Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Simple Snowflakes, Mistletoe Memories, Deck the Halls

Good morning!  The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design 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  a few random comments will be chosen and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners, check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.

The first set is Becky Oehler's Mistletoe Memories. This is a really cool two step set that allows you lots of different ways to arrange the mistletoe in addition to adding the berries.
 I really like the stitch detail around the leaves and berries.  I stamped the mistletoe in Memento Cottage Ivory and used Rhubarb Stalk to give it more color.  
Pattern is from Merry Little Christmas pack.
  
Cardstock is Pure Luxury Ivory and the new Christmas Pine.  I added a pierced detail with the Scor-Bug embosser to coordinate with the stitching in the image. 


 TIP: Do your Scor-Bug embossing on the back of your mat and flip to give it a raised bump, which is sometimes more noticeable than the pierced holes.
Next we have Simple Snowflakes by Tami Mayberry I love a "punchy" set like this, so I stamped them several times in the same colors as above with a 1 1/4" punch and arranged them on an ivory base.
I added a 1 3/8" circle punch of the new Christmas Pine CS to accent the center flake. I also added some small adhesive rhinestones.
  
 Our last set today is Beth Silaika's Deck the Halls. Do you love these two step ornaments, or what?

 This awesome print from the new GKD Designer paper pack Merry Little Christmas inspired the design and color, those little diamond bursts I thought went so well with the ornaments.
 I popped the cut ornaments over the stamped wire and used a scrap from another print in this pack to make a border. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Ivory and inks are Memento Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivory, Love Letter, and Rhubarb Stalk.  TIP: Stamp the ornaments twice with different inks then snip them up or punch to paper piece for a two tone ornament.

 I also some added some adhesive rhinestones to bling up the details in the ornaments.

 Please see the rest of our team for more inspiration using these fabulous sets!  Don't forget to comment to increase your chances of winning a grab bag!







  • Gina K
  • Tami Mayberry - Illustrator Simple Snowflakes
  • Beth Silaika - Illustrator Deck The Halls
  • AJ Otto
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Carolyn King
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Deb Felts
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lee Murphy
  • Lori McAree
  • Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thanks for visiting!)
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Suzanne Dean
  • Theresa Momber
  • Vicki Dutcher
  • Emily Giovanni
  • Tina Gilliland
  • 72 comments:

    Tami Mayberry said...

    Awesome job! I need to get cut files to the ornaments. Love those!!

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    What fun and festive cards! Love these!

    Betty said...

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

    Carolyn King said...

    I LOVEEEEE that warm wishes card. So. much! Stunning!

    Beth said...

    Of course I love the ornament card! But the clean and simple look of the snowflake/warm wishes card is just divine!

    Teri said...

    Every one of these is GORGEOUS!

    Cathy Homan said...

    Great cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Donna said...

    Love those wonderful colors! Great samples for some really fun sets!

    squonks said...

    LOVE the cards. Each one rocks. Thanks for sharing

    Colleen said...

    Beautiful! Very festive looking
    ColleenB.

    PiscesGirl said...

    Oh my, all the are wonderful. Love your layouts and designs.

    Theresa Momber said...

    Love 'em! So bright and merry with the traditional colors. Super cool the way you did the snowflakes!

    Michelle said...

    Lovely!!!

    Michelle said...

    Lovely!!!

    naneruth said...

    Lovely job. The colors are great.

    Em's Thoughts said...

    Beautiful job on these cards.

    Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

    What? You had me at the snowflake circles then I scrolled further and saw the amazing ornament card! Great job on all of these!!

    Judy Woodland said...

    Gorgeous cards Melanie, every single one of them. Just stunning, thanks for the inspiration!

    Evette K. said...

    Great job Melanie! I followed your work in all my craft mags. Love your work so much. evette

    Sharon said...

    Such bright and fun cards!

    Beastybunny said...

    Great cards. Love the bright and bold colors!

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    Wonderfully designed cards. But I have to admit I am partial to the ornament one. All put me in the holiday mood though.

    Sharon Harnist said...

