PBP & Gina K Collaboration - Celebrate The Joy of Christmas!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

 It is collab time again! This time it's with the fabulous team over at Gina K. Designs! YAY!!!



Welcome to the Let's Glow hop with Gina K Designs and Pear Blossom Press! We're sharing beautiful cards with a double-wow factor; they feature the beautiful stamps and dies you can only find from Gina K, and they all light up! (Don't worry, that part is easy with the help of Pear Blossom Press' EZ-Lights.) Be sure to hop along with us for lots of inspiration; our designers have come up with some gorgeous cards...



I knew I wanted to use my favorite
pine trees ever!!!  They are from the Christmas Greenery stamp set.  I decided on a slim line card.  My card base is white 3.5"x8.5" from Gina K. Designs Heavy White card stock.  From there I cut a piece of  Gina's Christmas Pine card stock to 3.25"x8.25" and glued it to my base.  I then cut a piece of Gina's Layering Weight White card stock to 3"x8".  I cut another piece of Gina's card stock; but this time it is Black Onyx card stock to 2.75"x7.75".  From there I used Gina K. Designs Embossing and Watermark Ink on my sentiment and Gold Heat Embossed it to the left center of my card.  I then used the same Embossing and Watermark Ink on the pine tree image and stamped it on the right side of my panel.  Originally I was going to heat emboss that as well but there sat my pearl green Perfect Pearls staring at me (the color is actually Zinnia), I though "oooooh that would be pretty!" So I applied that to my pine tree image... didn't it turn out great??? I then heat embossed my stars on top of the tree in the same gold as the sentiment.  They are from the same stamp set from Gina K Designs... Christmas Greenery. I poked holes in the center of the stars for my lights to shine through. While I had all my supplies out I decided to add the same Pine Trees to the bottom of my slim line envelop I made.  I added the Perfect Pearls to make them shimmer.




Now for the exciting part... lighting up my stars with Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights!! Wait until you see how easy they are! You will impress everyone with your card making skills, if you haven't already :-)





First things first... make sure your lights work before you start attaching everything.  You would hate to have to tear your whole card apart. Once you know they are good to go; let's start attaching them. I tape my three lights down where I want them to shine through. From there I figure out where I want my battery pack with the battery inserted to go.  I always have the flat part glued to my top panel so it never moves.  I turn the card top over and press the spot to make sure everything is in the correct place and lighting up. Once I have that in place I tape all my wires and that is it. Now to attach it to the card base. I use the double thick tape from Pear Blossom Press; it is perfect height to clear the battery pack ... AND ... the release paper is AMAZING, you practically look at it and it falls off, LOL, just kidding but it is so easy to remove.  My favorite foam tape hands down!!



Here it is completed... so pretty and so easy!




Next on your hop is ... Karen Hightower

In case you stumbled upon my post here is the lineup for you to catch up...

Gina Krupsky 

Dana Joy 

Beth Silaika 

Niccole Kulig (you are here)

Karen Hightower  NEXT stop

Cassie Trask 

Mindy Eggen 

Amanda Stevens


***Every good hop has prizes, right? So Gina K Designs, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $50 store credit! Comment on this post by November 11, 2020 to be entered to win. The winner of the Gina K Designs credit will be announced on their blog on November 18, and the winner of the Pear Blossom Press credit will be announced the same day, on their blog.***


Products Used:
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Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights


Thank you for spending some of your crafty time with me!!

Until next time ... hugs & inky fingers!

Nic - 
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TRHD - Caffeinated Giraffe

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Hello everyone!



It's Niccole from Nic & Viv Designs back again to share another card I made using one of

For today's card I used the 



Isn't this giraffe just the cutest you have ever seen?  I just love him to pieces. Keep reading to see how I colored him and what products I used for my card.




