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Happy Friday!! Sharing a card today for Gerda Steiner Designs using the spooktacular new Ghosts stamp set! These are the most adorable little ghosts! I just love their expressions!

You can create the funniest little scenes with them and this set includes some super cute birthday sentiments too for your October birthdays. Love that they can be used for more than just Halloween.

That said, I couldn’t wait to make this funny Halloween card and I can’t get enough of that terrified looking ghost! I guess the witch hats are scaring him pretty good.


I started by cutting a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock 4″ x 8 1/4″ and die-cutting a circle from Eclipse masking tape for the moon. I then began blending Broken China Distress ink around the circle to create that glow. Next, I worked from the outside edges of the cardstock towards the moon with Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress inks making sure not to blend over the Broken China. I spritzed a little Perfect Pearls mixed with water to add a few sparkling stars.

I used a paintbrush and watered down Hickory Smoke Distress ink for the craters on the moon and then used a bat stencil from Simon Says Stamp with black modeling paste for a little dimension.

I die-cut a Tim Holtz Gothic Gate die from black cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a shiny metallic look. This stamp set has a “boo!” sentiment included, but I decided to use a big alphabet die and colored the die-cut letters with Copics for lots of impact. (this alphabet is the new Tim Holtz “Handmade” Sizzix die)


I colored all of the images with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are also coordinating dies to this set available HERE. The pumpkins are from the new “Pumpkin Bear” Gerda Steiner stamps that I’ll be working with very soon. Love how easy it is to mix and match the Gerda Steiner stamps from various sets.

Hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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OMG. It moose be your birthday!

Happy Friday! Sharing a card today using a new stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs that will be released in the next few days. This set is called “Moose Love” and there’s a bunch to love about it!

The expression on this moose just cracks me up and the sentiments in this set are so versatile. You can use these stamps for  Christmas, Birthday and everyday love cards.



We are still in the heat of Summer here and I can’t wait for the change of season, so I used some Fall colors on this and I love how they coordinate with the colors of the moose.

I’ve Copic colored the moose and some birch tree and wild greenery die-cuts from MFT. I fussy cut the moose out, but there will also be coordinating dies available to this set when it’s released.


I’ve matted the background piece on a Lawn Fawn patterned paper from my stash that I think really ties the colors together and adds a little extra to the card.

Hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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You Always Make Me Smile!

Hi there! I’ve got a fun pop-up box card to share today using the new A Whale of a Time stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs! When I first saw this set, I immediately thought how perfect it is for a dimensional card like this.


I made my own box card by scoring and cutting 2 pieces of cardstock and adhering them together in the same way that the various box card dies out there are designed.  I have the Lawn Fawn pop-up box card die which is sized at A2, but I wanted a larger one to fit the large whale in this stamp set better so I made one that folds flat to a 5×7 card size.

It’s really hard to see in this photo, but the fish and whales are floating along with the help of thin acetate strips that I’ve adhered to the die-cut waves above them. The starfish and water spout are also suspended with acetate.

I’ve Copic colored a few Lawn Fawn palm tree die-cuts and I’ve also used a few stamps from some of the other summer releases from Gerda Steiner Designs. The little fish are from the Deeply set, the coral is from the Big Bite stamp set and the seaweed way in the background is from the Oh Manatee set.

I’ve decorated the sides and back of the box with paper from my stash and left plenty of space on the back of the card to write a message to the recipient.

It’s been so long since I’ve made a box card like this that I forgot how fun they are to make!

Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

You’re Such a Fun Friend!

Happy Friday! Sharing a card today using the new A Whale of a Time stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs. I just love these stamps! Look at that cute octopus!

I kept this one pretty simple to let these cute sea critters take center stage. I’ve inked a background panel with Broken China Distress ink and then inked a Hero Arts Waves stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

I die-cut the top panel using a Memory Box Ocean Collage die and before adhering these 2 pieces to the card front, I heat embossed the sentiment from this stamp set making sure it was positioned in the die-cut area of the top panel.


I colored the stamped images with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are also coordinating dies to this set available HERE.

To finish it off, I Copic colored an Elizabeth Craft Designs coral die-cut for a little extra interest on the card.

I’ll be sharing another fun card using this stamp set on Monday. Probably one of my very favorite ocean themed stamp sets this year!

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Catch a Wave!

Happy Friday! I’ve got another card today using the new Catch a Wave stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs. I just love this cool little surfer duck!

I wanted this to have a Polynesian feel to it with a hint of retro surfer vibe. I’ve used a Plaid Folk Art “Pineapple” stencil on the background inked with Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks. I then die-cut a few palm trees from Lawn Fawn and colored them with Copics.


I’ve colored the little duck and beach sign with Copics and fussy cut them out. Once I adhered them to the card base, I added the ground line under the sign with a Copic multi-liner and added just a bit of shading with Copics.



