Thursday, June 13, 2013

Days of Summer StampTV Kit

Good morning!  The Design Team for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another awesome blog hop, and this time we are featuring the brand spanking new Days of Summer StampTV kit! We are hoping to truly inspire you with many beautiful creations and ideas, and as you hop along, make sure you leave a comment on all blogs because we will be choosing a winner to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs! Check back in a couple of days on StampTV and check the Big News forum to see if you are the winner.

Here are the four mini sets included in this kit.  Where to start?  They are all fabulous!  So how about 4 cards today?  Using all of the mini sets.
 
I guess I just had all those cute fruits with the faces in mind (you know, with the beans for eyes?) when I looked at this set the first time so I went digging though my stash of embellishments after stamping the bold two-step fruits to find some googly eyes.  No luck, (I was sure I had some!) but then, I spied that little pack of black and white brads that came *with* this kit on my desk!  Make it work and make my own!  I added the pupils to the white brads with a black gel pen, but a black Copic or Sharpie would work, too.  I used the piercing tool to poke holes on each of the fruits to add my brads and then inserted them. 
 Tip:  I drew the eyes on first and then inserted them through the poked holes but it was a little tedious getting them twisted facing the direction I wanted them pointing when opening the prongs, SO, speaking from experience, I recommend inserting your white brads first and once you have them set, THEN add the pupils with your pen! That would be much easier, and I will definitely do this again: )
Fruits are stamped in Gina K. Red Hot, Passionate Pink (edge of watermelon wedge, but next time I will use Innocent Pink for the lighter part) and Grass Green for the stems and rind.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Red Hot and Layering Weight White, both in the kit of course. I kept the rest of the card simple so the focus would be on the fruit, but adding the little gingham bow to the cherries was a must!

Here is a very CAS card made from Pure Luxury White and embossed to frame the stamped silhouettes .  Stamping is done with Gina K. Sweet Mango, Blue Raspberry, Grass Green, Red Hot, Innocent Pink and Black Onyx Color Companions.
 I remembered these little glitter tubes of teensy sequins shaped like flowers, so I added some of these with Mono Multi glue for accents.
 I also had fun mixing the sets.  The "pinch to grown an inch" with the crab is so perfect for a birthday card, and I noticed the little cherries from the kit's fruit set would make sweet balloons for him to pinch!
  Aren't the patterned papers that come with this kit so cute?
 Aren't the patterned papers that come with this kit so cute?  Base is Red Hot.


 Finally, here is another CAS design with the butterfly, showcasing 5 Gina K. ink colors (Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, and the other three are shown in two shades, Red Hot, Grass Green, and Blue Raspberry, the lighter being the stamped off color from each.
I colored in the large spaces in "birthdays" with some coordinating Memento markers and added a few adhesive rhinestones.  The Gina K. Pure Luxury White panel is popped up with foam dots.

In this kit, you  receive:
  • 24 sheets of Pure Luxury 8 1/2 X 11 card stock
  • 1 Summer Brights 6 X 6 paper pack (24 sheets of patterned paper)
  • 8 yards of ribbon
  • 1 bag of brads
  • 4 Days of Summer assorted pre-cut rubber stamp sets
  • 1 binder sheet
  • plastic storage box for keeping contents of the kit together
 Terrific kit!

 

Now, please check out all the amazing designs and inspiration from our team, and don't forget to leave comments for the random drawing!
 

150 comments:

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your cards are all wonderful. I loved the inspired idea using the brads for the google eyes. Thanks for the tip on using them. Love how you did the butterfly birthday card. Thanks for all your inspiration.

catdidit said...

omg, LOVE the eyes Mel! and the tip! And the butterflies, in all the colors looks so awesome!

Olga said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Especially I like the one with crab =)

Laura Turcotte said...

Great cards; love the variety!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What truly amazing and wonderful cards you made Melanie. I just adore them and so bright and cheery. But I gotta tell you, those fruits with eyes is a "killer" and I was smiling from ear to ear when I saw that card. Love that idea. Kids would like it too. So thanks for sharing.

Kathy W said...

What great cards! I am in love with that beautiful butterfly card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna Brown said...

The fruit faces are adorable. Thanks for the tip as well. I think the colours are great on all the cards.

Susan said...

Brads for googly eyes! Inspired! I really like the way they look better than the moving goggly eyes.
Your cards are lovely...one is nicer than the next. Certainly shows the many uses of this kit!
Thanks so much for sharing your talent and tips.

Sue Brailey

Sharon said...

Love the thank you card - that is just gorgeous! And the butterflies - so pretty!

Marianne said...

You certainly are an artist! Your cards are so beautiful in colour and yet you add such a touch of humor. That first card with the fruits sporting those eyes made my day. I keep seeing those little faces and I can't stop grinning. Thanks!

