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BYSHC Spring into Christmas 2023 ~Day 3

Hi Christmas card making friends! It’s Day 3 of BYSHC Spring into Christmas 2023 Linky Party. I’ve actually been away for the past 3 weeks due to a family emergency, so I only have a couple of cards to share during this week long event. Join us by linking up your newly made Christmas/winter card on the BYSHC Blog between April 21 – 28. We have some awesome prizes from our amazing 16 sponsors this spring. Check the BYSHC Blog for more details.

This was a super easy card to make with our lovely sponsor, Gina K Designs, products. I started off by masking off the top and the bottom. For the bottom layer, I ripped some cardstock and taped it down to give it some fun edges. I ink blended the night sky with Gina K Designs Peach Bellini, Tranquil Teal, Blue Denim, and In the Navy, from bottom to top. I splashed some water on the sky and then removed the masks. Lastly, I stamped the reindeer, Santa, and sentiment from GKD Holiday Silhouettes.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you join us to build up your holiday card stash. Even if you can’t join us, check out BYSHC Blog to see all the beautiful creations. Happy Crafting!


Hey, you.

Hello friends! I’m sharing this adorable card for my third grader pen pal. I originally wanted to make a Valentine’s card with these adorable pandas, but ended up with this fun card instead.

Thank you for stopping by.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs Lovely Pandas, Lawn Fawn Toucan Do It, Simon Says Stamp Heart Animals
    • Dies: Whimsy Stamps Slimline Card Builder Die
    • Stencils: Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days
    • Ink: Gina K Designs Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Bubblegum Pink, and Wild Lilac

BYSHC Falling for the Holidays ~Noel

It’s Day 5 of BYSHC Falling for the Holidays Linky Party, which is a week long event where everyone can link up a new Christmas/winter card on BYSHC Blog for a chance to win a prize from some incredible sponsors. I’ve been showcasing one to two sponsors a day, so check the other days if you haven’t seen them yet.

Today, I’m presenting a card created with 3 of our wonderful sponsors, Angie Blom, Newton’s Nook Designs, and Gina K Designs. I started by ink blending a white cardstock with Gina K Designs Tranquil Teal, Jelly Bean Green, and Wild Wisteria Ink. Then I laid Newton’s Nook Designs Ornaments Stencil over the ink blended cardstock and inked them with the same colors so the ornaments are darker version of the ink. (The Ornaments Stencil is actually on sale at Newton’s Nook Designs if you want to check them out.)

I colored Angie Bloms’ new Noel digital image with Copic and Tombow alcohol markers and fussy cut it out. I added foam tape behind it to give it some dimension and glued everything on a black cardstock mat. (Angie Blom actually has 2 new images so check out her site if you prefer the word JOY instead.)

Thank you for dropping by. I hope this has inspired you to make a simple, colorful card before Oct. 28th. If you don’t have time to join us, still check out BYSHC Blog for all the other beautiful cards everyone has made. Stop by tomorrow for a cute hot cocoa card.

BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 ~ Missing you

Welcome back! It’s the second day of our BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 Linky Hop. I used non-traditional colors for my simple, heart filled Christmas card. The colors were inspired by MFT’s Color Challenge #193.

I started by die cutting the tree with Simon Says Stamp Outline Heart of Christmas Die. It has two pieces, so I cut out both the outline of the whole tree and the outline of the hearts. I cut out an extra outline of the hearts so I can ink blend the hearts in with some post-its and Gina K Designs Ink Sea Glass, Turqoise Sea, Coral Reef, and Kraft. Then, I glued the outline of hearts over the tree.

I die cut out a hill with Honey Bee Stamps Hill Borders Die and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Heart of Christmas Stamp Set. I cut out 2.75″ by 5.75″ white cardstock and ink blended from top to bottom GKD Turquoise Sea, Sea Glass, and Coral Reef. I sprinkled some Iuile Stardust watercolor over the cardstock and glued on the hill and then the tree. I attached everything to a black mat and then to a mini slimline card.

Super happy you dropped by. Don’t forget to join us at BYSHC Blog for a chance to win a prize by linking up a Christmas/winter/holiday card. Have you a wonderful crafty weekend!

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 3

It’s day 3 of Spring into Christmas Linky Party! Some of our sponsors are actually having SALES for this event. Check the BYSHC Blog for more details.

