Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beautiful Little Baby Suitcase

This adorable baby suitcase was created for my neighbor who just had a baby. 

Congratulations Ruby. 

The suitcase is crafted from Pink Pirouette card stock and stripped ribbon. To get a cute pattern I used Itty Bitty Background stamp set.  Don't forget to use Sticky Strip to attach the ribbon.

The bunny is created from mostly oval 
punches: wide, large and small. I sponged each shape with Pink Pirouette Ink. 

The words beautiful little baby is a single stamp that Stampin' Up! offers on page 208 of the Idea Book and Catalog. 
If you would like to receive a copy of this wonderful idea book. Contact me by clicking here
and fill out the form. 

The latch on this  case is created with by the Designer Label punch and a Riding Hood Red button from the 
Button Bouquet Designer Buttons.

Inside I had half a dozen cute as a bug onesie cards and matching envelopes.  

I love the little lady bug from a dormant set called Bugs & Kisses.

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert

Monday, May 25, 2009

Explore Scrapbook page

Here is another scrapbook page created quickly using a Simply Scrappin' Kit, the Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin' Kit

 I love the pattern paper and self adhesive die cuts. 

They add a cute touch to the page. 

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Friday, May 22, 2009

Brothers Scrapbook page

Another page created by using the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit.  

On this page I layered the self adhesive die cuts. 

Using the Big Shot and the GoGo Alphabet Sizzlits Dies

I was able to cut out the titles for the page and yesterdays page. 

I would have to say this is my favorite alphabet to use in my scrapbook. You can get several different looks by using all capitals, all lower case, or a combination. 

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sisters Scrapbook page

This scrapbook page was created quickly with the assistance of the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' kit

Simply Scrappin' Kits come with card stock, pattern paper, and many self adhesive die cuts.

To create this beautiful Flower, 

I used my Big Shot and the Scallop Circle and Flower Daisies #2 Bigz Dies. Layering them with a button from the Button Bouquet Designer Buttons

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What a pleasant surprise to wake up to this morning and see my card on Stamper's Showcase

To see what other cards I have had published in this great resource for demonstrators click here

This card was one I originally did in my Stamp Club. 

For more details about this card visit my original post for this card by clicking here.

crafted by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Party Hearty

 Here is a simple birthday card made from Party Hearty stamp set.  I used yesterday's card for inpiration to whip up this quick card to wish my sister's fiance, a Happy Birthday!

One of the nice things about Stampin' Up! stamps is the ability to mount the stamps how you prefer to use them. I mounted the 5 hats, each one separately instead of keeping them in a row. This allows me to stamp each in a different color. The party hats are stamped in the following colors Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango

I will miss the In Colors when they are no longer available. 

Don't miss out  on getting these beautiful In Colors, order them by June 30.

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flip Tag (Slider-Pull-Up) Card

Tonight I will participate in the Round Robin at my Upline's meeting. I plan to show fellow demonstrators this Technique to make an unique card.

 You pull up on the ribbon to reveal a cute surprise. 

It may look hard. But it really is a simple technique.

You too can make this card.

 I would love to show you how. 

Contact me today at

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Friday, May 15, 2009

If the Halo fits

Here is a card I recently did at a workshop. This adorable angel comes from the
If the Halo fits stamp set.

It features Earth Elements Textured card stock  and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper

hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Thursday, May 14, 2009

If the Halo Fits Scrapbook page

On this scrapbook page I used a Faux Background Technique behind the main image on the Rose Red card stock. Then mounted it on a base of Chocolate Chip Textured Card stock. It adds  some texture to the page.  

I used Eyelet Border, Ticket Corner and Photo Corner punches to complete my page.

  The adorable angel from If the Halo Fits stamp set has been colored and wings glittered to add to the beauty of the page. I added three Chocolate Chip brads from the 5/16" Neutral Assortment Jumbo Brads to dress up the 1" Rose Red Stitched Ribbon.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Birthday gifts

This was my gift from Anna

She used the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper on both the card and box. 

The card uses the On Your Birthday stamp set, Oval punch, Scallop oval punch and the Scallop Edge punch

I absolutely love how she used the Stampin'Up! Birds and Blooms Sizzlits dies along with the butterfly from the Great Friend stamp set to adorn the top of this adorable box.
What a wonderful way to use the Cheers to You stamp set.

Debbie made this refreshing gift for me. I love the cute little drinks. And can't forget the chocolate. There was more chocolate but I ate some before I took the picture.

