Monday, January 25, 2016

Gina K. Inspiration Hop: Made With Love StampTV Kit


Hello and good morning! Welcome to our January hop! Today we are showcasing the new StampTV Kit Made With Love.  Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV on Thursday after the hop.

Here are some new cards I created with the Made With Love and Better With You stamp sets in the kit. And I just had to use all the new ink and cardstock colors, too!
There are some really fun two step floral elements in this kit. Look how the new GKD Lipstick ink pops! POW! This one uses Massive Messages for the greeting, Gina's new incentive set. Yep, you need 'em both! Add a drop shadow under everything with BG3 Spectrum Noir marker for dimension.

Here I used one of the card fronts from the foiling element page in the kit, but I don't have a laminator so it works really well as just a printed frame. I colored the stamped image as well as the loops in the frame and border with Spectrum Noir markers to jazz it up. LG shades look good with the new GKD Applemint cardstock. I like the look!  The bird house is popped up.


Aren't these kitties fun?  I noticed they are the same width apart as the tandem bike's seats, so...Voila!  Stamp the cats in an ink other black and you an draw in some simple faces, like they are facing forward.
And finally, here is an easy one with no images, just showing off the new colors and patterned paper with one Massive Message!  I colored a white button with the F1 Spectrum Noir marker, this is a great match for the new GKD Lipstick cardstock.
These next two cards were in the release party, but wanted to point out some details.  The heart stencil in the kit is really pretty, and sponged in a similar color ink as the flowers, they remind of petals more than hearts. I used GKD Peach Bellini over the stencil and then just a bit of the Lipstick at the corners. I swiped some Wink of Stella glitter pen over the flouncy flowers for some sparkle.
It may be hard to see it in the photo, but I did the glitter thing on these butterflies also.
I really like them stamped in the new colors and then shaded like a gradient with two or three shades lighter of the Spectrum Noir markers in each color group (GT and BT for Blue Lagoon and CR shades for the Lipstick).  The flourish in the kit makes a nice trail.

Here are the pieces in the kit:

And the Incentive set Massive Messages, when shopping don't forget to get enough to qualify for that if you can!


Now please enjoy the rest of our hop and get some more inspiration from our fabulous Gina K. Designs team!


Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)
Susie Moore
Laurie Schmidlin
Allie Gower

Have a blessed day, thank you for making us a part of it!

55 comments:

Beth said...

I am just so in love with these colors - I love your green polka dot paper card! So simple and love the hint of lipstick with the card stock and button!

Mary Kay Werry said...

Gorgeous cards --- so bright and cheerful.

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful Cards! I love them all! I giggled when I saw the cats on the bike, because before I did the fence one I thought of putting them on the bike. They fit perrrr--fictly… LOL… Man, these all are so pretty! :) <3 I love the Lipstick base with those beautiful lipstick flowers with the heart background and the way you did the greeting!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all of them, but I especially like the kitties on the bike (too cute!) and the butterflies. The new colors are so bright and fun; they put me in the mood for spring!

Susan White said...

Cute cards Melanie. I love the cats on the bikes!!

CraftyMomFL said...

HeeHee, cats on a bike - how cute is that? Love your cards (always) :-)

Deb said...

I do love your cards...especially the thank you card with the heart background and flowers...just beautiful! Those cats on the bike are cute too. :-))

Sue D said...

Love the fun colors on all your cards.

Heidi Stamps said...

That is adorable that the cats fit on the bicycle.

Lisa K said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I like those cats on the bike.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I love the new colors. Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I look forward to when my kit gets here so I can use the goodies in them as well.

KT said...

Melanie, Your designs are always such an inspiration. This release is great. I especially love the cat duo perched on the bike. Very clever.

Tricia T said...

The butterfly card is my favorite, but the cats on the bicycle made me chuckle. Too cute!! :)

Linda Anderson said...

Talk about beautiful!!! Your cards are amazing!!

Linda

Carole Renneker said...

Your cards are always amazing but I think you've outdone yourself with this bunch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Retta Lutte said...

