Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gina K June release inspiration blog hop: Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the final day of the Gina K Designs June Release Inspiration hop!  Today we are spotlighting the 1 Free with Three set, Bold and Beautiful.  This set comes free with any purchase of 3 or more stamp sets from the entire store!  Who doesn't love free?!?

Today is my sister's birthday (happy birthday Nicholle!) and I made 2 birthday cards just for her.  For this card, I used the butterfly image and used the fun pinks/blues and oranges in the Echo Park Splash papers.  I also used some little bling and a couple mulberry flowers to accent things and make it a bit more girlie.  
My next card uses the same butterfly paired with some adorable Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup papers.  I colored the butterfly with copics and added another mulberry flower to the center. This is a pretty simple one, I just let the papers speak for themselves and guide me on the butterfly.
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 some close up pictures.  I hope you enjoyed this month's Release Inspiration Hop.  Have a great day.

P.S.  I get asked a lot how I arrange my little pieces of rhinestones.  Well, I lay them on my card and just move them around (with my paper piercer) until I like how they look.  I find it relaxing and have been known to shuffle rhinestones around for almost an hour!
Card Deets:
Stamps -Bold and Beautiful
Paper - PL Kraft and white cardstock
Pattern Paper -Echo Park Splash 6x6 pad
Accessories - Standard Circles LG and SM Nestabilities, white taffeta ribbon, mulberry flowers, stickles, rhinestones 

Stamps -Bold and Beautiful
Paper - PL white cardstock
Pattern Paper -Jillibean Soup, Blossom Soup 6x6 pad
Accessories - Standard Circles SM Nestabilities, striped yellow ribbon, mulberry flower, stickles, rhinestone, border punch

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109 comments:

  1. Great job, Michelle. Like both of them so much!

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  2. Amazing cards. Love the design and butterfies.

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  3. These are so pretty, Michelle! Those papers are lovely!

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  4. It is great how the same stamp can have such different results with change of ink and papers.

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  5. The colors of the butterflies fits so beautifully with the DP. Both cards are stunning.

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  6. Both are very pretty. That butterfly is awesome!

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  7. Great cards. That butterfly is beautiful...

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  8. Your sister is so lucky - 2 cards for her birthday! Love the flowers!

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  9. I love your sweet, sweet cards. Thanks for your inspiration. This has been an amazing hop.

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  10. Great job on both cards. I love the colors of the cards. One is soft and the other a little brighter. The butterflies are beautiful on both cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  11. Great cards! Really liked the papers you used for backgrounds.

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  12. Gorgeous butterfly cards, Michelle -- love the flowers you added to them!

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  13. Your work is awesome. Keep them coming!

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  14. Gorgeous Michelle! Love the little roses added to the butterflies!

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  15. This is awesome and I love the DSP you used, makes everything pop.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Michelle!!! Love the little roses on the butterflies. So adorable!

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  17. I like both cards. I need to get some Jillibean Soup paper.

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  18. I really like the shabby chic look to both of these. Well done!

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  19. Great!!! NICE job on both of them!

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  20. So very pretty. You have shown that this image can also be soft and delicate with a change of colors and papers.

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  21. Beautiful...just beautiful. I think we should create new words that mean gorgeous...and beautiful.
    Only more so! TFS
    Jessica

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  22. these are both so pretty!!!!

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  23. I just adore your clean layouts! Awesome job!

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I love rhinestones and the flowers. The butterflies look like they are made of lace. TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  25. Beautiful cards, love the papers and colors. Your butterflies are beautiful with the glitters and roses!

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  26. Love these cards. I like the mulberry flower on the butterfly. I wouldn't think to do that. Beautiful.

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  27. Sweet butterflies and love the placement of the flower, Michelle.

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  28. Both cards are great. I like the background papers.

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  29. Your cards really make the butterfly shine. Outstanding cards. Thanks

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  30. Very pretty. I like how you used roses on the butterflies.

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  31. Love your cards Michelle. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I could never pick which one I like best. Lucky Sister! Love those little flowers too.

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  33. I like the way you used your background papers with the colored butterflies. Very nice job!

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  34. Great card, love all the many layers you did and so great with all your color choices.

    Great job,
    Thanks
    Donna

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  35. These are both beautiful cards! I know I would love to receive one like this, so I am sure that your sister will too!

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  36. So soft. Love the designer paper also.

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  37. So soft. Love the designer paper also.

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  38. Gorgeous cards Michelle. Love them.

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  39. Oh, those little flowers are the perfect touch to your gorgeous cards!