She also used the Tart &Tangy and Heard from the Heart stamp sets on my birthday card.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Birthday Gifts

Lorrie made me this adorable Daffodil card and Framed Art. 

It is so pretty.

For the card and framed art she used the Inspired by Nature stamp set.

Fabulous friend is part of the Oval All stamp set.

Birthday Wishes is part of the Elegant Cheer stamp set.

I love the daffodils. They are made using the 5 petal punch, Boho Blossom punch and crimper.

Faith made us all these matching frames. 

Too cute! 

It definitely makes me smile. 

It features the Cheep Talk stamp set.

Look at the  flower on the outside of the frame.
 She used the words Its your day  ENJOY! from the On Your Birthday stamp set.
This box set was made by Norma

I absolutely love it!

I absolutely love anything with butterflies! 

My birthday card features the Garden Greetings stamp set.
The box set and cards use Great Friend  and Oval All stamp sets

I just love these colors combinations. Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Kraft.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blooming with Love

Happy Mother's Day! 

to my Mom and to my Mother-in-Law.

Flowers are great for a mother's day card. 

These came from the Blooming with Love stamp set.

This card is created by doing a complex masking technique. Each piece is separate.  

hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bella Rose Paper Holder with Cork Buttefly

Happy Birthday Anna!

When trying to think of what to make for Anna's Birthday gift, I decided to look through the Stampin' Up! Spring & Summer 2009 idea book & catalog
On page 196 I saw this adorable paper holder and decided to recreate it.

I used the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies bigz die to cut the butterfly out of corkboard. 
Yes the dies cut through it just fine.
The box is created from left over cardboard and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.

crafted by Gina Dygert

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pink Flamingo Framed Art

Happy Birthday Fairle!

Fairle was one of the Birthday girls on Saturday. 

Earlier in the week, I had asked her what she wanted for her birthday. 

She told me all she wanted was something/ some kind of art made with Pink Flamingo  Designer Series Paper.

This is what I came up with. 

I used markers to ink up these words from the All Holiday stamp set

I cut and layered the different pieces. 

Then using the 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon and new grommets I completed my gift.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Birthday Wish

Happy Birthday to me!

Thank you to everyone who wished me a wonderful day!

My Birthday wish is for us all to truly be happy  in life. Take the time to see the little things that make us happy.

Look for some of the hand made cards and gifts to be posted soon.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Birthday Celebration Shoe Box Swap

Today several of my friends and I gathered to celebrate birthdays. We played a game called Left, Right, Center. What a fun game. Thanks Faith for sharing it. 

We had a great lunch and dessert.

One of the best parts of our celebration is our shoe box swap. A shoe box swap is when each person brings a project with everything all ready for everyone to make.

This was my project. 

It features an adorable stamp set, Cheap Talk, along with Kind Thanks. 

My club members will recognize this as one of our March projects.

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert

Shoe box Swap Projects

Here are some of the shoe box swap projects that I was able to make. 

Cathy's project features a Layered Brayer Technique using the Stitched Exotics and Kind Thanks stamp set.

Fairle's project used the Just Beachy and 
Define your Life stamp sets

Norma brought this adorable flower pot project.

It uses Stampin' Up! Cherry Blossom embosslits and Little Leaves Sizzlits dies. It also features our new Scallop Oval punch.

More Shoe Box Swap projects

Here's some more Shoe Box Swaps.

Lorrie used the Bag with Scallops Bigz xl and Flower Blossom sizzlits dies to create this cute candy bag.

In Debbie's project we used the Kind Thoughts Flourish Decor Stencil found on page 23 of the Decor Element brochure

 Stencils don't have to be just for walls. You can use them to decorate cards, table cloths, photo albums and more.

This one is Anna's. We used the 
Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, Oval All stamp set, Grommet hardware and Scallop Oval Punch featured in the Occasion mini catalog.

We even stamped the inside of the card with the Great Friend stamp set.

 LOvE it! What great projects

Friday, May 1, 2009

Party Hearty

Here's a great Birthday card for teenagers or even a male card. Some of you might recognize it from my Birthday Stamp-A-Stack last month.  A Stamp-A-Stack is a great way to make a lot of cards at a reasonable price. Contact me at to register for my next Stamp-A-Stack.

It features the Party Hearty Stamp set along with  In Colors Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss

A real simple but great card.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert