Thursday, September 3, 2020

Simple Repeatable Holiday Cards + Gina K Stamptember Exclusive!

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I have had such a shocking realization today.

I was talking to a neighbor on Facebook today - she owns chickens and ducks and geese, so it was bird talk - and I was telling her about the goose named Jack that lived at my preschool. Now he was a goose, so he bit us a lot, but the upside was we got to learn about birds. 

And we got eggs.

And as soon as I told her that, I realized my entire life was a lie.

Why did "Jack" lay eggs??? WHO WAS JACK?

My parents never questioned it either! We all just enjoyed Jack's eggs with not a care in the world!

This is not the right year to be receiving such shocking realizations. We have enough going on.

So I'm just going to fast forward to the holidays and we aren't going to speak of this again.

I send out a LOT of holiday cards - hundreds! So I love repeatable designs that hold up well in the mail, and lucky for me - clean and simple is my style anyway.

So I have clean, easy and repeatable holiday cards for you today with this beautiful collaboration set between Simon Says Stamp and Gina K.

For the first card, I used red and green - which you know I never do for holiday cards, but I bridged the gap for a partial rainbow and ended up loving it! I just incremented the distance in my MISTI for precise spacing. So fun. Inks used are below!

I LOVE that this set has Christmas and Hanukkah sentiments - I feel like Hanukkah doesn't get enough stampy love! I chose Distress Oxides for the swirly snowflake stamp - in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch. I swiped the Tumbled Glass across my card base for a distressed look under the card panel. I added these sequins for a little sparkle. 

Gina K Designs Stamptember 2020...
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Gina K Designs Tangerine Twist Ink
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Gina K Designs KEY LIME Premium Dye...
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
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Studio Katia CRYSTAL CLEAR Fusion...
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Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
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Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
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Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
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The images are so perfect for just general winter (for those of you who experience that :) ) cards or for holiday cards, and the bold, clean style is so very perfectly Gina.

I love that Stamptember is like a crafty advent calendar - each day we open a little door to a fun surprise. If you have a moment, please wish my friend Heidi a happy birthday - it is today, and I love this woman - she is such a little ball of energy and joy and I miss her. If you want to mail her a card, you can do so here:

Heidi Crowl
C/O Simon Says Stamp
44 Lazelle Road
Columbus, OH 43235


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  1. Maybe Jack was short for Jackie or Jacqueline!

  2. Bright and happy card. BTW it was Jac for Jaquilin

  3. Stamptember IS like an advent calendar! You are SO clever! Love both of these cards.

  4. I just love this stamp set. They were sold out early today!


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