Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Monday, December 28, 2009

UPS Man Clock

Anytime is a good Time for Brown

 When I stumbled onto a UPS man made out of punches. I knew what I needed to do with him. Make a clock. 

Anytime is a great time for my UPS man to bring me my Stampin' Up! Supplies. 

If you want to create a UPS man like I did you will need the following punches:
ornament - head, hair

1/4" Circle - black of eye

1/2" Circle - nose, top of socks and shoes

Word Window - legs, neck, socks

Large Tag -shirt

Wides Oval - pants

Small Oval shirt sleeves, collar,

Butterfly - shoes

Heart to Heart - ears, white of eye, arms

Trio Flower -hands

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert

Thanks go out to Marie and Ellen's for their inspiration/ creations of the UPS man.

*Additional information about the clock I used. Recently purchased at Wal-Mart.  

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Vintage Vogue Framed Art

Here is a gift I made for a good friend of mine, Fairle. Something to decorate her new crafting space.

I used the new Vintage Vogue Stamp Set available on January 5th in the Occasion Mini Catalog

I also used the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel on the Pretty in Pink card stock in Pretty in Pink Classic Ink. Combining it with Close to Cocoa card stock, Regal Rose Classic Ink and 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Creamy Caramel Classic ink, Whisper White Card stock and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker.

I LOvE these colors together.

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Delightfully Decorations Christmas Card

One more card made by my downline, Shannon Freeman.  
What a simple and festive Christmas card. She used the Delighfully Decorative stamp set and Ornament punch. These items are only available in the Holiday Mini Catalog until January 4th. Don't miss out on your chance to get an ornament punch. I have used the ornament punch (item number 116794) to create many different shapes. Order yours before it is too late.

Hand Stamped by Shannon Freeman

Snow Buddies Christmas Card

Another great card from my down line. This one was made by Jennie Hott. 

I just love the snowmen from Snow Buddies a Level 2 Hostess stamp set. I will miss these adorable snowman (Only available until January 4th).

Contact me today and I will let you know how you can receive your own Snow Buddies Stamp set FREE!

What a great job Jennie did cutting out these snowmen. Love the snow sparkles under their feet. Glitter all the way BABY! 

Hand Crafted by Jennie Hott

Friday, December 25, 2009

Candle Christmas Card

Merry Christmas to you all! 

 Create these beautiful candles by using the Stampin' Up Table Setting Bigz XL Die. Sponge around the edges for depth.

The words are from the Christmas Greetings Stamp Set
The Holly leaves might look familiar. They are similar to the ones on my Gingerbread Recipe card . They are created using the Wide Oval punch and Large Oval punch.

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sparkly & Bright Christmas Card

One of my favorite thing about Christmas is Christmas cards. 

This is a cute card I received from my down line Ingrid Ward
LOvE it! 
I also like it when the card includes a picture. Her kids sitting on Santa was so precious. 

For her card she used the Sparkly& Bright stamp set and the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper. And Of course Sparkly glitter. 

Hand crafted by Ingrid Ward

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cold & Cuddly Chocolate holders

Here's some LOVE to keep you warm.
What a cute saying for a candy holder. I love the little penguin from the Cold & Cuddly stamp set. Using my Stampin' Write markers I was able to give this image lots of color. 
You can make 4 holders out of 1 sheet of card stock. First score your paper on the 8 1/2" side at 3", 6", 6 1/2", 7 1/4", and 7 3/4" then cut on the 11" side making each piece 2 3/4" wides.  The Word Window punch makes a great slot to put a piece of nice chocolate in. 
My son and I made many of these to be given out to his friends. Just a little something to let them know we care. 
 I forgot to mention that this Stamp is only available until January 4th. Don't forget the Holiday Mini Catalog items are only available until January 4th. So place your order today by visiting my website at

Hand crafted by Jonathan and Gina Dygert

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The More the Merrier Christmas Window Card

Here is a different type of card, a Window Card.

To create this card you will need to cut a 1 1/2" strip of Window Sheet to replace a portion of the base of your card. 
Adhere it the the base with Two-Way glue, overlapping it a 1/4" on each side. Dress it up with some Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.  
The Heard From the Heart stamp set is a wonderful size to be seen through the window.

If you would like to learn how to make this card contact me at

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Thanks Norma for sharing this idea.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow Buddies Birthday Card

Here is a cute winter birthday card. 
This card was crafted by my downline, Shannon Freeman

This was the card she made for her son's 6th birthday.                 
What a great job she did. 
She used the Snow Buddies stamp set. To create her snow hills she ripped pieces of Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue card stock and applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the edges.
hand stamped by Shannon Freeman

Orange Cranberry Bread Recipe Card

I need to get baking today. I love to have Orange Cranberry Bread for Christmas Breakfast. 
This is a wonderful recipe. 

*Just a little secret on chopping cranberries: I usually keep my Cranberries in the freezer and chop it with a food chopper. 

