Monday, October 17, 2016

Gina K. Designs - October Inspirational Blog Hop Day 1

Hi Everyone and Welcome!!! 

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs Welcomes you
to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the New
Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit and a number
of gorgeous stamp sets by our illustrator team! 
We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you 
hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! 
Today, I am featuring three of the stamp sets from the kit 
and the new ‘Tis the Sea-Sun stamp set.

“It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas” around Gina K Designs! 
Gina K and the illustrator team have been extremely busy preparing the most
fun stamp sets with a variety of images and sentiments to make so many 
incredible cards and holiday projects!

Today I'm featuring:

Christmas Greenery Music Background

Christmas Magic 'Tis The Sea-Sun

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team
and then comment on each blog for your chance to 
Win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! 
To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

So Let me start with Christmas Greenery!
I love this set!  :) 

I used the following Gina K. Designs Products for this project! 
* Stamp Tv Kit Stamp Set - Christmas Greenery by: Gina K.
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Ocean Mist
* Premium Dye ink - Ocean Mist, Christmas Pine
3D Foam Squares & Gray marker, Embossing folder Bling from my stash
On this one I used 3 different Pattern Papers:
Here are the items I used for this card!

Gina K. Designs:
* Stamp Set - Christmas Greenery from the New Stamp Tv Kit - Home For The Holidays
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - Ivory, & Red Velvet
* Pure Luxury Pattern Paper Pack - Home For The Holidays
* Premium Dye Ink - Red Velvet,  & Turquoise Sea
  Gold Twine & 3D Foam Square
This is from the release party

Here is a fun project I made: 
I Love to make gift bags and I just couldn't help myself! 
Here I used the Music Background with the Christmas Greenery

Here are the Gina K. Designs items used for this one! 
* Stamp Tv Kit Stamp Set - Christmas Greenery & Music Background by: Gina K. Designs
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Layering Weight  6 3/4"  X 4 3/4" 
* Premium Dye3 Ink - Kraft, Fresh Asparagus, Cherry Red
* Twisted Twine - Dk. Chocolate
Other items - Wink Of Stella, Gift Bag about 8" not counting the handles 

Then I needed a tag to go with the bag!  LOL
So I used a pre-made tag from my stash and used the following
 Gina K. Designs Items to make it match the bag! 
* Stamp Tv Kit Stamp Sets - Christmas Greenery, & Music Background
* Premium Dye Ink - Kraft, Warm Cocoa, Fresh Asparagus, Dark Chocolate
* Twisted Twine - Dark Chocolate
      other item Wink Of Stella   

Then I carried the music background and sponging over to this card!  :)
Here are the Gian K. Designs Items I used for this card! 
* Stamp Tv Kit Stamp Sets - Christmas Greenery & Music Background by: Gian K. 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight for the inside, & Kraft
* Premium Dye Ink - Kraft, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Asparagus, Powder Blue, 
     Ocean Mist,  & Bubblegum Pink
* Gingham Ribbon - Dk. Chocolate
Other items: 3D Foam Squares, Wink Of Stella,  & Bling from my Stash

On the next Project I used the Stamp Set:
"Christmas Magic" 
From the New Stamp Tv Kit 
"Home For The Holidays"
When I saw this cute fairy I knew I wanted to make this holder for candy!
This was so much fun making!  :) 
I used the following Gina K. Designs for this one! 
* Stamp Set - Christmas Magic - from the New Stamp Tv Kit Home For The Holidays 
* Pattern Paper Pack - Home For The Holidays  
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Layering Weight
* Dies from the new Kit - Home For The Holidays 
* Premium Dye Ink - Turquoise Sea & Black Onyx
* Plaid Ribbon - Black Onyx
    Colored With Copics & Spectrum Noir, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, 3D Foam Squares,
    & the red trim was a piece of scrap that came from my Cherry Lynn - Ribbons Die 

Then I have this cute Santa! 