How to create this card:
  • 4.25 x 5.5" white card base
  • Stenciled the Weird Science Stencil onto the card base with Crackling Campfire Distress Ink
  • I stamped and colored my Giraffe with Copic markers.
  • Copic used: B000, B01, B12, B14, B16, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E44, R24, R27, R29, W0, W1, W3, W5, Y35
  • I fussy cut him out with my scissors. 
  • I stamped my sentiment from the Caffeinated Giraffe Stamp Set
  • Added the W Copics to the ground for depth and to the ground for a shadow and a place for the giraffe to stand.
  • Added the Giraffe to my card front with foam tape.
  • Added some coordination enamel dots to card from for dimension
  • Voila ... THAT'S IT!
Here is one more picture of the full card ...


Like I said earlier it is National Coffee Lovers Day.  Head on over to the Coffee Makers blog to enter for some great prizes; I am!!


TRHD products used:





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I have had so much fun playing with the 

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers! -Nic-

PBP & InkOn3 Collaboration - Blessings!

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Oh happy day everyone!!

Today is another collaboration with Pear Blossom Press. This one is Pear Blossom Press and Ink on 3.  It is an Instagram Hop, but I wanted to post here too in case you stumbled upon my blog and wanted to see more EZ-Light goodness.



As soon as I saw this amazing set from Ink on 3 called Blessings I knew that I wanted to light the cross up.  I was going to put a sentiment on or in the card but decided against it.  It can go for so many occasions that I wanted to leave it for the sender to write inside of it.

 I paired the EZ Lights from Pear Blossom Press with the Blessings and the Posies stamp sets from Ink on 3.


This time instead of raising the whole card top with foam tape I only raised the cross so it was the focal point.


I attached the battery pack and the lights to the back of the cross.  I added foam tape an that was it.



I added the push here before I added to my card.  I loved how this creates such a focal point for the cross. It says so much without saying anything.  


 I wanted to show how the battery is nested behind the cross.  A tiny bit shows on either side of the cross but not so much that it is a hindrance. 



I finished it off by adding Liquid Pixie Dust to the cross. I think it was the perfect added dimension my card needed. 



Here is one more look at my finished card with and without light.  I think it might be one of my favorites at the moment. I love how soft and angelic this card is with the cross and its halo of light

Here is a list of products used if you are interested ...
EZ Lights 
Double Thick Foam Tape
Blessings Stamp Set
Posies Stamp Set
Liquid Pixie Dust

Thank you for spending some of your crafty time with me!!

Until next time ... hugs & inky fingers!

- Nic
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TRHD Boo Kitty!

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Hello everyone!

It's Niccole from Nic & Viv Designs back again to share a card I made using  The Rabbit Hole Designs new stencils and stamp sets.  The stencil is called Pumpkin Face and the stamp set is called Boo Kitty. They are the new mini release that went on sale this week.



For today's card I used both ...

Boo Kitty

and the 




How to create these cards:
  • Orange A2 card base
  • Black card stock trimmed to 4"x5.25"
  • Orange Glitz Gel with the Pumpkin Face Stencil on background
  • White heat embossed BOO sentiment from Boo Kitty on black background
  • Stamped, Copic colored, fussy cut Boo Kitty
  • Attached Boo Kitty with foam tape


TRHD products used:

Boo Kitty





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I have had so much fun playing with the Boo Kitty Stamp Set and the  Pumpkin Face Stencil

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers! -Nic-

TRHD Pumpkin Faces

Monday, September 14, 2020
Hello everyone!


It's Niccole from Nic & Viv Designs back again to share some cards I made using one of The Rabbit Hole Designs new stencils.  It is called Pumpkin Face. It is part of their new mini release that went on sale today.

For today's card I used the 


I only used the stencil today but, you can also get the stamp set that was released today along with the stencil.

Boo Kitty


How to create these cards:
  • Trimmed my black paper down to 5.25"x4"
  • Alcohol inked my black card stock
  • Stenciled my Pumpkin Face to my alcohol inked image 
  • Glued black card stock to my colored A2 card base
  • Same process with other two cards 
  • Ta'da! Done!
Here are more pictures; one of each card ...





TRHD products used:



For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places:


I have had so much fun playing with the Pumpkin Face Stencil

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers! -Nic-

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