Monday, October 27, 2014

Gina K. Designs Mini Hop for You!



Good morning and happy Monday! Please hop along with a few of the Gina K. Designs designers and illustrators for a mini hop of inspiration with some of the newest stamp sets!  (We are enjoying this release so much we can’t keep our hands off it) Don’t forget to leave a comment as you hop through the blogs because we have a have a free stamp set to give away-Fabulous Frame, currently out of stock and on reorder, but we have one set reserved as a prize that might have your name on it!  Comment will be randomly drawn from one of the blogs and the winner will be announced on Tuesday in the StampTV forum.  Please enjoy this special hop!

I've had some people ask me if there are other uses for the belly band fillers besides filling in the frame. Ready? This is a 2 layer card.  Yes, it is!  Isn't that adorable with the Fabulous Holiday Fillers belly band and polka dot circle stamped inside like a punched scallop border, revealing what looks like a beautiful chocolate print underneath?  Just white cardstock and ink! Adding that circle in the center of each scallop really completes the illusion.  Can't wait to try it with the plaid and houndstooth! I added some GKD Pink Petite Flower Washi, the small scallop border from Fabulous Frame Fillers, and finally one of my new greetings and little heart.  I just love this simple thank you design. Base is Ocean Mist.  Ink is GKD Dark Chocolate and Innocent Pink.



Here we have them again, but this is a three layer card.  Fun retro gift and ornament designer paper from the Winter Cheer Kit, white cardstock underneath that where I stamped the pinking border in GKD Christmas Pine ink and belly band and circle with GKD Red Hot (don't those polka dots and border go great with the patterned packages?!), and finally the GKD Pure Luxury Ocean Mist base.  A little coordinating red gingham and stamped sentiment, card complete!

 Now let's go see what the rest of my Gina K. designing friends have for us today!  Don't forget to leave comments to try to win a prize!  (If you already have Fabulous Frame, don't forget your stamping bestie!  The holidays are coming!) ;)





 
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Hope your week is off to a great start!

130 comments:

  1. You just keep coming up with some fabulous ideas for this set!!!!! Love these two cards!!

    Linda

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  2. Wow what super cool cards thanks for sharing

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  3. What a clever technique you had done. NBoth cards are just lovely

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  4. This is really clever. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Eek! That is a cool technique for making it look like you've used more patterned paper than you really have. Gotta get this set so I can use it. Love both of these cards.

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  6. Love your creative use of the elements. Thanks for sharing and sparking the imagination :)

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  7. That stamp set just keeps giving ideas non-stop. Great cards...

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  8. Melanie, this is a wonderful new set, and I love your cards! So happy to see SON in there!!! Great job :)

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  9. I love the look of the scallop edge and how it gives the look of another layer! <3

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  10. I love the combination of the brown and pink in the first card!!! The second card is a great masculine card!!

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  11. the new release is great, so much beautiful colors. Love this card

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  12. Love this card! This set is a "must have"

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  13. Great inspiration for these awesome sets. I need them.

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  14. Love both cards and how you used the borders!

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  15. This is such a great idea! Thank you!

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  16. Great ideas and really liked both cards

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  17. That really does look like all kinds of designer paper was used! Also, the 2nd card shows me a new way to use my dp as a foreground rather than a background!

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  18. Thank you so much for the great idea on the belly band filler. I really love this idea. Really cute cards. Love the papers too.
    Thank you for sharing. Tammy

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  19. Fabulous cards. I love how you did the one layer card with the scalloped illusion. These sets are AWESOME. The possibilities are just endless.

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  20. What a great card! The Fabulous Holiday Fillers gives you so many options to express your creativity. All 3 of the Fabulous Frames stamp sets are on my wish list for my next order. I hope the Fabulous Frame set is in stock soon!

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  21. Love your cards! Very nice color combinations...great sentiment!

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  22. Melanie - I love your cards and the way you think outside the box. I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great idea! Thanks for showing how this set is even more versatile. Love the patterned paper.

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  24. I just love what you do with this set. Wish my eyes were better, but I still know I am going to get a lot of use from it even if I can't see so well to place those little images. I will find a way, and any inspiration you can show is a wonderful thing for me.

