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:
Stay tuned for more inspirational blog hops coming up tomorrow and Wednesday!
Make it a great day~