Monday, September 23, 2013

Gina K September Release Blog Hop: Day 1




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 StampTV a few days after the hops.

For my first project I am using the Winter Blocks stamp set.  At first look, this is a set that would make fabulous Christmas Cards.  However is does has great sentiments and the dotted stamp line, that would lend itself to make terrific birthday cards.  I challenged myself to create a card that could be for a male or female.  For some reason making masculine cards is very difficult for me.  But by sticking to a fairly neutral color palette with a pop of red, I was able to create a wonderful gender neutral card.

I think the theme for today's post is non-traditional lol.  Here using the Let It Snow stamp set, I made a non-traditional Holiday gift tag.  Nontraditional meaning the kraft & browns with a little bit of red, not the red & green that traditionally symbolizes Christmas colors.  With all of the beautiful new ink colors from Gina K, I was having a little too much fun.  Instead of using the snowflakes, I was drawn towards the branch and berries images, and the Happy Holidays sentiment.


Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:
Sept 23rd - Winter Blocks and Let It Snow

Material Used:
Gina K Let It Snow stamp set
Gina K Winter Blocks stamp set
Gina K assorted inks
Gina K red gingham ribbon
pattern paper
kraft cardstock
brown card stock
corner rounder

55 comments:

Melanie said...

the branch background is very cool! The little ribbon treatment is so delicate and sweet!

Theresa Momber said...

Very cool branch background! Wonderful projects!

Barbara said...

Love that gender neutral card! I have trouble with masculine cards too, so this is so exciting. Love the tag as well. Thanks!

Kathy W. said...

Great cards and I love the idea for a tag..thanks so much :)

Tami Priebe said...

love the branches especially using different colors, beautiful!!

Dana D. said...

Great card and I love your tag.

KathR said...

Love the branch idea , so simple yet so effective, great cards!..

Barbara Hale said...

Very cool use of the chevron image - love that card and I can always use new design ideas for birthday cards!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the branch idea! Great colors used and stamping the words several times makes for a great card.

Debbie Corbari said...

Oooo...the branch tag...very cool! I love the happy birthday card too!

Olga said...

Your cards are very cute!

Sharon said...

Love the tag - the colors and branches with berries - so unique!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love your card and tag. Both are very unique!

Mom M said...

OOOHHHH...love the tag, among other things :)

KraftyKim said...

Loving the branch tag

Susan White said...

That Tag is beautiful!! I love the masculine card, I also struggle to make this type of card.

Oneofakind said...

Love the chevron paper and the tag is so nice with the "Happy Holidays".

Terri said...

Love the tag with the branch and the Happy Holiday stamping. Very pretty.

Von said...

Ohhhh wow -- fantastic card with the neutral palette and pop of red -- brilliant!! Love the gift tag -- just beautiful !

Ann Lee said...

Designs are well thought out and beautiful!

Carole Renneker said...

Love the branch tag that bg is so awesome and the birthday card is so classy! Thanks for the inspirations.

Neesey said...

Lovin the branches. Nice use of color. TFS

Scrapacat said...

Oh so elegant! I need to start making gift card holders, thanks for the reminder!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lovely cards in those non-tradtional colors! Perfect!

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome cards love the colors and the layering. thanks for shairng

Nanette said...

Gorgeous! I love the gift tag.

lamepaw said...

Love this tag. I can just see something like this on my packages this year! THANKS!

Cindy M said...

I always have trouble with masculine cards too, this design is perfect!!

Donna Phelan said...

I LOVE your Holiday tag! It's wonderful!

Auntie Em said...

Very pretty cards! I like how you met the challenge with the lovely birthday card. The little red berries on the branch are perfect.
Thanks for sharing your pretty designs! :)

Glenna Anderson said...

Lovely cards!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I like how you used the branch for the background.

Cheryl S. said...

Awesome birthday card and the tag is very pretty.

Cheryl S. said...

Awesome birthday card and the tag is very pretty.

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

Great idea to make a birthday card and a tag! Love your creativity! Very nice!

Pat Jandacek said...

Nice cards and I like the example that the designs can be used for other than the expected Christmas season.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Like the neutral colors and the red. Thanks for showing a non wintery birthday card with the snowflake blocks set.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! These are outstanding. I really love that branch designed background card. but both are super wonderful!

Tammie Lien said...

Love them both.Lots of inspiration...Thanks for sharing and hugs:)

Pixie said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing

Gayle said...

Gorgeous birthday card showing more depth to this set.

Lee said...

Very cool Latisha! I love that green and red birthday design!!

Pamela Selinski said...

I love that you did something other than Christmas cards. I love your birthday card design .

Lagene said...

Great card & I especially love the gift tag!

Sue D said...

I like your card and tag made with this set.

scout voss said...

That tag is so cute!! I love the branches they really get me into the christmas spirt. I hope you have a great week!! Thanks for sharing! Scout

Julie S. said...

Great cards, I especially like the style of the first one.

Lorraine said...

Great cards. Loved how you repeated the sentiment.

Kitty said...

Very pretty card and tag

Blessings,
Kathleen

dskene said...

I like non-traditional! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl Depler said...

Very nice. Really sweet and clean. Thanks.

Lynne said...

Works for both genders. well done

Sean Fetterman said...

Latisha.....these are so gorgeous! I love them!!!!! Hugs! Seanie

Elizabeth said...

Very nice cards.

Ava Gavloski said...

two very different cards and wow you showcased the stamps really well

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