Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Year of Flowers Blog Hop!!

Thank you for hopping along today with the Gina K. Design Team!! If you arrived here from Emily's blog, then you're right where you should be. You can always go to StampTV to start from the beginning.  The inspiration for today's hop came from Melanie Muenchinger's new book called, A Year of Flowers.



While you can make every design in the book with Melanie’s all occasion A Year of Flowers set, today’s samples showcase her coordinating florals, which can also be used with the book's tutorials and designs, and provide endless options and more value for your money. We are excited to share cards and projects we created using some of our favorite flower sets designed by Melanie! We love her new book and know you will too - don't miss out on getting your very own copy which you can purchase HERE!

For my sample I used the basket and roses from Holiday Basket Set and the sentiment from Pressed Flowers Set.


Here is my sample:

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Mat a piece of Innocent Pink Cardstock and Patterned Paper. Ink all edges and add stitches. Tie on ribbon.
  • Die-cut a piece of Fleur de Lis Square in Innocent Pink and a Square piece in White Cardstock.
  • Cut the Fleur de Lis Piece in half (diagonally), add it behind White Square piece and add stitches.
  • Add square piece to panel with Large Pop Dots.
  • Stamp basket and roses from Holiday Basket Set on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color them with Markers and cut them out. Add handles to basket with silver brads.
  • Adhere them to card with small and medium pop dots.
  • Add pearls.
  • Stamp sentiment on mini tag and tie it on ribbon with twine.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Innocent Pink (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Holiday Basket & Pressed Flowers (Gina K Designs)
  • Paper: Victoria Garden (Echo Park Paper)
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Silver brads, Pink Seam Binding Ribbon, Pink Sorbet Twine (The twinery)
  • Accessories: Fleur de Lis Square Dies, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Cricut & George Basic Shapes Cartridge [to create tag], Copic markers, Pop dots.

Leave comments along our hop today to enter to win one of Melanie's coordinating floral sets of your choice. The more comments you leave the more chances to win! Melanie will draw a name randomly from one blog and post the winner tomorrow morning.  She is also giving away her Crazy Daisy digital patterned paper FREE if you link Gina's video or her post, please see Melanie's blog for details! Good Luck!

Hope you're finding some great inspiration and wonderful designs to get your creativity jump-started!  You can find the newest stamp sets and lots of wonderful accessories in Gina's Store.  And then join us on Stamp TV for the challenges and surprises and crafty videos galore!!!

Now, go to Jennie's blog, to continue the hop!

Have fun hopping!
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70 comments:

Melanie said...

Fantastic Giovana, I love the floral DP peeking out and the way you split up the die cut mat 9ndd of course your coloring!!)

Becky said...

Awesome card Giovana, love the die cute and love those flowers.

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful card - so feminine...love all your embellishments!

Tina Gilliland said...

So so pretty!! Love the pinks and reds!

Lori said...

Love all the pink!!! Beautiful Giovana!

Carolina said...

Ever so beautiful Giovana!!! Love the colors and the overall LO!

Teri said...

So pretty! Love it!

Barbara Bryant said...

Love this so precious just pick the flowers

--Marcy said...

Superb coloring - looks like a photo!

Sandy said...

What a darling card.

Anita Braddock said...

Love your card. the Basket of Flowers is beautiful love the colors and the way you have layered your card love the Lacy edge frame under the basket adding the Bling to the corner add's that pop factor. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

alex said...

Stunning card, love how you have coloured the flowers, and the die cuts are awesome :-)

laurie said...

Some gorgeous flowers. Love the stamp sets in this hop. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous coloring, Giovana!

Annalize said...

Love the way you used the fleur de lis square dies here! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

marose6@comcast.net said...

sweet card can't wait to try it myself. I have this basket set.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the basket sets and love to see how you have used them. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Caryn S said...

Love all the dimension added to this card and beautiful colors too! This technique is one of the first videos I ever watched Gina do on Stamp TV!

shari said...

love the way you used the die cut square. Thanks for sharing

Lee Reed said...

