Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gina K. Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: Celebrate the Season & Home is

Hello my friends and welcome to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs September Inspiration Blog Hop. Today we are showcasing 2 wonderful sets "Celebrate " illustrated by Theresa Momber and "Home is" illustrated by Tami Mayberry.

Here are my projects:

Celebrate the Season: "Celebrate" set has images for different occasions like Fall, Halloween, Christmas, etc. I decided to make a Christmas card and I love the results.

Directions:
  • Make card from Ivory CS. A2 size.
  • Using the oval tag from Fancy Tags Two, die-cut, emboss a couple of them in Red Hot CS. Create a frame.
  • Stamp sentiment in Barn Door Distress Ink.
  • Die-cut a piece of Scor-Tape Sheet and Ivory CS using Oval Nestabilities. Peel one side of your Scor-tape paper and adhere it to carsdtock. Apply Microfine Transparent Glitter. Stamp the snowman on it. Color it with Copic Markers. (Yes, you are reading this right! This microfine glitter is awesome, tutorial to come)
  • Adhere image to card with Pop Dots.
  • Make a bow and adhere it to card.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Red Hot (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Celebrate (GKD)
  • Ink: Barn Boor Distress, Black Soot Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Christmas Ribbon (GKD)
  • Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Two (Spellbinders), Scor-tape Sheet paper, Glue dots, Pop Dots, Microfine Transparent Glitter (Art Glitter)

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Home is where the heart is: I love Tami's new set. So whimsical and fun to color and do paper piecing as well.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ocean Mist CS. 5" square.
  • Mat Lemon Drop, White and Patterned Paper, add stitches.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of White CS using Fleur de Lis Square Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut a piece of PP using Square Nestabilities. Ink all edges and adhere it to Fleur de Lis piece, add stitches.
  • Tie on ribbon, create a bow and add a button.
  • Stamp images on White CS, color them with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Circle Nestabilities. Stamp sentiment.
  • Add Glitter to sun and Crystal Lacquer to heart, windows and door. Set to dry.
  • Add it to card with Pop Dots.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ocean Mist, White, Lemon Drop (GKD)
  • Stamps: Home is (GKD)
  • Patterned paper: Blissful (Authentique), Honey Cake (My Mind's Eye)
  • Ink: Faded Jeans Distress, Vintage Photo Distress (Rangers), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko).
  • Embellishments: Yellow Seam Binding Ribbon, Blue Button (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Lemon Drop Twine (The Twinery),
  • Accessories: Fleur de Lis Squares, Squares and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, glue dots, Crystal Lacquer, Scor-tape, Sponges, 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!!


  • Gina K
  • Tami Mayberry – illustrator Home Is
  • Theresa Momber – illustrator Celebrate
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Deb Felts
  • Donna Baker
  • Emily Giovanni
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jennie Harper
  • Lee Murphy
  • Melanie Muenchinger
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher

  • Have fun hopping!

    98 comments:

    1. Beautiful cards. Can't wait to see your tutorial on stamping on glitter. Where do you get your seam binding? Thanks for sharing!

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    2. Stunning cards, as always, Giovana! Always love your work!!!

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    3. You've done it again, Giovana!! Stunning. From layers to CAS, they're both beautiful.

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    4. Great cards wow I LOVE THE GLITTER IDEA IT REALLY MAKES THE SNOWMAN PIECE POP

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    5. Ooooh Giovana - very nice cards! They were stunning at the party Tuesday night - really like your embellishments to your cards! Have a great day - thanks for sharing!

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    6. Hi Giovana, love the snowman card!! Great design & love the glitter. Your second card is gorgeous too.

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    7. I love how you framed your snowman using the tags. Your house card is lovely enough to frame! Nice job.

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    8. Love the frames on these cards. makes the focal image pop. Not to mention all that glitter on the snowman!

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    9. Love the big Spellbinder's backgrounds you've used. Great color combos and what fun use of glitter! Can't wait to see the tutorial!

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    10. Love the basket of flowers. Your work is amazing

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    11. Stunning! Your sewing technique always amazes me!

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    12. All I can say is WOW. Both cards are great! The coloring and all the details. Will be looking forward to the tutorial on the glitter.

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    13. Both those cards are very lovely made and I really love the glitter on the first one. ^_^

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    14. Love the glitter and love the wrinkled seam binding. So pretty.

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    15. Great cards! i love the plaid ribbon on the snowman card. makes the whole card just pop.

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    16. so many different ways to do the snowman and they are all cool.

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    17. supper cute love both cards snowman cute. love the way you have done your cards love the sparkels. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
      abbraddock@msn.com

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    18. let it snow, what a wonderful snowman card, you do wanderful work you do.

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    19. Thank you soooo much for the close up so we can truly appreciate the details!!! I love the 1st crd and how appropriate with the holidays just around the corner!!!! You have quite a design/color talent and thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for sharing it with us!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    20. Fabulous cards Giovana! Love the glitter treatment too!

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    21. Oh wow! Your cards are amazingly beautiful! Loved both of them.

