Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gina K Double Take blog hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to today's Double Take hop! Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together for a hop where we will show you two cards using the same products and stamp images creating two very different cards.

If you came from Sharon's blog, you're at the right place. If not be sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

My cards use the froggie image from the Falling for You set.  Once again I took creative license when coloring these little guys.  Not too many pink and blue frogs found out in the wild!  I kept the pattern papers and embellishments the same - baker's twine, blue gray rhinestones and Circle Nestabilities.  I dug through my card sketches stash and found two that I thought would work well together.  Here is card #1:
 Here is card #2:
 Speaking of using circles on cards.  I do this quite often, and have a little system to picking the right size circle for the scale of my layout.  I have the smallest 4 circles in Standard Circles LG and SM Nestabilities sets cut out and kept readily at hand.  It's super easy to pick, chose, and move around the circles BEFORE cutting into your pattern paper.  Here is a pic.
Now head on over to the fabulous Lee's blog to see what she's sharing with you today!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Falling For You (GKD)
Paper - Pure Luxury Ivory, Lost and Found Two "Blush" (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - Spellbinders Standard Circles LG and SM Nestabilities, Blue Gray Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), black/white Baker's Twine, Copic markers

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40 comments:

  1. LOVE your creative license you took! :D These both turned out so awesome Michelle!

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  2. Awww! Super cute little froggies. Great designs.

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  3. Cute and bright! Great work!

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  4. Love the cute card. Love the stamp you used.

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  5. Great projects, so cute, and thank you for the idea with the circles, I will be doing that later

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  6. Hi Michelle! Great work! I love the Gingham, calico and damask papers together!

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  7. I like to use circles as well and this is a great idea that can be stored right with the Nesties. Thanks

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  8. Such sweet cards - love the colors you used!

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  9. Adorable and lovely use of the circles. Fab design work :)

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  10. Super cute cards Michelle!! The frogs are adorable :)

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  11. Love both layouts, and we definitely need more pink and blue frogs in the world. LOL Great tip about keeping samples of the dies on hand!

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  12. I love this little frog. It is so versatile for both male and female. I love your color combinations. Thanks for sharing. Lori

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  13. Love your little pink and blue frogs. Much better than the standard green! Lovely layouts too. I'll have to CASE them!

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  14. How fun are these!! Cute cute creations

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  15. No issues with your pink and blue froggie from this end :) Totally cute. Great set of cards showcasing her.

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  16. That frog makes me smile! Cute cards!!!

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  17. Two very different cards using the same items -- terrific!

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  18. Adorable cards and a great idea with the circles.

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  19. Great cards, Michelle, and super tip regarding the circle templates, probably saves a lot of heartache, especially if you are cutting into that last piece of DP. TFS!

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  20. Cute, cute cards with all the circles! Love them!

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  21. Very cute! Love the pink and blue frogs with their silly plaid bellies!

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  22. such fun cards Michelle! love 'em

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  23. Darlin' cards Michelle! Love the circles, the sewing and and those frogs are just too cute!!!

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  24. Really loving this frog, Michelle, and your projects.

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  25. These cards are so cute & "ribbit-ing"!!!!

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  26. Michelle, love your Hoppy cards, so cute! Such a great job with the stitching!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Donna

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  27. these are just sooooo cute! awesome stitching...

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  28. Super cute. Pink Frogs are so much more adorable then the normal green ones. Love seeing two different takes on the same stamp set.

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  29. Darling cards, Michelle -- love the layouts, colors and cute frogs! Great tip for your nested shapes!

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  30. Your cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  31. Eeek! These are really cute! Love that sweet little frog!

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  32. Tee hee!!! How cute are these froggies!!! So much fun and love the circles!!

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  33. So very cute!! Love the circles & the froggie is so cute!!

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  34. too cute, love the circles and thanks for sharing the tip about creating with them.

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  35. These 2 cards are just Too CUTE!

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