Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Minnie, Maisie & Me

Hello Everyone!  While I'm not new to the crafting world, the blog realm is a whole new window for me.  I decided if I was ever going to participate in card challenges, this was something I needed to tackle and social media is now a reality.  I can no longer escape.  So without further ado, here is my first blog post (actually one separated by three) for Vanilla Panache.  I hope you enjoy and subscribe.

This card was created for two purposes--My daughter's birthday and the January 2017 sketch challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  I chose this image because of my daughter's newest addition to her family, Elmer and Skeeter.  Here is a photo: 

Elmer and Skeeter

The design is from this sketch:

Minnie, Maisie & Me

Supplies Used:
    • Image:  Minnie, Maisie & Me--Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
    • Dies:  Cloud Nine--MFT Stamps
    • Flowers:  Royal Menagerie--Prima Flowers
    • Ribbon:  Courtesy of Ellen Hutson
    • Pattern Paper:  Item #74236--Molly & Rex
  • Dress & Scarves:  R00--R02--R14    Y000--Y13--Y15--YR20   Stardust Gelly Roll  703--705
  • Socks:  C3--C00
  • Basket:  E31--E35--E57
  • Bike:  B91--B34--B37       E47--E79--E49       Metallic Gelly Roll 551
  • Face:  E50--E51--E21--E93--BV20
  • Hair:  E43--E47--E49
  • Dogs:  E40--E42--E43--E93
  • Grass:  G20--YG21--YG93--YG95   Applied with Water Brush and Alcohol
  • Sidewalk:  W0--W1--W3
  • Sky:  B000--B91--B34                                         

Make A Splash

Make A Splash by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

(inside) GinaKDesigns

I love interactive cards and this Traditional Dutch Fold card was very easy.  I followed along with a video I found on YouTube by Sincerely Rina.  Here is a link: Sincerely Rina  One change I would make to her video is, if you are going to use a border punch on the card, reduce the size of the score lines on the flaps.  As you can see, mine do not meet in the middle and if I were to create a new card, I would probably score these at half an inch instead of a full inch.  I layered magnets between my cardstock to keep the doors from opening.  Now they snap shut.  Here is my supply list:

Stamps--Make A Splash by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
                All About You by Gina K Designs
                More Massive Messages by Gina K Designs
Punch--Doily Lace by Martha Stewart Crafts
Flowers--Fable by Prima
                White & Yellow Beaded Micros Flowers by Paper Studio
Ribbon--Courtesy of Ellen Hutson
Pattern Paper--Molly & Rex 74235
Distress Ink--Twisted Citron, Broken China

  • Skin:  E50-E51-E21-E93-BV20
  • Eyes:  E33-E47-E59-C1-C3-C5-100
  • Hair:  E35-E37-E18-E08-E79
  • Socks:  BG10-BG11-C3-C0
  • Ruffles:  B12-B32-B24-B26/BG10-BG13-BG15-BG49
  • Raincoat &Boots:  V00-V04-V08-V26
  • Puddle:  B91-B93-B97-BV04
  • Background:  BV20-BV23-BV25

Treena Twinkles

Treena Twinkles

Treena Twinkles (Inside) Pop Up Book Card

Pop Up Book Card Tutorial courtesy of Split Coast Stampers


  • Eyes:  Boo--B02--B05--100--C1--C3--C5--Moonlight 436
  • Face:  E50--E51--E21--E93--BV20
  • Lips:  RV63--RV66
  • Hair:  YR31--E43--E44
  • Top:  V12--V15--V17
  • Tail ---->Waist:  BG49--BG45--B00--B12--B24--B26--BV04--V09--V15  
  • Mirror:  Y11--Y15--YR24
  • Sea Shell:  V91--RV93--V12--V15
Stardust Gelly Roll Pens:
  • Tail ---->Waist:  729--727--725--736--738--724--721--720--White