Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.


My first post for Quick Quotes, On the Fence

Cards, Color, Diy, How to, Paper crafting, Quick Quotes, Supplies, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hello everyone Gabriela here with my first project for Quick Quotes. First let me say that I am delighted to be joining this talented group and I am really looking forward to the year!

This is a sweet card that could be a Valentine's Day card or just a card to say I love you.

I started with Farmhouse 104

I cut a piece to A2 size, 4.25" x 5.5" and then added the scallops to make a fence by tracing the bottom of a small container.

Then I used Powder Puff Inks on my craft mat with a water brush to add some aging to the fence. Shown here are Mahogany, Milk Chocolate, and Navy.

I pressed the ink pad onto my craft mat and then used a water brush to pick up color.

Then I cut out 3 small banners from a Words & Phrases sheet and inked the edges.

Then I punched holes in the tops and threaded them onto a piece of  ribbon. Then I applied double sided tape and cut a semi-circle out of one of the fence panels to make it look more real.

I decided to ink a background that would show behind the fence just a little. I used heavy weight white card stock for my base.  I wanted it to look like the sky, so I used Navy, Seabrook, and Aqua inks.

After seeing it, I decided it needed some grass, so I took a scrap piece of white card stock and inked it up using Green Leaf.

I drew some grass blades and then fussy cut the whole thing.

I attached the grass and that completed the card.

I hope this inspires you to have some fun with your supplies, happy crafting!

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Farmhouse 104
Cardstock Words & Phrases

Powder Puff Chalking Inks:
Milk Chocolate
Green Leaf

Cardmaking - Birthday Flowers

Card Making, Paper crafting, Diy, Crafts, StampingGabriela SimsComment

This is a fairly simple birthday card I made, using a few different techniques. Materials you will need:

Scoring board and bone folder

Card stock in 2 coordinating colors

White card stock  

Stamping ink in color of your choosing

Large background stamp

Happy Birthday stamp

Edge punch

Adhesive ribbon


Glue runner  



Start by cutting and scoring your card stock to the desired card size, I chose 5 x 7 to fit in A7 sized envelopes.  Then edge punch what will be the front of the card, I used a lace edge punch.  I stamped my background image on a 4 x 6 piece of white card stock and then colored in the image with markers. I used a coordinating piece of adhesive ribbon along the left side, but washi tape will work as well.  Then I cut a coordinating rectangle of card stock 1.5 x 3 and layered my "Happy Birthday", stamped on white card stock to it. I then used dimensional dots to give it some depth when attached to the front of the card. I also used patterned scissors to cut around the "Happy Birhday" stamp to give it a nicer edge. Try this out for any occasion and set of stamps you love, happy crafting!

Ribbon Roses

Diy, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

These are a few roses that I made from organdy ribbon.  


These are simple to create, here's what you'll need: 

  • Ribbon that you like (1-1/2 inches wide and 30 inches long)
  • Stem wire 
  • Needle and thread coordinating colors will be best, but any should work. 
  • Wire cutters  
  • Scissors
  • Green satin fabric (1/2 inch wide by 6 inches long) 
  • Fabric glue



Start by folding ribbon down at a 45 degree angle about 3" from one end. 


Then fold down the again forming a point. 


Continue using the long part as the "working" ribbon.


You'll form a "diamond".


Continue like this until you have 4 layers of diamonds.


Now you'll find a tiny hole in the center: 


Thread the end of the ribbon you were folding ("working" ribbon end) through the hole, gently, until there is enough to  grab, try not to pull too hard.  


Twist the end in a clockwise direction while gently holding the layers in the opposite hand and releasing them as the edges begin to twist.


When you reach the end grab the loose end and bunch it with the end you pulled through and sew them together with your needle and thread. 


Trim excess ribbon.


Cut length of wire to about 5". 


Wrap wire around edge of fabric. 


Cover stitches with small piece of green fabric and glue, then you're done. 


Now you've made your first flower, make a bunch and turn them into pins or into a tiny garden! 😃