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Tina Guigui

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Happy Hippo Birthday Card

June 16, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here.

Today I am sharing a card using the new Hippo/Rhino character dies from Joset Designs. I decided on a simple background to showcase the Hippo.

Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim Silver Grey Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Apply Alcohol Pearl Ink onto Yupo Paper. I used Tranquil and mixed it with an Alcohol Blending Solution. Let dry thoroughly. Trim to 5″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Hippo/Rhino using Coloured Cardstock or White Soft Finish Cardstock and color in Hippo using Alcohol Markers. I used Tri-Blends. Assemble the Hippo using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Happy Birthday using White Soft Finish Cardstock. To create the shadow place the die on black cardstock and trace the outline using a pencil. Fussy cut it out. Adhere to diecut to the shadow cut out then adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess, heat set it using a heat tool. Trim and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle apply some CrystalNuvo Drops.

The Hippo is such a fun character and I just love his tongue! Don’t you?

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Products Used:
Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

How To Use Sentiments To Create A Background

June 6, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a sweet and simple card to share with you using sentiments to create a background. I used the Garden Party Clear Stamps from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Soft Finish Café au Lait to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp Garden Party sentiments (Bloom, Blossom, Grow) using a soft brown Ink. You could mix it up but I decided on the sentiments repeating on each row. Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Squares. Save the inner square. Diecut Dashing Rectangles and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Stamp Garden Party image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the image using alcohol markers. I used Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir. Diecut the image with the matching die.

Step 4 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Squares using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the center square from Step 2 on top of the Dotted Scallop Square diecut and then the diecut image using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Optional – Wrap some twine around the bottom 3 times and tie a bow. Adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for any occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Products Used:
Joset Designs

Parrot Whimsical Tree Birthday Card

June 1, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a another fun card to share with you using the new release from Joset Designs. This card is using the Parrot and Tree dies with the ModaScrap Fly & Scrap patterned paper to create a whimsical tree. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Brown Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim ModaScrap Fly & Scrap 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Tree (base) using Brown Soft Finish Cardstock and (leaves),, ModaScrap Fly & Scrap, and (grass) using White Soft Finish Cardstock (color in using Ink of your choice) I used Distress Oxide Twisted Citron. Adhere to base to card using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere the leaves using Kid’s Choice Glue for some and Foam Tape for the rest. Lastly adhere the grass using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Parrot either using Colored Cardstock or White Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring in each diecut. Assemble the parrot using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere parrot using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment 1 using Versamark Ink onto the card front.

This card can be used for any occasion by changing the colors, patterned paper and/or sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Products Used:
Joset Designs

Heard You Had A Ruff Day Card

May 29, 2019

Hi Everyone, It’s Tina here. I am so excited to share with you a card I made using the new release from Joset Designs. More character dies!!! There is a dog, cat, elephant, parrot and hippo along with a tent, camping accessories, fire accessories, hats, dog house and 2 stamp sets. Oh my! Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges using a scrap piece of cardstock. Use it as a stencil to create the clouds by applying ink on the edges. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Grass.

Step 3 – Apply Ink to a piece of White Soft Finish cardstock using an Ink Applicator. I used Distress Oxide Twisted Citron. Diecut Adventure Edges to the inked cardstock. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Dog using White Soft Finish Cardstock for all the pieces except the nose and eyes. For eyes and nose use Black Cardstock. Color in the pieces using colors of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Distress Oxide Walnut Stain for the ears and spots and Antique Linen for the body and legs. Assemble all the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Use a black fine tip marker for the mouth and detail on the paws.

