Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gina K. Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1: Holiday Basket & Under the weather.


Hello my friends and welcome to Day 1 of Gina K. Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop. Hope you enjoyed the Release Party last night, it was sure a lot of fun!!
Today we are showcasing 2 of the new sets just released "Holiday Basket" illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and "Under the Weather" illustrated by Rupa Shevde.

Here are the projects I created:

May your day be filled with love: I created this card with "Holiday Basket" Set. The images are super cool to color, if you don't like to color, just do heat embossing in gold or bold colors and you will get nice effects.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White cardstock. 5" square card.
  • Create a frame using Fleur De Lis and Rectangle Nestabilities from Red Hot Cardstock. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp baskets and poinsettias, color them with Copic Markers and cut them out. Add brads to basket to connect the handles. Add poinsettias and cover them with Crystal Lacquer.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Create a double bow with bow-easy. Adhere it to card with glue dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Red Hot (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Holiday Basket.
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Gold nailheads (Gina K. Designs), Brads (SU), Green Ribbon (JoAnn's).
  • Accessories: Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities, Rectangle Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Scor-tape, Glue dots.

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Get Well Soon: This card was created with "Under the Weather" set. This set has really cute images, fun to color or paper pieced.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White cardstock. A2 size.
  • Ink all edges. Cut a panel from Sweet Corn CS, mat this with Patterned Paper and add stitches.Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp image on White CS, color it with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Rectangle Nestabilities. Mat it wit a piece of Sweet Corn CS. Add zig-zag stitches. Adhere it to card with Pop Dots. Add glitter.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Add button and twine. Adhere them to card with glue dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardtsock: White, Chocolate Brown, Sweet Corn (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Under the Weather.
  • Patterned Paper: Blossom Soup (Jillibean Soup), For the Record (Echo Park Paper)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Blue Buttons (Gina K. Designs), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Lemon Drop twine (The twinery)
  • Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Glue dots, Pop dots, Scor-tape, Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), Sewing machine,

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

Now, are you ready for more inspiration?! Visit the DT blogs listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win a set of your choice!!
Have fun hopping!!

86 comments:

  1. OH I just love your cards. Stunning layouts and coloring!

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  2. Love the basket card the 3-d flowers rock thanks for sharing

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  3. I just love all the details you put into your creations, gorgeous Giovana!

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  4. Just so beautiful! I love the brad centers on the flowers.

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  5. The Christmas basket is so dramtic...love it. Nice instructions on the cute card.

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  6. Wow! These have some eye popping BEAUTY!!

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  7. STUNNING basket card my friend! Your bear is to to cute the way you colored him... he looks old and very much loved and hugged often! :-) Great job!

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  8. Love them both, the flowers are beautiful and the sewing on the bear card just sets it off so beautifully

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  9. Wonderful cards! I really love the holiday basket card. The shading on your flowers, the added pinecones, etc.. really add wonderful elements. Your little get well card is so sweet! Love the sewing/buttons on the card. Great job!! Blessings~
    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  11. The poinsettia basket is the prettiest for me. I'm going to try it. Thanks

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  12. Oh my- such lovely poinsettias! Great card! Your stitiching on the second card amazes me every time-stunning work!

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  13. Such a great job with the fussy cutting. Beautiful card and cute bear card.

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  14. I really love the Holiday Basket set.

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  15. Your basket is beautiful and the little bear is so cute.

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  16. Love the bold & bright on the basket card. Color combo on the UTW card work really well together.

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  17. Giovana, I love the extra detail you put into your cards. The colors are great together...Thanks.

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  18. Your get well card is so sweet!
    And the Christmas card is so bright and vibrant - just gorgeous.

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  19. The basket of poinsettia card is beautiful but the get well soon card is my favorite. It's adorable!

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  20. Loved your hurt bear card. Love the composition.

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  21. Stunning cards! Love the christmas card and the sewing on the get well card. :)

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  22. You always have a visual treat for us Giovana! You picked the perfect nestability shape to frame the lovely holiday basket, and I love the brad accents you added. I love your gentle sponging over your perfect stitching in your get well soon teddy bear card and the sparkly paw pads and sling are the absolute perfect touch!

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  23. Great cards--I like the frame on the first and all the stitching on the second.

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  24. love them both but especially the stitching on the get well card.

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  25. Stunning flower card! Love all the coloring on it. Sweet mouse card too.

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  26. Oh Man! How do you make these gorgeous cards time and time again? Every little detail is absolutely FABULOUS, Giovana! You AMAZE me!!! So happy you share all of your cards and creations with us.....very inspirational!

