Saturday, July 31, 2010

Aviary Sunflower Seed Packet

Love this new Aviary stamp set found in the 2010 - 2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

Combined it with Hope Happens and created this adorable sunflower seed packet.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kimono Kids Photo Album(Convention Gifts)

Here is my convention gift for some of my friends and roommates at Convention.
It features the Kimono Kids stamp set. I just love the saying in this set.
"One good friend is worth a thousand relatives."

To create this photo album cut a piece of card stock into 2 - 8 1/2" x 5" pieces scoring it at 1" and 2". Folding in the the first fold. The 2" just gives you a place to open the album. Inside I used Stampin' Up! Clear Envelopes to hold photos. Using the Crop-a-dile I punched a hole through all the layers. Added our new Antique Brads to hold it all together.

Would you like to make a photo album like this? Or see it in person? Contact me at

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Convention Swap " Let it Snow"

Well I am in Salt Lake City Utah for the week. Really cramming to make card fronts and 3D swaps and can't forget about Convention gifts for friends. Here is one of my Swaps.  

With the heat lately I thought I would created something that brought cool thoughts. 
I am sure you are thinking I am crazy to say "Let it Snow".

Using the Playful Pieces stamp set (a Level 3 Hostess stamp set) I created this adorable snow man.
You will need to punch out 3 circles from copy paper. Cut those circles using the 1", 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punches.
Sponge around the outer edges of the circles with Bashful Blue Classic Ink, a little more heavy handed. Lightly sponging the inner part of the circle.  Then add all of his accessories from the Playful Pieces stamp set to complete the look. Just love it.
The words are from Punch Pals stamp set.

This is a very simple card, only 2 layers. Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock. To add a little depth I dragged the Whisper White card stock through Early Espresso Classic Ink (just the edge to add a thin line). It gives an illusion of a third layer of card stock.

No Stampin' Dimensionals on this card. Doesn't happen often:)

I also down scaled this card to create an ATC sized swap.

Created basically the same as the full size card. Except I used smaller circle punches. The 3/4", 1" and 1 3/8" circle punches. I also had to hand draw the eyes, mouth and buttons.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Elegant Thank You Card

This card is such an elegant beauty. Very Chic!

This card is easier than it looks. The background is Sponged using a rectangle stencil. Stamp image in Stazon on Whisper White card stock. Using the Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker color all of the flower except the centers. Come back with your
Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker, only coloring the dark areas. This gives such depth. On your leaves use an Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to color it all then follow up with the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker in the dark areas.
Recreated by Gina Dygert

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy Birthday and Many S'More!

I just love the idea of making the card look like a giant S'more with a bite out of it.

For more details on how I created this card check out my Stampin' Blog at

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Another beautiful card made with the Artistic Etchings stamp set.

To create this card I also used the En Francais background stamp set. They just pair so well together. The Eiffel Tower is cut out and pops from the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
These colors are beautiful together. The Cherry Cobbler card stock is so rich and vibrant.

Fellow Demonstrators who are attending Convention. I have recreated this card for one of my swaps.

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bon Jour

What fun it was to create this card, making it look like a post card from France.

The new 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Layers wonderfully on the 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

This card features new colors. Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist. Such pretty colors. Would you like to see the new colors? Contact me today at

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Live with Passion

This stamp is part of the Inspired by Nature. It is a great solid stamp to have as part of your collection.

To create this card I used a Two-Step Emboss Resist with Markers Technique.

You start by inking up your stamp with Versa Mark, then using your Stampin' Write Markers you apply color to the image. It will look as if it is streaky. Stamp Image on Whisper White card stock that is first cut out using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die Cut. Apply Clear Embossing powder. Heat. Follow up with your Brayer and Old Olive Classic Ink. Ink up your Brayer well. Start off your paper quickly working towards it (this avoids a solid line at the top)
I stamped my words on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock, cut around it leaving white space all around. This will make the words pop.

Have fun stamping!

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert.

Have fun stamping!

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy fourth to you

With an All-American weekend upon us,  I just had to create a  sparkly card with one of my favorite stamp set, Under the Stars.

Along with the July Fourth Stamp Set and Red, White & Blue Jumbo wheel from the Summer Mini Catalog. The mini catalog is a great place to find stamps that fit the season.

I sure had fun making this card. Stamping brings such joy to my heart.
If you would like to stamp with me, contact me at

Hand Crafted by Gina Dygert

Check out other cards I have made at my Stampin' Up! Blog