Friday, September 28, 2018

Men of Faith and More Now Available! Tip Sheet, Part 1!

New stamps now available (you can see them all here in the What's New section) Here is one of the cards I shared last night, using both the new Men of Faith silhouette and words from the set to make my greeting, along with my female silhouette from Women of Faith. This set is truly a must have if you got Women of Faith before, or need a masculine set (because let's face it, our collections are all probably pretty floral/feminine heavy!), and I am so excited not only to use this new silhouette and all the sentiments, but to mix the two together. Because women are courageous, patient, giving, too..!

Today I also wanted to share the first part of my tips for this set.  All of it is too long for one post! And I'm just not ready to call it "done", because there are so many options with this set, times more than 2 if you have the coordinating set! Wanted to share some greeting combinations you can make, but this isn't all! There are about 60 words in this set (give or take, so many I lose track each time I count the plate and doubt myself!).  The should get you started

Be strong & courageous etc (insert adjectives here)
In the Storm, 
Through this trial, 
                      you are strong, faithful, patient, courageous
                      you were there (for me)
                      we are here (for you)
                      praying (for you)
                      he is there/kind/faithful etc
(you can also start your sentiment with these, to end with "in the storm" or "through this trial")
You are strong/patient/faithful/kind/gentle/Godly etc
             my rock
             a warrior
                        Godly husband/son/Dad etc
Love is patient/kind/ etc
So sorry (for your loss)
     thankful for you/us/your big day
We are praying
On Your Big Day
On my big day, you were there
I am thankful (for you)(son, husband, etc)
                       you are 
                                   my/our brother, child etc
For you (dad/husband, etc)
To my cousin/nephew etc
Praying for 
                   your peace
                   your husband/father/brother etc
Man of God
Great/Grand Father/Son/Child/Uncle
Step Father/Brother/Son

I wan to point out real quick, though (since I can't wait), that the woman can wear the necklace also!  On her neck or hands, facing right or up.  And the new cross is a two step filler for the cross in Women of Faith if you want to make the cross two tone. :)

Hope you will check out our team's inspiration hops next week, starting Monday!! Have a blessed weekend!  

PS: The font in this new set is the same as in one of bestselling sets. Which is it?

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stamp n Foil Holiday Release Blog Hop!

Hello! Thank you for joining the Gina K. Designs team today in a blog hop for the new products Gina is releasing for the holidays with Therm-O Web.  Lots of fun, wintery goodies that almost makes me think it *just might* get cold here again one day!

 These two collections we are showcasing are limited edition, so if they strike your fancy ("foil", ba dump bump!!) , get 'em while you can! As you hop through each of the blogs, please leave comments for our designers about which projects excited you (we SO appreciate hearing what we've created for your inspiration makes you want to go make something!), and each comment will be entered as a chance to win $50 to shop with at Gina K. Designs! check the StampTV forum for an announcement of the winner a few days after the hop.  Now, let's go!

The first one is a flaky design with the Baby It's Cold Outside collection. The flakes are foiled with Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil, and two step stamped with GKD Plum Punch.  The greeting is stamped in Tranquil Teal (as are the flakes plus a few stamped off in the Plum Punch) on the White mat and then mounted on a coordinating GKD Pure Luxury Tranquil Teal.  The die cut flakes are popped up with foam squares. I love how much interest and dimension you can add when you stack the flakes on top of each other!

For this next card, I used the Holly Jolly collection.  Fun, ornaments and flowers! I did all my foiling first with Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil. Next, I filled in the two step with GKD Red Velvet, Dusty Rose, Lucky Clover and Jellybean inks.  I stamped the greeting in Turqoise Sea and drew on some fake twine to hang my ornament (red pen, then striped with white gel pen) 

I die cut the four pieces and popped these up over the cut and foiled and stamped light bulb border.  Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Red Velvet.

This last card uses Foil-Mates and stamps from *both* the Holly Jolly collection and Baby It's Cold Outside.  I think the flakes and flowers are fun together! and. I stamped up a few flakes and a greeting in GKD Turquoise Sea ink on Pure Luxury Sea Glass and then popped up the die cut and foiled (Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil) flowers and flakes. 

