December 4, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspirational Hop Day two

Welcome to day two of our Inspirational Hop!


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 just happened to have a group of friends over to make Christmas Cards not too long back, so I managed to knock out a few using this new set Sentimental Holiday from Beth.  Here's a set of four I did, changing the sentiments and card bases only.  They all use the same patterned paper.

 I don't do well with mass production, and actually I have always mailed photo cards!(Shhh...) So I thought I would change it up this year! 

 Each card has a different sentiment, arrangement of patterned paper strips, and bases.


And because I am going to be mailing these, I kept them relatively flat.  I ended up embossing just the edge on the left side of each one for a little more pop.

 This card was a product of using up my scraps! I had this die cut already done, along with the white piece behind it, so I decided to use it up! along with the fun holly leaves.

And the last of these cards, I used Gina's Merry Little Christmas Patterned paper pack along with the star from the set.  The patterned paper looks as if it was meant to work with this star!

And lastly, I have a card using Theresa's new set Elegant Florals.  I love the silhouette flowers in this set, so versatile!


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56 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Look at you cranking out the Christmas cards! Love that band of embossing in the card set. Fabulous samples!

Carolyn King said...

Love these, AJ. The Christmas cards are awesome--love that idea with all the patterned paper strips. *psst...I do photo cards too! (eekkk!)
Beautiful card using Theresa's set and I love the glittery star card!

Melanie said...

I really like those banner cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely use of the banners! Great samples~

Jingle said...

SERIOUSLY! I love ALL of these! The banner design is just fantastic and I am so loving the All Is Bright design, too! Great cards!

Card Crafty Club said...

I love the banners AJ! All of your cards are beautiful!

Beth said...

FAN-friggin-tastic use of scraps and pattern paper! <3

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards AJ!!

Divinity said...

great bunch of cards! i love your set of four -- very CAS and looking lovely! :)

Lagene said...

Great cards! Love those banners!

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous Christmas card designs, AJ!

Connie Gage said...

Very beautiful cards. Love them.

Deb said...

I love the "mass production" style. I get to "play" with girls 8-12 each week, and several weeks ago, we were asked to make cards for the primary leader at church. The girls LOVED card making. This with spellbinders and a few simple cuts will make it even more fun for them. Can't wait till our next session of cardmaking..

Cindi Hall said...

Love all of these cards~ Merry Christmas!

Kathryn A said...

Great inspiration, here! Thanks :)

Lee Reed said...

Thank you! You've just solved my dilemma over cards this year. Something that can be done fairly quickly without looking "mass produced"! Your "scrap" card also gives me quick ideas for those special cards.

Melissa Green said...

I like the simplicity and versatility of the first card. Using the same design with different sentiments worked great.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, you sure came up with some wonderful ideas for these stamp sets. I so enjoyed them all.

Beastybunny said...

The cards are fantastic! Fabulous work!

naneruth said...

lovely ideas.

--Marcy said...

Aren't these new stamp sets wonderful! Nice cards and ideas!

mermaid fenicia said...

I love all those cards ^_^

dklessig said...

I love how simple the cards, easy to produce many.

Joyce T. said...

pretty cards.

Parker said...

Really like the banner cards. Your colors are so soft and subtle.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for the great CAS inspiration.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Now these cards are downright awesome!!! Love your holiday cards and you're in good company when it comes to photo cards...we all need one less task at Christmas so if it's photo cards to the rescue, hey, they work great!:)

Vanna B said...

Having the one corner rounded adds such a differnt touch to the entire card- Very well done.. TFS!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, love all these great cards! I especially love the CAS cards with the three patterned paper banner strips!

Donna Phelan said...

Love your CAS Holiday cards, very pretty!

Lori said...

They are all beautiful AJ!!

Rebecca Currey said...

These are very nice!

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, AJ - love the patterned pennants and your CAS style. Congrats on Cardmaker, too!!!!!

Penny Odell said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the set of cards with the banners, and your holly is so cute.

KraftyKim said...

Love your cards they are very pretty.

Marsha said...

A whole page of beauty. Wonderful ideas.

Sylvia said...

Wonderful set of cards! Perfect gift for someone special. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl Wright said...

Your cards are all absolutely stunning! I loooove how you've embossed just a small area on the first three cards. As you said, it really makes them pop!

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations.

Gayle said...

awesome cards, AJ, love the patterned papers.

mtscrapgal said...

Great design for mass production of cards.I finally finished mine the other day. I counted 15 different operations-stamping, die-cutting, layering,punching, xyroning, stickles, embossing. I'm going C&S next year for sure.Enjoyed your other cards too. The holly one is my fave.Thanks

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards!

Sherry Butcher said...

TFS your cards and ideas. I do cards for just a few people so they are each different, I like your idea.
avonsherry2003 at yahoo dot com

itzamitzi said...

Great cards! I have some Washi tapes that will help me CASE your first cards, and I really like the one with the holly and the eyelet circle. Wonder how I can make that one work for me. Hmmm?

ajax said...

Mass producing, i love it. Your cards are so great and it's good to see some we can use scraps on. Thank you for your ideas.

Deb E said...

Lovely, striking looking cards.

Lee said...

Eeks! Totally sweet designs....I LOVE that holiday card set!

Kitty said...

Just lovely

Blessings,
Kat

elizabeth said...

These are all just lovely. Love the simple holiday set at the beginning.

Barb said...

so simple but lovely.

Susan Jacobs said...

These are really cute.

Pat Jandacek said...

All great cards. Especially like the rounded corner on the first card and the fact that it would be a great one to mass produce on short notice (I think!).

Jo4Him said...

Super cards; love all the details. TFS

Marianne said...

i love your cards. So inspiring...maybe i should just go craft instead of looking further. Thanks for sharing.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Karenladd said...

Love love love those patterned paper strips with the stamp sets! So fun and cheery!

Kris in Alaska said...

I wish I could knock out cards that look like yours!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com