Gina K. Designs November Release Day 2 + Giveaway

It is a gloomy, rainy fall day here in Wisconsin which makes it the perfect day to share some wintry Christmas cards.

Welcome to day two of the Blog Hop! Today the design team is featuring “A Very Merry Christmas”, a gorgeous hand lettered set by my sister, Emily Loggans.

And the beautifully drawn “Snow Birds” by Alicia.

Here are some cards I made with Emily’s set. I love that glittery ornament topper. Anything glittery catches my eye. I wanted to make the background and the base of the card in silver glitter paper, then I realized that may be a little much so I resorted to just the topper. But technically, there can NEVER be enough glitter am I right? Except my boyfriend doesn’t think so. The other night I told him he had a little speck of glitter on his face and he made like I told him a piranha was chewing his face off. I guess some guys don’t get the obsession.

I also made a simple Christmas Tag and used Perfect Pearls to accent the little berries. I may have been too presumptuous (let’s be honest, I was too impatient haha) and grabbed the tag too early and put it in my backpack. The little berries suffered a little smooshing, but they still look like berries so I’m happy!

I painted this little bird with watercolor. Look at how sweet his little face looks? Alicia did such a wonderful job at making these birds look lifelike.

I also made one card with the new incentive. I have others made though that I can’t wait to share with y’all!

Go take a look at the amazing projects done by other members of the Gina K. team! Don’t forget to comment on each blog so you are in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Thanks y’all for stopping by! ❤️🤟🏽

Hugs,

Han

Gina

Arjita

Beth

Donna

Emily

Hannah – You are Here!

Karen

Lisa

Melanie

Mindy

Rema

Sheri

Susie

Gina K. Designs November Release + Giveaway

The day is here, y’all! My new Christmas stamp set is finally available for purchase!

It is called Old Fashioned Christmas. You can either purchase just the stamp set singly or the stamp and die bundle. I love the big images you can color on this set. The possibilities are endless!

And this is Reasons to Celebrate, Gina’s absolutely adorable and versatile new stamp set to use with the Wreath Builder.

And here are some cards I made using my Old Fashioned Christmas set:

For the first card, I colored the truck with Copics. I didn’t want to take away from the plaid background, while making sure to give detail to the image, so I colored the truck in monochromatic grays. I then cut a Hero Arts word die out of some gold glitter paper for the greeting.

This next card I watercolored using my Prima Marketing Watercolor Pans. I used another Hero Arts word die for the greeting. You may wonder why I didn’t color in the centers of the Christmas Roses. Well, guys, I am wondering the same thing myself. It was 3 in the morning and I don’t take responsibility for anything I do at 3 in the morning haha.

These next two cards were made using Gina’s new wreath builder set. I love that I’m able to create cute cards for people with new pets!

Go take a look at the amazing projects done by other members of the Gina K. team! Don’t forget to comment on each blog so you are in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Thanks y’all for stopping by! ❤️🤟🏽

Hugs,

Han

Hannah Schroepfer – You are Here!

Gina K.

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell

Donna Idlet

Emily Loggans

Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick

Melanie Muenchinger

Mindy Eggen

Rema Deleeuw

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore

Gina K Designs September Release Day Three + Giveaway

Well everyone… It is officially the last day of the September Release. It’s sad that it’s coming to an end, but don’t worry! Later this month we are having another one and I get to release a Christmas stamp set I designed!!

Today the designers are featuring the beautiful new StampTV Kit called Fruit of the Season.

It comes with two gorgeous stamp sets along with the coordinating dies. AND a beautiful collection of paper that will go fabulously with the projects you create with this new kit.

For my first card, I stamped the poinsettias with Red Velvet Ink, then sponged the leaves in Fresh Asparagus.

I cut them out and adhered them to a Kraft card base that I spruced up using the Elegant Script Background Stamp.

(By the way, I took a major chunk out of my day in attempting to translate what this background stamp’s script was saying, only to come to the conclusion that it is mainly gibberish. Just in case you were curious or wondering too.)

I stamped on a greeting, then splashed some gold Perfect Pearls on the top of the card to give extra sparkle.

I used the Elegant Script stamp again for this card. I created a background using that stamp, then stamping a bunch of other images from the set onto the piece of Cardstock. I did a lot of ink blending to give a more realistic effect. I took vellum and heat embossed a greeting from the kit in gold. I love how elegant this stamp set is paired with that script background stamp.

I basically just heat embossed all the snowflakes in white for this card, then took various watercolors to create a gorgeous blue background.

This is a free hand landscape design I created. I’m so in love with how it turned out. I used one of the greetings from the kit because it fit on this card perfectly!

