Monday, October 17, 2016

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit and 'Tis the Sea-Sun

Good morning, everyone! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit and a number of gorgeous stamp sets by our illustrator team! “It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas” around Gina K Designs, right?! Gina K and the illustrator team have been extremely busy preparing the most fun stamp sets with a variety of images and sentiments to make so many incredible cards and holiday projects! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring one of the stamp sets from the Home for the Holidays kit and the new ‘Tis the Sea-Sun.

Please enjoy the holiday inspiration from our team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

This awesome new StampTV kit comes with, count 'em, FOUR holiday sets that give you such a huge variety of styles and holiday themes to work with, all amazing!

Home for the Holidays

Music Background
Christmas Greenery
Christmas Magic

Today I am featuring projects with two of the sets above.

  Tip:  To really make white snow pop, stamp your house on a panel that is cut to the same dimensions as your card base, color, and then cut around the house with a wavy border to create gentle, dimensional snowbanks.  Pop up over a Kraft or blue background for sky.  I used the Pitt artist pen to dot on falling snow plus a hint of glitter. Cardbase is Pure Luxury Kraft.

I also wanted a clean and simple design you could build using the different snowflakes and branch building elements in the Home for the Holidays set.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Navy and Kraft and ink Grass Green and Blue Denim.  I pierced a few accents and embellished the flakes with pearl for some shine and dimension.

Here is one with the Christmas Magic set from the StampTV kit. I thought she'd be even cuter (if that's possible) hovering in the globe and surrounded by a flurry of stars instead of snow.  Magical, indeed!  I echoed the star theme by masking it into the the side panels of the frame from Holiday Frame set, which is also stamped in GKD Ocean Mist.

Here is a little tag I made, also with Christmas Magic: love the "to:" and "from:" in this set that allow making quick gift tags with these different adorable characters!  I stamped on Kraft, and used the Faber Castell White Pitt Artist pen for his beard and fur trim to do on the white over and over to create a textured,  cotton ball effect.  Santa is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and mounted on Pure Luxury Red Velvet.

Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit

Just look at all the stuff in this kit!

Finally, on this Tis Sea-Sun card, I couldn't resist making a sand globe with Holiday Frame when I saw that palm tree, it just begged for a summer time Christmas scene!  this is single layer card where I colored the outside border of the frame with a Spectrum Noir markers and stamped in and colored so hanging ornaments to make it Penguin to look more Christmasy (hee!)  I cut out and popped up the penguin and drew in some dunes with a pen.  I also reverse masked in just a bit of Powder Blue to the circle opening to suggest sky.

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Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such fun designs! Love them all!

  3. Precious little snow globe...reminds me of my granddaughters...thanks for the smiles today!

  4. I love it, great for me in Norway to see it all

  5. Really love your style Melanie.

  6. Love the Santa gift tag. Super cute!

  7. Very cute and simple it!

  8. I just love your videos. I have just placed my second order for your frame and frame fillers stamps and a few others. I can't wait to play with them. I almost gave up on stamping but finding Stamptv with you and Gina I have been inspired. Thank you and God Bless!


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