Bea Connor said...

Love the cards!

Sean Fetterman said...

Beautiful as always Mel! The eyes on the fish and the fruit made me smile! Great job!!!! Hugs! Seanie

Joni said...

What a cool way to use the white brads. Eyes!
I am really partial to the crab and fruit.

windinstarsranch said...

You allways have the cutest twist on things. Love the fruit eyes. The rest are just as lovely as always. You always inspire me.

Donna Maligno said...

Melanie, these are all so fresh and bright -- love them all!

Dana D. said...

Your cards are so cute. Great colors and details. I see you posted what the kit contains....wow... a lot of wonderful product.

Lisa K said...

I love the eyes you created. They look so fun. All the cards are so nice.

~ Jo ~ said...

So love your cards! Love those googly eyes on the first card! LOL made me chuckle!! And totally love your scored border on the third card ... gorgeous!

Hugs,
Jo

Robin Ammann said...

Love all you cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia Murray said...

The eyes are wonderful! You are truely very creative using the tools on hand :)

I can't wait to get my kit to try out you ideas!! Thanks for sharing
Cynthia Murray

Casmiles said...

How fun - these cards are precious. The images and colors are wonderful!!

Terri said...

Beautiful cards. Love the wonderful and bright pop of color on all the cards, but especially the "ocean" card.

Gabi said...

Cute, cute cards! Love your 'loony fruits', LOL! What a fun idea.

DebbieG said...

Debbie G
Great cards! I love the googlie eyes, so cute

Oneofakind said...

Awesome cards, great inspiration. Love the brads as eyes!!!!

Clare Pearce said...

From cute to classy. such an array of different styles. Beautiful!

piskey said...

Fabulous cards,the fruit are superb

Cindy Blancett Designs said...

Beautiful cards and so creative and clever for you to use the cherries as balloons!

Cheryl Depler said...

There's just no end to the creativity here! Thanks.

Penelope Nichols said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards, especially love the multi color with the Color Companions. You and the whole Design Team are such an inspiration!

stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Mel! Love the 'brad' eyes & all the Gina K ink colors!

RIACards said...

What fun! Eyes on fruit! Literally. Love them all.

Sharon Harnist said...

Oh, good googly eyes, Batman -- Love your cute fruit, Mel!!

Bev Chapman said...

So awesome all of them.

Chai Dackermann said...

Very cute cards, really love the crab one as it is my fave. Thanks for sharing.

Jeniper said...

the first card is my favorite! thanks for sharing!

sillygirl said...

Adorable cards. Always the best!

Robin said...

All your cards are awesome, but I must say the google eyes on the fruit are adorable. Love it!

Allie Gower said...

Pretty cards, lots of great ideas!

Tammie Lien said...

Just love,love your cards...My grkids would love the fishy ones.Yes I agree this stamptvkit is a must to have.Thanks for sharing and hugs:)

Teresa Barbian said...

Eyes! Who would have thought of eyes except you! Melanie, I check out your blog very often because of all the wonderful, creative card you make. You inspire me! Thanks!

Joan said...

I simply cannot pick a favorite of these cards of yours. The bright colors are just outstanding and the special white eyes are super-you did a suberb job of placing the eyeballs.

ET said...

This kit looks so cheerful.

Doris W. said...

Aren't you the clever one! Making your own googly eyes and using cherries for balloons. Love the colorful butterflies!

lakergirl said...

LOVE this set & all of your card designs! Very versatile! Kim

Queen-of-Cards said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda Beckham said...

Beautiful job!! Never thought to put eyes on the fruit pieces. So clever!

Linda Howlett said...

Love the googly eyes. They add so much fun to your cute cards.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How cute! What a good idea to use brads for eyes, and genius to make balloons out of the cherry set!!

Tricia

Sharon Underwood said...

Those eyes in the fruit are hilarious! All your cards are outstanding, of course! Very creative.

BeverlyBL said...

All are so cute. Love the brads for eyes, the cherries for Pinchie's balloons and the rainbow of butterflies. Thanks for the wonderful creations to CASE.

Anita Braddock said...

How cute love the googly eyes. I love each and everyone of your cards. love the attention to details. the colors you chose is perfect, thanks for sharing your awesome work

Pam littledott said...

You are so talented and always inspire me. Pam

Pat Jandacek said...

The animated fruit is so cute - and thanks for the tip about adding the pupils after placement of the brads. I love the floral card and the scored frame you created. You always have such great ideas! Yes, all the papers are delightful in this kit, and I'm really surprised about the difference in color just by stamping off. The second stamping is still solid color but quite different. TFS

Candace said...

Fun cards, love the fruit with eyes.

Marsha said...

Wow! Did you ever have the mojo flowing. Love each one.

Stephanie said...

