Therm O Web & GinaK Designs Winter Stampn’foil Release Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends, and welcome to the Therm O Web & GinaK Designs Winter Stampn’Foil blog hop! Today is the reveal day for two beautiful new winter holiday-inspired Stampn’Foil collections, and we are celebrating with a blog hop full of inspiration and project ideas from the Therm O Web and GinaK Designs teams. And of course there are some awesome prizes to give away along the way, too….

You should have arrived here from the Therm O Web blog, but if you are just popping in, you can start at the beginning HERE.


For my project, I created a Christmas card in a fun retro color palette using the new Holly Jolly Stampn’foil set. This adorable set contains a great mix of stamp images, including some favorites that work really well for either Christmas or for winter-inspired designs. I combined the holly and the poinsettia images in the focal cluster you see here, and used some of the other stamps from the set to create my own background patterned papers, as well.


I always love a good side view of our foils, so that you can really catch a glimpse of the beautiful shine. I used Red Velvet Fancy Foils and the matching Holly Jolly toner detail sheets to add those pretty red foil highlights to the focal poinsettia blossoms. And check out all the layers of color on those flowers from the Stampn’foil multi-step stamping process which allows you to stamp each individual section in a different color. I am a neutral-loving girl at heart, but there’s something about the holidays that just calls for brighter colors, and this retro color palette (Innocent Pink, Cherry Red, and Turquoise Sea by GinaK Designs) is one of my absolute favorites for Christmas.


For something a little bit different, the base of my card is a petite 3.5″ x 5″ size. I used matching colors of GinaK cardstocks to layer the base, and stamped tone-on-tone patterns on both the background panel and the pink banner strip down the middle of the card using stamps from the Holly Jolly set. The GinaK Decorative Tag die set was used to die cut the center tag. I embellished the tag with a thin strip of stitched cardstock and pretty GinaK Designs white satin ribbon. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the tag, while the holly leaves and poinsettias were die cut and popped onto the tag with 3D adhesive squares. White wax pen details and enamel dots finish the design.

If you are just joining me, be sure to go back and start at the Therm O Web blog for all the information and details on today’s hop. And don’t forget to enter our prize giveaway while you are there for your chance to win the new collection, a prize value of over $200.

Keep hopping along with us for a chance to win additional prizes, too! And check out our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube pages for even more chances to win!

Audrey Pettit   <<<(You are here)>>>
Chrissie Tobas
Daniela Dobson
Juliana Michaels
Katrina Hunt
Larissa Heskett
Rebecca Keppel
Shemaine Smith

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The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Turquoise Sea - 10 PackGina K Designs AUTUMN RAINBOW 24 Pack 8.5 x 11 Inch Cardstock 1240Gina K. Designs StampnFoil Stamp Set, Holly JollyGina K. Designs StampnFoil Foil-Mates Detail Sheet, Holly Jolly pictureGina K. Designs StampnFoil Die Set, Holly JollyTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagTherm O Web Gina K Designs RED VELVET Fancy Foils Deco Foil 18031Simple Stories - Say Cheese III Collection - Enamel DotsTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE AND GOLD Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon 18001Gina K Designs TURQUOISE SEA Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE16Gina K Designs CHERRY RED Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE1Gina K Designs INNOCENT PINK Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE2Gina K Designs WILD DANDELION Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE43EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder
GinaK Designs Premium Cardstock: Innocent Pink

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Whooooo’s Ready for a Tim Holtz Halloween?


Hi crafty friends! I’ve found myself with a few extra days off from work, and am taking advantage by sneaking back in with a bonus blog post for the week. Hurricane Flo was projected to make a direct hit on us here in central North Carolina, and schools and businesses have been closed for most of the week in preparation. After frantic and frenzied searches for gas and groceries at the beginning of the week, we’ve been hunkered down, just waiting. And that has given me plenty of time to take down all my summer patriotic decor, and start breaking out the fall goodies. And so, my friends, I am definitely in a Halloween type of mood.