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  27. As always, your cards are gorgeous! Love the dimension and the stitching!!

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  28. Extremely lovely cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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  29. The coloring, the layouts, the designs.....I love, love, love what you've done with each of these stamp sets. The poinsettias are super gorgeous.

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  30. Great cards, the borders on both are beautiful and really pop the cards. The stitching on the 2nd one is a nice touch. Take care, and thanks for sharing. RuthAnn

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  31. Can't say enough about your coloring! Love the design of the Holiday Basket card!

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  32. Lovely basket card! So elegant! Sweet get well card too! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  33. Gorgeous poinsettia and sweet bear card, Gio -- love them both!

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  34. I loved your cards. They are really a beautiful handmade creation.
    God bless you!

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  35. The poinsettia card is STUNNING! All the dimension you added to the layout and the coloring . . . WOW! And I love the border and great stitching you used on the get well card. You're the master of details when it comes to card making. I wanna learn that!

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  36. Love, love, LOVE StampTV bloghops - this design crew is so talented - including you, Giovanna! Glad that you finally made it to the party last night - Thank you for sharing!

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  37. the red on the white really pops and of course the get well is just adorable.

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  38. What a beautiful holiday card with the basket and flowers. The adorable bear just makes you want some chicken soup.

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  39. These cards are adorable! The details you add to your projects are fantastic and enhance the beauty of these cards.

    vsturm@ec.rr.com

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  40. The poinsettias are gorgeous and the bear card is whimsical and made me smile. :)

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  41. Your cards are really nice. I love the poinsettias.

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  42. that border on the basket card is fabulous! Also nce touch with the stitching on the second card

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  43. Loving the border on the basket, Giovana! Stunning cards... (as usual)

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  44. Beautiful vivid red and of course to die for sewing!

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  45. Oh my, what a gorgeous basket of poinsettias! They are amazing!

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  46. Oh I love both of these cards. That Christmas card is beautiful and the get well made me feel better.

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  47. How cute and lovely! Love both
    of your cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Great cards. Giovana. Love the get well card. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Beautiful, striking basket card...that red die is perfect. Beautiful cards, Giovana.

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  50. Beautiful, striking basket card...that red die is perfect. Beautiful cards, Giovana.

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  51. Your cards are so cute. Love the dimension on the Holiday Basket card and the stitching and detail on the Teddy Bear card is adorable.

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  52. Your cards are a delight! I especially like the yellow border on the get well card with color-coordinated string on buttons. The card has a warm, welcoming look. Very nice!

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  53. Love your cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  54. Beautiful projects, I love the colors and design.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.Like your music but I blast my DH out of sleep every time I go to your blog because I forget you have music on your blog. I always do the hops at night lol.

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  56. Love your cards Iespeciall love the background with the nestibilities. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Love all the dimension and texture in your cards.

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  58. Really pretty, Giovana!! Love the edging!

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  59. Beautiful cards, Giovana!! Love them so.

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  60. I am loving that basket image. Can't wait to play with that! Great job.

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  61. Wow! That basket is a stunner, and I love the frame you made. Poor little bear, but he's flaunting high style with those beautiful papers and edging. Love the sewing and twine, too. Great projects!

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  62. wow so very beautiful love love the basket. the Bear so cute he has a booboo thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  63. Love the teddy bear and the beauty of the Christmas card!

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  64. The basket is LOVELY love the detail...
    Marisol
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

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  65. Both cards are great! The bear is adorable and the basket is gorgeous!

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  66. Love your Christmas basket of flowers. Your basket is colored perfectly. Love the little bear too!
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  67. Such great stamps and such great idear's. Love all the great stuff you do.

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  68. Love these Giovana! Your cards are always beautifully detailed!

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  69. Stunning cards as always! The dimensions, coloring and layout on the first card is just perfect in every way! Love the mix of pattern paper on the seond card and your coloring on the bear is just perfect in every way!

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  70. These two cards are just fabulous, Giovana! Love the basket with the 3D flowers popping out and the bear card is just darling!

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  71. Such beautiful cards and I am indeed loving that basket set of images.

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  72. Your basket overflowing with beauty and such lovely flowers!! Great job!!
    And your little bear card is adorable as well.
    Thanks as always for your wonderful inspiration!!
    Donna

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  73. FABULOUS 3D basket and flowers!!! And adorable teddy bear!

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  74. Dear Giovana,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

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  75. Beautiful basket card! So cute on the teddy bear card!

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