All of your cards are fantastic! I never would have thought of using white brads and a black pen to make eyes! What a GREAT idea!! Thanks so much.

terri feierabend said...

I love every card you created!! Such awesome eyes.. I can always count on learning something new from you. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jan Henry said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Thanks you for sharing your beautiful and cleverly made cards.

Linda said...

wow all your cards are awsome. your desings just lovrly.

Lisa Babitz said...

Love the eyeballs on your fruit; great tip on drawing on them after they are inserted! Very cute card!!
I love your floral thank you note. It is just so beautiful. Those tiny flowers are perfect, and the reverse embossed border is really pretty. Your birthday card is adorable! Great idea to use the cherries as balloons!! Well done on all your cards.

keeleykats said...

I love all your cards but I favorite is the CAS butterflies, simply elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Sharyn said...

Love those eyes! Your cards are wonderful!

Carol said...

Awesome summer projects, love these new stamps! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheryl Harms said...

Wonderful cards. The eyes are so cute. I so appreciate your creativity.

Nana Griffin said...

Love them all!!!

MaryKulee said...

Melanie ! ! !

I just love the fruits you did on the top card; then, there's the 2nd one with the flowers. And then - annnnd then, oh heck, I love them all. Great Job!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow, I don't know where to begin. They are all so wonderful. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. The fruit with eyes is so funny! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Sue Foss said...

You never cease to amaze me. Awesome cards.

canadian_liner said...

I don't know which I love more, your fun whimsical cards (fruit with eyes, only for you!; the crab with the cherry balloons) or your beautiful floral/butterfly one-layer ones. Gorgeous layouts and the little floral sequins are so right!

Amy Miller said...

Your butterfly card is so pretty. Love all those colors together.

Susan White said...

Melanie, your cards are adorable.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards with these sets. I like the eyes for the fruit.

Lee Reed said...

What fun! Love the combinations you used in each of the cards.

Faye Russell said...

Cute ideas :)

Maureen Altman said...

Nice cards. The kit is so cheerful.

ajax said...

What cheerful cards. I think that is the purpose of cardmaking, to cheer people up. I love each of them in their own way. Thanks

Donna Phelan said...

So many different cards, they're all great! You need to let Lee on your 'googly' eye technique, apparently she ran out of them! :) Love your butterfly card, and the little pop of color in your birthday word, clever.....I love little subtle accents like that! Well done. TFS!!

Lee Kendel said...

If I could pick one favorite card it would be your butterflies.

buggin2stamp said...

Awesome cards Melanie. I totally adore the fruit with the eyes. So cute.
Melissa

Julie S. said...

These cards are adorable, especially the fruit with the eyes! Kind of reminds me of the "good old days" when my boys were crazy about Veggietales. And I really like those CAS cards, I think I can actually handle making some of those if I get some more Gina K. inks!

Ravengirl said...

Nice! I love the DIY googly eyes and the crab card with the "cherry" balloons!

Dee said...

Cute use of the white brads on the cherries! I'll definitely use that tip sometime. Love the whimsy feel of your cards! Cute!!

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Great idea to make the eyeballs with white brads - never seen this before, but great idea as I don't usually have googly eyes on hand (although Lee's crabs were awesome with them!) Thanks for the great tip. Your CAS floral card is my favorite.

Lynne said...

Mel, your cards are such an inspiration because they are so wonderful.

Emma Albee said...

I love the flower sequins you added to the "Thank you" card. They add a little sparkle to the card.

Joyce T. said...

what a great idea to use cherries upside down as balloons!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a great kit and projects!

Michele said...

Love your fruit's eyes. Clever idea. Your cards are awesome!

klarcher said...

Thanks so much for the tip about the eyes, the card is so cute, all of the cards are great

rockinmomma69 said...

Can't decide if I like the crab or the butterfly stamp best?? OH just send both! lol

Nanc said...

Love the eyes on the fruit and watermelon

Jean Bullock said...

You've given us a little bit of everything here. I chuckled, I oohed, I chuckled again and oohed again.
Great job on these.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards. So many nice ideas. Gives me something to think about

Dawn said...

Sweet cards. That butterfly card is my favorite!

Dawn
DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

Jeanine Gonzalez said...

Absolutely love these cards!
The eyes are pure genius.

Charlotte Taylor said...

great cards

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Awesome cards Melanie.. i just LOVE the adorable 'eyes' thanks for the tip

hugs,
Karen

Carolina said...

You are so rockin' this kit!!! Love all the little embellishment you added to each. Your fish card is amazingly cute - my fav by far!

scrappinmommom said...

Your cards are always so nice, but this time the "Eyes" have it. Crabs are big in my area. Yum....

kramomma said...

Cute idea for the faux eyes!

craftsbyreva said...

love, love your cards. you are so gifted. Love watching your tutorials, I always learn something. thanks!

