Friday, June 1, 2012

Gina K Designs May Release Inspiration Hop, Day 1!!


Hey Ya'll!! Welcome to day one of our May Release Inspiration Hops! Glad you came by!

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, her next additon of State Flowers, this one is called "Stately Flowers 4". Oh so much FUN! Here is my card using this set that I gave a sneak peek here on my blog of:


I went for an elegant look and whats more elegant that black, white and red, right? I colored the flower (in red, because Melanie LOVES red!) after stamping it two times, fussy cut one of them to pop up and give it more dimension! I love coloring these flowers...but you will probably see along the way some that arent colored and they look fantastic too!

Ok, next up is Tami Mayberry's newest set called: Ticket Trio...OH the possibilities with this one! Here is my card I did, a masculine card:




Getting my brother's birthday cards done early! The biggest ticket in this set will fit the Tim Holtz Ticket Strip die, which is what I used. They will also coordinate with Spellbinders ticket dies too, I just didnt have them.

Ready for more eye candy?

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration: (and don't forget, leave comments along the way for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K stamps!!)


Thanks so much for stopping by today and see you Monday, same time, same place with day 2 of our Inspiration Hop!! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Stately Flowers 4 by Melanie Muenchinger Gina K Designs
Papers: All From Gina K
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 10 and 22, silk ribbon, copic markers, black lace, nestabling, pop dots, self adhesive rhinestones, MS butterfly punch.
Card #2
Stamps: Ticket Trio by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: SU! star brads, twine, pop dots, Ticket Strip die by Tim Holtz.

117 comments:

Maria said...

love it

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous, Cat! You are so creative!!!

Melanie said...

That carnation is so gorgeous, why haven't I made a red one yet?! This design is over the top lovely with all its details!

Totally adorable ticket card!!

rossi73 said...

This is so pretty and elegant! I love them all.

Donna said...

Love the black and white and you are right ... there's nothing more elegant. Great job. :-)

Jimmi said...

Gorgeous carnation card your coloring is perfect!
Fun masculine card!!

Giovana said...

The carnation card is beautiful!! That was my mom's favorite flower. Your masculine card is super cool!!

crafty1964 said...

I gotta have the Ticket Trio stamp set! I just purchased the Spellbinders Labels & Tags dies! Love the CAS design!

alex said...

Cat you have created one of the most stunning cards ever with Mel's carnation, so beautiful. As for the masculine card, just love it :-)

naneruth said...

Your carnation is beautiful. It looks like it is real and you could smell it.

Olga said...

Great cards!

Joyce T. said...

love the way you popped up the carnation and that bow. WOW!

Kris said...

Love the way you made that flower pop off the card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

heidi @ ggip said...

The carnation card is stunning with that color and pattern combo!

Carolyn King said...

love your elegant dimensional flower card. Stunning! Great colors and composition on the ticket card!

Lagene said...

Great cards! Absolutely love the red/white & black card!

Dottie Watson said...

Super Duper Card. Thnx for sharing.
Hugz, Dottie

Victoria H. said...

Your cards are amazing! I just love the way you did the flower on your elegant card and the card is just beautiful! I am challenged by masculine cards and I adore yours. Thanks

Lynn B. said...

That carnation card is one of my favorite cards that you've ever made, Cat! Beautimous!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Stunning flower card. Great coloring, paper combo and fabulous bow

MyAuntKath said...

Oh, wow! Love these cards. This is the best card I have visited made with the Ticket TRIO set.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great samples -- that ribbon is TO DIE FOR!! Gorgeous bow~

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

beautiful carnation, love the ticket card too, fabulous

Sue D said...

Very elegant carnation card and I like the clean lines of the ticket card.

elizabeth said...

That first card is just oozing elegance. Love that bow!

Susan said...

Love what you did with the tickets. When I originally saw this set, i was afraid it would be too limited. But everyone so far has done something so completely different...I may have to have it!

richardbreaks said...

Great job, Cat. Love the carnation.

Chris said...

Beautiful cards, Cat! Love the elegance of the STately Flowers card. Gorgeous! I really think Tami's Just the Ticket set is going to get a lot of use. It will be a great asset for those difficult masculine cards. Thanks for the example!

Paulette S said...

Oh how neat, I thought you scored and perforated, and hole punched. How fun that the ticket coordinates with dies from other companies, brilliant.

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome Card love the colors and the papers the ribbon is super beautiful. love the layering. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Gayle said...

super elegant, Cat, love the black, white, red and that awesome bow.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, Cat. Your flower one is so rich looking.....ooh la la!!!

Tami B. said...

Very pretty. I could hardly get past that scrumptious bow on the first. (Oh, what I wouldn't give to be able to tie bows like that.)

Cheri said...

Stunning, Cat! It has a fabulous vintage flare to it.....I see the French Quarter in that first card....love it. And I love the card you made for your brother too - that fact that this set fits in the TH die...sold me!!!

Karen said...

Carnation card is beautiful. Ticket card is cool.

TracyP said...

always love your cards

JPScraps said...

Great cards! I love the flowered one

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great cards!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love the images.

Jan Castle said...

Very pretty flower card, and a great gy 'tickt' card!

Helen F. said...

LOVE both of your cards, Cat! The bow on the carnation card is amazing!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Such an elegant carnation card, Cat -- love the colors, so elegant! And I like your masculine-themed ticket card -- great colors!

zehra said...

Beautiful, s elegant , love the coloring and great masculine card

Lori said...

Love them both Cat, fabulous!!!

Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful

Blessings,
KathleenR

janet said...

Red and black---one of my fav color combos. It always makes an elegant card!

Marie-José B said...

Great cards! Love how you used the tickets.

Debbie Bradford said...

Your first card grabbed my attention right away! Beautiful! Your "guy" card gave much inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards.