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  40. Never thought to use the little flowers on the butterflies = but it really looks cute. Nice job on BOTH cards.
    Happy Bday to your sister!!

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  41. Oh so pretty! Love the colors and dps you used!

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  42. Absolutely stunning. Both are so lovely.

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  43. How serene. Love the bumblebee stopping sentiment!

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  44. I love frills and lace; and your cards pull it all together so wonderfully!

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  45. So soft and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. pretty in pastel. Nice work.

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  47. LOVE the flowers on the butterflies. They are both so pretty and the first one is sooo sooo soft looking!

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  48. those little rhinestone bling details make this card stand out.

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  49. Lucky sister to receive two beautiful butterfly cards. I really like the rose you used on both butterflies and the papers are so soft and pretty.

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  50. Letting the paper guide your selection of stamping ink is a great design tip.

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  51. Can't say more than SIMPLY STUNNING. Such beautifully detailed butterflies.

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  52. Love that blossom paper! Lovely cards that your sister will always remember! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    forgetmenotdesignsak at yahoo dot com

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  53. Michelle -- you've done a beautiful job on both of your cards. I like the little flower placed on the butterfly -- I wouldn't have thought of doing that.

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  54. Oh these are both just beautiful!! I love the layouts with the dp and the touch of glitz!

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  55. I am so glad I came to your blog! You have a totally different take on the butterfly image and I love it. Your cards are sweet and soothing. TFS!

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  56. Great card, Michelle! Don't you just love Jillibean Soup? TFS

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  57. Both are lovely. Thanks so much for telling us how you place your rhinestones. I feel so much better, now, about how much time I spend on my cards. Of course, mine are never as beautiful as yours, but maybe some day....

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  58. Very pretty--am always drawn to cards with butterflies on them.

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  59. love your note on the rhinestones...they look so perfectly placed after the "auditioning"

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  60. Love the "quieter" colours with the bold designs. Both cards look fantastic! The glitter and bling are perfectly places as well! Great cards! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  61. Beautiful cards! Love the rose on the butterflies!

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  62. just love the little roses and the circles behind the butterflies.

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  63. Very pretty cards. Great touch with the roses!

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  64. Very pretty cards Michelle!!! I am sure your sister will love them.

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  65. What a neat idea to put roses in the center of the butterflies!

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  66. Wow these are both so beautiful Michelle! Love those pretty butterflies!

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  67. Gorgeous cards Michelle! Your sister will love them!

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  68. Very pretty cards Michelle!

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  69. I love your work. They are both beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Both cards are stunning. Keep shuffling those rhinestones they are the perfect finishing touch!

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  71. Very beautiful cards! They're so elegant. :)

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  72. Both your cards are stunning! Love the rhinestones!

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  73. Its a beautiful creation its looking so much gorgeous i like it...
    Plastic Business Cards
    Plastic Cards

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  74. Beautiful card. Love your use of flowers on the butterfly. Love Sheila x

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  75. Oooooh, these butterflies are gorgeous and you've done a stunning job creating with them!!!! Loooove that flowery paper on the second one!! {hugs}

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  76. I just love the colour combinations and the little roses give an individual look to the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Beautiful Michelle! This butterfly is stunning!

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  78. Michelle, such beautiful cards! I really love the color choices in the first one, so lovely!

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  79. Your color combo really creates quite a nice vintage/country look, and your flowers are great choices.

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  80. 2 lovely cards! like both color combos.

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  81. what a contrast. soft and sweet/bold beautiful. thanks for sharing

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  82. These are some beautiful birthday cards! Very very nice and what I think I like the best is how you used the little roses with the stamps! Love it!

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  83. Two very Beautifully simple cards yet so elegant...hugs Kath...

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  84. These are beautiful cards. I'm sure your sister will love them. The color combinations are so unique. i'll have to try them. Thanks!

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  85. Gorgeous cards. Very delicate and feminine.

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  86. nice card. thanks for sharing

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  87. Really good cart and interesting ideas I have found your blog, Im so agree with you!

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  88. both are gorgeous - love the details, especially the little roses. thanks for sharing :)

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  89. fun, fun colors. I especially like the happy birthday with the explosion of flowers on the DP and a rose for the butterfly body. Adorable.

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  90. Love the idea of putting the rose bud on the butterfly - very nice indeed.

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  91. These are both so lovely. The rose bud on the butterfly is a fabulous touch.

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  92. Love the Gorgeous butterfly and all the beautiful papers you've used t coordinate with it.

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  93. Love the small floral embellishment on both cards, nice idea.

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