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    22. Que trabajos más delicados, son hermosos, elegantes. Bendiciones.

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    23. Your cards are incredible! I can't wait to see the tutorial for stamping and coloring microfine glitter. TFS

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    24. Absolutely beautiful cards. Thanks for a chance at blog candy.

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    25. Wow , the cards are just so beautiful, love the little house, and that snowman looks so cold and frosty

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    26. Stunning! I am so loving the fine glitter on the snowmen... TFS

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    27. Great use of die cuts to set off your designs.

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    28. Beautiful cards~ Love the red in your first card~

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    29. Giovana, I just love the glittery snowman!! The second card is amazing also!

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    30. Both cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    31. Love both of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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    32. WOW both cards are Great! The glittered snowman is too cool. Love him.

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    33. Such gorgeous cards!! Thanks Giovana for all your inspirations you've given me!!

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    34. Adorable cards! Love them!! Thanks for sharing!

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    35. Can't wait to see your tutorial on the microfine glitter. It looks great on the snowman. I love the details you add to your cardmaking. Fantastic cards!

      vsturm@ec.rr.com

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    36. Love the beautiful bling on each card! And I love the spellbinders frame for the house -- excellent combination of elements!

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    37. Love your use of the transparent glitter.

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    38. Both cards are absolutely stunning, Giovana. The colors you chose for both are so perfect. I love that it looks like you're viewing the snowman through a frosty window. And the bow on the second card is such a perfect match for the dp. It really sets off the card beautifully. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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    39. Really like both cards and the way you used glitter!

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    40. These are great. Love the glittery snowman!

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    41. Beautiful! I love these new sets and all the inspiring projects made with them!

      Carol B
      ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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    42. I like the frames on both cards.

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    43. Love all the embellishments and detail...
      Marisol
      atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

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    44. Love, love love that red hot cardstock that you used for the glittery snowman. Great cards, Giovana.

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    45. Love the snowman card with the glitter.

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    46. I love the brilliance of the colors in the Christmas card, but the layouts are gorgeous!

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    47. Fabulous cards! I can't wait for that coloring on glitter tutorial! TFS!

      Kris in Alaska
      funamom at yahoo dot com

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    48. Both cards are stunning, but that glitterized snowman is so FABULOUS! You're a clever gal! :)

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    49. Both cards are stunning. Can't wait to see the tutorial on the microfine glitter.

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    50. Beautiful vivid cards with a clean line....very nice!

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    51. Love the glittery snowman...can't wait for your tutorial!

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    52. Beautiful cards. I love them! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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    53. Awesome cards Giovanna. Luv your work.
      Marcie

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    54. Your snowman card is STUNNING!!! Love it!! I really like the colors you used on the house card! Great design!

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    55. These are stunning (as usual) Giovana! I LOVE how you glittered the entire snowman panel with that yummy ultra fine glitter and that is the perfect traditional Christmas ribbon to accompany it. I also really like your stitching and yellow seam binding on your house card with the sparkly sun.

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    56. I always LOVE your cards! Thanks for inspiring us with these new sets!

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    57. I love the look achieved by stamping over the glitter. What a great idea.

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    58. Beautiful- love the frosted white on the snowman

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    59. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love the red on the first one. TFS
      I love these blog hops to see what is new
      http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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    60. Beautiful cards! The snowman is so cute!

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    61. These are both fabulous cards! I am intrigued by the microfine glitter and your snowman card!

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    62. Beautiful cards as always, Giovana! Love the snowman with the glitter coating!

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    63. Oh so beautiful. The micro glitter was the perfect touch. Also enjoyed listening to Third Day during my visit> ( my favorite band) !

      Thank you

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    64. These are amazing Giovana - beautifully done!

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    65. Great coloring and I'd not noticed that t'riffic fleur de lis around before ... thanx for the inspiration, you enabler, you!
      - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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    66. I'm ooooohhhing and aaaaahhhhing over the microfine glitter! I can't wait for your tutorial. :-)

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    67. OMG! Love, love, love your cards! Love the glitter! They are gorgeous!

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    68. Your have amazing color, paper & design! Beautiful card!

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    69. Ahhh, such sweet cards! Love thay bit of glitz on the first and love how that how all the yellow elements makes everything on the second card pop!

      Hope you have a great Friday!!!

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    70. Wow! Those are both fantastic! I love how you layered the image pieces on top of the fun cut out pieces.

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    71. I love your cards and especially the snowman one..which is perfect for the next winter season coming up so fast.

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    72. Both absolutely gorgeous, but that Snowman card is just WONDERFUL, so bright and cheery!!
      THANKS

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    73. Ohhh great minds think alike in glittering up that adorable snowman! Love it!!

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    74. I love the "Home is where the heart is" cards. Great colors and background designs.

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    75. Wonderful cards! Love your sparkly snowman and can hardly wait for the tutorial. Your shading is done so nicely.
      Blessings~

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    76. Fantastic! Love the snowman card.

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    77. fab cards! love your glittery snowman the best!

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