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Tina Guigui

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Mini Slimline Sending You A Bear Hug Card

February 15, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Even though Valentine’s is over I wanted to keep with the love theme. You don’t need Valentine’s to send a card to your loved one. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Create a stencil by Diecutting the Leaf Pattern Background using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place it on top of a Cardstock trimmed to 3 1/2” x 6”. Using an ink tool apply ink over the stencil. I used a blending brush with Distress Oxide Ink in Peeled Paint. I went darker in the center and softer around the edges.

Step 3 – Diecut Koala using Kraft Cardstock for the tree trunk, Green Cardstock for the leaves, Grey Cardstock for the Koala, Pink Cardstock for the inner ears, Black Cardstock for the eyes and nose. Add some shading to the tree trunk using Distress Oxide Walnut Stain. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to the card using Foam Tape. Using a permanent fine tip marker add the lines for the mouth.

Step 4 – Diecut Elephant using Red and Pink Cardstock for the hearts. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Bear Hug sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

This sweet card can be sent to anyone to let them know you sent them a hug. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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We Just Fit Card

February 1, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card is using some oldies but goodies product to create a love themed card as well as a fun technique to create some DIY backgrounds using a Gel Plate. Below you will find the steps to create your own card and backgrounds.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11” x 4 1/4”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top folding card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim 8 1/2” x 11” White Soft Finish Cardstock into 4 pieces by trimming it in half and then again in half. Apply ink of your choice onto the Gel Plate with a brayer. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Dusty Concord. Place the Cardstock onto the Gel Plate, rub into it to get the ink to transfer on the Cardstock. Remove and let dry. Diecut Heart Background using White Cardstock. You will use this as a stencil. Apply the same inks onto the Gel Plate, place the stencil you created and add Cardstock. Remove the stencil. Place another Cardstock on the Gel Plate and rub into it. Remove and let dry. Trim the panel from the right and adhere onto the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Flamingos using White Soft Finish Cardstock for the body and wings, cream Cardstock for the beak and legs, and Black Cardstock for the tip of the beak. Apply Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick to the body and wings. Apply Distress Oxide Candied Apple to the edges. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape making sure to keep them close as this will create a heart from the heads of the Flamingos.

Step 4 – Stamp Love Sentiment using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Trim the sentiment and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Sequins.

This card can be used for several occasions such as an Anniversary or simply telling your spouse you love them. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Winter Birthday Card

January 18, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. As I was pondering what my next card would be I realized I never made a winter birthday card for people who have birthday’s in the winter months. I thought it would be fun to combine the Polar Bear die with the Party Accessories dies to create a fun Winter themed Birthday card. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11″ x 4 1/4″, score a 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Soft Blue Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Place a snow stencil on top of the Cardstock and apply Texture Paste using a Palette Knife. Remove the excess and stencil. Let dry. (If you don’t have a snow stencil then add some White Acrylic paint onto an Acrylic Block. Spray some water and mix it. Then using a Watercolor Brush splash it onto the Cardstock. This will create a snowy background. Let dry.) Once dry adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Party Accessories (Balloon die) x 7 using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere them together using Kid’s Choice Glue. Turn it around and adhere several strings in color grey. Use Kid’s Choice Glue then reinforce it with Clear Tape. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Polar Bear using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Diecut Party Accessories (party hat and trim dies) using Soft Blue Cardstock for the solid base and Silver Glitter Cardstock for the circles top piece and trim). Assemble and adhere the party hat to the Polar Bear’s head using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere it to the card front using Foam Tape making sure to adhere on top of the string ends to keep it secure.

Step 5 – Diecut Words 1 – Celebration using Soft Blue Cardstock x3 the words Happy and Birthday. Stack each layer using Kid’s Choice Glue and then adhere on top of the Balloons using Kid’s Choice Glue.

A birthday card does not always have to be about flowers, cakes and presents. Think of the season when that person’s birthday is in and create a card with that season. For instance a person’s birthday that lands in Fall you can create a Fall color scene background. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Jingle All The Way Card

January 4, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Before we get started I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and better days!

Today I am sharing a card combining different product from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I mixed Joset Designs, Sue Stamps and Planner Essentials to create this super cute Slimline Card. Below is the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 8 1/2”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4” x 8 1/4”. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using an ink applicator starting from the bottom in the lightest color. I used Tumbled GLass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. Optional – Add Gouache onto an acrylic block and spray it with a little water. Using a paintbrush splash onto the background created to give the illusion of snow. Let dry.

Step 3 – Stamp Hugs sentiment (Jingle All The Way) using Versamark onto the panel created from Step 2. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Planner Essentials 12 Arrow Page & Trees using Green Cardstock for the tree with holes, Red Metallic Cardstock for the solid tree and Gold Glitter Cardstock for the star. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Adventure Edges 2 using White Soft Finish Cardstock x 3 in different positions. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue layering each panel.

Step 6 – Diecut Jack Frost & Winter Accessories using White Soft Finish Cardstock for the snowman, Red and White Cardstock for the hat, Red for the scarf and black for the eyes and buttons, orange for the nose. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 – Diecut Penguin using Black and White Cardstock for the Penguin, orange for the feet and Blue for the scarf. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

I used the Red Metallic beneath the tree holes because when you move the card and the light hits it it gives the illusion of flashing lights. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Joset Designs

Winter Wishes And Snowflake Kisses Card

December 17, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Lately I have been combining Joset Designs with Art Journal Product. I absolutely love that the Art Journal Dies and Stamps can be used on Cards and Scrapbooking. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11” x 4 1/4”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Red Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Place the circle stencil from the Pattern Stencil Pack on top of the Cardstock. Apply Texture Paste over the stencil using a spatula. Remove the stencil and let dry. Repeat this step to the other half of the panel. Let dry. Adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim Red Cardstock to 4 1/2” x 3 1/4”. Apply Distress Ink Aged Mahogany to the edges. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Create A Wreath using Green and Brown Cardstock. For added interest apply Craft Drops Metallic Gold to the Green foliage and Craft Drops White, Pearl Rose and Metallic Gold to the berries. Let Dry. Adhere to top of card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Jack Frost and Winter Accessories (hat) in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Holiday Elf – Hers using various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 – Stamp Joyful Wishes Sentiment (Winter Wishes & Snowflake Kisses) to the inside of the card using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. (Normally I add the sentiment to the front but I didn’t want to cover the scene I created.)