Amazing cards! These colors and stamps are to die for. You always go above and beyond!!!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards. Those new colors are so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

quilt4fun2 said...

Beautiful...Beautiful ideas using this new kit and colors! So many ideas and all so different too. The flowers, critters and flourishes are used so well. Even a simple card using the pattern paper and sentiment shows how easily a pretty card can be made. Fabulous job.
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Nana Griffin said...

These are gorgeous! Love the flowers in those colors.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards - love the one from the Release Party! And using the stencil as leaves, not hearts is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Oh how I love your since of color and style. Please come live in my head?

Carol Tague said...

Fabulous cards, thanks for sharing them. Love what you create.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous samples -- love the bigger sentiments

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Wonderful cards Melanie! The cats on the bike are just so sweet. I also love the layout you used on the red card.

Berndog said...

Love, love, love your cards! So beautiful!

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. These cards are fantastic. What you did with the cats cracks me up. Flowers are beautiful. Wonderful ideas.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous...they kept on getting better and better and laughed out loud for cats on the bike card. I just love your vision for combining different stamps and making it work!

Zelda C said...

Gosh you are so creative and always add a twist to your creations! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kelley H. said...

Super creative!

Beverly Perdue said...

So pretty! I love all the bright and vibrant colors. I couldn't choose a favorite--they are all stunning! You are so talented Melanie. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Ladyj711 said...

Melanie, I am inspired as always. Is it okay to have a fav GKD designer? No? Too bad. You are my fav. Loved all your cards again. Thanks for pointing out the shadowing. I have never done it and I think ir dies make a huge difference. I promise
I will do it on my very next card.

Macimbalo said...

Oh my, such inspiring creations-simply stunning!!!

Linda S said...

Melanie: Youall have done it again! Some how youall manage to almost always come up with designs that I want to make, even when I do not feel especially excited about the kit itself. Ever since I was very young I always liked "art" that looked "real," so your flowers appeal to me the most, but I have learned to NOT make an absolute statement about not liking a kit until I have (at least) seen what the Design Team does during the blog hop.

JennyH said...

Beautiful cards Melanie, love those smiling cats, too cute : )

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them

Blessings,
Kathleen

Tanja said...

Great cards, I like the first card the best and the gorgeous sentiments stamps - love that font!

ShelleyV said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I love the way you combine stamps in a way I would never think of. I love the cats on the bicycle, sooo cute!

Cheryl Depler said...

You totally rocked this set with your card samples. Really love the massive messages incentives! Thanks!

Adriana Duff said...

I like the out of the box thoughts that you always have. Thank you for expanding on the explanation tutorials, also.

Joyce Ryan said...

Melanie, you inspire me to reach...My niece is getting married later this year and I've already decided to use the birds & birdhouse for their wedding card, I may have to "borrow" your creativity for it!

Jodi Baune said...

Great cards! you are such an inspiration to me! I can't wait to get my kit!

Golda said...

I absolutely love that you figured out the cats image would work perfectly with the bicycle image and went with it! All of your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards! I just LOVE your butterfly card!

Pam Cameron said...

Melanie, as always, beautiful, creative cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my word, Melanie. These cards are GORGEOUS. You have given me so many ideas on how to create amazing cards. Love the overlapped flowers on the first card and the pussy cats on the bike - so romantic and funny:)

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the two cats on the bicycle and the cute faces you drew on!

kals said...

Great use of the new colors.

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards!

Ca B said...

OMG those kitties on the bike were a bit of genius!

Sharon said...

Melanie Sean said at the release party you are a design genius and wow was he right. As usually these are all spectacular but weak in the knees for your little cat cycling card,

Casie Williams said...

Inspiring!

Selina Macisco said...

Melonie!! OMG!! Your cards are not only beautiful and terrific, they are AWESOME!! I am going to try and do some casing from your cards!! Did I say Beautiful? :)

Helen F. said...

Beautiful inspiration here, Melanie! Thank you for sharing your fabulous design ideas for this new Kit.

Lizzie said...

Melanie you're shining bright as usual!! Always love your take on stamps both new and old. These are
great and FYI I may need to do some casing......lol