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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65 comments:

  1. Lovely cards. I just love the puppies card.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. Fabulous use of these stamp sets!

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  10. Fantastic work. Both cards are just adorable.

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

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  12. Fabulously adorable!! I love these cute little guys.

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  13. such a soft looking card. Love it

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

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

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  16. Such sweet cards! You did both stamp sets proud!

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

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

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

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  20. Your cards are always so inspiring! Thank you!

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  21. 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.

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. Lovely cards. Love the stitching.

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

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  26. Gorgeous cards! Love the stitching!!!

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  27. Love those puppies. Beautiful cards.

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

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

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

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  31. 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?

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

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

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

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  35. Wonderful, wonderful cards! Those puppies are so cute!

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

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

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  38. Such sweet pups! And the burlap is so cool!

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  39. 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!

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

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

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

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  43. Adorable cards! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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

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

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

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  48. Hi Giovana! Gorgeous cards!!

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