Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop: Deck the Halls, Simple Snowflakes, Mistletoe Memories


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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Deck the Halls: Set illustrated by Beth Silaika, this card is a very CAS, flat and no ribbon (oh my!), I think the picture doesn't make justice, the light bulbs are very shiny :)

Directions:
  • Make card base from Dark Sage Cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from White Cardstock, Stamp long cord and little light bulb heads in Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamp the light bulbs in Memento Cantaloupe, Lady Bug and Bamboo Leaves.
  • Stamp saying in Memento Lady Bug Ink.
  • Mat stamp image with Lipstick Red CS, add stitches.
  • Add Crystal Lacquer to all light bulbs, then add little pinches of glitter while the Crystal Lacquer still wet.
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Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Dark Sage, Lipstick Red, White (GKD)
  • Stamps: Deck the Halls (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug (Tsukineko)
  • Accessories: Crystal Lacquer, Glitter, Scor-tape, Sewing machine.
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Simple Snowflakes: Set ilustrated by Tami Mayberry. Another CAS card :) No ribbon here either, but I added some tinsel and rhinestones to make it very shiny.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from Cherry Red Cardstock. (5.25"x 4")
  • Cut a panel from White Cardstock, stamp snowflakes and sentiment in Memento Love Letter Ink.
  • Cut a strip of Patterned Paper (1" x 3.75") from "Merry Little Christmas" Collection, add it to panel. Mat panel together and add White and Red Tinsel and Red Rhinestones to snowflakes and top corner.
  • Add panel to card base with Large Pop Dots.

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Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: White Cherry Red (Gina K. Designs)
  • Patterned Paper: Merry Little Christmas (GKD)
  • Stamps: Simple Snowflakes (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Love Letter (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Red and White Tinsel (etsy), Red Rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • Accessories: Large Pop Dots, Scor-tape
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Mistletoe Memories: Beautiful set illustrated by Becky Oehlers. For my card I decided to make a CAS one, love how it turned out, in addition of the new Warm Cocoa Cardstock is now one of my favorites :)

Directions:
  • Make card base from Warm Cocoa Cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from Ivory Cardstock (3.75" x 5"). Stamp images in Memento Bamboo Leaves and Memento Lady Bug.
  • Cut a strip of Dark Sage Cardstock and stamp sentiment in White Craft Ink, add it to Ivory panel.
  • Mat this piece with a slightly bigger white piece, add zig zag stitches.
  • Tie on ribbon and add panel to card base.
  • Add a button and little bits of Star Dust Stickles to image.
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Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Warm Cocoa, Ivory, White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Mistletoe Memories  (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Lady Bug (Tsukineko), White Craft (JoAnn's)
  • Embellishments: Green/Red Ribbon, Red Button, Hemp (Darice)
  • Accessories: Scor-tape, Sewing machine.


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61 comments:

Tami Mayberry said...

Beautiful work!!! Really like the mistletoe one!

Melanie said...

love the glitter bulbs! also love the warn cocoa paper and dotted ribbon on mistletoe card!

Betty said...

Great cards...love the color combos. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful cards Giovana! Love that mistletoe one---the green you used is perfect and i love the perfect stitching! Loving the tinsel ribbon on the warm wishes card and the little glitter on the lights was a perfect touch on the first!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

So very nice, Giovana!!!! You did a marvelous job on these!!

Beth said...

Love all the little touches you put in your projects! The lights all bling'd up - the colors on the mistletoe card - the stitching - the ribbon!

Teri said...

Very nice!

squonks said...

There is no way I could choose just one of these cards to Ohhh and Ahhh over. As I went from one to the other, I was captured by each one. They are beautiful. Thanks

Joni said...

Simply stunning.

Colleen said...

Wonderful color combinations on your very lovely cards
ColleenB.

PiscesGirl said...

Love your stitching, three wonderful card.

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful projects, Giovana! Wonderfully detailed!

naneruth said...

These are great! Love the use of the crystal lacquer on the bulbs.

Em's Thoughts said...

Lovely cards. I love the designs.

Judy Woodland said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Sharon said...

Such bright a cheery cards! Great colors used.

Beastybunny said...

Well done! I love the bit of sparkle on the lights! And the snowflakes are just lovely!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Everyone of your cards are fantastic. But my favorite has to be the mistletoe one. I just love everything about it.

Deb said...

So gorgeous, Giovana! I love the little sprinkle of glitter in the lacquer, the sparkle of the tinsel and gems, and the homespun feel of the stitching! Every one, fabulous!

Mama said...

I really should get the sewing machine out! Love that stitching!!

Priscilla said...

Beautiful cards! Love that mistletoe one!

Harriet said...

Your cards are lovely and colorful. Thank you.

Maria said...

very cute

meemee48 said...

Love your bright and cheery cards!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards Giovana, love them all.

bridget22868 said...

I just love the Merry & Bright card! Its my fav! Love the rest too. Great job!

Olga said...

Love all your cards! Love the combination of ribbon and colors of teh misletoe

Snoopy said...

Wonderful cards! I especially like the snowflakes one. Beautiful!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
Snoopy's Homemade Fun

Caroline said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Trisha said...

More absolutely beautiful cards. Great job.

Kris in Alaska said...

I am so loving that lights and mistletoe sets! FABulous inspiration!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

love the string of lights!
and the mistletoe cards are lovely
thankjs
Holly

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Giovana! I adore Warm Cocoa c/s, too!

Leta said...

wonderful cards Giovanna...love how you used Crystal Lacquer on the lightbulbs

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards Giovana!!!

Carolina said...

Beautiful touch with the sewing and the bit of sparkle on the snowflakes is just a delightful touch - just darlin' in every way Gio!

windinstarsranch said...

very nice. Such great ideas thanks for the inspiration.

Ravengirl said...

Very pretty cards! I really like the bulbs on the string and how you extended the mistletoe.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Super cute - I love the lightbulbs and how you made them shiny. Great inspiration all around!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love the double row of lights and the mistletoe, gorgeous cards

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like the glitter you added to the light bulbs.

Golda said...

Wonderful cards! I love the dimension you gave each one and how it was different on each.

Marianne said...

Words are failing me to say how i love your cards and how beautiful they are! Thanks for sharing

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very beautiful cards!

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! Love the sparkling lights!

marci said...

Love your cards - the snowflake one is my favorite!

Susan said...

Pretty cards! I have not gotten brave enough to sew on my cards but these are really pretty!

Riette said...

Love your "Deck the halls". Always drool over the stitching!

Kitty said...

Your ards are just beautiful

Blessings,
Kat

Carol said...

Having a great time on the blog hop, thanks for all the great ideas! I love the new sets, especially the Ornaments!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful lights, love the sparkle!

usharon said...

I like what you did with the Christmas lights, using two strings and also brightening them up with glitter. All of your cards are beautiful.

NJMullins said...

Love love love the string of lights. Adorable!

Betty Neville said...

Such fabulous designs, Giovana! I honestly can't pick a favourite!

--Marcy said...

So colorful!

cltague said...

So many cards, you have outdone yourself. I can't pick a favorite.

Sonya van Stee said...

Awesome cards! Hard to pick a favourite because they are all so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the mistletoe card! Beautiful samples~

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful love all the cards. the Christmas theme is awesome. love the colors. thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

Fun, Fabulous and Fantastic...in that order ha ha. These are all just great, little soft spot for the mistletoe card, the ribbon choice is wonderful

Diana Evensen said...

I especially like the way you made the lightbulbs "shine" with gold.

 
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