Thursday, March 23, 2017



Happy Thursday everyone!

I'm in the process of making this card for a relative for her anniversary.  It's supposed to be a joke to make her laugh before she gets her serious one.

She loves to garden, but hates worms.  So of course I had to make the card with a worm!  

First, the white piece of paper that I distressed in blue for a "sky" effect is cut at 4" x 5.25".  I used the Lawn Fawn, Slide On Over, straight die cut at about half way down the paper.  On the back side, place your slider piece of paper over the opening.  Then place double sided tape, thinly cut, around the top, bottom and side, making sure that it slides in and out easily.  Slide the piece of paper out to see where you will stamp your sentiment.  Peel the backing from the tape and attach to either a card base or another color card stock measuring 4.25" x 5.5".

The flowers are from a free digital print off of Pinterest.  Gotta love Pinterest :-) 

I colored the flowers with my spectrum noir markers, then cut them out.  These are then attached to the bottom red piece of paper.  This piece will eventually hide the slider opening.  

I cut the cute worm with my Cricut.  I attached a very small folded strip of cardstock to the worm to attach it to an extremely small piece of double sided tape the height of the opening on the slider piece of paper.  Then tested it to make sure it actually slides.  Once the worm is in place, I put another thin strip of double sided tape along the bottom and side of the opening, then placed the red piece of paper with the flowers over that.  This hides the worm and the opening.  I also placed another thin piece of double sided tape along the bottom of the white paper to attach the red paper to.  Makes it even.

That's really all.  I'm sure I will make another one of these soon and will definitely try to remember to at least take pictures of each step.  I had no idea this one would be so well liked.  Thank you so much!

If you have any questions about this little card, please feel free to leave it in the comments.

Again, thanks for all the wonderful compliments on this little card.  It really made my day!

Here is a quick video of the card in progress.  Let me know what you think :-)

Thanks again!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Paper Rose Tutorial




This is my very first video.  (Couldn't tell, could ya?) I know the camera angle isn't the best, but I tried :-)

I would appreciate only constructive criticism please, no haters allowed!

If and when I attempt this again, it will be for what i'm very comfortable with-making cards :-)

Until then, happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Finally Able To Post Something!




Good morning fellow crafters!




It's been a while since I have put anything on my blog, but now that the kiddos are back in school, (happy dance), I will have a little more time to update it.




I haven't done much crafting in the last few months but here are a couple of cards I was asked to make for friends and family.










It was a lot of fun to make these cards, especially the Star Wars Lego card. For the base of the card, I used black card stock, white ink, and a silver glitter pen for the stars. Pinterest was a great help in finding free digital stamps of the lego's characters. They really pop against the black backdrop thanks to my spectrum noir markers.




The 50th birthday cards were a challenge. But I do love a challenge! So here it is-both my Mother and my Aunt asked for one to give to the same family member! I decided I would make 2 different styles using the info they gave me. My Aunt wanted a larger card than the standard A2 size, so I saw the "Z" card idea and just doubled it. My mother's card design I had used before and really liked it. What little I had left fit perfectly in the box. I used so many different products on these cards. Gotta love the cricut for cute die-cuts and Stampin' Up! for both stamps and thinlits.




The flower birthday card was for my Mom. Again, I tried something new. I used Stampin' Up!'s Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating die cuts. The background is rainbow Deco Foil that I ran through my bigshot with a heart embossing folder. Didn't quite come out as I had hoped but I made the most of it. Called it the distressed look! Whatever works.




The cat card I made with Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Kitty stamp set. I just thought this stamp set was cute and had to make a card. I embossed the base card with a zig zag folder and cut small openings to place the ribbon through to make the bow. The vibrant color combo really came together.




The butterfly was a sympathy card for a coworker of mine. I cut out the oval for the center then hole punched all the little circles around it. For the butterflies, I used Stampin' Up!'s Bold Butterfly Framelits dies. I cut them out of black card stock, used velum for the back, and then colored them in.




The Halloween card I threw together one night just for fun. I put it on a few Facebook group sites I'm in and it was a hit. Now what do I do with it??




I think I made up for not posting for a while here. This blog went on and on. I hope to be able to post more now that there is peace and quiet for a few hours a day. My other goal is to try and make a video. I'm nervous, but who isn't trying something new?




I'll keep you posted.




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Have a great day and happy crafting!!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Check This Out!!

I can't believe how cool this new banner looks. I look so professional now!
I have to give Jessica Giglio props for doing such an awesome job for me. I'm sure I wasn't easy to deal with considering I have no computer savvy WHATS SO EVER!
Now I can't wait to get back to crafting. It has been SO long and I have missed it. School is out for my two girls and we have been on the road ever since.
We went to Virginia Beach, Washington D.C., Cancun, Minneapolis and Chicago all within a month and a half. I can't ever remember traveling this much. It was so much fun, but really good to be home.
This was the first time my girls have ever been on a plane also. I had to give up my window seat, but it was so worth it. They both did great, however, my hand is a little swollen from being held onto so tightly! Love it :-)
Our youngest is off to camp for 4 weeks, so things are a little quieter around here. I need to get on the ball and make her a card to send up there with a little care package. We'll be picking her up before I know it.
Ok-off to craft. Let me know what you think of the banner.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I Thought I Would Share



I thought I would share with you today what I have loved making for a few years now.  It's not even made with paper!  When I first put these in my Etsy shop, I couldn't believe the response.  I have even sold one and sent it to Australia!  I came up with this idea when a friend and neighbor of mine was having a baby.  She loves riding her bikes, so I thought it would be cute to have some sort of cycling onesie for her new addition.

I made two for her, I wish I had pictures to show you, one that said, "Future Cyclist" with a picture of a tricycle.  The other is the phrase that I came up with that says, "Forget Crawling!  Where's my bike?".  This has been my little success.  May be with this blog, it will become even bigger.

So here is a picture of my little creation, modeled by the cutest little boy who graciously lets me use his mug.  


If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these adorable little onesies, they are $15.00 each with $4.00 shipping.  You can find them in my Etsy shop at ThisGingerCrafts@Etsy.com.

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Judy

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Learned Something New Today

I wish I had done this years ago.  I learned how to put a watermark on my photos for my crafty creations.  Now I can't wait to play and put it on them :-)

Here are just two examples that I did this morning (the watermark-I can't create that fast!)






I really like the top one the best.  I'll have to go in and change the Mother's Day card later.  

I have to get ready for work so this will be it for now.

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Judy

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Fun Day!


I have been making so many cards and such that I need an outlet!  I really don't know what i'm going to do with all this.  Unfortunately, I just don't have it in me to go and ask store owners if they would be interested in my cards.  Any ideas??

Anyway, here are a few more of my creations.  I hope you like them :-)








Aren't these the cutest little boxes???  I just love them :-)

If anyone is interested in any of them, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy crafting!