James made a video! (And Rina helped)


This is my second post of the day but I promise, this will be worth it!

Today, I am featuring a new video here on my blog. It’s one you will love and I know you’ll have a few laughs along the way. When I was out at Creativation in Phoenix, I received a text from Rina’s boyfriend James. They were coming up on their second Anniversary of dating and he wanted to make a card for her. She was away so he was able to sneak into her house and go play in her craft room. He wanted to know how to make a card like this one from Rina’s recent video.

So I sent him a link to an ink blending video that I had on my YouTube channel. A few hours later, he sent me a photo of this card:

Rina shared it on facebook and so many people said that they wanted to see James make the card in a video, so they did just that! Check out her latest video below:


Enjoy today’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!

Gina K.




  1. helen jastrab

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    Really cute card. James you did great. I actually don’t listen to anything.

  2. Evelyn Burton

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    Great card James. It is good to be able to do a video on what you’ve already accomplished. Loved the color combo and the rose gold ink you used with the sentiment!! I am from the old school of silence while working – as I am thinking of what I’m doing and really don’t like the distraction of anything while I’m working.

  3. Jean

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    James is hired! Great card. I’m going to buy the stencil! Just got a small Bluetooth speaker for my craft room..listening to classic 70s artists on acoustic guitar. Super relaxing for crafting.

  4. GlendaJ

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    I really like this card and the colors you used. Thanks for the video showing how you created it!

  5. sharon m smith

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    What a great card James. I listen to soft background music.

  6. mrsdoogle101

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    He’s a keeper! Very thoughtful and the card is beautiful! Happy 2nd Anniversary Rins & James!!💕

  7. Angie Cammack

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    You two are adorable!! I LOVE listening to music while I stamp. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  8. Eve Curtis

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    I don’t know how long ago this was made but I being a card making crafter for many many years ( too many to say lol ) but I thought this was so cute. This young man must truly love you to do this lol. I don’t think too many males would do it unless you are someone like Tim Holt who is really really into this stuff I really enjoyed this hope you can get your boyfriend to do it again I am going to show this to my gradson who is 15 this year wish me luck lol
    Best Wishes Eve

  9. donnaandthedogs

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    Wonderful to watch you young adults (including my grandchildren) get creative and go for it. Beautifully done. Your happiness shows through in your videos. Keep it up!

    I tend to listen to country music or some superhero movie my grandkids tell me about.

  10. Cyndi Knecht

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    Loved the video. Great job! You guys make cards I really enjoy trying to make myself. If I’m not watching something on my computer, I like to listen to audio books I borrow from the library.

  11. Valerie Groovenhoff

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    Awesome job James, great to see really appreciating Rinas hard work and creative talents

  12. Denaha J Doss

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    I listen to a collection of classic rock and metal. The angrier the better. =) You did good, James!

  13. eileen

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Great job! Love the card and video

  14. Sharla Backer

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    I really enjoyed watching you two. The card is adorable! I am 72 and love to listen to oldies.

  15. Mary Holshouser

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    He’s a keeper.

  16. Sue Smith

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Loved this video….and the card!! I haven’t used stencils yet but have many, this was the inspiration I needed to begin! I love the oldies but the 80’s get me moving when I’m making cards.

  17. Marla Long

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    I listen to sermons from Unlocking the Bible while I am making cards.

    Thanks for the video example.

  18. Marilyn

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Great video! I listen to top 40-pop-need something upbeat

  19. lauriesteed

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Hi James and Rina! Loved this video and kudos to James for doing such a fun card (hilarious description of the embossing ‘dust’!). When I craft I actually listen to the quiet. Sounds strange, I know! It’s my time to be quiet with my thoughts and listen to the rustling of paper, the tape runner, etc. 🙂 Continue having fun in college, and of course, stamping together!

  20. andrea M robinson

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Hi James, I love the card you made for Rina. Very beautiful. You are a very supportive of Rina and its nice you show interest in something she is passionate about. God Bless. Hope to see more videos from you and Rina. I do not listen to music when I am crafting. I am usually in deep thought and concentrating so I don’t mess up.

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