Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Happy Blog-A-Versary!

Today marks my 4th anniversary as the Twinkling Paper Studio Blog.  For this auspicious occasion, I thought I would share some of your favorite projects of mine from the past year and tell you a bit about who and what occasions they were made for.

This post will upload automatically while my husband and I are away for a short vacation but I didn't want to miss this occasion. 

This card was made for Tasnim Ahmed at Altenew.  This card features Altenew's Perfectly Perfect Stamps and Dies with a few little bits of Wings of Hope scattered into the bouquet.  I used reinkers to watercolor the blooms and leaves with some ink blending and gold spatter on the background.

This card was made for one of my Sisters-In-Law for a birthday card.  She loves Watercolor like me!  The large stamp is an old Stampin' Up one that I unmounted and put on Cling Foam.

This card was made for Nicole Picadura at Altenew for taking time out of her busy schedule to Observe my class for my Altenew Educator Final Certification Challenge which was to teach a class.  The Card features Altenew Monochrome Washi Tape with the Fantasy Floral 3D Die.

This card was made for Virginia Lu thanking her for being my coach and champion during the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  I used the Altenew Glitter Flurries Washi Tape and Fantasy Floral 3D Die.

A card made for a girlfriend who enjoys my work and also happens to love pink as much as I do.   This card features Papertrey Ink's Coverplate: Twist, Delicates Dies (the flowers) and a greeting from Friendly Flowers Stamp Set.

This is one of a set of Cards made for the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop and features an alcohol inked background with a sentiment from a Papertrey Ink Stamp Set.  The Art Deco style tree is from Poppy Stamps.

I love incorporating Gold Alcohol Ink into my backgrounds and apparently so do you all.   I also love the die from Gina K Designs as well as the Butterflies that you can find in the Gina K Designs Warm Spring Wishes Stamp and Dies Collection.  This card was sent to one of my girlfriends.

This card was made with my Sister-In-Law, Vickie, in mind.  This cover-plate die released earlier this year from WPLUS9 and she loved it.  Who better to receive the first card made with it?   She also likes pinks and rose colors so I made this especially for her.  The circle die and the butterflies are from Gina K Designs. 

Another card made with an alcohol inked background and Gina K Designs supplies.

Just another card for a friend.  This particular card is one of my favorites!  I love all the emerald, pool, green and gold colors.  With the heat embossed elements, it is just so elegant and rich!  More Gina K Designs products shown here.

This card is 4 x 7.5-inch card made for one of the Keeping Christmas Hops.  I really like this non-traditional size and I think this will be a great card for one of the guys in my life. The dies I used on this card are from Simon Says Stamp and Spellbinders.

This card was made for Jennifer McGuire, who just happens to have the same birthday as me. This is the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frames Stamp Set and the butterflies are once again, from Gina K Designs Warm Spring Wishes stamp set.  They are my favorites.

This card was made for my cousin, Gary, and his new bride, Rhonda.  Gary is the cousin that I am closest to.  This card features Papertrey and Spellbinders products.

A birthday Card for my Grand-Daughter-In-Law, Lexi. This card features Gina K Designs Petals and Wings stamps, dies and inks, the Edger die is from Altenew.

This card is in a bag of goodies that I am making for a girlfriend.  I absolutely love how the background came out on this card!  The stamps are from The Greetery while the Inks are Altenew.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I think it is easy to see that my favorite companies are Altenew, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp and Gina K Designs.  A new favorite that just started is The Greetery.  Be sure to check out all of these companies if you aren't already familiar with them.  You'll find links in my sidebar!

Thanks for being one of my visitors over the past 4 years!  I appreciate all of you and especially when you take time to comment on a post.


  1. Happy 4th blog-versary! Do you make videos of your card making? Your cards are so beautiful I would love to see your creative process!

  2. Happy Blog-A-Versary to you, Vicki! I'm trying to get in touch with you, so I decided to peruse your lovely blog and admire all of your GORGEOUS cards!

    If you read this, I sent you an email and left you a message on the PTI Forum about purchasing a stamp set from you.
    Please contact me at when you have a chance...thanks so much in advance,
    Barb G.


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