Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gina K. September Release Illustrator Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gina K. Designs September Release Illustrator Blog Hop! Today I will be showing you some samples from my latest stamp set. The set is called Wicked and it is a really fun group of Halloween images.

I have such fond memories of Halloween as a child. In Upstate New York, it could be 80 degrees during the elementary school parade on Halloween, but when you go trick-or-treating, you have to put on mittens and a winter coat under your costume!! Some things never change! I loved running across lawns, ringing doorbells, crunching leaves and gathering with friends to get bags full of candy!

The first card which I created is clean and simple. I wanted something that I could throw in the Boo! bag which I will give to my neighbors. 

This card uses a kraft base and some traditional Halloween colors. I love that smiling spider. Why can't spiders all be that cute? 

Here is another card which I can throw in the Boo! bag which I will give to the neighbors.  Simple and clean with a hint of bakers twine!

I have not made one of these bags in a long time - do you remember the BAG-A-LOPE? I used a legal size envelope, stamped with the stars from the set and added some Jelly bean green card stock to cover the top of the envelope and seal in the yummy chocolates.

A little chose up of the top of the bag-a-lope. The star is punched out sweet mango card stock. I stamped the large star with versamark and then poured fine glitter on the wet ink.

This year Halloween falls on a Wednesday. We have started new Halloween traditions in our neighborhood (a small dinner with the kids -- usually macaroni & cheese, hot dogs and cider donuts - then trick or treating). What are your favorite Halloween memories? Do you have any unusual Halloween traditions?

Let's keep rolling with the Hop

Gina K
Becky Oehlers (you came from here)

Beth Silaika (you are here)
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

Boo! Ghost Card 
Stamps: Wicked! by Gina K. designs
Paper: Sweet Mango
Ink: white, black
Misc: black and white bakers twine
Happy Halloween Spider Card 
Stamps: Wicked! by Gina K. designs
Paper: Kraft, Jelly Bean Green, Black, White
Ink: London Fog, Black, Tangelo
Misc: crimper, purple button, nestabilites, orange & white bakers twine, star punch

Boo! Night Sky Card 
Stamps: Wicked! by Gina K. designs
Paper: Vibrant Violet
Ink: white, black, elderberry
Misc: black and white bakers twine

Boo! Bagalope
Stamps: Wicked! by Gina K. designs
Paper: legal size white envelope, Jelly Bean Green, Sweet Mango
Ink: Tangelo, Black, versamark, glitter
Misc: black and white bakers twine, may arts ribbon, orange button


  1. Kraft card is my fave! Adorable set!

  2. They are all great Beth!! Perfect Halloween set!!!

  3. I love the font on the greetings in this one.

  4. Awesome CAS creations Beth! I totally love the black ribbon with these, you would think it would be too hard, but it really make its pop!!

  5. What a wonderful set for making Halloween cards. I love all your card creations too. thanks for sharing your talents today.

  6. Really sweet Halloween inspiration!! Love the simple cards for the gift bags. Thanks for sharing your fun projects.

  7. I really like this set. Cute stuff to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Love all of your cards and bag a lope. I think the smiling spider is very cute. Your design style is amazing!!!

  9. Very cute and clever designs, Beth! Love the new set!


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