Monday, July 9, 2012

Gina K June release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Today the Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another Inspiration Blog Hop were we hope to inspire you with many beautiful ideas for the sets released in June! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random commenters and they will win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Today we are spotlighting 2 sets:  Pretty Patterns illustrated by Melanie and Grand Tags illustrated by Tami.  First up, is my card using Pretty Patterns.  I really love the patterns in this set!  I used the line/circles vertically instead of horizontally.  Then I randomly stamped the patterns into the open circles with a turquoise, peach and yellow ink -that flower is actually uses the Just Peachy cardstock, but it looks a bit orange in this picture.  This is a simple design and can be made with any color combo.
 My next card uses Grand Tags.  I LOVE how this set coordinates with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-two because it is one of my favorite label shapes!  I stamped it in brown ink and added a touch of green to the leaves.  The pattern paper on this card is from Gina's Sunshiny Day pack.  I thought these colors were so happy and bright it called for a butterfly!  This one is from Spellbinders Wonderful Wings set.
Don't forget, all the new stamp sets are now offered in CLEAR which is what I linked.  But if you prefer rubber, click on the What's New Section and you will see both options.
Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:
 Thanks for stopping by and here are a couple close up pictures.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Pretty Patterns
Ink - Seattle, Ocean, Papaya and Peach ink (A|Muse)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in Turquoise Sea, White and Just Peachy
Accessories - Spellbinders Rose Creations, 2, 3 and 4mm gold rhinestones
Stamps - Grand Tags
Ink - French Roast (A|Muse)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in Kraft, Dark Chocolate and White
Pattern Paper - GKD Sunshiny Day
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two and Wonderful Wings; Satin edge grosgrain ribbon and 1/8" velvet ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), pink rhinestones, stickles, sewing machine, green resin flower 

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77 comments:

  1. ACK! So clever!!! Love the way you made the pretty patterns look like flowers. Brilliant!

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  2. Accccccckkk! So stnkin cute, like little mod flower garden, love!!!!!!

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  3. I love your cards!! They are gorgeous!!

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  4. Gorgeous cards, gf! Absolutely spectacular idea on mel's set! love that!

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  5. Both of these cards are terrific,
    anyone would love to receive either of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Both are great cards. Thanks for giving me great ideas for cards.

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  7. What a nice idea of using the borders!Well done! Love it!

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  8. What a sweet twist to the circle borders! I'm lovin' that stamp. And your butterfly card is so beautiful [and I'm usually not a "pink girl"].

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  9. Your Hello card is perfect!!! I love the colors. I love to change the orientation of my cards sometimes. The butterfly and the chevron is just lovely. Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  10. TOTALLY love how you used Mel's set!!! Tami's is fab as well... very nice!!

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  11. Fun cards Michelle!!

    psssst...still miss that cute little bear! :)

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  12. Oh my gosh, I love your cards, A LOT!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. wow lovin both cards!I agree that pretty patterns is a must have set. like the butterfly card as well great colors.

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  14. Oh so awesome Michelle! I LOVE how you stamped that first one, very unique!

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  15. Beautiful cards! Love that butterfly!

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  16. WOW! You took a completely different approach to the pattern that totally sets it off. Great cards!

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  17. beautiful! Love how you patterned the circles! fun cards!

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  18. I love all your cards and your pretty flowers too! ;)

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  19. WOW! I love these cards. You did a beautiful job.

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  20. Great set of cards, Michelle. Had to do a double take on the second one as not used to so much colour on your cards LOL! Have a great week :)

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  21. You showed us 2 completely different ways to use these sets. Gorgeous just doesn't seem to do them justice.

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  22. Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one. Those circles just speak to me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Making that pattern look like flowers is a great idea! Although it looks great with the peach flower, it would look great w/out it too..very CAS! And very cool how you put the butterfly in the tag..makes it so versatile! :)

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  24. Love the way you stamped the circle patterns off the card. Yet another fun way to use this set! Both cards are perfectly lovely!

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  25. Beautiful cards! So neat adding the flower and butterfly!

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  26. I love love love the way you used the pattern stamp. So cute!!!

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  27. Very pretty and I really love what you did w/ the Pretty Patterns set.

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  28. So pretty...love the clean and simple of your pattern card and the wonderful color and fun of the butterfly card! Great work.

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  29. Oooo, I really like these. My favorites so far. I like the "flower circles" and the butterfly too!

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  30. Killer job EXTENDING the images! Love what you did -- you out of the box thinker :)

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  31. Great cards--the first is so fun and the second is just plain pretty!

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  32. love the extras....the flower and the butterfly.

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  33. Beautiful cards, love 'em! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Your imagination always amazes me! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. The vertical orientation was a surprise! I love it and colors too.

    Nice label card too.

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  36. Lovin' your cards today! I think the frame is brilliantly used for that butterfly!

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  37. OMG..you are so very clever....love love love your cards and ideas.

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  38. Love the flower on the first card and the butterfly in the center of the grand tag is awesome.

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  39. Great cards, your flower garden is clever.

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  40. Beautiful cards. love what you did with the stamps. Way to go!

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  41. What glorious cards you created. I really love how festive you made the one with the pattern paper design.

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  42. Fabulous! I am really wowed by the first card and the way you used the lines and circles pattern. Really clever.

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  43. Great new sets and some fab ideas for using the stamps!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. They are both wonderful. THEY ARE HAPPY LOOKING CARDS.

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  46. What a difference turning that stamp sideways makes. And the flower adds so much to it.
    The pattern paper from Gina is great.

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  47. Love what you have done with the sets. I never would have thought to use the background to make dotty flowers!

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  48. These cards are so unusual. I love the circles and how you added the flower for accent. Also, the butterfly card is wonderful. Butterflies are my favorite accents. Thanks

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  49. Love that you added a little bling to the circle card. The stamps are awesome and your cards are lovely.

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  50. WOW - such creativity. So glad folks like you share ideas with those of us who would never "see" these possibilities!

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  51. Love both of your cards, two of my favorite things butterflies & flowers.

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  52. Michelle - your cards are just exquisite! You think so creatively - love these!!!

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  53. Gorgeous cards, especially love the butterfly framed with Tami's label, what a brilliant idea :-)

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  54. Soooo pretty! Love the flower in the middle of the Pretty Patterns card! Niiiiice!

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  55. Adorable cards. The circle and line card is great, especially with the different colored centers, it reminds me of bubbles!!! The second is peacefully sweet!!! I always love your jewels that you use!!!
    Hope your enjoying the heat wave!

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  56. Very pretty, Michelle. Colors are great. Thanks

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  57. Brilliant use of the patterned circles Michele!! Wonderful samples for the new release!

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  58. Thanks for the different idea on how to use these sets

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  59. Michellel, nice job on both of your cards!

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  60. Wow! You really made excellent use of those pattern stamps. Really love your design..beautiful cards.

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  61. Gorgeous cards, Michelle! Awesome designs!

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  62. I just love your cards, they are so lovely! Love the flower and the butterfly ^.^

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  63. I just love your cards, they are so lovely! Love the flower and the butterfly ^.^

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  64. I just love your cards, they are so lovely! Love the flower and the butterfly ^.^

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  65. I love your cards, they are so lovely! I really love the flower and the butterfly ^.^

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  66. oooo! these are fantastic, Michele! loooove the colors in the first one and the gorgeous way you showcase the butterfly in the second.

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