Monday, July 9, 2012

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop: Grand Tags & Pretty Patterns



The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Grand Tags: This beautiful sets designed by Tami Mayberry is perfect to create cards to grandma or grandpa! I don't own Labels 22 (yet), so I decided to play with a different Labels Die to create my card :)

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock (5" square)
  • Mat Innocent Pink Cardstock and Patterned paper. Add zig-zag stitches and tie on ribbon. Create a double bow with the bow-easy, add brad and add to card.
  • Stamp label image (x2) on Ivory Cardstock in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Die-cut images using Labels 3 Nestabilities Dies. Stamp sentiment in Aged Mahogany.
  • Add Labels to card base.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Innocent Pink (GKD)
  • Paper: Lost & Found 2 (My Mind's Eye)
  • Ink: Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Hand-dye seam binding ribbon, Gold brad (American Crafts)
  • Accessories: Large Pop dots, Scor-tape, Labels 3 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine.
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Pretty Patterns: This beautiful set designed by Melanie Muenchinger is fantastic!! I know you already love it, I have created a couple of more cards using the other patterns and I can wait to show them to you, but for now I have a chevron card for you.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Stamp chevron pattern on White Cardstock in Memento Summer Sky Ink. Mat this piece  with a a slightly bigger piece of Lemon Drop Cardstock.
  • Tie on ribbon.
  • Add Paper flower and button.
  • Stamp sentiment (from Grand Tags) in Black Archival Ink and add it to card.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Lemon Drop (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Summer Sky (Tsukineko), Black Archival (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Dandelion Grosgrain Ribbon (GKD), Yellow button, Pink Paper flowers (Prima)
  • Accessories: Scor-tape, Sewing machine.
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70 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful, Giovana!

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  2. sheer elegance. Love both of your wonderful designs!

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  3. Love rhe colors and chevron turned, so fresh!!

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  4. Oh what lovely cards! I just love both of them!

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  5. Both of these cards are great, love the colors and use of the
    stamps. Thank you for sharing,

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  6. Both cards are lovely, but being a grandparent I am partial to the geandparent card.

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  7. Beautiful cards! Lots of work in that first one and the chevron card is so cheerful. Thanks for the hard work.

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  8. Mmm, both cards look great!

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  9. Great cards. I love the chevron on the Happy Birthday card. That would be great for either male or female card. I love the use of multiple elements in the Grandparent card. Beautiful card!!!

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  10. Such pretty cards Giovana!

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  11. You are a master! Very pretty

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  12. Love that you used different dies then the stamp! turned out great. love all your creations.

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  13. Gorgeous G! I just have stitch envy everytime I see your cards! :D

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  14. Both cards are really pretty. Thanks for showing a great way to used the set even without owning the labels 22 die set. It is helpful to see they can be used with what we have.

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  15. Beautiful cards, love the stitching.

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  16. Giovanna you always have such a delicate and feminine style. These are lovely and very different uses for these sets!

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  17. What beautiful cards you have! I just Love the Sentiment "A Grandparent is someone with Silver in their hair and Gold in their heart" Just precious! ;)

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  18. Beautiful pinks in your cards!

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  19. Love the nostalgic look of your first card and the bright, cheery look of the 2nd one!

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  20. Very pretty cards! Really love the layers on the first one & that flower that just pops on the second one!

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  21. Very pretty grandparent card and love the chevrons on the second card.

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  22. Both beautiful and feminine cards! Love that you stamped the tag in pink instead of black! :)

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  23. These are both so beautiful! Love your take on these sets!

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  24. Fabulous...love the designs of both your cards. I've developed a real passion for chevrons lately and love them all.

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  25. As always, your cards are just beautiful!

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  26. The birthday card is so fun and so cheerful. Great job on both.

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  27. Very elegant. I love the stitching!!!

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  28. Wonderful samples! Love the layers

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  29. Amazing cards, I am really falling in love with that Grand Tag stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration

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  30. pretty in pink and love the vertical chevrons!

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  31. Beautiful Grandmother card and bright and cheery Cheron card! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I just love both of your cards today! Those chevrons on their side is such a clever application!

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  33. Gorgous, cheery cards, Giovana. Great idea to run the chevron vertical.

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  34. Love your color combo on the first card and the fun chevrons on the second.

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  35. What beauties you created. I love both of them. I really love both those stamps sets. Thanks for showing such gorgeous works of art.

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  36. Oh, your first card is beautiful with all the layers and special touches. The second one is such a cheerful birthday card. It would make anyone's day.

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  37. Great new sets and some fab ideas for using the stamps!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Both cards are very pretty. Good job.

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  39. Great looking card (no silver in my hair!)

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  40. I really like that grandparent saying!!!!! And the way you put that card together really reminds me of my gram. The second card is simpler but very effective.

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  41. I simply love both these cards. The grandparent one is so unusual with the coloring, layering, and stitching. I think I like this one because I have 8 great grandchildren. I love the pink, yellow and blue in the Birthday card also. Thanks

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  42. Beautiful cards. Love the outside the box thinking on the first and the colors of the second.

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  43. Love the elegance of your piano card and the simplicity of the flower design. tfs

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  44. Love the cards - the stitching takes them up a notch. The first card is lovely - using the bow easy is a great idea. The second card - I would totally use that for my niece's birthday!

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  45. I love the grandparents card.So gorgeous.

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  46. Oh, my Giovana - you make the most luscious looking cards. They are deeply feminine and PERFECT.

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  47. Such bright and happy cards, love the sewing detail :-)

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  48. Stunning! Love all those layers on your first card!

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  49. Love all the layers of the Grand card. Beautiful papers too. I lkie the vertical chevrons and the pop of color in the flower in the second. Thanks.

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  50. Love the colors and layers. Thinking I "need" both these sets.

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  51. 2 absolutely beautiful cards!!!

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  52. Love your cards...that pink flower just pops and I love its background!

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  53. Gorgeous cards, Giovana! I always love your beautiful details!

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  54. Oh My! Your Grand Tags card is beautiful! I love it! So soft and romantic!

    Your Pretty Papers card is so sunny and bright! It is definitely a "Pick-me-up" card :o)

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