Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: The Simple Things StampTV Kit and Fabulous Frame Fillers



 
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, 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.
 First, my Fabulous Frame Fillers is a huge hit, thank you!  In the video at the top of this post, I show you how to create beautiful patterned backgrounds using the set's floral corners, as well as tips for filling punches, cut, and die cut shapes. Please enjoy!

Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame Fillers

Gina K. Fresh Asparagus ink pads

Gina K. Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock

Organdy ribbon

Adhesive pearls, adhesive

Here is a quick card I put together with using one of those Pointed Ovals I stamped on.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart.
And because I wanted to show another card using it with Fabulous Frame, I couldn't wait to go ahead and share this Christmas card I made!  It was so fun to make the candy cane inspired pattern with the dotted border in Cherry Red ink and the stamping off technique I demonstrated above. Might have to be my next video!  The curved border was stamped first and used as a guide to stamp my rows, skipping every other dot and starting each border below the dot in the curved border and masking the bottom.  I love how it turned out.  The gold cording I used is one of the free incentives with qualifying purchase this month, a definite must for dressing up holidays cards the next several months!
Even though we stocked up for the release, Fabulous Frame sold out again on Friday, but we have more on order!  Be sure to scroll down to this post to see some tips for using just the fillers that I came up with over the weekend experimenting with the different Fabulous Frame Fillers elements.  This is just part 1 of what will be a very long tip sheet series for this set! There is so much to do with these elements on their own, so I hope you aren't too disappointed if you don't have the frame yet and really enjoy playing with the fillers in the meantime.  (Consider it a warm up for when they both finally meet and then have fun letting them "get to know each other"!) ;)


Next, I love everything about the new StampTV  The Simple Things kit!  Colors, embellishments, and of course, terrific stamps!  You get a traditional autumn set and a whimsical one in the same kit, great "two-fer"! On this card, I stamped and colored the pumpkin first, and then added my Fabulous Frame Filler elements around it in this order: 1. Oval 2. Belly bands 3. Curved border above and below 4. Photo corners 5. Straight border on side using sticky notes to mask ends.
Cardstock is Pure Luxury Ivory and Fresh Asparagus, both from kit.  I used Gina K. Chocolate Brown ink for stamping the pumpkin, all borders, photo corners and greeting, and Gina K. Fresh Asparagus ink to stamp the belly band fillers on either side.
Spectrum Noir markers: OR1, TN6, BG3, GB11 (Copic: W3,  E07, YR18, YG93)


Incentives
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62 comments:

  1. Oh, how pretty on the pointed oval Vintage Cuts! Wonderful ideas, Mel!

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  2. Melanie, I love all your creations, I really love the little flowers stamped in green. What wonderful cards and of course I love your coloring. :)

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  3. I love that tag frame so much! I sure hope its one of the first dies to roll off the press! Beautiful projects and stamps Melanie!
    And thanks for inviting me to play fb games, if I did play you would be sure to win! I stink at games. Lol

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  4. Love the cards, can't wait to get my order, hoping fabulous frames are back in stock soon!!

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  5. I can't wait to get my stamps. I have your book and other frame stamps and I love them all but you outdid yourself this time.

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  6. I love all of your cards. You are so creative!! I am eagerly waiting for my set to arrive. Thanks Mel for making such amazing stamp sets!!

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  7. so many ideas! Love them all!

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  8. Love this new set to add to the framed stamp set. Can hardly wait til it arrives!! thanks for all the ideas.

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  9. Love your cards. The ideas for sets seems endless!!

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  10. Love Melanie's new frame fillers set. So many ways to use it!

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  11. I love your cards, Melanie. I will be trying this technique very soon! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. So many great ideas. I just can't wait to play with the frame fillers and my fabulous frame stamps!

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  13. Love the ideas you are sharing. The video was great! I love how you are using the vintage cuts with the new set.

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  14. Oh I am so excited about your new set. So many possibilities. I've had so much fun with the Fabulous Frame, I can't wait for the Fillers to arrive. I placed my order before I even joined the party because I knew it would be a quick sell-out. Love the Christmas card. I'll have to look at the video later because I'm at work now, but I know I'll get lots of inspiration from it. Thanks for all you do.

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  15. I really like that some reach from one end to another. So often they dont and I am stuck trying to match up mu lines. Great design!

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  16. I love the variety of options with this stamp set and can't wait to see what else you come up with. Hopefully my set will be in the mail today, can't wait to play.

