Monday, August 13, 2012

New Release Inspiration Blog Hop- Day 1

Hi Everyone,

All of us at Gina K. Designs welcome you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! The 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 along with other items valued at up to $25.00! (To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.)

Instead of doing our regular inspiration blog hop starting the day after the new release, we decided to wait two weeks to give everyone time to get their new sets. This way, as you hop through all of the beautiful projects the design team has created, you can get right to work duplicating these projects or coming up with new ideas based on all of the creativity you see this week!

My first project features the new stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger called Basket Additions 3. I combined this fun new set with the new Create-a-Cauldron Digital Print and Cut file, available in our store where the Silhouette Cut files are located. This is a fun way to get started on some Halloween projects. Once you purchase and download the print and cut file, open it in your Silhouette Software and then print it on your printer. Once printed, you can cut it with your Silhouette. The Silhouette knows where to cut because there are registration marks that print around the image.


I used the Halloween basket filler found in the new Basket Additions 3 stamp set to fill in the Cauldron with the adorable skeleton, ghost and pumpkin. Some quick Copic coloring and you have the perfect card to say hello to a friend during the upcoming Halloween season. :)


I added this little spider from Basket Additions 3 using a piece of sewing machine thread so he is hanging from the top of the card.

Stay tuned for a video on how to use the print and cut option on the Silhouette and how to make this card step-by-step.

For those of you who don't have the Silhouette, there is a digital stamp version of this Create-a-Cauldron set in our digital stamps category that you can print and cut out with scissors, nestabilities or your paper cutter and make a similar card where the focal images are tucked inside an oval, circle or rectangle layer, just like most of the cards you make now.  So anyone can use this stamp set and digital stamp set together!

My second card features the new set by Theresa Momber called Country Roads.

Even if coloring isn't your specialty, you can make beautiful cards with Theresa's newest set. I love stamping in browns or dark greens so the focal image looks like a soft sketch. Of course if you love to color, this set is a Copic marker, colored pencil or watercolor dream come true!

For this project, I used some of the new Sun-kissed Autumn patterned paper and the new Dusty Sage card stock for the front of my card base. A little Jute ribbon from the new StampTV kit and this card is a quick and easy way to get started on some elegant Autumn cards. Add a thank you greeting inside and this card is perfect to send for Thanksgiving. (I always like to send cards at Thanksgiving to those I am thankful for year round.)

Stay tuned for the video featuring this Country Roads card project and learn how easy it is to use layering weight card stock to add color to your white or ivory card base.

So now it's time to start the rest of the hop! Begin here for more inspiration:

  • Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator Basket Additions 3
  • Theresa Momber - Illustrator Country Roads
  • AJ Otto
  • Beth Silaika
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Deb Felts
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lee Murphy
  • Lori McAree
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Tami Mayberry
  • Tina Gilliland
  • Vicki Dutcher

  • Stay tuned for more inspirational blog hops coming up tomorrow and Wednesday!
    Make it a great day~
    Hugs,
    Gina K.

    108 comments:

    1. Gorgeous cards Gina, you are so inspiring :-)

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    2. I love that Halloween one it is adorable.

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    3. Fabulous cards Gina, love them both!!!

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    4. Yr lil spider is so cute...and what a great idea on non-coloring

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    5. I absolutely love this new collection, Fall is one of my favorite times of the year so I am a huge fan of this collection.

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    6. Both your cards are great. Did you use an embossing plate to texturize the purple paper background on the Halloween card? Thanks for sharing.

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      1. It's the Forest Branches Cuttlebug Folder. :)

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    7. Fall is my favorite time of year - this release is perfect!

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    8. love the fall DP's in this set.

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    9. Love your cards Gina, especially the halloween one! So many great new papers.
      Hugs,
      Katherine

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    10. Love how you used the Country Roads scene to show that it doesn't need to be colored yet still makes a beautiful card. Great sentiment too!

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    11. Fantastic cards love both of them

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    12. Love the covered bridge!

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    13. great card, love the halloween one

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    14. Wonderful cards--I really like the Country Roads set.

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    15. Love your covered bridge card! The other is cute even though I don't like the holiday.

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    16. How fun is your cauldron card; love the serene and peaceful of the autumn card. These were two sets I had to have and this inspiration is nudging me to my craft room!

