Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Simple Snowflakes, Mistletoe Memories, Deck the Halls

Good morning!  The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas, and as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because  a few random comments will be chosen 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 Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops.

The first set is Becky Oehler's Mistletoe Memories. This is a really cool two step set that allows you lots of different ways to arrange the mistletoe in addition to adding the berries.
 I really like the stitch detail around the leaves and berries.  I stamped the mistletoe in Memento Cottage Ivory and used Rhubarb Stalk to give it more color.  
Pattern is from Merry Little Christmas pack.
  
Cardstock is Pure Luxury Ivory and the new Christmas Pine.  I added a pierced detail with the Scor-Bug embosser to coordinate with the stitching in the image. 


 TIP: Do your Scor-Bug embossing on the back of your mat and flip to give it a raised bump, which is sometimes more noticeable than the pierced holes.
Next we have Simple Snowflakes by Tami Mayberry I love a "punchy" set like this, so I stamped them several times in the same colors as above with a 1 1/4" punch and arranged them on an ivory base.
I added a 1 3/8" circle punch of the new Christmas Pine CS to accent the center flake. I also added some small adhesive rhinestones.
  
 Our last set today is Beth Silaika's Deck the Halls. Do you love these two step ornaments, or what?

 This awesome print from the new GKD Designer paper pack Merry Little Christmas inspired the design and color, those little diamond bursts I thought went so well with the ornaments.
 I popped the cut ornaments over the stamped wire and used a scrap from another print in this pack to make a border. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Ivory and inks are Memento Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivory, Love Letter, and Rhubarb Stalk.  TIP: Stamp the ornaments twice with different inks then snip them up or punch to paper piece for a two tone ornament.

 I also some added some adhesive rhinestones to bling up the details in the ornaments.

 Please see the rest of our team for more inspiration using these fabulous sets!  Don't forget to comment to increase your chances of winning a grab bag!







  • Gina K
  • Tami Mayberry - Illustrator Simple Snowflakes
  • Beth Silaika - Illustrator Deck The Halls
  • AJ Otto
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Carolyn King
  • Cathy Tidwell
  • Deb Felts
  • Giovana Smith
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lee Murphy
  • Lori McAree
  • Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thanks for visiting!)
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Suzanne Dean
  • Theresa Momber
  • Vicki Dutcher
  • Emily Giovanni
  • Tina Gilliland
  • 72 comments:

    1. Awesome job! I need to get cut files to the ornaments. Love those!!

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    2. What fun and festive cards! Love these!

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    3. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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    4. I LOVEEEEE that warm wishes card. So. much! Stunning!

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    5. Of course I love the ornament card! But the clean and simple look of the snowflake/warm wishes card is just divine!

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    6. Every one of these is GORGEOUS!

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    7. Great cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    8. Love those wonderful colors! Great samples for some really fun sets!

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    9. LOVE the cards. Each one rocks. Thanks for sharing

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    10. Beautiful! Very festive looking
      ColleenB.

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    11. Oh my, all the are wonderful. Love your layouts and designs.

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    12. Love 'em! So bright and merry with the traditional colors. Super cool the way you did the snowflakes!

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    13. Lovely job. The colors are great.

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    14. What? You had me at the snowflake circles then I scrolled further and saw the amazing ornament card! Great job on all of these!!

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    15. Gorgeous cards Melanie, every single one of them. Just stunning, thanks for the inspiration!

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    16. Great job Melanie! I followed your work in all my craft mags. Love your work so much. evette

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    17. Great cards. Love the bright and bold colors!

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    18. Wonderfully designed cards. But I have to admit I am partial to the ornament one. All put me in the holiday mood though.

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    19. Love your Scor-Bug tip, Mel -- I'll have to use that! Love your pretty multi-snowflake and ornament cards, too!

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    20. Fabulous, Mel! And ooooh, you reminded me that I have one of those tools hanging around here somewhere! :)

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    21. I especially liked "sending warm wishes"...lovely.

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    22. Great cards! Love them all. I'm bummed as the set DTH is out of stock! Thanks for all the inspiration>

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    23. Love your take on these stamps sets. Beautiful!

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    24. The cards are all wonderful! Love the card using Simply snowflakes stamp set. It looks perfect!

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    25. Very pretty cards using these sets!

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    26. Hi,
      I tried to do this on my computer and it wouldn't work! I don't know why. So I'm back on my iPhone. Anyway, I love the colors you used and I love that big shiny button on the card using Mistletoe Memories!
      Thanks for the inspiration.

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    27. You are making it very hard to resist purchasing these stamp sets. I feel my self-control waning! Love your mistletoe card and that fab button. Beautifully done card.

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    28. Love all the bright colors you used Mel!! Fantastic creations.

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    29. All three cards are beautiful. Love the deck the halls card.

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    30. Wowsers! How am I ever going to keep track of all this inspiration! Fabulous!

      Kris in Alaska
      funamom at yahoo dot com

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    31. very lovely cards- thank you for the ideas!
      Holly

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    32. Great job! Love all your designs and colors. Very inspiring.

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    33. AMZING card designs...Love them all

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    34. Fantastic cards! Love the bright colors.

      Hugs,
      Snoopy :D
      Snoopy's Homemade Fun

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    35. Love your festive cards Mel, they are SO pretty!!

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    36. very nice. Such great ideas thanks for the inspiration.

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    37. Wonderful Christmas projects!
      Paper Hugs,
      Jan

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    38. Cute! I love the retro look of the third card - so gorgeous.

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    39. i love how you incorporated the button into your card design. Great job. Thanks for sharing

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    40. Beautiful creations, Melanie! TFS

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    41. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing!

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    42. Such nice warm colors and the bling on your Deck the Halls card really makes it pop!

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    43. Oh my. The Snowflakes card is amazing!! I'm bookmarking that! And Deck the Halls ... FABULOUS!

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    44. Having a great time on the blog hop, thanks for all the great ideas! I love the new sets, especially the Ornaments!

      Carol B
      ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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    45. Your cards are so beautiful.

      Blessings,
      Kat

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    46. Three beautiful cards

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    47. I love your card using Simple Snowflakes--colors are so bright & cheerful!

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    48. All three are winners!!!
      Paper Hugs,
      Jan

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    49. Those cut files sure make quick work of these stunning cards

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    50. Awesome work! Thanks for all the fun ideas. I just don't know which is my fav.

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    51. Awesome projects! Lots of fun ideas and great designs! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us again today!

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    52. Eek - love! The colors are so fun & bright...you really were able to capture the Christmas spirit come through on these!

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    53. Beautiful cards love the ornament stamps super. thanks for sharing

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    54. Wow...can't pick a fav, they are all awesome!

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    55. Beautiful cards, you did a wonderful job on all of them. Thanks for sharing.

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    56. Great cards, as usual. Love those ornaments!

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