Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gina K. Designs August Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: "Basket Buddies" and " Heartfelt"

Hello my friends and welcome to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs August Inspiration Blog Hop. Today we are featuring 2 stamps sets "Basket Buddies" illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and "Heartfelt" illustrated by Theresa Momber.

Basket Buddies

Puppy Love Card: I think this image is more than adorable! It reminds me the puppy I got to my niece when she was 6 years old (now she is 21!!) The puppy was a Cocker Spaniel and we named her "Pelusa" (that means fuzz). She was a good company for the family, sadly she passed away last year. Anyway, the darker puppy looks so much like her.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ocean Mist cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from White cardstock, mat it with patterned paper (ink all edges) and add stitches.
  • Adhere doily to cardstock panel.
  • Tie on ribbon and create a double bow. Adhere panel to card.
  • Stamp image on White cardtsock, color it with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Eyelet Circle Nestabilities. Adhere it to card with Pop dots.
  • Add Paper flowers.
  • Stamps sentiment.
  • Add Crystal lacquer on puppies, set aside to dry.
 
Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ocean Mist, White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Blossom Soup (Jillibean Soup)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vinatge Photo (Ranger Industries).
  • Embellishments: White Seam Binding Ribbon (etsy), Paper flowers (Recollections), Doily.
  • Accessories: Eyelet Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Pop Dots (Plaid), Scor-tape, Glue dots.

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Heartfelt

Heartfelt Thanks Card: Love this set! Perfect for Thanks - Thanksgiving cards or a mix match with any other Theresa's illustrations. My card is pretty simple, but I love the results.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardtsock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from Ivory Cardstock, ink all edges and stamp leafy image all around.
  • Add straight stitches in a funky way.
  • Adhere a piece of Cream Burlap fabric.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Grass Green and Ivory Cardstock. Stamp sentiment on Ivory cardstock. Mat together and adhere them to card with Pop Dots.
  • Stamp leaves, cut them out and adhere them to card.
  • Add Gold Nailheads.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Grass Green (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive (Ranger Industries)
  • Embellishments: Gold Nail heads (Gina K. Designs), Cream Burlap fabric (LSS)
  • Accessories: Label 8 Nestabilities, Grand Calibur (Spellbinders), Pop Dots (Plaid), Sponges, Sewing Machine.

All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs store.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Have fun hopping!!

65 comments:

Teri said...

So totally adorable!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Lovely cards. I just love the puppies card.

catdidit said...

Awesome creations!! I really love that with the burlap and the crazy stitching!

richardbreaks said...

I love how soft and sweet your pup card is, and the rustic feeling on the other one is so nice!

sandi said...

The puppy card is adorable!! Both cards are awesome. Thank you for sharing and getting my mojo flowing.

Debbie Rogers said...

You've done it again Giovanna! The puppy card is stunning. Love the layers!

madoke said...

Such a cute card, thanks for sharing it and the chance to win.

Riette said...

Beautiful cards, especially the second one. I love the colors and the textures.

scraphappy4067 said...

The puppies are so cute!!

Kim Marie said...

Aw, sweet puppy pals! And I LOVE the texture on your second card :)Great!
Kim Marie

nicke said...

Adorable cards again

--Marcy said...

Fabulous use of these stamp sets!

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic work. Both cards are just adorable.

alex said...

Two very inspiring card creations and two very lovely stamp sets.

Jessica said...

The puppy card is adorable!!

Di said...

Very pretty!

Becky said...

Fabulously adorable!! I love these cute little guys.

GailBDevlin said...

Cuties all!

Nanc said...

such a soft looking card. Love it

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the free form of the stitching on the burlap of the second card.

Luv 2 Create said...

Adorable!!!
Marcie

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

cute, cute, cute. I'm so glad I ordered these sets!

Lynn B. said...

Such sweet cards! You did both stamp sets proud!

Pattyb said...

How I love these two new stamp sets! Absolutely gorgeous!

cjgusloff57 said...

Very nice cards. Heartfelt Thanks is so nice for just thanking someone or for Thanksgiving. Of course the puppie card is too cute!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How pretty, and soooo cute~

lisa808 said...

Your puppy love card is so sweet. The burlap is a perfect embellishment on your second card.

Madelene said...

Your cards are always so inspiring! Thank you!

Linda said...

Giovana - I knew I would not be disappointed. Your cards are always amazing and these are no different. The puppies are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful cards

Jimmi said...

Beautiful cards Giovanna!

janice moss said...

Love the Basket Buddies, and as usual Gina, I am blessed each time I visit your blog!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely cards Giovana! You KNOW I think the pups are totally adorable and that burlap fabric accentuates the rustic, autumn feel of your card along with your beautiful decorative stitching.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards.

Heidi Brawley said...

AWWWWWE!!!! super cute cards!

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards. Love the stitching.

Miesje said...

Love them both! Really like the Heartfelt card - that burlap and the sewing is great!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Giovana.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the stitching!!!

elizabeth said...

Love those puppies. Beautiful cards.

Donna Phelan said...

Puppy Love is too cute, and your Heart felt card is absolutely stunning! TFS!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh, that puppy card is so cute, and I love how you used the burlap on the other one!

scrappinmommom said...

Loving those adorable puppies.

pqueenie said...

The simplicity these stamps help to create is wonderful. Nice job!

Pat Jandacek said...

Fuzz is such a cute name for a puppy and your card is darling. The second card is lovely, too. I don't know if anyone else has this problem but your site is displayed on my computer with large side panels and I only receive the left hand side of your photos. Very frustrating and your blog is the only one I have that problem with. Any ideas on how to solve the problem?

naneruth said...

A sweet puppy card! It is so adorable and like what you did with the other card also.

Monica said...

Emily, I love both cards but the Heartfelt Thanks card is lovely! I love the texture behind the greeting. Beautiful job!

Penne said...

The puppies card... it's cute enough to frame!

Ravengirl said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards! Those puppies are so cute!

Jaclynn Marie said...

These cards are super cute!!!! Love the new stamp sets too!

Kris said...

Those puppies are so darn cute! Love both your cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Such sweet pups! And the burlap is so cool!

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful cards!

Melanie said...

Giovana, that puppy card is just darling, love the colors you used1
I love fall cards, this little leaf embellishment, stamped background with the wheat and crazy stitching is terrific, thanks for inspiring!

Tina Gilliland said...

Great designs... love the bg on the Heartfelt!

Sharon Harnist said...

Your puppies are so sweet and I love the burlap on your thanks card, Giovana!

Janeen said...

the heartfelt card really caught my heart. great job.l

Carol said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Casmiles said...

your puppy card is so cute...

Andrene said...

Gorgeous!! I love your style of crafting - you always do a great job no matter what the project or theme.

Kay S said...

Aww! Sweet puppy card! I like the fallish feeling o f the second card. Very nice!

Sue D said...

Very sweet puppy card and the burlap is perfect on the second card.

Sharon said...

I love your cards, the puppies are so soft and cuddley

Kary said...

Hi Giovana! Gorgeous cards!!

JessicaK said...

Very adorable. So cute!

 
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