I absolutely love the snow texture scene I created using the Pattern Stencil Pack and I will be using them more to create backgrounds for my cards. Below you will find a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting! My next post will be in January so I want to wish you all Happy Holidays!!!

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Joy ‘Tis The Season Card

December 2, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a super adorable Holiday card to share with you using the new Jack Frost and Winter Accessories dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11” x 4 1/4”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Jack Frost 2 times using White Soft Finish Cardstock for face and main body and Coloured Cardstock for the accessories. Diecut Winter Accessories (hat) in Coloured Cardstock. (Optional) for the trims on the hat and mitts use Glitter Cardstock for some added sparkle). Assemble using Kids Choice Glue and Tweezers and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Winter Sentiments (Joy) and Joyful Wishes (‘Tis The Season) using Versafine Onyx Black Ink using Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper. Diecut the sentiments and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

The new winter release has arrived. Below is a link to all the products used. Once the winter release is in the shop I will update the Product Link. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Joset Designs

Snowman Shaker Globe Card

November 19, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I am super excited to share a Shaker Card using the new winter release from Joset Designs. I absolutely love the new additions. I used Jack Frost Dies and Snow Globe dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own Snowman Shaker Globe Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish 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 Patterned Paper to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” and adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. (I used ModaScrap 6×6 Unconventional Xmas).

Step 3 – Diecut Snow Globe (frame) 2 times using Fun Foam and 1 time using Glitter Cardstock. Use the frame to trim out a window in acetate and a piece using Patterned Paper. Adhere the trimmed Patterned Paper using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and the 2 layers of Fun Foam diecuts using Kid’s Choice Glue. Add Sequins or Sprinkles to the middle and secure it with the trimmed Acetate window using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the Glitter diecut to the top using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Jack Frost in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Snow Globe (bottom base) using Blue Cardstock. Stamp Joyful Wishes Sentiment on the Snow Globe diecut using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

This was very quick and easy to put together and it almost feels like having the real deal. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Joset Designs

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! Slimline Card

November 3, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. With Slimline cards quickly becoming the go to size in card making I thought I would revisit product I already had in my stash originally intended for A2 size cards. I am so happy I did. I used the Holiday Birdhouse, Adventure Edges dies and the Joyful Wishes Sentiment Stamps. Below you will find the steps to create your own It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! Slimline Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 7″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim Gold Metallic Cardstock to 3″ x 8″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Adventure Edges (cloud die) using a scrap piece of Cardstock. Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 2 7/8″ x 7 7/8″. Place the cloud diecut on top of the blank cardstock and using a Blender Brush apply ink to the edges. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass for a soft subtle sky. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Holiday Birdhouse using Gold Metallic Cardstock for the ornament cord and Glitter Cardstock for the ornament lights. Assemble using tweezers and Kid’s Choice Glue. Diecut the rest of the Holiday Birdhouse images using various colors of Cardstock and assemble.

Step 5 – Stamp Joyful Wishes sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the bottom of the card front.

Step 6 – Adhere the ornaments to the top of the card front using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere the birdhouse using Foam Tape.

I hope you will give Slimline cards a try. It can be a little intimidating at first but once you do your first one you will love the real estate this size offers you. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Sue Smith Creative Designs

Winter Wishes Slimline Card

October 15, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Slimline cards are the rage right now and I will show you that dies originally made for A2 sized cards can be used on Slimline cards. I am using the Village Edges die as an example. Below you will find the steps to created your own Winter Wishes Slimline Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using a Foam Applicator starting a little bit past the half way with the lightest shade, then working up to darkest. Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot.

Step 3 – Diecut Village Edges 2 times for each die. One diecutting from the left and the second one from the right. Loosely layer first on the background created in Step 2 to see where the top one will be positioned. Adhere 1st layer (top) using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape, 2nd layer using Foam Tape, 3rd layer using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and last (bottom) layer using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Snow sentiment using Versamark to the panel created in Step 2. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool.

Step 5 – Optional – Apply Perfect Pearls in Gold onto an Acrylic Block, add a spritz of water, mix with a #2 paintbrush and tap the waterbrush onto the panel to create Gold Droplets. Keep repeating until you cover the panel. Let dry (it doesn’t take too long to dry). Adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colors and/or sentiment. For example color in the houses and change the sentiment to Congratulations on your new Home. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Hoppy Birthday Card

October 4, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. There is something soothing with ink blending. Joset Designs have 3 new background dies that is perfect for ink blending. Below you will find the steps to create your own Hoppy Birthday Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock 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 White Soft Finish Cardstock 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Apply Ink of your choice using a Blending Brush in various shades of Green. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Frog using Green Cardstock. (Black for the medium size eyes and mouth and Red for the tongue. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Set aside.

Step 4 – Diecut Once Upon A Time Accessories using various colours of Cardstock. Assemble mushroom and flower using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere the Mushroom, Frog and Flower using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Stamp Prince and Frog using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on Cream Cardstock. Trim and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colours and/or sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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