Monday, June 29, 2009

Tall Tale Framed Art

I LOvE making framed art. It makes such a perfect gift to give a friend or two.

This particular Framed Art was made from Tall Tale Designer Series Paper. 
I was inspired by one of the pieces and
 decided to make a smaller version to fit into this frame. I also used Chocolate Chip Pattern Designer Series Paper, Rose Red and Whisper White card stock.

I wanted the giraffe to look as if he was floating over the hills in his Hot Air Balloon, so I layered the pieces using Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! has a new stamp set called Animal Stories that features a giraffe just like this one, but about 2 1/2" tall.

If you would like to see what other new stamp sets are available in the new 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalog, go to my website and click on contact me. Fill out the online form and I will send you a catalog.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Melon Mambo purse

Norma, Paulette

and I went to Lorie's house last night. There I made my own purse. Isn't it just precious. 
Later I will finish my cards to go inside.

 This purse is made from one of the new In Colors available July 1st. It is called Melon Mambo

The hardware on the purse is the Filigree Designer Brads with Clear Rhinestones Brads in the center.

I stamped the flower from the new stamp set, Kind & Caring Thoughts Hostess, a Level 3 set.

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert

The More the Merrier Birthday Card

 I love Cupcakes on a birthday card. 

My card features many new In Color, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry card stock, an Bermuda Bay polka-dot ribbon.

The new hostess stamp set The More the Merrier has these cupcakes, 5 in a row. 

The cupcake with a heart on it inspired me to create this adorable cupcake out of punches and paper. 

The base is a 1 3/4" square that has been crimped and sides tapered. The frosting top is created using the Wide Oval Punch and the Small Oval Punch. You punch out one Wide Oval, then 3 small divets from the bottom using the Small Oval Punch. Round and rough edge. Finish the cupcake off with the medium heart cut from the Heart to Heart Punch.

Hand Crafted By Gina Dygert

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Flower Fancy Birthday wish

I LOvE this card I recently did with my Stamp Club ladies. 

The beautiful paper behind the flower is Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. It is still available to order, but only until June 30.

It uses the Flower Fancy Stamp Set that I earned free. 

Would you like to earn FREE stamping supplies?

Contact me today at or at my Stampin' Up! website, Click on Contact me and fill out your information and I will be in touch with you soon.

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Friday, June 26, 2009

Branch Out Thank You

 Here is another card using Kiwi Kiss card stock
The 2008-09 In colors have been fun to use. 

This beautiful ribbon is  1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon.

Are you interested in taking stamp classes or placing an order?

Contact me at or go on line at and click on shop now.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Good Bye Kiwi Kiss

I will miss the 2008-09  IN Colors. 

I have enjoyed using them.  

Here is a cute Scallop Card we made last month in my Stamp Club. 

It features the Fun & Fast Notes Stamp Set. This card was a hit. 

Using my Big Shot Cut out my card shape. For the envelope we did a reverse masking technique.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Congratulations Mitchel

Congratulations to the Class of 2009!

Well it is official. Mitchel has graduated. 

Soon he will be off to college. 

What a wonderful young man he has become.

 I am so proud of him. 

Today and everyday.  

<-My Boys, Ryan, Mitchel and Jonathan

Here is a simple card I made for him.  

I used the Great Grad stamp set to create this card. Using his school colors Ruby Red and Basic Black

This is a wonderful graduation set. 

Don't miss your chance to own this set.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bubbles Scrapbook page

Bubbles are everywhere on this scrapbook page. 

To create all the circles I used my Circles punches along with the wonderful Circle Scissors Plus circle cutter. 

There are a few important things to remember when using this tool: 

whatever you are cutting needs to be fasten down to the glass mat, you can either tape the ends with some masking tape or use Dotto on the underside. 

Next you will need to hold the device down on the black section of your Circle Plus, spreading your hand over the whole side.  

When using the cutting tip you really do not need to push too hard. 

The paper should cut with ease.

The base of this scrapbook page is a Sheet of the Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series Paper

This paper is on the Last Chance List. Don't miss out on purchasing the accessories before they are gone for good. 

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Spring Pictures scrapbook page

This scrapbook layout may look familiar to those of you who took the Springtime Banner card class. 

I used the same basic elements from that card and made it into a double page layout. 

The base of the pages is crafted by 
layering Basic Gray on top of Almost Amethyst. Each picture is framed with Certainly Celery. These colors along with Pretty in Pink and So Saffron coordinate with the Tea Party Designer Series Paper used in the background for SPRING.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Beautiful Little Baby Scrapbook page

This may look a little familiar to you all. I made several of these cute bunnies (like the one from the  Beautiful Little Baby suitcase) I thought it would be a great addition to a scrapbook page.

To dress up the Barely Banana card stock I stamped images from the Seeing Spots stamp set on the page with Barely Banana ink. This allows the images to be seen but blend into the background.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Seeing Spots Thank You

I love Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip together . It sure does make for a cute card. 
Seeing Spot stamp set is on of the many stamp set due to retire. I LOvE it because it makes a cute and simple card.

To see a complete listing of stamps that will go away July 1st, Click HERE
It is you Last Chance to get these sets.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Butterfly Thank you

Here is a technique card I did. It features Sponged Scenery and a Faux Background. 

I used Pocket Silhouettes and Oval All stamp sets.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Monday, June 1, 2009

Graduation Announcements

Well my oldest son is graduating from High School this year. 

I wasn't sure what kind of graduation announcements I would send out. I decided I would purchase school announcements but I had to add my own touch to them.

I used the Great Grads stamp set. I Stamped the grad image twice, once in Ruby Red ink and once in Basic Black ink. I cut out the black graduation cap attached it to red one with Stampin' Dimensionals to make the hat stand out.

The inside envelope usually has a seal on it since the envelope isn't sticky so I used the circular stamp. Instead of leaving a G in the center, 

I decided to print up the high schools letters on a piece of Ruby Red card stock. Punched it out and glued it in the center. 

The seal is actually adhered with dotto, so it won't rip when opened. I thought this was a cute touch to my announcements.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert