Making Twinchies from a master board

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are all doing well today and finding some time to be creative. I’m here to share a masterboard I made this week and some twinchies made from it. There is a video at the end of this blog post too for those who would like to see how I created the masterboard.

I started with an A4 sheet of copy paper and I used a selection of acrylic paints, a black marker pen and a white gel pen to create this page. I made a colour photocopy to use for my twinchies.

I wanted to let the bright colours and doodled patterns stand out on my twinchies so I added a black frame to make the colours stand out and then added a simple sentiment heat embossed in white on black on card.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Crafty hugs,

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) Xx

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Stencil it – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good week. It’s time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week Nat is our host. As the title of this post suggests, this week’s challenge is all about stencils. She would like you to use stencils on your card this week, whether in the form of:

  • Stamp + stencil + die combos
  • Stand-alone stencils for ink blending, texture paste, and other media
  • Layered stencils to create colourful backgrounds
  • And if you don’t yet have any stencils in your stash, you can create your own masks/stencils with your existing die collection, or even some free-hand cutting for fun edges

For my project I used a Tim Holtz tartan stencil and some pixie powders to create my background paper. This is one of my favourite ways to use stencils. I taped the stencil onto some white card on my glass mat and then lightly sprinkled some pixie powders (I used three colours) across the stencil. I then lightly sprayed water until the powders had been activated but not too much water that you lose the details of the stencil. I then carefully peeled off the stencil and turned it over onto another a blank piece of card and press it with some kitchen roll to create a negative print of the stencil. Once it’s dried I cut a square panel which I mounted onto a black layer and a blue layer to complement the colours I used.

I then added a Tim Holtz modern flower die cut (layered with gold and black) and added some gold nuvo drops to finish it off.

I hope you will hop on over to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog and share your makes too, there is some beautiful cards from the design team to get you started if you need a wee bit of inspiration.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Happy Mail Folder project share

Hi crafty friends, I’m here today to share a project I made for happy mail. It’s a little folder with various pockets and tuck spots to add in goodies of various sizes. I love taking part in crafty swaps and sending little RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness) to crafty friends) and my idea was to have a handy little folder to keep all those goodies safe and sound on their journey to their new home!

I started with an a4 sheet of craft card and I cut out a tab at the top (by drawing around the shape from a file folder). I then scored at 9 cm 10 cm 22 cm and 23 cm to create the base shape of the folder. I decorated the panels with digital papers from the Imperial Indigo Papers from Antonio Makes. Now to decorate the inside and create some pockets and tuck spots. I am on the Creative Squad for Antonio Makes and he has very kindly given me a 10% discount code for you all to use, just enter JENNY10 to get your discount when you make any purchase!

I used several elements from the Imperial Indigo Embellishment pack including some pockets and envelopes as well as tags and tabs.

For the top section I created a little fold out accordion to show case these super cute post cards (a freebie from Antonio’s facebook group!). I cut 2 x 7 cm strips from an A4 of craft card and scored them at 10.5 cm and 21cm. I glued the two shorter ends to make a panel measuring 10.5 cm and inked round the edges before adding the postcards and gluing the back panel onto the folder. I added the blank postcard to the back so I could write a message or pop some pictures onto these panels. I also added some velcro dots to stop it from opening up. I also added a tab to the outside edge.

In the space left over I added a pocket with a journal card I made from a scrap of craft card with some of the left over patterned papers and a tab.

For the center panel I added a diagonal pocket which is large enough to fit in my handmade embellishment packs. I also create a little tag notebook using one of the printable tags mounted on craft card. I added pages of copy paper cut to size with a simple stitch tied into a bow.

The bottom panel I added an envelope and another side pocket. The envelope is the perfect size to add in twinchies and inchies. To the side pocket I added some tags from the embellishment collection, I just trimmed them down to fit perfectly!

TThe finishing touch was a couple of little tags with eyelets on a bulb pin and a simple gold elastic belly band to keep everything safe inside.

I shared a video too showing this project on the Ginger Ninja Crafts YouTube channel.


Less is more-I Dare You!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for another Daring Cardmakers challenge and this week lovely Enfys has challenged us to make a card where “Less is More”. Enfys would like us to make cards with at least 75% of the card left totally blank – no stamped or embossed backgrounds. Lots of white space…..try it, it’s amazing how effective it can be.

I created a little inky circle on my card base using various shades of blue. My focal image is a Tracey Hey stamp from the Sail Away stamp set. I coloured in the little mouse in his boat and fussy cut him out. I stamped some little squiggly lines and hearts in a strip either side of the circle and then added the focal image with foam pads to give a little dimension. The finishing touches were to add a sentiment and a few nuvo drops (I just couldn’t help myself!) I hope I’ve left enough white space for the prompt! What do you think, should I have gone more minimal?

Thanks so much for popping by, hopefully I will see you again soon!
Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Cards with Attitude – I dare you!

 Hi crafty friends, it’s time for a new Daring Cardmaker Challenge and this week Kathy is our host. She has dared us to make ” Cards with Attitude!” Kathy would like us to break out of the rut of square or rectangular cards.  She would love to see cards with a difference this week. The kind that surprise the recipient by being a bit different from regular flat(ish) squares and rectangles we all like to make. 

I went with a pop up card and I used some beautiful downloads from Antonio Makes. Lovely Antonio invited me to join his Creative Squad and he gifted me these downloads to use for projects. He also very kindly gave me a discount code so any of you can get 10% off any purchases. Just use JENNY10 for your discount.

The front of my card looks like a normal rectangular card….

But on the inside there’s a pop up with butterflies….

I have a video uploaded on my YouTube channel sharing how I made this card.

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx