Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 2 of sneaks: GinaK style

Wow!
Thank you all so much who left me the most wonderful comments yesterday.
The comments really lifted me up, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Are you ready for more Ginak sneaks today?
First up, is a set called Hopeful Hearts.
I was drawn to this heart image, so I stamped the heart in different shades of red ink, then cut them out (yes, with scissors, I actually like fussy cutting).  Before I adhered them down onto the card stock, I crumpled them up a bit.  How?  Squishing them with my hand lol.  No tool needed :)  They looked too clean, un-crumpled.  Red & Yellow is my favorite color combination, so I added some yellow bakers twine around the card and tied a pretty bow over the heart.  Now, isn't that sentiment fantastic?  I think it is, I kind of love it.  To finish off the card I rounded the corners.


Now this next set is dynomite!  No seriously it is lol...it is called Dino-mite, sorry I just love puns :)  Having a 10 year old son, this is going to be a great arsenal to have in my stamp supplies.  Do you know how many times I have needed a dinosaur set, and not had one?  Too many times.  I can even see myself coloring in the dinosaurs in a pink color, for all of those little girls in my life.

Anyhow, for this project I created a gift bag/treat bag/mystery grab bag, whatever you want to call it.  Hey, kids love this kind of stuff, especially if it is personalized.  I remember as a child, nothing had my name on it.  It was always such a let down to never see my name, "Latisha," but my brother Tim, well they always had everything in his name, like the license plates for your bikes, or the key chains or pencils.  He had won the name lottery, and I didn't lol.  Sorry, I just got off on a childhood scar, that obviously has not healed hee!  My point is, there are a lot of kids out there with funky names, who will never see their name on anything in a store.  So if possible, I always try to personalize things for my children's friends.  This project does not have a name on it I know, I just didn't have anyone in mind when I made it.  But, now I can think of a dozen little boys I could give a treat too.  Oh well.  
To re-create something like this, just grab any ole brown paper bag you have, some pattern paper & ribbon.  If you want it a little more fancy, grab some of your favorite Spellbinder die templates.  Nothing fancy went into this bag.  To give you a little tip/pointer, if you want to add a bow or ribbon to the front of a bag, tie the ribbon around the pattern paper before you adhere it.  Then you can add a little tag to the bow, like I did.  Easy peasy...and yes, you can do this too!


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  • 158 comments:

    Tami Mayberry said...

    awesome job! Love the layers of hearts and touch of yellow! Glad to have you joining us this month.

    catdidit said...

    LOVE how you did the hearts! love that 'crumpled' look! And the dino bag, too cute!!

    "Di," said...

    Love the distressed hearts! Dino is darling!

    Mary said...

    beautiful! love all those hearts! you REALLY love fussy cutting don't you? :-) Nice job on both cards!

    Tina Gilliland said...

    Beautiful designs!!! So glad you joined us this month!! Very nicely done!

    victoriadowns66 said...

    love your cards! I like how you used just a small piece of the dinasaur. I would have never thought to do that.

    Carla S. said...

    Fantastic projects, Latisha! I love the crumpled hearts! The dino treat bag is too cute!

    Lorraine said...

    Your card is beautiful and love your little dino gift bag!

    Becky said...

    Beautiful card and adorable bag.

    Barb said...

    love these cards--I really like the look of the hearts!

    Jenny McGee said...

    Great projects. Love the sentiment in the first card. Thanks for sharing.

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Wonderful job - love the bag!

    Melanie said...

    love the crumple, that is a great look!!

    love the tag, too it rocks, hee!

    Miesje said...

    Love those hearts!!! Awesome card. The dino bag is too darn cute! Love what you did with these!

    Theresa Momber said...

    Love the layered hearts and that dino bag is sooo cute! Love it!

    Teri said...

    These are just too cute!

    Leslie said...

    Great job- just love them

    Sharri said...

    Beautiful card and such a fun gift bag!

    Designs By Sky said...

    fantastic! TFS

    judybob3 said...

