BYSHC #24 ~ Snow Globe

Happy Friday! It’s the start of the new month, which means it’s a new sketch with BYSHC! It’s another fun sketch using up scraps of patterned paper.

Be sure to check out the BYSHC Blog and BYSHC Facebook group for other inspirations from the design team. Join us by adding a photo in the album in the Facebook group for a chance to win a prize. The sketch challenge will last until July 31st.

I used some patterned paper scraps from Echo Park Winter Magic Paper Pad with the snow globe from Unity Stamp Advent Calendar 2021 for this card. I stamped the image with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink and colored with copic markers. I added some spots in the background with Gina K Designs Soft Stone Ink and Iuile Watercolors Stardust and layered the piece of a light blue cardstock.

I used a dark navy for my base and added the two pieces of patterned paper. Additionally, I added a sliver of silver foil cardstock over the joining between the two pieces of paper to give it a finished look. Next, I layered my square piece on top.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant Holiday Messages stamp set onto a light blue cardstock and attached it on the bottom right corner.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting.

BYSHC #23 ~ Penguin Trio

Hi friends! I’m back with my second BYSHC Sketch #23 card. I altered the sketch so it’s a mini slimline card since the penguins were a perfect fit for a mini-slimline.

Check the BYSHC Blog for more inspirations from the Design team. Join us at the BYSHC Facebook for a chance to win a prize.

I used Spellbinders Holly Jolly Prints Paper Pad with Bugaboo Stamps Three Penguins. I colored the image with some colored pencils and gamsol. I love how it blended easily. Lastly, I added the sentiment from Gina K Designs Perfect Poinsettia stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by. There’s still time to join us with the sketch challenge. The sketch challenge ends on June 30th and even if you can’t join, check out all the beautiful creations created by the group.


Hi friends! It’s time for a new sketch with Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. I’m sharing a sweet card using Colorado Craft Company Gingerbread House and Recollections Holiday Spice Paper Pad.

I started by stamping the mice and then masking it off with Gina K Designs Masking Magic. Then I stamped the gingerbread house over it and removed the masking paper. I colored the images with colored pencils and gamsol and added some white accents with a white gel pen for the icing.

Thank you for stopping by. Check the BYSHC Blog for BYSHC Facebook for more inspirations.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I got some free time to play with Gina K Designs new kit, which was also great for Mother’s Day. I love how versatile this set is and can be used for many occasions. Thank you for dropping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s day!

  • Supplies:
    • Gina K Designs Layered Carnation Stamp and Die Set
    • Gina K Designs Bodacious Bloom Layering Stencils
    • Gina K Designs Master Layout 1
    • Clearly Besotted Brushed Sentiments Stamp

BYSHC Sketch #22 ~ Christmas presents

I hope everyone had a chance to play with us at BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky Party last week. Now on to the new sketch of the month. It’s a fun mini slimline card, but you can easily make it into an A2 card. Loving this sketch because I can use up the smaller piece of paper left over from a full 6′ by 6′ sheet when I use the larger piece for an A2 card. This was a no-stamping card made with different paper pads.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to join us this month at BYSHC Facebook Group. Check the BYSHC blog for more inspirations from the design team.

  • Supplies:
    • Pattern Paper: Echo Park Christmas Magic, Echo Park Christmas Salutations, and Echo Park A Perfect Christmas

BYSHC Spring into Christmas Day 8

Today’s the last day to link up any Christmas/winter creation on BYSHC Blog for BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky Party. It will be open until 11:59 PST so don’t miss the chance to win a prize from one of our terrific sponsors.

For my last card, I used my favorite Gina K Designs with these mini penguins embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook. I used GKD Master Layout 5 to cut a window on Recollections Crystal Blues Paper Pad. I also cut out a white window to glue over the patterned paper. The penguins and sentiment is from Gina K Designs Playful Penguins stamp set and the trees are from her Winter Whimsy stamp Set. I layered the trees with three different blues to give it a little bit more interest.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Check the BYSHC Blog for all the beautiful creations made during this week.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas Day 7

One more day left to join us at BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky Party! All you have to do is link up a Christmas/winter/holiday card on the blog and you get a chance to win an awesome prize from one of our awesome sponsors. You have until tomorrow 11:59 PDT to link up your card.