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  25. Love, love, love your cards. Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and imagination with us.

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  26. SMASHING JOB, LIKE THE BRIGHT BOYS CARD. BRILL JOB.

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  27. I love what you did here. You always give us the best ideas. This card looks simple yet elegant. I love it.

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  28. I love your stamp sets Melanie and I enjoy seeing the cards you create - very inspiring! Thanks for the new ideas for the fillers! Looking forward to getting your frame sets! Your book is wonderful!
    Thank you!

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  29. I love brown and pink together! I NEVER would have thought to use the belly bands as a border - this opens the possibilities and makes them almost endless! I just ordered the Fabulous Stamped Frames book - one for me and one for my sister - I can't wait for it to arrive!

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    1. Awesome! Let me know how you both like it!

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  30. Two great cards. Love how you used the stamps for a border. I love your work.

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  31. I had to study your "belly band" border to see how you did it. Your stamps are so unique and versatile. Love both cards!

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  32. Love the ways you showed us how to use these elements! You are so creative and I love this great stamp set! Your cards are very pretty and thank you for sharing.

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  33. I really want to have this set - I've loved it from the first time I saw it, but just having bought the Fabulous Frame set, I have to wait...
    I love all the different ways this can be used. Can't wait for my finances to be replenished!

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  34. You are so incredibly clever! This stamp set has endless possibilities!

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  35. What fun, Cheerful cards!! I love your ideas!!

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  36. Your card designs are so inspiring! Every time I see one of your cards or videos or stamp sets, I want to run home to my craft room and play!

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  37. Both cards are fantastic, thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. Not sure how you keep coming up with Fabulous designs - But Don't stop!!!
    Great inspirational ideas for using your new set. Thank you so much

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    1. Figuring it out= my job
      Enjoying=your job!
      Thanks, Dee!

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  39. Both of these are great! Love all the ideas you have for this set.

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  40. Beautiful creations! I am loving how you are showing how to create a simple card using very little supplies and looks CAS. I have little washi and an loving what I see being done with it.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Be sure to watch my Washi video!

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  41. Love new ideas on how to use the stamps.

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  42. Great cards and a fun way to use borders and scallops.

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  43. Teriffic cards, Melanie! I just love the versatility of those stamps. A true staple that you just don't ever want to do without. Great ideas!

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  44. What great ideas for use of this stamp kit!

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  45. Love the fab fillers, now if they could stay in stock! spolack@cox.net

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  46. These are wonderful! Love the way you used the fillers. Such a versatile set!

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  47. Hope you never run out of ideas for this set. Just beautiful cards.

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  48. Wonderful cards. Love the colors.

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  49. Mel, I love your border sets. Seeing what one can do wit them is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Love Love Love your card with the patterned paper. I will definitely be recreating this card.

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  51. LOVE the colors on your first card....both cards are GREAT!

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  52. Both cards are wonderful. The patterned paper is so cute. thanks for sharing.

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  53. Both cards are absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. WOW, only 2 layers, you really did a cool card with ink and paper. Love it and the colors are great. Your son's card is so pretty and bright he will love it I'm sure.

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  55. WOW so cool, love how you made the scalloped edge and combined with DP!!

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  56. Those are nice. It's good to see the versatility.

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  57. I like dots and gingham (having joined a Creative Celtic Club on facebook, besides the other stamp group that Verna invited you to), so have been enjoying your videos, creating with all your different cards with your newest sets. Also, I love the idea that you GinaK designers support the sisterhood by doing the bloghop as well. I don't see that very often at other bloghops that I've done. Have a great day!

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  58. Your card and your stamps are beautiful!

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  59. What a neat idea! I love scallops.

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  60. Wow, that is a really cool idea! I was fooled by the illusion - good thing I read your post. :) Great ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. You have such fabulous ideas. Love the CAS design of the first card.

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  62. I especially love the greeting, your colors and the scallops. Nice treatment in the holes.

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  63. Oh my gosh, Mel!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration here. I am loving all your ideas on how to use these stamps. This is another good one!