Just love the way the basket "pops" right out! You do such beautiful work.

lakergirl said...

Just beautiful...I would love this for a Mothers Day card! Kim

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card!!! Great use of the die! TFS

markkfinn said...

Wedding credit cards are a unique type of card sent to family on a holiday, which of course is around the day of delivery of the recipient

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Amanda said...

I cannot believe I have't purchased this "extra" set already! It is so beautiful as is your card.

Carole said...

I love all the layers you used to enhance this beautiful card.

ibalady said...

WOW. you have gone over the top with this one .i liked the addition of the fleur de lis square die

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely flower card ^_^

crotnem said...

How sweet, the roses in the basket, Done beautifully!

Helen Dooley said...

I really love how you did the basket. Great card!

PJ said...

Very pretty card. Anyone would smile when they receive this card!

Jennie said...

Beautiful Gio!! Love the way you used the die and your coloring is gorgeous!

Olga said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card!

Joyce T. said...

lovely. that basket is awesome too!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card and coloring!

Patricia said...

Very lovely card. The colors are so pretty and soft. Well done, Giovana.

Mama said...

I love how you used the basket. I needed that inspiration. Thanks

Cheryl Winget said...

So many lovely details. Beautiful card! TFS

Jackie B said...

Lovely basket of roses. I really like the look of your card

Bast said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

ntsisterz said...

Sweet card design. TFS!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful beautiful, beautiful! I have that stamp set & it is so lovely. Also bought the book and think it is fabulous, step by step directions, and gorgeous cards to inspire me!

Laraine R said...

Just stunning!!

Angie said...

You make such beautiful cards Giovana! Love the basket and your flowers picking out of it! also your coloring . God Bless You Angie!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is just stunning!!!
Love everything about this beautiful design.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful Giovana! Fabulous coloring!

Pat Jandacek said...

What could be lovelier than a basket of roses? TFS

KonaRose said...

Hi, Giovana,
What beautiful twists and turns you put into your card! Esp the diagonal cut on the die cut and thank you for showing the simplicity and sweet touch of adding a white tag (I can do it!) With hugs, rosy

Judy I said...

What a lovely basket of roses. Your coloring is beautiful.

Ravengirl said...

This is very sweet! Your card is beautifully embellished!

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Love those stamps and the design, stitching & bow. In fact love it all.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun use of the framing! Gorgeous roses

Lynn B. said...

What an amazing blessing this card will be for its recipient. So soft, feminine and beautiful!

Golda said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the way you layered it.

wanda said...

Lots of ideas...never though of cutting up a die like that..very nice.. like the sewing, the tag and bow..very feminine..very lovely thank you

A Margery Card said...

Just when I think that it can't get any better, I found your card. It is so beautiful and impressive. I love your basket and the flowers and then the pink mat with one side cut off is very unique. Love your work and am always impressed by everything you do!

elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, love the pink.

Gayle said...

Love your basked of flowers, Giovana.

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Giovana!! Holy smokes! This is gorgeous! I have had this set and NOW I need that basket set too! Love he diecut behind it!!

Dee said...

Simply gorgeous, Giovanna! Your cards always have that elegant look, and the coloring of the roses in the basket look so "alive"! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

I cant wait to get these products I am going to order this weekend... your card is beautiful and makes me want to go right to my craft room and create... inspiring. I love the music on your blog too.

Linda Drozd

gobarb26 said...

Pretty card. Lots of detail. Looks great!

Leta said...

Fantastic Giovana, love the colors and stitching

Kris said...

A super lovely card! So elegant!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love that basket and the lovely roses!
DeniseB

Sonia said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the elements. They all come together to form a feast for the eyes.I can almost smell the flowers!

naneruth said...

Very pretty! Love those roses in the basket.

Wendy Thompson said...

This card is so pretty and your tutorial is very easy to follow. Thanks so much

Gladys R. said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the
flowers.

ktfabian said...

I love this card! I know I shouldn't say this, but this is my favorite of all of today's cards!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a lovely basket!

 
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