Monday, August 17, 2015

Gina K. Designs-Back To School Blog Hop


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The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special BACK TO SCHOOL blog hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many fun cards and projects for your favorite student, their teacher or your friends that are in the teaching profession! 

As you hop through Gina and the Cast & Crew blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win their choice of a
Gina K Designs stamp set with a value up to $23.95! 

To see if you are the winner, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

There are a number of stamp sets from Gina K Designs that you can use to create a welcome, thank you or back to school. Today, our featured sets are Melanie Muenchinger’s Basket Additions 3, and Beth Silika's "Keep Calm ". There are some great stamps to color and the perfect sentiment for Back to School! ☺
Melanie Muenchinger’s Basket Additions 3 stamp set
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It’s not too late to make your project or special cards because students and teachers will be back in the classroom soon! If you do not have this set in your Gina K Designs stamp collection, visit the Gina K Designs store at http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=1323&categoryId=-1. 
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Here is the projects that I made for today’s hop:
Apple & Chocolate for Teacher:
The following Gina K. Designs Product I used to create this project are:
Stamp Set- Basket Additions 3 By: Melanie Muenchinger 
* Patterned Paper  "Delicate Essentials"
*Premium Dye Ink & Pure Luxury Card Stock-Dusty Rose & White
Added Ribbon for a little handle to open the box to get to all these goodies I added to the inside!
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The Stamp Sets I used on this are both Melanie Muenchinger's 
"Basket Additions 3" & "A Year of Flowers 2"
I used Pure Luxury Card Stock - Faded Brick, Kraft, & Black Onyx
Water Colored Image with Premium Dye inks - Faded Brick, Peach Bellini, 
Sweet Mango, Lemon Drop, Grass Green, & Fresh Asparagus
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On this last card I used Stamp Sets:
 "Basket additions 3" by: Melanie Muenchinger 
Mini Stamp Set:"Autumn Blessings" By: Gina K. Designs
"Lots of Letters" By: Melanie Muenchinger
This one is Made with Pure Luxury Card Stock - Red Hot. White layering weight, & Black Onyx
I used Premium Pigment Ink-White for the sponging & stamping the images! 
Red Hot button and ribbon! 
Hope you are enjoying the hop so far… and Now Get Ready for More Creations & Inspiration from the rest of the Cast & Crew!
These are the Featured Sets:
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Gina K. 
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Basket Additions 3 
Beth Silaika
Cat Tidwell 
Karen Hightower - You are here! 
Kendra Wietstock - Next up!
Sean Fetterman 
Tricia Traxler 


Thanks for stopping by!

Karen  :)  <3 



86 comments:

Melanie said...

Fabulous projects, Karen! love how you incorporated the letters and numbers form lots of letters! (I didn't even see notice when you peeked because all I could see was the cute owl!)

Beth Fairweather said...

All 3 projects are AMAZING!!!! That box is adorable, perfect for an apple and some goodies! Love it!

Hugs,
Beth

Janeen said...

Very sweet projects. I know the teachers will happily receive them.

catdidit said...

All of these so rock Karen! Love how you made it look like a chalkboard!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great projects. I love the chocolate and apple.

Cindi Hall said...

As the mother of a teacher, I love the teacher gifts!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

The chalkboard card is so sweet! The teacher card is beautiful! Great cards!

Macimbalo said...

I love everything! My fav is the chalkboard card-you are so gifted!

Cheryl Depler said...

Absolutely adorable!

Bonnie said...

I thought the incorporation of the numbers was so special and then saw the chalkboard technique and was blown away.

Dawn S. said...

Such nice projects! Love the card with the owl and the numbers and letters!

Angela Hartley said...

such marvelous cards and work! I always get fabulous ideas!! love love love these stamps!!

nzillingworth said...

VERY PRETTY BOX LOVE THE CHOCS. YUM. BEING TO LOVE THESE STAMPS THINK I SHALL HAVE TO HAVE THEM

Lisa K said...

Wonderful ideas! I like the chalkboard one with the owl.

Cindyloohoo said...

Love the cards thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Tami Priebe said...

Such a cute box and those cards are soooo adorable.

Stephanie said...

So many very cute ideas, thanks!

scrappinmommom said...

Your cards are all wonderful, love the box. Your chalkboard with the owl is just too cute.

Cammi said...

Really sweet cards, Karen! Love the chalkboard!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Love your adorable box, Karen! All teachers would love to receive one. The cards are terrific also. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann W said...

Love all of your ideas! Thanks so much!

Diana said...

Oh my goodness, who wouldn't want to get one of these cuties. Adorable, thanks for sharing.

Metty Fredricks said...

Let's not forget the teachers - greatest profession in the world!!!

jeb said...

So cute. I want some that chocolate and an apple too. Cute idea.

Roberta Eldridge said...

Wow! I totally love the for my teacher flower card you made! The ruler paper behind the writing paper add to the school theme. the Flower is gorgeous and the ladybug adorable.

Caroline Pollard said...

All these projects are awesome! Great Work!!

Deborah Vasel said...

Great teacher card!
Good new release!

Nana Griffin said...

Chocolates and a apple are a great teacher gift! Nicely done on your projects.

Sue D said...

Very pretty gift box for the apple and chocolates and wonderful cards.

MsJudyC said...

