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BYSHC Falling for the Holidays ~Gnome for the Holidays

Happy Monday! It’s half way through BYSHC Falling for the Holidays Linky Party! It’s a week long event where you can add Christmas/winter/holiday card onto the BYSHC Blog for a chance to win some wonderful prizes from our generous sponsors.

Today I’m showcasing our awesome Sponsors Therm-o-Web and Gina K Designs by using their collaborated Gnome for the Holidays Craft Kit. I bought this kit for awhile, but never used it until now. I actually made 2 cards because I felt like the first one was missing some details so I made a second one and changed what I didn’t like. Can you spot the difference?

I started by die cutting out the tree and gnome pieces with cardstock scraps I had. I used Gina K Designs Master Layout 7 to die cut out the mini slimline white cardstock and lavender mat cardstock. Then, I used Honey Bee Hill Borders to die cut out the Hill and used Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel to add some glitter to the edge of the hill border to give it some dimension. Lastly, I added some Sparkling Silver Fancy Foils with Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo on to the tree and gnome hat. The Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo allows you to add foil with pressure only, so you don’t need a laminator.

Once I glued everything together, I felt like the background was a little empty, so for my second card I used Simon Says Faceted Snowflakes embossing folder to give it some more dimension. I lightly ink blended some Gina K Designs Sea Glass over the snowflakes, but it’s hard to see in the pictures.

I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you come check us out at BYSHC Blog, and if you get a chance, link up a wintry card.


BYSHC Falling for the Holidays ~ Day 1

BYSHC last Linky Party for the year is here and the design team has so many beautiful inspirations to share with you!! There’s only a couple more months before Christmas, so join us and build up your Christmas stash. Join us by linking up a Christmas/winter card for a chance to win some awesome prizes from some wonderful sponsors. You have until Oct. 28th 11:59 PST to add a card and there’s no limit to how many cards you can link up.

Today, I’m sharing a card created with our generous sponsor, Gina K Designs’, products. I used Gina K Designs Master Layout 1 to die cut out a large silver foil cardstock, a white rectangle cardstock, a pink oval mat, and a white oval piece. I embossed the white rectangle cardstock with Gina K Designs Lattice embossing folder and glued it on to the silver foil cardstock.

I made some poinsettias from Gina K Designs Perfect Poinsettia using GKD Innocent Pink, Bubblegum Pink, and Passionate Pink Inks. I heat embossed the outlines with WOW Metallic Silver Embossing Powder and die cut them out. I die cut out some extra white poinsettia to give one of the poinsettia some extra dimensions but gluing them together. Lastly, I finished my Poinsettias off with some silver gems I had.

For my sentiment, I used Gina K Designs Enjoyable Greetings. The word stamp is actually ENJOY, but I masked off the EN and used only the JOY. I stamped the Joy on the white oval and glued it on to the pink oval mat. I glued everything together and put it over a pink cardstock mat.

Thank you for dropping by. Check out BYSHC’s Blog for the full details and inspirations. I hope you join in on the fun, and even if you can’t, just come by and look at the beautiful cards created. Come back tomorrow for a beautiful underwater Christmas card.

BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 ~ Small Dies

It’s the last day of BYSHC Christmas in July! This week passed by so fast and I saw so many beautiful creations. Check them out at BYSHC Blog and you still have all day today to join us in the hop by linking up a Christmas/winter card to have a chance to win a prize. The linky hop ends at 11:59 PST on July 29th, so get crafty!

For my last card, I die cut a white cardstock and turquoise cardstock with Gina K Designs Master Layout 1. I used Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Faceted Snowflakes for the white cardstock for my background and created a wreath with Spellbinders Christmas Blooms Dies. I finished my wreath off with our sponsor Twiddler’s Nook Rhinestones. I heat embossed Mama Elephant Holiday Messages and die cut it out with our sponsor Gina K Designs Sentiment strips. I glued the white cardstock on my turquoise mat and then on an A2 card.

