Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Freebie for You: Lot of Letters 2 Studio Cut File

The newest freebie on our StampTV Freebies page is now up to download, check out what all you get in this free Lots of Letters 2 cut file!  (stamped images not included, photo is just to show how they look stamped) :)  Aren't the different versions of that flower border FUN?! (spelled out in my news caps of course) ;)  You do need the Silhouette Studio software and machine run this program.  This file works great with the original Lots of Letters stamp set, and of course, you can use all of the Lot of Letters Word Windows cut files, too, with both sets.  Mix and match!

Considering making a short video to show how I would use several of the pieces above to make some quick cards.  What do you think?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Me Plus You

Here is a Lots of Letters 2 design I showed at the party , along with the supplies list.  Making little hearts with the small leaf is so much fun!  Just stamp, reink, shift and stamp again!  I am cuh-razy for this circle border, and I know you have seen a lot of different looks form it at the party and eysterday's hop already.  Kindof fun using the plus sign as decorative element, it was one of those experimental things I hadn't planned when desining the set and just happened from playing around.  Really changes it up! I think it makes it a little bit more masculine, as well as giving more of a retro feel with that addition.  And of course it just echoes the addition theme :)

Gina K. Designs Lots of Letters 2
Gina K. Honey Mustard, Dark Chocolate and Red Hot ink pads
Pure Luxury Honey Mustard, Dark Chocolate and White cardstock

3 3/4” x 5” white mat
4” x 5 ¼” brown mat

Tonight, Gina will be sharing my cut file for Lots of Letters 2 on the Freebies page at  StampTV site.  You are going to love all the pieces I included, lots of cut options for the same image for different looks! I think I might need to do a video ;)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Gina K. Inspiration Blog Hop: Lots of Letters 2 Video

Good morning!  The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, 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 Gina K. Designs products. To see the full list of winners, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.
Today the team and I are sharing inspiration for my new Lots of Letters 2, and I am excited to show my newest video*.  Here I demonstrate how easy it is to use the various leaf elements in  Lots of Letters 2 to create flowers on your stamped projects. You will love being able to customize your look and the pops of color it adds to a clean and simple layout. How's that for versatile?

Isn't this card fun? I could stamp out flowers like this all day and be happy.

Gina K. Designs Lots of Letters 2
Gina K. Sweet Mango, Red Hot, Ocean Mist, Black Onyx, and Memento Lilac Posies ink pads
Pure Luxury White cardstock

 Cast & Crew
Now please check out more amazing designs and inspiration with these sets from our Gina K. Cast & Crew and our fabulous April guest designers!
April Guest Designers:

*Just a few technical difficulties in this video but not enough to make me want to redo it! I took a chance letting my cat stay in the room and she found the tripod very interesting in the last two minutes, so please pardon a couple jiggles. I *will* go back to my previous policy of "no cats while filming".  Also, my battery died on my camera at the last minute, so I apologize for the abrupt ending without saying good bye, but at least I finished the project in time!   Thanks for your understanding :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lots of Letters 2 Tip Sheet: Part 1


Lots of Letters 2 is now available for purchase!  I hope you were able to come to our release party last night, the guests  really rocked all their samples!  Here are just the first few tips I jotted down to get you started when your set arrives. More to come, but the possibilities are so endless, I don't want to wait for a more comprehensive list because I thought you might have some questions.  So look for Part 2 soon!  And of course, videos showing tips in action!  I have one I am SO excited about for Monday, and it was all I could do not to reveal it at the party!

This set coordinates with the lowercase letters in Lots of letters as well as the style of Pretty Patterns and Pretty Patterns 2.  The linked circle border in Lots of Letters 2 fills in the circle border in Pretty Patterns. All the circles in Lots of Letters set fill in the flowers in Lots of Letters 2.Have fun mixing and matching these 4 sets!

All letters in this set are 3/8" tall.  The tall lowercase letters (like b, d, and l) in the original Lots of Letters set are 3/8" as well, so all letters will fit in 1/2" and above circle, square or other shaped punch or die.

Stamp letters into the circle or flower border.

Use the solid and dashed lines to create interesting patterns or guidelines for the letters.