Last month I was lucky enough to get my hands of some of the brand new Halloween Alterations dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, and I’m so excited to share my spooky creations with you…. starting today with this moonlit scene made with the new Frightening Faces die set.

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 12PK - Frightening Faces

This fun set creates a myriad of silly faces, and one thing that I really love about it is that you can use either the positive or the negative shapes, giving you lots of design options. One of the first faces that jumped out at me was that scowling owl in the middle, and once I saw him, I couldn’t help but create an entire owl body using a mixture of pieces from the set.


I pulled out the previously released Halftone Halloween stamp set to make the body of the owl, and then started piecing. First the owl face, and then the cat eyes for the wings. The monster face with the big slit teeth and three eyes gave me the owl’s feathers and talons. The branch and moon are from older sets, as is the Rosettes texture fade used for the embossed background. And the sentiment was created using the new Alphanumeric Cutout Lower alphabet set.


I used tons of Distress inks and paints on the background and die cuts, and absolutely love how shabby sweet this came out. A strip of patterned paper was stitched down the middle and embellished with a few stamped details and Halloween rubs. A coat of Glossy Accents was added to the eyes. And a grey Distress marker gave me a great drop shadow to build up some depth to the scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It’s raining here, but it looks like we’ll be spared from much of Flo. Keeping my fingers crossed.


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress 8.5 X 11 MIXED MEDIA HEAVYSTOCK TDA53842Dina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK Paperie TH93585Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HALFTONE HALLOWEEN CMS199Tim Holtz Sizzix FRIGHTENING FACES Thinlits Die Set 663090Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC CUTOUT LOWER Thinlits Die Set 663074Tim Holtz Sizzix HAUNTED HOUSE Thinlits Die 662378Tim Holtz Sizzix FALL FOLIAGE Thinlits Die 660955Tim Holtz Sizzix ROSETTES Texture Fades Embossing Folder 662391Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Remnant Rubs TH93604Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger tdo56027Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TIM32823Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Paint CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TDD43560Tim Holtz Distress Markers PUMICE STONE Ranger TDM32625Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Tim Holtz Pumpkin Pieces Trophy Cups


It’s September, and you all know what that means, right? The season of Halloween crafting is officially here! Time for creepy crawlies, and ghosties, and goblins… and all things pumpkin. So today I’m kicking off my very favorite time of year with a too-cute-to-spook party favor home decor project, made with Idea-ology findings from the master of Halloween, Tim Holtz.


I recently heard a rumor that Tuesday Mornings was stocking some of the older Tim Holtz Halloween goodies, so when the opportunity presented itself the other day, I stopped in for a quick peek. I wasn’t lucky enough to score any Halloween loot, but I did snag up a package of these awesome trophy cups for only .99 cents. Perfect for the adorable pumpkin pieces I still had in my stash from last year.


The trophy cups are a shiny silver color straight out of the package, but are quickly altered with a bit of alcohol ink. I used three colors of alcohol ink, caramel, rust, and mushroom to create that old-world tarnished patina you see here. The aging is instant, and almost magical…just keep dabbing until you get the perfect shabby finish.


I added a bit of brown Distress crayon to the ridges of the pumpkins, and then sprinkled the tops with sparkly Distress glitter. I picked up that moss in the mountains the last time I was home in California. Absolutely love the bright lime green of it. To secure the moss and pumpkins in the cups, I crumbled green florist’s foam into the bottom of the trophies, and then filled them up to the top with Glossy Accents before adding the moss, and finally, the pumpkins.


The tiny tags are from Tim’s Gift Tags die set, die cut from Mixed Media Heavystock paper and watercolored with Old Paper Distress Ink. Then a few spooky sentiments from the Halloween remnant rubs.