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    17. I love all of the cards, but the covered bridge card is my favorite. I used to live in Terre Haute, IN which was about a 1/2 hr away from the Covered Bridge Festival in Rockville, IN, Bridgeton,IN, etc.I can't wait to see the rest. Alice Roushia

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    18. I love both of your cards. I am pretty new at this but you are a great teacher. Thank you

      Blessings,
      Kat

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    19. Wonderful cards. Can't wait to see the videos.

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    20. I am very new to card making and you have been my inspiration all the way. You have a great way with the videos. I find your voice soothing. Thank you.

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    21. I love your website! I came across it on youtube and immediately added your site to my favorites list. I emailed it to my mom who immediately joined. Great format and inspiration. We need ideas on what kind of card to make with the stamps and you just keep coming with new ideas on using your stamp sets. Thank you!!

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    22. Love the covered bridge card! I want to win a stamp set!!

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    23. Great cards - love the fall colors behind the covered bridge Thanks

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    24. aaaahhhhhhh!!! Halloween is my favorite holiday!!!!! love this!!!!

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    25. Love both cards but the country roads has a special place in my heart having grown up in the country. Thanks for sharing.

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    26. Great card. I love the color of the autumn paper!

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    27. Great cards! The covered bridge will be so versatile to use.

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    28. Two great cards Gina, thanks for the inspiration!

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    29. Two great cards, especially like how you showed that a card can be wonderful with an uncolored image too.

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    30. Autumn is my favorite time of year! Love the cards!

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    31. Those are very nicely made cards ^_^

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    32. Great "Hop" start...really like the Halloween card- the texture behind the image is cool...Thanks!

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    33. Thanks for the inspiration Gina, love both cards
      Theresa and Melanie always do such nice illustrations.

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    34. I love how the pumpkin looks like he is peaking over the top of the pot. The country roads card reminds me of the movie "The Bridges of Madison County. Both are very nice.

      kdnkdd

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    35. Even though I hate to think of the summer being done and fall coming...I appreciate the halloween and fall cards. Great ones to color and have fun with.

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    36. Totally had a fun hop! Loved all the ideas and it sparked some of my own. Thanks!

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    37. Beautiful cards, Gina! The addition of the little hanging spider is adorable - (but not in real life!) :)

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    38. I do not have any use for Halloween cards or decorations but love your cards. Thanksgiving season is my favorite time of the year and this card is just gorgeous and I have to get it. I love covered bridges like in the movie Bridges of Madison County. You do beautiful work Gina and I love your web site.

      Dorothy

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    39. Great cards! I especially love the second stamp set and you have shown it beautifully.

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    40. Thanks for the Monday morning inspiration, Gina!! Before I pull out some card stock & follow suit, I have to feed the chickens, sheep & the barn cats!!! I'll meet you later in the dining room for some stampin!!

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    41. So "silly" cute....the top of the pumpkin as a hat on the skeleton !
      Don't know why,I have no graphic of the second card. I will check back later and see if it opens for me.Love your work!!

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    42. Your artistic talent came through again. Thanks

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    43. Covered bridge card is very nice. I do like the simplicity of this design and the layering with printed paper to add color.

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    44. Love these card ideas! Great inspiration for all of us. I happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE fall, so the fall card is my favorite! Thanks for sharing the talent on your blog. It is my favorite place to be!

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    45. Love the colors for Thanksgiving. Don't celebrate Halloween. I love your videos. Very easy to understand. Keep up the great job.

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    46. Cute, cute, cute!!! I don't usually make Halloween cards, but I think I just changed my mind...

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    47. Great cards! Love the dangling spider idea.

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    48. Oh that dangly spider is too darn cute! In a creepy way! ;)

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    49. Well I have hopped and hopped this morning and what a great way to start a week off. I love all the cards in the hop and love yours too!

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    50. What a cute Halloween card. And, I love the Country Roads set. I am still going to place an order but I have been so busy that I have not had the time and to tell the truth, my money is going for shower and wedding items of late. LOL

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    51. Awesome cards Gina! The new stamp lines are so perfect! Great job!!!!

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    52. Amazing cards (as usual)!! :) I just love seeing the new stamps in action!

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    53. Love your cauldron. I just love the new set Country Roads, all the cards using this set are gorgeous, I don't think it can make a bad card!

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    54. Since I was born in November you know I LOVE Fall! Especially the Country Roads covered bridge. This hop is one I MUST Follow !!!

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    55. Awesome cards; darling spider and great background papers with the bridge image. Love this set.

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    56. Such a fun Halloween card. I also love the elegance of the second card.

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    57. Oh our trees are beginning to drip gold colors here. Wish we had covered bridges too. Such a beautiful card.