Step 5 – Diecut Dog House using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Distress Ink Vintage Photo directly to the dog house swiping up and down to create a texture. For the rest of the pieces apply ink using an ink applicator. I used Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany for the roof and door frame and the door in Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Adhere the door to the card at the bottom center then adhere the dog house with the dog back paws inside the opening using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Cat using White Soft Finish for all the pieces except for the nose and whiskers. Use Black Cardstock for the nose and whiskers. I also diecut the eyes from the dog dieset. Color in the pieces using colors of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Weathered Wood for the head, body, outer ears and legs. Distress Oxide Tainted Rose for under the nose area, inner ears and paws. Assemble all the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Use a black fine tip marker for the mouth and detail on the paws. Before assembling the leg on the right add the bone from the from the Dog House dieset. For the eyes I used the circle as the color and the dog eyes for the oval centers you see in cats. Adhere to card on top of the dog house using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 – Stamp sentiment using Black Ink on White Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners to the sentiment and adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment. I used a puny sentiment to show that the cat was teasing the dog. Below is a link to all the products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Products Used:
Joset Designs

Floating Monkey Card

May 8, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a super fun card to share using the Monkey and Party Accessories dies from Joset Designs. I don’t normally make card sizes other than A2 or 6×6 but for this one I wanted lots of balloons to give the illusion of a floating monkey. The finished card measures 7 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ folded. Below you will find the easy steps to create your own floating monkey card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish 110lbs Cardstock to 7 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, score at 3 3/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card.

Step 2 – Trim Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish to 3″ x 6 1/2″. Stamp Safari Sayings Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. (I used washi tape to cover Go Bananas before inking the stamp. Be sure to remove the washi tape before stamping). Adhere to card with 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Using Life Changing Brushes apply Distress Oxide Inks on White Soft Finish Cardstock. (I used Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain).
Diecut Monkey using the correct colored cardstock for each piece. Assemble the Monkey using Fine Tweezers and Kids Choice Glue. Be sure to use a black fine tip marker to draw the mouth (just follow the embossed area).

Step 5 – Using Life Changing Brushes apply Distress Oxide Inks on scrap pieces of White Soft Finish Cardstock using various colors. Diecut Party Accessories (Balloon and String 8 times). Assemble the string behind the balloon using Kids Choice Glue. I layered all the balloons so it was one piece. Intertwine the string around the tail of the monkey. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

The Floating Monkey Card makes a fun birthday card that will anyone smile who receives it. Below is a link to all the products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Other Products Used:

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Distress Oxide Inks

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Just Bee-Cause

April 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a sweet card to share with you using the Honey Bear Stamp and die set from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to make your own card… Just Bee-Cause. 🙂

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Stamp Honey Bear images on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Amalgam Ink. Color images using alcohol markers. Diecut images with matching dies.

Step 3 – Diecut Garden Notes – Frame It – Stitched Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock, then 1 die smaller using Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the branch and bear image slightly under the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. Adhere the panels to the card front Dark Chocolate first and then White using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the bees and butterfly.

Step 4 – Stamp Bee Sentiment Clear Stamp to the card front.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Just Bee-Cause!

Tina

Other Products Used:

Tri-Blend Markers

Amalgam Ink

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Sassy Chick Spring Fever

March 11, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. This winter has been long and I am dreaming of Spring. Since Easter and Spring are around the corner I decided to create a Chick celebrating Spring.

Below you will find the steps to create your own Sassy Chick Spring Fever card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish cardstock 110lbs 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold for a vertical side fold card.

Step 2 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Circles to the center front of card.

Step 3 – On a scrap piece of cardstock ink Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn. Diecut Tree (grass die). Diecut Adventure Edges (Clouds die) on scrap piece of cardstock. Use the diecut as a stencil using an mini ink blending tool and add Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. Adhere the grass on the bottom of the clouds and adhere the panel to the inside of the card with the clouds showing on the front of card.

Step 4 – Diecut Little Chick using White Soft Finish cardstock. Color the pieces and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Cut a slit on the left wing. Diecut Party Accessories (Balloon and string) and assemble. Adhere to card placing the string through the slit. Diecut Party Accessories (glasses) and adhere to Little Click.

Step 5 – Stamp Spring sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the bottom of the card.

Step 6 – Diecut Spring Basket (flowers & grass patches) color in and adhere to card.

Step 7 – For added interest apply Glossy Accents to the balloon and glasses. Be sure to let it dry thoroughly.