The PP is what I had left from a card that I made using the circle.
Here is the items I used to put this cute little guy together with!
Gina K. Designs: 
* Stamp set - Christmas Magic     Dies from the Kit 
* Pattern Paper - Home For The Holidays 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - Christmas Pine & White Layering Weight
* Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, Charcoal Brown,  & Jelly Bean
* Gold Twine 
  Colored with Copic & Spectrum Noir Markers, 3D Foam Squares,  & 
    bling from my stash 


Then I had fun inking up this fun and tropical set. 
'Tis the Sea-Sun
The penguins are just the cutest, and I love the palm image!  :) 
Here are a few card projects I made with this one

See, isn't he just the cutest?  LOL

Here is what I used for this one:
* Stamp Set - 'Tis the Sea-Sun  by: Gina K.
* Pattern Paper - Home For The Holiday
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - Ivory Heavy Base & Layering Weight,  Christmas Pine, and 
    White layering weight for the penguin.
* Premium Dye Ink - Charcoal Brown
* Gold Twine
This set is awesome for the tropical holidays!  :) 

Here are the Gina K. Designs items I used for this project:
* Stamp Tv Kit Stamp Set - 'Tis the Sea-Sun by: Gina K.
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Kraft, Black Onyx & Ocean Mist
* Premium Dye Inks - Black Onyx, Warm Cocoa, Kraft, Ocean Mist, Powder Blue, Dk. Chocolate,
      White & Bubble Gum Pink
* Twisted Twine - Kraft
 3 D Foam Squares, Embossing folder

Ready for more awesome creations?! 
Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a Wonderful Day! :) <3


Andrea Savage said...

Karen, your cards are beautiful. I particularly love the ones with the music background. So very vintage looking. I can't wait to get my kit in the mail and start making my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chris said...

Oh Karen! These are all just amazing! I absolutely love how you used the music background stamp! Truly stunning, my friend.

Melanie said...

Well! You have been a busy Christmas elf!! My faves are the aged music script design, so vintage you do that style very well, and the very contemporary color blocking with all those fun patterns! Great choice to tie and pop up the one to look like dimensional package, I love it!

Monica Talbott said...

Favorite ideas so your work!

Lori said...

You had so much fun with your kit!! As always, I love all of your creations!

Claire Brennan said...

Karen, these are amazing, what a superb collection!! Such wonderful inspiration for this fabby kit!! AWEsome!!

Joyce Erb said...

Holy cow you had fun! I lone how you use the trees in so many ways and the music background. I got those adorable penguins! GREAT JOB! Thanks

Mary Kay Werry said...

Wow you have been busy. Love them all!! and so nice to see the use of the design papers. You are always so creative.

Theresa said...

Karen, your cards are gorgeous! That is a lot of creativity in one post. Love the torn paper tree card!

ldiggs said...

These are all so sweet! I especially love the gift bag and tag, and all of the creative ideas you shared to dress up all of those little gifts we need during the season!

Debra Raben said...

Beautiful designs!

Monica Talbott said...

It looks like you decorate the insides of your cards would love to see!

Janie said...

Beautiful cards. Love the music background.

Michelle Uhlenhake said...

Thank you so much for leaving details on the cards you made....colors, sizes etc.

Tink said...

They are all Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Just when I think I have seen the breadth of your creations you prove that wrong.

Macimbalo said...

Oh my goodness! So many beautiful items.......I love them all, but the music ones are amazing!!!!

Becky said...

Karen, you have been a busy gal. I love, love, love all your cards. Great use of the designer paper, and your card projects are so crisp and bright. I'm just loving that background music stamp. I'm thinking it might become my new favorite stamp. And your card with the 3 trees in Ocean Mist and Christmas Pine is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

Golda said...

Fabulous examples. The turquoise and white card is stunning. I love the look of the music on so many, but especially with the trees.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wow! so many wonderful creations. I loved the bag, tag and card when I saw it in the store this weekend. Your little candy holder is so cute. It was great meeting you this weekend. Thanks for all the great cards and inspiration.

El Ivens said...

Wow, you have been a very busy girl. I love them all. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the wonderful ideas.

Lisa K said...

All wonderful ideas! I couldn't begin to select a favorite. Love the music ideas!

Kay S said...

I can hardly comment I'm so overwhelmed by the gorgeous cards you made. Sure glad I don't have to pick a favorite out of this bunch because it would be impossible! That first card is beautiful with the blue and white, and I love the old fashioned looking gift bag with the music background and the twine. Wow! So much inspiration here!

Dawn S. said...

So many beautiful projects!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

These are all awesome! Just when did you have time to make all of this? Loved meeting you at the Villages! Awesome time! Hugs!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Wow - these are so awesome! I love the colors you used - especially the Ocean Mist, Christmas Pine and Jelly Bean green together. And I love the greenery with the Kraft cardstock. And when I saw that last card, I just wanted to jump into it. Love Christmas palm trees.

Lynn Cromrich said...

Wow! You went all out. These are all wonderful.

