Monday, November 5, 2018

Day 1: Reason to Celebrate and Old Fashioned Christmas


Good morning, friends, and welcome to the first day of our November Inspiration hops. Today we are showcasing Reason to Celebrate and Old Fashioned Christmas stamp sets. Be sure to comment as you hop through because we will be giving away a $50 gift certificate for Gina K. shopping. Each comment in one entry, so the more you leave the more chances you have to win.  Winner will be chosen a few days after the hop and announced on StampTV. 
Good luck!

Many of these tiny Reason to Celebrate elements reminded of the sweet pastel crib sheets, burp cloths and onesies, so I decided to make a pattern on a large block with several images that I could stamp just a couple times in GKD Powder Blue ink to make the background.  I picked some pale alcohol markers to add just a little more color. I used a Scor-Buddy to score some diagonal lines around them for a quilted effect. The die cut tag was made with one of the Decorative Tag dies and tied with jute. Congrats is stamped in Dark Chocolate.
Here is a card I made with Hannah's mistletoe from Old Fashioned Christmas and a greeting from Emily's A Very Merry Christmas set, which we will be showcasing tomorrow.  It nests perfectly around this mistletoe. Card stock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Red Velvet.
The car was fun to color.  I wanted to keep it really graphic and simple using a red, gray, and just a bit of tan (for some brown paper packages) to match the Kraft cardbase.  Car is matted on Pure Luxury Slate cardstock and the background is a Large Snowflakes Foil Mate foiled with Red Velvet Fancy Foil I had left over from another project.

You can find both sets and all the other new products here.



Let's go see what the rest of the design team has with these sets:

Melanie-
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72 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! I love how you mixed in different stamp sets and the foiling!

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  2. The baby card with the quilted look behind it is perfect. Well done holiday cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  3. Pretty cards! Love the quilted look on the background.

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  4. Love your cards and thanks for sharing.

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  5. Mel, These are so special and a joy to look at.

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  6. Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love how you combined a little foiling with your last card!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I love the baby card, and you are so right! It does look like burp cloths! Love it! <3 All your cards are fantastic Melanie! Love your creativity! <3

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  8. WOW so much inspiration. Your ability to use stamps and colors is awesome.

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  9. This is a release for the Wish List, for sure. Love all the reasons to celebrate, esp. Wonderful cards, too.

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love the old fashioned truck! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Lovely cards as usual Mel! Love the baby card! The truck is wonderful too!

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  12. Love how you did the quilting. I have lots of baby cards to make and will be giving this a try.

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  13. So love the quilting that you did, the other cards are just lovely. Love your style.

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  14. Love your baby card and the mistletoe card! Very inspiring!

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  15. Beautiful! You give me such inspiration!

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  16. Melanie, I always love your cards! The embossing on the baby card is wonderful. A little quilt as the background. Very nice! I also like the truck and the mistletoe cards. So creative!

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  17. Love these new stamps - thank you for the great ideas!

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  18. Cute, pretty and fun! I like the scored lines on the first project.

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  19. Great release - and what wonderful cards! Really like how you created the truck card!

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  20. Great cards! Really like your Car card!

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  21. Wonderful cards. I love the Old Fashioned Christmas set -- so classic.

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  22. Wonderful card designs with these sets.

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  23. All three of your cards are beautiful. I loved the foil added to the car. I always welcome ideas to use some of my foil stash.

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  24. I just love your car! The coloring of that card is just perfect! The other cards are terrific, as well!

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  25. Love your fabulous cards. Thanks for the creative design ideas.

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  26. The mistletoe card is my favorite! But the baby card is simply delightful!

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  27. You did a great job with your cards. The baby one catches my eye as I am a new Grammie of a 4 month old and your mistletoe card is soooo pretty.... tyfs :)

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  28. Beautiful cards Melanie. Love the mistletoe card.

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  29. What a cute baby card with the score lines reminding us of quilting. Love how the red on the mistletoe really makes it stand out.

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  30. Wonderfully sweet and festive cards! Beautiful designs and lovely inspiration.

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  31. Melanie...absolutely am in awe of your creativity and inspiration!! These are ALL so phenomenal!!

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  32. wow your cards are super - thanks for the ideas:)

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  33. Love the quilted effect. The truck card is my favorite.

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  34. Hi Melanie! Your cards are 100% pure sweetness!!! Sooooo simple, creative and fresh! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  35. Fantastic cards, Melanie! These stamp sets are so amazing.

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  36. Love your card sketches and you are always amazing.

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  37. Love your inspiration pieces they are just fantastic

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  38. Such beautiful designed cards!! Love the new stamps =)

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  39. Great stamps and great cards! I especially love the mistletoe!

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  40. Such beautiful cards-love the colors used on the mistletoe card!

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  41. Really gorgeous cards! Love the truck.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  42. As always your cards are fabulous. Thanks for your generous sharing

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  43. Love the stamp sets. Beautiful cards. Thank you

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  44. Too cute, thank you for some beautiful cards again.

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  45. Love the pop of red on the mistletoe with the red background. The snowflake background behind the car works perfectly.

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  46. wow all the cards are fantastic... I love the mistletoe one great Christmas card. Love Gina K stamps!!

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  47. Your cards are lovely. I especially like the mistletoe one - the image and the large scripty sentiment work so well together.

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  48. Love these!!! I think the car card is my favorite

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  49. Your Christmas cards are so beautiful and your baby card is so cute!

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  50. Beautiful cards!!! Love so much the third one!!!

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  51. Your truck card is FABULOUS! I love the background

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  52. Beautiful cards! I love the foil background and the coloring you did on the truck card!

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  53. love your use of foiling on the small elients.

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  54. The way you use these new products is just Amazing.Thanks for sharing your talent ❤️

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  55. Fantastic cards! I love the design with the car - so many great elements on that card!

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  56. Love all your cards Melanie! I love the card with the car and the one with the little icons that you quilted-Very sweet.

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  57. Just lovely! The car and the mistletoe are amazing!

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  58. Your cards are so great! I love the quilted effect on the baby card. :)

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  59. I love all of your design choices Melanie !

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