Monday, January 3, 2011

Gina K Design January Release Day 1!!!

Can you believe? 2011 already?!! I still get so very excited to bring the new Gina K Designs stamps each month though, even after being on the DT for almost 2 years now! I just love sharing with you all of the wonderful goodness!! Up first today, we have 2 sets this AM....first up is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Where the Heart Is....I absolutely love this set! Me and my daughter used to make this little symbol to each other alll the time! Here is my card for tonight:


I decided to make a gatefold card with it. I love how this turned out too...here is it open:


Doing a gatefold card does force you to do the inside too, lol! But this was just perfect for this image to me. The 'DP' on this card is actually some wrapping paper that my sister used this past Christmas that I swiped from her! Love the rustic look of it....This set has soo many possibilities too, just wait until you see all of the sentiments in it...I think Mel covered about everything! Ok, up next is the newest set by Rupa Shevde called Ready, Set, Snow!....Ohhhh such adorable images in this set!! here is mine for tonight:



I just love that little penguin! He looks like he is having a ball on the snow I created for him...I made that with glass glitter, then sponged on it with Stayz-On ink in white to make it look more like snow....it looks like the snow we get around here when we do get any...dirty, LOL! You will just love the oh so cute images and sayings in this set too!

Ok, ready for more eye candy this morning? I know I am! Here ya go:

*AJ Otto

*Carolina Buchting

*Deb Felts

*Donna Baker

*Emily Giovanni

*Gina K

*Giovana Smith

*Janice Whiting

*Jennie Harper

*Lee Murphy

*Melanie Muenchinger

*Theresa Momber

*Tina Gilliland

*Latisha Yoast - Guest Designer


And look at this!! Straight from Gina's blog:

We're giving away FOUR of these new stamp sets!

While you are blog hopping today, leave a comment on each blog for lots of chances to win one of these fabulous stamp sets. I will announce the winners tomorrow, right here on this blog entry just before preview day 2. Each blog you comment on will count as an entry so you will have lots of chances if you comment on all of the blogs!



Thanks so much for stopping by this AM and be sure and come back tomorrow...we will have two more stamps sets to preview for you, all leading up to release night Thursday!! Hope to see you there!
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Card Details:
Card #1
STamps: Where the Heart is by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Cardstock from Gina K And SU!...dp is Christmas wrapping paper recycled
Accessories: Copic Markers, rectangle nesties, ribbon, button, twine, pop dots, spiral swirl paper clip thingy, circle cutter.
Card #2:
Stamps: Ready Set Snow! by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K and SU! cardstock
Accessories: glass glitter, sponge, stayz-on ink in white, MS snowflake punch, MS glitter, copic markers, brads, glue dots, white chalk ink

158 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

ACK!!! Cat, love the gate card!!! I almost did this one too!HA HA! GREAT snowy hill!!

Marcia said...

Love these sets - that gate fold card is wonderful and love how you created the snow!

Jennie said...

What a FAB gatefold design Cat and that penguin tubing on the hill it too CUTE!! Great job my friend :o)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wowzer! A gatefold was just perfect for Mel's image! As for Rupa's little cuties, you make me want to find a slippery slope!

Theresa Momber said...

Super cool gatefold card, Cat! Love the frosty, sledding penguin, too!

Carolyn King said...

LOVE that gatefold and the adorable snow hills look so real! Awesome cards Cat!

Deb said...

I absolutely adore your gatefold design for Melanie's set! The colors and design of your Ready, Set, Snow card are simply darling! Love them both, Cat!

Theresa said...

Love your gatefold card...perfect with Melanie's stamp. And those penguins so cute! TFS

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cat- what fabulous cards! My fave is that adorable penguin of that hill- so well done!

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness...how cute! That gatefold card is incredible!

Valerie said...

I love the elegance of gate fold cards...yours is no exception.
Valerie Martin
jeffnval@hotmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Leslie said...

I am with you- I just love this little penguin! Beautiful card

Kary said...

Cathy, what lovely cards!! The gatefold card is so sweet, and the penguin card is just SO fun!! I love the movement you created with the snow slopes, it's really cool.

Barbara Colbert said...

Wonderful gatefikd card! Cute /ready Set Snow too!

Debbie B said...

Cute card!!!! Love your gatefold card too!!! I can't wait to see these new stamps!!!
So far, they are adorable!!!


Debbie B

Sharri said...

Cat, love the gatefold card with that image and the sledding penguin is adorable!

--Marcy said...

