Friday, March 29, 2024

Have a Happy Easter


Hello dear creative friends,

I am sending you lovely Easter greetings from Germany with this Easter card in a clean and simple style. 

I used the stamp set "Peeking Easter Friends" 
The images are so cute as they peek around the corner. 

For the card I punched out 2 times the same base card with a stitched rectangle cutting die. In one of them I punched out 3 more holes  and the other one I wiped with Distress Oxides as a gradient with the colors Moved Lawn, Bundled Sage, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Broken China.

I simply cut the cute saying from the "Peeking Easter Friends" set into thirds by always covering the parts I didn't want to stamp with masking tape.

As always, I colored with Copics and added a few white accents with the Gelly Roll 10 from Sakura.

I hope you like my simple little card and wish you all a happy Easter and lots of fun with the egg hunt. 

Yours, Nicole

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

In your corner


Hi everyone!

This little guy, from the new release 'In Your Corner', is too cute not to share.  The sentiment is also extra special.

I started this card by stamping the image from 'In Your Corner' on a piece of watercolor paper.  Then I used Derwent Inktense pencils, graphitint paints and a water brush to color in the image.  I used circle dies from Gina K Designs master layouts to cut out the mouse image and a piece of grey cardstock for the backing, attaching these to each other.

For the background, I used the two larger dies from AALL and Create's 'Frayed Frames' dies to cut a piece of white card stock (smaller piece) and black cardstock (bigger piece).  I attached these two to each other, then loosely laid the circle on the rectangle piece to estimate where the sentiment should go, stamping the sentiment using a Misti.

I used a blending brush and a dark grey ink to darken the edges of a grey A7 card base.  Next I attached the rectangle piece to the card base.  Finally I used foam squares to pop up the circle in the middle.

Thank you for reading and I hope you have someone in your corner!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Let's Go Wild On a Night Safari!

 Greetings everyone! It's me again, Jessie Scott (@chevy.scott on IG), Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs!

Today I have another fun collaboration with Pear Blossom Press products to share. I wanted to try a night safari with the super cute (and back on the site to order) Go Wild! stamp set


The critters were easy to color with my Ws for the elephant, Ys for the giraffe and OR/Cs for the bird. The Jeep was the hardest for me to color but I settled on this combo. I used my OLO Markers, then cut out the headlights and window for some fun detail with vellum headlight covers and acetate for the windshield. 


I blended the beautiful safari sunset with Distress Oxides and then sealed it with the Distress Glaze (rub on with paper towel and smooth off excess) to hold that bright color. I always seal my oxide blends that I want to keep bright otherwise over time the color will go chalky since it is water reactive with the moisture in the air. 

Next up is getting all of this together as a completed light up card! Head on over to my blog today for the companion post! I even have a fun assembly video to see how easy it is to make this jeep wobble and headlights on just in time for sunset!

Here's the finished project!

See you again soon!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Dachshunds having fun

 Hello lovelies,

another week has passed and I may show you another card of mine.

I am an absolute fan of dogs ...... For me, dogs are the better people. ;o) And so I decided to use the "Dachshunds" set for today's card.  I just love the postage style and can't stop making these kinds of cards. I hope you don't get tired of it. :o)

I covered the images with masking tape, so I wiped the background with stencils and Distress Oxides in the colors broken china, bundle sage and rustic wilderness.

The images was colored with these Copics:

Dachshund: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30

Balloon: R29, R27, R08

Collars: R29, R27, BG49, BG15, YG25, YG01

Flower: YR04, Y17, N1

Tennis ball: Y25, Y01, Y17

Some accents are set with white gel pen Gelly Roll 10 from Sakura.

Thank you for stopping by and if you like, feel free to visit me on my Instgram account.

Have a great weekend! 


Thursday, March 21, 2024


Hello dear creative minds, 
here is Nicole again from Germany/ Hamburg.

I am happy to be able to contribute to the blog once again and have made a birthday card.

I used the "Cupcake Mice" stamp set.

We are all 29 in the head, aren't we? That's why the colorful card doesn't reveal the correct date of birth 😉

I stamped the cute mouse on a Perfect Coloring Paper and the same on a label paper (which I used for masking). Cut out the print on the label paper and stick it on the print as protection. Then you can start working with the stencil and the distress oxides. I applied the inks from light to dark.

On the 2nd picture you can see which Distress Oxide and which Stencil I used, but I'd like to note it again here:

DistessOxide: mustard seed, carved pumpkin, festive berries and dusty concord.
The stencil is available at Memories4you.

