Craft Your Joy

Crafting Your Joy: Papercrafting + DIY Project Inspiration
I believe that taking time for yourself to create something with your hands is one of the most loving things you can do for your well-being.

Craft Your Joy

Creative time is healing.
It’s transformative.
It can bring more joy, positivity, and light into your life.

May you find pause from the hustle and pure joy in the making.

Exclusively with Gina K Designs

Craft Your Joy with Free Downloads

Free cut files and project idea sheets that accompany my stamp sets. 

You Are Project Idea Sheet


You Are Digital Die Cut Files
You Are Stamp Set Cut Files


Hello Beautiful Project Idea Sheet
Hello Beautiful Project Sheet


Hello Beautiful Digital Die Cut Files
Hello Beautiful Die Cut Promo


Today and Always Digital Die Cut Files


Daisy Die Cut File
Today and Always Free Download


Craft Your Joy Tutorial Posts + Inspiration

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Craft Your Joy Watercolor Video: Painting a Luminous Flower in Watercolor

I’m super excited to share this fun watercolor paint-a-long video. In this video, I’m painting a gorgeous bloom using watercolor, gouache and iridescent calligraphy colors. Details about my online watercolor classes and email list are below. 

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Creating cards with Pastillage from Gina K Designs

Card Tutorial: Pastillage Texture Paste Techniques + Watercoloring with Gina K Designs Inks

In today’s tutorial, I’m sharing some fun techniques for creating texture on your cards with Gina K Designs Pastillage. AND, I’m sharing how to use dye-based inks to achieve watercolor effects that are bold and vibrant.

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Watercolor Card using the wet in wet technique

Card Tutorial: Watercolor Butterflies Washy Washy Style with Gina K Designs and Arteza Art Supplies

In today’s tutorial, I’m getting all geeky with watercolor and sharing one of my favorite watercolor techniques: WET IN WET. I’m also sharing some fun watercolor mediums from Arteza along with my new stamp set release with Gina K Designs.

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Card Tutorial: Stamping a Patterned Butterfly

Today’s card tutorial is all about stamping a patterned butterfly and encouraging her to take flight off the card. Tee hee! C’mon in and make this clean and simple butterfly card with me

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Gina K Designs: July 2019 New Release Blog Hop | Day 2

Welcome to the Gina K Designs July 2019 New Release Blog Hop, Day 2! Today, I’m sharing inspiration using the new card kit and Emily Loggan’s new release Main Squeeze!

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You Wings Card Designs showcasing new Gina K Designs Your Wings Set

Gina K Designs: July 2019 New Release Blog Hop | Day 1

Welcome to the Gina K Designs July 2019 New Release Blog Hop, Day 1! Today, I’m sharing inspiration from all of the new illustrator releases including MY NEW STAMP SET! Woot!

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Gina K Designs: Introducing the Your Wings Stamp Set

I’m super excited to share a video preview of my brand new stamp set with Gina K Designs called “Your Wings.” In this video, I’m sharing project inspiration, and a behind-the-scenes look at what inspired me to illustrate this set.

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Gina K Designs and InkOn3 Blog Hop

Gina K. Designs + InkOn3 Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to a super fun collaboration with Gina K Designs and Inkon3 and I’m super excited to participate. Let’s dive into some fun inspiration, shall we?

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Gelli Plate Backgrounds for card making

Card Tutorial: Creating Quick and Easy Card Backgrounds with a Gelli Plate + Gouache Paint

Today, I’m sharing how to make quick and easy backgrounds for your cards with a Gelli plate and gouache paint. This tutorial came together quite by accident after I found a mini Gelli plate in my studio during a cleanup. Intrigued, I decided to create a card on the fly and I’m loving the summer inspired colors. 

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