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  64. Keep staring at my papers and want to make a card but don't wanna use the paper cause it's so pretty. I have to get passed that or I will never use my paper.

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    1. Do it, do it! ;) Start with small pieces at a time, a strip can add so much.

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  65. Ohhhh....I love these designs! I adore polka dots and mult layers and scallops. And the first card has all three! Perfect!
    The pretty Christmas one is so festive in the retro colours and the fresh gingham bow.
    Thanks for sharing these awesome cards! :)

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  66. You are so inspiring when you share these beautiful cards, Melanie!

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  67. The continuous scalloped border is fab. I never would have thunk it.

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  68. These cards are so cute!! I really like the scallop border-- the dots in the center is an awesome idea!

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  69. Both cards are gorgeous. The first thing I noticed on the 2nd card was the matching of the dot border to the paper - how neat!

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  70. Nice to see more wording sets. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. I don't know how you come up with so many useful variations for a stamp and wish I had the vision you do. Great use of your stamps on these cards.

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  72. Love the new inspirations for these great sets!!!!

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  73. You made me look back and forth from the set! This is one of the most wonderful sets ever. This shows me more reasons why shipments are back up like a billion dollar lottery line! Can't wait to play with this one!
    Virginia W

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  74. Melanie, this card is so stunning. I had to read what you had used twice about the chocolate paper. I have never thought to use a collection of borders as the focal point of the card. Great work.

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  75. Oh WOW!! Such fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  76. I absolutely love the quote and your beautiful card.

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  77. All the frame sets are wonderful. Your ideas are terrific, making your cards all standouts.

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  78. gr8! way to think outside the box

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  79. Oh my word! Absolutely GENIUS! I'm totally doing this on my next card Melanie!

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  80. Great cards and so many ideas!

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  81. Loving all these border stamp

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  82. I love both of your cards! The Chocolate color is my favorite! Thank you for sharing so many awesome ideas!

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  83. I liked your ideas using the components that are normally only used as accents to be the basis of design. Refreshing!

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  84. A wonderful card and a lovely way to use these stamps.

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  85. Love the design and color mix of these 2 gorgeous cards. I am particularly drawn to the Ocean Mist; I must be craving the tropics and need a vacation!

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  86. Cute cards, this stamp set is great

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  87. Wow! You are so clever, Melanie! Totally different looks using that belly band. Can't wait to try it!

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  88. I love how you take a stamp that I would use 1 way and use it totally differently!!

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  89. Love it....it's hard to tell what's patterned paper and what was stamped...

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  90. Awesome cards! So many cards - just not enough time! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  91. I don't know which card I like the best. They are both gorgeous.

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  92. This is so incredibly sweet! I love them! Hugs! Seanie

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  93. Beautiful, just so well put together. Well done

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  94. Delightful cards! Love the borders!

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  95. I love the borders. Congratulations

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  96. Love your cards, they're really great! Thanks so much!

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  97. Love the borders. They add so much! Great card!

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  98. Melanie, you have done it again, two fabulous cards. Just got my package with these stamps in it, can't wait to try them out.

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  99. Very clever putting the belly band end to end to create a scallop. Love it!

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  100. So many ideas with this. Love the stamp set.

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  101. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and fabulous talent with us.

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  102. love this new set! hope i win the basic frames set since it is out of stock! lol!
    sandyh

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  103. LOVE this card! So many variations and stuff I could do!!!!

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  104. Such cute, simple and endearing cards - TFS!

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  105. Beautiful cards. The patterned paper really looks good!

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  106. Thank you so much for another "fabulous" card! Is there no end to the things you can do with your set?

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  107. I just ordered all of the frame sets. Can't wait to get started! Thanks!

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  108. You always have such creative ideas! So many, it is hard to remember them all! But, alas...I must rely on my own personal creativity...but you always inspire me! Thank you for sharing your gift!

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  109. Pretty cards! Always enjoy the cards that you design and your stamps. Also like this mini blog hop....easier to have the time to look at all of the blogs.

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  110. Such great ideas I have seen and I love the mini hop pace ,so much more fun.

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