Monday, January 28, 2019

Gina K. Designs January 2019 New Release Blog Hop Day 1


Hi Everyone and Welcome to Gina K. Designs 
 January Release for 2019! 
A New Year and some Fabulous New Sets!  
Today We are Featuring Two Sets.
First up is... Open Book By: Melanie Muenchinger 
and Today and Always By: Lisa Hetrick
Both of these sets have been really fun to create with. 
Oh the ideas floating around in my head! LOL๐Ÿ˜Š
We can't wait to see what all you create with these sets.
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A Winner will be picked and announced on Friday 
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Here is the Stamp Set 
Open Book by: Melanie Muenchinger
This book is Large and you 
can do So Many things with it! ๐Ÿ’
I love looking at all the ideas from the team. 

I did a little Paper Piecing on this card using Grand Garden Patterned Paper Pack on the book mark and pen. I also used Metallic Silver Card Stock for the top, center, and clip of the pen. Then cut foam squares in half to pop the pen up.

Gina K. Designs: 
Stamp Set - Open Book
Pure Luxury Card stock -  White Heavy Base and Layering Weight, Red Velvet
Metallic Card Stock - Silver
Premium Dye Ink - Slate, Red Velvet
GKD Foam Squares
Connect Glue
Patterned Paper Pack - Garden Tour


Here is one from the release Party! 
This kitty is so sweet!  
Gina K. Designs: 
Stamp Set - Open Book
Background Stamp - Diagonal Stripes
Pure Luxury Card stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight,  Black Onyx
Premium Dye Ink -  Moonlit Fog, Tangerine Twist, & Key Lime 
Amalgam Ink - Jet Black
Connect Glue
Foam Squares
Adhesive Dot Runner 
Watercolor Paper, Watercolors Daniel Smith 


I thought it would be fun to do a color swatch card! ๐Ÿ˜Š
I think this might be a good way to swatch for my paint splits. 

Gina K. Designs: 
Stamp Set - Open Book
Background Stamp - Gauze
Pure Luxury Card stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
Premium Dye Ink - Kraft, & Black Onyx
Amalgam Ink - Jet Black
Connect Glue, Adhesive Dot Runner, Foam Squares 
Watercolor Paper & Watercolors 


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Next up is - Today and Always by: Lisa Hetrick
Oh those Polka Dots... ๐Ÿ’– 
I love this set because Lisa made it easy for us to use this set with lots of techniques and styles!  

I thought I would do a large card with this set! 
It mesures 4 1/4" X 7 3/4" I used the jar from her Hello Beautiful     stamp set. Stamped it in Versa Mark on velum and heat embossed it with Fine Detail Embossing Powder. 
Colored the back with Copic Markers and fussy cut it out. 
Stamped the flowers and leaves, fussy cut those too. Stamped the polka dots twice. Arranged the flowers to get a idea where I wanted the greeting. Then stamped the greeting and cut some grass 
green card stock for stems then glued and 
popped up the flowers and leaves. 
I used Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set - Today and Always 
Jar is from the Stamp Set - Hello Beautiful
Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
                                          Grass Green & Black Onyx 
Amalgam Ink - Jet Black
Premium Dye Ink - Sea Glass, Turquoise Sea, Tangerine Twist,
                   Wild Dandelion, Grass Green & Fresh Asparagus
Connect Glue
Adhesive Dot Runner
Foam Squares
White Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Twine, Velum, Copic Markers to color the jar, Black Gel Pen, and bling 


The next two are from the release party.๐ŸŽ‰

I had a lot of fun making this card! 
The top and bottom area was masked off  
and I used dye inks for the watercolor background. 
Stamp Set - Today and Always 
Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, & Blue Lagoon
Premium Dye Ink - Coral Reef, Blue Lagoon, Peach Bellini 
Amalgam Ink - Jet Black
Watercolor Paper, Black Pearls, & Twine





 I Heat embossed the dots and the flower on this one. 
Used some Zig Markers to color the flower 
and I used the Misti & Inked the leaves in Key Lime, 
then added a bit of Grass Green to areas of the leaves. 
Then on part of the edges I stamped some Fresh Asparagus. Stamped the flower and heat embossed it in 
White Fine Detail Embossing powder. 
Colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and fussy cut it out!  

