Good morning! Welcome to another Gina K. Designs inspiration hop! Today we are showcasing new stamp sets from Theresa and myself. Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
First I am sharing Fabulous Holiday Labels. There are about a gazillion combinations you can create with the 47 images and sentiments pieces in this set! Cards, gift tags and more!
For this box I used the Fabulous Labels die set to stamp my tag on the GKD Pure Luxury Ivory die cut in GKD Christmas Pine, Cherry Red, and Grass Green. I die cut a second label from GKD Cherry Red cardstock and cut it in two halves to create the reveal of red on top and bottom to frame it. TIP: If your label is wider than your box or bag, just make a light score on either side and fold so it overlaps the sides. This is a box from a necklace I bought that I am repurposing as a gift box. Easy peasy! You can switch up the belly bands, stamp the end caps left or right and you've got a to-from tag in no time to make a plain package FABULOUS! I love how the diamond motifs in these image just create virtual *sparkle*!
Here is a simple card I made using Gina's Ornamental Holiday Foil Mates striped background and Radiant Red Fancy Foil, cutting out the center of the mat with one Gina's Decorative Labels die, and popping up my stamped oval die cut over it, stacking some different words to create my senitment, love these different fonts with a bit of my own cursive! It is SO pretty to layer the die cuts from Fabulous Labels over this larger curvy label also! I'm excited to mix and match these die sets, and how well the images and sentiments work her Foil Mates line, great for quick but fancy cards! I used that same holly end cap as in the gift box above, but swapped out the diamond berries for stripey berries to match the foiled striped. Love this! I'm also having too much fun swapping out the "O" in HOLIDAY for snowflakes, bells and more from this set! The round small elements in all my coordinating sets fit here, too. :) Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Grass Green.
Next, I had to share how you can use these new pieces with my Fabulous Frame stamp! Here is a 2 layer card with a Kraft base. The Fabulous Frame is stamped in Dark Chocolate on white and cut out. (Fill the belly band and oval window with the 2 step bold image from Fabulous Rose Frame for added color if you choose, but here I left it open.) I did my stamping with GKD Ocean Mist, Kraft and Dark Chocolate. The new diamond border that curves around the oval is so versatile, with its spacing you have room to customize with all sorts of other accents, here I added the jingle bells in 2 sizes with Kraft ink. I'm also crazy about the chevron belly band fillers for "any time" faux paper piecing and the tiny reindeer as a little winter embellishment! Last, I used the little row of dots (same piece I used to accent the tag on the foiled card above) to create a longer border in the Ocean Mist, masking the frame's sides with sticky notes.
Finally, here is a single layer card, this time no "label"! I embossed some stripes with a folder on one side of the Pure Luxury base and stamped the circle belly band filler to frame the top and bottom of the section on the right. Add lots of JOY lol! Ink is GKD Red Hot, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus. I cut out the holly for a little accent and popped it up with foam. I hope this gives you ideas for how you can use these different elements beyond the label shape when the mood strikes and you want to give your hardworking label a little rest! ;)
Be sure to check out my videos in the coming weeks! I'm always excited for Christmas, but this year *especially* excited about how to step up all my decor and cards and gifts for friends with this set!
(coordinates with 7 other sets!)
Next up we have Theresa's Peaceful Holidays. What a gorgeous set!
I shared this one at the party but wanted to tell you how I made it.
I stamped the bird image on my white mat and then sponged with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink, and GKD Faded Brick over that at the edges. Bold leaf image stamped in Faded Brick. I colored the branch and needles with Spectrum Noir markers and then stamped the bird again on white, adding just a few shadows and color to the beak and feet, then cut it out to pop up over the first image. I love how this greeting is split so you can line it up like I did on the previous sample or stack or offset it to fit your layout like I did here! :) Base is GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White.
Ready for more inspiration? Let's go see what surprises our Gina K. Designs team created with these sets!