    Really cute!! Love the color choices on the Dino-mite!

    Alice said...

    Great job as guest designer so far this month -- and you're just getting started! Love your card and treat bag.

    Bill Burton said...

    Great ideas, Latisha! Love how you did it.

    Nana Donna said...

    your cards are fabulous, TFS

    Claudine Poch said...

    Awesome card and project! Fabulous!

    Sharon Mattingly said...

    Liked both your cards.
    And especially liked the colors on the dino card.

    seamom said...

    I'm with you re th Dino-Mite set! It is just TOO cute! I love both of your creations. Very clever how you crumpled the hearts to take away the "new" look. I like the result!
    OK! "YOU ROCK" like the stamp and the gift bag says! Super cute!

    Darla said...

    Great cards Latisha!!! I have to agree how awful it is as a kid to see those personalized things everywhere and just HAVEing to check to see if yours is there only to find it isn't .... AGAIN!! Or worse yet getting a card with the wrong name or misspelled name on it (people have a tendency to think Darla is short for Darlene or better yet that the invite their child received was a typo and it must be Carla!! still have a bag my babysitter from my childhood had my name sewn onto for me!! Yeah I'm not scarred by it either hahaha

    Anyways great cards and love that crumpled heart card!!

    naneruth said...

    These are great! Love the simplicity of both cards but how nice they are when done.

    Die Cut Lady said...

    I love the way you tied up the hearts!

    whitneymaryann said...

    Awesome heart card. And love the grab bag idea.

    Jackie said...

    What beautiful projects thanks for sharing.

    Judy Shuck said...

    Fabulous, such inspiration!!

    Tami said...

    WOW- I am in awe of what you did with Tami's set! I LOVE that sentiment!

    colleen said...

    Hey! I'm so glad you could join us this month...congrats!

    That heart card blows me away... super creative! And the dino bag... LOVE it!

    Cynthia said...

    Both are very cute designs, Latisha.

    Leigh M said...

    Very cute, Latisha. Thanks so much for sharing.

    carpediem said...

    great projects! - the dino bag is so cute! laura

    Vickie Kertz said...

    CUTE!!!! TFS

    terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

    Love the valentine card!

    Barb A. said...

    Love the hearts on the card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut 67114 at g mail dot com

    Donna Phelan said...

    Great grouping of all of those hearts! And that dino tag, 2 cute!

    scootsv said...

    Very nice cards. I like how you wrinkled the hearts and seemed to tie them to the card. TFS

    Nancy R Grimes said...

    Dino looks good with the dp. Cute card

    paradise45 said...

    Very cute cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Linda Marie said...

    Congratulations on being a guest designer. Love your work.
    Linda Selymes

    Carol said...

    Great cards. Love them.

    Christine from FL said...

    Love your heart card and your dino card is so cute!

    AJ said...

    T- I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dino bag!! :) that's freakin' too cute!! the kids would love that in their backpacks!! ;)

    Rhonda said...

    I love both designs. The heart card is really special.

    Holly Hickman said...

    Love the heart card. They look like they are being held in a loving embrace.

    --Marcy said...

    Some great stuff Latisha! It will be super fun to see your continued work!

    Barbara W. said...

    Love both card ideas.

    Sandra said...

    love your style!
    Sandra ltb

    Paula Laird said...

    These are fabulous! The bakers twine is such a perfect touch on the heart card!

    Lindy said...

    Wonderful gift bag!! I like it when people do things other than cards! Great ideas!!

    Lagene said...

    Latisha, I Love your "crumpled heart" card! And your treat bag is fantastic! Love your name and the fantastic idea to add personalized names to tags & cards! I suffered from the same childhood delema since my name is Lagene, ha ha!

    Anonymous said...

    Love both of the cards. The hearts card is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

    Threadlooper said...

    love the lapped hearts idea and the dino bag will be great for those school treats!

    Kay S said...