Gina K. Designs: 
Stamp Set - Today and Always
Pure Luxury Card stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Kraft, & Black Onyx
Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, Key Lime, Grass Green, & Fresh Asparagus
Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White 
Adhesive Dot Runner
Foam Squares
Versa Mark, Zig Clean Color Markers, Bristol Smooth Paper for flower, & Twine



I hope you have enjoyed the cards in todays hop and 
 if you are ready for more inspiration 
up next is Mindy!

Open Book by: Melanie Muenchinger
Today and Always by: Lisa Hetrick
Karen Hightower - You are here ๐Ÿ˜Š
Mindy Eggen - Next Up ๐ŸŒบ

Thank You for stopping by. ๐Ÿ’–
and I hope you take some time to get a little inky! 
To Shop > Gina K. Designs  


122 comments:

Rhonda said...

Very cute ideas. I love that book stamp, the possibilities are endless.

Bunny said...

You've created a LOT of beautiful cards. My favorite set is the Open Book set. Your swatch card was a grand idea and a beautiful card. I love that idea. Very creative.

Michelle Daschka said...

Really like the flowers in the jar card

PeggyL said...

Love the swatch card! Very clever!!!

Lori Turner said...

I absolutely LOVE the jar card - so pretty!!!

Lynette Vinzant said...

Love all your cards!!!! So creative!!!!

Kaysie Lundgren said...

Love your take on using the stamps for these cards! I have decided I also need every color of ink that Gina K has to offer! Beautiful colors on these cards.

Melanie said...

Love your shading on the book, and he slate turned out great. The paper piecing and gems are so sweet. The tall jar card is gorgeous!

Nancy Roberta said...

Such a creative mind - great ideas!

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

SusieScrapper said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but love the crafty swatch card!! Loving the new stamp sets.

Lisa K said...

Such beautiful cards! I really like the one where you placed the flowers in the jar.

sharon g said...

You have such great ideas for cards. I LOVE the watercolor book. NICE

Bevb said...

I am in love with the Open book stamp set and your cards are truly beautiful. Thank you for showing us your creations.

sharon g said...

I hope that it will take my comment this time: I love the watercolor book idea for a card. NICE

Ellie Wilkins said...

I adore your swatch book! Brilliant idea!! This is an amazing release. Love seeing what everyone is doing with each set. ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒต

Diana Scott said...

Awesome cards with so much detail! Love all of them! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so cute and beautiful! I love them all very much! I really love the card with the flowers in the mason jar.

Karen Passmore said...

Your watercolor swatch open book is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

wow, all of your cards are beautiful, I love the mason jar with the flowers....so ready for spring here in MN

Caroline king

Janice Ashby said...

Such wonderful cards, Karen! You have such great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cate said...

I LOVE the Open Book with the watercolors! What a wonderful idea!

Unknown said...

great idea with the dots!

El Ivens said...

Beautiful cards. Looking forward to playing with this set. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - love them all - I am especially inspired with the 'book' cards!!

Margie Higuchi said...

Clever ideas on using the Open Book set - LOVE! Stunning cards using the Today and Always set. Great inspiration - thanks for sharing :)

Robyn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the color swatch card.

Tina said...

Your cards are beautiful Karen! I love your work, you always inspire me:)

Arlene said...

Karen, all your cards are so beautiful! I especially like the flowers in the jar one the best. Can't wait to see other creations that are swimming in your head!

Katie Baird said...

Beautiful cards. The one with the flowers in the jar is Amazing!!! Great new release.

Terri Young said...

I love the orange flowers in the vase card. It has to be my favorite all time! Thanks

Carol Cooney said...


All of your cards were beautiful. My very favorite is "Make today Amazing" I like everything about it.

Patty said...

How clever you are! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim Karriker said...

My favorite is the flowers in the mason jar! Beautiful!

Linda Brown said...

Karen, your creations always amaze me. loving the color chart open book!
thank you!

Connie Hinkle said...

