Monday, February 1, 2016

Gina K. Inspiration Hop: Coffee Therapy

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special Inspiration Blog Hop featuring our new incentive stamp set called, “Coffee Therapy”. With this stamp set you will be able to make fun friendship cards to send to your favorite coffee buddy! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!


Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.


This first one just makes me want some coffee! Simple GKD Dark Chocolate stamping on classic GKD Kraft. I am lovin' this set for single layer cards, just let the coffee speak for itself while you wake up, you know? It's fun and easy to add some doodled foam and details with your white gel pen to make these bold coffee mugs pop! Mmm, good.
And as you can see, the swirly steam bits make great borders! On the first one, I just stamped them end to end, but here I kept rotating the stamp so the opposite ends came together to make a longer swirl.  Good stuff! Mugs are stamped in GKD Dusty Rose and Blue Lagoon.  You can make a saucer for your mugs by inking up just the top, widest portion of the bold mug s by laying it across the edge of your pad to pick up just a thin line of ink, or you can do it with a swipe of your marker, and the stamping.  Just to change it up, get some different looks, you know?  Shadows are drawn with Spectrum Noir BG3.




It's adorable, right?  Free, for the next two weeks only, with an order of $75 or more. :)





I went so crazy for this set I made a BUNCH more during my stamping session the other day! So stay tuned for more ideas, these aren't even my favorites. :)

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!


Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thanks for visiting today!

35 comments:

  1. Adorable! What a great little set!

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  2. Melanie, these are just awesome cards! I always love your spin on a new sets 😉!!!

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  3. I love these cards! Using the "steam" for borders is genius!!! I think I would use this stamp set a lot - even though I don't drink coffee! Actually, I might have to start, just so I can use this set!!!

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  4. I am always a sucker for Kraft, but he white you added is beyond.

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  5. Adorable cards! The steam used as a border is super cute, I would not have thought to do that. My favorite card is the pink and blue mugs, so pretty!

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  6. Love this set but having to buy $75.00 US in products in order to get it stinks in my opinion. I live in Canada so that translates to $105.27 Canadian and then there is shipping on top of that.

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  7. Love the set and can't wait. Great cards. Just ordered the cocoa ink and Kraft cardstock. Love the ideas.

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  8. Hi, Oma, you can also wait till the goes into our regular stock in a few weeks, it will retail for $10.95 at that time. just a nice incentive to get something extra if you already are planning some other purchases.

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  9. Cute cards! The doodles make those cups be alive.

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  10. this set is soooooo cool!!
    I love the stella stardust pen on it...of course I like sparkle
    the inspirations are just awesome!!

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  11. Fantastic card designs using this cute set of cups and sentiments. I love them!

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  12. Love your card Melanie! I love this set!

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  13. LOVE these cards Melanie. The way you have colored the shadows underneath the coffee cups really sings to me. AND the kraft card coffee 'line up' is so fun. Thanks for sharing these fab projects with us:)

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  14. Great cards. I think my favorite is the one stamped with blue lagoon and dusty rose. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great cards! Wish I had some of your creative imagination and thankfuk you share with us so I can copy! Love all the bright colors!

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  16. Great cards. I like how you made the border on the second card.

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  17. Love this fun Coffee Therapy set! So many possibilities! Having fun looking at the samples on the hop! Great cards!

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  18. I skipped having my usual coffee this am...have to rethink my plan now. As usual you have created such fun cards that I love.

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  19. Love the craft card stock card. The colors stand out so nicely!

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  20. I love how you show us how to get the biggest bang out of every element in a stamp set. Coffee steam or fun border, it's up to you! lol

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  21. These are so cute. I love the colors and the one on Kraft is really awesome as well! :)

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  22. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the border tips.

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  23. Cool ideas. I like the swirly made into a border.

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  24. What a fun set. I like how you created the foam on the coffee. Thanks for the great tip on using the steam to create borders. Great idea!

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  25. You are the best! Love the dancing coffee cups and the swirl design.

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  26. Love these pretty single layer cards!

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  27. Melanie, both of these cards are totally inspiring and beautifully designed! Love the chocolate brown and white on Kraft~so coffee cool ;-)

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  28. Your cards are all amazing! Great inspiration!!!

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  29. Oh wow! Kraft gets me every time but I love how you do the shading behind words I need to remember to try that!

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  30. Those coffee colored cards are so yummy and I love the touches of white that make the images stand out!

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  31. Melanie: These are so very cute and cozy, especially for a cold winter's day!

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  32. Gorgeous cards. I Love them. Thanks for sharing

    Love and Prayers,
    Kathleen

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  33. Thank so much for doing the video on the butterfly card. I love that card and had been wondering how you created it. Most of what I thought about you actually did so I guess I'm definitely learning something. I also love the coffee cards. Beautiful work and thanks so much.

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  34. That white and dark chocolate ink on the kraft paper is amazing. And as others have already said, using the steam stamp as a border is genius!

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  35. All great cards but especially like the craft cardstock!

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