Love the gatefold on the heart! Perfect match. And a penquin too - now that is a must!

Detra said...

Love the gatefold card. What a great idea for that stamp. But I am really in love with those cute little animals. I was already sold with the squirrel, then those cute little bunnies, but that penguin (sigh!!), I would have bought this set just for that little cutie. tfs.

Connie W said...

I love what you have done, Especially with the Ready, Set, Snow. How cute!

I wasn't sure how I liked the hear, but wow! you have the perfect card for that stamp! TFS

Lorraine said...

Beautiful gate fold card! And I love that little penguin is too cute!

Miesje said...

Love the gatefold card - perfect stamp for that! The critters are SNOW CUTE!

sandyh said...

very cute! love the gatefold!
new year, new blog hop!
sandyh

The MadStamper said...

Oh my goodness!!! These are the cutest cards! Love the gate card with that stamp, it is perfect! And the penguin is adorable!!! Super job!!!

By Shawna Rae said...

I've never tried the glass glitter - great look! Great job on your cards!!

Sheahasu said...

I'm so glad to know that other people see card possibilities in the smallest things--like wrapping paper. It's amazing what can be done with even the tiniest scraps!

Alice said...

Absolutely LOVE that penguin, and thanks for the gatefold card inspiration too.

Christine from FL said...

What a great gate fold card, and such a cute penguin!

Patti said...

both cards are so "genious" they are in my design folder to case. thanks for sharing
blessings
patti moffett

Donna said...

Love these cards, so cute, so far like both of these sets of stamps!!
Wonderful job!

Sharon said...

Love that second card! Both cards are great but my fav is the penguin!

Cathie w said...

very cute projectsTFS!!!


catihe
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imastampin said...

Using the gate fold is so clever. Love it.

Jenny McGee said...

Great cards. Nice gatefold. That little penguin is adorable and love the glitter you used for snow.

Paper Jules said...

The gatefold card is a perfect compliment to Melanie's Heart image. I also love the way you used some gift wrap to complement the card. As I was making gift card holders with the Gina K instructions, I also used some gift wrap scraps as the Designer Paper and it worked out great.

Terrie said...

Great idea with the gatefold !! Love this set .. think it is my fave so far !!

ruth said...

You did a great job coloring that penquin. I love it!

Cynthia said...

The penguin is adorable!

Barb said...

Cat--awesome cards--sweet creations!

alienanessa said...

That penguin card is absolutely wonderful, love love love it!!

Cibele Glazer said...

Both cards are awesome but that penguin card is just too cute!

Carolina said...

What a fun fold for the hand image and the glass glitter is the perfect touch for the second! Just adorable cards Cat!

Sue said...

The idea of using a gate fold card for the Where the heart is was brilliant!! Love the little penguin too!

Merle said...

I love the idea of the gatefold card...perfect.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the sense of motion (this penguin set is awesome for spinner and slider cards no?) and the snowflakes in your penguin card and creating a gatefold card with the hands set is inspired! I hope you have a happy & healthy 2011!

poochietoo said...

love the gate card and it works perfect for this stam[

Robin said...

I love the gate-fold card!

Barb A. said...

Awesome cards! Love them both. Thanks for sharing your talents.

jnatal said...

love the gatefold card, the card is awesome....

Connie C said...

How perfect to use a gatefold! I wouldn'thave thought of it without your inspiration. But I love the penguin card even more. Like you, Cat, pengies rank right up there with my favorites. Great cards!

carpediem said...

gotta have that cute penguin!

Charlotte said...

Love these cards! Haven't done a gate fold yet, but this looks like the perfect opportunity!

Kelly said...

I love the gate fold card. The penguin is too too cute!

Pat said...

Love these stamp sets. Design ideas are so easy with these stamps.

kimsparks636 said...

Your gatefold card is perfect for this stamp. I also adore your little penguins card.

Jerri said...

Great job on the cards. I really love the gatefold card. Great blog too!

Diane said...

I love how you made the snow on the penguin card! You are so creative!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh you ROCK!!! That gate fold with Mel's hand is genius!!! And darling little snowy critters too!!

francork said...

I love the penquin card adorable

Melanie said...

Sweet Cat, cograts on two years, the team woudn't be the same without you!! Love these, the gatefold is so, so inspired, and love that chunky gliter, colors and layout on your penguin scene, it rocks!

Designs By Sky said...

love how you did the gatefold card. also love the penguins

Kelly said...

I love the gate fold card. The penguin is too too cute!

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Janet said...

