Friday, June 1, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop!



The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Today we are sharing samples made with two brand new sets, Melanie's Stately Flowers 4 and Tami's Ticket Trio.  Of course, the BIG news is that all of our new sets are available in both deeply etched rubber and high-quality clear photopolymer...that's SO exciting!  You can see all the new products from this release HERE.


My first project is one I've been rolling around in my mind for a while now, and Melanie's new set gave me some of the tools I needed to execute it.  It's an ukulele with a beautiful hibiscus, the state flower of Hawaii.  I really love how it turned out!  Technically, Hawaii's state flower is a pale yellow hibiscus, but this brighter fuchsia-throated one goes so well with our Passionate Pink Pure Luxury card stock, I couldn't resist!

I hand cut the ukulele shape from some white-washed woodgrain paper, cut the sound hole with a Nestabilities circle, then added four Flower Soft wire "strings" through a bridge across the nut and through the headstock, which has four jeweled tuning gears.  Ukuleles have 4 (usually nylon) strings, guitars have 6...so when you can't tell the overall size of the instrument, that's how you can tell which it is!  I wish I would have had a score of Aloha 'Oe to use for the background!  This children's song from an old October Afternoon designer paper pad is what I had on hand, but something Hawaiian would have been much better!

Notes:
Melanie's Stately Flowers 4 (rubber or clear)
Pure Luxury card stock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tim Holtz tea dye and frayed burlap distress inks
Copic markers
dimensional adhesive
Nestabilities classic circles large and scrap of dark designer print for sound hole
October Afternoon music paper
Flower Soft wire
ribbon
jewels


While shopping at the closeout sale at The Enchanted Scrapbook, I found this 7Gypsies ticket holder and just HAD to have it for Tami's newest set, Ticket Trio.  I made them all the same color combo, but with different occasions and accompanying sentiments...so fun!  I love them just like this, but they would make great little card starters!

Notes:
Tami's Ticket Trio (rubber or clear)


My final project for today is one I shared at release party using Tami's Ticket Trio.  Since my birthday is close to the 4th of July, it's in patriotic colors!

Notes:
Tami's Ticket Trio (rubber or clear)
Copic markers
Zva jewels

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

113 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Deb! Love the coloring on the hibiscus!

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  2. Awesome stuff! I love the ticket holder with the tickets! So fun!

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  3. Omgosh, the projects are fab! Can't believe you made your own ukelele! (well, actually I can, that you would!!) It's awesome! Very inspired and I can hear the song playing now looking at your card! :)

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  4. You gals are so talented!! Love that ticket holder and the card with the hibiscus!

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  5. wow, love all of these Deb!! Your card using the flower is just a stunner! What a wonderful idea you had for it! And yes, you NEEDED that ticket holder for this set, lol! I would have too! LOVE IT!

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  6. Really like the card with the music and hibiscus!
    And what cute projects using the tickets!

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  7. Wonderful creative projects, Deb!!

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  8. Fantastic project Deb!! Love the ticket holder idea :)

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  9. Absolutely love the Girls Night Out card! The gal is so...sassy!...Great job!

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  10. What a great job on that ukulele card! So talented.

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  11. What a super set of projects, love the music card, you are so clever to be able to cut the ukulele freehand like that, and so inspired teaming it with the hibiscus flowers. Love your ticket holder and your combo card with Tami's you go girl is brilliant :-)

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  12. What are the cutest things!

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  13. fantastic projects. love them all!

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  14. All three projects are just so unique! Love them all! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  15. Your projects are very creative!

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  16. love that cool ukelele (sp!). clever..that card is fantastic. love the tickets and the adorable girls night out invite!

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  17. Loved your card. Nice work with the Uke and flower. Very creative. Thnx for sharing.
    Hugz, Dottie

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  18. Fantastic card and I love your ticket holder!!!

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  19. Gorgeous! Your cards are just lovely and fun! I especially like all the bling and colors on your card from yesterday...so fun!

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  20. Each time I scrolled farther down, I found another great card! I have to say that I love that ticket holder with the aged looking tickets in it the best though. That would be a wonderful centerpiece on a refreshment table at a movie viewing party or something of that sort. LOVE it!

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  21. Great card ideas. Love the ticket holder and the use of You Go Girl (I think:-))

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  22. How cute is that ticket holder. Perfect with the new set~ Fabulous samples Deb!

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  23. These are all such clever projects. Love how you combined the Ticket Trio with an older set. That ukelele card is stunning.

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  24. Fabulous! I really like your ukelele card.

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  25. Great cards, Deb. That ukeleli is so clever! Wonderful job. Can't wait to get my hands on the Ticket Trio set. That's going to get lots of use!

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  26. What fun projects Deb. boy sometimes we have to improvise and make our own die cuts, love yours paired with some musical paper and the hibiscus. Thisnset is making me want a hibiscus tree. LOL Love what you did with the tickets too. What a neat holder to display them until you need them. Love the hip girl with a big ticket too.

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  27. Wow how Beautiful love the music papers. and the Guitar is super. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  28. totally creative and awesome cards.

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  29. WOW WOW WOW! Love the ukelele card, how utterly clever of you, it is just PERFECT especailly with the sheet music and the hibiscus flower, just wonderful! And the ticket holder is pretty fabulous too, I love stuff like that! TFS!!

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  30. Great cards, I really like the Girls Night Out one.

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  31. Deb - these are so great - love them all!

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  32. Awesome cards! The ticket holder is such a great idea.

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  33. Love the cards...the ticket holder is so cute.