This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment and character. Below is a link to the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Products Used:

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Make This Little Chick and Bunny Easter Card

February 4, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a fun Easter card to share with you! It’s combined using some old and new product from Joset Designs –– the new character die Little Chick and the Bunny die. Below are the instructions so you can make your own super fun Easter Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 5 1/4” x 4”. Diecut Adventure Edges II using a scrap piece of cardstock. Using ink of your choice create the clouds on the upper section of the cardstock. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.

Step 3 – Diecut Adventure Edges II for create the Foliage. Dark green for the Foliage and lighter green for the grass. Adhere to the background created from Step 2.

Step 4 – Diecut Little Chick and Bunny using Color cardstock or Ink it yourself. Assemble the characters using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card. The big egg shell under the grass and the smaller egg shell under the grass. Adhere the backside Bunny over the big egg shell and remember to tuck some carrots in there. Adhere the Little Chick to the left bottom side.

Step 5 – Stamp Spring Sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the panel just above the Bunny. Adhere the entire panel to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for other occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

Joset Designs Susan's Garden Club

Hello Sunshine Inside Shadow Box Card

January 8, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here with my first post for 2019. Before we get started I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and I wish you all a fabulous year ahead. With the holidays over I thought I would share a card without a snow theme… so I am sharing some sunshine and color your way using the Color My Flowers Stamp set. Below are the instructions so you can make your own Floral Inside Shadow Box.

Step 1 – Trim a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock measuring 8 1/2″ x 11″ in half so you have 2 sheets measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

Step 2 – The first sheet will be scored at 4 1/4″ an folded in half. You will need to trim 1/2″ from the back. See photos.

Step 3 – The second sheet will be scored at 1/2″, 4 1/4″ and 4 3/4″. Fold all and then snip about 1/8″ off from the 1/2″ section. See photos.

Step 4 – Using the first sheet you will emboss the Garden Notes – Frame It Stitched Ovals. This will be the front of your card. See photo.

Step 5 – Mask the outer section of the embossed area as you will be stamping on the inside of the embossed oval. Stamp Color My Flowers Clear Stamps all around the inner edge using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Remove the masking carefully.

Step 6 – Stamp Sentiment Banner underneath the Embossed Oval. I used Hello Sunshine!

Step 7 – The second sheet you will diecut the Garden Notes – Frame It Stitched Oval. This will be the opening of your shadow box which will be decorated. See photo.

Step 8 – Now we need to assemble the two sheets. Place 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to second sheet on the 1/2″ area. Remove the relase sheet and align it with the crease of sheet one. Fold over the front and press firmly to secure it. See photo.

Step 9 – Turn it over and add 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the edge and crease. Remove the release sheet and close the right side and then fold the left side. See photos.

Step 10 – Stamp Color My Flowers on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Memento Ink for Alcohol Coloring. It will be the same flowers and leaves you used for the front of the card. Color in the stamped images using Alcohol Markers of your choice. I used Winsor & Newton Promarkers. Diecut the images with the matching dies. Adhere the flowers and leaves in the same position as the front and adhere to the inside of the Oval using Kid’s Choice Glue. For added interest use a White Gel Pen to add sme detail to the flowers.

Step 11 – For added interest and sparkle add some colored sequins to the center of the flowers on the front of the card.

I hope you enjoyed a break from all the Holiday and Winter cards. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the images, colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Elisabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

Other Products Used:

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Memento Black Ink

White Gel Pen

Winsor & Newton Promakers

Joset Designs Krista Schneider

Non Traditional Color Holiday Card

December 30, 2018

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here and this will be my last post for 2018. I want to wish you all Happy Holidays and see you again in 2019. By now Christmas has passed but I am sure you are still having parties or visiting friends and family. I have a super easy and fun card to share with you for those last minute unexpected holidays cards. It uses the Snowflakes and Winter Bears Clear Stamps by Krista Schneider and the Polar Bear from Joset’s Designs. Here are instructions so you can make your own Non Traditional Color Holiday Card.

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