Friday, April 27, 2012

Gina K Design April Release Inspiration Hop Day 1!!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our Inspiration Hop for this month!


The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each 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!!

Up first today is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Basket Additions 2. This first card is one I showed at the party:


I made a little beach scene on this one! I tucked the basket 'down' in the sand by cutting a little oval slit to put it in. This will work for a few teachers I know, lol! Here is another quick card I made, showing you that you do not have to have the basket stamps of Melanie's...you can make a cute card without it!


I used those cute flags in the set and the greetings! How cute is this? And for a friend of my sister's that was turning 39, she loved it my sister said! :D

Ok, next is a super fun set called Lacy Borders. Here is a card I showed at the release party yesterday:


This was another super quick card! These borders look SO real! On this one, I have heat embossed it in white and it really pops doing that!

Ok, ready for more awesome eye candy??

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:



Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure and leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win a grab bag of awesome stamps too! And see you back here on Monday for sure for more Inspiration with Gina K Design's new stuffs!! :D
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Basket Additions 2 by Melanie Muenchinger and Timeless Textures (for the sand) both from Gina K Design
Papers: Gina K Design and SU!
Accessories: Spellbinders Ribbon Tag trio, brads, copic markers, sponge and sponge applicator, distress ink, pop dots.
Card #2:
Stmaps: Basket Additions 2 by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Designs
Accessories: copic markers, word window punch, ribbon, metal letters from tim holtz idea-ology line, brads, Spellbinders Labels die.
Card #3
Stamps: Lacy Borders from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K Designs
Accessories: paper flower by Prima, ribbon, versamark ink, white embossing powder, heat gun, Nestabling from Wants2Scrap, Spellbinders Fancy tag die, pop dots.

71 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Cat, these are gorgeous! Love the krafty color combos!

Lynne said...

I am on overload from this wonderful release. Beautiful cards.

Sooz said...

Love the basket buried in the sand - but Thankyou for the card without a basket for those of us that dont have that - YET! :)

Lisa Lynne said...

Wow! I love that embossed lacy border, too - beautiful work.

Sharon said...

Great cards! How cute to tuck the basket down in the sand!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are fabulous. I love the basket stuck in the sand on the beach.

Payne Holler Cards said...

You made some awesome cards! Great release !

alex said...

Smashing cards Cat, adore the beach basket and your pennant card is so much fun, the lacy one is a stunner, love your work :-)

Luanna said...

I really loved your ideas for these sets. My favorite was the basket on the beach. It's such a cute idea for a teacher card or any vacation occasion.

ibalady said...

indeed you were able to use Melanie's stamp set without the basket. and did it very well. thanks for the alternative. Embossing the lace in the white added some Umph ! to your card. a little bling never hurt any one or any card for that matter . TFS

Golda said...

Fabulous cards! Love all the kraft paper you used.

Olga said...

Beautiful cards Cat!

Caryn S said...

I love the simplicity of these cards, kraft paper is my new favorite!

Marsha said...

Incredible. Beach card is adorable and so creative. They are are wonderful.

heidi @ ggip said...

I love how you fussy cut those little shells! Everything looks great!

Ravengirl said...

These are all darling! I really love the pennant card best. It's so clever how you have draped them back and forth!

elizabeth said...

These are gorgeous. Love how you used craft card stock on these.

naneruth said...

These are all wonderful ideas!

Jan said...

I love the lacy borders. They look so real and love it embossed. I have ordered them and can't wait for them to arrive. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Winget said...

Beautiful cards! I love the images and every card design. TFS

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards - love that peach bow and flower. Now I know what to do with the basket handle stamp(lol).

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards using these sets!

Lindsay M. said...

Whoa!!!! How talented are you?!!!! Gorgeous cards!!!! The basket in the sand is amazing!!!!!! I love it!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What absolutely wonderful cards and that one with the lace looks like the real deal on it. Wow! I ordered the lace set and wish I had ordered the other sets too. And, I almost did but then decided I better watch the budget a bit more.

Robin said...

VERY PRETTTTTY!

Jan Castle said...

Cute projects....especially like what you did with the Lacey Borders set!
Jan

Rachel B said...

Such beautiful and elegant cards. Love them! TFS

pamselinski said...

Wow your cards blow me away. They are all fabulous.

ccathsoon said...

I love love love the lacy borders stamps, they make the cards look so sophiscated.

