Friday, September 2

Back to School Sale Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1 : You light up my life

To celebrate the beginning of a new school year, Gina K. Designs is having a Back to School sale! Members from Gina K's design team are hosting three mini hops featuring these three new incentive stamp sets. We just know you're going to love them as much as we do!

Some details on the Back to School Special:
  • Choose any ONE of the incentive stamp sets with any $35 or more purchase
  • Limit one incentive set per order
  • Customers may place multiple orders.
  • Gina K. Designs reserves the right to combine orders shipping to the same address
  • If no incentive stamp set is chosen, one will be chosen for you
  • This special can not be applied to existing orders - must be new orders only
  • Offer expires Monday, September 5th at 11:59 pm Central Time
For today's hop I decided to work with "You Light Up my Life" and here's the card I came up with:

  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock.
  • Mat Sweet Mango and Patterned Paper panels, ink all edges, add stitches. Tie on Seam Binding Ribbon, add a White brad and add a glue dots to keep ribbon in place. Add panel to card base.
  • Stamp image, color it with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with rectangle Nestabilities, mat it with a piece of Sweet Mango cardstock, add stitches and distress edges. Repeat the same with Patterned Piece piece.
  • Add panels to card.
  • Stamp sentiment, die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Fancy Tag Dies. Adhere piece to card with Pop Dots.
  • Add Stickles to image.
  • Final size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Sweet Mango, White (Gina K. Designs)
  • Patterned Paper: Victoria Garden (Echo Park Paper) 
  • Stamp: You Light up my life (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Black, Spiced Marmalade (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Light Gray Seam Binding Ribbon, White Brad (American Crafts), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Mini pearls (Gina K. Designs).
  • Accessories: Rectangles Nestabilities, Fancy Tag Dies (Spellbinders), Pop Dots, Scor-tape, Mini glue dots, Sewing machine, Distresser (Close to my Heart)
All the products in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Make sure to head on over to StampTV to see a list of all those participating in the hops!

Happy hopping and shopping!!!


  1. Beautiful card!
    I love your coloring SO much!

  2. Beautiful, Giovana! Love the Stickle lights and that lovely golden glow!

  3. Love every single element of this card. You've carried the colors in the drawing throughout your card. And I love the glittered beams of light.

  4. This is beautiful Giovana! Lovely choice of colors!

  5. The attention you pay in creating your cards is obvious Giovana.

  6. Gorgeous papers, wonderful layout, and great coloring!

  7. Stunning card Giovana! Love the beautiful color combo, all the distressing, and the bit of glitz is the perfect touch!