Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gina K. Designs October 2017 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2 (Noelle Mouse, Purrfect Christmas & Scripty Holidays)



Today, The Cast and Crew for Gina K.Designs welcomes you to a blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by the illustration team from Gina K. Designs!  We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!






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. Ready for some inspiration? Here is the project I have created for today’s hop:


I am starting with Chris' set - This clean and simple design shows two of the cat images in the set. I stamped the mouse asleep on the back of one of the cats!  Ha ha!

 Another clean and simple card using Chris' set - I stamped the images in black and colored with spectrum noir. The ornaments and star were stamped with a gold pen.



Noelle is named after my niece!  She is a cutie pie and so is this stamp.  For this first card, I used a super wet watercolor brush and some white ink.  It wasn't dark enough so I sprinted on some white embossing powder and then it popped off the card like a snow splatter. I stamped the mouse, the hat and the candy cane. They were fussy cut and colored with spectrum noir markers. The sentiment was stamped and cut out, then adhered with a foam square.

This card was created with watercolor paper. I stamped Noelle first, then colored around her with watercolors and used a white gel pen to create the stars. Looked like a night sky to me! Noelle and the holly were colored with spectrum noir markers.


This clean and simple card was fun to color. I love Noelle peeking out from the top corner. The tree is super easy to color too!


This clean and simple card uses the sentiment from the new stamp tv kit and the present is from the Noelle Mouse set. The card possibilities are endless with the different stamps in the set!


Finally, I wanted to showcase the Scripty Holidays incentive set. This is a great set of four sentiments which pair so well with images from the Noelle Mouse set. I love the thought of sending a handmade card to my kids teachers during the holidays. I also have teacher aides, music teachers, select chorus teachers, bus drivers and swim coaches to make cards for.  While I love the multi layer cards - the extra time and effort it takes to make them is mind boggling when you take into account the amount of cards I would need to make.  I also like the idea of having my kids help out, so using a clean & simple design is the way to go.  For the next two cards, all you need is black ink and a pre-folded card (kraft or white). 

Stamp the sentiment and image in black and use either watercolors, markers or gel pens to color in the image. 

For this first card I used a kraft base and used spectrum noir markers to color in. 


This second card uses the sentiment from the Scripty Holidays incentive set. I used the ornament balls from the Noelle Mouse set and "hung them with care" right under the sentiment. I colored with spectrum noir markers in greens and reds. I left a small space to use a coordinating sparkle gel pen to "attach" it to the script. 

Both these examples could easily be replicated, especially using a misti!  Projects like these are also portable to swim meets, basketball tournaments, (insert weekend long sporting event with your kids).  


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die set as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section!

Now it is time to hop!




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60 comments:

  1. Awesome new set, Beth! Your little mouse is so cute. Love your samples, especially that fun splatter on kraft.

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  2. Too stinking cute, Noelle is! I LOVE how you did the white spattering around just her, awesome design!

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  3. Love your cards. So many cute ideas!

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  4. Absolutely love these examples. That mouse is adorable.

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  5. Wow - amazing cards to get me in the Spirit of the Holiday! Adorable inspiration!

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  6. everything single card is just adorable. You did great with both stamp sets.

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  7. Cute, cute cards and stamp sets. The cards are so fun and playful!

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  8. Really cute cards and stamp sets. Thanks for sharing...

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  9. Beautiful cards. Love the stamp sets

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  10. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I so enjoy the simple cards! I do not take kids everywhere, like you talk about, but always need simple. Cute mouse!

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  12. I don't think I can pick a favorite! I like simple! Sometimes, that's the only way I can get a card made (and even then I usually have silly mishaps!) Love the not a creature was stirring!

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  13. Clean and simple is right. These are fabulous.

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  14. Great cards. I really like how you hung the ornaments from the Scripty sentiment.

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  15. Such cute cards. So many adorable ideas for us to replicate. Thank you sharing your talents with us.

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  16. I love your new images. These will make a really cute pop-up card.

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  17. Cute and purrfect card designs.

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  18. So many wonderful ideas using these cute stamp sets.

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  19. oh my gosh,the mouse is adorable. love your cute cards!

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  20. Awesome cards, lots of inspiration!

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  21. Noelle Mouse is an adorable set. Your cards are so cute!

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  22. Another adorable set with your Noelle Mouse....and your cards are just darling.

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  23. Love the vast variety of your cards. They re so different and show how these sets can be used. Thanks for sharing:)

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  24. I'm a big fan of CAS and your cards are just adorable! My favorite is Noelle on kraft cardstock.

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  25. Love all your cards! And love this set - mine arrived yesterday! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. Your stamp set is soooo cute....could create dozens of cards using it...
    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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  27. Love all your cards Beth! That mouse is so cute and I love the ornaments hanging from the incentive stamp too! <3

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  28. CUTE cards! I especially love the mouse stamped on Kraft!

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  29. Such cute cards! that mouse is adorable! and love the tree!

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  30. I love CAS cards but am not that great at making them. Somehow I always think I have to fill the empty space. Yours are always lovely.

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  31. Super fun and adorable cards!

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  32. Your cards are so whimsical--the mouse looking in from the side, the gifts with twirled up ribbon, and the ornaments on the ends of the sentiment. Your designed set of Noelle Mouse has a happy feel to it. I also love the one layer cards that look great.

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  33. Beth, that is the cutest mouse ever! Your cards using the incentive stamp set or so simple in classy!

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  34. Love the cards ... the detail on the stamps is amazing

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  35. Very cute and wonderful simple stamped cards

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  36. Wow! Lots of cards and inspiration :D I like the tip for making white splatters...yours look super. Great cards. Noelle Mouse is an adorable set!
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  37. These really are super cute. Very tempting. Love the script.

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  38. Cute cards. Noelle is just adorable!

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  39. I love your super cute cards, simply and very very nice!

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  40. Those are the cutest cards ! Thanks so much for sharing AND the instructions! Soooo cute!

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  41. Adorable and super cute Xmas cards!!! New stamps are so lovely!!!

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  42. What a fun set, I have a friend who loves cats. I've forward these to her.

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  43. Your Day 1 cards are great for making lots of cards alike for friends.

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  44. Fantastic cards! I love all the clean and simple designs you used!

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  45. Such a cute little mouse....Noelle? Cute name ....if that is correct. Thank you for sharing all of these adorable cards....

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  46. Such sweet cards. I love the clean and simple designs.

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  47. Great cards love your cas style

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  48. Love the clean, simple lines of your cards.

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