Thursday, January 21, 2010

How Sweet it is! Continues with Gina K Designs

Thanks for visiting!! I have everything but a card to share today! Which really is a tribute to Gina K Designs and StampTV. Stamps may be the meat and potatoes at GKD but there are a lot of side dishes and desserts to look at too!! (do you like my analogy!!) I encourage you to check out the site and I also want to take this time to thank Gina Krupsky for sponsoring the Design Team this month at Christian Paper Crafts. The packet of merchandise you sent us was exceptional!! Thank you so much, it was a fun, creative month!
Here is my first project using Nina Brackett's Heart favor box template pack

Once I cut out the heart pattern, I used my Distress Ink blender (Ranger) and Worn Lipstick Distress ink and blended around all the edges. Then I stamped the heart (How Sweet it is!) on all four sides with Crimson Archival ink. I painted the middle of each heart with white Smooch Pearlized Accent ink. Then I assembled the box, attached the ric rac (American Crafts) and cut out heart shapes from pink vellum and added them to the top for a little extra fun! Now I'm ready to fill it with some sweets for my sweet! Of course it will have to be sugarless sweets since dh has diabetes. Thank you Nina for the Heart Template Pack!! Nina also designed my siggy at the end of my blog, isn't it cute!! I just love it.

Project number 2 is a checkbook cover that I altered using some of the FREE digital paper designed by Emily Giovanni (Rich and Shabby Freebie). I already had the clear vinyl covers so all I had to do was cut the paper to fit and then I added a little detail to the front. I wanted it to look like a small purse so I used my Label One Nestibilities (two different sizes) and then cut them in half and added it to the strip of coordinating paper. Then I added a flower with a button. The button I added tiny green pearls to the center and applied Glossy Accents over it for a more custom look. Hopefully if you click on the photo to enlarge you'll be able to see the detail. If not, come to California and I'll be happy to show you!!

Front of the checkbook cover

Here is project #3 and I'm so getting prepared for Valentine's Day! It is my "recycled" project! It was a tin of flavored coffee, but now it's been repurposed for gift giving! I used some "leftover" Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas that I had on hand already prepped with Gesso and painted it Sable Brown (Studio paint by Claudine Hellmuth). I then used my favorite "HEART" stamp from GKD and stamped with Adirondack Dabber : Metallic Pearl. (you can just see the corners of the hearts on the lighter brown tin) I punched an oval scallop (Marvy Uchida) out of the PURE LUXURY chocolate cardstock from GKD and stamped on it and attached it to the container with 3-D foam squares. I also paper pieced a heart I had stamped (Archival ink, coffee) on the PURE LUXURY white cardstock, colored the heart with Prismacolor (Rouge Neon) pencil. Added the sentiment (Archival ink, coffee) then attached the American Crafts Ribbon and the GKD button. The top I finished off by measuring a piece of the Pure Luxury white cardstock and blended Worn Lipstick, (Distress Ink) all around the edges, stamped the hearts with the coffee Archival ink and add a ribbon across to hold the tiny card in place. I'm not too happy with the pics 'cause it's much cuter in person! And if you just read all that, bravo to you!! :-)

Repurposed tin for filling up with some homemade(?) goodies or probably some chocolate kisses!

Ahh, my last project for this post!! Another sweet heart box from Nina's Template pack. This time after cutting out the box, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Raisin Rum) and sprayed the entire box. I then used one of the FREE Digital Papers by Emily Giovanni
(Rich and Shabby, I love those colors!) I used my EK Success 2" square punch and cut out 4 pieces and using the corner rounder from EK Success I softened each square and before attaching to the box I added dots of silver Stickles to the center of each blossom on the paper.(the second photo shows the bling!) I tied a ribbon around the box added a small blossom (Pure Luxury white cardstock, inked with Dusty Concord Distress ink, that I had punched out (Marvy Uchida) and added the silver Stickles then Glossy Accents (Ranger) I was actually trying to make a button but didn't have a hole punch small enough. I made a little tag and attched it with ribbon, added more silver dots (Stickles) to the top of the box (heart). And ta-da, I'm done.... whew!

Thanks so much for looking!! God bless.



  1. wow, you have been busy, love the button and recycle ideas,will have to give them a try.
    thanks for sharing,

  2. Cute, cute, cute! Almost as cute as the little chubby bear I might be visiting this weekend. ;)

  3. Wow, these are absolutely wonderful. You did a great job.

  4. Wow, Natalie. These are beautiful. The last box is my fave with its rich colors and elegant embellishments.