I colored with the markers from Ohuhu Art . The combinations are:
Mice: CG2, CG1104, CG5, CG1107
The hat and the cupcake: V160, V070, V160 and Y030, Y080 and Y3
The ears: R120 and R188

If you have any questions or other suggestions, please feel free to write to me on my Instagram profile   " Stempelfiziert"

And now it's time to celebrate and, of course, to continue crafting.

See you soon and best wishes

Nicole Kayaalp


Somebunny Special

Hi everybody!

Easter is coming up fast and I'm happy to share this adorable bunny today.  I started this card by stamping the bunny from the set 'Easter Bunnies' on watercolor paper.  Then I used Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush to color in the image.  Once this was dry, I fussy cut the bunny out and used a black marker along the edges to cover any white areas.

For the background, I started with a generic birch tree stencil and laid it on a piece of watercolor paper.  Then I sprayed over the stencil with some Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains in candy apple, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, and uncharted mariner. 

 While this dried, I embossed a piece of white cardstock with an embossing folder to add a little texture.  Next, I used an egg shaped die to cut an egg from the center of the embossed piece and trimmed it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card base.  Once the backing was dry, I moved the stain sprayed piece around until I like the colors that were showing in the 'egg window'.  I trimmed off the extra paper and attached this piece to the embossed white cardstock.  I had an extra 'strip' of stained watercolor paper that I stamped the sentiment from the set 'Hoppy Easter' and used a banner die to cut this out.  Last, I attached the sentiment and bunny to the backing with glue and taped the whole piece to a A2 white card base.

Thank you for reading and I hope you're inspired to make some colorful Easter eggs!


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Happy Easter by Noga Shefer


Hi crafty friends,  Noga  here and I am so happy to share with you another project for Gerda Steiner Designs today.

 My card featuring the adorable  Easter Kitten stamp set.
How cute is this kitten?

To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock and die cut scallop frame
out of purple cardstock. 
Behind it, I ink blended a background using Distress Oxide in shaded lilac, splashed it with water and  and glued it behind this frame.

Next I colored the sweet image using copic markers: E37, E35, E30, R21, R20, R000, RV02, RV00, Y13, Y11, BV01, BV00, BV0000, N2, N0, C00, BG11, BG000, G02 and YG11.
 Than I glued the sweet image to my panel with foam tape for dimension.

Than I stamped a greeting from Easter Bunnies stamp set using black ink.

For a final touch, I added purple bubbles .

I hope you enjoy the card I created and feel inspired to create!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 16, 2024

A little Easter gift basket


Hello dear creative community,


greetings from Germany again today.

 This time I don't have a card for you, but a little tutorial for a small Easter basket.

It is modeled on the typical fruit crates. You can decorate it however you like.


All you need is photo card, glue, scissors, a scor pal or something similar, a ruler and I think that's it.


First you need a piece of photo cardboard measuring 6" x 8".  This is folded from each side at 1" and cut as shown in the picture.


The side pieces are folded up and glued together to create the base of a box.


For the next step, we need 4 pieces of photo cardboard measuring 1.5" x 3.5". These are folded lengthwise in the middle and then glued in each corner.

Now we need 4 pieces of photo cardboard measuring 6" x 1" and 4 pieces measuring 4" x 1". These will be the cross struts of the box and glued to the long and short sides. And now the box is finished and can be decorated and filled. I think everyone will be happy about this little gift at Easter. Especially when there is not only something sweet inside, but also a cute GSD stamp.


Have a great, creative weekend.

Best regard,


And if you like, feel free to check me out on Instagram.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Hoppy Easter in Pink!

Hi friends!  It's Bev Gerard, bringing a sweet pink card featuring the Hoppy Easter stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  Oh these darling bunnies ... Can't you just imagine patting their so soft fur?!

Even though this is a horizontal layout, the card folds at the top, with the bottom corners rounded with a large corner rounder.  So many happy circles in this overall design!

Scallops fit so well with the circles, that I included them in the image mat, sentiment oval, and decorative strip beneath the ribbon.  I couldn't resist adding tiny dots to the scalloped edges.

          Here are the Copic markers I've used:                       

Basket:  RV11, RV95

Basket:  RV11, RV95

Bunnies:  C0, C1, C00, RV00 (cheeks/ears)

Bow:  BG000, BG01, BG05

Eggs:  YG25, RV23, Y02, YR04, V06, BG53

Happy Spring to you!  Thanks for your visit!

Beverly on Instagram:  texasgrammy
Beverly's SCS Gallery:  TexasGrammy at Splitcoaststampers

Mammoth Adventures


Hi Everyone!  

