Monday, March 13, 2017

Gina K Designs – StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 1

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Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Let's go!
Bold and Blooming StampTV Kit
Today, we are featuring the first stamp set from the kit called Bold and Blooming. These stamps are so much fun and versatile! These are perfect for spring! You will be able to create amazing card projects using this beautiful stamp set! Have fun and be creative! ALL cardstock, patterned papers, dies and stamps that I used below are in the kit!




These dies and images are so cool! i'm pretty sure they are supposed to be leaves, but all I see is butterfly wings! The Red Hot butterfly is created by stamping and stamping off the large and small leaf, and the Ocean Mist one by stamping and stamping off the smaller leaf and then flipping and repeating. At first this was a flat card, but when you have dies, you really ought to use 'em! It adds so much dimension to the wings, cutting these two pieces. Then those little bold curved pieces make the bodies and antennae, fun!! I added just a portion of the large floral piece to the corner and inside and added just a touch of color. I love it!

Next, I had to use some of the awesome flower dies! I love the different possibilities for the this detailed image with the line, so here I am turning it to use as a stem. I love when greetings are placed on the vertical, just to change things up! I added a die cut leaf (yep, it's a leaf this time) in case it wasn't obvious I was going for a stem!
Flowers are stamped in Ocean Mist and base is Turquoise Sea from the kit, these colors blend so beautifully. Flowers, leaves and fiddle heads are colored with Spectrum Noir.


Last, I guess I also see PETALS, surprise!! Make your own flowers, it's super fun to do. The dies and round flower stamps now work double duty as flower centers, and then just stamp stamp stamp the leaves for some ginormous blooms! Bold, indeed! Base is Fresh Asparagus.


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew. And surprise,a few additions for even more inspiration! This month, please welcome Carolyn King as a special guest designer to our blog hop! You may remember that Carolyn has been a member of our team in the past so we are all very excited that she is joining us in March to showcase her talents once again! Also, please welcome our new design team member Rema DeLeeuw. Rema has a fun and clean style and loves to work in watercolors and ink blending. You will instantly fall in love with her projects! Let's go!


Melanie Muenchinger  (you are here!)


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


Thank you for stopping by and your comments, I love reading them and hearing which cards are your favorites! Check back for more inspiration tomorrow!

69 comments:

Lisa K said...

I am amazed at your creativity! I see that stamp and die as leaves and you turn it into butterflies, a very large flower, and words into a stem. So creative!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

You are so good and the fact you see butterfly wings is a testament to your creativity!

Mary Kay Werry said...

Love the creativeness of using leaves for non-leaves. Very beautiful!

Lynn Cromrich said...

You are so clever and talented. Who would have thought of making butterflies this way?

Bevb said...

No surprise here, I love your cards and the creative use of the leaves into butterflies. Such talent, I love your videos and thank you for sharing your talent with us all.

El Ivens said...

WOW, I am blown away. Love, love , love all three but using the leaves to make butterflies is awesome and brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing all of your talents with us.

ldiggs said...

Gorgeous cards!❤

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

These ideas are amazing, love the butterfly and how you made the leaves to extend the flowers fabulous.

SueZee Alg said...

So amazed at the 3 different cards from the same kit. Like how you inspired us to use the dies. Thanks for sharing your unique and beautiful cards.

Patti Bailey said...

That's creativity!!! I would have never looked at those leaves and seen either butterflies or petals to flowers as you did. What a great peek into your genius mind!

Deborah Anne said...

LOVE our creativity Melanie! Great idea with the butterfly wings and the flower petals, I am definitely making this flower card.

BarbLibrarian said...

Wow. Now that is inspiring. Makes me want to go through my stamps and see if the look like something unconventional! Thanks!

Sharon said...

Love them all! Such bright and pretty colors!
The butterfly is outstanding!

Bonnie said...

Oh you clever gal, you. Making bold flowers out of a single leaf stamp. WOW.

nonnacindy said...

You never seem to produce beautiful work. I am in shock in how you see leaves and butterfly wings. Truly beautiful.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, you clever girl. Only YOU would think to make butterflies from leaves. So stinkin' CUTE!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Another great selection of amazing looking cards, Melanie. I love how you created the clever butterfly in the first card!!!!!

Patty said...

OMG!! Look at you Miss Smarty Pants!! LOVE YOUR CARDS & how you used the stamps in unexpected ways! They are just beautiful! That's why you're on a design team & I'm not LOL!! Seriously, I'm not the creative kind, but I do love to make greeting cards for family & others!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and ideas!! Jealous!

Carolyn King said...

you KNOW I love these. Still amazed at the gorgeous butterfly:) <3

Sue Heil said...

Love all your designs! Thanks for showing different ways to use the stamps.

Madge Brock said...

