July 2021 Monthly Mix Challenge


Welcome back to another Gina K. Designs challenge! This month, our Challenge Hostess is Sheri Gilson and she has a great challenge for you!


From Sheri:

Hello and Welcome to the July 2021 Challenge! This month we are challenging you to start on your holiday cards if you haven’t already with a “Christmas in July” Challenge! 

We’ve had a lot of interest over in the Gina K. Designs & StampTV Friends Facebook Group for some ideas and whats better than to have a gallery full of ideas over the month to help us all get inspired.

For my sample I pulled out the Sparkle & Shine stamp set, card stock, inks, blending brushes, and my embossing supplies. This card can easily be mass produced.

Steps to Create Card:

  • Cut an A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″) – Used Heavy Weight White Card Stock.
  • Cut White Mat using Master Layouts 2 Die Set: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8 ”  – Used Layering Weight White Card Stock.
  • Cut Red Stitched Layer using Master Layouts 2 Die Set: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ – Used Red Velvet Card Stock.
  • Take White Mat, Run embossing pad around edges and emboss with Detail Gold Embossing Powder. This is a quick cheat and no gold card stock is required.
  • Take the Red layer and stamp images using embossing pad and emboss with Detail Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Next you will use Red Velvet ink and ink blend around the edges not going to far in. You will then VERY LIGHTLY take the Charcoal Brown ink and start off the edge and ink blend around the very edge of the layer. You may now need to add a little more Red Velvet. Note that the Charcoal Brown adds a richness and you need very little.
  • Emboss sentiment on a strip of red card stock and cut out with the banner die from Master Layouts #3 die set.
  • Assemble Card. Foam tape optional to pop up panel.
  • For embellishment add some Ruby Slippers sequins using Connect Glue.


Supply List:

Other:Scor-buddy,We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Cutter,Gina K. Designs Dot Adhesive,Gina K. Designs Connect Glue,Gina K. Designs Foam Tape,Jewel Picker,Embossing Magic Pad,Gina K. Designs Detail Gold Embossing Powder,Gina K. Designs Ruby Slippers Sequins

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will play along with us! We will have THREE winners of a $25 gift certificate each. Be sure to load your entry into the challenge. You have until July 31st to enter and the winners will be announced on August 1st.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Here are our June Winners!

Vivian’s Stamping Studio


Jessie B

Congratulations! Please contact customer service to let them know you won the June $25 Challenge gift certificate!
They will get that right out to you.
We are so happy that you all played along and we can’t wait to see what you do with this month’s challenge!
Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!
Gina K.


  1. Jessie B.

    Thursday, July 1, 2021

    I am so excited to have won. I never used texture paste before, this was my first time and I do like it. This background challenge was fun! Congrats to the other winners, there was so much inspiration in all the entries!!!

  2. Lisa P OConnell

    Friday, July 2, 2021

    Thank you for your great challenges and community! It has really contributed to my increased growth and enjoyment. Brava!!

  3. lindaccrowder

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

    Is the stamp set you used for your sample still available? I clicked your link and it opened into some kind of international shipping rules.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Saturday, July 17, 2021
  4. clkreeger

    Monday, August 2, 2021

    Any idea of when some of the products you are out of will come back in stock? I fell in love with your videos when you were using the Tapestry stamp and the petite background stamp. I’m dying for them to return. Any hope of good news soon?

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, August 6, 2021

      We are doing the best we can. Manufacturers all over are very backed up. Hopefully products will be back in stock soon. You can always contact customer service and make sure you click “join the waitlist” for any products you want so you get notified when they are back in stock. 🙂

  5. clkreeger

    Monday, August 2, 2021

    PS- I don’t see any thing about an August challenge, did I miss it?

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, August 6, 2021

      Our challenge is posted on our blog. 🙂 Check out the August post.

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