Friday, April 27, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Basket Additions 2 and Lacey Borders

 Good morning, thanks so much for visiting today!  The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop for the new sets! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas, and 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 deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.
 
I hope you were able to make it to party yesterday! If not, stay tuned to see samples for all our new sets form the party over the next few days during our hops, plus lots more! I am so excited to share my newest addition to the basket series, Basket Additions 2, with all the upcoming spring and summery occasions not included in the first Basket Additions set, working for year round birthdays, gardening, baby showers, Mother's Day or bestie cards, vacations, patriotic picnics, and more! These new toppers fit both the Spring Basket and Holiday Basket, so have fun mixing and matching! This first card show the beach/pool topper with Holiday Basket.

Card base is Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion, sky is white sponged with Broken China Distressing Ink, and water is, of course, Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea! Tear a mound of sand for Kraft and use a brown marker to stipple a little stirred up sand under the basket. The sun was free cut from Gina K Pure Luxury Petals & Wings DP, that mottled print just gives this summer day a bit of shimmer and sparkle to sunlight without adding glitter!
  
There's no picnic as fun for me as a summer one where you anticipate fireworks, homemade ice cream, sparklers and juicy watermelon! Gingham DP, like a checked blanket or tablecloth is Pure Luxury Pool Side. Cardbase is Red Hot and tag is Innocent Pink. Love how WOO HOO fits onto the banner pennants perfectly with the space in between! ;) 
Holiday Basket and Basket Additions 2 topper are stamped directly onto a white mat, so the only cut out is the banner. You could stamp the banner first, then mask and stamp the basket over it if prefer not cutting, but I love the dimension it adds to that detail an the overall design. Red bakers twine is the perfect finishing touch!

I will come back to share what Copic colors I used in which areas in another post, I just don't have it ready! Looking forward to showing you what else I made with the baby, birthday, gardening and spa topper (just in time for Mother's Day!) ;)
 
Next up, the best trim set, evah!! Seriously, would you look at these gorgeous pieces of lace in Gina's new Lacey Borders? They are just the prettiest most delicate and realistic looking ones I've seen and they stamp like a dream.

You will add so much elegance and oomph to your cards with these, and now you can have 4 different trims that can also be stamped together to make wider borders, in every color that you have powder, ink or flock!  LOVE!
Look how simple it is to put together a gorgeous card with this set. Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black one way then turn and stamp the other. Add greeting below and embellish with some white and ivory buttons and a mix of paper and silk flowers and mount on Black Onyx base. Perfect wedding, anniversary or "I love you" card!
Be sure to come back Monday when I show you a fabulous tone on tone background for another one of our new release sets using all four borders!


Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration from the rest of our Gina K Designs Team:
Thanks for visiting!



89 comments:

  1. Gorgeous samples, Mel! Love that beach scene. Awesome new set!!!

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  2. These new stamps are awesome. I have the spring basket and can't wait to add these toppers. So glad they work with both baskets.

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  3. The lace card is AWESOME - now I HAVE to order that set. Thanks!!

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  4. so happy that your new set includes all the things I wished for in your next basket set!! Thank you for sharing your talent. saving up for new basket set!

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  5. Beautiful creations! And those lacy borders stamps are fabulous!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Great cards - the basket toppers will be good for so many holidays!
    And love the lace with buttons and flowers!

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  7. These are beautiful. I really love how you put together the lace borders.

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  8. Wonderful cards, love the beach card, your new set is a stunner, and the lace card is so elegant :-)

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  9. Love the new basket additions and lace always makes a card elegant.

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  10. You've given me so many ideas with your cards. These two sets are so versatile. I would love to get both of them.

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  11. loved your basket toppers. however I luvluv the puppy topper. now im gonna have to get one of the baskets to go with the topper ....thanks again for the inspiration

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  12. I love what you did with the basket stamps. Lace added to any card always changes it from pretty to elegant.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. These are such cool projects. Thanks for the info on "how to". What fun new stamp sets.

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  14. The cards are wonderful! Love your set!

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  15. Beautiful cards. the basket set is adorable and wow! The lace card, gorgeous!

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  16. The basket contents are so adorable and the lace is out of this world. Beautiful stamps, beautiful cards.

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  17. Beautiful samples. I love both stamp sets!

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  18. Wow, such gorgeous creations! Love all the new additions to your basket themed sets!

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  19. These baskets are amazing. Love the projects you've created with them.

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  20. Beautiful cards! A wonderful collection of basket toppers. Love your lace sample also.

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  21. These new stamps are beautiful. All of your designs are always gorgeous. Thanks for creating to help all of us.

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  22. Beautiful cards! Love the basket images and the lace borders.

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  23. Beautiful card - love the sun rays, genius.

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  24. Anne K BiesterfeldApril 27, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Beautiful cards. I especially like the one with the black lace and buttons.

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  25. Such pretty cards! Beach basket, lace,flowers and buttons, who could ask for anything more! Fantastic coloring too!

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  26. Beautiful cards. I loved everything I saw at the release party and want it all.

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  27. Ohhh myyyy word!!!!!! Stunningly gorgeous cards!!!!! I can't wait to get my basket stamps in and the lace set!!!! So amazing!!!!

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  28. What great summer basket designs and love that elegant lacey creation you made too. Thanks so much for showing us such goodies and how they can be used.

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  29. Love both of these sets! The cards are great!

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  30. Wonderful projects Melane....I would love to win that Lacey Borders set!!!!
    Jan

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  32. Just love the beach card! Such bright pretty colors! Just wonderful :)

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  33. All three cards are awesome! Two different baskets, lace and flags and a pretty wedding card. There are just so many options with these new sets.