I’ve also popped up the duck with dimensional foam adhesive to bring him out from the background just a bit.

Hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend!

Gerda Steiner Designs

You Blow My Mind!

Hi there! Sharing a card today here and on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog using the new Big Bite stamp set. I just love this pufferfish!

I’ve been having a lot of fun with watercolors lately and they work so well for ocean themed cards. I created a splashy background for this little guy using Dr. Ph Martin’s liquid radiant watercolors in Turquoise Blue, Norway Blue and Calypso Green.  I painted a second piece of watercolor cardstock with Chartreuse and die-cut the piece using the Memory Box “Loopy Rings” die.


I colored the pufferfish and coral from this set with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are coordinating dies to these stamps in the GSD shop HERE.

To finish, I heat embossed this cute sentiment from the set using detail white embossing powder and die-cut the sentiment with an MFT sentiment strip die-namics.

I’ll be back soon sharing inspiration with some more new stamps from GSD!

Hope you enjoyed!

Gerda Steiner Designs

Take a Big Bite!

Happy Friday, everyone! I took a bit of a Summer break for the past few weeks, but I’m back today sharing a new card for Gerda Steiner Designs featuring a new stamp set coming soon to the shop! This one is called “Big Bite” and it’s another fabulous ocean themed set!

I’ve used Distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers for the water and Antique Linen for the sand. I then added some texture to the sand using Copics.



I’ve colored all of the images with Copics and fussy cut them out. The seaweed is from the Oh, Manatee stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs, but all of the other images are included in this new set. I just love the cute sharks and that pufferfish!

Hope you have a great weekend! It’s going to be a really hot one here, so I plan to get crafty.

Be sure to keep a lookout for this new stamp set coming soon!

Gerda Steiner Designs

Deeply Grateful for your Friendship

Happy Saturday! I’m absolutely LOVING the new summer stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs! I’ve used the new Deeply stamp set on my card today and these stamps are so fun and cute to work with!

To create an underwater scene, I cut a piece of watercolor cardstock 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and then played with Dr. Ph. Martin’s radiant liquid watercolors in Turquoise Blue, Juniper Green and Jungle Green. I cut a 5 1/2″ strip of black and white polkadot patterned paper and adhered both pieces to my card base.

I stamped the sentiment from this set and then used a Memory Box “Bubbles” stencil and Copic markers in BG11 and BG10 for a whimsical touch. I’ve also added some glossy accents to the bubbles for shine.


I colored these cuties with Copics and fussy cut them out. I love the bright colors against the turquoise waters.I can’t decide which is my favorite. Look at that jellyfish?! Also love that you can add that little bear waving from the porthole if you like. Too cute!

Hope you enjoyed and I can’t wait to share more new stamp arrivals from Gerda Steiner Designs in the next few weeks!

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Stay Cool!

Happy Friday! I’m in full Summer card making mode, so when I saw this new Catch a Wave stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs, I was giddy! How cool is this little dude?!

I kept this pretty clean and simple and started by die-cutting a background panel from white cardstock and inking a waves stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I die-cut a circle from white cardstock and drew the beach lines with a Copic multi-liner pen. I masked the area before inking the ocean behind with Broken China distress ink. I also used a La-La Land Crafts waves stencil with Peacock Feathers distress ink.

I then masked the ocean portion and inked the beach with Old Paper distress ink adding Copic shading in areas with E44, E43, and E42.

I used a Copic multi-liner to free hand a few accents on the surfboards before coloring the images with Copics. Be sure if you add any accents to your stamped images and you plan on coloring them with Copic markers that you use a Copic safe pen or you’ll ruin your markers!

For a little extra tropical vibe, I Copic colored a leaf and hibiscus die-cut from my stash.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the set in Versamark on black cardstock and heat embossed with Wow! detail white embossing powder and then hand cut it.

Hope you have a great weekend and get a little crafty time in too!


Gerda Steiner Designs



Happy Friday! Sharing a card here today using this adorable little frog from the newest Gerda Steiner Designs
“Frogs” stamp set!

I just love that this set included a little crown and the “Smooch!” sentiment. Too cute!!

I used one of my favorite color schemes on this one and started by inking the background with Evergreen Bough and then added a little bit of Broken China Distress ink in a few areas. I stamped the frog on the lily pad 4 times and colored the lily pads with Copics. I then cut just a portion of them and adhered them around the outside to create the pond scene.

For the center image, I stamped the crown first and then masked it and stamped the frog on the lily pad. I then masked the frog on the lily pad and stamped the lily pad again (upside down) behind the frog. Say that again 10 times. Lol!

I thought it would be fun to have a bunch of large bright lilies floating in the scene, but I didn’t have a large lily stamp or die. What to do?!

So…I used a palm tree die in my stash and layered some extra fronds on top after I colored all of the pieces with Copics. I really love how they turned out! He looks happy with it too.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!