    Love the line up of hearts and that you gave them a bit of a distressed look. I like the unexpectedness of the yellow twine, too! Your Dino card is adorable! Love how you just used his cute little head on the nestie label and then hung the label from the bow. Cute, cute!

    Patricia said...

    Love the hearts and how you put them together. Love your dino bag.

    Purrfect Paper Creations said...

    Great cards, very fun!

    Chris L.

    Auntie Em said...

    Love the lassoed hearts and the dino on the tag is so cute! Great colour choices.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

    ms Joyce said...

    You ROCK with both presentations. Love the hearts in abundance and the (?) bag is sooooo very cute.
    TFS

    Diana said...

    Beautiful heart card and adorable dino card, loved the designs and colors

    Carolina said...

    Your heart card is just darlin' and your dino tag on that beautiful bag is just perfect in every way - LOVE it!!!

    RuthAnn said...

    The layered hearts are so terrific, great card. The Dino is
    really cute. Thanks for sharing.

    juelt said...

    One of my favorite things bags!! I wonder if I was a bag lady in another life - tee hee!! Nice- I will be lifting this idea!

    mema said...

    Awesome cards..love the hearts and Dino
    Pam
    aka mema

    Mary Friederichsen said...

    Love your Heart card! All the layers of hearts! and of course I love that quote also.
    Your Dino gift bag is adorable!
    I think I NEED (haha) both of these sets!
    Thank you for sharing, Happy New Year!

    Colorado Crafter said...

    Great cards!! TFS!!

    Karen said...

    Very nice!

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    These are adorable Latisha - I see I am not the only one who loves yummy twine! ;) I like the way you budnled all those hearts together, giving them a great big 'hug'. Look forward to seeing what you create for us tomorrow!

    Sharon Peele said...

    Latisha, I like the crinkle look! would have never thought to do that! And your Dino treat bag is just too cool!!! Love your work and Thanks so much!!

    Karen said...

    Oh my gosh how cute :)

    Golda said...

    Great cards. I love how you use scissors and your hands! It is great how you used a bow on the dinosaur card. It works great together.

    Lea L. said...

    These are wonderful cards, Latisha! I haven't had a chance to post yet, so I wanted to congratulate you on your Gina K guest DT spot! That is super exciting! ♥♥♥

    Booknplays said...

    I'm sure the boys will love getting their gift bags. So cute. And I really love the heart card...using a bunch of hearts is something I would not have thought of, but I love it!

    Joanna said...

    I'm really excited about this new dino set and I like how you used it on the bag--very clean and simple--and stunning. Thanks for sharing!

    Catherine Kraft said...

    Love your Valentine’s card. The circle of silver really makes everything pop and love the way you bring in the different polka dots – ribbon, embossed background (have to admit polka dots are one of my favorites!!

    Blessings
    Catherine
    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

    Catherine Kraft said...

    Sorry about the above comment......I was coping and paste and it didn't save the right comment.........red faced!! Here is the correct one!! LOL!

    I love your simple, but elegant heart card. The layered hearts are so cute and the simple addition of the yellow and white twine really adds to it. Your gift bad is absolutely adorable and definitely says “BOY”. I really like the striped paper with the scalloped edge and the nestie tag…never think to use a partial image. Maybe a goal for me this year, to use partial images! Wonderful projects!

    Blessings,
    Catherine
    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

    Jenny H. said...

    Wonderful designs! Thank you!

    Pati said...

    Wow, I love the CAS heart card and your treat bag!! I had a similar issue with my name. Mine isn't as unique as yours but it's not common to spell with only one T! I like having a unique spelling but my initials PAM were more common so I got a few things with PAM, unless we were at a craft fair where they were writing (or carving) the names on things as requested. I still have my specially carved wood key chain with my name on it : )

    Donna said...

    Love your take on this card, great paper your chose, this could even be sent to a teenager or adult, seems very warm, don't quite know how to express myself sometimes, really like the card, hows that!!

    calamity jane said...

    Absolutely LOVE your heart card..and Dino is too cute!!!