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! Amazing projects, Karen! I really love the rustic design on the gift bag and tag!

Trina P. said...

Incredible ideas and inspiration. Love the non traditional colours.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the card that is broken into different
squares. the music made some wonderful cards.
All of the cards are great.
thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

All great designs! I especially like what you have done with the musical notes!

Happy Grandma said...

Love the music background! It would be so useful! Your use of the trees stamp is beautiful! I love the colors you used too!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow Karen, you keep coming up with amazing cards and so inspiring. I am going to have to case your cards >LOL!!!

Kendra said...

Oh good golly! Your projects are incredible!

Nana Griffin said...

Your cards and projects are so gorgeous. I want the set.

Verna Angerhofer said...

You haven't been at all busy have you? Hahaa! Wow! I must say all of these gorgeous projects are so lovely and really get me in the Christmas mood too! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Caroline Pollard said...

Fabulous! Love the Christmas greenery and music notes bag card and tag. Wow wonderful!<3

Gabi said...

Beautiful projects, Karen! I absolutely adore the bag with the music background stamp. I will have to somehow convert it to a card. It's absolutely stunning!

mommak said...

love, love, love the gift bag and matching tag!

Vonnie b said...

Your cards are so creative and the variety is outstanding! I am blown over by the elegance of the first tree card. It is outstanding. Also especially love the musical score presentations. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Sharon Boge said...

Love ALL your cards Karen, you've been a busy lady!.

Gayle said...

Karen, your cards always gorgeous, clever and ingenious. Love your work.

Cathy Tidwell said...

Karen! You been rocking GF!! LOVE every single one!

Tami Priebe said...

Awesome ideas, absolutely beautiful. Love them all

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

WOW! OMG!You sure had fun with these stamps. Every card is beautiful, from the first one to the last. I think you are the Queen of Layering! Thanks for all the eye candy.

Sue LD said...

Wow--these are all fabulous!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Oh my gosh, you were busy.....they are all "WOWS"......loved all of the cards, treat holder...and tag that you made..what great samples..thanks so much

Jill Norwood said...

Incredible post full of wonderful inspiration! I love how you used the music stamp!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!

Beverly Robinson said...

Stunning cards, Karen. I especially like the ones where you've used the musical notes.

Stacy cecil said...

Today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to prefer the new Christmas pack and the Mitzy. Glad I found you guys and your blog Karen is amazing.

Ladyj711 said...

Karen... Just lovely. I really liked those 3 magnificent trees in Aqua.. Those trees look great every way you treat them.

Andrea1702 said...

Holy cow! These are awesome! You did a fabulous job showcasing the wonderful products in the kit!

Johanna said...

Awesome cards, fantastic kit. Can you let Donna Idlet know that I cannot comment on her blog. The comment form won't load properly and I tried several times. I love how you used the PP on a few of your cards.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful projects.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards


kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards


Katie Margolis said...

My favorite by far is the elegant blue and white card with the slightly non-traditional blue color.

ShelleyV said...

Wow, Karen, you have been busy! All great cards! The music background stamp looks so good with that aged look. I love your tropical background coloring for those great palm trees with Christmas ornaments. So pretty!

Dawn Begun said...

Wow! You have really inspired me with all of these wonderful cards and ideas!

Sandie said...

These are all just so so so beautiful! Wowee kazowee. I must go back and really study the all closer, because I think I want to be you lol. Thank you SO much.

Donna Phelan said...

So FUN. So FABULOUS! So many beautiful creations. I do love that patterned paper one, it calls to

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy smokes...look at all of these fabulous designed really rocked this kit..I'm blown away!!!

Sissyc said...

These are so fun. I love the tags

Ruby said...

Big, Big thumbs up!

Retta Lutte said...

OMG, Karen! These cards are ALL amazing!!!!!! That first card is an absolute stunner!

Sherrie Johnson said...

I absolutely love every single card you've made! And the tag, too! Okay... you've got a new fan here! So, so wonderful!

itsablingfling said...

OMG....So cute. I love the ocean mist with the white embossed dot background. And the music card and tag are just as pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

These cards are all amazing! You my friend have so much talent! So envious!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Such great cards! I especially like the ones with the music notes. I can't wait to get that stamp... one of the reasons I wanted to buy the Gina K. kit!

Clare said...

Just love what you did with the kit. I can't wait till I get mine so I can get started.

Donna Idlet said...

Wow, stunning! Love all your creations. Thanks so much for the inspiration.