I love both of your cards, the gatefold and that penquin is having too much fun in all that snow!!

jonim52 said...

Great image for the trifold card! Beautiful creations.

Robyn Olszowy said...

TFS your mojo on the Where is the Heart set.

Becky said...

Cat, these are so cute.

paperfun said...

Love that little penguin!

Mari Harpham

Nana Donna said...

Love your cards and what a fabulous idea to make the hands into a gatefold card. The snowman is adorable
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Holly Hickman said...

What a great idea using the gatefold technique for that image...it fits perfectly.

Deb said...

Love this idea for using the heart/hand stamp.

Kay S said...

Ohh, love the gatefold card. It works perfectly with the heart hands and how sweet that it jas special meaning for you and your daughter! Your penguin card is adorable! He looks so happy zooming down the hill and the blue and brown color combo is just perfect for his little hill scene.

Scrap Happy said...

Wrapping paper can make great cards! This stamp is perfect for gatefold.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards. TFS!! Thanks for a chance o win a stamp set!!

Ravengirl said...

Your cards are so cute! I really love how you split the first image and used a gatefold design! So clever!

dawna said...

I love that little penguin! He's so cute!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful gatefold card, Cat! Love the paper and sentiments! Your little penguin is darling! Cute design!

JaniceAileen said...

Cat, you are an awesome designer! I love all your cards!

Jean said...

The gate fold design is perfect for this set! I really love the little penguin. He looks like he's having "snow much fun" on the hills with the snowflakes!

mylambboys said...

Very nice gate fold card. And the penguin card is oh snow cute!!!

Peggy said...

Cute cards!
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Margaret said...

Your gate card is so cute. I love it, but I LUFF your penguin card. That is just too darn cute for words.

Threadlooper said...

I'm chuckling out loud these are so cute! I love tri-folds and the cute little penguin looks just too happy sledding!

Luv 2 Create said...

Adorable carts Cat and I am loving what I am seeing of these two stamp sets.
Marcie

Diana said...

Cute, Love the gate-fold card and the little penguin is adorable

Linda Beeson said...

What a cute way to use both of those stamps.

Lynne said...

Great snow creation and the penguin is still my favorite.

Judy Shuck said...

Happy New Year!! Such cute ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenny H. said...

Great idea with the gate card and the stamp used. Can't wait to see the entire set!

§hawnie® said...

Lovely job!

Cathy said...

Adorable! LOVE the gatefold card and sentiments and the snowy hill on kraft is fabulous!

ntsisterz said...

Where the heart is may turn out to be my 2011 favorite. I am crazy about it!

Regena said...

What a great gate fold card, and such a cute penguin!
TFS

Karen said...

Happy New Year! I love both of the cards, especially the penguin.

mema said...

Thank you for the chance to win
Pam
wilsonp58@yahoo.com
aka mema

Leigh M said...

Love the gate fold card. Thanks for sharing.

Tami said...

super cute! Love the look of the gatefold card

Chris said...

Beautiful Cards! I love the gate fold with the hands! That's so awesome. Rupa's set just makes me smile - the critters are so cute!

RuthAnn said...

Great look with the trifold card, and Penguin is too cute. Thanks for sharing.

jean w. said...

Cat, I love the brown and blue combo! Thanks for making a gatefold card too!

Tiffany said...

I am so totally in love with this penguin!! I'm really Happy to see a gate fold card! They are few and far between... Interesting folds are where it's at! Great Job Cat!

styathm said...

Great way to use up the wrapping paper that is so beautiful! I like the gatefold card idea using the love you symbol!

naneruth said...

The penquin is so adorable! Very nice gate fold card also.

Carrie K said...

I love your cards. The gate fold, especially!!

ms Joyce said...

I can see where the "heart" is going to be a real "necessary" stamp to have .. soooo many uses. Penquins .. just wanna have fun. ;-}

Sheila D said...

What cute cards! Looks like some fun stamp sets in this release. I especially love the trifold card and your penquin card made me smile.

TiaKeas said...

Love your cards, The closure for your gate fold is fantastic. Thank-you..

Cheri said...

Your gatefold card is fantastic. You're so right, this stamp just is perfect for gatefold. I love the way you combined your signature "kraft" paper for the penguin. And he's so stink'n cute....it made me giggle.

Susan White said...

Adorable cards!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Great stuff. Love, love, love that plaid paper!

Deborah said...

Great card, love the gate fold, nice to see something different for a change.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love that gatefold card, awesome! Super cute penguin sledding through the sparkly snow.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh these ar fabulous! The heart stamp is perfect for a gatefold card, and your little penguin looks like hes about to go WHEEEE down that hill!