Now for this adorable card. The My Favorite Things Paw La La La La Stamp speaks for itself. Too cute, so I made the card super simple. I started off by ink blending with Gina K Designs Sea Glass, Turquoise Sea, and Blue Denim from the center outwards. Then, I heat embossed the stamp with Gina K Designs Embossing Ink and Ranger Gold embossing powder. Lastly, I added some gold watercolor paint drops from Artistic Isle. I finished the card off by gluing the card stock panel on to a gold foil mat.

I hope you will join us by linking up your card on BYSHC Blog. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful creations. Don’t forget to check the sales with our sponsors.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of Spring into Christmas! I’m sharing a couple of cards created with our sponsor Gina K Designs’ Stellar Snowflake stencil. This was absolutely beautiful that I couldn’t stop at one card 😝. For the first card, I ink blended with Gina K Designs Sea Glass, Lovely Lavender, and Lucky Clover. Then, I added a thin layer of Gina K Designs’ White Glitz Glitter Gel over the ink. I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs Deck the Halls Mini with the Sea Glass. I used Gina K Designs’ Ocean Mist Cardstock for a mat for the card. They were die cut with Gina K Design’s Master Layout 1.

Another view of all that pretty glitter.

For my second card, I decided to ink blend the snowflake a rainbow color. I used Gina K Designs Red Hot, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, Blue Raspberry, and Wild Lilac. This time I added a thicker layer of the glitz gel, so the colors ended up being a bit more muted. I used Gina K Designs’ Peace die and Holiday Greetings sentiment sheets for the sentiment.

For the third card, I ink blended with Gina K Designs Sandy Beach, Lovely Lavender, and Soft Stone from the middle outward. I decided to use Inkon 3 Liquid Pixie Dust to add glitter to the card instead of the Glitz Gel. It gives it a more subtle, yet beautiful glitter and doesn’t add much weight to the card. I used Gina K Designs’ Peace Love and Joy for the sentiment.

I tried really hard to get all that glitter by taking the picture at an angle, but only some of that glitter came through. Just have to take my word for it that it’s SUPER glittery.

Which card did you like the most? My favorite is the first one because I love the colors the most. Join us at BYSHC Blog for more inspirations and a chance to win some prizes. You have until April 29th link up your card. Drop by tomorrow to see a super simple, adorable Christmas card.

A Rainbow Birthday

Welcome back! I finally got some time to play with Gina K Designs last kit, and I absolutely adore the Happy Birthday die. I had to make two cards since I took the letters from my first card and used it on my second card. I paired the die with a rainbow color theme because who doesn’t love some rainbow on their birthday.

For my second card, I used candles instead of stars. I didn’t space them right, and had an extra red candle. 🤣

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps: Gina K Designs Star Struck, Gina K Designs Birthday Bash
    • Die: GKD Birthday trio Die Set, GKD Master Layouts 1
    • Ink: GKD Red Hot, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, Blue Raspberry, Wild Lilac
    • Embellishment: Twiddler’s Nook White Rhinestones

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like these cards as much as I do!

Aging Graze-fully

Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing a simple, masculine, birthday card! I personally think masculine cards are hard to make, but this was so simple and fast to create. I stamped the image and added distress ink around the buffalo. I die cut out a brown cardstock, patterned paper, and the white cardstock with the buffalo on it. I attached everything together and added the sentiment and embellishments. Lastly, I made a matching envelope by stamping the buffalo on the envelope.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Unity Stamp Aging Graze-Fully
    • Die: Pink & Main Rectangles Set
    • Ink: Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate Ink, Distress Ink Vintage Photo
    • Other: Jen Hadfield Puffy Dots, My Mind’s Eye Paper Pad

So happy you dropped by. I hope you like this masculine card.

Card for Ukraine

Hello friends! I’m joining Color Hues and Mod Squad’s #cardsforukraine challenge to show support for Peace in Ukraine. The challenge involves using Ukraine’s flag colors, BlueandYellow. I thought this sentiment was very fitting since for the past week I’ve seen so much support for Ukraine from the crafting community. Any small support counts.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Gina K Designs Time to Coast, Unity Stamp Words of Hope (sentiment)
    • Dies: Gina K Designs Master Layout 1, Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles Set 1
    • Stencil: Waffle Flower Sunburst Stencil
    • Ink: Gina K Designs Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion, Blue Denim, Blue Raspberry, Obsidian Amalgam Ink
    • Paper: Recollections Midnight Navy, Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion

Thank you for stopping by and I hope the card inspires you. Have a wonderful weekend!