Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gina K Designs Inspiration Day 3!


We're showcasing the new StampTV Kit, True Love, today, and it is one of my favorite sets of this release!

I have a thing for typewriters!  It's nostalgic and sentimental. When I was growing up, my dad, a pharmacist, owned a Rexall drug store, and there were several typewriters and cash registers there. I have such fond memories of going to the store after school, hanging out with my dad and Mr. Budge, eating Tom's Peanut Butter Logs and PayDay's, sitting on the floor with my friends reading comic books and looking through all the racks of lipstick and nail polish.  One look at a typewriter and this flood of warm childhood memories comes rushing back!

Naturally, that made this typewriter stamp the first thing I inked up from this kit!  I used a nestabilities label die to cut a shape for the top of the pocket, which holds some littles tab-topped manilla pages...the tabs spell out "I love you" using images from Tami's Calendar Bits and Pieces.  The typewriter was stamped on one of the pages, colored with Copics, then cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  I love the designer paper with all the highlighted words and text-speak...SO cute!  

Notes:
True Love patterned paper 
Copic markers
flower
recycled ribbon

87 comments:

  1. What a clever pocket on this card. Beautiful project.

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  2. I too have typewriter memories and your card is so creative with the pocket card approach just like filing cabinets.Thanks for the hop!

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  3. So beautiful, Deb! Love the flower/ribbon detail.

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  4. Beautiful card Deb. That typewriter is so cute.

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  5. Cute card - and adding the folder tabs at top - just perfect!

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  6. Beautiful card!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this stamp set!

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  7. great work - everything just comes together

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  8. The little tabs are so darling!

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  9. Cute card and thanks for the idea for using the Nestibilities...love it!

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  10. I loved your reminiscing, (it took me back with you.) Its so sweet and heartwarming to go back to the good ole days. Very pretty card too by the way.

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  11. Very clever card. Love the red accents. Hugz, Dottie

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  12. What a cool and delightful card. Love how the patterned paper goes so well with all the images.

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  13. Deb- I was blown away by this card at the release party- and I still think it is magnificent!

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  14. love your color combination. soft but still warm

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  15. What a great card, Deb. So nice that it can bring back such good memories for you.

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  16. Fabulous cards. Love the tabs on top. That is a genius idea!

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  17. Love this card. I love the tabbed folders..they're perfect with the typewriter.

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  18. Wonderful--I like the tab topped I Love You

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  19. Very unique card! Love the tabs!

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  20. That's cute the way you made it look like file folders. I just love the whole thing!

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  21. I really like the tab effect on the card. So cute! TFS.
    HNY!

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  22. Wow, what a great card. I am so loving this set. Your ribbon and flowers are awesome. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  23. Love your card, Deb and your story to go with it, so sweet!

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  24. Oh, Deb - what a lovely card. How did you get the idea for the file folder tabs? Brilliant! Reminds me of the old office days (don't ask when). Hugs!

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  25. such cute stamps! and lovely use in your card.

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  26. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL design Deb, Gorgeous card!!!!!

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  27. Great shabby card. I love it.Thanks

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  28. such a sweet card, lovelt colors.love the idea of the manila folder

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  29. What a fun card and a sweet memory! Love the way you used file tabs!

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  30. an unusual card that is so special. Thanks for sharing. My dad had one as well, and it does bring back memories, but would never have thought of what you did.

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  31. A sweet card! I love the little typewriter...use to type on one of those when I worked at a insurance company, my first real job!

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  32. Super fun card, the file folders are a wonderful touch, clever little details!

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  33. Like the file folder idea - may have to CASE this one!

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  34. Ohhh love the frilly!! And the file tab design is so cool!

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  35. Thks for the story. I love typewriters too! Gorgeous folder.

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  36. Adorable, original & creative!

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  37. How fun! What a wonderful memory!

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  38. Love this adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love the unusual shapes that u have used to produce a fab card

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  40. Really clever card and I really like your file folders.

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  41. Enjoyed the story. Really
    cute card.
    Gladys R.

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  42. Very special card-thanks for sharing your memories!

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  43. Nice card and colors are very pretty

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  44. Very cute card. I'm also nostalgic when it comes to typewriters. I'd love to get my hands on this set, just for the typewriter. I also like the way you stamped I LOVE YOU simulating file folders. Very clever.

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  45. Really lovely card and such a clever design.TFS.

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  46. Wonderful card, I think it always come through when inspired from a true memory! Thanks for sharing

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  47. A stroke of genius to include little "file folders" with the old-fashioned typewriter. It reminds me of my early days in the workplace. LOVE this card!

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  48. Love your idea for this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Love your typewriter card, Deb. Great looking card.

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  50. That typewriter image is getting a lot of play time today. Great card.

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  51. What a great card and great memories-thanks for sharing them with us!

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  52. Those little tabs at the top are so perfect with the image. Isn't it funny how things bring back memories.

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  53. Great memories! TFS! And I love the little file folders at the top of your cute card!

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  54. What a clever card. Perfect match of flower and paper.

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  55. Lovely. And having an image evoke such wonderful memories is a pleasant bonus!

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  56. Very cute card! I love your idea to use a nesty to cut in the pocket. The typewriter & tabs spelling out a message is very cute!

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  57. The cards and designers in this blog hop are TOP NOTCH! I am loving this!

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  58. Oh, forgot to mention..homeschooling mom here too! :)

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  59. What a creative idea! Love the file folder theme and the ribbon and flower are gorgeous.

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  60. What a great card.I love the colors you used.

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  61. Oh goodness gracious this is beautiful.

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  62. Deb, cute card! Loved the file folders and the ribbon w/flower!

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  63. This is stunning Deb! I love the flower and ribbon too, they set the whole thing off.I love the typewriter stamp in this set. Most young people these days look at you crazy-like when you say 'typewriter'. They have no idea what it means!

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  64. Love the little tabbed cards-might have to copy them :)

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  65. Awesome card Deb! You are so clever to add the typed tabs! Great job!

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  66. I do adore that little typewriter image and the colors you selected for it too Deb. The tabs at the top are a cool effect, very original!

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  67. Love the colors. Your card is beautiful. Hugs, Teresa

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  68. Cute card! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  69. Very gorgeous project! love the colors and design.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  70. Your card is adorable! Wonderful technique!

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  71. A darling card for someone special! Love the dp used--so fitting with the typewriter image. Very creative and attractively done!

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  72. I love the file folders in the card! great design! So different and awesome!

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  73. This is incredibly inventive! Love the office theme.

    Shala

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  74. I really really like the way you made it look like there was files behind the paper and typewriter. Great job.

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  75. Its like the most famous opinion here, but i would still like to mention how clever that typewriter thingy is! nice work...

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  76. this one is it...layers, cute, pleasing to the eye! thanks, con

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  77. I love your card, but I loved the memories of when you were a little girl that you shared. Those are very sweet memories and I love hearing people's remembrances of their childhoods. Happy New Year! Best, Curt

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