    Love your Scor-Bug tip, Mel -- I'll have to use that! Love your pretty multi-snowflake and ornament cards, too!

    Deb said...

    Fabulous, Mel! And ooooh, you reminded me that I have one of those tools hanging around here somewhere! :)

    Mama said...

    Love your stamp designs!!

    Harriet said...

    I especially liked "sending warm wishes"...lovely.

    Priscilla said...

    Great cards! Love them all. I'm bummed as the set DTH is out of stock! Thanks for all the inspiration>

    Maria said...

    very cute

    meemee48 said...

    Love your take on these stamps sets. Beautiful!

    bridget22868 said...

    AWESOME JOB!!!

    Olga said...

    The cards are all wonderful! Love the card using Simply snowflakes stamp set. It looks perfect!

    Sue D said...

    Very pretty cards using these sets!

    Mardi Joy Weber said...

    Hi,
    I tried to do this on my computer and it wouldn't work! I don't know why. So I'm back on my iPhone. Anyway, I love the colors you used and I love that big shiny button on the card using Mistletoe Memories!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Barbara said...

    You are making it very hard to resist purchasing these stamp sets. I feel my self-control waning! Love your mistletoe card and that fab button. Beautifully done card.

    Giovana said...

    Love all the bright colors you used Mel!! Fantastic creations.

    Trisha said...

    All three cards are beautiful. Love the deck the halls card.

    Kris in Alaska said...

    Wowsers! How am I ever going to keep track of all this inspiration! Fabulous!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

    Unknown said...

    very lovely cards- thank you for the ideas!
    Holly

    Caroline said...

    Great job! Love all your designs and colors. Very inspiring.

    Leta said...

    AMZING card designs...Love them all

    Snoopy said...

    Fantastic cards! Love the bright colors.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D
    Snoopy's Homemade Fun

    Lori said...

    Love your festive cards Mel, they are SO pretty!!

    windinstarsranch said...

    very nice. Such great ideas thanks for the inspiration.

    Jan Castle said...

    Wonderful Christmas projects!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

    Ravengirl said...

    Cute, cute cards today!

    Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

    Cute! I love the retro look of the third card - so gorgeous.

    Joyce Evans Erb said...

    Beautiful cards, love the ornaments

    Golda said...

    What fun examples!

    Marianne said...

    i love how you incorporated the button into your card design. Great job. Thanks for sharing

    Lagene said...

    Beautiful cards!!

    miatagal said...

    Beautiful creations, Melanie! TFS

    Sarah Biswabic said...

    Very beautiful cards!

    marci said...

    Love your cards. Thanks for sharing!

    Susan said...

    Such nice warm colors and the bling on your Deck the Halls card really makes it pop!

    Riette said...

    Oh my. The Snowflakes card is amazing!! I'm bookmarking that! And Deck the Halls ... FABULOUS!

    Carol said...

    Having a great time on the blog hop, thanks for all the great ideas! I love the new sets, especially the Ornaments!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

    Kitty said...

    Your cards are so beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Kat

    Donna Phelan said...

    Your colors are FABULOUS!

    Mida Williams said...

    Three beautiful cards

    usharon said...

    I love your card using Simple Snowflakes--colors are so bright & cheerful!

    Jan Castle said...

    All three are winners!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

    Diana Evensen said...

    What fun ornaments!

    NJMullins said...

    Love them all!

    --Marcy said...

    Those cut files sure make quick work of these stunning cards

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    What fun seasonal cards!!

    Holly Annette Amero said...

    Awesome work! Thanks for all the fun ideas. I just don't know which is my fav.

    Sonya van Stee said...

    Awesome projects! Lots of fun ideas and great designs! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us again today!

    Carolina said...

    Eek - love! The colors are so fun & bright...you really were able to capture the Christmas spirit come through on these!

    Anita Braddock said...

    Beautiful cards love the ornament stamps super. thanks for sharing

    Sharon said...

    Wow...can't pick a fav, they are all awesome!

    Jill said...

    Beautiful cards, you did a wonderful job on all of them. Thanks for sharing.

    Susan said...

    Great cards, as usual. Love those ornaments!