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


You Being You Digital Die Cut Files



Craft Your Joy Tutorial Posts + Inspiration

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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Sending Wildflowers Card

Card Tutorial: Floral Pattern Stamping + Sentiment Masking

Today, I’m sharing a simple card design and techniques for masking off parts of a stamp to create a new look. Super simple fun floral pattern stamping.

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Mini watercolor tutorial on brush techniques for watercolor

Watercolor Tutorial: Brush Techniques for Leaves + Flower Petals

Today, I’m sharing a mini watercolor tutorial on using brush techniques to create leaves and flower petals. This tutorial is excerpted from my online class, Going with the Flow: Painting Flowy Florals in Watercolor

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

Welcome to the Gina K Designs June 2019 New Release Blog Hop, DAY 2! Today I’m sharing project inspiration using the new Ocean Minded Card Kit and the Whimsical Wildflower Frame stamp set by Hannah Schroepfer.

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

Welcome to the Gina K Designs JUNE New Release Blog Hop, DAY 1! Today I’m super excited to share some fun project inspiration using two new releases from Alicia Krupsky and Emily Loggans. 

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creating with stencils

Technique Tutorial: Creating Watercolor Effects Using Stencils

Today I’m sharing a fun technique or creating washy washy watercolor effects using Gina K Designs Art Stencils. This technique is a great way to create single-layer backgrounds for your cards and papercrafting projects.

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This is a lesson on painting watercolor rosettes

Painting Whimsical Florals in Watercolor: Mini Lesson on Rosettes

Here’s a mini watercolor lesson on painting ROSETTES (loose filler flowers). This lesson is part of my Painting Whimsical Flowers with Watercolor and Inks class. Join me for this paint-a-long!

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Trifecta Blog Hop with Gina K Designs My Sweet Petunia and Picket Fence Studios

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Today we are having a super fun blog hop and giveaway amongst friends! Holy smokes there is an amazing amount of inspiration goodness on this hop. I’m sharing a fun project and video using products from all three companies today!

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