July 9, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspirational Blog Hop Day One





 Today I am sharing a few cards from Gina K’s newest release.  Be sure to catch all the other samples from the Design Team today  –  And make sure to check out all the new stamps on the All New page!!


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 deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!



 My first card uses Tami's new Grand Tags set.  I have a quick tip showing how I used this stamp with the Labels Twenty Two die set from Spellbinders to get an evenly spaced image on my die cut.

 I find that stamping the image onto your paper first, then placing the die on the paper will always produce a perfectly centered image.   (Just make sure to flip back over when running through your Grand Calibur™) Using removable tape to hold the die in place while cutting.  Here you can see the stamped image, and then a blue circle over the middle- I have my most commonly used dies pre cut so I can measure whether it will fit an image or sentiment on any item I am working on. Here I want to use a white circle in the middle for my sentiment, so I am measuring which one fits.  This circle is too large, so I try the next one down in size.
 Here you can see I Have the correct circle.  The die number is written on my circle so I can quickly find it and rub both through at the same time.

 For my next card, I am using Melanies fun new border set, Pretty Patterns.  Patterns are my favorite type of stamp.  They are so versatile and timeless.  I lean towards circles, so I picked that to work with.  The main border alone is great, but paired up with the circle fillers and outlines, the possibilities are endless.  And in clear, a snap to line everything up!

 


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81 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Awesome cards, AJ! I love the way you popped up a portion of the Pretty Patterns border.

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love your cards!! I really like the blue and white colors together.

Melanie said...

That is super cool the way you spotlighted that! Niiiice :-)

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful cards AJ ! Cool use of the spellbinders with that set and love how you used Mel's set!

Pam Tiedtke said...

VERY Pretty cards!! TFS

RuthAnn said...

These new stamp sets are great, and give alot of inspiration to
create. Thanks for sharing

itzamitzi said...

Great stamps sets and I went crazy for your Pretty Patterns card.

Granny said...

Very nice card. This stamp set is a must have.

--Marcy said...

Nice - Really like the "jump out" pretty patterns

Vicki said...

the color choice is perfect. I wasn't sure about getting these sets, you made my decision for me!!!! I want both sets now.

Tina said...

LOVE how you used Mel's set!! And the rhinestones are fab!! Great tut on Tami's set as well!

Lori said...

Pretty cards AJ!!

Olga said...

The cards are very nice!

Teri said...

Cool cards!

Naomi said...

OOOH, I love that last card with the circles... very retro and cool. I've gotta get this set!

Kaye Lindley said...

I like both cards! I really like the circles stamp! I seen it 2 ways here & love it!

Victoria H. said...

How creative and fun cards! Love how you spotlighted the pattern card.

Maxine #6215 said...

I so love the fact that the stamps coordinate with Spellbinders dies.

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Cheryl S. said...

Two terrific cards. I always love when the stamps coordinate with the Spellbinder dies - makes my life so much easier.

Sharon Roselli said...

thanks for the ideas on dies already to cut both. love your cards.

catdidit said...

Such gorgeous CAS creations as usual AJ! Really love the design of the 2nd one!

terri feierabend said...

I love everything you did with both these cards.

Debbie Bradford said...

What great ideas you shared with us! Thank you for your tutorial and the beautiful cards!

naneruth said...

Lovely cards!

Becky said...

Both of these are lovely.

NJMullins said...

veautiful and clean cards! Thanks!

jodyleblanc said...

I love your card and i love the saying "Blessed be ties that bind Generations" Lovely.

Jingle said...

These are fabulous!

Julie said...

Love your cards, one is classical, the other is whimsey.

Julie said...

Love your cards, one is classical, the other is whimsey.

verna garrison said...

i really like usage of the dies .
i have several but not this one..
My want list is GETTING LONG!!
Now another one for dies...!!keep up the good work ,love all the cards.
Verna Garrison

Tosha said...

The new border set is a fun set that has so many possiblities and you have really hit the mark with your card, thanks for the share.

meemee48 said...

Your color choices show cased these stamp sets beautifully!

Joan said...

Beautiful cards. I love the way the pretty patterns line up. Thank you for sharing.

Katherine said...

Ooh la la! Both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards.Thanks for the tip on using the dies.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the great samples! The one w/ Pretty Patterns reminds me of spotlighting...neat! :)

Kelly said...

Lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

Janice said...

Pretty cards!

Kay S said...

Beautiful cards. I love the light blue background you used on the first one and the clever way you added the lines and circles on the focal piece of the second card. Thanks for the great tip on cutting out samples of the most used dies. That would be very helpful for sizing and lining things up.

Tami B. said...

Love what you did with the Pretty Patterns set!

gobluektb05 said...

I like how you lined up the stamped images of the white card stock over the bottom layer.

Christina P. said...

Nice cards and great ideas.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous samples!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! I do like the Pretty Patterns stamp set! I cut out patterns of my dies also and it is a big help!

Billie Dee said...

Beautiful cards! I like the way you did the design stamp as a window.

Pamela Selinski said...

Amazing cards. Those labels are so cool and I especially love the card that you made using Melanies set

Joyce T. said...

nicely done. thanks for sharing.

MyAuntKath said...

I really like your samples! The colors are so pretty on both of them. Thanks for showing how you plsce the dies! Any tips are always appreciated.

Ravengirl said...

Great samples! I love the color combination on your second, yum!

ajax said...

Great cards. I do love the dies and the coloring. Thanks

Beverly Perdue said...

Thanks for the great tips and for sharing your ideas!

Gayle said...

Great cards, AJ. Love the pretty patterns and how you lined it all up....very cool idea.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Wonderful cards. Like ow you did the circle pattern. Thanks for the tips too

Elizabeth said...

Very cool cards.

Robin said...

Just beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the clean and simple way you did the pattern papers one as well with just a touch of bling. Outstanding!

Linda said...

Love those border stamps. Great cards

Sharon said...

Great cards love your pretty patterns! Thanks for the tip on the stamping with dies

Carol said...

Great new sets and some fab ideas for using the stamps!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Golda said...

Love these! The second one is fantastic!

Mama said...

Simple but beautiful!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

These are great sets and you really showed them off. Thanks for the inspiration.

~ Connie said...

Great samples! Thanks for the tips on how to use with the Nesties. Love the CAS designs.

Kristen said...

Great cards! So very pretty.

Sandy said...

Nice cards - LOVE the circle card!

Anonymous said...

I really like the second card. It has a great layout and the little jewels really brighten it up.

S. Carter

Rosy Newlun said...

Lovely cards, AJ! & thank you for the tips using the dies (always appreciated!) Great ideas - looks like another way to spotlight on the circles stamp :) beautiful!

sunnyrc2001 said...

Love how your first card came out.And the 2nd one with patterns is inspiring me to use pattern stamps again

alex said...

Super card, especially love the Grand Tags card, and a great tip on cutting it out, thank you for sharing :-)

Doris W. said...

Nice cards! I like how you spot highlighted circles in the pattern card.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE the Pretty Patterns card, so VERY clever!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the tip for pre-cut die shapes. That's a great time saver. I like the C&S style of your second card.

windinstarsranch said...

love the border cards these are turning out to be so inspirational.

Judy Scott said...

Love the tag card and the tip on cutting it out

simplyhuffman said...

Great card designs. Can I steal them? ;)

Linda R. said...

Very pretty cards...Thanks for showing us how you made them!

Deborah said...

All your cards are lovely great job!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards! Love the color combos, and how you lined up the circle pattern!

Karen Roth said...

Really cute cards, especially the just a note one!

Thanks for sharing the tip :o) {{{hugz}}}