Unknown said...

fruit with google eyes!
love the ocean card too
thanks
Holly

Cynthia said...

Love the butterflies! So colorful.

Cynthia said...

Love the butterflies! So colorful.

Nana Crys said...

And I thought the cards made couldn't get any cuter. Loved your added embellies!

rakosturik said...

Love all the cards

pajaropr said...

Will need to get the kit, love the butterflies and how many great ways to use them.

Golda said...

What fun cards! I love how you used the cherries for balloons for the crab. The fruit with the eyes is super cute, too. Such a fun way to do them!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Beautiful cards. Great design. Love the google eyes on the fruit.

calamity jane said...

The cards you've come up from this kit are wonderful! I love them all!!

Sharon said...

Wow Melanie could you spoil us anymore! Amazing cards and awesome examples of how versatile this kit is!

Ruth G said...

I love the crabby card! The circles are perfect and what a fabulous sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Beverly Perdue said...

Your card are beautiful! I love the eyes on your sweet birthday card and the crab card is adorable!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

So pretty! The birthday butterfly card is so sweet! Love the Thank You colors! And the fruity card is just delicious!

Cards By Betty said...

such beautiful cards for summer can wait to use the new stamps

Lucy Newton said...

Love your cards!!!

Sheila_G said...

Those fruit could not be any cuter. Wonderful cards!

Judy said...

My favorite is the card with the fruit with eyes. How cool is that!

ANDREA JACOBSEN said...

I have to say the "eyes have it" That ones goes in my top two faves so far. Super cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

Ruby said...

The colors are great. My favorite card is the "Thank You".

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great cards. I really love the butterflies.

Kitty said...

I love your cards and those eyes that you made. I was thinking about going to the craft store to get some but I think I'll try your version of using the brads.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Kris in Alaska said...

Cute, cute, cute! Those butterflies are just plain FUN

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lagene said...

WOW! Love all your cards, the brad eyes are great and I absolutely love the butterfly card!

Cheryl Wright said...

Love all these cards, Melanie, but that first card is just so darned stinking cute!!!

TFS!

1jmass said...

Who can resist a googly-eyed watermelon? Certainly not me.

Riette said...

Love the floral card where you've used both outline & silhouette images. That is stunning!

Kay S said...

All the cards are wonderful! The first one with the "eyes" made me laugh! I love it! Clever idea to make eyes with the brads.

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh.My.Word! The faux googly eyes are absolute GENIUS ... your CAS flowery card is BEAUTIFUL..your crab with the cherry balloons is ADORABLE and your multi-colored butterflies are so trendy! Dang girl! I love them all!!!!

--Marcy said...

Oh my - every one is a winner! I am a converted to GKD inks - they are the very best!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE all your cards. The eyes have it of course, but I think it's genius to turn the cherries upside down and use them as balloons! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

Pauline Vaughan said...

Beautiful cards

Susan said...

You are so creative Melanie! Your sweet fruit card is wonderful -- I just love your idea of using white brads and making them into eyes -- super cute! Your thank you card is beautiful with the flowers, mini sequins and use of colours. The crab card is adorable -- how inspired to use the cherries as balloons -- that is really thinking outside the box! Finally your butterfly card is lovely with the colours and repeat -- it is such a gorgeous butterfly stamp!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for all the variety of cards you shared today, Melanie. They are all stunning.

Vanessa said...

I am SO inspired by all these cards! They are all simple and fun! Love!

Martha M, Tiffin Ohio said...

All the little eyes looking at me!! I loved it. Thank you for your ideas!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I love those googly eyes.

gobluektb said...

Your homemade googly eyes are genius! Love the pattern paper circles on the fish card. Cherry balloons are clever too. Great cards!

Paula Fuller said...

OK, I can't choose which one I like best, so I'll take one of each Fun, refreshing, creative, happy, colorful...and on and on. Great work!!

Gayle said...

Love the fruit googlie eyes and the fish showcasing the pattern paper...wonderful idea.

Unknown said...

Not sure which one I like best theyare all amazing

September Whisenant said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Betty Neville said...

These are just fabulous, Melanie! Especially love your crab card (would never have thought of cherry balloons!) and of course, those goggly eyes!

Rita C Jackson said...

Cherries - Balloons - Who knew??? They look great! I never would have thought of that without looking at your blog. Thanks for sharing that idea.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! I love the fruit with the googly eyes!

Gabby Lou said...

Love your sweet fruit card...those stamps are so dang cute and you picked fabulous colors!! Über cute!! Thanks!!

Kay said...

Love all of these! Have to try making those eyes.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love how you did the butterfly birthday card!

Ea Christiansen said...

Really gorgeous cards. Love how you used brads to make eyes - just what I needed for the cards I'm making for my fathers 70 year Birthday.
Hugz
Ea