Now I will be sharing a couple cards I made with the new incentive set.

I’m not even a coffee drinker, but this set is absolutely adorable! Everyone tries to make me drink coffee. But I look at all these obsessed coffee drinkers around me (my boyfriend used to drink 6 pots a day) that get migraines if they don’t feed their addiction. So I just sit back and take another sip of my tea and refuse the influence.

I made a background for this card using different colored Distress Inks to make it look like coffee spilled on the paper. I then colored the cups in with my Copics.

I used my Copics to color a background for this card. How cute is that greeting?? And you can get this set absolutely FREE with a purchase of $75 on the Gina K website!

Go take a look at the amazing projects done by other members of the Gina K. team! Don’t forget to comment on each blog so you are in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Thanks y’all for stopping by! ❤️🤟🏽

Hugs,

Han

Gina K

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Cathy Tidwell

Debrah Warner

Donna Idlet

Emily Loggans

Hannah Schroepfer

Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick

Melanie Muenchinger

Mindy Eggen

Rema Deleeuw

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore

Gina K Designs September Release Day Two + Giveaway

Welcome to Day Two of the Blog Hop! I had so much fun creating with these next two sets we are featuring today. I made quite a few cards, but I didn’t wake up in time to take pictures of them all. I was up late studying and I guess my alarm didn’t sound loud enough for my sleeping ears to hear haha. I’ll be sharing them very soon, however.

Rustic Autumn is the first set.

I was able to do so much with the barn image. I am a country girl through and through, and that barn is something I know I’ll be using quite often on my cards.

For my first card, I watercolored a scene using the barn (of course) and trees. I painted it to look like a sunset with stars speckled in the sky.

For this card I stamped the three different sized leaves all over a piece of scalloped border Cardstock. My intention was to color each of the leaves, but when I saw it in the monochromatic style I really liked it. So I decided to leave it as it was. I cut down a piece of vellum and heat embossed one of the greetings in gold.

This next beautiful set is called Something Good.

I did A LOT of fussy cutting for this first card. When I say a lot I really do mean it. It greatly tested my patience. I’ve gotta learn patience sometime, right?

This last card was extremely simple. I just heat embossed both of the images in gold and splashed some blue watercolor around it. It was so quick and easy to make.

Go take a look at the amazing projects done by other members of the Gina K. team! Don’t forget to comment on each blog so you are in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Thanks y’all for stopping by! ❤️🤟🏽

Hugs,

Han

Theresa Momber

Lisa Hetrick

Gina K

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Cathy Tidwell

Debrah Warner – Guest Designer

Donna Idlet

Emily Loggans

Hannah Schroepfer – You are Here!

Karen Hightower

Melanie Muenchinger

Mindy Eggen

Rema Deleeuw

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore

Gina K Designs September Release Day One + Giveaway

Welcome to day one of the September Release Blog Hop! I love Release days. It is one of my favorite times of the month.

Today I am featuring cards I made with the Men of Faith Stamp Set and the Mandala Maker.

As you all are I am sure aware, the Wreath Builder was a revolutionary product to card making. It makes life so much simpler. This stamp set goes with the Wreath Builder to create gorgeous Mandalas that you can color, ink blend, and design to make any look you desire!

For my first card, I stamped out my Mandala design on Heavy Base Weight White Cardstock in Amalgam Ink and then colored it with Copic markers. I then cut it out with some scissors and attached it to a Kraft card base with a greeting at the bottom.

For my next card, I stamped my design in many different colors. I ink blended with various ink cubes to create a multi-colored affect.

Then I created another Mandala design colored with Copic markers.

My next cards are featuring the Men of Faith stamp set.

I love all the wonderful, masculine greetings in this set. There aren’t many manly sets out there, which makes this one a must have!

I used Distress Oxide Ink blending for my first card. I masked the man image with masking paper and took my different colored Distress Oxides to make a colorful background.

I used both sets to create this next card. These greetings are so versatile!

And this is a greeting I created from the Men of Faith stamp set for when you just aren’t feeling parenthood haha.

Go take a look at the amazing projects done by other members of the Gina K. team! Don’t forget to comment on each blog so you are in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Thanks y’all for stopping by! ❤️🤟🏽

Hugs,

Han

Gina K

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Cathy Tidwell

Debrah Warner

Donna Idlet

Emily Loggans

Hannah Schroepfer – You’re Here!

Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick

Melanie Muenchinger

Mindy Eggen

Rema DeLeeuw

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore

Stamp n’ Foil Release with Gina K Designs + Giveaway

Ahhh foiling. All those who read my blog posts know that I LOVE sparkle and glitter. And Gina’s foil just radiates with magnificent sparkle. Today we have a new Thermoweb and Stamp n’ Foil Release for y’all!

