July 31, 2013

CardMaker Fabulous Frames Blog Hop




Good morning!  Today several members of the CardMaker Blog team and Gina K. Designs team are  showcasing stamps used in Melanie Muenchinger's newest book Fabulous Stamped Frames, published byAnnie's. This cardmaking tutorial book features 36 projects using seven of Melanie's bold and line art frame stamp sets from Gina K. Designs.  These versatile sets each contain a frame stamp large enough to fill an A2 card front, which can be rotated portrait or landscape style, along with coordinating images and sentiments, that allow both beginners and advanced crafters to enjoy endless design possibilities for year-round themes, occasions and styles. Not all sets are needed to get a ton of instruction and ideas from this book! Melanie challenged us to each put our own spin on one of the sets, so we hope you enjoy what you see today!  She and Gina will be sharing videos as well to show more of the book and some of the stamps in action.

 I thought I would show how versatile this set could be by using it two different ways-

First up using the various elements that come with the set I created my background pattern, and finished it off with the sentiment popped up on a die cut.

Second, I used the frame portion stamp of the set and colored in the various boxes with Gelatos to give it a bright watercolor wash look using the frame in its intended purpose.   


 Here are the images that are included in this stamp set:



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  http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6ixzDcyR4Mk/UewetvIq2oI/AAAAAAAANew/7e4Z9GzGf3k/s640/FSF.jpg





There is also a prize! A gift certificate to use on any sets, templates, digital paper or studio cut files in Melanie's line of Gina K. Designs products.  To enter, leave a comment on the blogs in our hop today.   One commenter will be randomly chosen and posted Friday on Gina's Blog.  The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.  Finally, all seven sets frame stamp sets are all on sale for the first time ever. Take this opportunity to stock up on your favorites or complete your collection.  See full details for the prize and the sale on Gina's blog.

Please enjoy the hop!  Good luck on winning the gift certificate!  Thanks for hopping today!






enjoy!

Stamps- Inspiration Mosaic Gina K Designs
Inks- Memento Ink from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Spellbinders dies
3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Gelatos® Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

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70 comments:

crafty1964 said...

You are right! These stamps are very versatile. Loving your inspiration! -Tina

Unknown said...

very nice stamps, you can do so much

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Beth said...

very versatile -- Clean & Simple -- then bold and busy!

Barbara said...

I like the watercolor look on that card. Amazing how they all look different when using different ideas.

Julie Allen said...

Thanks for showing me the different ways to use this stamp. I don't have the talent to see those things without your kind of help.

Betty said...

Great inspiration.

Theresa Momber said...

Fantastic cards! I love how you did the first one for a totally different look. Great versatility.

RedGem said...

Great cards... I just love gelatos and now some great inspiration.

Nana Griffin said...

Great idea!

ET said...

Love the gelato colored mosaic.

Gabi said...

Love your cards!! Simply perfect!

Directmailscrapper said...

Another great use for those Gelatos I bought and don't know how to use! Thanks for the inspiration!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful designs to show how versatile and beautifully they can be used in creations. I love them both, but that clean and simple first one really catches my eye.

catdidit said...

AWEsome AJ! Love the circles and the gelatos used on the mosaic are gorgeous!

dskene said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like how you used gelatos on the second one.

Anna Jernigan said...

Love the Gelatos, and never thought to use them with this set.
This hop is so much fun. Learning new things at every stop.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Melanie said...

That is a great looking CA with the dots!

elizabeth said...

Great cards. Love the gelato colors you used.

Jingle said...

Your cards are great! I really love the second one! Great design!

Stephanie McKnight said...

Simple card, but outstanding! I like the use of watercolors....love that look! I am glad I ordered this stamp set already! Thank you!

Susan White said...

I love that you used the set without the frame to show versatility!! I love Gelatoes but never thought to use them this way. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Carla said...

You did an excellent job of showing off this set! Both of these cards are fantastic and doable!

Mary said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Thank your for your beautiful work.

Judy said...

Two options! So simple and colorful. Inspiration galore!

nzillingworth said...

LOVING THE CLEAR AND COLOURFUL CARDS. SMASHING STAMPS.

Lynne said...

A great set with so many options.

Kristen V said...

How clever using the stamp as you did in the first card. Both cards turned out great!

Sue said...

love them both.

Sue said...

love them both.

Dee said...

This is one very interesting blog hop! How versatile the stamp sets are! Very nice.

MsJudyC said...

Terrific cards, CAS.

Bea Connor said...

Great cards!

Unknown said...

love the gelatos!
thanks
Holly

Julie Pluemer said...

Very nice cards

Doris W. said...

Love the inspiration!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Neat cards. I like the look of the coloring with gelatos.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for some great ideas on this blog hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy M said...

Great cards, enjoying the many different techniques for the framed stamps!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great card! I love seeing all the different ways this set can be used. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Donna Phelan said...

Pretty cards. Love the CAS style and then how the Gelatos POP on your 2nd one....well done!

Carole Renneker said...

Clean and simple. Very nice.

Ann Lee said...

Like the mosaic! I'll have to check out those markers!

Parker said...

I really love both cards, but I keep going back to the simplicity of the little circles on the first one. Super looks.

Julie S. said...

Great cards! I enjoy coloring those blocks with markers, it's a great look. And I really like how you used that circle stamp on the first card, I wouldn't have thought of that.

Judy Sander said...

I learn something new every time! And, have never tried "gelatos", which sound interesting. Great ideas here.

Theresa said...

Nice job!

Peggy M said...

would be hard to buy just 1 frame stamp

Tami B. said...

This set is absolutely fantastic and both of your cards prove that.

Mspollycrafter said...

So many ways to use these stamp sets.

Victoria H. said...

I wouldn't have thought to create a background with that set...awesome! The color combination of the gelatos has a fresh feeling.

itzamitzi said...

Always nice to see different ways to use a set. Thanks.

Janis said...

Loving how it works with the CAS style of the first one!
<3 J

weechi2 said...

What a creative card using the circles. The other card with the blue squares is so cheerful.Like them both very much

Ea Christiansen said...

So versatile and two great cards.
Hugz
Ea

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great cards. Love the circles and colors.

TFS An'Jenic

Brooke said...

Awesome cards! I love the look of coloring with the gelatos!

calamity jane said...

Wow!! I loved seeing how you used the various elements in this set!

Ravengirl said...

Well done! I love the mosiac background!

Ravengirl said...

Well done! I love the mosiac background!

windinstarsranch said...

cas and interesting too.

gobluektb said...

I like your second card. It reminds me of the Partridge Family tv show. :)

Judy Woodland said...

Really awesome cards. Great use of the stamps, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Judy Tuck said...

Great cards and wonderful sets!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards! Love the background you created on your first card! And thank you for showing me what gelatos are like!

Kailash said...

Fabulous sets, love how you showcased the images!!

Linda w said...

Both cards show wonderful ways to use this set. Love them.

gettin' inky...

Kitty said...

Beautiful

Kathleen

Lee said...

Very cool and clean AJ!!!! Nice!!

--Marcy said...

Great work!