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  34. what absolutely charming cards. I like all of them but I have a wedding to go to and the happily ever after card would be just perfect.

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  35. What gorgeous samples and love your new set!! xo

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  36. Oh that beach basket is so fun!! and your dual lace border is fabulous!! Beautiful samples!

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  37. Your lacy border card is gorgeous with that slight metalic shine to the cardstock.

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  38. Your new basket set is so great! Color me happy!

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  39. Your new stamps set is awesome and love your cards. Beach basket is so cute. Love the elegance of your Happily Ever After card.

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  40. Melanie, I love both your cards, I just love your baskets! I want you to keep making them! I hope you don't run out of ideas!

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  41. Love the new stamp set. Your cards are awesome. Love them!!!!

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  42. I absolutely love these cards. I have the
    Spring Basket stamp set but I see I'm
    going to have to add the Holiday Basket
    and Basket Additions II to my collection.
    I already ordered Lacy Borders the other
    day.

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  43. Awesome new stamps sets and your cards are great, I love the pops of colours on the 1st and second

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  44. Awesome new set...LOVE all of your cards!

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  45. 1st, WOW to your coloring on the first, great card! Second, LOVE your lace card!

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  46. I love your basket set and all it's companion sets and this new lacy border set is a "must have". Your examples today are beautiful as always.

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  47. Fantastic "basket" additions! Absolutely loved your lacy card!

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  48. I love all of your cards! The first, the beach basket, made me long for a summer trip to Cape May, NJ, my favorite beach spot. Great job on all of the cards, they're gorgeous!

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  49. These basket toppers are so cute! Love what you have done with them!

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  50. These cards are fantastic! Such talent and inspiration! Thanks so much!

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  51. Totally love all your cards for different reasons but the lacy card is just stunning! It's my favorite set of this release and you do it proud! Thanks for sharing!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  52. Beautiful stamp sets & projects.

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  53. Beautiful cards. I love the new lacy boarders. TFS AJ!

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  54. All of these cards are gorgeous! I love the lacy borders.

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  55. What an adorable set of stamps - I love the set.

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  56. Fantastic basket cards, Mel -- wonderful coloring! Thanks for another fabulous set! And your lace card is gorgeous!!

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  57. Wow, wow, & wow! Your Basket Additions 2 has answered everyine's wishes! Incluf=ding myself! Yay! Beautiful cards! TFS!

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  58. Love, love these cards and the new Basket Additions! Thanks for creating another set to go with with the baskets -- it is fabulous! Your lace card is beautiful!

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  59. Absolutely stunning! I just love that lace border set!!!

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  60. Great that you're showing how the stamps can be used to make a variety of different looking cards.

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  61. So beautiful! I can hardly wait for my order to come!

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  62. These stamps are great! You really show them off with your beautiful cards.

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  63. Love these sets together Melanie!! Your designs are as fresh as ever!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!!

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  64. your cards are beautiful, lucky person who gets those ones
    ava

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  65. such an inspiration. I can see myself using these sets many times

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  66. Ok so my birthday and mothers day is coming up. I so need to have the Lacy borders set. I love the basket set too!!! Fun Hop!

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  67. Wow how Beautiful and the Lace stamps are Amazing. I sure could and need this stamp set,
    thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  68. Another wonderful addition to your basket series, Melanie. Beautiful samples of both you set and lacey borders.

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  69. Love the new sets and the borders are just gorgeous! Your cards make me want to go to the beach and have a nice picnic!
    Lisa

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  70. i love your sample cards! the basket varnish is amazing, and i love the lace

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  71. Beautiful cards and love your new stamp set!

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  72. lOVE THE NEW BASKET TOPPER SET you designed, Melanie. It's so great that they work with either basket.I can hardly wait to order the lace borders. They have so many possibilities for making beautiful cards.Thanks

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  73. I'm really loving the lace stamp. Beautiful cards, as always, Melanie.

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  74. You are so fabulous Melanie...these toppers are amazing

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  75. Wow, these are all absolutely stunning! I'm in awe of your coloring skills. Beautiful work!

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  76. OMGosh, your new stamp set is absolutely divine (totally LOVE the lace border)!!! I love all of your cards, too! Congrats on your release!!!

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  77. Ohhh can I say just how much I adore these gorgeous basket designs!!! Wow!!!!

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  78. Beautiful cards Melanie. I love all the sets, especially the lace stamp set which I just ordered. Your Basket Additions 2 is on my wish list!

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  79. Terrific inking and colouring, your bookmark lights up the page. Love it
    Regards,
    sam:>)

    Membership Cards
    Plastic VIP Cards
    scratch cards

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  80. Wow I can hardly wait to get my sets so I can make new cards with them! I definitely see that Lacy Borders and Basket Additions 2 are two "must haves" for me!

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  81. I am inspired! Wow. So much to take in. Thank you for a very informative and again, inspiring blog. I can't wait to try my hand at some of these techniques. Thank you.

    laura

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  82. OMG the cards are so gorgeous and elegant! I love all the new stamp sets. You are very talented!

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  83. I really like the way you used the lace and the words on this card it is just beautiful

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  84. That wedding card is soooooo elegant, and I love those lacy borders. :)

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  85. Another fun sets of stamps to compliment your basket series. LOVE the summer cards you put together - such adorable scenes and so festive too!

    You Lovely Lace card is sweet as can be. The addition of the flower and buttons is the perfect touch!

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