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    58. Hi! Cutest cards, and the spider adds just the last touch!
      Country Roads is awesom! Reminds me of the trips to Grandmas. Love it!

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    59. Even though I don't celebrate Haloween, I do think your card is cute. I have ordered the Country Roads stamp set, along with a few others, and can't wait for it to arrive--maybe today!

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    60. Just love the Thanksgiving card. Can't believe it will be coming up soon.

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    61. Lovely cards as always. Like the wood background on the Halloween card

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    62. Oh my! I do so love Country Roads-that has to come home to my house. And I adore the new Sunkissed Autumn paper!!

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    63. Love those cards, glad you have them in digital for those of us who do not have the silhoulette machine. Thanks Gina!

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    64. I love these cards. Thanks for the ideas.

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    65. Loving that I can use my Silhouete with your stamp sets!! (and love them as well!)

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    66. I love both cards, especially the covered bridge one. Thanks for the ideas.

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    67. Great ideas! I love the Country Roads stamp--such a peaceful scene!

      Becky B. bensonbecky@hotmail.com

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    68. so muchfun! thanks for the fall inspiration!
      Holly

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    69. I soooooo like you country card.
      I just finished the whooooooooole hop - could not leave comments on all of them cause no anonymous to choose from (don't know what those other symbols are..). But please tell those ladies that I still enjoyed seeing their cards also. All your ladies have wonderful card making talents. Thanks for sharing.
      Jean McGee

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    70. I love both cards, hard to believe that it is that time of the year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    71. Love the fall feel of your cards--I am so sick of summer! Time to move forward! :)

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    72. The Halloween card is so cute and the bridge card is warm and gorgeous. Both are perfect in completely different ways! Thanks for your continued inspiration!

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    73. Sooo love the Halloween card and bridge card. You are constantly amazing me. I have enjoyed using my new stamps and learning new techniques. Thanks so much for your inspiration!!

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    74. love these basket images they look soooo much fun and the country images are so pretty thanks Gina

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    75. tee hee on the spider!!

      gorgeous card with Theresa's set!

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    76. Loved the covered bridge card!

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    77. Great idea to hang the spider with a thread - so cute. And the simplicity of letting the image 'speak' for itself without coloring it is exquisite!

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    78. I love Halloween and that card is more than adorable. Thanks for inspiring us.

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    79. Fantastic cards Gina !! They are amazing!

      CarolynG
      Always_painting@yahoo.com

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    80. Awesome cards. I love covered bridges and whenever we traveled and found them I would take pictures. Before my husband passed away, he woodburned 3 different plaques with covered bridges for me. To see a stamp of one just inspires me and I love the card that was made using it.

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    81. I'm a newby and don't quite understand all the lingo yet about downloading files to my silouette. All I have is a cricut expression. However, it doesn't matter because I can still drool over your many creations. I especially like your Thanksgiving card. It's a beauty. Thank you for sharing.

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    82. Great cards as always, I love that you left the covered bridge uncoloured, it so suits the image!

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    83. Great cards; love the covered bridge card. Fabulous stamps. Looking forward to the tutorials on how to use the digis. Thanks for sharing

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    84. Beautiful cards Gina. My favorite is the covered bridge, I like it as is, without color with the background paper. You feel the leaves falling all around. Splendid! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    85. Great cards and avery inspiring blog hop! thanks to all for the great ideas!

      SueJ. : )

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    86. Reminds me of the Bridges of Madison County, and I love that movie. Beautiful card, love the colors :)

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    87. Love the covered bridge card, that is a awesome stamp set.

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    88. Thanks for an inspirationa hop!

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    89. Your cards are great!! Love the Halloween one!
      Angela
      http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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    90. I just love covered bridges. That card makes me dream of cooler Fall temps.!

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    91. Love the covered bridge, we still have a few in my state.

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    92. Love the colors on both cards, but especially the autumn leaves, they are lovely!

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    93. Love the caldron and the leaf back ground paper is cool. It goes so well with how you did the covered bridge scene.

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    94. That spider is hilarious on the first card. The second card is so lovely.

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    95. Love the halloween card. However, I have to say that the Country Roads card is my favorite. It brings to mind the covered bridge that was right here in the county where I live. Thanks for the inspiration!

      L.H. - Frankfort, KY

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    96. Once again, great inspiration! Thank you!

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    97. Lovely cards. Beautiful colors and textures.

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    98. I am so in love with Country Roads. I can totally see if on a Thanksgiving card.

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