Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: Beyond Baskets 2 and Christmas Joy

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 our 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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.
I couldn't be more excited about this new Beyond Baskets 2It's one I'll keep on my desk, long after this holiday season, for all occasions!  You can see all the coordinating basket sets here, but today's project uses just this one.
 The largest stamp in this set, the tied sack, measures approximately 1 7/8" x 3 3/4".  I use a four inch round finger grip block for this and the other containers. 

Since I've aready shown  alot of cards ideas for the different new containers, and I know you'll see many more beautful cards today on our hop, instead I'm going to show you how to make simple, inexpensive but really unique and festive treatholder for everyone on your list! You'll love playing Secret Santa with these!

 Doesn't that look just like a really tiny bag? (or just some really BIG old goodies?) Perfect for gift cards, candy, crafty trinkets and more.

Here is a short video showing you tips for stamping and combining these new images and how to make this easy treat holder, perfect for friends, teachers, your sweetie, and little ones! (Unfortunately, I think I must have bumped the camera just before I started, because this one is a little blurry! I apologize, but I also have step out pics for you below if you have trouble following!)
Supplies used: Gina K Beyond Baskets 2,  Pure Luxury Red Hot and White cardstock, Black Onyx ink, Memento Love Letter marker, Sakura Gold glitter pen, red bakers twine, scissors, Scor-Buddy, Scor-Tape, 1/16 inch circle punch, glue dot.

 Score at 1" and 2".

Turn and score 1/2" from each side (1/2" and 3 1/2" marks)
 Cut flaps. 
 Fold all score lines.
   Turn over and add Scor-tape to end tabs. 
  Pull together sides and pinch to close. 
Just add the cut bags to either side! (refer to photo below for where i added the shadows with the marker) I used this Studio file to cut out multiple bags before I did my stamping.  I hope you enjoyed this project!

For a goodnatured prank, how about making a "you've been naughty!" version, filled with black licorice for coal, or worse (depending on how you feel about licorice), empty?  Cross out the NICE with a coordinating marker.
I hope you enjoyed today's project! I *know* you will love this set!  Can't wait to see what terrific ideas you have for it and all the fun things you'll put "inside" these new images.  Scroll down for more basket posts if you missed my samples and tip sheet for the set this past week.

Next we have Christmas Joy from Rupa Shevde. The one tree is stamped in Fresh Asparagus, then stamped off to make the lighter one, and stamped finally in Prickly Pear.  Greeting is stamped in Black Onyx.
To add more color to these trees, I used my Big Bite to punch out some of the circles in the design that another colored cardstock can show through the holes for a two stamped look.  I also added adhesive rhinestones for sparkle and texture.
I used the CB Candy Cane folder to emboss coordinating stripes on Faded Brick and Prickly Pear mats and matted onto a Fresh Asparagus base.

 Now, please enjoy hopping with the rest of the team, and don't forget to leave comments!  Hope you've enjoyed out September hops!

47 comments:

  1. So cute. love your box/bag holder---what a great idea for a gift card!
    Love the punched circles on the tree too-!!

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  2. Great project idea! Super cute and the video is awesome. Love your new set!

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  3. What a neat idea Mel! LOVE your video and love what you did with Rupa's set too, gorgeous!! I have got to get that updated crop-a-dile!

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  4. GREAT treat holder and tell your child I am no longer mad at them for talking you out of that Naughty stamp lol (just kidding!) Just ordered your set......YAY!

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  5. What fun projects Mel! Great job! Thanks for the tutorials! Hugs! Seanie

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  6. What a great treat holder. Thanks for the video and the detailed instruction. Love your idea about the trees. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  7. Wonderful card and cute treat holder.

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  8. Great tutorial! I like the little gift bag idea. It would be a cute little place marker. I like that you explained the way to combine the stamps as well. It makes perfect sense once you see them set together.
    Your trees look very festive all lined up. I like the idea of punching out the ornaments to give it some more dimension.
    Thank you for the tutorial and the great inspiration. Lovely set of stamps! :)

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  9. The little bag is cute and the card is very pretty!!

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  10. Got my set yesterday and so excited to make these for a baby shower. Thanks for the video!

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  11. Wow! I love the treat holder and the card. Awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. I love your ideas they are amazing!!

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  13. Great treat holder! And I love how you punched holes in the trees to let the red show through, great idea!

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  14. Amazing treat holder and love the card you created as well. Love those sets too.

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  15. Fabulous cards and great tutorial, love your idea to actually make the bag like a real bag! ...Brilliant!..

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  16. what pieces of art they are!Love the idea with sack!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous. Such great ideas. Thanks!

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  18. Love the treat box"bag". Beautiful tree card.

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  19. Love the Beyond Baskets 2 and the design you came up with what a inspiring project. TFS.

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  20. What a fun treat holder. Good punch out idea for the tree ornaments.

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  21. What an awesome treat container -- it will be the hit of the holidays!! This set is so sweet, Mel -- I can't wait to play with it more ... all of your tips & ideas with it are fabulous!

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  22. Love that bag! Beautiful tree card also.

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  23. Love the gift bag! Cute idea! The tree card is darling!

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  24. What a cute gift box. And the card is beautiful too!

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  25. Loved your video and the card to punch holes on it,Grand projects and beautiful pieces of Art...Thanks for sharing and hugs:)

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  26. I love this treat box and the Candy Cane CB folder. I may have to give this box a try. Thanks.

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  27. Amazing treat box/bag - that is so cute. And love the card - your colors are so pretty together.

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  28. Love that cute little treat holder! Beautiful card, too.

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  29. super cute love the layering and the colors thanks for sharing how u made the bag.

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  30. Love both projects. Thanks so much for the excellent tutorial. Really love the tree card.

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  31. Love the santa sack. It looks like a real sack! Thanks for the ideas.

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  32. Really cute ideas. Thanks for the tutorial on making your box / bag. Thanks again for sharing.

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  33. Such a neat treat bag! I love this set! The card made from Rupa's Christmas Joy set is a great idea too! Thanks for the super video tut too. It's a big help for me.

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  34. Your treat holder is a really cute & inexpensive idea for all the ladies at the office. I have yet another great idea to try :o]

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  35. The little gift bags are so cute, could tie some twine on them and hang them on the tree!!

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  36. I love your basket sets and the additions for them. This one is especially cute. The bag treat box is adorable. Love your card too.

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  37. Now I get it! These sets are so much fun. Pardon the pun but... Thanks for helping me to think out of the box.

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  38. Awesome projects! The treat holder is super cute; and love that tree card!

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  39. Great idea to add a box between bags; and your Christmas trees are lovely.

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  40. Very clever! I love those trees, too.

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