Monday, December 9, 2013

Inspiration Hops, Day 1: It's the Little Things and Vertical Greetings






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 for our new sets, 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.


 First up, we have Becky Oehler's darling set It's the Little ThingsI am in love with this little elephant, and I love all the options it and the other animals in this set can hold.  Not just for baby cards, there are so fun and sweet for any time.  I decided to use the kite because I really liked how you can add the little bows to the kite string in any colors you want with the clear image.  Accenting the side with some grosgrain ties were just the right embellishment.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Innocent Pink.

Next up we have Theresa Momber's Vertical GreetingsYou might as well call this set "versatile Greetings, because they aren't just an orientation they make for a huge design elements in your cards!  I made a CAS one to show how you can use the greetings alone to make a very cool, graphic looking design.  Ink is Gina K. Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Grass Green and Turquoise Sea, stamped in that order and then again going in the reverse back up the right side.  I added one tiny rhinestone to accent the "i" in the middle greeting.  I love how this makes and arrow or part of a huge chevron. ;)  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Red Hot and White.

But she includes classic images that are so pretty for backgrounds or focal points, of course, as well.  I chose to make one red so it would pop from the subdued blue ones. and used Gina K. Moonlit Fog ink to stamp the flowers so the greetings stamped in Black Onyx ink over it would be easily read.  Copics BG93, G24, E07.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue, Cherry Red, and White.

Here are the sets we featured today:
 


 

 

Now please enjoy more inspiration from our Gina K.Designs design team:

65 comments:

  1. Awww---that elephant card is just so dang adorable. Love the patriotic flowers too!!

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  2. I love these sets and your cards!!

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  3. I especially love your darling elephant and pretty floral cards! :)

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  4. I love how you lined up the birthday sentiments...so cool! The elephant card is absolutely adorable and your blue and red poppies are BEAUTIFUL!!! Shazam! Love!

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  5. Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration

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  6. Wonderful cards--I really like the adorable elephant card.

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  7. Great designs! Really like the birthday card - what a fun design!

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  8. Okay I just gasped when I saw your Elephant card. Seeing all these makes me want that set so bad. All your cards are so Wow!

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  9. I love your cards! I need both sets! Gotta have 'em! You made me want to! Thank you.

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  10. Love your cards-they're adorable.

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  11. Love the sweet elephant card, and the poppies card is beautiful, but the sentiment card that looks like a heart really touched mine!

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  12. Beautiful cards, but I especially like the elephant!!!!

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  13. Love that little elephant card, too cute and I am very impressed with your in-line stamping of Theresa's vertical stamp, happy birthday. You will need to do a tutorial on how you did that. Mine definitely would not have lined up as beautifully as yours are.

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  14. Cute elephant & what a unique way to use the vertical greeting, can't wait to give it a try. Love the way the red pops & your use of copics, I don't use them much really need to start experimenting. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. That elephant is adorbs


    And I had a smack on the forehead WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THAT. With the rainbow birthday card

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  16. Fabulous ways of using those stamps from those sets. I might have to have Santa order me a few of them yet. I only ordered limited but I am really wishing I had included others. You are an enabler and I love it. LOL

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  17. Enjoy all your creations!!

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  18. Wonderful cards. Love them. Wonderful work.. :)

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  19. A pink elephant, how absolutely adorable.

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  20. Your cards are wonderful as always. Love the design element on the birthday card and your coloring on the poppies. And is that elephant pink or did someone spike my water? Soooo cute.

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  21. Mel, your talent makes me giddy! I love your creativity! You inspire me more than you'll ever know! Hugs! Seanie

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  22. SIMPLE IDEAS ARE THE BEST , AND THESE CARDS ARE THE BEST

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  23. Love all the wonderful colors on these cards. You're really making me want these stamps. Thanks, I think.

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  24. Great cards, Melanie! Such a creative way to showcase these fab new stamp sets...thanks for sharing your talent!

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  25. Elephant card is so adorable and I'm liking the bows. The happy birthday sentiment used many times... very creative.

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  26. Great cards, love the little elephant.

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  27. What a great idea just using the verticle birthday greeting all across the card. Such a simple but very cute design!

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  28. love them all but I think the birthday is my fave. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  29. Such a cute little pink elephant, love him. Then the flowers on your next card, so creative.

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  30. the elephant card is soooo cute!

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  31. Your elephant card is absolutely adorable. Love the kite.

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  32. Your graphic design card is a stunner! However did you get them to line up so perfectly?

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  33. Always love all of your cards and these are no exception. They're just fantastic.

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  34. I am loving your use of colors on these! Great work!

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  35. Love both cards. Fabulous designs.

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  36. Love all of them. Love the flower card, I am going to have to put these stamps on my wish list for Christmas.

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  37. Cute, cute elephant! and love your vertical greetings cards, too.

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  38. Love the elephant. The flowers are so nice with the dragonfly.

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  39. Awwwww. A pink elephant, I've seen a few of those.

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  40. A sweet little pink elephant, a gorgeous red poppy and love the way you used the greeting over and over as the focal. Wonderful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Sure the elephant card is cute but WOW look at those vertical sentiment cards. Outstanding.

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  42. this little Elephant melts my heart

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  43. These cards are great! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. Great ideas! I would not have thought to have one flower a different colour than the rest but it looks amazing. Thanks.

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  45. Both are beautiful. Your coloring technique is fabulous!

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  46. I love all your cards, but especially the one with the little elephant.

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  47. Love that sweet little elephant card! Your coloring is superb! All cards are lovely, actually.

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  48. That elephant is darling. .. love those shadows on her. The sentiment arrow is clever!

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  49. Beautiful cards. Thank you

    Kathleen

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  50. What wonderful ideas! love them all!

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  51. What a cute little elephant! Great card. I like what you did with the multi colored Happy Birthday Greetings to make the focal point of that card!

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  52. Oh My I LOVE that elephant card, so creative. The vertical birthday greetings is such a neat idea too, and of course, your beautiful flowers card--you can bet I'll be coming back for inspiration when I get my hands on my set! ;)

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  53. All your cards are so lovely. The flower one is especially gorgeous. Love the colors.

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  54. Hi Melanie. Love your cards, the elephant is gorgeous. Take care.

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  55. I love what you did with the vertical greetings.

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  56. Good golly miss molly!!! How can I pick a favorite from all these wonderful cards???? They are all GREAT!

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