Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Release Preview Blog Hop

Good Morning!

We are so excited about our new release and we can't wait to party with you at StampTV later this morning! We have lots of fun contests, challenges and a full length release party presentation video.
All the fun starts at 11:00 AM central time right here- StampTV Release Party Forum

This morning, the illustrators and I are featuring the new stamp sets in our New Release Preview Blog Hop!

My first project features a brand new set by Gina K. Designs called Primitive Blessings AND the brand new set by Tami Mayberry called Take Note.

I used the background technique from Tuesday's StampTV video and then, I used the frame and single line stamp from Take Note to help frame out the focal image and greeting from Primitive Blessings.
A closer view shows the two copper brads placed on either side of the straight line image from Take Note. The frame and line stamps from Take Note will not leave my desk top! It's such a fun way to define a focal image and greeting!
The Primitive Blessings stamp set is a great set to make boxed cards to give as gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Cards like these sell very well at craft fairs too!  The greetings and quotes are heartfelt and the images have that crafty folk-art feel that many people love so much!
My second card is the perfect card to send to my daughter who is away at school. Why don't teenagers ever pick up the phone? If you're like me and have a student or other family member or friend who isn't easy to get a hold of, make them a card like this!
You say Goodby and I say Ello is a fun, whimsical stamp set by Becky Oehlers that will get you in touch with friends and family in many different languages! I used the English stamps for my daughter but I will definitely be making her an Italian card soon!
I am in love with this little telephone booth! I think it would be adorable embossed in shiny red!
I added a brad to create a little handle and to create some dimension. Look how nice a clean that image stamps with all of that beautiful detail at the top!
The fabulous group of international greetings in this set can easily be mixed and matched with other image stamps in your collection too, so you can make tons of card for all of your international friends and your friends close to home!
Ready for more? Check out what the illustrators have created with their new stamp sets and then head over to StampTV at 11:00 to watch the full length video presentation and see what I created with the other new sets too! StampTV Release Party Presentation
Start hopping here:
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber
Beth Silaika

Enjoy today's presentation and make it a great day!
Gina K.


  1. Great cards Gina! yes...that ello card is perfect for those teenagers---loving the new releases!!

  2. Fantastic cards Gina!!! I will be doing the new weathered technique, I just love doing that and the colors are fantastic!!

  3. Cute cards and I've got to go look at the video, I guess I missed that one. It really looks interesting !

  4. As always Gina, great cards and user friendly instructions. Love the stamps too!

  5. It makes me want to say "Ello, Guvner. Are you there"? It will make a nice card to give to our phone employees who are retiring.

  6. Awesome Gina! And the teens DO pick up their phones and call, just not the parents! haha!

  7. Those are really cute! I do love that wood grain technique - it's such a great background for so many cards!

  8. FABULOUS choice of background technique for those cows!!! I LOVE it!! And your phone booth is great... LOL Love that IT'S talking! LOL

  9. Wonderful cards Gina. I love those funky cows. Remind me of the days of dairying on our farm in a good way though, not all the hard work involved. LOL Looking forward to seeing more later today.

  10. Love those stylized cows!! Great group of cards!!

  11. Really nice cards as always.


  12. I love these Gina! I can't wait to play with them!

  13. I really like the cards and the new stamps.


  14. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for these absolutely WONDERFUL cards!!!

  15. Got to love the cows. The cards are soooo cute. Great inspiration.

  16. Love all the new stamp sets and I can't wait to see what everyone does with them. Guess I better start hopping, lol!!