Wow, gorgeous cards Karen!!!

Avra Williams said...

Love them all! Great paper piecing, love the swatching, and the flower vase...gorgeous!

Jane Proffitt said...

Fabulous designs and colors....wonderful...

Diane Simpkins said...

Wonderful cards. You always do great cards. Love them all.

Pamela Selinski said...

I love these cards. I am so blown away with the wonderful ideas. Since I am a flower person I particularly like the orange daisies but anything by Melanie is always beautiful. Thanks for taking these stamp sets to another level.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Karen...you blow me away each and every time you share your cards, techniques and creativity!! I'm gonna go broke!! LOL

Verna Angerhofer said...

Girl these are all so fun and fabulous with those wonderful colors and designs. You really did well with using these great stamp sets.

Sandy M said...

Wonderful way to personalize the book set. I love the paper piecing. Your example of Lisa's set is gorgeous. You outdid your self on all the cards.

Ladybug said...

Absolutely bee-u-tee-ful!!!! TFS! :-)

Robin said...

WOW! Beautiful cards. Very pretty.

Teri Smith said...

Karen, I love your cardmaking skills. Don't think I've ever seen one you've made that I didn't like & this time is no exception. The Open Book stamp set really grabs my attention & my desire to have it. I love books & reading. What a cool idea to put colour swatches on the pages of the book stamp! I also really like the floral card with the watercoloured background. So pretty! Thanks!

paradise45 said...

Love this stamp release! Your cards are awesome, so stunning and inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

McStamper said...

Love your book cards. So creative. Pretty flower cards, too. Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards Karen. Love the paper piecing!

GAZ said...

Your cards are all so wonderful. I really like your color swatch card and it would be a great card to have when trying to decide which color to use. Thanks for sharing!!! GlendaJ

V. K. said...

My favorite is the Today cards. The colors are perfect and so pretty. Love their message as well.

Mary Anne Wirth said...

Hi Karen ! I Loved the little jar of flowers. Colors are great and I love the polka dots as a background. Can hardly wait for this set to get here.

Laurie in MN said...

Fantastic cards. I like the multicolored cat.

Jennifer Nicole said...

Love these Karen! Nice work! Excited to get these stamps

Judy Inukai said...

WOWZER! You always manage to outdo yourself. Your cards are wonderful. Love all the paper piecing. The jar of water with the flowers looks so real. The coloring on the flowers is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

claudiamtz said...

Great card ideas!

Linda Davis said...

Cute cards...thanks for sharing!

Shona Austin said...

Wonderful cards. Cute cat. Love the flowers and card designs.

Susie Sonnier said...

You color swatch caard...OMG that's genius!!!

Deborah Smart said...

Beautiful cards - I'm loving the new release! Especially the book stamp set; I think it's my new favourite.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards. Love your designs.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Johanna said...

Great work and ideas displayed. Love them all and appreciate you and your talent a lot

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

such beautiful cards, loved the swatch card and the sentiment for crafty friends
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Sherry Bleach said...

I'd love to try some of these beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patti Bailey said...

Hi Karen! Wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite from this wonderful release is the Today and Always set and those cards are gorgeous. Beautiful coloring.

David Whitesell said...

Love the flowers in the jar not to forget to mention the book ideas also.

Sandy said...

Love the idea of the color swatch card!

Linda said...

Really like the flowers in the jar card. That is my favorite card, I like colors and the layout!

Aggie Latyak said...

You always create such beautiful cards. That swatch card is awesome!

Hi Rosemary said...

Love the paper on the bookmark, adds so mcuh.

Heike said...

My favorites are the color swatch card and the flowers in the jar, both are very cute.

Gayle said...

Fun, creative cards.

Anonymous said...

That card with the vase and flowers just speaks to me!! Wonderful cards!!


Angie Cammack
abcammack@comcast.net

sillygirl said...

Love your creativity!

NancyW said...

Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor background!

jandbspiegel said...

I love the bold color of the masked off top and bottom card - absolutely beautiful

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous cards and inspiration! You showcased the new releases wonderfully!

kathy ness said...