Use the solid or dashed line as a n accent pointing to the word or for a word to rest on.

Use the solid line for a flower stem.  Curve as desired for curvy stems or creating balloon strings.

Use the line as a guide for a banner to "hang" the individual triangles from. Stamp line first and then add triangles.  Use circles, small flower and small star to accent the pennants.

Use the triangle border to create patterns (you will not believe how many different looks you can get from this stamp!).  Stack the diamond border to create white triangles in between or the color of your cardstock, and stamp you letters onto the triangles or the negative space. Stamp the triangle border with points facing up, then flip and stamp just below with tips pointing down to create a diamond or harlequin pattern.
Stamp with points facing down,  turn stamp and fill in the negative space like a two step to have alternating colored triangles.

Accent the triangle patterns you make with the smaller triangle.

Use the teardrop and oval elements to create both leaves and flower petals.

Use the "is for" stamp with different letters in front of it for school or kids' themed projects, to start your greetings, or to use with different stamped images.  For example,  "B is for" and then stamp a butterfly image, or Bi s for and then stamp out a large birthday (single stamp form another set).  A wonderful fresh,way to use both your favorite images and sentiments with these letters but without a lot of spelling. Great for flash cards or homemade books, not just cards.

More to come!!

Supplies for card above:
Gina K. Designs Lots of Letters 2
Gina K. Charcoal Brown, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Mist, Prickly Pear ink pads
Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate and White cardstock

4” x 5 1/4” white mat

Thursday, April 24, 2014

You're Invited: Gina K. Designs Release Party Tonight and New Video

Welcome to our Illustrator Hop,  giving you a peek at our newest sets releasing tonight at Gina K. Designs at 7PM CST!  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!!

Today I am showing you how to create guidelines for lining up your stamped letters, as well as lend a notebook or academic quality to your projects. All stamps shown on this project are in my new Lots of Letters 2 set.The solid line works double duty as stems for the flowers and the clear photopolymer stamp allows it to be curved as desired. In the video I use the same design as the teacher one below, but spelled F is for Friend instead, which works for so many occasions.:)  (FYI: Teacher Appreciation week is May 5-9th, so I am ready to go with this making a bunch of this simple design!) ;)

 Note:  I said in the video all the circle elements in Lots of letters 2 fit inside the flower, which of course they do, but I actually meant to say the various circles in my previous set with the lowercase letters, Lots of Letters.

Gina K. Designs Lots of Letters 2
Gina K. Black Onyx, Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink, Grass Green ink pads
Pure Luxury White and Innocent Pink cardstock
Spellbinders On the Edge die

4" x 5 1/4" white mat

I hope you will join us tonight at our release party in the  StampTV Release Party Forum from 7-9 PM Central for full set reveals, contests, new samples, chatting and more!  All new products will be available for purchase at Gina K. Designs at 7PM Central. 

Now please check out more peeks from our illustrators with their newest sets!  Start hopping and be sure to leave a comment!!

See you tonight!  Get ready to get your shop on!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Video: Introducing Lots of Letters 2

Today's video shows a sneak peek of my newest stamp set Lots of Letters 2 from Gina K. Designs. The fun floral border included in the set creates a quick eye-catching layout and provides perfect framing and placement opportunities for the capital letters. I modified the design in the photo to spell out THANK YOU. This set coordinates with my previously released Lots of Letters and the Pretty Patterns and Pretty Patterns 2 stamp sets. Lots of Letters 2 will be available for purchase in the Gina K. Designs store this Thursday night, April 24th! You will love the versatility of this set. Lots more videos and ideas to come, I've already made bunches! :)

Gina K. Designs Lots of Letters 2
Gina K. Black Onyx, Grass Green, Red Hot ink pads
Pure Luxury Black Onyx, White and Red Hot cardstock

4" x 5 1/4" white mat
4 1.4" x 5 1/2" black mat
red A2 cardbase, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"

Note : In the video, the letters may look off center when I am placing them on the block, but that is the angle of the camera. When placing yours, center them directly over each flower center. As you can see, they are perfectly centered when stamped. :)

Thank for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed the video, and had a wonderful weekend!  Also, that you are planning to come out our party Thursday night!

PS How excited are you for these new index sheets???