Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop and DTGD!


Were you able to join us for last night's Gina K Designs release party?  Whew, that forum was hoppin'!  Forget dinner,  bathroom breaks, or even taking your time to reply!  Do that and you're 5 pages behind!  ;) SUCH a blast, so much great inspiration, and a chance to really get to know each other.  I love that!  If you missed it, you can still check it out!  Hey, even if you were there, it all happened so fast that you might want to take another look!

Today we're sharing projects made with the new StampTV kit, Falling for You!  My card also features the Origami Diamond Fold that my dear friend and current SCS Dirty Girl, the Wickedly Wonderful Wendy shared with me for a challenge she's hosting (are you a Fan Club Member?  you need to be!).  This cool fold features a flap that tucks into a little diamond-shaped pocket formed by a few score lines...Wendy's video tutorial is easy to follow and the fold is quick and fun to do!  It starts with an 11-inch square of designer paper.

That cute plaid-bellied frog was stamped on a scrap of white card stock and colored with Copic markers, then cut out and popped up with foam dots.  For the focal image and sentiment panels, I layered some Pure Luxury card stock squares cut and embossed with large and small  classic square Nestabilities.


Another image from the set adds a little interest to the inside.


In this view you see can the little pocket for the flap and what the card looks like when opened.  The little button-embellished gingham bow is for accent only since the diamond-shaped pocket holds everything securely closed.  Thanks, Wendy, for teaching us such a fun, cute fold!


Notes:
Large and small classic square nestabilities
Mono Multi adhesive (I use this glue on nearly every card I make!)
MS edge punch
11-inch square of designer paper*
gingham ribbon
jute thread

*I much prefer the scale of 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 inch printed designer paper pads for card-making but still use 12 x 12 scrap-booking designer paper for making cards with special folds!

There's lots of inspiration here!

70 comments:

  1. This is a terric fold! Great work!

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  2. Oh Deb this is adorable and love the fun fold layout.

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  3. what an adorable card and it helps to have a good stamp and this little guy is cute but have to say love how you have done this card

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  4. What a clever fold card!! That frog is too fun!

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  5. thanks for the link, and the warm welcome last night. I love new folds for cards!

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  6. Wow what a truly beautiful and unusual card, I would love a tutorial on this (hint hint) x

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  7. Great design - totally blew me away with this one last night! Love the colors too.

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  8. Wow - what a fun design, gotta try it!

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  9. Ooh I need to make this type of card. I know some heroes' kid would adore it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Super fun card and oh so pretty!

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  11. Great card. I am seriously loving this frog!

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  12. OH my goodness this is super clever and love that frog and so nice to see an image on the inside1

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  13. Love the card shape and the colors!! Will check out the link to see how to make one.

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  14. You always have the most amazing cards Deb. Love this diamond fold - just to cute.
    Marcie

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  15. What a fabulous card, Deb. I LOVE the design and the paper piecing on that cute little frog....

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  16. What a fun fold! I'm going to have to watch the video for it and give it a try!

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  17. TRULY an amazing design!!! LOVE it!

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  18. a card that surely bring smiles to people!

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  19. This brought back memories of my calligraphy days...thanks for the reminder and the link to the tutorial. I certainly needed the refresher. It's a great fold and your card is great.

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  20. Love your card...and the stamp set!!

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  21. What a great card design and love that little frog and background papers you chose too.

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  22. What a fun card! I've never seen this style before so I'm heading over to see how it's done! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  23. Wonderful card and totally cute image. Love the pop the folds gives the image and how the blue ribbon cheers the design up. WTG love your work.

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  24. Such a cute card - love the plaid and the stripes together. Also will have to try that neat fold - love cards that have a different fold to them. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. What a wonderful card love the design, thank you for sharing it and the chance to win.

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  26. What a great card design! And love the papers and colors you used!

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  27. Cute, cute, cute. Did I say it's cute?

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  28. What a fun and clever card! I love it, Deb and I love the paper and stamp you coordinated to pull it together. Love this new StampTV Kit.

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  29. I love the layout. Very unusual.

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  30. What a great cards!! Love that frog..

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  31. What a cute card, put a smile on my face right away! That frog is just to sweet. Neat fold for a card.

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  32. What an adorable card Deb!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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  33. Such a great job designing and making this great card. Wow!! Aren't Gina K's stamps just the greatest? Thanks for sharing your fine addition to my library of cards....lol. ekc

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  34. Such a wonderfully put together card, Deb. Each hop from blog to blog lands me on another stellar creation! You gals are AMAZING!!!!

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  35. Wow love this card, I've got to check out how to make it!

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  36. SUCH a cute card Deb (and I am a fan club member and hope I can get all my crafty things unpacking in time to play DTGD and Gina's Release challenges too!). LOVE this fancy folded card, the pretty striped paper and the cute froggie image from the the new Stamp TV kit (don't Gina's kits ROCK?!!).

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  37. The paper piecing, the colors you chose, the folding . . . it's all awesome!

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  38. Going to be up late tonight trying to CASE this card - so inspired with this technique, Deb - thanks for sharing! Just bought the StampTV kit - can't wait! Enjoyed looking and finding inspiration from you GinaK ladies!

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  39. Great folded card, Deb, and the simple image is perfect.

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  40. What a cute and creative card. Love it!!!!

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  41. Just love that froggy. Beautiful card!

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  42. Fantastic card and that frog just makes me smile from ear to ear! Love this new stamp set from Gina K Designs!!!

    Hugs,
    Victoria (Vickie) Merrick
    angelicmsn1@aol.com

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  43. Fabulous card! Love the cool folded design and that frog just makes me laugh! This is a super fun card!

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  44. Deb, this is so stinkin' cute! I love that fold and yep I'm a member. Will definately be trying after seeing this card.

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  45. Wonderfully clever card. Normally, I don't like frogs, but this guy is way too cute! You did a great job showcasing him.

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  46. Isn't he a sweetie and i like that folded card. wow.

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  47. Very ingenious! I was wondering how you opened it up! Cute!

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  48. Cute card and I like this fold.

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  49. Love the simplicity of the stamps with the cleverness of the card design

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  50. What an adorable card I love the fancy folding

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  51. Cute card and what a great design :)

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  52. Love the stripes & that cute little frog!

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  53. Really cute card Deb; and this is the first time I've seen this type of fold - thank you for sharing!

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  54. What a complicated & CUTE card!

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  55. Very cute! I watched the video for the fold. Gotta try it...

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  56. Love this folded card! Something I think I would like to try ........ so very effective with the stripped paper.

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  57. So soooo cool! I can't wait to try this fold!

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  58. That frog is adorable!! Awesome folded card!

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  59. Adorable card! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Fantastic design, love your little guy :)

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  61. oooh, it's a little explosion card. Very well done, and love the little froggy on the front.

    (For some reason, Blogger isn't letting me post, so doing it old school with just a name :().

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