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  17. Another wonderful video with wonderful ideas and the stamptv card is great too. Thanks for including the copic substitute list. It is very much appreciated!

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  18. Beautiful cards and I love that you hit on so many seasons too. I can see how versatile the additions are to the frame set. And, love the pretty designs created with the TV kit too.

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  19. Love all the cards! Can't wait to get my orders! Will come back to review your ideas many times after I receive it! Have bookmarked it for future reference! You are a great inspiration! Thank you!

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  20. Wow! Your cards are all fabulous! I am especially wowed by that Christmas card. It is beautiful!

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  21. Wow, Melanie, these cards are gorgeous!
    I especially love the Give thanks "pumpkin' card and the Christmas card - they really POP. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  22. Wow! Great projects with both the Fabulous Frame Fillers and the StampTV kit.

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  23. Your cards are just beautiful, as always.

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  24. I am so excited to recieve my Fabulous frame Filler set! I am in awe of the versatility of this set! Great cards, great inspiration!

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  25. Love the Fabulous Frame set and the Frame Fillers! Beautiful sample cards!

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  26. the frame fillers are great, would love to use them. The card with the pumpkin is gorgeous

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  27. Oh my Gosh Melanie! Fabulous sets... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

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  28. Hi Melanie. Really nice video presentation and I love it that you gave us several samples because "you just couldn't wait!" Now I can't wait to buy the set! Thanks again for yet another lovely inspiration.

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  29. Your designs leave me with the feeling of I can do it Have learned how to color and could not believe how good it came out. Thank you Melanie

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  30. Beautiful cards. Your new set has so many possibilities

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  31. I love your Fabulous Frames and Fabulous Frame Fillers. They are so versatile. I like how you used them with the Simple Things pumpkin.

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  32. Amazing cards - love the colors and the new stamps.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  33. Your artwork is so beautiful...I love your illustrations. Your examples and tutorials are wonderful. You and your sharing are most appreciated.

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  34. Can see this is a mujst-have set/s; thanks for the great tips and ideas on how to use it. Love the Happy Holidays and Thanks card.

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  35. Ok, this might be what gets me to try a stamping off background. I especially love look of the candy cane Christmas card.

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  36. As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to have it! Absolutely beautiful! Cannot wait until it arrives :)

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  37. Thanks for this wonderful stamp set and all the wonderful inspiration you've shared. Can't wait for my set to arrive.

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  38. I saw the video for this set last week (I think) and immediately thought - I have to have that.

    Thanks for sharing so many great ideas

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  39. Wow! So much inspiration in one post. The pumpkin card really caught my eye. It almost looks paper pierced.

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  40. Thanks for showing us some of the different ways to use this set! All of your cards are beautiful!

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  41. Totally can't wait to get this. The tiny flowers have so many options even without the frame stamp.

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  42. Melanie, I love your cards and your new set. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you make with them.

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  43. Great cards. What wonderful inspiration.

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  44. Looking forward for my order to arrive. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. Love the stamp sets for fall. great!

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  46. Wow! I just love all the ways your set can be used. Your cards are stunning!

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  47. Melanie, you are fantastic! I ordered that filler set, and already have the Fabulous Frame set. I can't put that down. It is so addictive. Endless possibilities, and now a filler set to go with it??
    I love all the cards, and especially the Christmas ones, are so beautiful! Looking forward to making some for that season, as well! TFS!!!

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  48. Awesome concept, Melanie! LOVE how your beautiful new set of frames can work with practically every single stamp I own! Your card samples are fabulous :-)

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  49. Can't wait to get my Frame Fillers. I love the frame sets. Beautiful sample cards.

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  50. It totally amazes me what you can do with your stamp sets! I WANT THEM ALL. You always inspire me. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with all of us!

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  51. Every focal that is within your Filler is amazingly gorgeous. Good job.

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  52. You showed us how to make our own patterned paper with the fillers. Very pretty, Melanie.

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  53. I don't know where to begin, Melanie! They are all glorious, each in their own ways. I can say I love how you design and then put together the pieces to create more and more designs, like with the frame filler. These are so lovely!!!!

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  54. Great cards! Love the Fabulous Frame Fillers set! So versatile!

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  55. WOW! All your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the great tutorials.

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  56. WOW! All your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the great tutorials.

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  57. Love the new stamp sets and the collection colors! Thanks for all the inspiring crafting ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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