Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gina K. Inspirational Hop: Elegant Florals and Sentimental Holidays



The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops. 

I hope you have a nice warm cuppa ready, because I have quite a few samples! 

I love having a stash of birthday cards on hand. You never know when you are going to need to grab a gift card and stuff it in the mail! This elegant florals set allows me to use the beautiful versatile sentiments with some of the Gina K. paper to easily create a card. 

This first card uses some scraps and a cameo custom die cut leaf branch with some pretty purple buttons I found in my stash.


 Using that same sentiment, the look completely changes with a few random circles punched out with Gina K. paper and some fun & bright colors.


Same sentiment, completely different look. This was for a "Hippie" birthday party. Victoria said the birthday girl loved pink - so using the cameo, I customized a peace symbol and covered it in stickles. 


Finally, here are two simple cards which I created. Sympathy cards are so tough to make, but the soft look of the leaf branches and flowers and the beautiful font for the sentiment makes these cards so easy to create.


 

Sentimental Holiday in clear and red rubber is now available at Gina K. designs. It is my latest stamp set and I absolutely love creating with it....

This one is non-traditional holiday colors, but when it was done, I was so pleased! The sentiment is stamped in black and the tree in pistachio.
  

This was a super fun card to make - lots of buttons and a little sentiment from sentimental holidays! Super easy!


I guess I was on a kraft kick, huh? I created this simple card using sentimental holiday and some punched snowflakes, made with Gina K. designer paper and some small red buttons from my stash.


 It's all about the sentiment - but the dry pressure embossing sure is a fun look. Simple buttons and ribbon complete the card!







all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted
first five cards - all used Elegant Florals (sentiments and images) 

last four cards - all used Sentimental Holidays (sentiments and images) 

60 comments:

  1. Gosh, Beth! What a wonderful collection of cards. I love the way you used the pattern paper on the first cards and the sympathy cards are so beautiful. Love your new set and the great variety of ways it can be used. The button card rocks!

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  2. Wow Beth...that is a heck of a lot of inspiration in one post! Fabulous and I love the way you showed how using the same sentiment with different elements gives you a whole different look!!

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  3. You've been busy!! these are great!

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  4. Way to showcase the samples! Fun cards!

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  5. Beautiful inspiration cards! I love the different ways you put these together. You sure have been a busy girl! :)

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  6. What a wonderful selection of cards. Nice job.

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  7. You have been a busy girl for sure!! Love all your cards!

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  8. Love the samples. I think white and kraft are so elegant together.

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  9. love the CAS look of your cards :)

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  10. really like the look of your cards. Simple, easily achievable. Don't take this wrong, LOL, but sometimes cards people do are so incredibly fancy that there is no way I could do them. Yours give me ideas like, "I could do something similar with what I have" and I appreciate that. :)

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  11. Love your CAS cards, especially the button tree & snowflakes cards!

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  12. Wow, all fabulous cards, Bethie! Thanks for such a fabulous Sentimental Holiday stamp set ... it really helped me with my Advent calendar tags! Love all the wonderful sentiments and pretty fonts!

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  13. Beautiful cards for sure, love them all.

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  14. Thank you for the inspiration! I'm always needing a supply of cards for special occasions (even for my friends and family who ask if I have one handy they can swipe). These were so precious and simple...and using scraps and items on-hand! The wide variety is wonderful. Thanks again for sharing your gift.

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  15. Love love love the cards.. Just starting out.. Great examples to follow..

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  16. Love the button tree. I want to try that!

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  17. Wow! That WAS a lot of cards! Great sentiments and beautifully done.

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  18. Beth, you have terrific cards! I've been card-making for a year and it's great to have such beautiful inspiration. I really like the sentiments used for each card... sentiments are lacking from my anemic stamp sets.

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  19. I like the layering in the first card. I just started dabbling in card making and love the inspiration.

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  20. Wow, wow, wow! What a smorgasbord of cards and ideas. I am way behind on my Christmas cards and every idea helps. Gotta get crackin! Thanks.

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  21. I love the simplicity of your cards. Beautiful

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  22. That is a lot of cards! But I can see why - so versatile! The sentiments are wonderful!

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  23. that WAS a lot of cards and they were all amazing!

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  24. Great projects! Just got Sentimental Holiday and I love it! Elegant Florals is on my wish list so far. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  25. Whoa! What a gorgeous set of cards! Thanks for the ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Very creative and beautiful cards. The first birthday card is so simple and elegant- thank you for the idea!

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  27. Such a fun assortment of cards! I especially like the green sympathy card and the button Christmas tree!

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  28. That was alot of cards! lol They were all so beautiful!! Really LOVE your button tree, just saw one on another site, probably will make one too! Thanks for all that inspiration! :)

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  29. Love all your cards Beth, simply beautiful!!!

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  30. Lots of cards equals lots of eye candy! Thanks!

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  31. I really love the Christmas tree card! It is super cute! Thanks!

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  32. Everyone of your cards are just beautiful! I love that first Birthday wishes.

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  33. Wooo - look at all the cards, busy lady!!! Luv your CAS style!

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  34. Look at you go, girl! Wow, love all this eye cvandy. Fab job. Thanks for all the super ideas.

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  35. All your cards are beautiful! You were really busy. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  36. OMG, these cards are all stunning! What a wonderful smorgasbord of beautiful cards.

    These cards are all fabulously elegant, yet at the same time, simple. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  37. Wonderful display of cards, Beth. Love the non-traditional Christmas card.

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  38. Thanks for giving us a ton of inspiration with so many cards. They were all lovely.

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  39. Cradles my cuppa in my hands and the first card I see is breathtaking. I am in for a wonderfully long inspirational blog hop. Thanks so much Beth for the ideas.

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  40. Thanks for sharing all your ideas for so many wonderful ideas.

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  41. Wow........you were busy! Beautiful cards!

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  42. What an array of inspiration for us. They are all so stunning. I really like the sympathy card done in pistachio. I love the button christmas tree also, but I have found that they are so heavy to mail. Thanks so much for all your work you put into these for us viewers.

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  43. What an array of inspiration for us. They are all so stunning. I really like the sympathy card done in pistachio. I love the button christmas tree also, but I have found that they are so heavy to mail. Thanks so much for all your work you put into these for us viewers.

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  44. What a great idea to use buttons - I would never have thought of that. I really love the script in the sentiments. Lovely flourish which just makes the card.

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  45. Oh you have been busy indeed!!! What fun holiday cards!!!

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  46. Wow, you've been busy. Love the button tree and the big snow flakes.

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  47. Oh my goodness. You did a beautiful job and such a nice inspiration! Thanks.

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  48. I wish I used enough sense to make cards ahead of time! I'm inspired to do so now....thanks.

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  49. Great cards; love all the details and the non-traditional colors Christmas card.. TFS

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  50. Awesome cards...love everything about them. You are so talented, and thanks for sharing that.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  51. Lots of fun cards but my favorite is the sympathy card. That floral stamp set is PERFECT for this!

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  52. I wish my scrap cards looked like yours! The buttons are the bomb!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  53. Gorgeous cards!!! Love that last blue one. I really do not do many blue cards, but boy..that sure is pretty!! Well done and thank you for sharing!!

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