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous cards Cat! i love them all but that beach basket one is just too clever!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What terrific samples! Your ann is so elegant and the color is fabulous~

Lynn B. said...

What a sweet idea to have the basket partially buried in the sand. Love that! And I'm just swooning over your lace border card. It's so elegant. As the saying goes, "WANT!"

TrinaM said...

Such gorgeous cards. Love the kraft color schemes and the clean and simple designs. Really effective on the third card with the Lacy Border. TFS.

scrappinmommom said...

Very nice cards. Really like the beach card with your sand. Your lace border card is just lovely. Great job on all three.

Sandy said...

Great cards. I really like the basket in the sand!

Sharon said...

WOW Seriously fantastic cards, ingenious idea for the basket in the sand and I agree everytime I see the lace it looks so real!

Sharon said...

WOW Seriously fantastic cards, ingenious idea for the basket in the sand and I agree everytime I see the lace it looks so real!

AJ said...

great cards Cat!! :)

Tami B. said...

I love how you buried the basket in the sand- cute idea and that stamped lace is absolutely gorgeous.

ktfabian said...

Three really great cards! I really like all of them, thanks for sharing!

CraftyMomFL said...

love both of your cards, but the one with the white embossed lace design is super great

Kelly said...

Great cards! I can totally relate to that vacation card!

Wendy Thompson said...

What clever cards I love them

Natalie said...

Sweet cards!! That lace embossed in white looks so real!! Fantastic job.

Kitty said...

Your GinaK cards are just lovely. I see we have a similar name.

Blessings,
Kat (Kathleen)

Kris said...

The lacy border set is my absolute favorite! Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I love how you tore the paper for the sky and sand. I like that it makes the basket look like its under the sand. I love the Kraft, sky blue and purple colors together. And you use a perfect frame. Love the vintage look of your last card and how cute is your flower and frame. TFS AJ!

Becky said...

Cathy, these are awesome girl. So creative.

Sharon Harnist said...

Love your beach basket card, Cat, and your lace card is gorgeous -- the lace looks so real!

rlovew said...

Wonderful cards!

Donna Phelan said...

Definitley gonna *borrow* your beach basket card idea--LOVE it! And you may want to add .....and holding.....to that 39th birthday card! Bahahahah And what a beautiful lacy card! I absolutely love how you used Kraft on all 3 cards, yet have such different looks, well done, Cat!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards, Cat! Love how you tucked the basket into the sand on the beach card!

Victoria H. said...

Your cards inspire me to get to my craft room...only wish for these stamps to work with!!!!

cjgusloff57 said...

"Smashing" cards Cat! Beach scene is terrific...like the basket in the sand detail. Beautiful card with the lace. I do like those lace stamps. Such great inspiration...thanks.

Debbie Bradford said...

All of your cards are great. I really like the beach scene how you layered it. All are very pretty.

Anita Braddock said...

Love the stamps and the colors are Beautiful thanks for sharing your Amazing Work.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

love the basket in the sand and without:-) amazed at the lace

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards.

Joyce T. said...

gotta love that beach basket and all the lace is perfect.

Gayle said...

Lovely cards,Cat, love the added embellishments.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful kraft on kraft cards! and ooh, that lace border DOES look real!

mtscrapgal said...

Putting the basket"in the sand" was so clever. The banners are in great colors in the second one. Embossing the lace border makes it look like real lace. So pretty. Thanks

Diane said...

I never would have thought to put purple, teal and tan/beige together. Great combination. I've been eying the lace card ever since I laid eyes on it. How beautiful and elegant.

Leta said...

Oh my goodness Cat....these are amazing designs..LOVE the beach scene with the basket in the sand...genious

NJMullins said...

Love the Kraft and color combinations! Very gentle and feminine!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Beautiful cards! I adore your beach scene. So cute!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you layered all of your cards...absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for all of your inspiration!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You soooo ROCKED these sets my friend!!! That beachy scene is FABULOUSNESS.....and the lace and ribbon...gorgeous!!

Sylvia said...

Wow! Simply beautiful cards. Your beach scene is inspiring. Thanks!

JulieAS6078 said...

Awesome cards - especially the basket in the sand! How did you come up with that idea? If only I were as creative when it comes to card-making LOL!

Carolina said...

Darlin' beach scene on your first card; love the way you used the banner elements on your second card; and that flower is the perfect element to go with the lace (which by the way looks so real).

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