I'm happy to share this mammoth adventure card featuring the recently released Gerda Steiner Design's stamp set, Big Guy.  Here in the Midwest we're getting some nicer weather days which makes for some great hiking.  The mammoth is the mascot for one of our trails so it just felt natural that he would take on some adventure.

I started the background for this card by stamping the Unity Stamp Company's Jolande's Ledger on white cardstock.  Then I tore off the edges to give an aged look.  After this I used a blending brush and brown ink called expresso to darken the edges, adding a little color and continuing with the aged theme.

For the mammoth, I stamped the image from Big Guy on watercolor paper and colored the image in with Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush.  Once this was dry, I used the die from Big Guy to cut out the image.

Finally, I found a scrap piece of cardstock in light green.  I stamped this sentiment from Impression Obsession's Outdoor Adventures and cut the sentiment out using a die from Scallops and Banners by Unity Stamp Co.  To help this sentiment piece work well with the background, I used the blending brush and expresso ink to darken the edges.

The last step was to layer all of these pieces together, attaching to a Kraft card base.  

Thank you for reading.  I hope that you're able to get out for a few mammoth adventures of your own and enjoy some beautiful weather.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Hoppy Easter Garden Basket

 Hello Gerda Steiner fans!  Bev Gerard here today to share this delightful stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs, Hoppy Easter!

My card was totally inspired by a memory of my Grandma's rose-covered lattice outside her kitchen window.  I think these sweet bunnies are peeking out to see if it's time for the Easter egg hunt!  The background is simply a retired floral paper covered with a lattice cover die cut layered atop a white card.  

The sentiment was embossed with detail white embossing powder, and the scalloped mat for the basket was dry embossed for a wee bit of texture.

Here are the Copic markers I've used:

Bunnies:  C0, C1

Basket:  B00, B01

Eggs:  B02, YR01, V01, RV10

Behind bunnies:  very light V000

Bow:  YG01, YG23, YG25

What a joy to share with you!  Thanks so much for visiting!

Bev Gerard

Beverly on Instagram:  texasgrammy
Beverly's SCS Gallery:  TexasGrammy at Splitcoaststampers

Hoppy Easter

Hi Everyone!

I’m excited to get to share another card using the recently released “Hoppy Easter”.   I usually stamp on watercolor paper and color with Derwent Inktense pencils.  For this card, I used a similar idea, without the watercolor paper.

I started by stamping the basket of bunnies on medium grey card stock .  I used the Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush to add a hint of color to the bunnies, eggs, and basket.  Besides the hint of color, I mostly used the pencils to add dimension to the image and kept the color concentrated towards the edges.  I also tried to keep the amount of water I used minimal since this was card stock and not watercolor paper.

Once this was dry, I went back over the areas I wanted to highlight with a white charcoal pencil.  Then I used a word stencil by Craftreat and a blended brush with grey ink to add a little interest to the background (carefully avoiding the area around the bunnies).

Finally, I cut this piece with a rectangle die from Unity Stamp Co and also cut a scalloped rectangle from darker grey card stock.  Lastly, I attached these two to a white card base.

I love how this turned out, reinforcing the idea that it’s always good to try new ideas.  Thank you for reading and I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with these adorable bunnies.


Saturday, March 2, 2024

Hoppy Easter Card with Stacey

 Hi everyone!

Stacey with you today sharing a cute Easter card that I created using the Hoppy Easter stamp set.

Here is a look at the card that I created:

To create my card, I started by covering my white A2 cardbase with some plaid patterned paper, Next, I cut a strip of white cardstock and used an embossing folder for some subtle polka dots, I die cut a white scallop frame and adhered it to a piece of vellum, placing some blue patterned paper behind the vellum to soften the sky just a bit. I die cut a strip of grass, sandwiched it between the frame and vellum and added it to my card front with foam tape. I stamped my images from the Hoppy Easter stamp set with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with my Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and tucked them behind the grass to complete my scene. I stamped my greeting onto a piece of the blue patterned paper using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I popped it up onto my card with more foam tape and added some doodles to the eggs with a white gel pen. 

How cute are those bunnies peeking out of the basket??

Copic Colors Used:
--Bunnies: C00, C0, C1, C2, R20
--Basket: E31, E33, E37
--Purples: V12, V15
--Pinks: R81, R85
--Blues: B01, B04, B12
--Greens: YG01, YG05

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a great crafty day!

Find Stacey on instagram  @staceyscreativecorner