Wednesday, May 5, 2021


  Dear Ones~

I am once again hosting over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. This time we are using a page from an old book, or the like. It can be a book, a magazine, a newspaper or even a phone book page. But it must contain the written word.


                                             SHOP GINA K DESIGNS

Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.


A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is my sample:
I began by sponging and crinkling a page from an old book. Gina K recently did a Stamp and Chat video showing this fun technique. You can see it HERE.  I used GKD inks in Kraft, Warm Cocoa and Dark Chocolate. I used the GKD Master Layouts 1 rectangles to cut the three panels in Dark Chocolate Card Stock and also the altered book page and layered them together. These were mounted on a piece of GKD Sandy Beach Card Stock, which was attached to my GKD Dark Chocolate Base. The moth is from the GKD Beautiful Wings Stamp Set by Melanie Muenchinger. It was stamped on GKD Sandy Beach Card Stock, sponged with GKD Kraft Ink, colored with Prismacolor Pencils, and cut out with the Beautiful Wings Companion Die. The greeting is from the GKD Birthday Blessings Stamp Set. It is stamped in GKD Dark Chocolate Ink. For a final touch I attached some Trinity Stamps Fortune Teller baubles.

Here is a close up of the baubles, I think they really make this card.  I really encourage you to go watch Gina's video on how to do the old book page technique. It's really fun!

 Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.


  1. All 3 elements are so different yet play off each other splendidly! And those baubley drops go perfectly with the neutral colors, adding iridescence. It's a wow card, Judy!

  2. I love this design and all the wonderful texture on your written word. The butterfly is beautiful too.

  3. A clever idea and a great title for this challenge. Your card is amazing from the font on the sentiment to the antique old paper background. That remarkable butterfly has so much texture and depth to it. I can't take my eyes off of it.

  4. Wow! Stunning card! The nocturne butterfly works so well with the crinkled book page and the pale pink baubles!!

  5. Double WOW!!! All those elements together are so fantastic.

  6. This is such a wonderful mix of vintage and modern looks, Judy! The old paper technique if so good but the star is your beautifully coloured butterfly and the cloudy baubles are the perfect finishing touch. Awesome.
    Carol x