in the photo below. I added red bling from my stash to finish it off ! ❤
What can I say… I love this snowman. ❤ On this card and Envelope set I created some snow hills for my snowman. Stamped him on a separate sheet of paper in the Whisper Amalgam ink and colored him with Copic markers. Then I stamped the taller tree and the little pine tree that is in You Warm My Heart stamp set. Blended ink on the background and used my Misti for the Greeting! Finished it off with the little hearts and popping up my snowman and added his arms. He is fussy cut and I had to draw in his little arms. 🙂 On the Envelope front, I ink blended the blue and added the same trees to the bottom left corner. Then used the To: from the stamp set Christmas Script. And for the back side of the envelope, I die cut the envelope image from the stamp set and colored it with copic markers Stamped the little greeting on the flap and glued down one edge of the die cut envelope. I will secure it will glue when I mail the card off! ❤
What fun the Glitz Glitter Gel has been! ❤ One this card there is Glitz, There is Glitter and a Big Greeting! I sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray & placed it down on a piece of card stock, kinda off set. Then grabbed a spatula and spread Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in Red Velvet all over. Gently picked up the stencil and cleaned it off. While that dried I took a piece of card stock and put down a piece of Terrific 1/2” then a 1/8” . Cut even with the paper and peeled off the backing of the terrific tape and poured some Red Hot glitter over it. Heat Embossed the Greeting in White Fine Detail Embossing powder on Red Velvet Card Stock and layered with White! Popped it up in the center! ❤
This one was a real quick card to make! I used the Embossing Ink and Stamped the three beautiful snowflakes from the set all over and heat embossed in White Fine Detail Powder. Die cut a Double Stitched Circle and did a little ink blending around the edges. Stamped one of the snowflakes in Sandy Beach then stamped the greeting in Kraft.
Hi Everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of our Gina K. Designs blog hop! ❤ You should have made it here from Cat’s Blog. She sure is a inspiration with all her fabulous cards! ❤ . Today we are featuring two new stamp sets. We have “You Being You” by: Lisa Hetrick and “You Warm My Heart” by: Hannah Drapinski. Both of these sets will make some fabulous cards for the holiday season and beyond.
Here are the cards I shared at the release party! ❤
Be sure to leave some love on the blogs for Your Chance to win a $50.00 Gift Card from Gina K. Designs. Are you ready to see some more cards made with these sets? First up I have a card using You Being You.
I used the Line art Flower to stamp in Embossing Ink for a tone on tone background panel. Stamped the Hoop in Warm Cocoa and stamped the Gauze Background stamp in Sandy Beach over it. I fussy cut this one out. Stamped the Flower and the Leaves. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color in the flower. I wanted it to look like I stitched the petals on the flower.
Next I used the Beautiful trees in the New Set You Warm My Heart:
I used my Rectangle Double Stitched Dies to cut a panel and masked off areas for my snow banks then stamped the trees and then Embossed the one tree in Silver and added a greeting at the bottom. Layered it all up on Silver Metallic Card Stock.
Supplies Used for this card are:
That is all from me today! Next up on the Hop is the Talented ( Sheri ) You will want to hop over and check out her beautiful creations! If you need to start over and missed something you can go to (Gina K.’s Blog Here)
Thank you all for stopping by and spending some time here today! If you haven’t shopped and need something you can find it Here. Hope you have a great day and get a little inky! 🙂 ❤ Much Love, Karen
Welcome! So Glad You Have Joined Us! ❤ My goodness, we have so much fun & inspiring things to share with you this week! You should have landed here from Sheri’s blog. To start at the beginning or to see the full list, you can go to Gina K. Designs Blog.
Today we are featuring the New Stamp Sets: Holiday Trees by: Beth Silaika, Pallet Christmas by: Melanie Muenchinger, & Christmas Script by: Emily Loggans. These sets are fabulous for so many wonderful cards. So many ideas and not enough time to make them all! LOL. There are also Two New Background Stamps – Tall Pines and Tall Birch. Then if that isn’t enough, Gina K. has a couple of new & Gorgeous Stencils – Snowflake Mandala and Stellar Snowflake. Then with a qualifying purchase you will receive the Seasonal Greetings Incentive Stamp Set for Free.