Look at this amazing tape runner. And it’s Gina’s favorite color too ❤️

Here are the new Stamp N’ Foils:

This one is called “Holly Jolly”.

For my first card, I inked up all the poinsettia and holly images with Gina K Amalgam Ink (the best ink EVER I promise you) on Heavy Base Weight White Cardstock. I then used my Copic markers to color in the images.

The colors for the poinsettia are R27 and R89 (same for the little berries). And for the holly leaves I used G07 and G14. The Heavy Base Weight White Cardstock is my favorite for Copic marker coloring. It absorbs the color wonderfully and blends so well. I stuck the colored images on a piece of Dark Chocolate Cardstock. I used a woodsy embossing folder to give detail to the Dark Chocolate background. I gave it an Ivory layer and adhered it to a Sandy Beach Base and used the Scripty Holiday stamp set to create an elegant greeting at the bottom.

For my next card, I used the string of lights stamp to create a super simple card that would great for mass-producing Christmas cards.

I simply stamped the string in Amalgam Ink and used the small bulb stamp to create a colored Christmas light affect on the card. I always wanted colored Christmas lights on our tree when I was little, but my mom didn’t like them at all so we never had them. So now that I’m an adult I can live out my dream through this card 🙌🏽 I stamped a fun greeting at the bottom and rounded the edges of the paper to add some detail. Then I used my most favorite tool, the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, to add sparkle to each of the bulbs. If any of you read one of my recent blog posts, you remember that I couldn’t quite capture the sparkle from the card with my camera. Well lookie here folks….

My camera is a wizard and it was able to capture that insanely gorgeous sparkle. It made me almost a little too happy haha.

I used the “Christmas” word die for this card’s greeting. I die cut it with Red Hot Cardstock three times using Connect Glue to adhere them to each other. This glue is so strong. Connect Glue could hold together my hopes and dreams. It could hold my life together. There is no better glue. (Yes, it is out of stock right now, so please don’t hate me for this promotion haha.)

This one is called “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. The snowflakes are so elegant and look beautiful when foiled.

I made this card using Distress Oxide Inks for the background. I realized quite late in the game that I used a Distress INK pad instead of OXIDE to blend with the two other oxide colors I was using. So if y’all are wondering why it looks a little different (or a little weird)… that’s why. I just foiled the snowflakes in some Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil. I want my walls covered in the sparkly Fancy Foils. I’m serious.

For this next card, I actually accomplished the look I was going for in the first one and replaced the INK with OXIDE. I gotta learn to actually read labels.

Go take a look at the amazing projects done by other members of the Gina K. team! Don’t forget to comment on each blog so you are in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Thank y’all for stopping by! ❤️🤟🏽

Hugs,

Han

Gina K.

Cathy Tidwell

Donna Idlet

Emily Loggans

Hannah Schroepfer – You are Here!

Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick

Melanie Muenchinger

Mindy Eggen

Rema DeLeeuw

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore

Stamptember Blog Hop

Stamptember!!!!! Welcome again everyone to my blog. And welcome to Stamptember, the fabulous month long stamp party hosted by Simon Says Stamp.

Today I am featuring Joy of the Season by Gina K Designs.

Isn’t that set beautiful? And there are even matching dies to go with it! Another lovely set designed by our lovely Queen Gina K ❤️

For my first two cards I used the beautiful tree line stamp to create a watercolored night scene.

This one is more sunset-like.

You may think I went a little overboard with the “snow”, but I was just going for a realistic Wisconsin winter. All those who live in Wisconsin know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. I just love summer in Wisconsin. Last year it was on a Wednesday.

For this card, I basically just inked up a bunch of snowflakes and stamped them on a white piece of Heavy Base Weight White Cardstock. I stole a couple little snowflakes from my Holiday Wreath Builder set to give more variety. You can use the Wreath Builder stamps in more than just one way, and that’s yet another reason why I love the sets so much.

And for my last card, I inked up the same snowflakes in Amalgam Ink and created a snowy scene using two different colored watercolors. I splattered some white paint on it to create a look of falling snow. I then used the greeting “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it touches.” If this statement is true, Wisconsin has gotta be the prettiest place around.

Go take a look at the amazing projects done by other members of the Gina K. team! Don’t forget to comment on each blog so you are in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

Thank y’all for stopping by! ❤️🤟🏽

Hugs,

Han

Gina K

Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell

Donna Idlet

Emily Loggans

Hannah Schroepfer – You are Here!

Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick

Melanie Muenchinger

Rema DeLeeuw

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore