Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gina K Release Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Dreams illustrated by Tami Mayberry, and Birthday Bash illustrated by Rupa Shevde.  These sets are very different from each other and perfect in their own styles!

First up, is my card using Dreams.  I went very simple with this one, I just let the amazing oval frame image speak for itself. 
 Next is Birthday Bash.  What a fun little set this is!  Lots of super cute images.  I went with fun bright colors on this birthday card.  I added glossy accents to the balloons.
For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will get a stamp set of their choice valued at up to $24.95!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!  I will leave you with a couple close up pictures.  Be sure to come back tomorrow as we continue with the May Release Inspiration Hop!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Dreams
Cardstock - Pure Luxury White
Pattern paper - Stella Rose "Hazel" (My Mind's Eye), Sunny Days (SEI)
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Ten Nestabilities, Copics, white ribbon, clear rhinestones, corner rounder, scalloped border punch


Stamps - Birthday Bash
Ink - Tuxedo black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury White and Red Hot

Pattern Paper - Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - Standard Circles and Standard Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copic markers, silver cord, yellow grosgrain ribbon, 2mm colored rhinestones, crystal effects



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93 comments:

  1. aww that round card is so sweeet! thanks for inspiring me to get those labels 10, that is a great look!

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  2. The first card: Clean and simple and oooh so beautiful!! I love the labels die!
    The second card: superduper cute! I love what you did with the balloons!!!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  3. Awesome Michelle! And love those shiny balloons! Im like Mel, GOT to get that label set, lol!

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  4. Love the bright cheerful colrs in the birthday card and your first is so pretty.
    Debbie D.

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  5. cute cards ... thanks for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful, and adorable! Love 'em both!

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  7. Gorgeous first card - love the subtle touch of color

    Fun, fun bday card!

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  8. Very cute cards! I love the brown/blue card very much! It's so elegant! And the second one is so cute!

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  9. Love the colors you used! Great cards! TFS!

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  10. GReat job....stamp sets are great!!! And you showcased them well!

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  11. I too love the first CAS card, so pretty and the second is so adorable, perfect PP for the background and great job on the baloons, glossy accents?
    Wonderful job.
    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  12. Very elegant Michelle, love the simplicity of the first card and the festiveness of the fun 2nd card! Beautifully done!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  13. Yummy colour combo on the first card and fun DP on the second! Great touch with the CE on the balloons and twine at the base. Have a great week (((Hugs)))

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  14. Love your cards, the first one is beautiful. Too cute is that bear. Love your blog and became a follower
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love both of these. I like seeing how you can use Tami's images without distressing the card. That's so cool. The round card? OMG I especially like how you put different colored rhinestones on the sentiment. Smart idea!
    ♥ky

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  16. Love both your cards. The colors on the second card really pop.

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  17. Just love the CAS layout and colors! And the gloss on those balloons are great

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  18. Beautiful cards Michelle! Simple, yet elegant.

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  19. love how you all use the same stamps and they come out so different

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  20. Such beautiful cards - Thanks so much for sharing Michelle! Love Gina K's blog hops - so inspirational! Have a great day!

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  21. These cards are AWESOME Michelle! The color combo of the 1st. is so SWEET!!! TFS!

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  22. Very nice cards. I love balloons and you made me smile with your card. Thnx..hugz, Dottie

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  23. So freaking adorable....I absolutely love your ideas!!! What beautiful work you do!!!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring me!!
    Pam

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  24. Your cards are fabulous Michelle. Great use of the stamps.

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  25. Absolutely love your cards!!...thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  27. What beautiful cards. You really captured the essence of each set. So different from each other.

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  28. Beautiful! Simple elegant cards.

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  29. Lovely cards - the first is simple and elegant and the second so jazzy & fun. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  30. I like the simplicity of your cards

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  31. Beautiful cards, love the color palette on your Dreams card, both DP's work so nicely together and love how you showcased the sentiment with that pretty Spellbinders die. Love your take on the Birthday Bash stamp set. I like how you've used the circle dies to showcase this cute bear and baloons. Love the "glossy accents" on the baloons too.

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  32. Love the brown and teal combination on the Dreams card. And the bright birthday card is the cutest---love the papers!

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  33. Love the cute round card! The patterned paper go so well with the image. Great job!

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  34. Your creations brought a smile to my face--thank you!

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  35. I really like the way you framed these.

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  36. Such wonderful card ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Such simple elegance with the first card. Love the brown and blue together. The second one is darling and I love the balloons.

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  38. Your first card is very elegant and love the fun colors on the second.

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  39. Michelle I'm sure any 5 year old would be charmed by your adorable Teddy bear card!

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  40. Love both cards. You are very creative.

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  41. Lovely! Like the labels 10 on the card idea.

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  42. I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite! Both are wonderful!

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  43. Love the CAS style of your first card Michelle, and I like how colorful your second card is as well. Hope you had a Happy Memorial day weekend!

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  44. Love your round Birthday card, Michelle. So happy!

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  45. Great cards! Love your coloring on the bear. I can't wait to get Birthday Bash and start stamping! :)

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  46. First card was so elegant and the second circle card, so cute.

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  47. Gorgeous cards, Michelle. I really enjoyed the circle card.

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  48. I really like the shaped card but I am really drawn to the card using Dreams.

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  49. love those labels io and I rarely use them. Your cards are so beautiful!!

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  50. Loving both cards--great work

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  51. I like the simple elegance of the first card, and the bright and colorful secod card. TFS

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  52. from subtle to pop off the page colors! Wow - nice job!

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  53. I love what you did with the Dreams set card..so beautiful. And, the birthday card is so fun...and love the crystal affects on the balloons. I just know that card would be a big hit with my grandsons.

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  54. I love the choices of color you used- very nice cards, Michelle!

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  55. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. I really like the textures of your Dream card via the choice of papers. Your round teddy bear card would be perfect for a child's birthday!

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  57. Sweet! Your paper sets off your images so well. Beautiful.

    Becky T

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  58. That chocolate and green card is absolutely stunning!

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  59. Adore your first card!!! And DP you chose on the Birthday round card is fab!

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  60. Brown polka dots are wonderful with the aqua paper below...very nice card! The round one is just precious!

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  61. Pretty first card and such an adorable second one!

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  62. Love the dreams card. Beautiful! Hugs, Teresa E.

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  63. Love that color combo on the first one and the fun design on the bear card.

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  64. Michelle these are so beautiful! Love those cute balloons! :)

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  65. Love all the details you've included on these cards - great paper choices and love the ribbons!

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  66. Sweet designs Michelle!! Love how you did the the Dreams design and the birthday circle card is adorable!!

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  67. The Birthday Bash set will make any child smile whether they be young in years or young at heart!

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  68. Wonderful cards. I like the label you used on the first one. Just stamping on it is a great look.

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  69. I really like the teal & brown together on the Dreams card. very nice~

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  70. Darling cards! Your bear is so cute, and I love the "dreams" card!

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  71. Both cards are super but I love that round little bear. So bright and fun, the Crystal Effects really make the balloons stand out.
    Patti

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  72. Those are fabulous! I love, love, love your first card that you made with Tami's new set!

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  73. Love your color choices in that first card! Details are awesome on both cards too! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  74. Such beautiful cards. Love the color combos in both. Love the circle shape on the second one.
    Marcie

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  75. Michelle,
    I just love the cas style of your first card! Simple yet stunning for certain!! Just gorgeous. Your second card is super sweet and the balloons take the show. Great inspiration on both. Thank you!

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  76. Stunning, Just Stunning Creations! Love how colorful they are--thanks so much for sharing!

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  77. Both cards are great, but Lighthouses are my favorite. Beautiful colors.

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  78. Ohhhh adorable circle card! And the Dreams card is just stunning!!!

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  79. Love the color combo on your first card - beautiful CAS in every way! Your circle card is adorable - love the bit of cord and crystal effect are the perfect touch!

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  80. Love your circle card...Both cards scream for CAS!

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  81. Love them both
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  82. Wow wow WOW! I really love them both, but that metal flower just mesmerizes me! LOVE that!

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