So how about you all? Are you getting into the spirit of fall and Halloween crafting yet? Or is it still firmly summer in your worlds?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - 4.25 x 5.5 - 20 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Thinlits Die - Gift TagsTim Holtz Idea-ology PUMPKIN PIECES Findings TH93312Tim Holtz Idea-ology TROPHY CUPS TH93217Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Remnant Rubs TH93604Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - CaramelRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - RustRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - MushroomRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Old PaperRanger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon VINTAGE PHOTO TDB49678Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter - Rusty HingeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator ToolRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 OunceRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ounces

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My Person with Therm O Web


Happy Monday, crafty peeps, and happy Labor Day holiday to all my friends and family in the States. I’m always excited for a three-day weekend to roll around, but this one in particular holds special meaning to me, as Labor Day also happens to be my boy’s birthday. His 23rd, to be exact! Oh.my.word, tell me how he’s gotten to be 23 already!!


I’m sure it comes as no surprise that my two kiddos are definitely my “people”… my tribe. So I thought it was very fitting to share this card today that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog with foils and dies from GinaK, and the adorable Simple Stories Hello Summer collection.


How great is that sentiment? You are my person. Framed in crisp, bold black, and set off with beautiful two-toned Fancy Foil shine. And for a bit of a fun, a die cut window opening for a little interactive surprise. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you all have a wonderful day! Any big holiday plans in the works?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackSimple Stories - Hello Summer Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Sentiments - Sweet ExpressionsTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Turquoise SeaTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - BubblegumTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Oval - LargeDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

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Book Lover’s Schoolhouse Blueprint Tags


I’ve been having such fun seeing everyone post photos of their kiddos heading into the new school year. Although mine are already starting their second week back right now, I am still very much in back-to-school mode. We’ve had some big and exciting changes this month, with Pete entering pharmacy school, and both kids moving into their first apartments. And I have to say, back-to-school just got real for me as I watched my boy cross the stage to be presented his official white doctor’s coat in VCU’s White Coat ceremony this past weekend. What an emotional time that was, to see the young doctor that he will soon become.


I always like to start the school year out with some goody bags from home, and of course no care package could be complete in my mind without festive wrapping and treat tags. So once again, I’ve pulled out the adorable Schoolhouse Blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz to create a few more ready-made gift tags that are perfect for back to school.


Like the apple tags I shared last week, these book tags were die cut from Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock paper, stamped in Archival black ink, and watercolored with Distress inks. I kept to a primary school color palette here of yellow, blue, and red, with a bit of my favorite brown thrown in for good measure. And once again, there is an Alphanumeric sentiment, but die cut this time around in denim Textile Surfaces. To change things up, I switched out the background stencil from rulers to stars. And for a bit of a different twist, I added tab tops to the tags, instead of ribbon and string.


Hope the school year is off to a great start for those special kiddos and hard-working teachers out there!
And as always, thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Mini Blueprint Strip - SchoolhouseTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric, ThinStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - StarsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Faded JeansRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Stormy SkyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Frayed BurlapRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Idea-ology Textile Surfaces

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Schoolhouse Blueprint- Back to School Tags


This is back to school week for all the kiddos here in my area, from elementary to high school, and even college for big kids, like mine. The last few days have been a whirlwind, getting Pete set up in Richmond for medical school…. and just this weekend setting up Nik in her new apartment right off campus. Life has been filled with toting and hauling, packing and bending, and sorting and organizing and cleaning. I hardly know if I’m coming, or going. But happily, both of my peanuts are settling in nicely to their new digs.


It doesn’t seem to matter how old my kiddos get…. I still like to send them off with little treats on their first days. And I’m always a sucker for pretty packaging, so perfect excuse to break out these adorable Schoolhouse Blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz and create a few back to school goody bag tags.


A good ol’ apple is just iconic for back to school, don’t you think? These cuties were stamped in black Archival ink onto tags die cut from Mixed Media Heavystock paper, and then watercolored with Distress inks. I am a committed Brushed Corduroy fan girl, but I challenged myself to use some different colors here, and I’m so glad I did. After hearing Tim Holtz say his favorite color of Distress is Old Paper on a recent Facebook live episode, I had to give it a try with this background watercolor wash, followed up by a bit of masking and stenciling. I really love how that touch of green in the color coordinates with my apple theme.


I added a touch of red Distress glitter to the highlights on the apples, and finished up with some simple A B C’s. I think we’re ready for school to begin!

