Friday, May 31, 2013

Freebie Friday

This week's freebie is another one for butterfly fans.  And who doesn't love gorgeous butterflies?  This printable is great for cards, ATCs, and layouts. 
If you prefer the pdf file you can download it here

Christine created a card today using a part of the printable.  Don't you just love these beautiful butterflies!?!  And backed by one of our cardstock doilies adds just the right elegant touch!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gears ATC Shrine by Dawn

Dawn with you today!  I recently hosted my first ATC swap.The variety and the diversity of the ATCs submitted was incredible. I got the idea to do the ATC swap because Gina's Designs sells these beautiful ATC shrines and I wanted some cards to put in the one I recently altered. Gina's Designs has many different styles available.

I covered this ATC shrine with Tattered Angels "Naturally Aged Paint System - Bare Metal." I sprayed a set of chipboard gears with the same Tattered Angles mists and adhered them to the shrine. Very simple and easy! 

ATC Box - Gears DDR 2 Edit ATC Box - Gears DDR 1 Edit

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Birds of a Feather Layout by Nancy

It's Wednesday and it's Nancy blogging with you today!  This layout features my cat "Timothy" who loves bird-watching from the wire enclosure outside his window.  This is one of the many outdoor enclosures we had built for the enjoyment of our multi-cat family and to keep them safe from harms way.  I used tons of chipboard embellishments from Gina's Designs on this one, including many of our newer items in the store.
My inspiration for this layout in both design and color comes from the very talented Charlotte aka Suepup sketch 0513.

Supplies Used:
Items from the Bird watching shape set
Border sticks (this one in heart shape, other styles are available)
For the birds shape set (I used the nest and eggs from this set)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Dawn

Dawn joining you today and I have a great project to share with you today! It is Gina's Designs' mini album display case. You can do so much with this display case - I had fun creating it. It is about 4.5" deep by 4.75" wide by 5.5" tall. It comes with the four mini albums and a little drawer which you assemble. The directions are included in the package. I followed the directions step by step and it worked out great! I have included a couple pictures below of what the albums look like at various steps to supplement the directions.

Mini Album Display Hinge

Mini Album Display Pages

Mini Album Display - Designs By Dawn Rene

Mini Album Display - Designs By Dawn Rene

Mini Album Display - Designs By Dawn Rene

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Heidi

Hello everyone it is Heidi with my mini album display box! This is a cute, fun and easy project.  Honestly, it only took a couple hours to complete all of this so do not be intimidated.   It comes with supplies to make 4 albums (as you will see I have made 2 of them).
Is this little drawer not the cutest? I lined mine with one of the little doilies and filled it with vintage charms.  The little know is Tim Holtz of course, I love so many of his items with these Off the Page items. 

One can never ever have enough of these fabulous doilies!!!  

 I decided to lightly decorate the sides of the display box with some distress ink and dressforms.
Here are the little albums that I put together and decorated.  The albums are little accordian style so you have the chipboard album and then you can add pages.

Supplies Used:
 Hinge straps
  Words & Phrases I
 Fashion Cameos
 Dress Forms

I do hope you enjoy this project as much as I have- it really is a little treasure to keep or give away! 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Kathi

Hi Gina's Designs Readers!  Kathi visiting with you today and sharing my Mini Album Display Case.  I used Graphic 45 papers from several of the collections and Used Recollection Bling/Ivory Pearls with a hand made flower. 


Thanks for stopping in today! 

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Shanna

Are you enjoying seeing the variety of Mini Album Display cases?  Shanna, up today with my Mini Album Display case.  I decorated mine with Prima Ladybird collection, Prima embellishments and some bling.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Freebie Friday - Enjoy The Journey

This week we are featuring a printable for our friends who are doing a "Project Life" style book.  These cards are perfect for journaling the everyday happenings or highlighting a special occasion.
If you prefer the pdf file you can download it here.

Here's a sample card from Christine using one piece of the printable and a cardstock doily. available in our store.

And a Project Life sample using the rest of the printable and pieces from the Delicate Frames & Ornaments Shape Set and The Build a Layout Romance Set

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Lisa

Hi Everyone! It's Lisa here today and I am sharing my mini album display case.
 I had such a great time creating this project and I know you will too! This beautiful piece Gina designed houses four little mini albums.
I covered mine in Bo Bunny Mama Razzi Papers and inked all the edges. Gina's 
Miniature Bookplates Shapes gave the binders of my mini albums a special touch. I dabbed Tim Holtz distress paints on the chipboard bookplates in two different colors.

I added a button for my drawer pull and covered wooden spools in matching paper for my feet.

The top of my case was covered in flowers and butterflies!
I used Gina's Hinge Straps on the sides of the box. I covered them in modeling paste and then went over them with gesso. While the gesso was set I sprinkled on distress embossing powder and heat set it.
This is the back of the display case with a sweet butterfly and some bling!
Here is a photo of one of the little minis! Isn't it too cute!

I hope you enjoyed my project and don't forget to stop by the shop and pick up one of these cases for yourself!

Supplies Used

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Marjolaine

Marjolaine here today with my mini album display case from Gina's Designs

Since I was itching for a little mixed media I decided to paint my display case and albums but I'm thinking that it would also be fun to alter this piece with scrapbooking paper. 

I started off by covering the surfaces with music sheets and Mod Podge.

I sanded some of the rougher edges.

Covered the whole thing with gesso.

Added some bold colors of paint.

Stamped on some scraps of paper.

Cut my images out.

Added some texture by randomly stamping all over the case.

Adhered my flowers with Mod Podge.

Added more paint!

Painted the edges black.

Ripped some stems and leaves out of scraps of paper.

Outlined my stems and leaves with a green Big Brush Marker.

And Outlined all my flowers with a black pen.
I did much of the same on the albums but I haven't finished the inside yet. That will have to be for another day!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Rashida

Hello everyone, Rashida with you today and I’m posting my Mini Album Display case from Gina’s Designs. I embellished it using Nancy’s Garden Flourishes 2, Cardstock Doily Set IntricatesNancy’s Garden Lamppost, Gina’s Designs Butterflies & DragonfliesFiligree frames and Gina's Dress Forms. The large butterfly and most of the flowers are from Michaels. The trims and ribbons are from Hobby Lobby.
If you would like to see more photos hop on over to my blog where there are a lot.  Thanks so much fo stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Mini Album Display Case

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mini Album Display Case by Deann

Hi Gina's Designs fans!  This week we are going to be sharing several interpretations of Gina's lovely Mini Album Display cases.  Have a look at it in the will be amazed what the designers came up with!  Kicking it off with you today is Deann!
I love the bottom drawer to store extra goodies like buttons!

I used seam binding for the pulls on the albums.

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