Our sponsor Not 2 Shabby has this free digital image in her shop so if you like what you see, grab it now. I added this image on Microsoft word and printed it out. I stamped sponsor Unity Stamp Mustache and Ho Ho Ho image from Advent Calendar 2021 into the middle of the cup. I colored the image with Copic markers and used white gel pen to make the mustache white since Santa has a white beard.

I used Sponsor Gina K Designs Master Layouts 5 stitched rectangle to die cut 6 pieces of white cardstock , cardstock with the image, acetate, and the Recollections Christmas Vellum Paper. For the white cardstocks, I basically cut them all where the stitches are to try to make them as even as possible to make my frame. To make my shaker card I layered two white frames, my frame with the image, acetate, and 4 more white frames from top to bottom. I then poured in my embellishments from Sponsor Twiddler’s Nook and some translucent stars from Recollections. I glued the vellum over a white cardstock and then glued it over the frame. Since I was going to make my shaker card a bit wonky and tilted, I decided to use Whimsy Stamps Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut out my red base layer. I attached everything on to my white card and I was done.

Hopefully this has inspired you join us. Even if you don’t join us, you should still check out the blog and see all the beautiful inspirations. Come back tomorrow for the cards I have for the last day. Thank you for stopping by.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 6

Welcome back to Day 6 of BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky Party. Play with us by linking up a Christmas/winter/holiday card on BYSHC Blog. Our party will last until April 29th.

For this card, I used our lovely sponsor Gina K Designs Ornament Snowflakes Stamp Set and Star Struck Stamp Set. I started off die cutting out my base and mat layers with Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1. I ink smooshed the background with Gina K Designs Red Velvet, Red Hot, Faded Brick, and Wild Dandelion Ink. I used the Star Struck stamp as garlands and have the snowflakes hang off of them. After heat embossing, I sprayed some gold water droplets with Artistic Isle Gold Paint over the panel to give it more shine.

Another view of the card to see some shine.

Thank you for stopping by. Even if you can’t join us, check the BYSHC Blog for some inspirations. Some of our sponsors are also having sales for this event, so check them out.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 5

We are half way through our Spring into Christmas Linky Party! You have until April 29th to join us by linking your winter creation on BYSHC Blog. Check the blog for all the beautiful inspirations being shared and the lovely sales some of our sponsors are having.

I’m sharing a mostly die cut card. I started off using our sponsor Gina K Designs Master Layout 7 to die cut the base layer and mat layer. The base layer is from Echo Park Christmas Magic paper pad. Then I used Spellbinders Christmas Ornament Border to die cut out my ornaments with a red glitter paper and a green foil paper. I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs Peace Love and Joy Stamp Set with her amalgam ink. Lastly, I put everything together on a white mini slimline card.

I hope this has inspired you to join is. Thank you for stopping by.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 4

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing an interactive Christmas card inspired by Jennifer Mcguire’s Floating Elements for BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky Party. The ornament can move from side to side so it seems like the ornament is swinging.

I started off by using Gina K Designs Master Layouts #7 to die cut out the base and mat layers. I used sponsor Gina Marie Designs Grinch Theme Stamp for the hand and colored it with Copic Markers and Tombow ABT Pro alcohol markers. I die cut a small oval underneath the hand I stamped. On a separate cardstock, I die cut out a circle bigger than the oval.

I stamped Simon Says Stamp Winter Seals on a separate white cardstock and fussy cut it out. I stuck foam tape in the center of the circle die cut and layered the circle on the bottom underneath the oval opening. Then I laid the ornament on top of the foam tape over the base layer. Lastly, I stuck foam tape all over the bottom of the base layer and laid it over my mat layer.

Join us and share your creations on the BYSHC Blog for a chance to win some prizes from our generous sponsors. Thank you for stopping by.

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