Monday, June 29, 2015

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Triple Play Fillers and Video

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! As you hop through each of the designers' blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won,  check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today we are sharing samples and ideas for my Triple Play Fillers. I am crazy for the images in this set!  


Today's video is simple, showing some tips for some of the borders, one bow, and the stick pin elements.  

Here are photos of both samples, the top made with GKD Wild Wisteria, Charcoal Brown, and Moonlit Fog, and below with GKD Peach Bellini, Dark Chocolate and Moonlit Fog. Very similar design, although I made just a few changes, swapping out the stick pin cap images and didn't fill in the border.  I think these would work nicely as contemporary but classic designs for anytime, or a mother who is having a baby boy or girl. Our White Pure Luxury cardstock looks so nice and crisp with the cool tone of the Wisteria, and the Ivory so rich with the warm Peach.


I love how when you two step stamp just select parts of the Moroccan and diamond borders, the little bits just seem to come to life like tiny shimmering facets!  Cardstock and ink are GKD Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender, Moonlit Fog, and Dark Chocolate. (Ivory mat)
 So fun to pop in some different colors and patterns quickly, no cutting or coloring! This square card was made with just one ink pad, full strength and stamped off, GKD Prickly Pear!

And although I just can't bring myself to make a Christmas video yet, I couldn't resist posting a Santa card with the belt, since it seems to be my family's favorite so far! 

Embossing the bold rings around the circles makes it extra fancy and looks great with that big gold buckle! Cardstock is Pure Luxury Red Hot ans I used the frame and greeting, and ornament elements from Triple Play FrameThe plaid fillers on the belly band are stamped in Cherry Red. 

More videos and ideas in the coming weeks with both sets! :)




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

Tricia Traxler

Thanks for visiting today!

48 comments:

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful cards Melanie! This stamp set gives you so many options and it was really easy lining up the images to repeat them! Love all of these creations! :)

Lisa K said...

I always enjoy your videos. The Santa belt card is cute!

terrie said...

Beautiful cards...some many ideas...
Well done Melanie

Priscilla said...

Love your cards. Such versatility with this set

Priscilla said...

Love your cards. Such versatility with this set

Macimbalo said...

Wow! So many choices and options with all the stamps in the sets along with the gorgeous new colors!

Dawn B said...

I did not even notice the stick pin element in the set until you showed us these cards. I think the Santa belt is darling too. TYFS.

Bonnie said...

Never ending combinations and such fun with the new colors!

Sherry said...

Fantastic samples this looks like a very versatile stamp.

Becky said...

I love all the samples. I can't wait to get my set and play. So many possibilities.... Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

This set is so wonderfully versatile and I think it's my favorite! I love the pin! I think I will emboss it for some dimensional fun! Your cards are so fabulous!

Linda said...

These cards are absolutely stunning. I love the simplicity and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Mom M said...
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Mom M said...

Love it all!

Alice M

Momo123 said...

Beautiful cards!

Jill said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love watching your videos--thanks!!!

scrappinmommom said...

Your Santa belt is so cute and what an awesome idea. Love the stick pins with the bows. They are all so nice! Thanks for the video.

Debbie Lou said...

This set shows an interesting concept.
Love the look of layers without the bulk.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all those gorgeous cards you created with that awesome set.

Shelia said...

Wow, these are all so beautiful!! I really like the Santa belt card, so cute. I think the bows with the hat pins are my favs!! Gorgeous!!

Caroline Pollard said...

THIS IS A VERY VERSATILE SET SO MANY WAYS TO USE IT AND GET OPTIMAL USE FROM THIS SET. GREAT JOB MELANIE!

Joyce Erb said...

WOWZA! Great cards! I'll HAVE to CASE the first and last ones LOL. That santa one is so awesome

Carol March said...

Love your stamp sets and videos. Learn so much from you and all the design team. Can't wait to get your new set "Triple Play Fillers". God Bless.

ckeller219 said...

Again, wonderful cards and ideas. I love this set and it's versatility. Can't wait to get mine.

ShelleyV said...

I love the way you keep making your past sets better by adding new elements that you mix and match with the previous releases and come up with fabulous new designs. Can't wait to see what you do with the zipper!

Joni said...

All your cards are beautiful but I really love the ones with the bows and pins. tha pins are so cute. Great job.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects, thanks so much for sharing this inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna Phelan said...

PRETTY cards! That stick pin element is quite clever!!!

Linda S said...

Your "Thinking of You," "Thank You," and "Celebrate" cards look so very usable!!! We do not play the Santa Claus game at our house, but the card looks cute anyway.

Gayle said...

Love your samples. Ordered both the frame and filler so hope you keep the inspiration coming. Thanks.

Nancy Lynn said...

Melanie, great inspiration and I just love how your stamps do all the hard work for you. Coming up with my own ideas is a challenge for me, and your stamp sets solve that problem. TFS

Sue D said...

Fun Santa card and I like the classic elegance of the other cards.

Cheryl Depler said...

Wow, such cool things being done here. Beautiful and fun to make! Thanks.

Ann W said...

Such great ideas! Love your videos

Carol Hodgkins said...

I really liked all of your cards but the Santa belt is my favorite!! Sooo cute!

mtscrapgal said...

I love how your sets go together so well. Thanks

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Blessings,
Kathleen

Susan White said...

So many different cards from just one set!! Love it!!

Sharyn said...

The Santa belt is so cute! I love your stamp sets. Thank you for the wonderful videos!

Judy Woodland said...

Geez, I cannot WAIT to get this set - so much inspiration here. Thanks for the great video!!

Brandi R said...

Wow, Melanie! These are all fabulous! Absolutely adore the Christmas card.....that Santa belt is awesome! ♥

Dawn S. said...

Thanks for the video and all the inspiration!

Tami Priebe said...

Awesome, love them!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love all the cards - especially the Christmas card! Just starting mine and need ideas and inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow fantastic cards It sure gives me some good ideas for the stamp set now. TFS
Linda K.

Ann De Valk said...

Very creative. Lots of good ideas.

Nana Griffin said...

Just love them all! So glad I decided to get this set.

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, may! Your sets allow for so much creativity. Thanks for showing some of the results of that! Beautiful cards and I agree with your family that the belt/buckle stamps are wonderful assets.