I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment! Thank you. Today is the LAST day of BYSHC Christmas in July Linky Hop so don’t forget to link up your project by tonight at 11:59 PST. I hope you enjoyed this week of Christmas cards!

BYSHC Christmas in July ~ Gifting Girl

Its day 7 which means it’s the second to last of of BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 Linky Hop. There is still time to join us by linking up a Christmas/winter card to get a chance to win a prize from our wonderful sponsors. The deadline is July 29th 11:59 PST.

Now on to the card for today. I used our delightful sponsor Angie Blom new digital stamp, Gifting Girl. She is also having a sale right now, so go check her out. I printed her out and colored her with copic markers and Tombow abt pro alcohol based markers.

I die cut out my background with our other sponsor Gina K Designs Basket Weave Cover Plate and attached it to a smaller white cardstock. Then I attached it to a red cardstock for a mat and on to a A2 card. I attached some scrap patterned paper from Recollections Say Freeze Paper Pad. Lastly, I fussy cut out the girl and glued her on the top.

Thank you for stopping by. Get inky and join us at BYSHC Blog for the linky party for a chance to win some great prizes. Don’t forget to check out Angie Blom during her sale.

BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 ~ Simply Gina

For day 5 of BYSHC Christmas in July 2022, I’m sharing another simple card using our AMAZING sponsor Gina K Designs. I love all of her Christmas products. The cards always come out so elegant.

Today, I used her Holiday Tapestry, Ornamental Snowflakes, and Master Layout 7 to make this card. I inked up the leaves with GKD Christmas Pine and the berries with GKD Red Hot. I heat embossed the snowflake and lastly stamped the sentiment from the ornamental snowflakes set.

Thank you for coming. Check out the BYSHC Blog for more details and inspirations. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful cards!

BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 ~ Warm Wishes

It’s day 4 of BYSHC Christmas in July, and I’m sharing this fun card using our wonderful sponsor Unity Stamp stamp from their May Kit of the Month. This card was inspired by Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #7, which needed to include stars.

First, I stamped the image onto a white cardstock. I used the residual ink to stamp a second image and fussy cut it out. I used it as my masking paper by adding some Tombow removable adhesive. I had a star stencil I created with Cricut a really long time ago, and used that for my background. I ink blended with Gina K Designs Blue Denim and add some Deco foil transfer gel duo in some areas over the star stencil. I had some loose silver foil that I rubbed in to give it some shine.

I stamped the sentiment from our Sponsor Gina K Designs Winter Whimsy stamp set and removed the masking paper. I attached my sheet on a silver foil cardstock for my mat and attached everything on to Gina K Designs Blue Denim cardstock. I glued everything to an A2 card and it’s done.

Thank you for popping by! I hope you join us at BYSHC Linky Party. You have until July 29th to join us. Stop by tomorrow for another simple card.

Christmas in July 2022 ~ Clean & Simple

BYSHC’s Christmas in July is back!! It’s the first day and it will last until July 29th. Join us for a linky hop by linking up any Christmas/winter/holiday cards on BYSHC’s blog for a chance to win some great prizes from some generous sponsors. Check the blog for some beautiful inspirations from the design team even if you can’t join us.

For my first card, I went for a clean and simple card using our sponsors Gina K Designs and Lawn Fawn. I used Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Templates to make my gingerbread wreath. The wreath builder is a great way to use your little stamps in a stamp set.

I started by stamping Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Gingerbread with the template to build a circle, and then I stamped the leaf, the berries, and the snowflakes one by one. The stamped images were from Gina K Designs Holiday Tapestry (leaf), Playful Penguins (berries), and Avery Elle Polar Playtime (snowflake). The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Ornamental Christmas. I inked the sides of a white cardstock with Gina K Designs Light Spruce Ink and used that for my mat. Lastly, I colored the gingerbreads with a brown colored pencil and some gamsol.

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to check out all the beautiful creations on the BYSHC Blog. I hope this inspires you to come play with us. Drop by tomorrow to see a ink blended mini slimline card.

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 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.