Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspiration Hop!


Hi, and welcome to Gina K Designs' Inspiration Hop!  It's the first day of a three day extravaganza of card-making ideas!  Today we're previewing two newly released full-sized stamp sets, as well as two of our new Duo stamp sets.

Stately Flowers is the first stamp set in a series that Melanie has begun, which will feature the names and flowers of all 50 states!   My first card features the California poppy.  I love the cheerful colors and loose, open shape of these flowers...in fact, I love them so much that our china is a poppy Villeroy and Boch design named Amapola.  I am really looking forward to traveling to California for CHA at the end of January!

Notes:
Melanie's Stately Flowers
Basic Grey Picadilly designer paper
Copic markers
May Arts ribbon, twine
paper roses
Kaiser Craft bling


Make a Statement is a companion set for Stately Flowers.  Since my husband is retired USN, I couldn't resist making a patriotic card.  Even with all of the difficult times America has been having lately, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!  (I am wondering if I can talk Melanie into a "Cajun Country" sentiment since that's where I'm from!)  ;)  This layout is an adaptation of Fall-to Layout 167.

Notes:
Basic Grey designer paper "solids"
Nestabilities hearts, scalloped hearts
small star brads
"squeeze" tiny tag die
Copic multi-liner
Thickers letters (colored with a Copic marker)
May Arts twine

If you scroll down to yesterday's release party invite, you can see the card I made using the Close Knit Friends Duo and read the story behind the design!

Here are the designers sharing projects made with today's featured sets!

86 comments:

  1. Such a nice way of displaying this beautiful flower.

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  2. Deb - beautiful samples! Love the perfect color combo on your USA card!

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  3. Gorgeous poppy & I love the USA card!

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  4. Two totally different card styles, but love them both!

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  5. I gotta say, I think that is the best darn patriotic card I have ever seen! And not 'cause it's my stamps, it's you!! How gorgeous is that ribbon treatment you did and I love how you did the tag, also!

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  6. Gorgeous cards! The yellow is stunning! I love your patriotic card! I am with you...wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I used to live in Cajun Country!!!

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  7. Loved both of the cards. Favorite is the Poppy card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Great cards, Deb! The ribbon on your first is awesome and I love the patriotic themed card!

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  9. Both of your cards are beautiful.

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  10. I'm proud to be from the USA too! This card is spectacular and makes me proud just looking at it ... fabulously done! Your stately flowers are gorgeous and showcased beautifully on your card!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful cards. Especially love the flowers. Great work as always.

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  12. Beautiful cards, even tho I am British I do envy you pride in your country, and the ribbon on the first one is so beautiful : )

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  13. Love your creations... thanks for sharing

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  14. What a beautiful card with the flower!

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  15. Love these Deb! That yellow poppy card is stunning and Love the USA card!! Hugs

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  16. Your state/flower card is beautiful and I like the patriotic twist on the 2nd card.

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  17. Great cards - love what you did with the USA card!

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  18. Love your poppy with that label and bow and the paper you used!

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  19. I especially like the poppy card and the way you incorporated the ribbon tag. Thanks for these lovely cards.

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  20. So love yourr Poppy card...the coloring, your style and that Bow! Wow!

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  21. wow! what beautiful poppies you have created. I can't wait to get my stamp sets after seeing all these gorgeous ideas from the blog hop. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  22. Those are really beautiful cards. ^_^ I wish I have the money to buy those stamps.

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  23. Fantastic cards Deb!! Your coloring is out of this world :)

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  24. Gorgeous CA Poppy card Deb! You nailed the color of the CA Poppy perfectly. I think you are now an honorary Californian! I also like your FTL patriotic card also. You nailed this one.

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  25. Great release as always and I don't know how you do it, but your card designs are always so wonderful. Absolutely love the Pround to be from the USA!!!!
    Marcie

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  26. Really like your poppy card and especially love the use of the heart on your Texas card.
    Nice!

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  27. How Beautiful is this. I love both cards. the colors and papers are the best love the flowers and the ribbon and blong add that pop fctor. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  28. How Beautiful is this. I love both cards. the colors and papers are the best love the flowers and the ribbon and blong add that pop fctor. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  29. Love the way you colored that poppy. And your patriotic card is wonderful. I absolutely love the tiny tag you used to add "the" to the sentiment.

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  30. Wow... that poppy is beautiful.

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  31. Gorgeous cards! Love the USA card!!

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  32. Beautiful cards that you've made with these stamps.

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  33. love them but I'm especially found of the poppy!

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  34. Pretty cards especially the one with the flower

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  35. Love the bg you used on the poppy card. that stamp set is a must have! :)

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  36. Such a wonderful post filled with gorgeous creations! I adore your poppy card... so bright and cheery! Thanks for sharing on the hop!
    hugs and blessings, from Australia,
    Pauline

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  37. I love both cards, the colors are stunning. The USA card is very special to send to a soldier.

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  38. I love the country/Americana feel of the USA card!

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  39. That poppy card is just stunning, Deb!

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  40. I really love both cards and your patriotic card really speaks to me!

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  41. Your two cards are so different - but both are beautiful! The first is so lovely and the second is ruggedly masculine. Cool!

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  42. Relly nice cards! I couldn't agree with you more. We appreciate your husband's service!

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  43. Love the colors and designs that you have used to really showcase the stamp sets. Amazing coloring on your Poppy.

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  44. Your cards are just beautiful, especially the poppies. Great job!!!

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  45. Deb, an absolutely gorgeous stately flower card....wow!

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  46. LOVE your USA card, so rustic and natural looking, well done! TFS!!!

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  47. Love those poppies, your USA card and those "knitting needles"!!! Super cute!

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  48. Your poppy card is just beautiful! Love the look of the map card, which is perfect for a guy, too.

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  49. Very pretty coloring on the flower and the patriotic card is a WOWZER ! ! ! TFS!!
    Jean McGee

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  50. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  51. Great cards, Deb! The poppies are beautiful; fantastic coloring n them!

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  52. Lovely cards. I love the way you used the poppy stamp!

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  53. Hi, Deb - your colors on the poppies are sooo realistic! Nice work!

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  54. Absolutely beautiful poppy card Deb! And that is one awesome patriotic card - makes me proud and I'm Canadian!

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  55. Great patriotic card, great design, love the poppie card too. Great style!

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  56. That poppy image is turning out to be my favorite! I really like the little tack image, too. Great job!

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  57. I can just see so many fun cards with both those sets! Great job! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  58. Wow... nice card, thanks for sharing

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  59. Loved your use of the ribbon slide, beautiful compliment for your poppy!

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  60. Great cards.Really love the USA card.

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  61. Great job! I really like the flower card...TFS!

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  62. Oh those Poppies are soooo beautiful!!! And the patriotic design is fabulous!!

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  63. your first card is gorgeous!! the second one is so cool and creative, great patriotic card!

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  64. ... you got it right..way to WOW us..
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  65. Super versatile sets with lovely images! It is so fun to see all the different projects they can make. Thanks for the inspiration!]



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Very pretty colors on your poppy card and I love your USA card! Great colors & layout, very nice!

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  67. Judy I, St. Louis MODecember 2, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Beautiful. I love how you colored the poppy.

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  68. your poppy card is just ever so sweet and your patriotic card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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  69. Great cards--I like the heart on the USA card.

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  70. Both these cards are great, but that second one is just to die for! It looks so vintage, and love the stitching, distressing, tag, brads, just perfect!

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  71. Very pretty floral - great matching! Both cards are so well done!

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