Monday, October 20, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Fabulous Holiday Fillers and Video


Good morning, and welcome to our first day of Inspiration hops this week with the Gina K. Designs team! We hope to inspire you with many beautiful ideas for our newest stamps and products, and as you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random comments 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 StampTV a few days after the hops.
Today we are showcasing my Fabulous Holiday Fillers
 These elements are so fun! I had an absolute blast designing the card above and just seeing where it went as I stamped. You can see the demonstration for creating this card above in my video, but I'm writing it all out anyway. :)
 I started by stamping the circle borders on all four sides to make a ginormous label shape.  Next, I filled it in with the large polka dot circle in GKD Innocent Pink, the smaller polka dot circle in GKD Dark Chocolate, and finally just a few flowers, 
again with the pink ink.

Next I added the semicircles in pink and the ducks in GKD Sweet Corn ink.  Then I stamped the pinking border in Sweet Corn, masking off the ends of each to make a square in the center to frame up my sentiments, which I also stamped in the Dark Chocolate.  Finally fill in the open spaces with the flower image and dots above and below and two tiny adhesive pearls, card complete!  Base is GKD Pure Luxury Innocent Pink.
I just adore the Neopolitan ice cream vibe these colors are giving.  Easily nix the baby theme and add a flower or heart from the set in the open areas to make it for your birthday girl bestie instead!

This design would also work really well to frame up printed wording for an invitation for a baby or bridal shower of birthday party, no? All these different borders and accents just have *so* many uses.  It's never leaving my desk, I tell you!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!
 


Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of Fabulous Holiday Fillers




Our awesome Guest Designers for this month:

Joyce Evans Erb

Thank you for visiting today!
 


60 comments:

Beth said...

Love the colors! Those little ducks are so cute!

Becky said...

I love this idea. I have my set ordered, and can't wait to get it.

Lisa Zurek said...

What a awesome set with so many possibilities!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Melanie this is absolutely wonderful!!! Thanks for writing out the details in addition to the video. I have a card to make soon for a milestone birthday and this will be just perfect. Can't wait for my set to arrive. Thanks for all your great ideas - can't wait to see the rest of the hop.

Cammi said...

So, I'm watching your video instead of getting ready for work!! I love how you use this stamp set without the fFabulous Frame set. Such cute colors, too! Oh well, off to the salt mines....

Dee said...

I enjoy watching you create using your designs. Always something new to learn, tips and tricks, too!

Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the video too. Can't wait for my set to arrive!

Linda

Robin said...

Love this set and your card!

Lisa K said...

Great card! I looks nice with the ducks in the circles. I am enjoying the videos. I love that you share so much more than just inking and stamping.

Mandy said...

This is such a fantastic set! The possibilities are just endless! The card is absolutely beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous card and I am anxiously awaiting for my set to arrive. I am so glad it is so versatile too. One can do so many different types of cards with it and love all those sentiments that were included with it. Thanks so much!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

WOW, I love this idea! Gorgeous frame and colors

Debra Zachrich said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!

catdidit said...

You so rock! I love how you take your images and make such wonderful things wtih the patterns!

Tami Priebe said...

Love it the possibilities boggle my mind :)

Kay said...

So versatile! Love this set and your choice of colors :)

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card and great stamp set.

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card and great stamp set.

charlsie smith said...

Love the pink and brown colors. This stamp set will get a lot of use. Thank you

Debbie Bauder said...

I can't wait to receive your new samp set. I love that you have taken so many elements to make such a classic card.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card! You are so talented. I can't wait to get my stamps.

Jan Castle said...

Fun card....works so well with the Fabulous Frames!
Jan

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Anxiously awaiting for the white box to arrive! I LOVE what created with the set! So excited to play with it!

Donna Phelan said...

Great colors, but the design is FABULOUS!

Helen F. said...

What a great set of stamps ~ so many unique possibilities to create with it! Love the card, Melanie :-)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful card, Mel! I love how you think out of the box!!

Ann W said...

You are so talented....thank you so much for sharing...your fabulous frame sets are awesome as is the new kit just released...can't wait to get them.

Sue D said...

very pretty--I like the colors and the framing.

scrappinmommom said...

Wow Melanie, what a fabulous stamp set, the possibilities of this are endless. This is a must have!!

Carol said...

Super fun blog hop, thanks for all the great ideas!

Carol B
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Vickiev Farrow said...

I need this set! Love it!

quilt4fun2 said...

Great colors and the fillers for the beads/bubbles are so sweet and fun. So many different looks.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Ann Paull said...

Great set Melanie. Endless possibilities from elegant to playful to masculine all possible. Truly inspiring.

Debbie Lou said...

Gorgeous color combo!

Joy Jensen said...

Love the fillers, getting a lot of ideas.

Tj Robby said...

Love the colors!!!

Dianne Guilinger said...

such a sweet card that can be adapted for many occasions!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great card and so many possibilities - stamp set is ordered - hope it arrives soon! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

Great way to use fillers without frames.

Judy Woodland said...

Love your color combo. Cannot wait to get my set and start stamping - thanks, as always for the great inspiration!!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the card. Congratulations on designing such a fab stamp set. I love the sentiments. They are wonderful.

Sharon Fontenot said...

I love the way the stamp set is so versatile. I try to find elements that can be used over and over for all occasions. This will do just that.

Kathy Krug said...

You always have such great ideas for using your stamps.

Emily Thubbron said...

I love your card. It's so pretty. This stamp set is one of my favorites and I can't wait to get it. Thank you for the great video.

Nanette said...

Great card! I love the versatility of this set.

Nana Griffin said...

Loved the video and your card. Love all the verses in this set.

freida said...

Such a gorgeous card and stamp set! Melanie, your videos are always so inspiring

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Carol Hodgkins said...

This is such a cute card. I really like the color combination and the yellow really pops! Great set!!

Dawn S. said...

I love this set! It is so versatile, as you have shown with your gorgeous card.

Karen Hightower said...

I really like the way you made a frame in the center and the circles around it all. :)

Grandma Sheri said...

Love the design & colors!

mtscrapgal said...

The borders and fillers really make wonderful cards. Thanks.

Robin said...

Great addition for endless possibilities.

Lagene said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the video!

Cheryl Depler said...

Really an excellent set, thanks for the motivation ideas!

Janeen said...

very interesting to use so many parts and pieces and create something cohesive. :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful card. What a great set of sentiments this set has!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I don't know why I think of candy when I see this pretty card, but I do, LOL!

claudia said...

Wonderful filler set, love all the sentiments and dots, etc... I will have to order this set!

Joyce Woodhead said...

I love your ideas on this card. So creative.