Keri said...

I have both the Spellbinders and Tim holtz ticket dies, now I just need the stamps. Thanks!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very nice cards ^_^

Patricia said...

What a beautiful & elegant card! The masculine card is just the right touch also. Great job!

Regina said...

Red is my favorite color so I am in love with your first card. Everything about it is just perfect. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Robin said...

Very pretty flower card and love the ticket card!

Golda said...

What gorgeous cards!

Leisa said...

Wow- you're first card would be perfect to give to my daughter that just graduated high school (those are her school colors & it's beautiful!)

Jen said...

Love it all, great design

windinstarsranch said...

Great cards. Loved the floral reminded me of a flamenco dancer.

Janice said...

Wow! Such cute cards!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the flower!!

jean w. said...

Truly elegant! Love the black, white and red and that bow...wow!
The ticket one is "just the ticket" lol for a man! Thanks Cat!

cincyem said...

Love the manly card.

sghay said...

Very pretty. I love that double bow on the first card.

Lindsay M. said...

whoa!!! your cards are stunning!! your first card is simply gorgeous! love that big bow and bling!!!
The second card is awesome!!! a great birthday card for a guy :) great job!!

Andrene said...

The flower card is absolutely STUNNING!!! one the simplicity and colors on the ticket card. TFS

Diana E said...

At first glance, I thought that csrnation was rea! Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Ooooh, I love the colors you used on the card for Melanie's flowers. Gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Love the colors on the Cherish card. Just beautiful!

Pam D said...

Your carnation card is beautiful, and what a great B-day card for a brother, nice job, TFS!

quiltea56 said...

The carnation looks so real. Love it. Great work.

Teri said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! LOVE the carnation!

Sheila said...

Loved both cards but the first card was very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

What luxury in red and black! Great design and I think the invite is so fun but a guy thing at the same time.

itzamitzi said...

What a variation in style! The carnation card is so elegant, and the ticket card is just plain cute. Love the blue and kraft combo.

Pat Jandacek said...

What a gorgeous carnation and the rest of the card fits it perfectly! I like the ticket card layout, too, but the other one is a real knockout. Can't get over how real the carnation looks. Beautiful background paper and the elegant ribbon. Wow! TFS

SandyK said...

I love your elegant card--Beautiful
Thanks for sharing and inspiration
Sandy

RuthAnn said...

Great use of these stamp sets on
your terrific cards. Thanks for
sharing, take care.

MitBem said...

And another beautiful use of the carnation - my fav flower. I am getting more and more ideas for it's use.

Mama said...

That flower just pops!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

That red carnation is really a stunner. Awesome design.

Audrey Cooper said...

You went for and achieved elegance. Nice job.

Audrey Cooper said...

You went for and achieved elegance. Nice job.

Carol said...

These stamps are so beautiful and versatile! Thank you for posting such cool ideas!

shensen said...

Lots of work put into that beautiful flower. Good color.

carmen said...

WOW...love the way you made that card pop!!! very elegant
massey1982@aol.com

Aixa M. said...

Pretty cards! I really like the one for your brother. I'm sure it'll put a smile on his face!

Angel said...

Elegant card, just beautiful and your brother will love his fun clean birthday card, very creative.

jodyleblanc said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors too!

jodyleblanc said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors too!

Crafty Lady said...

I am always on the lookout for masculine cards... Looks like the stamps from this set are must haves! Love the red fleer... Most elegant!

Reny said...

That dimensional flower is just 'Wow!. And the ticket care is perfect for a guy. Love it! TFS!!

~ Connie said...

Your flower card is so elegant! and I love the simplicity of your brother's b-day card; those little knots in the twine are cool.

Mary said...

Your Carnation card is stunning very clever male b/day design as well

CrafteA said...

Lovely cards. TFS

Valerie said...

Love your carnation card. Your bow is beautiful. Very fun Mascaline card too.

ddlady said...

Cat, your red, white and black card is absolutely beautiful! I love how you did the red carnation.
I love, love, love your card!!!!!

Sonia said...

I love how you popped up the top of the carnation- beautiful! Your brother will love his card!

Lee Reed said...

What a beautiful "elegant" card. Great masculine and simple card also.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Especially love that first card. Black, red, white cards are always a hit.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are awesome..but I have to say since I love carnations and that they are my favorite flower that I choose that as my favorite card too. Your coloring is super.

mtscrapgal said...

Love the 3D carnation. Very effective with the big bow. Thanks

Lesley Greenlee said...

All I can say is a simple WOW - great job !

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I am so in love with that ticket stamp set!

Sylvia said...

Cat, you did a wonderful job on your elegant card, your bow is so pretty. Your masculine card looks amazing.

Betty Neville said...

Awesome cards Cat! Love that beautifully elegant carnation card; and the cool design of your ticket card!

Kelly said...

That carnation card is just so elegant! Love it!

AJ said...

Love them both Cat!

Sharon Roselli said...

great man card for your brothers I have 3 boys I am always in search of those.your flower card is elegant in red!Thanks for sharing.

Cathy C said...

WOW I LOVE the red carnation and both of the cards really! The first card so elegant and classy and the second a masculine card those are always welcome since they are a bit harder to create! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Bless you and your family!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects with tons of fun ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ravengirl said...

That is quite an elegant carnation card. I love the die cut tickets too!

Luanna said...

I agree the red, white, and black does make an elegant looking card. i like the masculine birthday card too.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

More amazingness from you my friend....that floral card is to die for!!

Linda R. said...

What an elegant red carnation! Thanks for sharing.

lritchie said...

Your carnation card is beautiful, I'm new to stamping, hopefully my creations will be as nice as yours are one day

Wendy Thompson said...

Wow love your cards.

puffinliz said...

Against the black your bright flower really pops!

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