Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gina K. Designs Illustrators Blog Hop...and You're Invited!!

Good morning!  Today, the Illustrators and some of the Design Team have put together a little invitation hop for you! This hop features stamps that will be released tonight! So come hop along with us and don't forget to add a comment on each blog.  We will pick a random winner to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K. Design Goodies!!
 I am so excited to give you a sneak peek of my newest set Beyond Baskets 2, the newest addition to my bestselling line of basket sets!  More holiday and themed project possibilities abound,  and no end to combinations you can make with these new bottoms and all the previous toppers!  There are, however, also lots of ways to go "topless" (sorry, I couldn't resist) if you don't have any of the additions sets, by masking in other stamped images to be poking out, filled with paper flowers, or  having crumpled tissue coming out the top, like you see here!  Swap out patterns and sentiment and make it a birthday card.
 Whether you stamp them on cardstock, paper piece with your favorite patterns, or color, these new containers are must haves for your stamp collection!
 This new bag you saw in Gina's snippet is paired here with the original Basket Additions set (sneak peek of some of Theresa's new Let it Snow flakes on the background there.) Colored with Copics, I will show in a video how I was able to make the bag look so "lumpy".  (I promise it's easy, can you scribble?)
And here with my Basket Additions 3 spookies.  This bag is stamped on Kraft cardstock, co coloring! See how easily this image went from Santa's sack of toys to a burlap bag for fall goodies? I just used a W-3 Copic to trace the edges to give shadows, and that's it.  Doesn't it look so dimensional?

 Of course I've included greetings large (see how" celebrate" fits perfectly stamped on the narrow GKD stitched ribbon?) and small (for this new little tag image!) to go with... :)

I wonder how many other "bottoms" you'll see in our hop today? ;)  I was hoping to have video for you today, but my son and I are sick, so I'll try to have that ready for next week's Inspiration Hop, okay?

Now please enjoy visiting the rest of the team for more peeks of what new stamps will be available tonight at 7PM CST for purchase in the Gina K. Designs store!


Illustrator and Senior Designer



82 comments:

  1. Fabulous Melanie! LOVE them all. The tissue on the first card---genius! Great new set--lots of possibilities!

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  2. What a fabulous set. As with all of your sets there are so many possibilities. I can't wait to see the rest of the goodies in this set.

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  3. WOW! These have blown me away Melanie! Love that tissue card...I've gotta case that. Like, NOW!

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  4. WOW! These have blown me away Melanie! Love that tissue card...I've gotta case that. Like, NOW!

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  5. What fun additions!! The tissue paper is a great idea!

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  6. What an amazing new set with so many ways to mix and match with your basket series! Love the way you colored the bag and the tissue is such an awesome idea!

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  7. LOVE the tissue paper popping out of the box! Awesome sauce! Love how you can use your sets together like this!

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  8. Great preview. Love this set, can't wait to see the rest... :)

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  9. Love your different ideas with the sack, Mel -- wonderful possibilities! Great idea with the tissue in the box, too! Sorry you & son are sick -- get better soon!

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  10. I love the new set Mel!!!! So many fun project possibilities! Hugs! Sean

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  11. Oh man your stuff is always so nice.

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  12. Love your cards, and I can't wait to get my hands in this new set!! I'm getting excited to stry making Christmas cards now; thanks for the inspiration and this fabulous new set!

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  13. Your basket sets are always super additions! I think I have every container, and now there are more! YeaH!

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  14. Oops! That was supposed to say "excites to START making…"

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  15. Great idea with the tissue paper or flowers. Wonderful!

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  16. love love your samples melanie, thanks for the inspiration

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  17. Love that sack, and the box too! I will have to get this set!

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  18. I love the gift with the tissue. This looks fun.

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  19. I love how you use copics. The package and sack are so versatile.

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  20. These are wonderful, can't wait. Love them!!