So talented and I really love the goody bag for the teacher.

Sharon Underwood said...

All your projects are fantastic! Great gifts and cards for a teacher.

Taylored Just 4U said...

So sweet! Apple and chocolate! What a great combination! Cute box and love the cards. Especially the chalkboard look! Thanks for sharing!

Anneke Schep said...

Lovely cards, the flower card is lovely and the owl card is very cute...

Sheila said...

Who wouldn't like apples and chocolate and a cute little box for them. I love the coloring on the first card and the little lady bugs you have on the inside. The chalk board card is really cool also.

Nikki said...

Great cards. Just love the box.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the box of goodies and both cards are fabulous.

Rose said...

Enjoyed your cards! Neat hop! Thank you!

ShelleyV said...

If the school year is anything like your fun designs, it will be a great year!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely wonderful card designs for back to school. Great ideas and so lovely.

Paula Kysilka said...

I love how you completed the card with the owl! Thank you.
Paula Kysilka

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love all of these, especially the chalkboard one! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

I love you pink project back to school! so pretty!

Pat said...

Great cards and cute designs.

Lana Ellis said...

Absolutely beautiful projects! I might just CASE those cards!

Judy Woodland said...

Apples and chocolate - whoever gives this to their teacher will be their pet for sure!!! Love your darling cards too - so much inspiration here - thanks!!!

Gwen said...

I love the lined paper and the chalkboard. Perfect Karen!

Sandy M said...

Wow! Such imaginative samples. I love each one but I think my favorite one is the card with the ruler background

MJR said...

I love the owl card

El Ivens said...

Love the card. I don't think in my thirty -two years of teaching I got a card at the beginning of the year.
Thanks to all of you for thinking of the teachers.

Cindy Arnold said...

I always love your work! Great job!

Loretta Rush said...

Cute cards! I really like your owl card! This is such a fun hop. Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Great projects and what more could anyone ask for but chocolate and apple. The teacher card is absolutely wonderful. I like the colors, the sheet of paper with the stamped flower and background paper. It all fits together. The other card is also cute. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Tracy McBee said...

Really cute cards Karen! I just love how you used a different technique for each one, very inspiring!

Christina Young said...

Those are fantastic!

Sue In't Veld said...

I love your projects, especially the apple and chocolate for the teacher!

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh I am loving your teacher card....oh and that chocolate! Mmmmmm

CountessLaurie said...

So pretty!!

Sharon Fontenot said...

The chalkboard background -- of course -- excellent choice for a back-to-school card. The raffia also is perfect choice for this theme. I may be "borrowing" these two ideas. hee hee

sillygirl said...

Love your creativity for the teacher!

Sandra Schroeder said...

Great projects for both teacher and student. And who doesn't want some survival chocolate.

STAMPING SAM said...

Need all the Back To School cards I can get...Kids start on Wednesday! Thanks!

Linda S said...

Karen, These look so cute, and I am sure that they are equally useful too.

snkplssskin said...

LOVE this gift set!!! LiaS

Tina Gostling said...

Do you go by a layout map or just put all of this cuteness together on your own? I sure wish I could create like this!

Sharon said...

These are all great but I was totally wowled by your chalkboard card!

Debby said...

Fun fun fun love your ideas!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovin' all three projects. They are so very different and creative. Love the chalk board card for its realistic quality, the flower card for it's elegance and the gift bag for its yumminess. LOL

ktmoore1960 said...

HI Karen,,,been a while. First blog hop back and you are such an inspiration and CUTE!!!!! Love them!

Vickie Livingston said...

I'm loving that owl card! How awesome would it look in my high school library?!

Sharon Kent said...

Super projects. I especially like the box but I like all things 3D.

marilynwillauer said...

Such precious projects, so nicely done!

Carol March said...

Just love your cards. I like the idea of going back to abc and 123. Simple stuff.

Robin said...

Very sweet!!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards and projects.

Donna Przybylowski said...

Love your cards Karen, especially the back to school one, I love that little owl, so darn cute!!! Great job.
Thanks for sharing,
hugs,
Donna

Rosy Newlun said...

Holy Moly - this is a blog hop not to be missed!!!! I just came from Cat's and now look at all the goodies you've made?! Please tell me you all started creating these in 2013. And please do a tutorial on how you made your bow. All of these just plum KNOCK ME OUT!!!!!

Gloria Magdaleno said...

Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Very inspiring.

Beaumonde Designs said...

Gorgeous projects Karen!!! Absolutely love the Year in Flowers stamp set and the chalkboard effect in the owl card is stunning! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

Chrissy Allen said...

Love the owl card. But Ian a little partial to owls. The others were great too.

Carole Renneker said...

Adorable, Karen! I love both of those cards and what teacher wouldn't love to get that fantastic gift box. Thanks for sharing!

Allie Gower said...

Very pretty projects!

Kind Regards,
Allie Gower

Jeff Towers said...

I can't believe how the owl card looks soooo much like the blackboards we all grew up with. Soooo cute.

Di said...

I like your chalkboard card. I haven't tried anything like that yet. Maybe now's the time.

Beth said...

fantastic projects Karen!

mtscrapgal said...

All your projects are terrific, Love all the inspiring ideas. Thanks.

ehbost said...

Great projects. The box is lovely and the cards are awesome.