Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Triple Play Frame

Good morning! I hope you were able to join us at the release party last night!  The design team did a fabulous job with the new sets and we are hopping showing those samples and more today with another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them 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. 
 
My first video with Triple Play Frame! I walk through the set and point out several features for starters,  but in no way could I talk about what my plans are for every little piece!

 This is *such* a simple card to make and takes just one ink pad, one piece of colored cardstock, and a few markers! I demonstrate it in a different orientation, plus a greeting and a few other minor changes in the video. Please enjoy!  Supplies listed below.

Supplies:
Gina K.
Triple Play Frame  stamp set
Gina K. Innocent Pink cardstock (5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”)
Gina K. Dark Chocolate ink pad
Memento markers: Ladybug, Angel Pink, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, and Faber-Castell Pitt White Artist Pen
Acrylic blocks


Next, here is a clean and simple design I made, without using the frame, on a Pure Luxury Kraft base. Images are stamped in Passionate Pink, Sweet Mango and Turquoise Sea and accents and sentiments stamped in Dark Chocolate ink.  Emboss or score (or sketch ) a simple box around them and add some adhesive pearls to make it pop. If you want to incorporate the frame stamp in this design, just stamp each of the images in the frame's circles. :)

Here is another CAS card with the Triple Play Frame words and small elements. I love all the different greeting combinations that are possible and wanted to put several on clean white base.  Adding the stamps in different inks for the O's add color and then the images at the bottom right play off of those.  Simple, fast design!

I also incorporated the frame in my samples for our other brand new sets this release for our hops the next two days and I am so excited how they turned out! (You have not seen them yet!)
  Looking forward to sharing more ideas  in a tip sheet I am wrapping up (so long, needs a lot of editing!) and in future videos (I have already shot several. For those of you who already watched this, I will be haring my next video early, don't worry you don't have to wait a week to get a fix!) :) 

The new set also coordinates with the patterns and pieces in my past Fabulous Frame Fillers and Fabulous Holiday Fillers sets, as well as my Fun Year Round set. I had to show you the sets in one post so you can see everything together!
You can add these straight borders in Fabulous Frame Fillers 
to the long and short sides of the new frame when you mask. (Same for the borders in the set below!)Also, that little flower and leaf cluster that looks like a "V"?  it looks terrific when you stamp it in the top and bottom and bottom sections of the pane between the circles. I need to make a sample showing that also!)
 Notice how all those round and button elements from the new Triple Play Frame set will fit into the straight and curved circle border in Fabulous Holiday Fillers (stock is low, but it is in stock!), as well as into the open circle in the belly band and the oval filler you see above?  Also, all these long holiday greetings will fit in the largest section of the new frame! Yippee!

 Use your words from Fabulous Frame when you want a more traditional looking card, which has a more classic font.

I don't think I have done any videos for Fun Year Round yet.  That has to change!  Hopefully you can see how all the round elements in the new set will fit in my new frame and vice versa. Fun fun!
 

 Be sure to scroll down to see the two clean and simple samples I shared in yesterday's post with Triple Play Frame in case you missed. :) I have so much more to share, cards that are so different from these but want some surprises for my upcoming videos! If you have any of the previous frame sets, you *have* to get this one!

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

 Thank you for visiting today! Don't forget to leave your comment: I would love to hear what you love best about this new set! :)

46 comments:

Karen Hightower said...

Good morning Melanie! The frame is another awesome addition to the others! So many possibilities. I love you cars you created with this set as well! :) Thanks for inspiring!

Tami Priebe said...

Love your videos, they are so packed with ideas. Thank you for sharing beautiful cards :)

Beth said...

I love the 'have' card - so pretty

Ina Good said...

great card w those frame fillers!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, my goodness, so many possibilities. Thanks for the great video, I look forward to more from you in the future.

ET said...

Thanks for the videos and fun new stamp set.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I can't wait until I can use this set to play with. You are having so much fun with it!

Becky said...

Love all the things you can do with this set!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Fabulous new set Melanie. I love the versatility of the elements within this set and that you can make quick but stylish CAS cards and more intricately designed cards for when you have the time. LOL

Lisa K said...