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  21. fabulous cards love the realistic look you gave the gift box with the tissue : )

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  22. This is going to be a must have set, love how you used the tissue paper, very clever!!

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  23. Love the cards, turned out beautiful

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  24. Great cards! Love, Love, Love, the new stamps! I adore the versatility of your basket and Beyond sets. Thanks for designing them!

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  25. Wonderful cards and images! Especially loving that first one with the piecing and tissue paper, so fun!

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  26. I really like all the ideas you used here, like the tissue paper and the greeting on the ribbon on that last card.

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  27. Awesome. Can't wait to see the whole set. Love all of your work so I'm sure to "need" this set too. :)

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  28. Love the new stamp sets and your card ideas. So many stamps I want and so little money to get them with.

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  29. These will be such fun to create with! Great design!

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  30. I don't know which one I like better. It is too hard, so have to get them all!

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  31. Loved the way you used tissue! Great card! Thanks!

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  32. I Love, Love, Love your basket sets!! So glad for more. Thanks!!

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  33. What fun these images will be. I am really enthused about them. Can't wait to see all.

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  34. The Christmas cards are so cute, yet look so simple. I also have a few family who send Halloween. Thanks for that one.

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  35. You always put so much effort into your designs. Beautiful!

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  36. I just love this set and now an addition to it! Looking forward to the release.

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  37. These basket stamps are so versatile. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Your cards are so fun! I love the snowy swirls on the first one and the parcel in front. Awesome! (I always have to shake presents!hehehe)

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  39. I love the Christmas sack card can't wait to get that stamp

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  40. Your cards are gorgeous! Love this set!

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  41. Love it! Am looking forward to seeing the rest of this set and your video on the bag coloring.

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  42. More bottoms from Melanie! Woo Hoo! Love how versatile this line is. I also like that box - it can be ANY kind of a gift! Can't wait to see the whole set!

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  43. Love the cards you've shared. Each one is such a great idea for using your wonderful stamp sets, plus the many tips you so thoughtfully share. Thanks

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  44. Fabulous cards, Melanie! The bag can be 'stuffed' with anything and look wonderful. Love your first card with the open gift, too...that would work very well for creating multiples. TFS

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  45. awesome.....wonderful addition to this great series of stamps. Top of my wish list.

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  46. Great cards with your new stamps!

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  47. I absolutely love the Christmas present card! And the bags are a must-have for Christmas or any other holiday, as youy showed us. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. ssshhhh...don't tell anyone, but I think you are my favorite illustrator, and I am just loving the new baskets stamp set - can't wait to see the whole reveal.

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  49. Oh I can't wait to see this whole set. Your cards are cute!

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  50. The backgrounds on the first 2 cards are fabulous. All three cards are fun.

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  51. Love the bag with the 3 spookies....

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  52. Great idea with the tissue! Love Santa's giant bag, too!

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  53. These are so fun! Love the different "containers".

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  54. I have to admit that the Halloween sack is my favorite. My mind is buzzing with ideas for Halloween cards this year!

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  55. very cute cards Loved the Christmas one the best

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  56. These are amazing, Melanie! What a great addition to the basket series!

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  57. Oh what a great addition to all of your other sets! I just made a project using Beyond Baskets, Basket Blessings, and Basket Additions 2.....awesome stamp family! :)

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  58. Wow - your coloring on these bags is incredible - will have to try that for sure!

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  59. Love how you used the stamp for Christmas and Halloween. Great job.

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  60. What a fun bag!! Love all the goodies.

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  61. Super Awesome cards love the background and the Halloween card is soooo cute.the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing.

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  62. Beautiful samples. Thank you


    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  63. Love the tissue gift box! Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  64. Love the tissue gift box! Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  65. Very clever. I love the versatility of them.

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  66. Love the basket addition set. Thanks!

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  67. WOW, fabulous, Melanie! You never cease to amaze me!!!

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  70. Your sack is awesome...can't wait to see more

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