Oh my goodness.... I was going to say the color swatch was my favorite, then I scrolled to the Today and Always cards...love them all.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Karen! Love them all but the flowers in the jar is my favorite!

Retta Lutte said...

You always have such great ideas, Karen. I especially love the way you used Lisa's stamps. Terrific colors!!!!!

Carol said...

Very pretty!

Dana M said...

What an amazing collection of cards! Gorgeous designs and colors.

Char said...

How clever to combine the open book and the cat. My cat loves to rest on open books, newspapers and magazines. I hope she is getting educated through osmosis. lol! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

Stacey Bowen said...

You are one of my favorites. I love your work. And have so many of them saved. I love the new stamp sets. Your watercolor sample card is great idea. And I like the idea of heat embossing the polka dots. Thank you for the inspiration you give!

jean said...

cool idea on the pen!!! the color swatch book ia amazing !!!, really thinking out of the box!!!!

Sheila said...

Wow! What a variety of cards. You've been a busy lady. My favorite cad is the color swatch book. Many of my friends who are cat people are going to like to receive the "cat" card. Super job! Thanks for sharing!

Cyndi W said...

Love the card with the flowers in the jar.

anastaciast said...

Yes, thank you! I did enjoy these cards. :)

Eileen Robertson said...

These cards are awesome. That book stamp is a beautiful frame for anything you stamp in it, amazing!

Arjita said...

i am in love with all ur cards Karen! speechless ! u totally rock

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! The kitty card and the jar of flowers are my favorites!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww!!! All your cards are so beautiful!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Love them all Karen !

Susie Moore said...

Karen, I love all your cards - but that swatch book is just plain amazing! I need to get into your head and walk around a bit. I need your inspiration!

Melissa Smith said...

Beautiful cards! The sleepy cat card is so cute! The card with the color swatches is so creative! I just love the jar with the flowers! The colors are gorgeous! Thank you for your inspiration!

Leanne said...

Great cards! Love the fussy cut one.

DJ said...

Love the cards! I am especially fond of the kitty in this release but I'm loving all the different looks from the Today and Always florals. So lovely! TFS!

Unknown said...

Such stunning work. Absolutely beautiful.

kittym said...

I love how each of the cards is so different. It gives lots of ways to use the stamp sets.

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous set of cards!!! Love the bright colors!!!

TrainWithMeghan said...

The open book crafters card is SOOOOOOOO AWESOME! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful! I love the card swatch idea and all your flowers are so lovely.

Ruth G said...

Wonderful card designs!!! I love the way you used patterned paper and the awesome florals! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Sherry Butcher said...

So cute and fun, love the cat. Thanks for sharing the new stamp sets.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the book of paint samples.
Clever idea. Kitty taking his
nap on the book is fun too.
Great selection of cards.
thanks for sharing
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Patty said...

Beautiful cards!! I especially love your flower cards!!

cindy lou said...

This is just a "happy" release and all the different cards are just "happy"
Thank you Karen for sharing your talent and this release.

Nicole Brown said...

Very pretty cards! Love the flowers!

Catherine Loveless said...

Karen...I love your cards. The very bright card made from the Today and Always stamp set is spectacular!

Aimee said...

Love all your cards....so hard to pick a favorite. You did amazing!!.

Jen said...

What a fun collection of beautiful cards! Loved seeing how you used the new products. Beautiful!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love the pen and bookmark on the first card!

Craft Room with a View said...

I absolutely love these samples! Wish I could buy them all!

Kathy Mc said...

Love your creative ideas, Karen, and that you each share how versatile the new sets are. Beautiful cards and fun hop!

Sue D said...

Great variety of cards with the open book and pretty floral cards.

Andre M. said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with these lovely products.

Dawn S. said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration with these stamp sets! I love how you used one for your paint swatches!

Connie said...

Wow Karen! Amazing, amazing cards :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

see mary stamp said...

Love everything about this Open Book stamp set. Wonderful projects.

Denise Terry said...

Such a great collection of cards, but that last one is my absolute favorite!

rebecca ramirez said...

Beautiful cards, Love the mason jar with the flowers.