Monday, October 1, 2012

Gina K September 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 September! 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 that could have anything from stamps to paper to embellishments!! 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:
 Beyond Baskets illustrated by Melanie
Joyful Holiday illustrated by Theresa
First up, is my card using Beyond Baskets. This set has four new basket options that coordinates with seven of Melanie's previous basket stamp sets for endless combinations!  I used a basket bottom with a Christmas topper from the Basket Additions set for my tag.  That Santa is so happy with his liquid applique hat!
 My next card uses Joyful Holiday.  I LOVE the poinsettia image in this set.  It's so pretty and poinsettias are my favorite Christmas image.  I kept this card is pretty simple, I stamped the image in black ink and colored it with copic markers.  The pattern paper on this card is from Gina's Blizzard pack.  I accented the image with a punched border, a touch of ribbon and rounded corner.
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:

Melanie Muenchinger  - Illustrator Beyond Baskets
Theresa Momber -  Illustrator Joyful Holiday
 Thanks for stopping by and here are a couple close up pictures.
 
Card Deets:
Stamps - Beyond Baskets
Ink - Memento Tuxedo black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in Ivory and Cherry Red
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Sixteen, Copic markers, ivory ribbon, black eyelet,  2 and 4mm gold rhinestones, liquid applique
Stamps - Joyful Holiday
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in White and Cherry Red
Pattern Paper - GKD Blizzard
Accessories - red stitched ribbon, copic markers, yellow rhinestone, corner rounder, border punch
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66 comments:

  1. Both are so awesome Michelle, but really love that tag! Too cute!

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  2. Fabulous Michelle! love that adorable tag (with the appliqued hat!) and that card is gorgeous!!

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  3. that tag is so stinkin cute!! and I might have to CASE this Christmas deign, it's gorgeous!!

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  4. The design is great! Beautiful cards!

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  5. both of these are great! love love love the tag! :)

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  6. These are spectacular!!! Awesome work! Sean

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

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  8. Love those cards, very nice made ^_^

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  9. Love the tag, great idea!! Your Joyful card is so pretty!!

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  10. Super cute santa, and elegant Christmas card!

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  11. really awesome. love the way you used the set for a tag!

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  12. Such a cute tag! Santa looks comfy Great work

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  13. FABulous tag and I love the Christmas card! So pretty and clean looking!

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  14. Your tag is so cute!! Love it! Your card is fantastic!

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  15. Wonderful tag and beautiful Christmas card, Michelle -- you're all set for the holidays!

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  16. Both of these are really great. Thanks

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  17. Super! That tag would definitely be a keeper!!

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  18. Both cards are beautiful. :)

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  19. WOW! love that tag for the Basket Additions , full of Christmas cheer.
    Joyful Holiday is simply and elegant....thanks for sharing.

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  20. Wonderful cards. I love how you did Santa's hat. Great holiday inspiration.

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  21. Gorgeous! Coloring on both pieces is wonderful. Great designs!

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  22. Very nice projects. Love your tag.

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  23. Just might have to duplicate that second card - both are great

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  24. I love that darling tag you made. And your Christmas card is so beautiful. Wonderful creative works of art indeed!

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  25. Lots of Holiday inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Your holiday tag is so very cute and your Christmas card is really elegant.

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  27. GREAT Holiday Tag and I love your Poinsettia! So pretty!

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  28. Super coloring techniques.The Christmas card is my favorite so far. It's perfect with all its details of design. Thanks

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  29. Love your tag and your card and thanks for sharing:)

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  30. Both are totally awesome but I like your idea of making tags. It helps with other paper crafting ideas.

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  31. simply stunning - your coloring is divine and your layouts are wonderful!

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  32. your poinsettias Christmas card is just amazing. It makes me in the Christmas mood.

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  33. Both cards are cute - BUT I LOVE Santa in the Bucket!

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  34. Love your Christmas tag and card Michelle. Beautifully designed and colored.

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  35. Both your cards are oh, so, pretty! The red POPS!!!!

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  36. Both your card and your tag are amazing!

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  37. The tag card is unique! I liked the way you did the Christmas card with the rounded corner. The dp added just the right touch of elegance to the design. Your embellishments add to both projects. Love both!

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  38. WOW...your Christmas cards are excellent! Wonderful!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  39. Very fun tag and beautiful card!

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  40. Love your tag and your card is beautiful!

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  41. Both cards are beautiful! Great topper on the basket! I know now how many of the stamp sets can be combined! Loved the tag idea! I always love new ideas for cards and I love the Christmas card design.

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  42. These are just beautiful, Michelle! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love your layouts!

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  43. Fabulous tag and most gorgeous Christmas card! TFS

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  44. Your cards are gorgeous!!!! Beautiful coloring and designs! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  45. Fabulous cards! I love the liquid applique and the yellow bling on your poinsettia. The small details have a really big impact!

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  46. Your cards are beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  47. Stunning images and beautiful coloring!!

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  48. Oh my word! Michelle these are so stunning. Love both!

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  49. You've really made those images pop with your use of red in the designs. Just gorgeous! The way you made the basket work on a holiday tag shows just how versatile the basket set is! Love the new releases!!

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  50. Cute projects, Love the layout on them. Thanks for inspiring me to get a move onto Christmas cards!
    Been off on vacation and have missed checking your Blog! Lots of catching up to do!

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  51. Very pretty...I like them both!

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  52. Both are terrific Christmas projects. Thanks.

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  53. Both cards shine, but the adorable Santa with the presents is my fave!

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