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  34. Very nice cards Deb...each a clever way to use the stamp(s)!

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  35. Amazing cards, Deb! the ukelele card is really a great idea, happy you got it down on paper :o)

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  36. Beautiful cards, love the ukele card

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  37. Love both of your cards Deb!!! What a great find for the tickets, so neat!!

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  38. Your cards are wonderful

    Blessings,
    KathleenR

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  39. I enjoyed your blog and cards! Thanks!

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  40. Love the cards and the ticket holder, so cute!

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  41. Your cards are all so creative, love that. Cute little ticket holder.

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  42. Awesome guitar card and I love the ticket holder.

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  43. They are all great and very creative! Love the ukelele!

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  44. Great ideas and I love the ticket holder!

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  45. Cute, cute cards. Love the ticket holder. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  46. Cute cards. All of us girls need a "night out" Thanks for sharing

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  47. What great projects! I love that you used an older set with one of the new ones, too.

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  48. Everything about this is so great, I love the ukelele with the hibiscus, great card.

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  49. Cute cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Fabulous work! Love the ticket holder and tickets!!

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  51. Love your use of the new stamp sets!

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  52. Not only a beautiful card, but I learned something in the description of it..so, thank you. I also loved your other cards, especially the sassy girl with bling.

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  53. Love the creativity on Ticket Trio!

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  54. gorgeous projects here!!! love the patriotic birthday card!!! stunning!!

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  55. Such cute and creative projects - love the aloha card....so creative. TFS

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  56. I am so impressed with your attention to detail--fussy cutting the flower and building a ukelele from scratch. Wow! I have to get over my laziness and do something like these!

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  57. Well, you are set for tickets for awhile! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Wow! The first card is amazing (although I'm bummed I can't just BUY the ukulele!). The ticket holder is darling as is the card.

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  59. The ticket holder card blew me away. I remember as a kid going to a movie house where my grandparents lived and at the ticket counter, they had the tickets on a shelf. They hung the roll on a dowel and pull them off as purchased.

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  60. Love the ukulele and GNO cards, very clever. The ticket holder is so unique, TFS!

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  61. Wow you did a terrific job with that ukulele, such great embellishing of it, like the music sheet background too! very cool ticket holder too!

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  62. Love all of them. You are so creative.

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  63. Awesome job on the ukulele! I'm going to have my mom bring me back one when she goes to Hawaii. They are so fun to play!!

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  64. Love the ticket holder and adore the ukulele!

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  65. Such a cute ticket holder. The girls night out is really a winner.

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  66. Loved all three projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. You rock! The ticket holder is such a clever idea. It would be cute to use with "reward tickets" for children. I LOVE the girls' night out card too. And your Hawaiian one would be just thing for a girlfriend of mine who performs island dances.

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  68. I appreciate learning the difference between the uke and guitar and love the details you put into your ukelele. I could have used an explanation/history of the ticket holder, too, LOL. Your card using the ticket is wonderful. TFS your many talents.

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  69. Your cards and coloring are terrific, and the
    ticket rack is a really cute idea for reward
    tickets for kids to do their chores. Thanks for
    sharing, take care.

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  70. I like the idea of the Girls Night Out. My daughters and their friends often have these and I can make these cards for them to use. I like the ticket rack idea also. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Love your ukelele card! It is fabulous!

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  72. All of your ideas with these stamps are incredible! Great job!

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  73. Love the idea with the red, white and blue.

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  74. beautiful cards!!!! great job!!!!!
    massey1982@aol.com

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  75. Unique and creative visions for both of these great stamp sets, very fun.

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  76. Oh my! That guitar card is fabulous! I really need that stamp set. TFS!!

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  78. I love the musical card!
    Thanks
    Holly

    silverilex@gmail.com

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  79. OMiGosh your Ukulele card is wonderful what a great idea and a lot of work went to make it. All if your projects are amazing.

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  80. Love your ukulele and hibiscus card especially. Anything with music "stuff" on it appeals to me--good job.

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  81. Nice card and ticket idea. TFS

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  82. I like music "stuff" too. So I really liked your hibiscus card and the girls nite out too.

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  83. Love your cards! So much fun! And what a great home decor item- looks like a fun thing to start a conversation and they can also be used to make cards when you want to change them out- wonderful!

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  84. Such great ideas. Thank you for showing us these ideas.

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  85. Great background for the guitar on your first card. All three projects are very nice!

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  86. Great uses of all of those images. I love the ideas you came up with. Keep inspiring me!

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  87. Super neat cards and love the tickets for future projects. Thanks

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  88. Great ideas, I love your cards - thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. What an inspiration your cards are. They are beautiful, thanks.

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  90. Such fabulous samples Deb! I especially love your ukulele card - so creative!

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  91. These are such creative projects! Awesome!

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  92. Deb,

    Your work is all so lovely and inspiring!! TFS.

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  93. i love the cards and the UKULELE very clever! the hibiscus flower was so striking and beautifully colored and the ticket holder idea was BRILLIANT! Also the girls night out card I love the colors that you used very inspiring! By the way HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY WISHES! Bless You and your family!

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  94. Beautiful projects with tons of fun ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. Love the ukulele card. You put so much detail in it. The Girls Night Out card was very cute too.

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  96. My jaw hit the floor Deb!! That hand cut ukelele is just so dang amazing!!! And that ticket holder....I have to find one of those and CASE you!!

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  97. Thanks for sharing your cards..they're really cute.

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  98. Love your cards and projects Deb fantastic.

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