Barb said...

Very cute! Can't wait to more!!

Golda said...

I love the way you latched the gatefold card. That snowman is so cute! Very nice cards.

Lynda said...

Great cards...love the Heart card and the penguin is adorable!

peggy wainman said...

I love that you made a gatefold card with the hands, and that penguin is just so darn cute!

bean said...

LOVE the penguin card! (my favorites) That gatefold is a great card too!

Lindy said...

Love the snippets of these sets so far! Your cards are great!

Sonia said...

Using the heart hands on either side of the card opening is a neat idea. I really love this penguin!

Donna said...

I love both of your projects! The gate fold card is such a great idea with that image.

Carol said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing.


Carol B
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mmwilken said...

I'm loving the little animal stamps! So cute and just what I'm looking for! Your gate card is gorgeous. Just love to make them. Thanks for sharing!!

Angi Rankin said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are so super cute. I mean, really, really cute! They have inspired me to get into my studio right now and be creative...to heck with fixing dinner!!

jazy1m said...

Oh my goodness, just love your cards Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

That gate-fold card is a great idea for that image! Both cards are beautiful!

luvhymns said...

Happy is the penguin sliding on the snow bank... Great job!

Isabel Z said...

How cute are these and you've done them justice with your wonderful creations.

Darla said...

I think the need to finish the inside of gatefold cards is what holds me back from doing them more often. These cards are beautiful!!!! Great job and TFS!!

nightfairyscrapper said...

your gatefold idea is great, love it all. Great job

Sue D said...

Great gatefold card and adorable penguin.

Marianne said...

this is a perfect image for a gate card. Of course, I would not have thought to use it that way.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. Love the penguin one. Very cute.

Bonnie said...

I just love penguins, and this is so adorable. I love that you used wrapping paper for the dp. I have some that I have saved for the same purpose. Thanks for sharing.

sockamom13 said...

Cute projects!

Giovana said...

Wonderful cards Cat!!

Pati said...

That is a great stamp for your gatefold card, very cool! The penguin is cute. We have some pretty dirty snow around here too, what little we have left, mixed with mud! : ) I do like that card, pretty blue and craft with white.

Nancy R Grimes said...

How cute!!! Love the snow scene

Tracy Suzanne said...

Both cards are wonderful but I'm really partial to the penguin card. Love the blue with that ribbon! Just beautiful.
Hugs...Tracy :)
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Marsha said...

What great cards, Cat. Love the idea of a front fold - so perfect for this image.
Love the penguin card - very cute.

Janeen said...

cute with penguin slipping and slideing. Love your gatefold-I've never made a gatefuold yet.

Sandy Knecht said...

Cute card.

Valerie said...

I just love your second card especially. Great job!

JessicaK said...

Fantastic gate card - it definitely turned out well and I'm loving Mel's new set. And I'm a HUGE penguin fan so Rupa's new set was made for me!

JessicaK said...

Fantastic gate card - it definitely turned out well and I'm loving Mel's new set. And I'm a HUGE penguin fan so Rupa's new set was made for me!

Patricia said...

I love the gate card. What a great idea for this stamp. I am a push over for penguins. I just love them.

Crabtree Creations said...

Cat, your gatefold card is as nice as opening up a present! What a clever and frugal idea for designer paper too! Your second card has such great movement. It's as if you have caught this guy flying down the hill and just snapped his picture! Great job!

Lagene said...

Love your gate fold helping hands card and the pinguin on hills is so cute!

Betty Neville said...

Great cards Cat! Love your designs on both! Penguin looks like he's having a blast!

dsood said...

Love the cards, so inspirational. Thanks.

Mimucardartist said...

great cards, love the gatefold, Mary

Pat Jandacek said...

Gatefold for that image is just perfect! And your penquin card is wonderful - he's so cute!

Nedlnut said...

I love how you did the gatefold. You do beautiful work.
Pam

Joan said...

The gate card is so neat, and love the heart with the fingers. Would love to win a stamp set.

Kris said...

Awesome idea about the gate fold card! And that penguin is the cutest! Way to use that glass glitter too... I never thought of coloring it before! TFS!
Off to the next blog!

Kris in Alaska
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shelley said...

Your cards are awesome!

Gerry said...

Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

Julia Nowosielska said...

That penguin is very cute. Love the cards. The gatefold "heart" is a lovely idea.

mema said...

I really like your cards.
Pam
aka mema

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