Hi I just love how you show us such beautiful cards and step by step for us new ones to learn..I just started a few months ago and wow I am learning so much .. thank you !!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

WOW! What awesome cards! Love how you used the stamp set in so many different ways! Hope videos are on the way! Thanks for sharing.

Debi Webb said...

Wow! What else can I say? I can't wait to get started. Love the way you used the leaf to create a butterfly. You are so talented. Love the large flowers also. Thank you so much!

Cathy Tidwell said...

I so love seeing your creations on our releases! Always out of the box thinking! That last one, with the leaves as the flower leaves...brilliant1 and love our staging! Need to work on mine...

Geniva Robles said...

So beautiful love looking at all the creations you have made for all us to see. So talented. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Donna Idlet said...

Melanie! I love your cards and especially love the one with the butterflies, I would have never thought of creating that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Oh, Melanie, you always think outside the box. I was blown away by the butterflies, then when I scrolled down and saw the same stamp used as petals and the die cut flowers as their centers, WOW. Way outside the box. Love 'em.

Rema said...

Your cards are stunning Melanie! Love the way you got creative with the leaves. I must try this!

Sandra Colebank said...

Pretty cards.

Deb said...

OMWord! I never would have thought of using those stamps as a butterfly, but wow...that looks great! You have the best ideas!! Love your cards as always!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so gorgeous and I love how you combined so many of the images into one card design.

Heidi Stamps said...

Super fun creations with the leaf! TFS!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful cards and how clever to make a butterfly.

Ava Gavloski said...

CAS presentation is lovely, great showcasing of the stamp set

IWannaStampRightNow said...

I really enjoyed seeing your, "outside of the box" thinking! I always try and get the most out of my stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Peabody said...

Wow, cards are gorgeous. I can't believe what you have done with all of them

Josephine Cox said...

Wonderful way to display your talents with all of us. Thanks again for displaying your talents. Josie

Retta Lutte said...

Melanie, your are amazing! Those bold flowers are wonderful! Can't wait to try that.

Susie Moore said...

I need to crawl around your brain for a while and see how you create such amazing cards!!!!

Robin said...

WOW!! Great cards. Fantastic ways to stretch your stamps.

Sharon said...

As usual you have left me speechless! Your creativity and talent seems to know no bounds!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love them all! The butterfly card is super creative!

Golda said...

What amazingly fun ideas! Great ways to use the smaller stamps in different ways.

Ferdi said...

Love your Butterfly Wings. Wonderful idea thank you.

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the butterflies!

itsablingfling said...

There is no limit to your creativity! I never would have envisioned butterfly wing!

Sean Fetterman said...

Your creative eye is so inspiring! Gorgeous creations Mel! Love them! xoxoxoxo Seanie

m fountain said...

Melanie,

Nice twist to your card designs, very original. Your cards are awesome! Really great work, thanks for inspiring us to think outside the box!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards...

Beverly Perdue said...

Just brilliant! I love how you used the leaves to create flowers and a butterfly!

Beth said...

O
M
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The butterflies out of those two stamps! How did you....what the...{speechless}

Jeanne said...

Your choice of Red Hot and Ocean Must is amazing!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome cards, Melanie! You always have so many great ideas!

Jeff Towers said...

Melanie, leave it to you to see petals and wings in the leaves!! Love the "butterflies". What an inspired use of the set!

Bridget said...

I'm loving all the florals! Perfect for spring, birthdays, mother's day, etc.

reeree62 said...

Melanie!! Oh my goodness, I just love how you used the set!!! So inspiring....can't wait to play tomorrow! ;o)

We're getting a blizzard here in Massachusetts....what better to do than stamp all day! LOL

Peggy McCullar said...

Super creative! I love all of your cards!

Karen Hightower said...

Melanie, I love <3 all your cards! They are so unique and beautiful! <3 :)

Sherry said...

I NEVER THOUGHT OF MAKING A BUTTERFLY WITH A FLOWER THAT IS SO COOL!

Donna Phelan said...

Fantastic! I love a stamp that is so versatile, whether it be eaves OR butterflies--very creative! Beautiful, beautiful cards!!!

Johanna said...

Oh wow - you did it again. Your creativity is astonishing and the results are gorgeous.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow, well I don't know what to pick between the big sunflower style florals or the butterflies, you genius you! Amazing! every time!

Beverly Montez said...

Sweet cards. Love the flowers best.

Susan Wareham said...

OMgosh I have seen alot of inspiration but you have to be the most creative, the butterflies with the leaf image and then using it to make flowers. just OMG. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Macimbalo said...

Your bold colors are amazing! Great creations!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas.

TAS said...

Clever use of the stamp designs! Gorgeous!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Love how you think out of the box. Great!

Susan Parker said...

I wonder now how many large stamps I could mask off or tamp half of and create backgrounds like this!