The die cut foiled pieces are two step stamped with GKD Red Velvet, Dusty Rose, Lucky Clover and Jellybean inks.  This is all mounted on GKD Red Velvet and White Pure Luxury.
Hey, did you notice ALL my foiling is Turquoise Sea today?? I can't find all my foils! I have a huge box of the Foil-Mates but could only find two sheets of Fancy Foil (Turquoise Sea, yep)  Anyway, I love turquoise with red, so luckily I was able to make it work!  I know the foil will turn up eventually, the way things always do when I've decided to be more organized and create a new system, which I then forget about, and thus end up hiding things from myself.  You, too?)

Baby It's Cold Outside stamp set, StampnFoil™ DetailSheet, and die set
Holly Jolly stamp set, StampnFoil™ DetailSheet and die set

All new products are in store now, shop here! (And don't forget the dot runners!) All of the new Stamp-n-Foil products are now available for preorder in the What's New category at They will begin shipping this Friday. 

Now please enjoy more foily, fancy, stampy ideas from our talented design team now! 
Gina K.
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Emily Loggans
Hannah Schroepfer
Karen Hightower
Lisa Hetrick
Melanie Muenchinger-you are here! Thanks for visiting!
Mindy Eggen
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Stamptember: Joy of the Season, Now Available!

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Hello and welcome to a Gina K. Designs blog hop that we are doing to help keep the party going for STAMPtember all month long at Simon Says Stamp!  Today we are showcasing Gina's new set for Simon Says Stamp, Joy of the Season! You can also get them bundled with its coordinating dies, shown below.  Be sure to comment as you go through the hop, each comment will count as one entry towards a gift certificate at Simon say s Stamp. Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday at StampTV.

Since it's still over 100 degrees here, I'm not quite ready to make my Christmas cards yet, but as soon as I saw these gorgeous tress I knew I was ready to check some home decor and handmade gifts off my list by making these simple embossed vellum wraps!  They looks so elegant during the day, and look like a miniature sun setting behind the trees when you add a tiny tealight at night!  These are a great way to change out a design on a candle jar to match your season or occasion, just slide it off when you are ready for plain glass or a new theme, and look just like etched glass but without the permanent commitment or hassle of executing that!  I decided to make step out photos this time to show the process.

You'll need a clear jar*, glass or vase with straight sides (straight is important, otherwise it won't lay flat on curved sides and you'll have to do some trimming/monkeying around) , stamp set, Versamark pad, white embossing powder, vellum paper, heat gun, large acrylic block, adhesive tape, and scratch paper for masking.

Tear your scratch paper unevenly to create hills and place over the bottom of your vellum, about 1/2" up.  Smash Versamark pad all over to completely cover this area. Remove paper.

 Pour on embossing powder and heat.
 Stamp trees image all the way across in Versamark, overlapping your embossed snow.
 Add powder and shake off excess. I didn't worry as much about getting every stray bit off, as it will just look like a few flakes coming off the trees!
Turn vellum sideways and add a length of the tape to on end.
Remove backing from tape and wrap around jar, pressing one end on top of tape in the other end.  Make it tight enough so no wrinkles and doesn't wobble, but loose enough  you can still pull it off later.
 Voila! Looks gorgeous just sitting out, unlit!
But when it IS LIT, it's LIT!!

You can also make a wrap with the snowflakes or other images in the set, but with the light in side the snowy tree scene is my favorite, looks like you could step inside.  I love how the flame crates its own colors as the light diffuses to look just like a morning or evening sky!
 This idea will make great inexpensive gifts, that look so luxe!  So many ways to use pretty jars around the house, too, not just for candles!
I hope you enjoyed this idea and tutorial!  This is a limited edition set only available at Simon Says Stamp, and once it's gone it's gone! Get yours here.

Let's see what the rest of the Gina K. Designs team has with this set:

Gina K.
Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell

Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Lisa Hetrick
Emily Loggans
Melanie Muenchinger-you are here! Thanks for visiting!
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Hannah Schroepfer

*This is a Diamond Candle jar (after I finished the candle and popped out the remaining wax) the vellum is on my craft mat if you can see in the photo, measuring 6 by 10 inches, so the jar is a little taller, but has a wider lip at the bottom. I love the scent of Diamond Candles, and the surprise of the ring. That they come in a pretty jar you can use or upcycle is a bonus. TIP: To remove that last bit of wax, instead of heating and pouring it out, or chipping it out,  put it in the freezer! The wax will pop right out in one piece, no mess, clear jar ready to go!

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