Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage Borders Blog Hop

I love Nina's set, Vintage Borders! My favorite image in the set is the music border, but I love them all and will probably wear them out making Christmas cards. Right now, though, I'm feeling the pressure of preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, so I decided to use this set to make a pretty easel card to display our Thanksgiving dinner menu.

I started with the Vivaldi font in MS Publisher to print the menu on Pure Luxury card stock (yay! it went through my printer...sometimes my printer is finicky!) and then embossed a flourish at the bottom with gold superfine detail embossing powder. This was matted with a narrow border of gold metallic paper, and then symmetrically placed onto a pretty Fall designer print. I love the formality that the symmetry brings to this simple design. For the inside, I repeated the matted layers, then added a gold embossed, pearl-studded border and a satin bow. A single larger pearl holds the card fully upright when it is opened.

I just got confirmations from our guests, so I'll be making some pretty place cards to match this card! We have so much to be thankful for! I am happy to celebrate! Blessings to you and yours for the entire holiday season and the year to come!

How about some more inspiration with the Vintage Borders stamp set? First, check in with the Illustrator of this versatile stamp set, our Senior Designer Nina Bracket and her friend Lisa Hjulberg joining in the blog hop tonight.

Then, stop by these GinaK Designer's & Center Stage Spotlight blogs for even more samples:

Asela, Carolyn, Cindy, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Melanie, Tami, and Theresa


Before you finish hopping, be sure to check in on GinaK's blog to enter your comment for a chance to win Nina's Vintage Borders stamp set. If you already have purchased Nina's set, you can substitute any GinaK Designs stamp set valued at $23.95 or less.

For those of you are who looking for a quick and easy Christmas card idea, check out the Vintage Borders Card Kit available online in GinaK's store tonight. The Kit includes the step by step tutorial as well as all the card stock cut to the exact measurements needed to make 4 cards. For more details and photos of this card kit, see Jessica Fick's blog link as well as this Class Kit link.

24 comments:

  1. what a stunning menu....great idea!

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  2. Deb, this is gorgeous! What a fabulous idea! Count on one more for dinner. :)

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  3. Wow! What a gorgeous easel card!!! It's perfect for a menu card and so very elegant!

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  4. How wonderfully clever. What time am I supposed to arrive for dinner???

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  5. what a great idea deb! i might be casing this!!

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  6. Love your card Deb! I've been wanting to try one of those easel cards.

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  7. Deb- this is just amazing!
    I've never seen an easel card before. I just love how you decorated it.
    could you please tell me where I could find instructions on how to make one. I would love to make this for my thanksgiving Table.
    Wonderful creativity and workmanship Deb!
    Thank you for sharing your project. I do appreciate it.

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  8. Wow this easel card is awesome. Great Job. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Clever! This rocks! Very smart and beautiful too. ~ky

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  10. That is a beautiful easel card and showcases the border set wonderfully!!!

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  11. Oh wow, what a great idea for the Thanksgiving table. It's gorgeous! I would love to see the place cards, too.

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  12. Wow, Deb...not only am I impressed with your beautiful project, but also impressed that your Thanksgiving guest have a menu to look at. Our family goggles up the food so fast, they don't have time to look at a menu! HA!

    Your project is just beautiful and the easel card is just perfect for your menu!

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  13. so elegant! love the easel design for a menu!

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  14. Wow, Deb! What a fantastic idea! Your Thanksgiving menu easel card is gorgeous! Very elegant design!

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  15. I LOVE this card!!! The colors are beautiful!!!

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  16. Deb! I LOVE this - I have got to try this technique. Your card is gorgeous!

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  17. This is just beautiful Deb! Love the colors and so pretty!

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  18. Wow! Deb, this is awesome! I love making the easel cards and yours is just gorgeous! It's perfect for Thanksgiving.

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  19. Holy moly, Deb, that's STUNNING!! WOWWWW! So elegant!

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  20. What a fabulous idea this is Deb......and how beautiful too! TFS!

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  21. This is just stunning, Deb!! Such a clever use of the easel card!! I just made my first easel card today (will post it Monday)...they are soooo fun!!

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