This recipe card is crafted by using the Soft Holly wheel on Garden Green card stock. To create cranberries I punched 1/2" circles out of Real Red card stock and sponged them with Rich Razzleberry Classic ink
The orange slices are created with the Tart and Tangy stamp set. Stamped in Pumpkin Pie Classic ink on Whisper White card stock, punched pieced out with 1" circle punch and layered in a  of Pumpkin Pie card stock punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch.
Hand stamped by Gina Dygert.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dasher Christmas Card

Here is a simple card created using the Christmas Punch and Dasher stamp set.

Stamp this reindeer onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Using Dazzling Diamond glitter and Two Way glue, glittered up his antlers. 
Tap the "A Merry little Christmas to you " stamp into the Garden Green Classic ink, then punch it out with the Wide Oval punch. Layer it on a piece of Real Red card stock cut with one of the Stampin' Up Lots of Tags Sizzlits 4- pack dies. Don' t forget to layer it all on a  piece of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper.

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Scenic Season Christmas Card

Only 6 More days until Christmas!

I can't believe it is almost Christmas. I made this card to send to most of my Family and some friend. It was an easy card to mass produce. 

Using the Scenic Season stamp set inking up the Trees with Garden Green Classic Ink(mask over the words before you ink). Then I wiped any ink off the bird. Ink up the bird with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. Now stamp it onto a piece of Whisper White card stock(4 1/2 x 3 1/4). I used the Seasons Greetings from Many Merry Messages stamp set.  Stamping on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cutting it out and mounting it on. To get a nice snowy effect, Two way glue and Dazzling Diamonds on the tree and ground. I tried to image where snow would be on a tree. 

Makes me think of all the snowy Christmas I have seen as a child. 
Wouldn't it be great to have a white Christmas. One can only hope:)

One of my Christmas Traditions is to include a Christmas Picture into my Christmas card. These are my wonderful sons, and my cat and dog. I thought this turned out to be a good picture. Everyone seemed to want to look out towards the camera.  
Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snow Swirled Ornament Christmas Card

Yet another card from my Snow Swirled Pre-Purchase Class. This was one of my favorite Pre-Purchase Classes of the year. 

I used the snowflakes from the Snow Swirled stamp set to decorate the ornaments. 
This a quick and simple card with a little embossing. 
Sponging the edges of the ornaments to give a little dimension. 
This adorable candy cane striped paper is from Merry Moments Designer Series Paper.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snow Swirled Christmas card

 Here is another project using the Snow Swirled Stamp set.  The intent was for the snow to be waving in. It isn't as easy to see the shiny parts of the card in this photo.

It was a fun card to create. Using only the snowflakes from the set we stamped, embossed, stamped, embossed, stamped and embossed. It really gives it a layered look.

card stock:Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White 
ink: Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip Classic;Whisper White craft: versa mark
accessories: Ticket punch; White and Iridescent Ice Embossing powder; Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snow Swirled Christmas Wreath card

Would you believe this wreath is made out of snowflakes?   It is! The Snow Swirled Stamp Set!

This was one of the beautiful cards we did at my Snow Swirled Pre-Purchase Class. 

At a Pre-Purchase Class You receive a stamp set and make 5 different projects with that stamp set.  So not only do you get the stamp set but you have 5 ideas of what to do with it.

My stamp Club members receive a discount on this class.  It is just one more reason to join my Stamp Club. 

Contact me for more details at 

My next Pre-Purchase class will be on January 24 from 1-5 PM. Click here for more details.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Monday, December 14, 2009

Delightful Decorations Christmas Card

I have seen many cards  cards where the ornament has been punched into the base of the card. 

This is my version. I used the  words from Many Merry Messages stamp set and the ornament stamp from Delightful Decorations stamp set

The base of the card is Real Red card stock. Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper is placed on top of Soft Suede card stock.
To complete the card, the Ornament punch is punched into the bottom of your card. Punch in just far enough not to be close to the edge. Then close the card and put your ornament through the punched window. This is the easiest way to line up the ornament.

Hand Crafted By Gina Dygert

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sweet Season Candy Bar

A Beautiful way to dress up a plain candy bar. 
This is a Hershey Bar wrapped with Chocolate Chip card stock followed by Merry Moments Designer Series Paper trimmed with a 1/4" strip of Real Red card stock. I stamped with Stampin' Write markers and the Sweet Season stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock then punched it out with the Wide Oval punch and then sponged around the edge so it wouldn't look so stark. 

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dasher Framed up

The Dasher Decor Elements design is a fun and elegant way to dress up any wall. 

Dasher can be found on page 5 of the Definitely Decorative Fall & Winter 2009 catalog

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tote-ally Tess Framed Art

Here is a sneak peek into a stamp set that is available in the Occasion Mini starting January 5th. 

I used the Tote-ally Tess stamp set to create this one of a kind framed art. 

Actually there are 2 of them. 
I made one for my self and the other as my gift for our Christmas party. Gifts were to be hand crafted. 
Of course all the participants are also Stampin' Up Demonstrators. 
So this will be a wonderful piece of art for who ever gets it.