    Ravengirl said...

    Super cute! I feel your pain, growing up with the name of Toni. And then, I went ahead and did the same thing to my daughter, Raven! What was I thinking! I can personalize, though!

    Audrey said...

    You did an awesome job on these 2 cards. I love how everyone had a different take on how o use these sets. Gives tons of ideas and inspiration.
    God Bless

    Mary Anne / MA54K said...

    Two totally awesome cards! The grouping of hearts is perfection!

    THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

    Last but not least for sure! I love the way you stacked the hearts, and I love the little dino bag, cute cute idea. Great work!

    Karen said...

    Darling cards. I especially like the way you "bundled up" the hearts with the twine.

    Inge said...

    They are fabulous!!!

    Donna said...

    Love your vibrant colors and the beautiful heart card and sentiment. Thanks for guest designing and inspiring all of us!

    Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

    Hey girl!! LOVE these cutie cards! Will I see you at CHA???

    Giovana said...

    Beautiful cards Latisha!!

    Pat Jandacek said...

    Nice card and the gift bag is fabulous, I mean, Dino-Mite!

    Deb said...

    What a great idea on the dino set...too cute. The heart card is very pretty.

    Cathy said...

    Love the hearts card! Beautiful! And that dino bag is adorable!

    Jan Castle said...

    Boy did you have fun cutting out all those hearts! Let's see, now that took how long???? Nicely done!
    Dino is cute, cute, cute!

    sghay said...

    Both are very pretty. Love your choice of background paper too.

    Shirley B said...

    Great cards

    Gayle C. said...

    Both of your samples are extremely clever. I love the treat bag and the partial use of dino and all that cutting...you have patience and it shows.

    stampqueen said...

    Love the line of layered heart - with a touch of distressing - perfect!!!
    Your dino bag is really cute!!!

    lesleybliss said...

    These are great, love the idea of mulitple hears and the colours in the Dino card. Thanks for sharing

    Robin said...

    I love the hearts!

    Terri E. said...

    I'm really liking your use of bakers twine.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

    Sue D said...

    I like all the hearts on your card and the striped paper is perfect with the dinosaur.

    Lori said...

    Beautiful heart card and your dino card is so cute!!

    Marsha said...

    What fabulous cards !!!

    Holly AKA KopyKat said...

    These are so adorable, love them

    Debbie said...

    The gift bag is awesome!

    Lina said...

    Love all the layered hearts and the dino bag is really cute!

    Tessa said...

    Congrats on the guest dt spot!!!! I love your crumpled heart card!!!! And the dino bag is adorable!!! Great job!

    De said...

    Loved your heart card....I too like fussy cutting and do quite a bit. The dino bag is a cute idea.

    dawna said...

    Awww... I love the bundled love!

    Anonymous said...

    i love BOTH of your cards and must agree that the saying on the heart card is absolutely PERFECT!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    Artistic Angel said...

    Your cards are beautiful! I wish I had time to make beautiful cards like yours. Thanks for sharing.

    jazy1m said...

    Love your cards. They are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

    Virginia's Designs said...

    Wow what great cards, We are certainly blessed to have you on board. TFS

    Blogs said...

    What a great way to end the blog trip! Your cards are absolutely AMAZING!

    d

    Kary said...

    Beautiful hearts card!! I love the idea of crumpled hearts all together tied with the baker's twine. And the dinosaur gift bag is SO cute - love the colours. Any boy would love it!!

    Sharon said...

    What a cheerful lively use of the dino stamp. Your colors and composition rock. And that gold ribbon - Wow, it really makes the whole card wonderful.

    JaniceAileen said...

    Oooh, love what you did with Tami's heart! And the dino bag is too cute!

    sue bridges said...

    Such an original!!

    janagain said...

    Your Valentine is FABULOUS!!! I love it!

    Lynn Coates said...

    I like the way the little dino is just "hanging" around. Beautiful heart card.

    Carol said...