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and support on my last posts. It sure is tough on this old mamma to have her cubs move away. But I’m so proud of them, too. Bittersweet moments!
Hope to get caught up with all of you soon!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Mini Blueprint Strip - SchoolhouseTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric, ThinTim Holtz Layering Stencil MEASURED THS012Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Crushed OliveRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Forest MossRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter - Fired BrickRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce

Fall Therm O Web & GinaK Designs Stampn’Foil Release Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends, and welcome to the GinaK Designs Fall Stampn’Foil blog hop! Today we are so excited to reveal two beautiful new fall-inspired Stampn’Foil collections, along with two new sets of background Foil-Mates designs, too. We’ve got tons of inspiration to share, and lots of prizes to give away along the hop…
So let’s get started!
You should have arrived here from the Therm O Web blog, but if you are just joining me, you can start at the beginning HERE.


For my project, I created a fall-inspired friendship card featuring a mix of GinaK Designs products from today’s release. One thing I really love about the Stampn’Foil system is that there are stamps and dies and coordinating toner sheets that allow you to use the stamps with and without foil accents. All of the beautiful foliage on this card is from the new Thankful Leaves Stampn’Foil set. As you can see, I die cut and foiled some leaves to stand out as the focal point of my design. And I also used the stamps on their own to add additional foliage to the bottom of the card. Any way you use them, the images look amazing!


Look at the cool layers of color on those die cut leaves, and check out the fabulous foiled shine. The Thankful Leaves Stampn’Foil stamps are a three-step system, allowing you to stamp the solid background image of the leaf and the outline and the venation in different colors. Or use a combo of the stamps along with the coordinating toner sheets to add foil to the design. I pulled out three of my favorite GinaK Designs fall Fancy Foils colors to foil my leaves today… Sweet Mango, Gold Sequins, and Wild Dandelion. Mixed with GinaK Designs ink colors and cardstock in muted autumnal tones, this combo makes for a perfect fall feel.


The sentiment image is also from the new Thankful Leaves set. And I used a second sentiment stamp to create a text-print cardstock strip for the top of the card. The foiled basket-weave strip is from one of two new background Foil-Mates sets from the fall release. This is the Harvest Texture set, and it’s been foiled with Sweet Mango Fancy Foil to coordinate with the rest of the card. The GinaK ink and cardstock colors are Kraft, Moonlit Fog, Tomato Soup, and our Pure Luxury White from the Therm O Web line.


I created a stenciled panel for the top of the card, adhered at an angle and belted with layered cardstock strips. The die cut leaves are nested onto a pair of circles die cut with GinaK’s Stitched Circle die set and the brand new Graphic Sunflowers Stampn’Foil Craft Dies. That pinked circle shape is already a new favorite of mine.

If you are just joining me, be sure to go back and start at the Therm O Web blog for all the information and details on today’s hop. And don’t forget to enter our prize giveaway while you are there for your chance to win the entire collection, a prize value of over $150. Keep hopping along with us for a chance to win additional prizes, too! And check out our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube pages for even more chances to win!

Audrey Pettit   <<<(You are here)>>>
Chrissie Tobas
Gracie Chavez
Juliana Michaels
Katrina Hunt
Larissa Heskett
Rebecca Keppel
Shemaine Smith

GinaK Designs


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackGina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Stamp Set • Thankful LeavesGina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Foil-Mates Detail Sheet • Thankful LeavesGina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Harvest TextureGina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Die Set • Thankful LeavesGina K. Designs StampnFoil™ Die Set • Graphic SunflowersTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Circle - LargeThe Crafter's Workshop SMALL TILE MANIA 6x6 Template TCW662STherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Gold SequinsTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Wild DandelionTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Sweet MangoTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE AND GOLD Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon 18001Gina K Designs KRAFT Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE18Gina K Designs MOONLIT FOG Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE23Gina K Designs TOMATO SOUP Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE17Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

GinaK Designs Pure Luxury Cardstock: Kraft, Moonlit Fog, Tomato Soup

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