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pick a Petal Christmas Angel

I have made several variations of this Christmas Angel using the Pick a Petal stamp set

Remember you do not have to use a set the way it was intended. This one was to make flowers. I like the beauty it adds to her dress. I have also made a Get Well card featuring this set before. 

Do you own this stamp set? I would love to see what you have made using the Pick a Petal stamp set. 
I might even post your cards here on my blog (with your permission). Send your creations to

*I have added another picture to show you another view. She is a Christmas tag. Her Halo is made from punching a 1" circle punch into a Brushed Gold card stock. Then punch a 1 1/4" circle punch around it.
Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Big on Christmas II Christmas Card

Here is another  real quick Christmas card using the Big on Christmas Stamp Set and the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper. Stamping the image on a piece of Garden Green card stock, cutting out just the tree. Use Stampin Dimensionals and Dazzlin Diamonds glitter to make the tree Pop.

Enjoy making your Christmas cards. 

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wandering Words with Neighborhood Jumbo wheel Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card made using the Santa and reindeer stamp from the Wandering Words stamp set.

This card the sky is sponged, a circle  stencil for the moon and the sky around. To get the houses I wheeled the Neighborhood Jumbo wheel in Whisper White craft ink onto Basic Black Card stock. Then cut out the houses leaving ground to connect the house. Flip it over before adhering it to my card. This way there are no lines showing. 
I then glittered the tops of the house and the ground using Two Way Glue and Dazzling Diamond Glitter. 
Now it looks like a real winter scene.

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Monday, December 7, 2009

The More the Merrier Christmas Card

I do LOvE snowmen. 
Here is a Christmas card with a little bit of coloring. I find coloring to be very relaxing. 

I guess you could say this is a hostess card since it is made using hostess stamp sets*, A level 3 The More the Merrier and a level 2 Christmas Punch. The words come from Teeny Tiny Wishes. A great word set that can be punched out using the Word Window Punch.

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

*A little note about Hostess stamp sets, as a Demonstrator when a new catalog comes out we are able to purchase a Level 2 and a level 3. Just another advantage of being a demonstrator. 

Have you ever thought of becoming a demonstrator? 

It is a great way to get supplies at a discount, meet new friends, and make money. Click Here for more information.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Big on Christmas Christmas Card

Let it Snow!

Get those Christmas cards done. I am working on mine this weekend. 

I wanted to share this cute card, originally made for one of my Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks

We stamped the Let It Snow stamp from the Big on Christmas  stamp set onto Whisper White card stock. Colored it in using my Stampin' Write Markers

The Snowflakes are from the Bold Snowflake Jumbo wheel. Wheeled onto both Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock. Cutting out a single snowflake to be layered with a Clear Rhinestone brad. 

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Two Cool Dudes Christmas card

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

Here is another cute Christmas card. Similar to one I made last year. 
This card features the Two Cool Dudes and Heard From the Heart stamp sets.  

First I wheel the base of my card, Kraft card stock with the Jolly wheel inked in Not Quite Navy Classic Ink.
The rest of the card is stamped with Stampin' Write Markers. This allows me to use multiple colors on a stamp or omit portions that I don't want like a scarf or buttons. 

I then made my own buttons from some Vintage Brads and a scarf from some Red Gingham Ribbon

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snowman Christmas Tag

Christmas Tags can dress up any gift. 

This tag was created by mounting a snowman created from punches onto a piece of Taken with Teal card stock

What a great color for Christmas!

Do you recognize all the punches?

Circles are easy, but the nose. Now that was created by sliding a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock into the Star punch. Just enough to get the triangle shape I wanted. 

His branch arms are crafted from the Stampin' Up Jumbo Snowflake punch. I just trimmed off a branch. 

The cute To & From stamp is part of the Winter Post stamp set while the snowflakes come from the Level 2 hostess Christmas Punch Stamp set.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Thursday, December 3, 2009

FREE Snow Buddies Framed Art

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This was created using the Snow Buddies Stamp set, a level 2 hostess Stamp set. This Art is created by combining the use of my Big Shot, Top Note, Embossing, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Stampin' Dimensions.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Line Up Christmas Card

These adorable reindeer are from the Holiday Line Up Stamp Set

The key to this card is a Bashful Blue Stampin' Write marker. I outlined the reindeer around the outer line with Bashful Blue and it makes them pop. 

Don't forget to make Rudolph's nose sparkle. I colored it in first with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. That way there is no white spots coming showing through your glitter.

Then I added Two Way Glue over the top and added some red glitter from the Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter.

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wnadering Words Christmas card

Here is a simple Christmas card using the Wandering Words stamp set.

Using a mix of the Frost White Shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to add shimmer to the card. 
The moon is circle punched out. I stamped the image twice once on the moon and once on the Ballet Blue card stock

Then glue the moon over the same part of the image. 
The snow is Whisper White card stock that was embossed using my Big Shot and the Stampin' Up! Petals-A-Plenty folder
I free handed the cutsfor rolling hills. Glittered the tops with Two Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

A simple card. 

Hand Stamped by Gina Dygert