    So adorable! Loving the new stamps!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    klarcher said...

    Terrific

    Janeen said...

    what a great idea to cut all those hearts out like that. thank you for sharing.

    scalder said...

    Welcome and great cards! Yup, I agree 10 year old boys will LOVE cards made with the dinos:)

    Sonia said...

    What a cute dino card- I love that you made it stand up on a base! I really love your heart card! Thanks for sharing!

    Connie C said...

    Oh, Latisha, you've done it again!! The hearts are just too perfect! I love the overall effect of simplicity and surprise. And the gift bag is both simple and superb. My 4 year old grandson reviewed all the blogs with me this morning and I don't need to tell you that he loved the dinos most! He is now insisting that he gets to have a dino theme for his next birthday party. Wouldn't a whole set of these grab bags make great party gifts for the kids, stuffed with little prizes? I'll have to CASE this idea of yours, and will do that happily!! Thanks. The dino stamp set is definitely on the purchase list. :-)

    Barbara540 said...

    What a clever idea for the treat bag!

    Sue VanDeVusse said...

    That heart card is super cool and your dino is so cute. Love your use of the baker's twine on these.

    Marilyn L. said...

    You make my heart flutter with such an adorable heart designed card. Love the dino too.

    Kelly said...

    Love both cards! I really love the sentiment on the first one--especially given that it's from Christopher Reeve. I love the way you used a partial image on the dino card!

    marilynwillauer said...

    Cute cards, love the colors you used!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year!!!

    Verona said...

    My word for the year is "HOPE". I will need to buy the stamps you used. I had not remembered that quote. I'm printing your card off to put on my bulletin board. It is so neat.

    Chris said...

    Awesome samples! I love the Heart card - and that sentiment is perfect! The dinosaur goodie bag is perfect.

    Valerie said...

    Your bag is great. Nice job on the card too.

    Anonymous said...

    love your heart card. and yes pink dino's will be all the rage! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cathy R

    Melayne said...

    Very cute. Love the color combination.

    Sheahasu said...

    I love the crumpled hearts. Totally different than anything else I saw tonight. Great idea, yest so simple!

    Nan G said...

    Yes, you ROCK, Latisha! Love those crumpled hearts!

    Ga said...

    Luv the hearts and the adorable dinosaur. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jennie said...

    Love those crumpled hearts Latisha!! And the dino tag is just perfect, great design and tip!!! You ROCK...
    I had one of those standard names, could find it EVERYWHERE, just thought it was so boring :o)

    Kris said...

    Love that heart card! I never thought of crumpling them before! Too fun!
    And I know what you mean about names... mine is always spelled wrong! lol TFS!
    Off to the next blog!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

    Ancient Elf said...

    Love the Dino treat bag, and your heart card is stunning. I like the little touch of yellow.

    Cheryl G said...

    Very nice!!

    Elizabeth said...

    Great job! I love the stamps and what you've done with them :)

    sandi said...

    absolutely gorgeous.

    JessicaK said...

    Oooh, love your hopeful hearts - every single layer! :D

    bean said...

    love, love, LOVE the layered hearts!

    Betty Neville said...

    Wonderful projects Latisha! Love your bundle of hearts; and your treat bag is adorable!

    gale.sewell said...

    great job on the hearts, simple but elegant. the bag is cute as well. Congrats on being the designer this month, hope you enjoy every minute of it.

    alethea said...

    Love your cards!! I cut everything out by hand! I don't have any fancy machines to that for me but I actually enjoy cutting the images out!!

    Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

    Totally chic design with the crumpled hearts!!! And the dino treat bag is just tooooo cute...love that twine!!

    Deb said...

    Love your use of the twine on the cards, and your heart card Georgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh if I dont win a set, i will just have to purchase it!!!!

    Luv 2 Create said...

    Dino is just to cute! Love the hearts.
    Marcie

    Susan said...

    The heart card with sentiment is fabulous. I think any child would love the dinosaur treat bag -- so cute!

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