I like the many words with this set. The butterfly and heart are cute stamps.

Jen said...

Love this stamp. Love that it is a great layout for a card and so many fun elements!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I love the style of this frame you created too. Looks to be an awesome set and goes with the others so well.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards - all of them from today and especially last nights! I have all of the Frame sets (except Fun Year Round which will be on my next order) so is going to be so much fun to mix and match. Very excited to see what you come up with in the month or so. Thanks for sharing all your talents with us.

Donna Phelan said...

Aren't your cards fabulous....loving the 'have' card and the one on Kraft! Fabulous!!!

Swimmom said...

Beautiful! I love all of the samples you made with the triple play frame set!

Sharon said...

Great cards! Thanks for your great designs, wonderful tutorials and sharing your cards with us!

Nikki said...

I love to watch your videos. They give me so many ideas. Thanks!

Macimbalo said...

Such a versatile set! Love your cards!

Jan Castle said...

I think the best word to describe your new set is: VERSATILE!!!! It can be used in so many ways and is just right for all the little stamps! TFS...it is lovely!
Jan

Jan Castle said...

I think the best word to describe your new set is: VERSATILE!!!! It can be used in so many ways and is just right for all the little stamps! TFS...it is lovely!
Jan

Marianne Barkman said...

These cards are stunning...they stopped me in my quick flip through my emails, though I was saving them! Great job. Thanks for sharing. Has anyone told you lately that YOU ROCK?!! YOU DO!!!

Marianne
mitziUNDRSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a super addition to your frame series. I love how the elements work with the Fabulous Frame sets. I think what I love best about the set is that the elements are small and can be used in so many ways. Love the chain of hearts too.

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous cards.

Sandy Berl said...

Your cards are very simple and elegant! catisi@aol.com

sandi said...

Love the addition to your frame series. Love the cards.

Sue D said...

Love the triple circle design and how it can be customized with all the little stamps.

Gayle said...

Love the elements of your newest stamp set. You are always so full of ideas and great tips.

bonnieblu03 said...

I like how creative and practical your frame stamps sets are. Knowing they coordinate with each other is great!! I appreciate the thought and care you put Into your stamp designs. Have all your frame sets now but one - will order the other one next stamp release.

Lagene said...

Great cards! I especially loved the kraft card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Love the new stamp set it is so versatile.

Sharon said...

I love your frame sets Melanie, they are soooo versatile. This is another one for the collection

Brandi R said...

Love these! Fabulous new release. So many possibilities ♥

JudyMae said...

You have hit a home run with this triple play frame set. Pardon the baseball pun. And there are so many versatile and useful stamps. I love how you integrate new stamps with prior releases because it makes my previous purchases even more fabulous!

Jim Burton said...

What do I love best??? Your imagination!!! Now, if I could just find the money to buy the new goodies, I could make a LOT of different cards with all of the options that you have created for me. I can't remember if I have "Fun Year Round" or "Inspiration Mosaic" that I bought to go with your two books, but I know that I already want which ever one that I do not have -- and you have just made my wish list longer!

Christina Young said...

So beautiful!

Joann6274 said...

Wow beautiful cards! This set is awesome and I just LOVE the versatility and all the possibilities! I cannot wait to get my hands on this!
Hugs,
Jo

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Another must have set to have fun with. Love the clean and simple cards you made.

Dawn S. said...

I love all of your cards. What I like best about this set is its versatility. You can use all of the frame, some of the frame or just use the non-frame elements and you have a great card.

kittykat3308 said...

Beutiful

Kathleen

Robin said...

All so cool can't wait to "play" with the new set also.

Sharon Underwood said...

Love all those little elements, Melanie! You've got another winner!

Lynn C. said...

I love this stamp set. It is definitely a "must have".

Lynn C. said...

I think I may have to invest in this stamp set. Wonderful how many ways it can be used.

Jeff Towers said...

I have lots of ideas running through my head now. Great layout tool.

Sean Fetterman said...

I love this new set and your samples are awesome! You're the best Mel!

Seanie

Cheryl Anne said...

You utilize the whole stamp set nicely. Your cards are so beautiful and elegant. And you are a great instructor.