Be sure to comment on all the blogs for your chance to be in the drawing to Win a $50.00 Gina K. Designs Gift Certificate. The Winner will be announced on Gina K. Designs Blog.
There are so many fabulous sets and stencils I couldn’t hardly decide what to do first! 🙂
From the Release Party: Holiday Trees, Pallet Christmas, & Christmas Script Click below to see all three.
Here is a card made using the New Stamp Set Holiday Trees by: Beth Silaika I have really enjoyed playing with this set. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make some Poppin’ Pink Trees. So this is how it turned out! ❤
I lined up the tree in my Misti and stamped that fun tree 5 times to fit on the 2 1/8″ x 5″ White Layering Weight Panel with a Black Onyx under it. The Greeting is stamped in Obsidian Amalgam Ink on a 1″ x 3 6/8″ panel and backed with Black Onyx Card Stock attached with foam squares over the ribbon. All this sits on tip of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ White Layer that was stamped with the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp Inked up in Popping Pink Electro Pop Neon Ink.
Here is the supplies I used to make this fun Christmas Card.
Then I pulled out the New set Pallet Christmas by: Melanie Muenchinger along with her Perfect Pallets set. All the little images in this set allow you to create a wonderful scene and of course pair with the Perfect Pallet set for some really great cards! Lots of ides for this set!
I Love this Pallet set and the Pallet Christmas has been fun to create all kinds of cool cards! I did the Ink Dragging Technique that Gina Shared recently in a video. After I stamped the Line art image of the pallet in Warm Cocoa, I used the solid image of the same pallet and used Sandy Beach to drug across the stamp. Then I did a little dragging of Kraft on the ends of the stamp so it would be a little darker. On the little trees I did the same technique. Stamped in the Greeting & Snowflakes then used the Fancy Labels Dies to die cut this panel. Added some twine and then popped it up on a embossed panel.
I couldn’t resist using the Christmas Script stamp set along with the Tall Pines Background stamp set to create a snowy scene! I first made some snow hills by lightly blending some blue ink around the edge of a mask. Moved the mask up a bit and blended more ink. Then blending ink around the edges and towards the center. Stamped the background stamp using the Ink Dragging Technique and some Fresh Asparagus Ink. I used a gel pen to add some snow to the trees. Put the panel in my Misti and stamped the Greeting with Obsidian Amalgam Ink. 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed your visit!!! Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time here on my blog! ❤ Next up on this journey for inspiration is the very talentedCathy (Cat).She always has some very creative cards to share! 🙂 ❤
Be sure and leave some love on all the blogs for your chance to win that Gift Certificate. To Shop Click > Gina K. Designs Have a great day! (Hugs) Karen
Other Items used: Twine, Watercolor Paper, Daniel Smith Watercolors
Next is a card made using stamp set: Very Merry Christmas
I love this set by Emily Loggans & I think I am going to have to pull this set out to create a few cards like this! I stamped the background music stamp on the White layering weight card stock using Kraft Premium Dye Ink the did a little ink blending with Sandy Beach over the whole panel. Adding a little more ink on the outer edges. I didn’t add to much of the Sandy Beach ink to the middle as I wanted to leave it more white so I could add the Turquoise Sea after I stamped the greeting in Embossing Ink & heat embossed it using GKD Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I also die cut the topper to the ornament and then added the embossing ink all over it and then heat embossed it in GKD Silver Embossing Powder. Stamped and Die cut the Holly leaves and foiled them using the Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil and I had a piece of the stripes left over from another project so those got added to the side! All product are listed below!
Supplies Used and links to find them!
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking! Remember tomorrow Gina K. Designs is having a Coupon Code for a discount. You can put any of these items on your wish list then grab the code and move them to your cart for purchase! 🙂 Have a great day and I hope you take a little time to get inky! ❤