Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spellbinder Thank you blog hop

Hi everyone!   The Gina K Designs team would like to welcome to you this special Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop!! Recently Spellbinders generously gifted each member of our Design Team with the amazing new Grand Calibur die cutting machine!  What an amazing and exciting gift and believe me each one of us LOVE it!! We have made some special Spring themed cards and projects to showcase the new Grand Calibur and why we love it so much.  Thank you so much Spellbinders!

If you are following the hop, you should have come here from the very talented Melanie Muenchinger's blog.   If you missed anything along the way, you can find the master blog list over on Gina's blog!

My first card uses the little chickies image from the Basket Blessings set.  Aren't they the cutest?!?  And the detailing in the eggs is drawn in, so they are super easy to color.
Here is a picture of all the Spellbinders die cuts I used on the card.  See how they ALL fit on the Cutting Plate?  This is what I LOVE about the Grand Calibur.  The Plate is 8.5x11 and it is big enough to do all the card die cuts in one swipe!! 
My next card uses the set, Bug Me Anytime.  I love this cutie little set!  Lots of fun happy sentiments and images -perfect for spring.  I inked the flower puff in brown and then took a pink ink to the edges.
Here are the Spellbinders dies I used for this card.
So your next stop along the hop is the fabulous, Nina Brackett!! 
Be sure to hop over and see what fabulous spring creation she has for you!!  I'll leave you with some close up pictures.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Basket Blessings, Bug Me Anytime (Gina K)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Brown and Hibiscus Burst
Paper - White, Soft Sky, Lemon Tart cardstock, Springtime collection papers (Echo Park) and Olivia Rose Collection paper (K&Company)
Spellbinder dies - Blossom, Standard Circles Lg and Sm, Curved Rectangles, Labels One
Accessories - Grand Calibur die cutting machine, silver pearls and string, pink grosgrain ribbon, hot pink rhinestones (Kaisercraft), stickles, copic markers


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65 comments:

  1. so cool!!! Thank you for showing how they are all laid out at once!!! This is awesome! :)

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  2. What gorgeous creations Michelle! Love the shaped card especially!

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  3. wow! Both of your cards are fabulous...I really love that chick image you used. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Both cards are fabulous! I just love the clean, graphic designs you created!

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  5. These are beautiful Michelle! You lucky, lucky girl! That is HUGE, it's bigger than I thought, love that you can cut everything at once.

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  6. Michelle that chickie card is terrific1 I love the colors and layers to frame it up, so cute with that big scallop! the little strips of DP complement the eggs in the image so nicely, i love it!

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  7. Oh this card is so precious! I love the color combo! You are so creative lady!

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  8. Cards are lovely...I want a Grand Calibur!

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  9. Lovely cards, especially like the chick card. Eeek Easter isn't to far off.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

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  10. Very nice! Spring can't be far away!

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  11. WOW! Want an amazing gift!!! Great cards!!!

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  12. Such lovely creations Michelle! I especially like the silver domes between the scalloped petals of the flowers.

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  13. Beautiful cards, Michelle -- love the fresh and clean Springy feel to them both!

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  14. awesome cards Michelle. Love them both and love that you showed how much can be cut at once----!!

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  15. I'm jealous! LOL :) Great cards. Love the shaped card and darling chick image. Enjoy your new toy!!

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  16. What a fantastic project. Your use of the stamp and SB die is wonderful. Don't you just love GK and SB? I know I do.

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  17. Cute chicks!! (That cutting plate looks well-loved, lol)

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  18. Your cards are so pretty! I love the little chicky card with the silver accents. The shapes work so nicely and I love how you clipped the large pattern on the edge. Looks great!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. What wonderful projects, so pretty!! Don't ya just love that machine??!! Bet y'all are happy you didn't buy one yourselves around Christmas!

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  20. Ahhh- your ducky card is adorable.

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  21. What a precious image! Love the way you layered the circles. The little pearls just set it off. Nice finishing touch.

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  22. You've made two stunners Michelle!
    So simple yet so effective! xxx

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  23. love your cards girl!! Especially that first one...so SWEET!!!

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  24. Great cards! I love the close up pictures, too.

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  25. Two fab cards - love those cute little chicks. Pat x

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  26. Thank you very much for sharing your two beautiful cards with us...
    really nice.

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  27. how cute your card are very pretty color
    thank for showing

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  28. SO cute!! Both cards are adorable!!

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  29. Fun and simple are the best! Thank you for sharing!

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  30. I adore both cards! My grandbabies will love the baby chicks... hope I can do my card as well as you have done. :)

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  31. LOVE Both of them I m loving how yawl are showing how to lay it out to cut.. THANK UUUU

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  32. Wow what an adorable card, and thank you for being thoughtful and showing how you layed everything out. It sure looks like it is time saving. That is what I need. I send so many cards out. I am going to be saving for this machine. Hugs Cathy

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  33. both of your cards a awesome..great job!!!

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  34. Love your cards Michelle! They are all so cute! That is such an awesome design team gift! Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous creations :)

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  35. so great! Thanks for showing how much space there is to cut out many items at once, how fabulous!

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  36. Beautiful cards, both done so well!! Love how you showed how you laid out your cards to cut, shows the machine well!! Thanks for your time!!
    Enjoyed
    Donna

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  37. Really cute Spring cards!!!! Congrats on your new G.C.!

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  38. so cute, love your examples...

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  39. Love the layers on the cards, the details and the stamp! Thanks for showing how you layed out the design on the cutting board. Great tutorial!

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  40. Love these CAS cards! The shape of the last card is great with the other shapes. Love the softness of the first and how you accentuated the shape with the bling!

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  41. Ohhhh just perfectly Springy delightfulness!! I also just love the multiple cutting!!

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  42. Very simple, but elegant and cute! Congratulations!

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  43. Lots of detail in this not so simple card. Has some surprises!

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  44. Woo hoo, you're one lucky girl! Congrats on the new Calibur . . . don't you just love it!!! Your cards are so adorable Michelle!

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  45. Adorable CAS cards! I love the way you accented the scallops with bling...so darling!

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  46. Both of these are adorable! Love the chicks and the dies that you chose! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

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  47. Thanks for showing how you fit the dies. Both your cards are great.

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  48. I love the simplicity of the "Hi There" card!

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  49. So adorable and fabulous, Michelle! Wonderful designs and detailing! {{HUGS}}

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  50. Love your cards and appreciate the way you showed how many dies can be placed on the cutting plate. You must be thrilled with the Grand Calibur - I know I would be!

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  51. Wonderfully sweet cards. Perfect for spring. Lucky you to receive such a wonderful gift.

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  52. Totally cute! These are great. Isn't the Calibur awesome... I love mine too.

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  53. Whoa... that is some gift!! Lucky you!! To layout everything in one swipe....{sigh}. Cards are gorgeous!!

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