Category Archives: Birthday

Card for Mum with Sue Wilson Dies

Today I have for you the birthday card I made for my Mum this year (her birthday is in May so I am safe to show it. I cut a frame using Sue Wilson’s Double pierced ovals and some coconut white card, then I cut a piece of wisteria card using the next size down of the ovals. I then cut out 2 of the inner die from the Stitched Lattice Frames, 1 in coconut white and 1 in wisteria. I glued these together so they were offset from each other and then onto the wisteria oval.

Female birthday card

Using some foam pads I mounted the coconut white frame over the wisteria oval and then the whole thing was stuck onto a piece of embossed cardstock coloured with colour cloud ink. The New Zealand Hamilton die provided the center cut in wisteria and mounted onto coconut white. I used the metalic gilding polish to “ink up” one of the petite lavish sentiment stamps.

Petaloo flowers and Creative Expressions pearl corners finished off the card.

 

Simply Australia with New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

Sometimes simple works really well and thats what happened with this card. I simply cut Sue Wilson’s Australian Collection Background die from a piece of paper from her paper pad. Next I cut the New Zealand Collection Hamilton die  from some white card.

Australia and New Zealand

I used the Petite Lavish Sentiments – Clear Stamp Set in the middle with some distress ink and mounted the whole thing onto a white card blank, job done!

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Especially for you in Purple

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

The card I have up today is made with Sue Wilson’s paper pad teamed up with a stamp from John Lockwood

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

I stamped the Especially for You stamp from Johns Lily of the Valley Sentiments – Clear Stamp Set onto wisteria foundation card and used a circle punch to cut it out, I then mounted it onto a scalloped circle in a darker purple. I cut the New Zealand Collection Hamilton die out of some white card and glued this to a piece of purple paper from Sue’s paper pad which I mounted onto the darker purple card cut with the noble pierced squares.

I used the wellington die and cut it into 4 which I glued behind the center square and mounted this onto a piece of the purple paper that is the reverse side of the piece used in the middle. The whole thing was finished off with a mat in the darker purple and some pearls for the 2 opposite corners.

Cupcakes for birthday

Today’s card uses one of Sue Wilson’s Perspective collection dies – the Happy Birthday circle. The set comes with the little cupcake and candles so it is quite a useful one.I cut the die from coconut white card and honeydew card and used the outside coconut white with the inside in honeydew (the opposite piece I kept for a future card)

I mounted the circle onto a piece of honeydew card cut out with the Grace Frame die. I cut the Petite Peony cluster in coconut white and backed it with honeydew then mounted it on foam pads on each side of the frame. I inked through the the cupcake die with colour cloud ink to create the lines that represent the wrapper and I topped the cupcakes with iced snow to give them a little sparkle.

 

Spring Birthday card with Sue Wilson dies

Spring birthday card

Today I have a spring birthday card to share with you. I think I am in love with the Honeydew card colour, it is so fresh looking.

Spring birthday card

I cut the New Zealand Collection Wellington die out of some coconut white card and then rotated it 45 degrees and cut it again.  I then backed this with some Honeydew foundation card. I used a tonic die to cover the hole left by the Wellington die then circles to matt the Perspectives Collection Happy Birthday Circle.  The outside frames were cut using the noble pierced squares and the 3 flowers in the middle using Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Complete Petals and Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Open Petals. The finished card measures 6.5″ square.

A bed of Roses

Card made with Sue wilson dies

Here is a card I made using a few new dies and the Bed of Roses embossing folder all by Sue Wilson. The finished card measures 7 1/8″ square.

Card made with Sue wilson dies

I used:

Noble – Double Pierced Squares Configurations Meridian EdgerFrames & Tags Grace
Finishing Touches Petite Peony ClusterA4 Embossing Folder – Bed of Roses
Frames & Tags Collection – Pierced Flags
Pierced Flag Sentiments Stamp
Coconut white and Aqua card

Bird Crazy Birthday

Bird Crazy Birthday card

I just love these birds by Tim Holtz, they are so quirky. I made this card for my nephews birthday.

Bird Crazy Birthday card

I used masks and colour cloud inks to create the background and distress inks to paint the birds and accessories. I used the dies to cut out the birds but had to cut the other bits by hand.

 

Ginas Designs is 3 years old – come and win some prizes

Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST.  You should have just come from Kim – AngelDream Crafts If you didn’t, don’t worry! Just pop over to Gina’s Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.

We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.

The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!

Ginas Designs Blog Hop Prize Photo

The Birthday Prize package includes:

Filigree Frames Shape Set , Dressforms 1 Shape Set, Butterflies & Dragonflies, Grape Vines, Feathers Shape Set, Dressforms & Wings Shape Set, Steampunk 2 Shape Set, Clockwork Penny Farthing, Garden Fairies Medium, Garden Fairies Large, Damask Singles, Button Shape Set, Skylines, Landmarks, Collage Border Splash, Mermaids Shape Set, Stackable Labels Shape Set, Steampunk Shape Set, Vintage Ladies Silhouette, Dressforms 2 Miniature Shape Set, Candelabra Set, Dressforms 1 Miniature Shape Set, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Square, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Rectangle, Alarm Clock, Layered Border Victoria Small, Flourish Frame Sienna, Flourish Set Amanda, Wishing Well, Butterfly of Gears, Longstem Rose, Grape Vine Frame, Barbed Wire Frame Circle, and a Brush Caddy !!!!!

To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway,

you need to:

  1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
  2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.
  3. Email your answer Contest@ginasdesigns.net for a chance to win the Birthday Prize!

This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic! 

Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is 

Miniatures Shape Set – Guy Thing

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This set  is so versitile, its great for making mens cards or using on tags.
The balloons look great when coloured with paints or alcohol pens or even sakura pens for that glittery look.
Each of the shapes takes embossing powder really well too.

To be entered into my blog’s giveaway,

  1. Subscribe to my blog or follow me.
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post. – you may have to click on the “Read more” button

THAT’S IT! So easy!

So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is DESIGNS.

The next blog you will want to visit is Barb – In the Studio With Barb.


If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.

Amy – Amylove Crafty Kingdom
 

Large Birthday Card

Do you ever get started on making a card and it all grows out of control? Thats exactly what happened with my Mum’s borthday card this year. I started out with the new Celtic Dreams collectable die set and cut out 6 of the diamonds, before I realised it the size of the card was 9 inches square!

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Tangled chocolate

Today I have another project made using the the autumn poppy stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. This time I used my love of Zentangle to make a card:

I stamped the image with Archival black ink and then sat and tangled the open spaces

I cut the image out and matted on black card. I then cut a piece of white card to fit my card base, stamped the edge with black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder (this helps if you get extra spots as you don’t see them).

To finish I matted and layered the pieces and used mounting foam to give more dimension to the main image.

Why not pop over to the Chocolate Baroque blog and see what the design team have done with this fab stamp set.

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